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  • Isle of Wight sheriff says county desperately needs new radio system

    At an Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors meeting in December, Sheriff Mark Marshall queued up a series of audio files. The first was from a sheriff's deputy in the northwestern part of the county. The deputy was being assaulted by someone he was...
  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    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-...
  • Isle of Wight County Schools delayed 2 hours on Wednesday

    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...
  • Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort

    Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort
    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-...
  • Dominion power line project also needs federal approval

    Dominion power line project also needs federal approval
    JAMES CITY — State approval for a power company's plan to build new electrical towers across one of the nation's most historic waterways awaits a crucial decision from the state's highest court. But a separate federal approval process — just...
  • Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing

    Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing
    In the long-term, the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier. In the short-term — not so much. That's the gist of an analysis by Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) scientists who looked at nutrient and sediment loads in the James River and eight other...
  • VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past

    VIMS geologists use sediment cores as a window to the past
    When geologists study the history of the Chesapeake Bay or other coastal environments, sometimes they go deep. Literally. Sometimes hundreds of feet deep. They don't plumb the murky depths of the water itself, but the soft subsurface lying beneath....
  • Hampton Roads shares in $21 million in pollution-reduction grants

    Hampton Roads localities from Isle of Wight to James City counties are among 25 around the state chosen to receive a share of more than $21 million in grants to help fund projects to reduce stormwater pollution. James City County was the big winner...
  • Still chilly outside, but stretch of sunny days starts Wednesday

    Still chilly outside, but stretch of sunny days starts Wednesday
    You'll want to grab a jacket Wednesday, but it should be a fairly pleasant day outside. The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 48 degrees dropping to a low of 33 overnight. Conditions should be...
  • Sunshine continues in Hampton Roads Thursday

    Sunshine continues in Hampton Roads Thursday
    Look forward to more sunny days in Hampton Roads. The National Weather Service forecast shows mostly sunny weather through Monday next week. Expect a high temperature of about 47 degrees Thursday and 31 overnight. Winds will be out of the west 8 to 14...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways. The battleground is the Virginia Supreme...