| Apr 14, 2013
No one remembers how high Lt. Amos Thayer had to climb on April 11, 1863, as he scrambled up to a tree-top observation post overlooking the western approaches to Suffolk.
But despite his lofty vantage point — and a panoramic prospect that Union...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:08 AM
Group 5A South Region quarterfinals:
Lee-Davis d. L.C. Bird 3-2.
Atlee d. Manchester 3-0.
Princess Anne d. Menchville 25-6, 25-10, 25-11.
Kellam d. Hickory 25-18, 25-15, 25-19.
Group 4A South Region semifinals:
Jamestown d. Churchland...
| Nov 18, 2013
Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.
Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
| Dec 6, 2013
More than 70 years after the first Japanese bomb exploded at Pearl Harbor, it can be hard to imagine how people here responded when the news reached Hampton Roads.
Theaters interrupted their screenings to call servicemen to duty. Radio stations broke...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Menchville 8, Warwick 2
Rappahannock 3, Colonial Beach 1
Atlantic Shores 19, Hampton Christian 2
Norfolk Ac. 13, Hampton Roads Ac. 3
Walsingham Ac. 17, Bishop Sullivan 1
MENCHVILLE 8, WARWICK 2
Menchville 310 010 3 — 8 14 0
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:00 PM
When Lightfoot Solomon Michaux pitched his first revival tent at the corner of 19th and Jefferson in 1919, he'd already made his mark selling fish and groceries.
Michaux was nearly 35 when he went from chasing profits to saving souls. And as he stood...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger.
She was already forgotten...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Menchville 12, Heritage 0
Woodside 5, Gloucester 4
Hampton 6, Warwick 4
New Kent 11, Jamestown 0
Smithfield 6, Grafton 5
Poquoson 4, York 0
Tabb 11, Bruton 8
Isle of Wight Ac. 13, Broadwater Ac. 3
Hampton Roads Ac. at Greenbrier Christian, 4:30...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Take a look at the coming week's Hampton Roads literary events.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Richard LaMotte - author book-signing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...