| Sep 25, 2012
Bill Wade and his wife, Susan, might live in Washington, D.C., but they spend their spare time on the Chesapeake Bay with their sons. It’s a family tradition passed along from Bill’s father, firefighter turned waterman after his wife won a...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:28 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Take a look at the coming week's Hampton Roads literary events.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Richard LaMotte - author book-signing
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St., Virginia Beach
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| May 30, 2013
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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Go back 200 years this month and you would have found Hampton Roads in turmoil.
The world's best and biggest navy, which had arrived in February to blockade the Chesapeake Bay, was looking for new targets after the return of a squadron that had...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:32 PM
A Norfolk league champion team started well in the women's 4.5-rated division of the USTA League Virginia District Championships, winning both of its matches Friday.
First, the team captained by Jacquelyn West won 5-0 against the "Over the Line" team...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors.
Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
| 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...