| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Few people who live in the Olde Wythe, Merrimac Shores and Little England neighborhoods of Hampton thought twice about the significance of today's date when they got up this morning.
But 200 years ago on June 25, a British amphibious force clashed...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Join Helen Hamilton on a plant walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, to see aquatic wildflowers and grasses. Meet at College Landing Park, 2100 South Henry Street, Williamsburg. For information and to register call 757-564-4494 or email email@example.com....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Traditional grocery stores like Food Lion, Farm Fresh and Harris Teeter are facing stiff competition in the Tidewater market, according to a new report by Food World, an industry publication.
According to the report, Food Lion holds the largest market...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:37 PM
For quite some time now, enthusiastic volunteers have been whacking brush, clearing debris and replacing ties and rails on the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Northern Central Division, one of the nation's most historic stretches of railroad, which courses 10...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Taylor Le Moal of York County was awarded the Katherine Creswell Award at World Class Gymnastics' 2013 year-end banquet.
Le Moal competed in Level 10 in 2012-2013 at numerous meets: Atlantis Crown Invitational, Bahamas, Circle of Stars, Indianapolis,...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Hampton City Schools is so far out front with qualifications to have its Health and Medical Sciences Academy transition to one of the new governor's health sciences academies that the upgrade appears to be seamless.
Hampton has had its Health and...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Clyde Marsteller, certified Virginia master naturalists, Historic Rivers Chapter, will unpack a suitcase-sized menagerie of insects at New Quarter Park on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, for kids of all ages to inspect up close.
Come see all of...
| May 24, 2013
Old Point Comfort and Jamestown may have the distinction of being the first places associated with the arrival of Virginia's first Africans in 1619.
But it wasn't until decades later that slavery really took off -- and when it did it was the south...
| May 25, 2013
When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule.
African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:20 AM
The annual sales tax holiday on hurricane preparedness supplies will take place Saturday, May 25 to Friday, May 31.
During this seven-day period, purchases of hurricane preparedness items, including portable generators, will be exempt from the...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:51 PM
HAMPTON — Crystal Sellman spends her days floating in and out of classrooms at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School in Hampton.
A mental health counselor, Sellman has six students on her caseload. She spends one to three hours a day assessing and...