| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Stan Sexton called just before 3:30 p.m., the most difficult part of his days these last five weeks.
"I have to be honest," he said. "Every afternoon about this time, depression sets in."
Phoebus High was 47-2 in Sexton's three-plus seasons as head...
| Mar 31, 2012
In a world where slick bumper sticker maxims are often mistaken for profound thinking, it can be hard to get past the time-worn cliche about teachers.
Playwright George Bernard Shaw said it first. But satirist H.L. Mencken said it better. And since...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company are teaming up to present "Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue," this summer.
Performances of the World War II-era song and dance show will take place May 31 through July 8 on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin in...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Virginia's first football game in Hampton Roads was in 1900 against North Carolina. The Cavaliers defeated the Tar Heels 17-0 in Norfolk.
Virginia's most recent contest in these parts was in 1976 against VMI, also in Norfolk. The Cavaliers lost 13-7.
| May 19, 2013
The rejections stung, sure. They always do. But Ronald Curry had overcome far more, and a few job interviews that didn't pan out weren't about to discourage him.
"Everything happens for a reason," he said Friday afternoon. "That's how I've always...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:15 PM
You don't have to be a student of drawing to like what Mary Lee Ruff can do with a pencil.
Time and time again over the past few years, this talented Charles H. Taylor Arts Center instructor has demonstrated that — when it comes making art —...
| Sep 7, 2014
The unofficial start of the Virginia Symphony season has been in full swing with a terrific lineup of free outdoor concerts throughout Hampton Roads.
The series began with four concerts over the Labor Day weekend in Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton and...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The supposedly lost art of free throw shooting is alive and well at Tabb High. During a stretch of slightly more than two games last week, the Tigers made a state record 35 consecutive free throws.
The Tigers made all 13 of their free throws in a 76-...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Last week, Christopher Newport University completed it's annual Food for Thought food drive on behalf of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
There to help put a cap on the drive was Smithfield Foods, who donated a whopping 10,000 pounds of protein, which a...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:43 AM
"Environmental Impact," a traveling exhibit at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, is intended to highlight what can happen when man interacts with Earth.
And sometimes that’s not pretty.
Mountaintops blasted off for mining,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:21 AM
That wave that Ed Gillespie spoke off after filling up on waffles at Angelo's on J. Clyde for his last day of campaigning was a real thing -- or so this tidbit from Christopher Newport University's Quentin Kidd suggests.
Kidd and his student pollsters...