| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Jack McT. Dibler, a much-revered Howard County chemistry teacher who was also an avid Washington Capitals fan, died Tuesday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 63.
The son of a truck driver and a housekeeper, Jack...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., a retired steel company executive who enjoyed watersports, died April 11 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Arnold home. He was 87.
The son of Oliver Lee Hoffman, a coal company executive, and Mayme Manges Hoffman,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:52 AM
ATLANTA, Ga. -- It was just a few inches of snow, but for the normally balmy South, enough of it fell to throw life into turmoil for millions of people from Louisiana to Virginia on Wednesday, trapping Atlanta motorists overnight on highways and forcing...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Because of poor field conditions in Charlottesville, William and Mary’s game against Virginia — the nation’s No. 1 team in some polls — was moved to Williamsburg’s Plumeri Park and was rescheduled for 6...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 AM
A Department of Transportation official told the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors on Thursday that the U.S. 460 project was being refocused, not suspended entirely.
The project, a new 55-mile stretch of divided highway slated to be built along the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:33 PM
The state will halt spending on the Route 460 expansion project until the Army Corps of Engineers gives its final OK, according to the state's top transportation official, and much to the disappointment of local officials.
| Nov 22, 2013
Two hundred-ninety-five years ago today, Royal Navy sailors from Hampton clashed with the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate in a hand-to-hand struggle off the remote Outer Banks island of Ocracoke.
Downing a bowl of strong liquor as they approached his...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:30 PM
When we think of Russell Banks, what comes to mind are the novels: "Continental Drift," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Cloudsplitter," "Rule of the Bone." These are ambitious books, dealing with politics and history, the aftermath of tragedy, the specter of...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans.
Quinetta Rascoe was waiting for them.
Wearing a bright pink...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep...