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Gloucester Point

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  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • When spice came to Gloucester

    When spice came to Gloucester
    GLOUCESTER — Each morning when Steven Tozer pulled up to the smoke shop to feed his addiction to spice in the spring of 2013, a line of frazzled, desperate people would already be waiting outside. If the customers in line didn't have money, they...
  • Living Here: Gloucester

    Living Here: Gloucester
    Gloucester, the gateway to Virginia's Middle Peninsula, is noted for its rural lifestyle, access to water and historic Main Street with its shops and restaurants and summertime farmer's market. The county is steeped in history. At the time of the...
  • Living Here: Colleges and universities

    Living Here: Colleges and universities
    No matter what type of education you're looking for, it's available here in Hampton Roads. Bryant & Stratton College. Hampton. Private. The facility at Peninsula Town Center opened in 2010. It offers 15 full- and part-time associate and bachelor's...
  • Living Here: Fishing

    Living Here: Fishing
    With its many waterways, Hampton Roads is a dream for fishing enthusiasts. Fishing can be done from piers, shorelines and by boat, with plenty of saltwater and freshwater options. It is important to know the licensing rules and fishing regulations...
  • Living Here: Nature parks

    Living Here: Nature parks
    Charles City County Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Bird watching, hunting, fishing, shooting range, public boat access. An access permit is needed for visitors ages 17 and older who do not have a Virginia hunting or fishing license or boating...
  • Wreck involving Gloucester Sheriff's deputy under investigation

    A collision Monday afternoon on Route 17 that involved a Gloucester County Sheriff's deputy and another motorist remains under investigation. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Route 17 and Tidemill Road, said First Sgt. Caren Sterling of the...
  • Gloucester smoke shop off-limits to armed forces personnel

    A Gloucester smoke shop is among eight in Hampton Roads that the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic has deemed off-limits to members of the armed forces. Hampton Pipe & Tobacco on Route 17 in the Gloucester Point area, located in the former Gloucester Public...
  • Chesapeake Bay vulnerable to climate change

    Historians say the Chesapeake Bay has changed since Capt. John Smith first landed at Jamestown four centuries ago. And scientists say it will change again by the end of this one as a rising, warming ocean with more acidic waters carves out a different...
  • A failed raid on Richmond drives fleeing Union cavalrymen to Williamsburg

    A failed raid on Richmond drives fleeing Union cavalrymen to Williamsburg
    History may look upon Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's Feb. 28-March 3, 1864 cavalry raid on Richmond as an embarrassment if not a fiasco. But you might not have known that from what one observer described as "the rollicking, devil-may-care...