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  • Wednesday's 5/2 local sports calendar (updated Tuesday AM)

    COLLEGES Softball N.C. Central at Hampton (doubleheader), 2 p.m. HIGH SCHOOLS Baseball Isle of Wight Academy at Banner Christian, 4 Norfolk Collegiate at Walsingham Ac., 4:30 Softball Bishop Sullivan at Warhill, 4:30 Track and field Bruton, Grafton,...
  • Remembering the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads

    Remembering the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads
    Go back 200 years this month and you would have found Hampton Roads in turmoil. The world's best and biggest navy, which had arrived in February to blockade the Chesapeake Bay, was looking for new targets after the return of a squadron that had...
  • Hampton Roads' most important pirate

    Hampton Roads' most important pirate
    Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier. Exactly what he was doing in...
  • Hampton Roads to Richmond barge to start thrice-a-week service

    A barge that hauls containers up the James River from Hampton Roads to Richmond twice a week, is adding a third day of service, according to transportation officials. With the addition of Saturday service, a top Virginia Port Authority news release...
  • VDOT: No James River Bridge work due to storm

    VDOT: No James River Bridge work due to storm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation has decided not to go forward with work this weekend at the James River Bridge after all. Scheduled work to replace the metal grid deck on the JRB's lift span will be canceled this weekend due to an uncertain...
  • Plan to revive Tyler's Beach in Isle of Wight hits resistance

    Plan to revive Tyler's Beach in Isle of Wight hits resistance
    When you look around Tyler's Beach, you may see decrepit or partially sunken boats tied up at the docks. One boat sits on the bottom of the harbor thanks to a shotgun blast to the hull. You may see a crumbling bulkhead or stray dogs, trash littering the...
  • #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....
  • 5 Peninsula beaches perfect for D.C. daytrippers

    A story on the website of the Washington Post tells readers that there are five beaches they can enjoy without having to brave the dreaded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. In "Skip the boardwalk, tunnels: 5 Virginia beaches you've never heard of," by Jane...
  • Historic Surry County estate nets potential buyer, under contract

    Historic Surry County estate nets potential buyer, under contract
    One of the most historic properties in the Commonwealth that predates the American Revolution and the Civil War may soon have a new owner. Bill Londrey, a partner and broker with Tranzon Fox -- a national real estate brokerage firm overseeing the...
  • 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,...
  • Annual kids fishing clinic moves

    A 19-year Newport News tradition shifts its venue this year to — wait for it — Hampton's Buckroe Beach, as the Peninsula's two biggest communities join hands to help 250 at-risk kids get a chance to enjoy the Children's Fishing Clinic. The...