| Aug 12, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Schools statewide slipped in meeting federal No Child Left Behind Act achievement goals, with 40 percent not making adequate yearly progress, or AYP, this year. Results, based on pass rates on state tests, were released Thursday by the Virginia Department...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 5:23 PM
– At 59, Wallace Lewis assumed he was finished with school.
After 32 years operating a computerized band saw at International Paper Co.'s lumber mill, the Suffolk man figured he would retire in a few years. Then reality hit.
| Feb 11, 2011
| 3:03 PM
The Peninsula's 2011 real estate market started off with a 30 percent jump in home sales compared to January 2010, but that news isn't as good as it sounds.
The median sales price was down nearly 3 percent to $183,250, according to the Real Estate...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 5:03 AM
Peninsula-area foreclosure filings dropped by 34 percent in January, compared to January 2010. The 203 filings were the fewest recorded in a month since October 2008 — 27 months ago.
Nationally, foreclosure filings were down 17 percent from January...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Peninsula-area foreclosure jumped 24 percent in 2010, compared to 2009.
December filings were up 14 percent, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity nationally. A property may receive multiple filings.
Nationally, a record 2.87...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Millions of dollars are headed to local school systems to help with new construction, renovations and expansion projects.
The Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday the allocation of $229,551,000 in Qualified School Construction Bonds. ...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Hampton Roads' unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in January, after falling to 7 percent in December, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
Statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in January. The U.S. rate was 9.8 percent. Figures...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone.
The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 4:44 PM
WINDSOR – The full-length mirror still stands in the corner of 16-year-old Lauren Kerlin's second-floor bedroom. The antique vanity and four-poster bed, even the framed picture hanging on the far side of the room, hasn't moved.
The only thing...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States.
Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...