| 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 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
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.
| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:13 AM
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...
| May 31, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Local rivers have been runing well above average.
That makes it tough for those who make a living off river recreation.
Twin River Outfitters offers boating trips along the James River in Buchanan.
The company has lost thousands of dollars this...
| May 22, 2011
| 7:16 PM
A proposed coal-fired power plant in Surry County would cause more than $200 million in annual health care costs, a Chesapeake Bay Foundation report says.
Issued Monday, the report examines Old Dominion Electric Cooperative's plan to build a 1,500-...
| Oct 3, 2011
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...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 9:06 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Virginia Recreation and Park Society Honors Botetourt's Upper James River Water Trail
Fincastle – The Botetourt County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department’s Upper James River Water Trail received top honors from the Virginia...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 7:26 AM
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,...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:39 AM
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&...