| Feb 2, 2011
| 8:30 AM
For Phoebus coach Stan Sexton, last Dec. 11 was the ultimate. Few teams win a state championship, let alone three in a row.
But National Signing Day also has become pretty sweet on Ireland Street. Phoebus had four seniors from the 2010 state...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Roy W. Spence, a businessman who founded a Baltimore bus company and was an active churchman, died Saturday of complications from internal bleeding at Northwest Hospital.
The Pikesville resident was 84.
Born and raised in Camden, N.C., Mr. Spence...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Bartholomew Roberts didn't start out wanting to be a pirate.
But not for nothing did the Welshman captured by a buccaneer crew in 1719 get the nickname "Black Bart" — or compile a record of plunder that ranks among history's greatest.
| Nov 11, 2011
| 9:11 AM
DeAnne M. Seekins, director of the Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) opened the new Albemarle Primary Outpatient Clinic, 1845 West City Drive, Elizabeth City, NC at 1 p.m. Thursday. The center has the capacity to serve 2,400 veterans.
| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.
However, the front is also expected to bring storms as it moves through the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday.
The front has already...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
High school students can receive on-the-spot acceptance into colleges around the state during an on-site admissions program at Warwick High School this week.
The event, at 6 p.m. Thursday, is sponsored by Newport News Public Schools but open to all local...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The scorecard for the 2011 Tidewater Golfweek Amateur Tour is a big-time winner again.
The scorecard features the following:
• A national team championship for the third time in the last four years.
• Two national individual champions.
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:05 PM
There was one blowout fight between Sam Herring and William Cashion during their stay in Elizabeth City, N.C., this past spring.
Herring, the guts-on-his-sleeve singer of Future Islands, and bassist Cashion were at Thumpers Downtown Bar & Grill with...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:28 AM
SUFFOLK — The federal government has spent $25 million fighting fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge during the last three years.
The tab, combined with poor air quality felt as far away as Washington, D.C., has the U.S. Fish...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:12 PM
William and Mary at Duke, 7
Kristen Dickmann Invitational (in Annapolis, Md.):
Nebraska-Omaha vs. Norfolk State
NCCU Invitational (in Durham, N.C.):
Hampton vs. Elon, noon
Hampton vs. Winthrop, 6:30...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Rescuers plucked nine people from the sea near Ocean City Saturday morning after their boat sank, according to the Coast Guard.
About 10:30 a.m, passengers aboard a 38-foot boat about 46 miles east of Ocean City radioed for assistance, saying that the...