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  • Filling in the blanks at James Fort

    Filling in the blanks at James Fort
    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...
  • Early Jamestown had way with mud

    Early Jamestown had way with mud
    More than 400 years after America’s first permanent English settlement rose from the ground, archaeologists are combining local clay, loam and black needle rush grass in an experimental effort to recreate the unique method used to construct some...
  • Footprint of 1608 Jamestown church revealed

    Footprint of 1608 Jamestown church revealed
     Few patches of ground looked less promising when student archaeologists began probing the center of historic James Fort toward the end of their 2010 summer field school.     Scoured out by slaves for the construction of a Confederate earthwork, the...
  • The Oscars on TV: Feb. 17 - 27

     
    For those who just can't wait until the Feb. 27 Oscar telecast and can't get enough of Amy, Christian, Colin, Annette, Geoffrey, Hailee, Javier, Helena, Jeff, Jennifer, Jesse and all the rest, listed below are some highlights of movies, series,......
  • Who the hell is that? René-Robert Cavalier de la Salle

     
    Who's that guy who stands a gallant watch over the complicated intersection of Clark Street and the street that bears his namesake, LaSalle? Hint: It's not Captain Morgan....
  • People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more

    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. Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • City Guide: James City

    America began in the 17th century when John Smith and his globe-trotting troupe of Europeans landed on the shore of the James River in what would become James City County. Still there are the remains of the original English settlement on Jamestown...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....
  • The City of Portsmouth, Virginia

    Portsmouth's roots are steeped in maritime and military history. Capt. John Smith surveyed Portsmouth back in 1608, a year after the first English colony was established at Jamestown. Col. William Crawford founded the city in 1752, and British Gen....
  • What lies beneath Fort Monroe?

    What lies beneath Fort Monroe?
    — Treasure hunters. The bomb squad. Even garbage collectors. Each description is applicable to contractors scouring Fort Monroe for unknown pieces of metal buried underwater at the historic Army post. The task, part of the Army's effort to...
  • Jamestown Settlement exhibit explores Powhatan's village

    Jamestown Settlement exhibit explores Powhatan's village
    The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds. But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads and...