| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:29 PM
HAMPTON — Ten travel-weary high school students came to shore around noon Saturday at Fort Monroe nearly 80 miles from where they first started their paddle down the James River in Richmond.
After eight days on the water, the group completed the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:34 PM
As much as we might hate to admit it, we've zipped past the halfway point of summer and are sliding toward fall. While children and parents are in back-to-school mode, writers and readers can begin to plan for upcoming book festivals and conferences....
| Jan 8, 2014
Despite the onslaught of some of the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades, the early winter weather of 2014 falls far short of many prolonged arctic blasts that have struck Hampton Roads in the past.
These historic cold-weather events gripped...
| Jan 12, 2014
When the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades gripped Hampton Roads earlier this week, the brutal 1977 winter that froze the region's waterways and covered its landscape with snow was what many readers remembered.
"The month of January 1977...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors.
Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
| Dec 6, 2013
More than 70 years after the first Japanese bomb exploded at Pearl Harbor, it can be hard to imagine how people here responded when the news reached Hampton Roads.
Theaters interrupted their screenings to call servicemen to duty. Radio stations broke...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:33 AM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions.
Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:04 AM
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...