| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The tropical system known as Humberto reached hurricane force late Tuesday, making it one of the latest first hurricanes of a season in modern history but not setting a record.
Hurricane Humberto had 80 mph winds as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, having...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Sea level rise is the subject explored in "Shored Up," a film to be screened 7 tonight at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts. The movie spotlights issues facing coastal communities like those in Hampton Roads.
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Pete Watson runs, literally and figuratively, among the distance-running elite. He won bronze in the 5,000 meters at the 2001 Canadian national championships, and he coaches his brother Rob, a world-class marathoner.
Monday the Watsons were in Boston,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
Peter McGuinness, an East Coast advertising wunderkind who took the helm at DDB Chicago less than two years ago, is competitive, passionate and driven to succeed. He also likes to stir things up.
Those qualities got him into and out of hot water growing...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Beth Schub started surfing with one of her uncles on Long Island when she was 13, but she went off to college in Pennsylvania and later settled there after getting married, she thought she was pretty much done with the sport.
It took a move to Emerald...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ocean City, Md., is the fourth most-searched location among Americans looking for vacation homes online, according to website traffic from Trulia collected over a 12-month period ending March 31, 2013.
Cape May, N.J., the county encompassing that state&...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:04 AM
The smile of Dr. Beach still shines on the Sunshine State as three Florida beaches made his annual Top 10 beaches in the U.S. list.
Dr. Beach is Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman and he's Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:35 PM
A storm hitting the East Coast over the next few days will bring rain, drizzle and clouds to Baltimore, with the potential for flooding near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, according to the National Weather Service.
The Weather Channel is calling the...