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  • 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...
  • McClellan marches up the Peninsula

    McClellan marches up the Peninsula
    The Army of the Potomac had plenty of reason to feel confident when it began marching up the Peninsula on April 4, 1862. Gun barrels glistening in the fine spring weather, the advancing columns of blue-clad troops made up the largest army America had...
  • Citizens favor upgrades to intersections, roads on south side of Springfield

    Citizens favor upgrades to intersections, roads on south side of Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More than 1,100 Springfield-area citizens completed the City of Springfield’s Public Works Transportation Survey during June and July.  Citizens were asked to vote for their top choices among some 70 transportation improvement...
  • Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city

    Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city
    While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill. Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
  • The Chesapeake Bay's new oyster war?

    The Chesapeake Bay's new oyster war?
    While not as pugnacious as William Cameron, Virginia regulators are following in the footsteps of the state’s 39th governor. Cameron, who personally led expeditions in the 1880s to stop Marylanders from illegally taking oysters in Virginia waters,...
  • James River downgraded to "C"

    James River downgraded to "C"
    Despite a massive effort to rejuvenate the Chesapeake Bay, the health of one of its key tributaries is declining, a report issued Wednesday states. The James River, which runs 350 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Newport News, received a “C&...
  • Botetourt County waterway recognized

    Botetourt County waterway recognized
    Virginia Recreation and Park Society Honors Botetourt's Upper James River Water Trail 9/26/2011 Fincastle – The Botetourt County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department’s Upper James River Water Trail received top honors from the Virginia...
  • Irene, Lee pump plenty of sewage discharges into York, Piankatank rivers

    There's a reason swimming in local rivers isn't advisable following big storms. Between Aug. 26 and Sept. 10, hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage and wastewater washed into the York and Piankatank rivers, courtesy of Hurricane Irene and Tropical...
  • Town of Buchanan

    Town of Buchanan
    From its earliest development, the Town of Buchanan in Botetourt County, was a principal crossing of the James River via the Great Valley Road. It has long been an early transportation-oriented community. The town had taverns, blacksmith shops, wagons...
  • Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina

    Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina
    In November 1861, New London residents watched with curiosity as teams of oxen hauled wagons loaded with fieldstones through their streets. The stones had been collected from the foundations of farms and old pasture walls in Waterford and surrounding...
  • New boundary lines could be coming to Botetourt County Schools

    New boundary lines could be coming to Botetourt County Schools
    Some changes could be coming to the Botetourt County school system. Last month, the district introduced a proposal to change school boundary lines. Botetourt County schools want to introduce true "feeder schools" - so that kids who go to middle school...