| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Twenty-five days after the ironclad CSS Virginia inflicted the United States' worst naval defeat before Pearl Harbor, 10 thunderous cannon blasts sounded from the beach at Fort Monroe across the far reaches of Hampton Roads.
Fired from the immense...
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| Jun 17, 2011
Three weeks after Virginia left the Union, the escalating shoving match between federal and Confederate forces jostling for control of Hampton Roads finally erupted into a shooting war.
Alarmed by the increasingly aggressive patrols of Union gunboats...
| May 21, 2011
Few Union officers were more celebrated in the North — or reviled in the South — than the man who took charge of Fort Monroe on May 22, 1861.
In just four short weeks of war, Benjamin F. Butler had seized command of the Massachusetts...
| Oct 4, 2009
Few local landmarks stand out as strongly as the Chamberlin Hotel at Old Point Comfort.
For all its size and architectural style, however, the 9-story structure is merely the last survivor of a time when this strip of sand dividing the Chesapeake Bay and...