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  • Isle of Wight sheriff says county desperately needs new radio system

    At an Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors meeting in December, Sheriff Mark Marshall queued up a series of audio files. The first was from a sheriff's deputy in the northwestern part of the county. The deputy was being assaulted by someone he was...
  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Dominion power line project also needs federal approval

    Dominion power line project also needs federal approval
    JAMES CITY — State approval for a power company's plan to build new electrical towers across one of the nation's most historic waterways awaits a crucial decision from the state's highest court. But a separate federal approval process — just...
  • Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing

    Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing
    In the long-term, the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier. In the short-term — not so much. That's the gist of an analysis by Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) scientists who looked at nutrient and sediment loads in the James River and eight other...
  • VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past

    VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past
    When geologists study the history of the Chesapeake Bay or other coastal environments, sometimes they go deep. Literally. Sometimes hundreds of feet deep. They don't plumb the murky depths of the water itself, but the soft subsurface lying beneath....
  • Falling temperatures, rain in Monday's forecast

    Falling temperatures, rain in Monday's forecast
    Cooler weather is on its way to Hampton Roads. Dress warm and grab an umbrella. A cold front is expected to drop temperatures during the day Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature will likely be reached in the morning...
  • Yorktown Watermen's Museum wants scenic and historic designation for York River

    Yorktown Watermen's Museum wants scenic and historic designation for York River
    YORKTOWN — The Watermen's Museum in Yorktown is in discussions with five localities in an effort to win a Virginia "scenic and historic river" designation for the York River. If they're successful — a process that could take more than a year...
  • Falling temperatures, possible flurries in Hampton Roads Tuesday

    Falling temperatures, possible flurries in Hampton Roads Tuesday
    Expect wet, dreary weather and falling temperatures in Hampton Roads Tuesday. Flurries are possible, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wakefield said. The region reached its high temperature of about 42 degrees early in the day,...
  • Isle of Wight County Schools delayed 2 hours on Wednesday

    The threat of icy weather overnight has lead Isle of Wight County Schools officials to delay the start of school on Wednesday by 2 hours, according to the school division's spokeswoman. On Tuesday afternoon, Virginia Department of Transportation crews...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is the Virginia Supreme...
  • Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine

    Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine
    Virginia, famous for its country ham, is also becoming known for its oysters and wine. Seven different regions of the Chesapeake Bay and along the Eastern Shore are producing some of the world's best oysters. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently declared...