| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Ten schools with high marks here in western Virginia are getting a break on annual accreditation. State education officials are offering three-year waivers to more than 100 schools across the state.
They qualified by achieving pass rates of 95 percent or...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Here are local reactions to today's U.S. Supreme Court5-4 ruling upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, said he "will continue to support limiting the federal government's reach."
"As this law...
| Jul 1, 2012
After dealing with spending cuts, rising costs and tax increases, local governments are moving into the start of another fiscal year as the economy continues to recover at a sluggish pace and real estate assessments decline.
City and county budgets for...
| Mar 13, 2013
When Virginians are denied access to public documents, they sometimes must take their fight to court.
Three recent cases — two in the Virginia Supreme Court, one in the U.S. Supreme Court — highlight the public's right to information under...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:25 AM
March 15 is the deadline to enter the For the Birds Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum, according to a museum news release.
“Hampton Roads has a wealth of native birds that use birdhouses to nest. We’re...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Feb. 16 is your chance to take a nice nature walk in upper York County and James City County. Both nature walks encompass information about bluebirds, which are beginning to look for nesting places, so you can learn how to attract bluebirds to your own...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:51 PM
HAMPTON — Crystal Sellman spends her days floating in and out of classrooms at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School in Hampton.
A mental health counselor, Sellman has six students on her caseload. She spends one to three hours a day assessing and...
| Feb 3, 2013
Like many other small towns across the rural South, Williamsburg spent most of the late 1800s struggling to recover from the catastrophic effects of the Civil War.
Abandoned by many of its residents after Federal troops occupied the area in May 1862,...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 6:14 AM
JAMES CITY — They moved to James City County from Connecticut one day four years ago in a vehicle caravan, Jeff and Susann Tierney followed by the couple's elderly parents.
The Tierneys had just retired. They wanted to move to the Williamsburg...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Fires that erupted around Gloucester over the weekend charred more than 1,500 acres and damaged homes, outbuildings, hunting lodges, boats, vehicles and other property. At the height of Saturday's conflagration between Starvation and Island roads in the...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Gloucester gained 2,078 residents over the last decade, according to the 2010 census results. The county's population is set at 36,858, up from 34,780 in 2000, according to census results posted on the Virginia Public Access Project. The 6 percent......