| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:09 PM
Tabb High boys basketball coach Doug Baggett didn't make it official, but he said Wednesday that he expects to return for another season as the Tigers coach. Baggett has said for months that he plans to retire from teaching this year, but has leaned...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:21 AM
Even as we grumble about the inescapability of ’16 election talk (especially since we still have a 2015 state election to get through) it’s hard for political junkies to resist a poll and so: Quinnipiac University’s latest swing state...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:06 AM
It's early days yet, but that never stops a true political junkie from asking: "Well, who do you like in the '16 election?" The answer, in Virginia, for now, seems to be Hillary.
Clinton beats every Republican hopeful in head-to-head matchups, the...