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  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Living Here: Fishing

    Living Here: Fishing
    With its many waterways, Hampton Roads is a dream for fishing enthusiasts. Fishing can be done from piers, shorelines and by boat, with plenty of saltwater and freshwater options. It is important to know the licensing rules and fishing regulations...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • Daring night attack off Newport News Point

    Most of the sailors in the Union's North Atlantic Blockading Squadron were sound asleep when a small, nearly silent craft slipped through the darkness off Newport News Point early on April 9, 1864, and headed toward the USS Minnesota. Then a...
  • Civil War at 150: Union contingent pounded in Smithfield

    Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patrolled Hampton Roads during the Civil War. More than one Yankee sailor felt the sting of a rebel rifle fired from the shore, and — despite armor shields that rivaled anything seen on...
  • A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops

    A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
  • Once extinct on the James River, bald eagles are soaring back

    Once extinct on the James River, bald eagles are soaring back
    Pollution once drove bald eagles to extinction along the James River in Virginia. Now the mighty birds are soaring back. It’s a triumphant success story documented every year by a trio of men who take to a tiny plane to count nests along this...
  • Hampton Roads history makes for good reads

     Hampton Roads history makes for good reads
    A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers. Norfolk's Navy base "Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
  • Daffodil Festival parade float winners

    Splendid weather on Saturday for the Daffodil Festival had an estimated 10,000 people pour onto Main Street. Here's a list from Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism of the winners of the parade float entries in individual categories. "By Land or...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...