| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:27 PM
In an earlier era, Patricia O'Connell would have worked in gusty storms and through foggy days to ensure ships didn't veer out of the nearby Hampton Roads shipping channel.
O'Connell lives in the lighthouse keeper's quarters on Fort Monroe, which was...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:12 PM
HAMPTON — Across the street from Fort Monroe's iconic beaches are a row of brick-facade buildings. Some teem with activity while others sit vacant.
A slow drip of business activity is beginning to repopulate Fort Monroe as the decommissioned...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:13 AM
When a large water line beneath Mercury Boulevard needed repairs in early October, a crew from Newport News Waterworks wasn't there to repair it.
Instead, Fort Monroe's contractor Veolia Water motored over the Mill Creek bridge to respond.
| Oct 11, 2014
HAMPTON — The bricks and mortar of Fort Monroe's stone citadel can ooze with water after rainy days, forcing Casemate Museum staff to monitor and track the humidity around the their exhibits.
Other areas within the stone fort simply aren't safe...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A popular summer concert series has seemingly escaped looming federal budget cuts. Fort Monroe's Music By the Bay series will begin June 13 and with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble.
Concerts take place on Thursday evenings at...
| Feb 5, 2013
The guns and guards are gone, but Fort Monroe remains in the military's hands more than 15 months after the Army decomissioned the base and moved its personnel and equipment from the historic property.
The Army is keeping tight-fisted control of the...
| Jan 20, 2013
HAMPTON — As Fort Monroe continues evolving from an Army base to a public attraction, a protracted debate has begun between the Fort Monroe Authority and City Hall over how much the state should pay for services the city provides on the fort...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:57 AM
News release from the City of Hampton:
The Fort Monroe Authority and the City of Hampton are pleased to announce a joint agreement to open the Engineers Fishing Pier at Fort Monroe on December 9. In the agreement, the City of Hampton will assume the day-...
| Sep 2, 2012
State officials planning to build a veterans care center employing upward of 500 people are eyeing just two locations for the project: Fort Monroe and a former state school for disabled pupils.
While lobbying for former Virginia School property,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:58 AM
Even though the Army has decamped, the bands will play on. The Fort Monroe Authority announced this week that the music series previously called Music Under the Stars will continue this summer under the name Music by the Bay.
Military band concerts are a...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 4:37 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Victims of defective Chinese drywall demanded an audience with Gov. Bob McDonnell at Monday's meeting of the Defective Drywall Task Force.
"All I keep hearing is request this, request that," said Amanda Fowle of Newport News,...