| May 18, 2014
Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records.
But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War.
Arriving early on...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:14 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — If you listen to the U.S. Navy, Newport News and Hampton are problem cities for the retail sale of spice.
But unlike nearby counties the two cities haven't raided stores that sell spice, which a local prosecutor and a defense...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:26 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — Jamie Wallace's parents describe him as a smart, loving man.
Paula Wallace said her son had seen his share of trouble — he earned a GED at 17 after quitting high school, then started dealing drugs and ended up in prison....
| May 22, 2014
| 6:23 AM
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Most of the sailors in the Union's North Atlantic Blockading Squadron were sound asleep when a small, nearly silent craft slipped through the darkness off Newport News Point early on April 9, 1864, and headed toward the USS Minnesota.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patrolled Hampton Roads during the Civil War.
More than one Yankee sailor felt the sting of a rebel rifle fired from the shore, and — despite armor shields that rivaled anything seen on...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat.
But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:09 PM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Evan Sperling got the victory as Grafton beat Jamestown 7-2 in a Bay Rivers District season opener. ...
Walsingham Academy scored nine runs over the first two innings to beat Hampton Roads Academy 13-7. ...
Peninsula Catholic (3-0) beat...
| Mar 27, 2014
The 5 percent drop in the U.S. smoking rate among both men and women from 1996 to 2012 has been unevenly distributed geographically, according to the latest report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
"Declining rates have been driven...