| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:08 PM
"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...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:56 AM
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....
| Jan 10, 2010
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...
| Jan 10, 2010
| 7:33 PM
— 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...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 7:54 PM
— 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...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 8:04 PM
— 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...