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  • 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...
  • A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops

    A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
  • Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers

    Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers
    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some of the other figures who helped build the tradition that Hampton's Blackbeard Pirate...
  • 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...
  • TRAFFIC: Ice advisories issued at Coleman Bridge; Downtown, Midtown tunnels

    Motorists should prepare for potentially slippery roadways in Hampton Roads during the morning commute Tuesday, officials advise. The Virginia Department of Transportation has issued advisories at the Coleman Bridge and at the Downtown and Midtown...
  • Dominion power line project also needs federal approval

    Dominion power line project also needs federal approval
    JAMES CITY — State approval for a power company's plan to build new electrical towers across one of the nation's most historic waterways awaits a crucial decision from the state's highest court. But a separate federal approval process — just...
  • Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing

    Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing
    In the long-term, the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier. In the short-term — not so much. That's the gist of an analysis by Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) scientists who looked at nutrient and sediment loads in the James River and eight other...
  • 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...
  • Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine

    Tidewater tour highlights Virginia's oysters and wine
    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...
  • 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...