| 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...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier.
Exactly what he was doing in...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Go back 200 years this month and you would have found Hampton Roads in turmoil.
The world's best and biggest navy, which had arrived in February to blockade the Chesapeake Bay, was looking for new targets after the return of a squadron that had...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:32 PM
A Norfolk league champion team started well in the women's 4.5-rated division of the USTA League Virginia District Championships, winning both of its matches Friday.
First, the team captained by Jacquelyn West won 5-0 against the "Over the Line" team...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Pollution once drove bald eagles to extinction along the James River in Virginia. Now the mighty birds are soaring back.
It’s a triumphant success story documented every year by a trio of men who take to a tiny plane to count nests along this...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hampton Roads writers are prolific. Every month in the Daily Press newsroom, we receive information on a number of new releases to share with our readers. Here’s a look at several titles from the past few months.
“The Private War of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:18 AM
Menchville seeks next step, but TJ guys loom now
Though they've hit a huge roadblock in an academically elite school named after our nation's third president, this will go down as a huge year for Menchville High's Monarchs, and especially sophomore...