| May 30, 2013
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...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:28 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Diamond in the rough
In a couple of days Peoples Express takes off from Newport News to embark on some cities where we never had non-stops access.
The editorial the Daily Press wrote a few weeks ago was dead on in reference to the support each one of us...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:12 PM
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.
The largest of the Peninsula beaches,...
| Jun 19, 2014
Just as the sun cast its rays upon a city preparing to take its first breath, the crew of the Miss Nina boat were already at work.
"This is the routine," said Ken Diggs Jr., owner and operator of the Poquoson-based Miss Nina boat that was docked at...
| Jun 19, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — Just as the sun cast its rays upon a city preparing to take its first breath, the crew of the Miss Nina boat were already at work.
"This is the routine," said Ken Diggs Jr., owner and operator of the Poquoson-based Miss Nina boat...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers.
Norfolk's Navy base
"Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Most of the sailors in the Union's North Atlantic Blockading Squadron were sound asleep when a small, nearly silent craft slipped through the darkness off Newport News Point early on April 9, 1864, and headed toward the USS Minnesota.