| 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 19, 2013
HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown.
But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Old Dominion, ranked 25th nationally, opened the weekend with an impressive 26-9 win over The Citadel.
Jerome Robinson (125 pounds) led off the slate with a 14-1 major win over Joaquin Marquez. Scott Festejo (133) followed with a 7-4 decision over...
| Jan 14, 2013
When Abraham Lincoln stepped ashore at Fort Monroe late on May 6, 1862, he hoped his visit would prod Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Army of the Potomac into action.
By the next morning, however — after finding that McClellan’s long...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:45 PM
World Class Gymnastics' Level 10 girls didn't have a lot to celebrate about after their opening meet Dec. 15 in the Bahamas, but that all changed Saturday.
That's after the talented array of girls from the Newport News-based gym topped a field of 45...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn, president of Virginia Health Services, is currently overseeing several facility additions and expansions.
Virginia Health Services, a locally owned operator of convalescent, rehabilitation and retirement centers, has broken ground...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Virginia Living Museum has announced the winners of the first Birding Cup Challenge, according to a news release.
The team Eagle Eyes was the Birding Cup Champion counting 97 species during the 24-hour competition April 12-13. Team members were:...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Ben & Jerry's ice cream shops will offer free ice cream cones on Tuesday, April 9, as part of an annual giveaway day.
During the freebie day, customers can get one free scoop of ice cream in a cone.
There are Ben & Jerry's shops in Yorktown,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:08 AM
The River Room at the Duke of York Hotel in Yorktown will present its third annual Greek Night from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.
Chef Jimmy Krikales, formerly of Nick’s Seafood Pavilion, will be serving up traditional Greek foods,...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Virginia Lt. Gov. William Gooch had good reason to hide the truth when he made his annual report to the British Board of Trade in 1732.
Though the Crown prohibited its colonies from manufacturing domestic goods, Gooch and other members of the...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place.
Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...