| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There are several large shopping events coming up this spring that you’ll want to put on your calendar.
The Southern Women’s Show will take place at the Richmond Raceway Complex on March 21-23. The show features fashion, health and beauty...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:26 AM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina Infantry formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone weary and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of hard marching and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat.
But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
| Nov 9, 2013
When it comes to the business of war and national defense, no part of the United States has a longer or deeper record than Hampton Roads.
Even before Washington's victory at Yorktown ensured the independence of a country that has fought in more than...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2013
Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear.
So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
For the first two years of the Civil War, the far reaches of the Middle Peninsula remained a Confederate sanctuary largely unmolested by Union forces.
Though occasional patrols ventured inland from the Federal stronghold at Gloucester Point in search of...
| Aug 12, 2013
Second Lt. George Armstrong Custer was not yet a legend when he marched up the Peninsula with the Army of the Potomac in the spring of 1862.
But even at 22, he was already showing a knack for putting himself into situations that helped build his ...
| Jan 8, 2014
Despite the onslaught of some of the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades, the early winter weather of 2014 falls far short of many prolonged arctic blasts that have struck Hampton Roads in the past.
These historic cold-weather events gripped...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Long before they became famous, many celebrated figures had close links to Hampton Roads.
Here are a dozen who made their names in film, art, literature, song, military history and other fields after living or visiting here.
Glenn Close. The three-...