| Sep 25, 2012
Bill Wade and his wife, Susan, might live in Washington, D.C., but they spend their spare time on the Chesapeake Bay with their sons. It’s a family tradition passed along from Bill’s father, firefighter turned waterman after his wife won a...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:30 AM
UPDATE: VDOT plans to demolish two sections of Jersey Wall dividers on the James River Bridge to create a traffic crossover so the span can remain open during upcoming work to replace the metal grid deck.
Lauren Hansen, a VDOT spokeswoman, revealed the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 9:24 PM
(compiled by VirginiaPreps.com)
Granby 21 Wilson 20
Hampton 42 Denbigh 0
Heritage (Newport News) 30 Woodside 26
Alleghany 47 James River (Buchanan) 26
Altavista 48 William Campbell 33
Amelia County 35 Randolph-Henry 21...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 9:15 PM
"Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2013
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:33 PM
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.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the WDBJ7 viewing area.
The New River Valley was especially hard hit.
Evacuations have been ordered in parts of Pulaski County, and Wythe County officials are warning of a potential dam failure that...
| Jan 14, 2013
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:03 AM
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...