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  • Suffolk offers photography showcase

     Suffolk offers photography showcase
    When the Suffolk Art Gallery staged its first juried photography exhibition in 1985, it was definitely the little kid on a block ruled by the Chrysler Museum of Art. Everybody who was anybody in Hampton Roads photography — and a lot of unknowns,...
  • Hampton Roads Military Links

    Fort Eustis Army Base - 6th Transportation Battalion - 7th Special Troops Battalion - 7th Transportation Group - 10th Transportation Battalion - 11th Transportation Battalion - 24th Transportation Battalion - 53rd Transportation Battalion -...
  • $4,500: Yorktown Beach sand

     $4,500: Yorktown Beach sand
    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring line items from state and local budgets. York County budgets about $4,500 annually to replenish the sand along its waterfront property in Yorktown. The naturally occurring Yorktown Beach...
  • $117,170: Yorktown trolleys

    $117,170: Yorktown trolleys
    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring line items from state and local budgets. Thousands of tourists descend upon Yorktown each the year. During the winter months, sightseers are on their own. But from April to October, they...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion

     Forging Lincoln's black legion
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat. But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road. Resplendent in...
  • 90 years of remembering America's wars

    90 years of remembering America's wars
    When it comes to the business of war and national defense, no part of the United States has a longer or deeper record than Hampton Roads. Even before Washington's victory at Yorktown ensured the independence of a country that has fought in more than...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • Searching for the 1700s

    Searching for the 1700s
    Walk down the old landing road at New Quarter Park and it doesn't take long before everything man-made but the winding gravel path has been swallowed up by nature. Large oak and beech trees tower overhead, filtering the sunlight above a dense understory...
  • Civil War Yorktown was a launching pad for Union power

    Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear. So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's...
  • Bay attacks spark Union raid on Mathews

    Bay attacks spark Union raid on Mathews
    For the first two years of the Civil War, the far reaches of the Middle Peninsula remained a Confederate sanctuary largely unmolested by Union forces. Though occasional patrols ventured inland from the Federal stronghold at Gloucester Point in search of...
  • Hampton Roads' worst winters

    Despite the onslaught of some of the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades, the early winter weather of 2014 falls far short of many prolonged arctic blasts that have struck Hampton Roads in the past. These historic cold-weather events gripped...