| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:40 PM
NEWPORT NEWS—Maybe you've seen this commercial. It starts with a little girl splashing her boots in a creek, and her mom calls out, "Sammy, sweetie, don't get your dress dirty."
A couple of years later, the same girl is discouraged from...
| 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 21, 2014
| 11:16 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Kelsey Schnoebelen dipped her paint roller into a tray of primer, having nearly completed the wall at the YMCA near the James River Bridge in Newport News. She just moved onto campus at Christopher Newport University and thought it...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Stopping to give directions to a mother and daughter visiting Christopher Newport University the day after former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction for corruption, political scientist Quentin Kidd heard a story that he thinks points to what the trial really...