| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Three of the five biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Hampton Roads will soon be closed, according toU.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.
Released earlier this month on a searchable computerized map, the data identifies large, stationary...
| 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...
| 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...