| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:57 AM
When Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists recovered the USS Monitor steam engine from the Atlantic in 2001, the pioneering Civil War propulsion unit was enshrouded in a thick layer of marine concretion.
Sand, mud and corrosion combined with minerals in...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region.
From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:18 PM
In November 1861, New London residents watched with curiosity as teams of oxen hauled wagons loaded with fieldstones through their streets.
The stones had been collected from the foundations of farms and old pasture walls in Waterford and surrounding...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:24 AM
The Battle of the Ironclad Chefs returns March 10 to The Mariners’ Museum.
The unique event offers a competition between two markedly different Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook on the deck of the USS Monitor —...
| Mar 3, 2012
Despite 150 years of fame as one of history's landmark warships, the USS Monitor is the ironclad Civil War marvel that almost wasn't.
Not until shipbuilders at Portsmouth's Gosport Navy Yard had labored around the clock for months to transform the...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:47 PM
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Hopelessly outmatched on the seas, the Confederacy built an iron monster that launched a furious arms race, setting the stage for the bloody collision that changed the course of naval history.
Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Virginia...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Join me for the Battle of the Ironclad Chefs this Saturday, March 10, at The Mariners' Museum.
In the unique contest, two Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook aboard the USS Monitor — square off with meals that they would...
| May 5, 2012
100 Years Ago
In the Howard County courthouse column:
"After the completion of the criminal docket, the civil docket was taken up and the first case on it was the one of Curtis vs. Thompson. This grew out of a dispute over a...
| May 21, 2009
The Outer Banks of North Carolina, one of the prime vacation spots on the East Coast, is an easy two-hour drive from Hampton Roads. Famous for its family-oriented entertainment, the area offers miles of beautiful white beaches, amusements and historical...
| May 28, 2008
| 11:23 AM
From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare.
Along this finger of land cut by the York and...