| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Editor's note: This week's Writers' Block column is being written by staff writer Ann M. Efimetz.
The season of summer reading is upon us.
Blockbusters aren't just movies. Online booksellers have editor's picks suggesting titles that can entertain and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
One of English America’s most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:37 AM
The president of Washington College announced Tuesday that he will step down this fall to take a new post in Virginia.
Mitchell B. Reiss, who has led the college in Chestertown for four years, will become the new CEO and president of the Colonial...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering a discount on single-day admission tickets through Groupon.
Through the Groupon deal, visitors can buy a Colonial Williamsburg ticket for $22 for adults or $11 for children, which is a 50 percent discount.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
With the dreadful weather that's spread across much of the country this winter, even into the usually balmy South, thoughts of spring might seem like a fantasy.
But spring break really is on the horizon. It's a nebulous term, though, with getaways...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Phyllis Patterson, who with her husband, Ron, originated the Renaissance Pleasure Faire as a summer class in her Laurel Canyon backyard before it grew into a national corset-and-codpiece phenomenon, has died in a Marin County hospital. She was 82....
| May 25, 2014
Does just the thought of preparing lunches for the kids every day wear you out? Well, pity the culinary students at the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula who turn out more than 1,200 meals every weekday morning.
The Foodbank workers are actually a...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
No student of Blackbeard can explore the nearly 300-year-old legend of one of history's most notorious brigands long before realizing that it's riddled by exaggeration and invention.
Just six years after the infamous buccaneer's death in 1718, a shadowy...
| May 31, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The Run for the Dream 8K wound through historic Williamsburg on Saturday for its fourth straight year. The run, and Sunday's half marathon, benefit An Achievable Dream and Wounded Warriors programs.
Sunday's half marathon begins at 7 a.m. at Colonial...
| May 18, 2014
Each spring, the Virginia Arts Festival offers dozens of performances throughout Hampton Roads. For several days during that period, the spotlight falls on Williamsburg.
Festival Williamsburg, a festival within a festival, will take place Thursday May...