| 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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Over the past week, officials with the city of Newport News have been trying to piece together how it amassed 422 acres of land in Menchville that are now home to the Newport News City Farm and Riverview Farm Park.
But now, the city says it actually...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:06 AM
In Portsmouth, eastbound US-58 is delayed about a half mile at the Midtown Tunnel.
On VA-164 in Portsmouth, traffic is delayed about a half mile near US-58W.
VDOT has issued a fog advisory for the James River Bridge. Expect potential...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:45 PM
The James River and Chesapeake Bay should see a drop in nitrogen pollution now that the wastewater treatment system in Hopewell is undergoing a long-anticipated $76 million upgrade.
State and local officials kicked off the project at a groundbreaking...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:52 PM
HAMPTON — A new seafood restaurant with a sunset view is coming to the Old Point Comfort Marina at Fort Monroe in the spring.
"It's gorgeous out here," said co-owner Gary McIntyre.
The two working owners of The Barking Dog near the Sunset...