| Feb 1, 2015
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:44 PM
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-...
| Jan 25, 2015
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:56 PM
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....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:07 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:34 AM
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,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Jan 4, 2015
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
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...