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  • 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...
  • Friday's state high school football scores, area box scores and results

    STATE FOOTBALL SCORES Abingdon 52, Graham 21 Altavista 55, William Campbell 32 Amherst County 55, Jefferson Forest 21 Annandale 14, W.T. Woodson 0 Auburn 49, Radford 6 Bassett 43, Patrick County 0 Bath County 28, James River-Buchanan 0 Battlefield 44,...
  • Learn history and explore nature along the James River at Chippokes

    Learn history and explore nature along the James River at Chippokes
    SURRY — With a little imagination, it's easy to travel back through time at Chippokes Plantation State Park. Woods and fields, barns and manor houses pull visitors back into the region's lush, green, agrarian past. The farm's boundaries today are...
  • Living shorelines bring beauty and benefits

    Living shorelines bring beauty and benefits
    More than 1,700 bags of oyster shells are stacked on pallets along an eroding shoreline at Charles Hogge's home on Sarah Creek in Gloucester. One by one, each 30-pound mesh bag of shells is handed down a human chain of two dozen USS Truman sailors...
  • VDOT projects are plenty on the Peninsula

    VDOT projects are plenty on the Peninsula
    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...
  • Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom

    Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom
    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...