| Apr 9, 2014
Birds and herbs in April
Two programs this month at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden offer birding information for kids and herb garden maintenance for adults. The programs are free, but a $5 donation is suggested by the garden. For more information,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Bluebirds have been at it for weeks, and hummingbirds will be at it soon – nesting and feeding baby birds.
It's part of the magic of the spring season, an annual ritual that never grows old or boring.
Why do birds nest where they do – in...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
A dozen men and women in the Transcend program in Newport News are demonstrating how community housing can work for those with a serious mental illness.
"I love it. It's a wide-about mansion," said Karen Spangler, who was the first to join the program,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:49 PM
More than one in four adults in York and James City counties are obese and fewer than one in five exercise on a regular basis, but those two counties still rank as the healthiest on the Peninsula. The counties also rank among the 10 healthiest...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Hampton Roads writing community is mourning the loss of local poet and educator Hollis E. Pruitt who died on April 14.
Pruitt, a native of Mississippi but long-time Hampton Roads resident, served in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor's degree in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
More than 9,000 residents of Newport News and 6,000 in Hampton would qualify for health coverage under the expanded Medicaid guidelines allowed by the Affordable Care Act, according to an analysis released this week by the Richmond-based nonprofit, The...
| Feb 9, 2014
I am heartbroken after reading the Daily Press series on the mentally ill in jail.
It shows the tremendous suffering of the mentally ill in an isolation cell when treatment...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The Virginia Arts Festival is bringing some top-flight musical acts to the region for 2014 including jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, piano master Chick Corea, banjo wizard Bela Fleck, retro-music specialists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Police drummer Stewart...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Warhill High is searching for a new head football coach. The search marks the third time the school will fill the position this year.
Obie Boykin, who served as interim coach for the 2013 season, said that he did not resign but was told by school...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:06 PM
We predict that holiday fun and reindeer games will blanket the region in weeks ahead. So, here's a road map to help you navigate through the blizzard of mirth and the avalanche of good cheer.
May your bells forever jingle and your sleigh never get...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Mental health workers had six hours to find a suitable psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds, the mentally ill son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, being held under an emergency custody order for evaluation. When the ECO time elapsed before Rockbridge County Community...