| 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...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:16 AM
ISLE OF WIGHT — 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.
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Isle of Wight County has created a conservation easement on 2,348 acres of forestland that fronts the Blackwater River, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry.
This will conserve a large block of forestland, protect a vital...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:06 PM
As expected, the number of students passing Standards of Learning math exams plummeted this year, according to results released by the state Tuesday.
State and local officials predicted the plunge as students took more difficult SOL math exams this...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2008
Here are a few ways you can get involved in your community:
The Isle of Wight County Museum needs volunteers. Recently reopened in November, the museum interprets local history and features exhibits of prehistoric fossils, American Indian and Colonial...