| May 16, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The 3,000-mile water and land trail network created to relive the Chesapeake Bay's 17th century exploration by English colonists is about to grow still larger.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis are slated to...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things.
It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
If Maryland is "America in Miniature," then the Patuxent River is the linkage for that miniature America. It is the largest and longest river whose watershed lies completely within the state. It traverses dense woodlands and farm villages of the Piedmont,...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The Story of America
Essays on Origins
Princeton University Press: 416 pp, $27.95
For Jill Lepore, a Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, the story of America is part myth,...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Has the spirit world taken up residence in your home or neighborhood? No? You sure about that? No eerie moans whistling through your hallways? No strange sightings on your local highways and byways? Nothing going bump in the deepest, darkest hours of...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The Fiddler on Pantico Run:
An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family
Free Press: 304 pp, $25.99
Joe Mozingo's captivating debut, "The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:34 AM
A pair of breeding ospreys nesting on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science water tower received names Tuesday: `Coleman' and `Bridgette.'
The ospreys are having their lives documented in a live feed found here: http://bit.ly/iiLdMy. VIMS offered a...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
| Dec 16, 2012
The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany.
Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay'slong-suffering "smart" buoys, which have come back after being shot up and hit by boats and ships, now face perhaps their most serious threat yet - the budget knife.
President Obama's spending plan for fiscal 2013 proposes cutting the...
| Jul 4, 2012
When a place reaches as far back as Jamestown, the dirt can teem with secrets.
Nearly every time archaeologists open a hole on this ancient stretch of riverfront land, they find a jumbled puzzle of subterranean clues reflecting every change that has...