| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:06 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Epes Elementary School in Newport News recently received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification, the school division announced.
To be eligible for the award, a building must earn a rating of 75 or...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Charlie Banks dons his working clothes for the morning – protective white plastic coveralls with a hood, plastic booties and gloves.
Pulling an industrial-style respirator over his nose and mouth, he's ready to enter the special room where he...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Open Door Award
This month's Open Door Award goes to Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey, who made the finalists for the city's police chief position available to both the media and the public. The Daily Press Editorial Board gives the Open Door Award...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The city plans to spruce up the Main Street underpass near Hilton Village over the next few weeks. City Manager Jim Bourey said the work is part of the city's community maintenance program. For years the concrete walls have been subject to graffiti, which...
| Nov 20, 2013
Localities can help meet their mandates for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts through local cleanup plans that reduce nutrients and bacteria pollution in the James River, according to a new study released Tuesday.
The study is intended to give localities a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Here's a look at what's going on this coming week in the Hampton Roads writing and reading community.
Friday, Oct. 25
Eileen Rockefeller Growald - Author talk/book signing
Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Gretchen Hines schedules a weekly date with her husband, Jay, to make sure the couple has some time to reconnect.
And then there are those weeks when date night transforms into a trip to Walmart, complete with pouring rain, skinned knees, questions...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:29 PM
If you've spent much time at the local public libraries in Hampton Roads, you know that they are about far more than reading the inventory of books and magazines confined within their brick-and-mortar walls.
Today's libraries not only provide a whole...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:14 PM
As of today, the two candidates for Virginia's 93rd House District are going mano-a-mano on the airwaves.
Though unlike political TV ads you may have seen in the governor's race, the Del Mike Watson, R-James City County, and challenger Monty Mason, D-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Jim Shaw showed what he used when he started offering free medical care. It all fit into a cardboard box.
Shaw, the doctor who with his wife Cooka founded the Lackey Free Clinic, used to carry all of his supplies in and out of the back of Rising Sun...
| Sep 19, 2013
The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...