| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:11 AM
William E. Johnson traces the idea for his first novel back to his move to Mathews County 22 years ago and people he has known while living there.
Johnson, an attorney who lives in Bavon at the county's southern tip, self-published "A Silent Tide" in...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:52 AM
I don't typically blog here about my vacation shenanigans, but today I'll make an exception. Last week, while recreating in Chicago, I found myself thinking about musical links between the Windy City and Hampton Roads.
Most of this was sparked by a...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Gloucester County taxes more boats annually than are registered here, according to state and county figures.
The county has 4,326 registered boats, according to statistics provided by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. There are 14 other...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Hampton Roads' unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in January, after falling to 7 percent in December, according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
Statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in January. The U.S. rate was 9.8 percent. Figures...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Residents in York and James City counties ranked among the top 10 for health outcomes in Virginia, according to a new report.
York ranked fourth and James City County seventh in the County Health Rankings report released by the University of Wisconsin...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 8:14 PM
Address: 219 River Bank Acres, Deltaville, Va.
Listing agent: Zani Autry, GRI, Mason Realty, Inc., Urbanna; email: email@example.com, 804-512-8350.
Basics: This lovely beach house, contemporary in nature, is located in Deltaville, in...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone.
The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Peninsula-area foreclosure jumped 24 percent in 2010, compared to 2009.
December filings were up 14 percent, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity nationally. A property may receive multiple filings.
Nationally, a record 2.87...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Hampton Roads' unemployment rate lowered to 7 percent in December, from November's 7.2 percent.
It was 7 percent in December 2009, too, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Figures are not seasonally adjusted.
The Virginia unemployment...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 5:03 AM
Peninsula-area foreclosure filings dropped by 34 percent in January, compared to January 2010. The 203 filings were the fewest recorded in a month since October 2008 — 27 months ago.
Nationally, foreclosure filings were down 17 percent from January...