| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 1:22 PM
More than 22,000 Virginians were living with HIV/AIDS in 2009, and an estimated 4,500 Virginians do not know they have HIV. Black residents are 9 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS than whites, and black women account for 77 percent of all women...
| 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. ...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Despite the convenience of using an artificial Christmas tree, Americans still have a fondness for the real thing.
During 2010, U.S. consumers purchased 27 million farm-grown Christmas trees, a slight increase from the previous year, according to a...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:27 PM
The Bay Rivers District players' stay in the state Group AA singles tournament went shorter than they had hoped Thursday morning on Radford University's courts.
Tabb junior Chiraag Shetty, making his first state appearance, succumbed to a comeback and...
| Feb 28, 2008
Al Guerra remembers what it was like to be Hispanic in Hampton Roads more than 20 years ago, when he first moved his family to York County.
"There were just two Hispanic families that I knew about," said Guerra, an engineer who left New England to work...
| Nov 11, 2008
Christopher Semple watched as the bombers took off from the airfield in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
It was January 1990, and once the planes were in the air, the Air Force staff sergeant had no choice but to wait to find out if the bombs on those planes met...