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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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  • Jamestown golfers hold lead after first Bay Rivers District match

    Jamestown shot a 320 and is in first place after the first Bay Rivers District match at Williamsburg National. New Kent (329) and Lafayette (334) are in second and third, respectively. Parker Wallace and Cole Hitchcock, both from New Kent, are the top...
  • Bobby Woollum, former W&M assistant, named boys basketball coach at Lafayette High

    WILLIAMSBURG — A new chapter was added to the Woollum basketball coaching tradition on the Peninsula this week when Bobby Woollum was confirmed as the boys head coach at Lafayette High. Woollum is the son of former William and Mary men’s...
  • Virginia is for bicyclists — even world champions

    For the best cycling in the world, come to Richmond. That's not what you'd necessarily expect to hear about a city best known as the Civil War capital of the Confederacy, but it will be true Sept. 19-27, 2015, when the UCI Road World Championships...
  • Nice alternatives to some well-trodden tourist spots

    Nice alternatives to some well-trodden tourist spots
    For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism...
  • 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-...
  • China imposes intrusive rules on Uighurs in Xinjiang

    China imposes intrusive rules on Uighurs in Xinjiang
    Forget privacy. Chinese authorities here want to know what you eat and when you eat it. How you style your hair, how you dress, and what songs are on your iPad or smartphone. Stung by a string of terrorist attacks by Uighurs, members of a Muslim...
  • Floating classroom comes ashore at Fort Monroe in Hampton

    Floating classroom comes ashore at Fort Monroe in Hampton
    HAMPTON — Ten travel-weary high school students came to shore around noon Saturday at Fort Monroe nearly 80 miles from where they first started their paddle down the James River in Richmond. After eight days on the water, the group completed the...
  • Williamsburg Post 39 falls one out short of ending Legion state drought

    A memorable three-year run by Williamsburg Post 39 ended in agonizing fashion Thursday in the American Legion Baseball state tournament in Purcellville. An out away from its first state tournament win, Post 39 fell 9-8 to Leesburg Post 34 on Mikey Pugh'...
  • Bay Rivers, Peninsula District football coaches stress fundamentals on first day of practice

    The field was newly lined, the helmets bore nary a scratch, and various cones and pads were strategically placed for the players to run through or around. The only thing missing from Bruton High's first football practice was, well, a football. As...
  • Post 39 ousted from American Legion tournament

    A memorable three-year run by Williamsburg Post 39 ended in agonizing fashion Thursday in the American Legion Baseball state tournament. An out away from its first state tournament win, Post 39 fell 9-8 to Leesburg Post 34 on Mikey Pugh's two-out, two-run...
  • July 23 Letters: Fort Monroe, Vladimir Putin

    Fort Monroe's value Your July 20 editorial "Search for stability," concludes that in this time of military downsizing, Hampton Roads must "diversify its economy, broaden its employment base and bolster its financial stability." A means to this end is...