| Nov 17, 2010
| 8:32 AM
Breathing isn't something you think about.
But for Kerry Baumann, it's something she's looking forward to - taking that first breath with a new pair of lungs.
Her lungs are functionality at about 25 percent capacity right now as cystic fibrosis causes...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Look for growth in jobs, retail sales and hotel room revenue and a decline in foreclosures in Hampton Roads in 2011, Old Dominion University economists said Wednesday.
But there's still a ways to go before the region and the nation regain all the jobs...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Every summer, Atlantic Coast Conference reporter Norm Wood releases his own list of the top 15 recruits in the state. We call it the Fab 15. Here's a rundown of the players that made the cut last summer, and where they signed their letters of intent:...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 3:26 AM
One day after their first meeting of this regular season turned into a classic, Duke and North Carolina added to their collections of McDonald's All-Americans.
The 12-player teams announced Thursday for the March 30 McDonald's All-American Game in...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Sad news, indeed.
The Social Security Administration announced that Mark Lassiter, the agency's press officer, died suddenly on Monday.
I have contacted Mark over the years about questions on Social Security or to get answers for readers about their...
| Jul 16, 2011
Trains may be considered old-fashioned by some, but among youngsters, they remain as hot as the coal in a locomotive's blazing firebox.
The enduring popularity of Thomas the Tank Engine is but one example of how centuries-old technology still puts smiles...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 7:30 AM
A black bear was captured — of all places — in an Oceanfront neighborhood of Virginia Beach in April. Another was spotted in James City County in June. And another clogged traffic in Portsmouth last week while I was driving to work.
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:11 AM
Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum were among Keith Urban’s opening acts last summer. Doesn’t mean they’re not stars in their own right. But it does mean they’re not Keith Urban.
Same goes for Mike London...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Recycled newsprint and magazines hardly seem like the most promising of materials when it comes to making high art.
Old hydrological maps and handmade paper concocted from mulberry bark rate only slightly better.
But with a little cutting, folding and...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:40 AM
With the summer concert season in full swing, we're still learning about new local shows. Today's big news is that Sade and John Legend are set to visit Scope in Norfolk on Sept. 12.
Sade, the singer whose soft-and-sultry style represents an artful brand...