| 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.
| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Hurricane Irene hasn't made landfall yet and it's already wreaking havoc on air travel along the East Coast. Many airlines have already begun cutting flights planned for the weekend. Almost all of the major carriers are also offering to waive fees for...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:10 PM
As Penn State's football empire crumbles under most vile circumstances, Matt Kelchner watches sadly from afar and wonders if a man he's revered for more than 40 years is a fraud.
Kelchner, Christopher Newport University's head coach, grew up in...
| 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 24, 2013
Hampton painter Christi Harris is nothing if not an artist who knows how to get the most out of unpromising subject matter.
Driven by her interest in domestic artifacts and her diabetic family's inexplicable appetite for seductively decorated pastry,...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Like many other places in eastern Virginia at the end of the Civil War, most of the records documenting Warwick County's long, long past had been reduced to ashes.
What hadn't been looted by curious Union soldiers during the month-long 1862 Siege of...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:19 AM
It's another busy week coming up for Hampton Roads readers!
UPDATED/CORRECTED Sept. 17
Tonight's lecture on tattooing and author talk about "The Collection" by Pops and Kathy Maguire will take place at the Mariners' Museum main lobby, 100 Museum Drive,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Hampton Roads reader events for the week of Sept. 9-15 include poetry readings, virtual author meet-and-greets and tickets for upcoming author talks.
- Beginning Tuesday (Sept. 9), pick up tickets to attend the Thursday, Oct. 9 talk and book signing...