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  • New waterfront seafood restaurant coming to Fort Monroe

    New waterfront seafood restaurant coming to Fort Monroe
    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...
  • Drop in Hampton Roads oyster harvest on the horizon

    Drop in Hampton Roads oyster harvest on the horizon
    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...
  • Arctic blast not enough to freeze James, York rivers

    Arctic blast not enough to freeze James, York rivers
    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...
  • Library shelves a treasure of Hampton Roads history

    Library shelves a treasure of Hampton Roads history
    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...
  • Resident starts petition to keep Newport News' City Farm open

    Resident starts petition to keep Newport News' City Farm open
    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...
  • 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...
  • Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River

    Power company, preservationists face off over proposed towers across the James River
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...