| 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 2, 2012
| 2:01 PM
One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history.
The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 12:04 PM
About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community -- the former seat of Warwick County -- became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the eight...
| May 20, 2010
Newport News is a maritime city steeped in history, dating back to the early 1600s, when it was first settled.
Legend has it that it was named after explorer Capt. Christopher Newport, who sometime about 1610 sailed on the James River to return to the...