| May 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War.
Arriving early on...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
One of Brandon Smith's most-memorable moments in bowling came last October when he was inducted into the Virginia Peninsula USBC Hall of Fame.
That most-memorable list just got longer. The Newport News resident, 39, has been voted into the Virginia...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:00 PM
GLOUCESTER — Just as John Smith did 400 years ago, Gov. Terry McAuliffe arrived by boat at Werowocomoco on the banks of the York River to survey in person a land of rich history and great promise.
McAuliffe visited on Tuesday the farm owned by Bob...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:49 PM
More than 500 adults in Southeastern and Central Virginia who receive both Medicare and Medicaid, a group known as "dual eligibles," have already signed up for the state's new Commonwealth Coordinated Care program.
Voluntary enrollment started March 1....
| May 1, 2014
| 1:16 PM
A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Free Comic Book Day will take place on Saturday, May 3, offering customers a free comic book at participating stores.
The annual event pairs freebies with other activities as a way to promote the rare, but lasting, breed of comic book stores. ...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The Yorktown Market Days season will begin on Saturday, May 10, on Riverwalk Landing along the Yorktown waterfront.
Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through September. Additional fall markets will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 and 9 a.m. to...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:55 PM
POR AURELIO MORENO/EL SENTINEL
La Guerra de la Revolución norteamericana no tuvo un desenlace decoroso. De hecho podría considerarse como una de las burlas más colosales en la historia de...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904, and schools and libraries across Hampton Roads have planned special events for the week, which has been designated as Read Across America Week by the National Education...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Sometime around 3 p.m. on the afternoon of March 3, 1814, a great fire erupted and roared through Yorktown, adding a desolate landscape of charred and toppled ruins to a series of disasters from which the once-flourishing port town never recovered....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:40 AM
World Class Gymnastics extended its rule over the top two levels of girls gymnastics at the Virginia State Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Richmond.
The WC Level 10s, though not as strong as last year’s team, still had enough firepower to...