| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:28 AM
You probably don't know it, but Gloucester residents got some good news on the taxes front this summer.
County Administrator Brenda Garton was notified in July that the county is exempt from regional taxes imposed by House Bill 2313, which became law...
| Sep 1, 2013
This week, the Virginia Department of Transportation addresses safety concerns on the new steel grid deck of the James River Bridge, but the issues of traction on the bridge are old, by about 30 years.
In May, 1980, shortly after the first segment of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Despite an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation to monitor the James River Bridge grid deck, Virginia State Police provided only one day of patrol during July, according to an agency spokeswoman.
Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Virginia State Police stationed a unit on the James River Bridge grid deck seven times during the month of June, according to data the agency provided the Daily Press on Friday.
Corinne Geller, a spokeswoman for Virginia State Police, said Friday she...
| Aug 23, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation was unable to say this week when state police are monitoring the troubled steel grid deck on the James River Bridge.
Despite assurances by VDOT that state police would be positioned on the deck during rainy...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Fixing the James River Bridge grid deck will cost at least $200,000 more than previously thought, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Transportation obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act, bringing the total to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Brown County residents who own property along County Road 9 are willing to pay half the cost of patching 10 miles of the road with asphalt.
Don Hinz, a property owner in support of paying for the road, Tuesday told Brown County commissioners that he...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:03 PM
Coastal Plain League:
Columbia at Peninsula Pilots (at War Memorial Stadium), 7:05
Pawtucket at Norfolk, 7:05
Richmond at Erie, 7:05
Senior district tournament (at Warhill High):