| Jun 17, 2011
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...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 7:58 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2011
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...
| Jul 9, 2011
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...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 8:34 PM
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
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:43 AM
High school basketball scores for March 3
AAA State Championship
Princess Anne 57, Potomac 42
Woodside 55, William Fleming 42
AA State Championship
Liberty-Bealeton 73, Brunswick 51
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Address: 504 River Bluffs, Kingsmill on the James
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...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:15 PM
"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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:31 PM
N.C. Central at Hampton (doubleheader), 2 p.m.
Isle of Wight Academy at Banner Christian, 4
Norfolk Collegiate at Walsingham Ac., 4:30
Bishop Sullivan at Warhill, 4:30
Track and field
| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:00 PM
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...