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  • Peninsula wreckers, cabbies working through snow storm

    Peninsula wreckers, cabbies working through snow storm
    For Mike Pelfrey and his staff at Tidewater Express Inc., this week's winter storm began Sunday. "We had a whole lot of no-starts over the weekend," Pelfrey said Monday of the growing number of calls to his towing company from tractor-trailer owners...
  • A look at Jamestown's role in forging the chains of slavery

    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony's first capital during the 1600s:...
  • Newport News-built SS United States gets $250K anonymous donation

    An anonymous donor has given $250,000 to backers of the SS United States, a Newport News-built ocean liner that sailed in the 1950s and is now attempting a comeback as a waterside attraction. The gift is one of the largest individual contributions...
  • Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail

    Newport News says it will shut down City Farm jail
    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...
  • Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort

    Searching for an end to the Civil War off Old Point Comfort
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865 an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Isle of Wight sheriff says county desperately needs new radio system

    At an Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors meeting in December, Sheriff Mark Marshall queued up a series of audio files. The first was from a sheriff's deputy in the northwestern part of the county. The deputy was being assaulted by someone he was...
  • Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader

     Hampton Roads Peace Conference enabled Lincoln as a firm leader
    Sometime after 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, an eerie silence fell over the blasted landscape that divided the Union and Confederate armies at Petersburg. Thousands of soldiers on both sides stood up and watched as a flag of truce emerged from the front-...
  • Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing

    Chesapeake Bay is better long-term, but improvements slowing
    In the long-term, the Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier. In the short-term — not so much. That's the gist of an analysis by Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) scientists who looked at nutrient and sediment loads in the James River and eight other...
  • During World War I, Newport News port was biggest supplier of war horses for British army

    Three months after the first shots of World War I rang out in August 1914, the withering brutality of the fighting in Europe reached across the Atlantic and began reshaping Hampton Roads with an unforeseen power. Though the United States would not enter...
  • 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....
  • Dominion power line project also needs federal approval

    Dominion power line project also needs federal approval
    JAMES CITY — State approval for a power company's plan to build new electrical towers across one of the nation's most historic waterways awaits a crucial decision from the state's highest court. But a separate federal approval process — just...