| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Get the picture?
When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Where, oh, where are all my birds this winter?
Bluebirds seldom nibble on the freeze-dried meal worms, while woodpeckers and bluejays practically ignore the chopped nuts.
I faithfully check the feeders, but they seldom need replenishing. During past...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:52 AM
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O’Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid...
| Oct 19, 2013
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:18 AM
National parks will waive admission costs on Monday, Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Locally, national parks include Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield. You can find a complete list of national parks that will waive fees on the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The autumn color bonanza in the western part of Virginia may have passed, but it's not too late to enjoy the chromatic display here in the east. Here are tips to help you get the most from a foliage field trip.
* Don't delay. Typically, the peak leaf...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Dozens of local and national retailers and restaurants are offering discounts and freebies to veteran and active duty military members for Veterans Day.
Here is a look at some of them.
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans and their...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:06 PM
We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer.
May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring line items from state and local budgets.
Thousands of tourists descend upon Yorktown each the year.
During the winter months, sightseers are on their own. But from April to October, they...
| 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...