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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Bay 'smart' buoys scuttled by Obama

    Bay 'smart' buoys scuttled by Obama
    The Chesapeake Bay'slong-suffering "smart" buoys, which have come back after being shot up and hit by boats and ships, now face perhaps their most serious threat yet - the budget knife. President Obama's spending plan for fiscal 2013 proposes cutting the...
  • High school basketball scores

    High school basketball scores for March 3 GIRLS BASKETBALL AAA State Championship Quarterfinal    Princess Anne 57, Potomac 42    Woodside 55, William Fleming 42 AA State Championship Division 3 Quarterfinal    Liberty-Bealeton 73, Brunswick 51    R.E....
  • Just Looking: 504 River Bluffs, Kingsmill on the James

     Just Looking: 504 River Bluffs, Kingsmill on the James
    Address: 504 River Bluffs, Kingsmill on the James Price: $795,000 Listing agent: Philip Latchum, Twiddy Realty, (757) 254-3550 Basics: The River Bluffs of Kingsmill offer turn-key living. Poised atop 80-foot bluffs over the James River, this luxury...
  • Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads

    Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads
    "Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
  • Wednesday's 5/2 local sports calendar (updated Tuesday AM)

    COLLEGES Softball N.C. Central at Hampton (doubleheader), 2 p.m. HIGH SCHOOLS Baseball Isle of Wight Academy at Banner Christian, 4 Norfolk Collegiate at Walsingham Ac., 4:30 Softball Bishop Sullivan at Warhill, 4:30 Track and field Bruton, Grafton,...
  • Five ways to spend spring break in Hampton Roads

    Five ways to spend spring break in Hampton Roads
    So Disney World was outside of the family budget this year. But spring break doesn't have to be a somber, stay-at-home pity party. Here are a five ways to spend your time off in Tidewater — including a few suggestions for those of us whose...