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  • 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...
  • June 28 Letters: People Express, constitutional convention, protect the bay

    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...
  • Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers

    Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits

    Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits
    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...
  • Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits

    Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits
    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...
  • Hampton Roads history makes for good reads

     Hampton Roads history makes for good reads
    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...
  • Daring night attack off Newport News Point

    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. Then a...