| 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,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
There are all kinds of activities that go on in your neighborhood community centers. Some may very well surprise you.
Consider the "Happy Hookers," for example. The group of senior women gathers weekly at the Hampton Senior Center to provide instruction...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Last July, young blues musicians from across Hampton Roads and the nation converged on The American Theatre in Hampton for Virginia's first-ever Fernando Jones Blues Camp. The sessions were described as a blazing success by children and parents.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Hampton Roads remembers slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of musical salutes, parades and gatherings. Here are news releases containing details of some events taking place Jan. 17-20, 2014.
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:28 AM
When Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock landed at the Hampton docks on Feb. 20, 1755, the dashing commander-in-chief of British forces in North America was eager to put his long transatlantic journey behind him and burnish his reputation by defeating the French on...
| 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 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...
| 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 4, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Hampton University was picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll. Defending regular-season champ Norfolk State was picked first. Versatile Spartan Pendarvis Williams was named the Preseason Player of the Year. .....