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  • 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...
  • Living Here: Beaches

    Living Here: Beaches
    Thanks to the ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and multiple rivers, beaches are plentiful in Hampton Roads. So, weather permitting, break out your blanket and sunscreen and head for a beach near you. Gloucester Gloucester Point Beach Park. 1255 Greate Road,...
  • Living Here: Nature parks

    Living Here: Nature parks
    Charles City County Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Bird watching, hunting, fishing, shooting range, public boat access. An access permit is needed for visitors ages 17 and older who do not have a Virginia hunting or fishing license or boating...
  • Living Here: Where to dine

    Living Here: Where to dine
    Looking for restaurants in Hampton Roads? The diversity of the region is reflected in its dining choices. Whether you favor sushi, local crabs or crunchy tacos, there's plenty waiting for you. Legend — $$$: most entrees $17 or more; $$: most...
  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

    HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers

    Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers
    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some of the other figures who helped build the tradition that Hampton's Blackbeard Pirate...
  • A checklist of Hampton Roads pirates and pirate killers

    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some others who helped build the tradition that the Blackbeard Pirate Festival will...
  • Bay health rates a 'C' for second year

    Bay health rates a 'C' for second year
    The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...
  • 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...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...