| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The Newport News Fire Department's bomb squad got more than they bargained for when they showed up to a call at a vacant house Friday - old military ordnance left sitting abandoned in a shed.
The team was called out around 1:30 p.m. Friday when a...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Chief petty officer selectees from Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and its tenant commands remembered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a ceremony Thursday at Kirkpatrick Field.
Officers, sailors and civilians came together to honor the victims of...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:04 PM
On August 7, 2014, Naval Weapons Station (WPNSTA) Yorktown celebrates 96 years of service to the fleet providing ordnance and technical support to the U. S. Navy. Since 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a Presidential Proclamation establishing...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:29 AM
The Navy Exchange at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown received the Bingham Award by the Navy Exchange Service Command in the $3-$7 million sales category for superior performance in 2013.
The Bingham Award program was established in 1979 to recognize...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare.
She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at the secluded...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:35 AM
WILLIAMSBURG – It sits in a corner of York County, just off Route 199, next to the York River in the heart of the “Historic Triangle”—Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. The land is rich in history, from the first settlers in the...
| May 17, 2014
| 9:43 PM
Virginia Legacy 76 made its National Premier Soccer League debut Saturday night, losing 2-1 to Chesterfield United FC at Wanner Stadium.
Legacy was forced to play a man down in the first minute after goalkeeper Ryan McArthur, from Poquoson and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:32 AM
When the Union army marched into Yorktown on May 4, 1862, the battered old waterfront village was virtually deserted.
After a monthlong siege, one white woman and two blacks were the only inhabitants the hastily retreating Confederates left behind to...
| May 24, 2013
Old Point Comfort and Jamestown may have the distinction of being the first places associated with the arrival of Virginia's first Africans in 1619.
But it wasn't until decades later that slavery really took off -- and when it did it was the south...
| May 25, 2013
When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule.
African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...