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  • Cannon fire thundered down Main Street 150 years ago in the fiery Battle of Smithfield

    Cannon fire thundered down Main Street 150 years ago in the fiery Battle of Smithfield
    Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patroled 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 the...
  • Ironclad on a rampage

    Ironclad on a rampage
    No one imagined the destruction about to unfold as the CSS Virginia eased from its berth late on the morning of March 8, 1862, for what was supposed to be its maiden voyage. But even as the sailors at Portsmouth’s Gosport Navy Yard prepared to...
  • VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry running at reduced capacity

    VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry running at reduced capacity
    The Virginia Department of Transportation says the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry system is running at reduced capacity due to a mechanical issue with the Pocahontas. The vessel was taken out of service Tuesday for "emergency maintenance and is expected to be...
  • War comes to Hampton Roads

    War comes to Hampton Roads
    No one could mistake the intent of the British warships that appeared at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay early on the frosty morning of Feb. 4, 1813. Just one of the immense 74-gun ships in this advance squadron boasted more firepower than all the...
  • Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician

    Theodore A. 'Ted' Dietz, electrician
    Theodore A. "Ted" Dietz, a retired shipyard electrician who earned the sobriquet of "40-Watt Dietz" from fellow volunteer crew members aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Feb. 3 of heart failure at his Severna Park home. He was 91. Born and...
  • Good news, for a change, about the Chesapeake Bay

    Good news, for a change, about the Chesapeake Bay
    For 30 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program — a partnership including the six bay states, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies — has been measuring and assessing...
  • Thursday's high school roundup: Sperling, Grafton shut out Poquoson in baseball opener

    Jordan Sprouse was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Evan Sperling struck out six as Grafton shut out visiting Poquoson 10-0 Thursday in the baseball opener for both teams. Nic Kurz, Gray Harris and P.J. Jackson each had two hits for the Clippers, who...
  • VDOT: No James River Bridge work due to storm

    VDOT: No James River Bridge work due to storm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation has decided not to go forward with work this weekend at the James River Bridge after all. Scheduled work to replace the metal grid deck on the JRB's lift span will be canceled this weekend due to an uncertain...
  • This weekend's high school scores

     THURSDAY Warwick 35, Heritage 14 Lafayette 25, York 20 Bethel 32, Menchville 7 Arcadia 36, Northampton 0 FRIDAY (From VirginiaPreps.com): Mostly publicAmelia County 26 Cumberland 14 Amherst County 17 E.C. Glass 0 Atlee 51 Armstrong 24 Bassett 51...
  • This weekend's football scores (updated through Friday night)

    FRIDAY (from VirginiaPreps.com): Mostly public schools Amherst County 46 Liberty (Bedford) 14 Annandale 28 R.E. Lee (Springfield) 21 Bassett 20 Magna Vista 19 Bath County 27 Pendleton County (WV) 14 Battlefield 40 Patriot 20 Briar Woods 45 Loudoun...
  • James River Bridge grid deck $200,000 more than expected

    James River Bridge grid deck $200,000 more than expected
    Fixing the James River Bridge grid deck will cost at least $200,000 more than previously thought, according to documents from the Virginia Department of Transportation obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act, bringing the total to...