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  • Questions and answers for Jamestown cannibalism case

    Questions and answers for Jamestown cannibalism case
    Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
  • A cradle of slavery on the York

    When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule. African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
  • Directory of Peninsula-area sports summer camps

    Baseball 3D Sports/Ozzie Smith Sports Academy. A.I.M. baseball hitters camps: 9 a.m.-noon July 8-13, Spratley Middle School, Hampton, and July 15-19, Hines Middle School, Newport News. For ages 8-14; cost $119. Info: 3dsportsinc.info. Apprentice...
  • Cheap summer fun

    Cheap summer fun
    Pool memberships, theme park passes, museum tickets — keeping up with Hampton Roads' best attractions can get expensive. Here are some frugal ways to fill the days this summer. See a movie The Hampton family movie series has moved to Mill...
  • Toano 'mom on wheels' a finalist for prize

    Toano 'mom on wheels' a finalist for prize
    Patty Kunze, 51, and her husband, Frank, were on a pizza run for their son and his friends four years ago when their car was T-boned. Patty was on the passenger side, wearing a seat belt, when the impact came, sending the car in to a series of flips. With...
  • With apartments gone, historians wonder what is below Harbor Square

    With apartments gone, historians wonder what is below Harbor Square
    HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown. But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
  • Sarah Osborn, 14, earns gold medal in USA Shooting Junior Olympic national championships | Community news

    Sarah Osborn wanted to take another shot at competing in small-bore .22 rifle shooting. Why not? The 14-year-old Hampton shooting phenom already had won national honors in air rifle. This included winning individual silver and bronze medals in her age...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military for Memorial Day

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission to military for Memorial Day
    During Memorial Day weekend, military members and their families will receive free admission to Colonial Williamsburg. The annual offer, which is open to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their families, will take place Friday,...
  • A perfect afternoon getaway at Chowning's Tavern

    A perfect afternoon getaway at Chowning's Tavern
    Fantastic Find: Virginia pulled pork sandwich Price: $8.50 Where to Go: Chowning's Tavern Address: 109 East Duke of Gloucester Street, near the Courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg 229-2141; www.history.org/visit/diningExperience/chownings Hours: Lunch 11:...
  • History of the city of Williamsburg

    History of the city of Williamsburg
    Williamsburg is one of America?s first planned cities, laid out more than 300 years ago under Gov. Francis Nicholson. The design of this ?new and well-ordered city? covering 220 acres reflected its eminence on the continent as the capital of the largest...
  • Folk portraits span range of approaches

     Folk portraits span range of approaches
    Nearly 173 years after the invention of photography transformed the way we see ourselves and the world, it can be hard to understand the simple folk art portraits through which so many Americans of the late 1700s and early 1800s hoped to be remembered....