| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:27 PM
HAMPTON — The City of Hampton will get to keep about $700,000 in cash, nine vehicles, electronics and other assets left over from a 19-month undercover cigarette sting.
Wednesday, the city received a letter from the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| Oct 20, 2013
Long after the Civil War ended, the Fort Monroe general who made one of the conflict's most momentous decisions insisted that he understood its significance from the beginning.
But on the late May 1861 day that Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler granted...
| Nov 1, 2013
Robert E. Lee was many years removed from fame when -- as a young officer in the Army Corps of Engineers --he packed up and left his quarters at Fort Monroe in late October 1834.
But the report he gave when he reported for his new job at the office of...
| Oct 11, 2013
HAMPTON — Long after the Civil War ended, the Fort Monroe general who made one of the conflict’s most momentous decisions insisted that he understood its significance from the beginning.
But on the late May 1861 day that Maj. Gen. Benjamin...
| Nov 6, 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
A few minutes before 10 a.m. on Nov. 15, 1921, one of the most amazing aerial spectacles ever to take place in Hampton Roads rose into the skies over Langley Field.
At 410 feet long, the Roma was a leviathan -- the largest lighter-than-air ship in the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Gina Dalmas is a country singer with a rock 'n' roll heart. Her music contains plenty of backwoods, Southern spirit, but there are also liberal splashes of rock irreverence.
In a recent Q&A with Veer Magazine, the Norfolk-based musician talked about her...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:32 AM
When the Union army marched into Yorktown on May 4, 1862, the battered old waterfront village was virtually deserted.
After a monthlong siege, one white woman and two blacks were the only inhabitants the hastily retreating Confederates left behind to...
| Jul 2, 2013
Soon after Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia started marching from Fredericksburg toward the fateful July 1-3, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, the telegraph line to Fort Monroe starting humming.
"Lee's Army is in motion toward the...
| Jun 30, 2013
Not long after British assault troops stormed past the outnumbered defenders of Hampton — leaving a trail of pillage, murder and rape in their wake — the alarm began to sound along the James River.
The day after the June 25, 1813 attack, the...