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  • Living Here: Shopping

    Living Here: Shopping
    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
  • Milestone day for religious freedom

     Milestone day for religious freedom
    Exactly when the first Baptist believers settled on the lands south of the James River in the late 1600s is hard to determine from the surviving records. But according to an ancient grand jury document citing them for not attending the established...
  • Colonial Williamsburg exhibit demonstrates unexpected richness of Southern furnishings

    Colonial Williamsburg exhibit demonstrates unexpected richness of Southern furnishings
    When Colonial Williamsburg staged its first Antiques Forum in 1949, it hoped the art historians, antique dealers and antique collectors who gathered from across the country would leave the pioneering event feeling enlightened. Instead, the remarks...
  • Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg

    Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg
    President Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg’s newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934. Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov. Francis...
  • Famous avant-garde artist Georgia O'Keeffe shakes up 1930s Williamsburg

    Famous avant-garde artist Georgia O'Keeffe shakes up 1930s Williamsburg
    Georgia O'Keeffe was already a world-renowned Modern artist when she returned to her family's former home in Williamsburg to receive an honorary degree from the College of William and Mary on May 7, 1938. But to many residents of this small Southern...
  • Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans

    Colonial Williamsburg runs promotion for Facebook fans
    Colonial Williamsburg will offer free admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to visitors who "like" the Colonial Williamsburg Facebook page.  To get free single-day admission to the museums, visitors must say "I'm a fan," at any...
  • Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

    Virginia history book wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize
    “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
  • A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle

    A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle
    Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action. Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love. Tuesday,...
  • In Sabato's class, Jefferson backs McAuliffe on Medicaid

    Long-dead President Thomas Jefferson backed Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Medicaid expansion plans Monday, saying the pursuit of healthiness is equivalent to the pursuit of happiness. Yes, I cringed as I wrote that. No, I couldn't think of a better way to...
  • It's in the budget: $7 million for Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. History isn't cheap: state taxpayers kicked in $7 million this year to help run historic sites at Jamestown and Yorktown. That's in addition to...