| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
To some, NaNoWriMo might sound like a language from a science-fiction movie or the name of a not-so-famous dinosaur. But those in the writing community know that NaNoWriMo is the abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month, an annual race to complete...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:27 AM
This weekend is a busy one. All of the following events take place Saturday, Nov. 1:
- Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Virginia's poet laureate from 2006-08, will be at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center on Saturday to read from "The Embrace: Diego Rivera and...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Halloween falls on a Friday this year, and there’s no Halloween like a Friday Halloween.
But for some folks, Halloween isn’t one night – it’s a full season.
Here’s a look at some of the places you can visit in Hampton...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
B IS FOR BUTTERSWORTH. One of 19th-century America's most celebrated maritime painters will be the focus of an intriguing new exhibit when "B is for Buttersworth, F is for Forgery: Solve a Maritime Art Mystery" opens Saturday at The Mariners' Museum. Made...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Newport News City Council will soon consider whether to alter its mobile food vendor ordinance, after hearing from vendors at every council meeting since its rollout Sept. 1, many claiming the new rules have hurt their businesses.
| Oct 11, 2014
What a week — the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital; EnterovirusD68, a respiratory virus that has hospitalized thousands of children across the country, was confirmed in Hampton Roads; and local health...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:41 PM
**Lafayette’s Adriana Hooks took first place among girls Wednesday as the Rams’ boys and girls won a race that also included Tabb and Jamestown.
Hooks finished the 3.1-mile Eastern State Hospital course in 19 minutes, 33...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:16 AM
THURSDAY, OCT. 9
- 6 to 9 p.m. Sofia Starnes, Virginia's poet laurate from 2012-14, will read from "The Nearest Poem Anthology" at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Joining her will be several local contributors to the collection. An open-mic reading of...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place on Oct. 11, at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News.
Event organizers have placed pink ribbons that will stay on the Lions at Lions' Bridge throughout the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:13 PM
A century after the James Adams Floating Theatre presented its first performances in the waterfront hamlets of Hampton, Smithfield and Mathews, the sensational allure of the 132-foot-long traveling playhouse has mostly faded.
But only rarely in the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:46 PM
When the English settlers at Jamestown encountered their first Chesapeake Bay log canoe in the early 1600s, they knew a good thing when they saw it.
Though they soon discovered that the narrow, somewhat unstable craft took some practice to get into...