| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:00 PM
So Disney World was outside of the family budget this year. But spring break doesn't have to be a somber, stay-at-home pity party.
Here are a five ways to spend your time off in Tidewater — including a few suggestions for those of us whose...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their 3rd annual County Health Rankings on Tuesday morning.
In Virginia, out of 131 localities ranked, three in the region landed in the top 10:...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:18 AM
The third annual County Health Rankings were released today. The Rankings are an annual check-up that measure how healthy people are and how long they live in nearly every county in every state, including Pennsylvania. Central Pennsylvania has three...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Biologists expect tick and mosquito populations to thrive this spring, largely because mild temperatures from last winter failed to kill off a large population of the disease-carrying pests.
Technicians in Hampton are already finding mosquito larvae...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Award-winning poet and Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni will give a free talk at Hampton's Thomas Nelson Community College Oct. 4 as part of a series organized by Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium.
Giovanni has been called the "Princess of...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:44 AM
Paul Long's stint as Emergency Services coordinator in Gloucester proved to be a short one.
Long has left employment in Gloucester has returned to his former position in York County. He began work in Gloucester on Jan. 1 at a salary of $69,000 a year....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:41 AM
When it comes to James Bond gadgets, it’s hard to beat the jet pack.
While playing the British super spy in the 1965 hit “Thunderball,” Sean Connery dons a rocket-powered backpack and flies away from a pair of gun-toting bad guys....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Schools in seven local districts have earned 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday morning.
The award is part of his Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program for schools that exceed state and...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In recent years Grangers from the adjoining counties of Cambria and Somerset have been joining forces annually in hosting a special event to strengthen neighborly relations.
When Somerset and several neighboring counties worked closely with Cambria...
| Oct 7, 2012
When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons.
"It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...