| Mar 8, 2015
Two environmental groups are calling out major corporations for the millions of pounds of pollutants they discharge into U.S. waterways every year and for the millions of dollars they spend lobbying lawmakers and funding campaigns to ensure their right to...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 6:01 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — It's prime waterfront land in Newport News, one of the finest pieces of real estate on the Peninsula.
It sits at the confluence of the James and Warwick rivers, between Deep Creek and the Denbigh Plantations subdivision. And it's on...
| Mar 6, 2015
The James River Association is taking applications until March 20 for its floating classroom, which transports Virginia students down the 340-mile length of the James.
The 5th annual James River Expedition will be launched June 27. The educational...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:05 AM
A 2 p.m. opening is scheduled at the James River Bridge, on US-17 between Newport News and Isle of Wight County.
A 2 p.m. opening is scheduled at the Coleman Bridge, on US-17 between York and Gloucester counties. Expect potential...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Over the past week, officials with the city of Newport News have been trying to piece together how it amassed 422 acres of land in Menchville that are now home to the Newport News City Farm and Riverview Farm Park.
But now, the city says it actually...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:45 PM
The James River and Chesapeake Bay should see a drop in nitrogen pollution now that the wastewater treatment system in Hopewell is undergoing a long-anticipated $76 million upgrade.
State and local officials kicked off the project at a groundbreaking...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:52 PM
HAMPTON — A new seafood restaurant with a sunset view is coming to the Old Point Comfort Marina at Fort Monroe in the spring.
"It's gorgeous out here," said co-owner Gary McIntyre.
The two working owners of The Barking Dog near the Sunset...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Virginia has enjoyed huge oyster harvests for the past two seasons, taking in 504,000 bushels last year and 409,000 the year before that. The season now winding down looks healthy, too.
But don't get used to it.
The Chesapeake Bay and its...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Back in 1977, waterman J.C. West saw something you used to see once in a generation or two: the mighty James and York rivers frozen over.
It happened after a massive snowfall hit the region in December of '76, followed by a January that never got...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:10 PM
For Mike Pelfrey and his staff at Tidewater Express Inc., this week's winter storm began Sunday.
"We had a whole lot of no-starts over the weekend," Pelfrey said Monday of the growing number of calls to his towing company from tractor-trailer owners...
| 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...