| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A group of Houston-based energy firms with ties to the Hampton Roads waterfront are reorganizing its companies to become one of the largest in the U.S.
Companies controlled by Kinder Morgan announced Sunday that Kinder Morgan Inc., Kinder Morgan...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:40 AM
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....
| Aug 15, 2014
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....
| Aug 11, 2014
ISLE OF WIGHT — New federal flood maps will include 324 properties in Isle of Wight inside high-risk flood zones and may cost homeowners who fall within the boundaries, according to county officials.
The maps outline the "100-year flood plain," an...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:45 AM
School is over and the afternoons are sweltering. Suddenly there's too much time on hand – and often less money.
Fortunately for Peninsula residents, home is a premier vacation destination and having a phenomenal staycation is as easy as leaving...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:29 PM
HAMPTON — Ten travel-weary high school students came to shore around noon Saturday at Fort Monroe nearly 80 miles from where they first started their paddle down the James River in Richmond.
After eight days on the water, the group completed the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:34 PM
As much as we might hate to admit it, we've zipped past the halfway point of summer and are sliding toward fall. While children and parents are in back-to-school mode, writers and readers can begin to plan for upcoming book festivals and conferences....