| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:25 AM
March 15 is the deadline to enter the For the Birds Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum, according to a museum news release.
“Hampton Roads has a wealth of native birds that use birdhouses to nest. We’re...
| Feb 10, 2013
No one could mistake the intent of the British warships that appeared at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay early on the frosty morning of Feb. 4, 1813.
Just one of the immense 74-gun ships in this advance squadron boasted more firepower than all the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Feb. 16 is your chance to take a nice nature walk in upper York County and James City County. Both nature walks encompass information about bluebirds, which are beginning to look for nesting places, so you can learn how to attract bluebirds to your own...
| Feb 15, 2013
“What can be more important to us than our culture, our traditions, our heritage, and our lives?”
That’s what York County author Curtis J. Johnson wrote in the preface of his book, “Glimpses of Black Life Along Bayou Lafourche...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:39 AM
The New York aster, or Symphyotrichum novi-belgii, is a stunning plant in late fall, the violet-blue ray flowers with yellow or reddish disk flowers, contrasting with blooming goldenrods, according to Helen Hamilton, past president of the John Clayton...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Note from Kathy: This native wildflower grows naturally in our neighborhood in the Seaford area of York County, Va. I've got it growing on a ditch bank along with natural ferns, and love the look it brings this time of year. Here's the plant profile from...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:57 PM
A 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy who stole his father's truck and attracted a tail of at least a dozen state and county police cruisers as he led them on a chase south into Baltimore City was caught on North Charles Street Wednesday night, police said....
| Sep 29, 2012
If you've seen the 2011 comedy "The Big Year" where two birding enthusiasts try to defeat the diehard world record holder in a yearlong bird-spotting competition, you marvel at the passion behind the pastime.
The three birders rush here and there,...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 9:33 PM
YORK — Teachers noticed the 16-year-old York High School student stumbling around and acting strangely almost as soon as he arrived at school one morning a few weeks ago.
Noting the teen's slurred, incoherent speech, a teacher called for an...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:52 PM
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Pennsylvania said the insurance-buying mandate in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is unconstitutional, the latest ruling over an issue likely to be taken up by the Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge...