| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
More than 70 years after the first Japanese bomb exploded at Pearl Harbor, it can be hard to imagine how people here responded when the news reached Hampton Roads.
Theaters interrupted their screenings to call servicemen to duty. Radio stations broke...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Pollution once drove bald eagles to extinction along the James River in Virginia. Now the mighty birds are soaring back.
It’s a triumphant success story documented every year by a trio of men who take to a tiny plane to count nests along this...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
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...
| 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...