| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Ahead of the curve
More and more these days, we are reminded that the key to creating (and filling) jobs in a 21st-century economy is keeping up with 21st-century technology. Over and over, we hear reports that there are plenty of jobs available —...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:37 PM
NEWPORT NEWS -- Fourteen years ago, the Newport News Apprentice School team hosted Christopher Newport University, where then-head coach Karen Barefoot coached the Builders to a 90-58 win.
Neither program saw each other again until Sunday, when the...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The state puts a mind-boggling amount of spending data online, allowing people to drill down on individual purchases that cost taxpayers less than a hundred bucks.
It's called Commonwealth Data Point, and it lives online at http://www.datapoint.apa....
| Dec 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
So, ten lords a-leaping, six geese a-laying, three French hens and a partridge in a pear tree aren't on your Christmas list this year. If they were, it would cost you more than five gold rings, anyway.
According to the Christmas Price Index compiled...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Hampton Roads nonfiction writers tipped the scales on this month's list of new releases, with topics ranging from family life to military history.
Fiction titles focus on teens and young adults. Take a look. You never know when you might discover a...
| Nov 30, 2014
Christopher Newport University's explosive growth has come at a price: It has the highest net attendance cost of any university in Virginia's public system.
That's $21,672 a year, based on a calculation that takes total costs and backs out financial...
| Nov 17, 2014
Earlier this summer, Bob Brink paused for a memory from his first days in the General Assembly
"A few weeks before I was sworn into office in 1998 … I took a walk around the Capitol and I stopped outside the House chamber. The curtains were...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Former School Board member Ronnie Cohen cautioned Gloucester County schools on how it addresses a proposed transgender restroom use policy.
Cohen, a professor of business law at Christopher Newport University who previously served on the Gloucester...
| Nov 28, 2014
If there are visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, it must be the season for "The Nutcracker."
Like presents under the tree, this popular holiday offering comes in all shapes and sizes. Large touring companies bring lavish sets and full orchestra...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 1:29 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Jesse L. Matthew Jr., who was charged with abduction with intent to defile in the September disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax County, had a local tie.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:22 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — It’s been seven months since the announcement. And, as of Sunday, it’ll be eight weeks until the inaugural One City Marathon is here.
This brings a chuckle to Jason Todd, the president of Flat-Out Events, which is...