| Dec 15, 2013
In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907.
Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
| Dec 16, 2013
Joseph Cloidt survived the Civil War battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg, serving at one point as bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln.
Arthur Hinze fought in Germany and France in World War I. And Raymond John Bielfeldt died of tuberculosis contracted...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:46 AM
The technology development arms of Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin have won a $14.4 million contract to design an experimental aircraft that aims to solve a major problem in military flight.
The most agile aircraft, like many helicopters now in...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The South Coast Water District has a new general manager, the agency announced in a news release.
Andrew Brunhart started Dec. 2 and replaces Betty Burnett, the district's legal counsel who had been general manager for eight months.
The district board...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Living in the shadow of the Naval Academy chapel, Ellis Richman and his wife, Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt, are exactly where they want to be – nestled in the heart of historic Annapolis. Theirs is no ordinary house among a bevy of notable properties....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:28 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google executives got a steep discount on jet fuel from the federal government for their fleet of private aircraft over a six-year period, a new audit from the NASA inspector general says.
A company owned by tech billionaires Larry...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Tom Hanks is a big factor in the current film award season for his title performance in director Paul Greengrass' compelling drama, re-creating the true 2009 hijacking of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates.
Capt. Richard Phillips puts himself at...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Michael Sporn, an Academy Award nominee for best animated short film and the director of more than 30 television specials for outlets such as HBO, PBS, Showtime and CBS, died of pancreatic cancer in New York City on January 19. He was 67.
Long a mainstay...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The U.S. Navy has demoted the master diver of the Navy company that lost two men in a training dive last February in Aberdeen, according to The Virginan-Pilot.
A Navy jury found that Senior Chief Petty Officer James Burger negligently failed to ensure...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Retired U.S. Navy Capt. John "Jack" Slaughter said people often ask him what the secret to his long life is.
"It was an awful lot of luck," he told friends and four generations of family — about 240 people from around the country and as far away...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Curtis Reeves, who faces second-degree murder charges in the killing of a moviegoer who refused to stop texting, had a similar dispute with another moviegoer at the same theater two weeks earlier, a Florida couple said Wednesday.
Jamira and Michael...