| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Scotty McCreery, the young country singer from North Carolina who rose to fame as the champion on season 10 of "American Idol," will play the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News in January, the venue announced on Wednesday morning.
| Aug 17, 2014
Parents and students filled the streets, sidewalks and lawns for move-in weekend at Christopher Newport University on Saturday as the student body settled in for another academic year.
Station wagons, minivans and pickup trucks all pulled up to the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Last month, Séverine Sokol took over as the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Newport News, the first woman to hold the role on a permanent basis there. She succeeded interim Rabbi Lawrence Forman, rabbi emeritus of Ohef Sholem Temple in Norfolk, who led the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:45 PM
It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:40 AM
In 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point admitted its first female cadets. Now, nearly 40 years later, women represent less than one out of every five cadets. In his debut novel, former US Naval Intelligence Officer J.E. Bandy, Jr....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Thirty-one Christopher Newport University students will be tested for tuberculosis after they were exposed to the infection on campus, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.
The Virginia Peninsula Health District recently notified campus officials...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Author and commentator Lynne Cheney has been added to the 2014-2015 Distinguished Speaker Series at Christopher Newport University.
Cheney will talk about her 2014 book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The number of farmers markets in the commonwealth has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the state's department of agriculture and consumer services.
On the Peninsula, seasonal markets will begin dusting off their booths in...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It is the kind of corruption case that would attract attention even from jaded voters in places like Illinois or Louisiana, with long-established records of shady government dealings. But for Virginians, who have enjoyed generations of relative purity...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Christopher Newport University is hiring for a videographer and a director of web services in the Office of Communications and Public Relations.
Review of applications will begin Aug. 14.
Read the videographer job description here.
Read the director...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Tuition jumped by 5.2 percent on average at public four-year colleges and universities and by 4.6 percent at community colleges, according to data released Wednesday by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia.
According to Kirsten Nelson, a...