| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| May 30, 2013
Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier.
Exactly what he was doing in...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Go back 200 years this month and you would have found Hampton Roads in turmoil.
The world's best and biggest navy, which had arrived in February to blockade the Chesapeake Bay, was looking for new targets after the return of a squadron that had...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:32 PM
A Norfolk league champion team started well in the women's 4.5-rated division of the USTA League Virginia District Championships, winning both of its matches Friday.
First, the team captained by Jacquelyn West won 5-0 against the "Over the Line" team...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:06 PM
It was never meant to be permanent.
In August 1992, after an eight-year run in Lynchburg, the executive committee of the Virginia High School Coaches Association decided to move its All-Star week to Hampton. It made sense: Busch Gardens, Water Country...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 9:12 AM
The Peninsula and Middle Peninsula now account for nearly 30 percent of all federal cases filed in the Hampton Roads region.
That includes nearly 40 percent of all federal criminal cases filed, statistics show.
Yet none of Hampton Roads' six federal...