| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Paul Ryan's journey from congressman to vice-presidential candidate was cloaked in secrecy worthy of a big-screen thriller.
In the culminating scene, Ryan -- policy wonk, statistics nerd, father of three -- crept through the woods behind his Wisconsin...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Below is an e-mail detailing the outcome of possible disease problems associated with dozens of crape myrtles in Elizabeth City, N.C., earlier this year. McDonald Garden Center assisted with the investigation.
"Happily I can tell you our crape myrtle...