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James River

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  • Hampton Roads writers offer summer reads

     Hampton Roads writers offer summer reads
    Editor's note: This week's Writers' Block column is being written by staff writer Ann M. Efimetz. The season of summer reading is upon us. Blockbusters aren't just movies. Online booksellers have editor's picks suggesting titles that can entertain and...
  • Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks

    Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks
    On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News' Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok. "Business has...
  • Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle

     Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle
    SURRY — Bacon's Castle in Surry is certainly known for its intriguing gatherings, and this weekend, history repeated itself. Preservation Virginia, the nonprofit organization charged with helping to preserve and advocate for historical places like...
  • #HRBooks Review: Private eye to the gods in Hampton Roads

    #HRBooks Review: Private eye to the gods in Hampton Roads
    Armageddon is threatening to engulf, if not all of humanity, at least a good part of Hampton Roads. In other words, it's just another day in the life of Thomas Statford, private eye of the gods. Statford, the title character in Hampton author John G....
  • Hampton Roads authors keeping busy

    Hampton Roads authors keeping busy
    Hampton Roads writers are prolific. Every month in the Daily Press newsroom, we receive information on a number of new releases to share with our readers. Here’s a look at several titles from the past few months. “The Private War of...
  • Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers

    Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers
    For most of us, the mystique and grand beauty of America's rivers are breathtaking. Author Will Daniel pays homage locally with "My Virginia Rivers." This 250-page photography book takes forays into local geography, historical distinctions and ongoing...
  • The DP List: Top 6 Virginia beaches for family fun

    Summer temperatures are here and it's time to break out the sand bucket and shovel to head to the beach. Here are six family-friendly Peninsula beaches where you can do more than take a quick dip. Buckroe Beach The largest of the Peninsula beaches,...
  • Milestone day for religious freedom

    Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records. But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks

    William and Mary biologists rescue, relocate James River Bridge peregrine falcon chicks
    NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...