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  • Blackbeard's legend gets new wrinkles

    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...
  • Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week

    Festival Williamsburg offers a variety of musical experiences in the coming week
    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...
  • Milestone day for religious freedom

    Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records. But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Living Here: Museums and galleries

    Living Here: Museums and galleries
    From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, art abounds in Hampton Roads. Art museums 1. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Nationally acclaimed American folk art collection...
  • Living Here: Shopping

    Living Here: Shopping
    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
  • Media Day is an 'Only in America' testament to diversity and excess

    NEWARK — There were those who were definitely looking for attention at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, like the guy dressed in Colonial Williamsburg-type garb or the fellow from Denmark who was dressed as the Where's Waldo character. But Joe...
  • Real 'Downton Abbey' countess comes to Colonial Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG — The real-life tenant of "Downton Abbey" will be in Williamsburg next month. Colonial Williamsburg and WHRO are hosting Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle, the real-life setting for Masterpiece'...
  • Historic Area tailors undertake epic effort to recreate Washington's tent

    Historic Area tailors undertake epic effort to recreate Washington's tent
    Williamsburg's blacksmiths and tinsmiths weren't the only tradesmen that had to ramp up production for the Revolution. So many militiamen mobilized for the war in 1775 that their camp just north of town stretched all the way from the Capitol to the...
  • Famous avant-garde artist Georgia O'Keeffe shakes up 1930s Williamsburg

    Famous avant-garde artist Georgia O'Keeffe shakes up 1930s Williamsburg
    Georgia O'Keeffe was already a world-renowned Modern artist when she returned to her family's former home in Williamsburg to receive an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary on May 7, 1938. But to many residents of this small Southern...