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  • An embattled President Woodrow Wilson found refuge on Hampton links

    An embattled President Woodrow Wilson found refuge on Hampton links
    Seldom has any president struggled more with the burdens of his office than Woodrow Wilson in mid-May 1915. Already grappling with labor strife at home and revolutionary turmoil in Mexico, the president — like the rest of the country — had...
  • Road work to cause major delays on Hampton Roads' interstates and at bridges, tunnels

    Road work to cause major delays on Hampton Roads' interstates and at bridges, tunnels
    Prepare to give yourself extra time at some local bridges and tunnels and on major interstates across Hampton Roads starting Sunday. The Virginia Department of Transportation has several scheduled projects that are expected to close lanes.  Peninsula...
  • Master Gardeners invite you to become one and help grow more green thumbs

    Master Gardeners invite you to become one and help grow more green thumbs
    Master Gardeners spend hours in the classroom and in the field learning about good and bad bugs, pollinator-beneficial plants and water-wise gardening, just to name a few topics. Then, they spend even more hours planning workshops, consulting on the...
  • Hawaiian sailing canoe on worldwide voyage could visit Newport News in 2016

    Hawaiian sailing canoe on worldwide voyage could visit Newport News in 2016
    For 40 years, Nainoa Thompson has been sailing his Polynesian open-ocean canoe, the Hokule'a, all around the great Pacific. He's been on an extended mission to learn to build the ancient voyaging ships of his Hawaiian ancestors and master the nature-...
  • TRAFFIC: Scheduled opening at James River Bridge Friday morning

    TRAFFIC: Scheduled opening at James River Bridge Friday morning
    If you're traveling over the James River Bridge during the Friday morning rush, you'll likely experience delays. An 8:30 a.m. opening is scheduled at the bridge, on US-17 between Newport News and Isle of Wight County.   Source: Virginia Department...
  • Hampton Roads' bridges are old and tired. What are we going to do about it?

    Hampton Roads' bridges are old and tired. What are we going to do about it?
    More than one-fifth of the 1,691 bridges in Hampton Roads are 50 years old or older, according to a Daily Press review of data from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Those 357 bridges range from the Warwick Boulevard bridge over Lake Maury,...
  • Shad fish stage an uneven Chesapeake comeback

    Once severely depleted, American shad — the fish that fed the nation's founders — are finally making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. Their return, however, so far has been uneven. Spawning runs of the migratory fish have surpassed...
  • Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay

    Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay
    Once severely depleted, American shad - the fish that fed the nation's founders - are finally making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. Their return so far has been uneven, though. Spawning runs of the migratory fish have surpassed restoration goals in...
  • Lusitania sinking brings World War I's sting to Hampton Roads

     Lusitania sinking brings World War I's sting to Hampton Roads
    Hampton Roads had good reason to feel bound to the far-off war in Europe when daylight broke over the harbor on May 7, 1915. At least half-a-dozen British freighters anchored in the James River, and they were just the latest in a seemingly unending...
  • Lusitania sinking brings sting of WWI to Hampton Roads

    Lusitania sinking brings sting of WWI to Hampton Roads
    Hampton Roads had good reason to feel bound to the war in far-off Europe when daylight broke over the harbor on the morning of May 7, 1915. At least half-a-dozen British freighters anchored in the James River, and they were just the latest in a...
  • Broward County puts law and public safety ahead of Uber's economic interests

    Broward County puts law and public safety ahead of Uber's economic interests
    Last week, Broward County's commissioners put the interests of the people they serve, the public, ahead of the economic interests of Uber, Lyft and similar transportation providers known as "transportation network companies," or TNCs. Requirements...