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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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  • Bombs tossed out car windows in Chinese terror attack; 31 dead

    Witnesses described bombers flinging explosives out of car windows Thursday as two vehicles plowed through a crowded morning market in northwestern China, leaving at least 31 people dead and 94 injured. It was the most sophisticated in a spate of recent...
  • Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication

    Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication
    Zhou Ping had just taken out her wallet to pay for her vegetables at a busy street market when the SUV burst through the barriers, overturning tables laden with fresh produce and knocking the 50-year-old retiree to the pavement. The vehicle came to a...
  • China holds mass sentencing of 55 people at football stadium

    China holds mass sentencing of 55 people at football stadium
    In a spectacle designed to show their resolve against terrorism, Chinese authorities held a public sentencing in a football stadium in the northwestern Xinjiang region of 55 people convicted of violent crimes. More than 7,000 people watched from the...
  • Thursday's multi-sport high school roundup: Menchville boys breeze into PenSouth tennis final

    Boys tennis: Group 5A: Menchville, which has lost only one dual match in two years, rolled into the PenSouth Conference 10 championship match by shutting out Indian River 6-0 Thursday morning at Huntington Park. Matt Strehle, Austen Delnicki,...
  • Colonial Rivers Conference 25 baseball and softball tournament picture coming into focus

    While there might be some slight tweaking Friday, the Colonial Rivers Conference 25 baseball and softball tournament picture is moving into focus. The eight-team Group 3A conference, which involves five Bay Rivers District schools, begins quarterfinal...
  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Living Here:  Famous people, places & things
    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
  • Late Thursday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results and pairings

    Baseball Playoff for Monitor-Merrimac Conference tournament’s top seed and Group 6A South Regional berth: Western Branch 7, Woodside 1   GLOUCESTER 9, WARHILL 0    Warhill 000 000 0 — 0 2 2 Gloucester 001 260 x — 9 11 0    WP:...
  • Living Here: You know you live in the 757 when ...

    Living Here: You know you live in the 757 when ...
    Hampton Roads is a funny place. Interstate 64 East goes south — and then west. Things aren't said the way they're spelled: Gloucester, Norfolk, Portsmouth. A rain-snow mix is enough to throw the area into chaos. There's a funny email that has...
  • Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads

    Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads
    Help navigating the region The Virginia Department of Transportation offers a smart phone app with updated information about traffic on the state's interstates and highways. The free app is available through app stores or at http://www.virginiadot.org/...
  • Living Here: James City County

    Living Here: James City County
    Long one of the state's fastest growing counties, James City County has recently seen its influx of people slow. The economic slowdown has also affected home values, which fell for a third straight year. Commercial construction has also slowed, but a...