| Feb 27, 2015
| 4:52 PM
HAMPTON — A new seafood restaurant with a sunset view is coming to the Old Point Comfort Marina at Fort Monroe in the spring.
"It's gorgeous out here," said co-owner Gary McIntyre.
The two working owners of The Barking Dog near the Sunset...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Virginia has enjoyed huge oyster harvests for the past two seasons, taking in 504,000 bushels last year and 409,000 the year before that. The season now winding down looks healthy, too.
But don't get used to it.
The Chesapeake Bay and its...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Back in 1977, waterman J.C. West saw something you used to see once in a generation or two: the mighty James and York rivers frozen over.
It happened after a massive snowfall hit the region in December of '76, followed by a January that never got...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:33 AM
Typically this blog spotlights local, contemporary writers. But while cleaning out the shelves of the Daily Press library a few months back, I discovered a couple treasures to commemorate Black History Month. These books, written by Hampton Roads...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:02 PM
A local man has started a petition to save the Newport News City Farm, saying it's not a good idea to shut down the long-standing jail for low-risk inmates in the Menchville section of the city.
Keith Jones, 38, says he's planning an all-out effort to...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:09 PM
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:...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Jan 4, 2015
JAMES CITY — Virginia's largest electricity provider will face off against James City County and preservationists this week in a battle over proposed new electrical towers crossing one of the nation's most historic waterways.
The battleground is...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
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...