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  • TRAFFIC: 10 a.m. opening at James River Bridge

    TRAFFIC: 10 a.m. opening at James River Bridge
    Motorists traveling eastbound on US-58 in Portsmouth can expected a 1-mile delay at the Midtown Tunnel. On VA-164 in Portsmouth, eastbound traffic is backed up about a half mile near US-58W. Bridge lift A 10 a.m. opening is scheduled at the James...
  • Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort

    Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865 an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Dominion power line project also needs federal approval

    Dominion power line project also needs federal approval
    JAMES CITY — State approval for a power company's plan to build new electrical towers across one of the nation's most historic waterways awaits a crucial decision from the state's highest court. But a separate federal approval process — just...
  • Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing

    Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing
    In the long-term, the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier. In the short-term — not so much. That's the gist of an analysis by Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) scientists who looked at nutrient and sediment loads in the James River and eight other...
  • Friday's 1/9 local schedule (updated Friday AM)

    COLLEGES Women’s basketball Apprentice at Briarcliffe (N.Y.), 7 Elon at William and Mary, 7 Indoor track and field Gene Anderson Invitational (in Chapel Hill, N.C.; including Hampton) Women’s tennis Tulsa tournament (including Old Dominion)...
  • Yorktown Watermen's Museum wants scenic and historic designation for York River

    Yorktown Watermen's Museum wants scenic and historic designation for York River
    YORKTOWN — The Watermen's Museum in Yorktown is in discussions with five localities in an effort to win a Virginia "scenic and historic river" designation for the York River. If they're successful — a process that could take more than a year...
  • Warmer weather Friday following record-breaking cold blast

    Warmer weather Friday following record-breaking cold blast
    We'll see a more than 10-degree temperature jump Friday, but you'll still want to dress warm. The National Weather Service forecast shows a high temperature of about 41 degrees and a low of 20 overnight. Expect partly sunny skies with southwest winds 11...
  • Isle of Wight County Schools delayed 2 hours on Wednesday

    The threat of icy weather overnight has lead Isle of Wight County Schools officials to delay the start of school on Wednesday by 2 hours, according to the school division's spokeswoman. On Tuesday afternoon, Virginia Department of Transportation crews...
  • VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past

    VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past
    When geologists study the history of the Chesapeake Bay or other coastal environments, sometimes they go deep. Literally. Sometimes hundreds of feet deep. They don't plumb the murky depths of the water itself, but the soft subsurface lying beneath....
  • Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine

    Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine
    Virginia, famous for its country ham, is also becoming known for its oysters and wine. Seven different regions of the Chesapeake Bay and along the Eastern Shore are producing some of the world's best oysters. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently declared...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is the Virginia Supreme...