| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Almost 400,000 additional Virginians would be eligible for Medicaid coverage, the federal-state health program, under the Affordable Care Act's guidelines for expansion. Thousands of those are Peninsula residents.
The ACA expansion allows those...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
September looks to be a busy month for Hampton Roads writers and readers. Here’s a snapshot, so mark your calendars and watch for more information in the days ahead:
The Saturday Poetry Series at Williamsburg kicks off the season on Sept. 7, 11 a....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Area teachers headed back to school last week to prepare for this week’s start of classes after the summer break.
Not all school teachers spent those summer weeks catching up on their reading and rays, blissfully blanking out their September...
| Sep 4, 2013
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services started taking applications Tuesday for grants from individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are waitlisted for a Medicaid waiver. For 2014, the Individual and...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2012
Every weekday morning, between 7:30 and 8 a.m., regular as clockwork, the phone rings in the home of Newport News resident John Babbs. Each day, when the 95-year-old picks up, he's greeted by a cheery voice checking on his well-being. Most often they're...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Diagnosed as bipolar and off his medications, the 20-year veteran firefighter was naked in an elevator when he was first arrested in South Carolina.
Now a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainer for police departments throughout Hampton Roads, Bryan...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Bassist often hang just outside the spotlight, providing groove, texture and pulse in a way that makes a band sound better without drawing eyes away from center stage. Local bass man Jimmy Masters is breaking out of that mold.
Masters, a jazz musician...