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  • Kaine, Warner look for middle road on carbon rules

    When it comes to the EPA's newly announced carbon rules, U.S. sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are glad to have more time for study before the regulations are finalized. They're walking a fine line as representatives of a state that produces coal, but...
  • Cannon fire thundered down Main Street 150 years ago in the fiery Battle of Smithfield

    Cannon fire thundered down Main Street 150 years ago in the fiery Battle of Smithfield
    Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patroled Hampton Roads during the Civil War. More than one Yankee sailor felt the sting of a rebel rifle fired from the shore, and — despite armor shields that rivaled anything seen on the...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Wet, chilly weather in Halloween weekend forecast for Hampton Roads

    Wet, chilly weather in Halloween weekend forecast for Hampton Roads
    Bundle up those trick-or-treaters because cooler weather is going to hit Hampton Roads starting Friday night. A cold front is the first of two weather systems expected to the impact the area during the weekend, according to Mike Montefusco, a...
  • Edenton, N.C., offers plenty of historic charm on the water

    "One of America's prettiest towns" is the designation Edenton, N.C., earned from Forbes.com. From shops selling funky and eclectic art and a scenic waterfront that includes a restored 1886 lighthouse to historic homes and delicious food, Edenton more...
  • No grid deck-related accidents on James River Bridge since studs were installed a year ago

    No grid deck-related accidents on James River Bridge since studs were installed a year ago
    It's been a year since the Virginia Department of Transportation installed studs on the new James River Bridge grid deck in an attempt to stop a sharp increase in accidents, including a crash that killed a young woman. There have been no reportable...
  • Wednesday Traffic: Opening scheduled for James River Bridge

    Wednesday Traffic: Opening scheduled for James River Bridge
    Congestion continues to back up traffic around much of Hampton Roads this morning, particularly on the southside, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. At the James River Bridge on U.S. Route 17, an opening is scheduled for 11 a.m....
  • From history to industry, the James River defines us

    From history to industry, the James River defines us
    Not being recognized at work can be awkward. There is typically a pause, followed by a stammer, and maybe some blushing. The exchange seldom involves automatic weapons. Unless you are Carrie Curran, harbormaster at Fort Eustis. A machine gun-carrying...
  • Farming legacy and development stand in the Nansemond River's path

    Farming legacy and development stand in the Nansemond River's path
    — Phillip Edwards Jr. stands with his back to the Nansemond River, his eyes fixed on a massive combine that cuts a swath of brown earth. It's early December and his calm demeanor belies an impending sense of urgency. The soybeans before him...
  • Battling legacy of pollution on the York River

    Battling legacy of pollution on the York River
    — Maybe it was the training. Maybe it was a loss of appetite. The approaching holidays, perhaps? Whatever the reason, Curtis, a 2-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, was acting generous. Sitting in the cramped cabin of a dead rise fishing boat...
  • Hampton River has taken many twists, turns over last 400 years

    Hampton River has taken many twists, turns over last 400 years
    — The pickup truck pulled to a stop. Its passenger unrolled the window. "Yessir," Craig Messick, yard manager at Bluewater Yacht Sales, said as he approached the vehicle. Before its occupants could respond, a deafening roar sent nearby gulls...