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James River

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  • Summer Day Trips: Edenton, N.C., offers plenty of historic charm on the water

    "One of America's prettiest towns" is the designation Edenton, N.C., earned from Forbes.com. From shops selling funky and eclectic art and a scenic waterfront that includes a restored 1886 lighthouse to historic homes and delicious food, Edenton more...
  • Flooding reported on Peninsula roads

    Flooding reported on Peninsula roads
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southern Hampton, southeastern Newport News, western Norfolk, and Portsmouth until 4 p.m. In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon the weather service said recorded rainfall in Smithfield...
  • Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay

    Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay
    The forecast for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer finally bore out last month — at least for the upper bay. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the eighth largest dead zone on record for early August, a 1.32-...
  • VHSL realignment roundtable: Area athletic directors assess how year one of realignment went | VIDEO

     VHSL realignment roundtable: Area athletic directors assess how year one of realignment went <span style=color:#ff0000><b> | VIDEO</b></span>
    Almost a year earlier to the day, there was a meeting of the minds. Daily Press high school writers Lynn Burke, Dave Johnson and Marty O'Brien met with five athletic directors from the Peninsula and Bay Rivers districts. The topic: VHSL...
  • Likely cause of bay whale's erratic behavior, death identified

    Likely cause of bay whale's erratic behavior, death identified
    The sei whale seen swimming erratically in the region's rivers and creeks for a week had swallowed plastic that likely prevented it from feeding. The whale was found dead on Thursday along the shore of St. Julien's creek in Chesapeake and was examined...
  • End your summer with a Labor Day picnic

    Labor Day weekend, summer's last official hurrah, is this weekend. If you don't already have plans, consider a picnic with family or friends. Hampton Roads offers plenty of beaches and parks where you can spread a blanket and enjoy the day. For a complete...
  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads

    "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads
    A “thin and obviously disoriented” 40-foot whale is swimming in circles and laps in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is trying to figure out why. Team members have set out every...
  • Reader feedback Aug. 20: Closed street, whale watching

    Street closed after accident A residential street near Riverside Elementary School in Newport News was blocked off Tuesday morning after a city truck hit a power pole, causing it to catch on fire. Police and firefighters responded to Parkway Drive...
  • Free outdoor concerts light up a warm August week

    Warm summer nights and free musical events are a frequent combination during August in Hampton Roads. Military bands and community orchestras come out to entertain area residents, often previewing what's coming up on music programs in the coming year....
  • TRAFFIC: Emergency road work blocks 1 lane on Route 17

    On Route 17 southbound at the James River Bridge, emergency road work has blocked the left lane. Eastbound traffic on I-64 in Hampton is backed up 2 miles at the HRBT. Eastbound traffic backup about 1 mile in Portsmouth near US-58W on VA-164....