| Aug 28, 2011
| 2:52 PM
While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill.
Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 7:02 PM
With warmer weather finally here, it's a good time for a status update on VDOT projects that will affect Peninsula traffic and in some cases no longer be a hindrance.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has five major road construction or...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Growing oysters in Virginia used to be a lousy business venture.
Only the most ardent farmers could steer the Chesapeake Bay delicacy past diseases, predators and other obstacles into adulthood.
That was before advances, most notably the creation of a...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Long before Virginia left the Union on April 17, 1861, newly appointed Navy secretary Gideon Welles worried over the fate of his biggest and most important ship yard.
Nearly three weeks before, he'd tried to raise reinforcements for the Gosport Navy Yard...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 9:06 AM
There's a reason swimming in local rivers isn't advisable following big storms.
Between Aug. 26 and Sept. 10, hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage and wastewater washed into the York and Piankatank rivers, courtesy of Hurricane Irene and Tropical...
| Oct 3, 2011
From its earliest development, the Town of Buchanan in Botetourt County, was a principal crossing of the James River via the Great Valley Road.
It has long been an early transportation-oriented community. The town had taverns, blacksmith shops, wagons...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:08 PM
Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon.
The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators.
Before he could...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Getting to know Atlantic sturgeon isn't easy.
Case in point: watermen netted a 6-foot, 200-pound spawning female in the James River in April. Thinking it would move toward Richmond to lay its eggs, scientists placed a tracking device in the fish.
| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:13 AM
Several food and wine-related businesses in Hampton Roads and parts of Eastern Virginia were big winners in the first-ever Reader’s Choice Awards announced in the summer issue of Virginia Wine Lover.
More than 7614 people responded to the...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 8:18 AM
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry offers a free, 15-minute ride between Williamsburg and Surry. The ride gives those who take the ferry a unique view of land on both sides of the James River. It is a fun, stress-free way to make the trip. The ferry operates 24...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 7:32 AM
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
John Carl Lewis, 30, of the 200 block of Engle Avenue, was charged Wednesday with failure to comply with a peace order, telephone misuse by making repeat calls and harassment...