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Jamestown (Jamestown, Virginia)

The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Show more » The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later --... Show more »
The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Show more » The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. « Show less « Show less

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  • Inside the BRD: Jamestown baseball player Sean Hughes commits to play for Boston College

    Jamestown High baseball standout Sean Hughes, who played third base and pitched for the Eagles' regional semifinalists, has committed to play for Boston College. Hughes, a rising senior, went 5-2 on the mound for Jamestown in 2014, with a 1.99 earned-...
  • Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism

    Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism
    HARTFORD – Retouching images to make them look sinister and taking quotes out of context to hammer home an attack have long been staples of negative political ads. But manipulating an audio clip to distort a rival's words? "That crosses a line,''...
  • Sunday's 7/20 local schedule (updated Saturday AM)

    BASEBALL Coastal Plain League: Peninsula Pilots at High Point-Thomasville, 5 International League: Rochester at Norfolk, 6:05 Eastern League: Harrisburg at Richmond, 1:35 Southern Virginia Adult Baseball League: Newport News Hurricanes vs. Hampton Roads...
  • 5 Peninsula beaches perfect for D.C. daytrippers

    A story on the website of the Washington Post tells readers that there are five beaches they can enjoy without having to brave the dreaded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. In "Skip the boardwalk, tunnels: 5 Virginia beaches you've never heard of," by Jane...
  • Window into the world of Pocahontas

    If you had to single out the richest source of Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake, you'd be wise to start looking in an unlikely direction. Despite numerous archaeological studies of Native American sites over the years, the excavation...
  • Vintage VW cheese buses stolen in Sacramento; reward offered

    Vintage VW cheese buses stolen in Sacramento; reward offered
    Three iconic VW cheese-sampling buses stolen in Sacramento remained missing Monday, and the Tillamook dairy company is offering a $10,000 reward for their recovery. A Tillamook truck and trailer hauling the three buses were stolen early Saturday from...
  • Wednesday's college and local roundup: ODU picked fifth in Conference USA East for football; Phoebus Senior LL team reaches finals

    Colleges: Football: Old Dominion, entering its first Conference USA season, was picked to finish fifth in the East Division. Marshall was picked to win the East, while North Texas was picked to win the West. The voting was conducted by the league’...
  • Star Track: Erik Supplee

    Star Track: Erik Supplee
    Erik Supplee, who grew up in Williamsburg, was announced Tuesday as Georgetown University's pitching coach. "He has a proven track record of success, both as a player and a coach," Hoyas coach Pete Wilk said on GUHoyas.com. "I truly believe he is one of...
  • Tidewater book groups read across genre and style

    Tidewater book groups read across genre and style
    Local book groups choose books in a variety of ways, but one thing in common is the variety of topics and genres selected. Here's a sampling of books chosen in the past year. An asterisk (*) denotes a local author.   Delta Kappa Gamma Book Club...
  • VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back to full service

    VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back to full service
    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is back to full service after one of its vessels stalled Wednesday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Pocahontas was out for repairs Thursday morning, resulting in reduced service. All...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...