| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Editor's note: This week's Writers' Block column is being written by staff writer Ann M. Efimetz.
The season of summer reading is upon us.
Blockbusters aren't just movies. Online booksellers have editor's picks suggesting titles that can entertain and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:59 PM
On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News' Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:22 PM
SURRY — Bacon's Castle in Surry is certainly known for its intriguing gatherings, and this weekend, history repeated itself.
Preservation Virginia, the nonprofit organization charged with helping to preserve and advocate for historical places like...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Armageddon is threatening to engulf, if not all of humanity, at least a good part of Hampton Roads. In other words, it's just another day in the life of Thomas Statford, private eye of the gods.
Statford, the title character in Hampton author John G....
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:02 PM
For most of us, the mystique and grand beauty of America's rivers are breathtaking. Author Will Daniel pays homage locally with "My Virginia Rivers."
This 250-page photography book takes forays into local geography, historical distinctions and ongoing...
| May 18, 2014
Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records.
But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions.
Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....
| May 23, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities.
Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...