| Apr 25, 2010
Sept. 12, 1570 Spanish Jesuits stop at Indian village of Kecoughtan en route to establishing settlement on the York River.
1597 Chief Powhatan's warriors seize Kecoughtan and install his son Pochins as chief.
April 30, 1607 English settlers land at...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 4:14 PM
- John Richardson has a strong connection to the 757 area
- He'll be one of two first-year assistant basketball coaches at Virginia Tech
- He won two state championships as Woodside's coach
Initially, John Richardson took the fifth. Better silence...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:14 PM
On the 150th anniversary of Virginia's secession from the Union, it can be hard to remember how — for many months in early 1861 — the Commonwealth steadfastly resisted joining its Deep South neighbors.
When the voters of Elizabeth City,...
| Aug 7, 2010
When Union troops occupied Hampton during the Civil War, they couldn't help but be impressed by the ancient brick walls of St. John's Church.
Many admiring Yankees wrote home describing its weighty aura of antiquity. One souvenir seeker even sent back...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Constance “Connie” Dentler, 88, of Plantation, Florida, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her home.
Born Dec. 22, 1922, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Leon and Hazel Trovinger Bond.
She was a 1941 graduate of Hagerstown...
| 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.
| 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...