| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Wild falcons like to nest on tall manmade structures like the James River Bridge in Hampton Roads – now a webcam installed on a Baltimore skyscraper offers the public a live-stream view of these raptors living on the ledge.
The webcam was just...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:33 AM
Typically this blog spotlights local, contemporary writers. But while cleaning out the shelves of the Daily Press library a few months back, I discovered a couple treasures to commemorate Black History Month. These books, written by Hampton Roads...
| 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...
| 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 9, 2015
| 12:15 AM
Apprentice at Briarcliffe (N.Y.), 7
Elon at William and Mary, 7
Indoor track and field
Gene Anderson Invitational (in Chapel Hill, N.C.; including Hampton)
Tulsa tournament (including Old Dominion)...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:03 AM
If you’re looking to spend some time with Santa Claus south of the James River, you’ve got a couple of options between now and Christmas.
The Isle of Wight County Museum will host its annual “Evening with St. Nick,” which will...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Three months after the first shots of World War I rang out in August 1914, the withering brutality of the fighting in Europe reached across the Atlantic and began reshaping Hampton Roads with an unforeseen power.
Though the United States would not...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:39 AM
When the troops of Brig. Gen. Charles Paine’s Third Division crossed the James River at Deep Bottom early on the morning of Sept. 29, 1864, they were not the first Union men to face the formidable Confederate defenses at New Market Heights near...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:34 AM
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-...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Dennis Heuer, the Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads district administrator under fire since last weekend's traffic nightmare, was not in his normal seat Thursday at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's monthly meeting...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:30 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH — VDOT’s new plans to complete the repaving of the eastbound side of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, include tentatively scheduling the work after Columbus Day, according to Friday’s press announcement.
It will take...