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  • Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician

    Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician
    Theodore A. "Ted" Dietz, a retired shipyard electrician who earned the sobriquet of "40-Watt Dietz" from fellow volunteer crew members aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Feb. 3 of heart failure at his Severna Park home. He was 91. Born and...
  • Want to spend time on Chesapeake Bay? "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars" offers options

    Want to spend time on Chesapeake Bay? "Crab Decks & Tiki Bars" offers options
    Bill Wade and his wife, Susan, might live in Washington, D.C., but they spend their spare time on the Chesapeake Bay with their sons. It’s a family tradition passed along from Bill’s father, firefighter turned waterman after his wife won a...
  • This weekend's football scores

    (compiled by VirginiaPreps.com) Thursday: Granby 21 Wilson 20 Hampton 42 Denbigh 0 Heritage (Newport News) 30 Woodside 26 Friday: Public: Alleghany 47 James River (Buchanan) 26 Altavista 48 William Campbell 33 Amelia County 35 Randolph-Henry 21...
  • Newport News Shipbuilding is nation's only manufacturer of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

    Newport News Shipbuilding is nation's only manufacturer of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is one of the local economy's driving forces. The yard — Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with about 20,000 workers — is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft...
  • Virginia researcher works to save Atlantic sturgeon

     
    HOPEWELL, Va. — Researcher Matt Balazik wears his passion for saving the Atlantic sturgeon on his right arm -- a tattoo of the ancient fish -- and lives it by counting the bottom-feeding giants in the James River. The 30-year-old......
  • Sturgeon: Should they be listed under the Endangered Species Act?

    Sturgeon: Should they be listed under the Endangered Species Act?
    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. It...
  • Virginia Wine Lover announces local reader favorites

    Virginia Wine Lover announces local reader favorites
      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...
  • Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen 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...
  • First shots fired in anger

    First shots fired in anger
    Three weeks after Virginia left the Union, the escalating shoving match between federal and Confederate forces jostling for control of Hampton Roads finally erupted into a shooting war. Alarmed by the increasingly aggressive patrols of Union gunboats...
  • Amtrak ridership growth a sign of cultural shift?

    Amtrak ridership growth a sign of cultural shift?
    NEWPORT NEWS — On a recent mid-week afternoon, the Newport News Amtrak station was bustling with patrons lugging suitcases into the sparse waiting room to await the arrival of the 4:55 p.m. train to Richmond and points north. About 50 people...
  • The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

    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...