| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Schools in seven local districts have earned 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday morning.
The award is part of his Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program for schools that exceed state and...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:00 AM
One man is dead and another is missing after a boating accident on the James River early Friday that sent 10 people into the water.
The boaters -- six men and four women, all in their 20s -- were crammed into a 22-foot sailboat that left Deep Creek in...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
GLOUCESTER — Touring the storm-battered portions of Gloucester County by air and ground Monday, Gov. Bob McDonnell extolled the neighborly compassion and selflessness exhibited by residents in the aftermath of the tornadoes that scythed through...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 6:34 AM
Kirk Putrell stood on his front porch Saturday night, after he had just listened to the television newscasters warn about tornadoes.
"I heard them say 'Surry,' so I thought we were going to be OK," Putrell said. "I thought that little breeze felt good,...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service concluded that one tornado cut a swath from Surry County up through Gloucester and on to Deltaville Saturday evening, while another tore through Isle of Wight County.
Surveys of damage assessments...
| May 25, 2011
| 9:02 AM
Active duty military, members of the Reserves and the National Guard and their families will receive free admission to a number of local museums from Monday through Labor Day.
Here is the complete list of local museums:
- Hampton History Museum
| May 26, 2011
| 3:39 AM
Short sales and bank-owned properties sold for 42 percent less in Newport News than homes not facing foreclosure in the first quarter.
Hampton short sales and bank-owned homes sold for 26 percent less, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Despite a four-month search that attracted 41 applicants from around the country, Smithfield's search for a new police chief ended within town limits.
Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman, a longtime Smithfield resident and former town...
| Mar 21, 2012
From Poquoson to Portsmouth and Newport News to Norfolk, more than 40 regional cleanup projects are planned throughout Hampton Roads next month as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup National Action Days, April 27-28. Project...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Virginia’s blue crab season opened strong Monday as watermen returned to Chesapeake Bay docks with bushels full of the normally dormant crustacean.
“This is unprecedented. We’ve never seen it this early,” said Johnny Graham,...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds.
"People don't understand," the third-generation farmer...