| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Garden tour in Gloucester
The Secret Garden Tour takes place in Gloucester County from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, first day of Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
Garden week runs April 26-May 3. This event includes four Gloucester gardens...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Hampton Roads writing community is mourning the loss of local poet and educator Hollis E. Pruitt who died on April 14.
Pruitt, a native of Mississippi but long-time Hampton Roads resident, served in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor's degree in...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 8:08 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:36 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:22 AM
The Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic is holding its 9th Annual "A Night at the Casino -- Vegas by the Bay" fundraiser on Saturday at the Abingdon Ruritan Club on Guinea Road.
The event features gambling with "funny money," horse races, a silent auction...