| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Hampton Roads provided the stage for many colorful characters during the Civil War, when the tide of Union and Confederate forces flowing into the region sometimes grew so large that the 1860 population of 101,018 tripled.
Here's a half-dozen of the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The sun inched towards the horizon setting the sky ablaze in ribbons of pink and orange above the waters of Hampton Roads before slowly slipping out of sight. As she soaked up the view from the fifth floor suite at The Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, Eva...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Hampton History Museum slips into a bluesy mood this evening as Bobby "BlackHat" Walters stops by to perform as part of the museum's Front Porch Music Series.
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Bluesman Bobby ‘BlackHat’ Walters...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Along with hot temperatures come hot entertainment choices. With festivals and outdoor concerts in high gear, you've got plenty of options this weekend. Find all the details at hrticket.com, but here's a quick overview.
CRANK THE COUNTRY. Big bad...
| Aug 28, 2013
One of the most epic sights recorded in a place that has seen many was the immense tide of sick and wounded Union soldiers that washed up on the east bank of the Hampton River in August of 1862.
Ferried by the thousands from the giant Army of the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Nearly 400 years after colonist John Rolfe recorded their arrival, the first known Africans in the English-speaking New World remain shrouded in mystery.
Was their arrival in August of 1619 really the first, especially considering that the Portuguese...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Few dates in the long history of Hampton stand out more starkly than the Aug. 7, 1861 night when a Confederate-set inferno burned the old colonial port town to ground.
More than 500 structures fell to the relentless flames, which rose up in a towering...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Rarely has anyone changed the landscape in Hampton Roads as dramatically as Secretary of the Army Elihu Root when he signed a Sept. 1, 1902 order authorizing the razing of the Hygeia Hotel.
The landmark structure stretched for more than 700 yards...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Hampton History Museum in recent years has turned emerged as a reliable venue for American roots music. The trend continues Sept. 18 with a performance by Jackass Flats, a Richmond band that mixes bluegrass and rock.
"Jackass Flats' award-winning...
| Sep 5, 2013
Exactly what the Rev. Lewis C. Lockwood expected when he arrived at Fort Monroe and Hampton on Sept. 3, 1862 is a little hard to piece together 151 years later.
As an agent of the Albany, N.Y.-based American Missionary Association, Lockwood's dual...
| Sep 29, 2013
YORK COUNTY — An electric scroll saw has been Hugh Kalns' friend for decades.
The machine helped him achieve a degree of fame in eastern Virginia's crafting community. Delicate, lace-like carvings of angels, kittens, Christmas wreathes, even...