| May 26, 2011
| 3:59 AM
If the big one hits, are local governments ready?
Hurricane season begins on June 1, and officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted three to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic.
While much attention is placed on...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:00 PM
During June, agricultural practices of the Powhatan Indian, English and west central African cultures of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia, from the types of tools used to the crops grown, will be explored in June at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Pregnant Women and Parents of Infants -- do you need a car seat?
FREE CAR SEATS are given to those who complete the class in carseat safety.
When: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
No Children Allowed in Class ...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 3:03 PM
The Peninsula's 2011 real estate market started off with a 30 percent jump in home sales compared to January 2010, but that news isn't as good as it sounds.
The median sales price was down nearly 3 percent to $183,250, according to the Real Estate...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 6:17 PM
The 2010 housing market was marked by record-high foreclosure levels, inventory levels higher than they've been in at least 15 years and falling housing prices.
Building permits, on the other hand, saw a slight 10 percent increase after falling to at...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 6:26 AM
Pennsylvania State Police arrested a man after he led them on a chase early Wednesday morning in York County. Around 3:00am police noticed a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe with Virginia registration weaving in its lane.
When police pulled up behind the erratic...
| 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 20, 2011
| 9:28 AM
From flyswatters to pesticides, there are many ways to fend off mosquitoes.
But fish breeding?
York County officials grow thousands of tiny fish called — you guessed it — mosquitofish that devour the bloodsucking insects before they can...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
It's beach season in Hampton Roads. Time to bring out the beach chairs and sunscreen.
And to be alert for bacteria lurking in the water.
Elevated bacteria levels prompted the Peninsula Health Department to advise against swimming at Huntington Park...