| Nov 6, 2013
Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear.
So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s...
| Nov 18, 2013
Eighty-five years ago this week, the world's longest bridge opened on the lower James River.
Measuring nearly 5 miles in length, the first fixed link across Hampton Roads not only tied the Peninsula to the rest of the region but also connected it to...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
Virginia, famous for its country ham, is also becoming known for its oysters and wine.
Seven different regions of the Chesapeake Bay and along the Eastern Shore are producing some of the world's best oysters. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently declared...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:16 AM
You'll want to grab a jacket Wednesday, but it should be a fairly pleasant day outside.
The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 48 degrees dropping to a low of 33 overnight.
Conditions should be...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Hampton Roads localities from Isle of Wight to James City counties are among 25 around the state chosen to receive a share of more than $21 million in grants to help fund projects to reduce stormwater pollution.
James City County was the big winner...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Pack your umbrella Tuesday and watch out for flooding, especially in low-lying areas near the coast.
The National Weather Service is calling for an 90 percent chance for rain, which is expected to be heavy at times. A coastal flood advisory is in effect...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
When Union sailors steamed into Hampton Roads with the captured CSS Florida in mid-November 1864, many of their countrymen on the East Coast embraced news of the unexpected trophy as if they had been delivered.
For two years, the fast, well-armed...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Two months after the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the Army selected its principal ports of embarkation for sending a massive expeditionary force to Europe.
Writing in a June 20 memorandum to the chief of staff, Quartermaster Gen....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, stiffer standards for oil tank cars and repairs to the state's spaceport damaged by a rocket explosion in October....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 1:23 AM
Bundle up, Black Friday shoppers, but you can leave your umbrella at home.
The National Weather Service is calling for a high temperature of just 42 degrees Friday, but there should be plenty of sunshine. The temperature is expected to dip to a frigid...