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  • Catch Santa south of the James this weekend

    If you’re looking to spend some time with Santa Claus south of the James River, you’ve got a couple of options between now and Christmas. The Isle of Wight County Museum will host its annual “Evening with St. Nick,” which will...
  • Giant horse pens in Newport News served World War I doughboys

     Giant horse pens in Newport News served World War I doughboys
    Two months after the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the Army selected its principal ports of embarkation for sending a massive expeditionary force to Europe. Writing in a June 20 memorandum to the chief of staff, Quartermaster Gen....
  • Heavy rain likely, coastal flood advisory issued for Hampton Roads Tuesday

    Heavy rain likely, coastal flood advisory issued for Hampton Roads Tuesday
    Pack your umbrella Tuesday and watch out for flooding, especially in low-lying areas near the coast. The National Weather Service is calling for an 90 percent chance for rain, which is expected to be heavy at times. A coastal flood advisory is in effect...
  • Hampton Roads shares in $21 million in pollution-reduction grants

    Hampton Roads localities from Isle of Wight to James City counties are among 25 around the state chosen to receive a share of more than $21 million in grants to help fund projects to reduce stormwater pollution. James City County was the big winner...
  • Still chilly outside, but stretch of sunny days starts Wednesday

    Still chilly outside, but stretch of sunny days starts Wednesday
    You'll want to grab a jacket Wednesday, but it should be a fairly pleasant day outside. The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 48 degrees dropping to a low of 33 overnight. Conditions should be...
  • Sunshine continues in Hampton Roads Thursday

    Sunshine continues in Hampton Roads Thursday
    Look forward to more sunny days in Hampton Roads. The National Weather Service forecast shows mostly sunny weather through Monday next week. Expect a high temperature of about 47 degrees Thursday and 31 overnight. Winds will be out of the west 8 to 14...
  • Social Scene: Aces raise money for autism school in Newport News

    Social Scene: Aces raise money for autism school in Newport News
    The Peninsula School for Autism's annual Aces for Autism golf tournament was held at the James River County Club in Newport News on Sept. 15 and raised $42,500, according to a school spokeswoman. The tournament "brought out 96 golfers for camaraderie,...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Civil War raider sinks off Newport News

     Civil War raider sinks off Newport News
    When Union sailors steamed into Hampton Roads with the captured CSS Florida in mid-November 1864, many of their countrymen on the East Coast embraced news of the unexpected trophy as if they had been delivered. For two years, the fast, well-armed...
  • Sunny but cold shopping weather Black Friday

    Sunny but cold shopping weather Black Friday
    Bundle up, Black Friday shoppers, but you can leave your umbrella at home. The National Weather Service is calling for a high temperature of just 42 degrees Friday, but there should be plenty of sunshine. The temperature is expected to dip to a frigid...
  • TRAFFIC: 12:30 p.m. opening at James River Bridge

    TRAFFIC:  12:30 p.m. opening at James River Bridge
    Bridge lift A 12:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.