| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Erma Johanna Eichler, of Frankenmuth, and formerly of East Jordan, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Nottingham Assisted Care in Midland, Mich., at the age of 98 years.
Erma Johanna Gatzke was born on June 24, 1915, the third eldest child and...
| Jun 30, 2013
Not long after British assault troops stormed past the outnumbered defenders of Hampton — leaving a trail of pillage, murder and rape in their wake — the alarm began to sound along the James River.
The day after the June 25, 1813 attack, the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Rear Adm. George Cockburn already ranked as the most feared Royal Navy officer in North America when he landed with some 2,000 soldiers and marines on the north shore of Hampton Roads in the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1813.
But not even the incendiary...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Few people who live in the Olde Wythe, Merrimac Shores and Little England neighborhoods of Hampton thought twice about the significance of today's date when they got up this morning.
But 200 years ago on June 25, a British amphibious force clashed...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:57 PM
A British newspaper has identified a 29-year-old former Marylander as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs and revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Among the most evocative artifacts I've seen while preparing an upcoming series of stories on Hampton Roads and the War of 1812 is a rifle left behind by an American sharpshooter fleeing the field of a hopeless battle.
Not only does this rare marked...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:20 AM
HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS in 2012
1. Jan. 6--Bobby Jackson (30, Newport News) found shot to death at the intersection of 32nd Street and Salters Street. Police have identified Marvin Hunt (37, Newport News) and Gregory Jones (37, Newport...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:26 AM
There may have been in Gloucester this week an indication of what kind of favorable bidding climate exists in this economy.
Dozens of contractors showed up on Monday and Tuesday in Gloucester to preview construction projects worth millions of dollars....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:19 PM
Portsmouth Invitational Tournament first round (at Churchland High):
Norfolk Sports Club vs. K&D Round’s Landscaping, 7
Portsmouth Partnership vs. Mike Duman Auto Sales, 9
Norfolk State at William and Mary, 7
| Mar 27, 2013
| 5:10 PM
It started as the kind of delivery Pat Schoenberger, an Annapolis sea captain, had made many times: Pick up a client's motor sailboat, ferry it to Florida and return home in a few weeks' time.
A brilliant morning sky beckoned as Schoenberger and Jim...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Expectations of a storm to bring the heaviest snow in at least two years for the region have been dialed back as the National Weather Service has canceled its winter storm warning. High winds and wet roads remain a concern.
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