| Apr 2, 2015
| 7:10 AM
Union soldiers had plenty of reason to worry as — late on April 2, 1865 — they peered through the gloom and tried to puzzle out what was happening in the Confederate defenses southeast of Richmond.
Despite reports of a breakthrough at...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:21 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court sent Virginia's 3rd District gerrymander case back down the pipe on Monday, a move that brings Virginia another step closer to a redraw of its congressional map.
The nation's highest court vacated and remanded a three-judge panel'...
| Mar 29, 2015
Here's what Hampton Roads Academy's Peyton Baldwin did in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state swim meet in February:
She finished second to Madeira's Kylie Jordan in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.74 seconds, then finished second...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:05 PM
The city of Newport News said Thursday it plans to shut down a minimum-security correctional center on the banks of the James River and move the inmates to the Newport News City Jail within a matter of months.
The decision to close the City Prison...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:38 PM
City staffers worked for nearly a year to develop a plan for the city's first marathon that would give runners a scenic tour of the entire city without causing major traffic issues for drivers.
For the most part, they were successful in that effort,...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 10:26 PM
NCAA tournament first round (in Dayton, Ohio):
Hampton vs. Manhattan, 6:30
National Invitation Tournament first round:
No. 7 William and Mary at No. 2 Tulsa, 8:15
CollegeInsider.com Tournament first round:...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 10:43 AM
Spring returns Friday and with it more educational and entertaining gardening events. Here are three local ones I think you will like and can learn from – plein air painting or sketching, Historic Garden Week in Virginia and a new vegetable...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:22 PM
There is an opening of the James River Bridge scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Eastbound traffic at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is backed up to Hampton River Bridge
An accident on I-64 westbound past the 264 interchange is blocking the left lane, and...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:37 PM
The first time Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey sat down to meet with us in 2013, he talked about how the city is just the right size and shape for a marathon, and how great it would be to stage that marathon as a way to showcase the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:53 AM
A 1:30 p.m. opening is scheduled at the James River Bridge, on US-17 between Newport News and Isle of Wight County. Expect potential delays.
Source: Virginia Department of Transportation.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Wild falcons like to nest on tall manmade structures like the James River Bridge in Hampton Roads – now a webcam installed on a Baltimore skyscraper offers the public a live-stream view of these raptors living on the ledge.
The webcam was just...