| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat.
But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
| Dec 5, 2013
Few real estate deals have had more impact on the history of Hampton and the north shore of Hampton Roads than the sale of 1,659 acres of Back River farmland that unfolded during the last weeks of 1916.
Engineered by a small group of local businessmen,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Bethlehem police's first female officer died on Sunday. Vivian W. Butts, 80, of Bethlehem, first began her career with Bethlehem police in 1964 as the first female officer, according to her online obituary. In 1980, she was promoted to sergeant and she...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:55 AM
HAMPTON — Although he hails from the Richmond area and often places his stock-car racing focus there, Eddie Johnson has provided his share of memorable moments at Langley Speedway. Not the least of which was riding over the hood of Buddy Malish,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The Phish jam-rock band is returning to the Hampton Coliseum Oct. 18-20. It's to be the latest in a series of key musical moments in the life of a legendary, 43-year building. I've been around to cover 19 of those years. Here are five memorable shows from...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The automatic distress signal came in to the Coast Guard about 10:30 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard pilot had ejected from a fighter jet some 35 miles off Chincoteague Island in Virginia.
As a rescue team sprang into action, another fighter...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Aaron Carver knew what he wanted, so he figured: Why wait?
Carver, an athletic 6-foot-6 wing and the son of former Old Dominion star Anthony Carver, committed to the Monarchs this week.
"I always wanted to go to Old Dominion," Carver said Tuesday. "My...
| 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...