| Nov 9, 2013
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...
| Oct 19, 2013
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2014
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:48 AM
A former Cruiser's Sports Bar & Grill who sold drugs while working at the tavern was sentenced Monday to serve 3 1/2 years in prison on a felony drug conviction.
Dwayne Anthony Grigoleit, of Yorktown, pleaded guilty last June to selling cocaine at...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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 los grandes conflictos mundiales.
Derrotado, el líder de las fuerzas británicas, el teniente...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Del. Jeion Ward, D-Hampton, knows the importance of being able to get the drugs necessary to keep a chronic illness stable. Now 60, the 10-year veteran of the legislature was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 40. She's dependent on a prescription...
| 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....