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  • First clash of the ironclads

    First clash of the ironclads
    Few days opened more darkly for the U.S. Navy than March 9, 1862. Mangled by the lethal guns and armored sides of the CSS Virginia on the previous afternoon, the Union fleet in Hampton Roads still reeled from the brutal loss of two warships and 300...
  • Virginia Health Services president oversees new facility, expansion

    Virginia Health Services president oversees new facility, expansion
    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...
  • Rare map collector explores evolving idea of Virginia

     Rare map collector explores evolving idea of Virginia
    The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany. Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
  • Cheap summer fun

    Cheap summer fun
    Pool memberships, theme park passes, museum tickets — keeping up with Hampton Roads' best attractions can get expensive. Here are some frugal ways to fill the days this summer. See a movie The Hampton family movie series has moved to Mill...
  • Free Thursday concerts at Fort Monroe, Mariners' Museum begin in June

    Free Thursday concerts at Fort Monroe, Mariners' Museum begin in June
    A popular summer concert series has seemingly escaped looming federal budget cuts. Fort Monroe's Music By the Bay series will begin June 13 and with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble. Concerts take place on Thursday evenings at...
  • PFAC BBQ & Auction coming up May 17

    PFAC BBQ & Auction coming up May 17
    Great barbecue and an art auction are on the plate when the Peninsula Fine Arts Center holds its annual fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the center. The evening starts off with cocktails and an auction preview. Barbecue will be provided...
  • Get out and get festive: Spring and summer festivals in Hampton Roads

    Get out and get festive: Spring and summer festivals in Hampton Roads
    Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine. If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...
  • Upcoming book launches offer food for the soul, and the stomach!

    Upcoming book launches offer food for the soul, and the stomach!
    Southside author Tracey L. Moore describes herself on her website as “The Purposeful Poet” whose goal is to “encourage, uplift and inspire people to be the best they can be for Christ.” Moore’s first book, “Oasis for my...
  • Sarah Osborn, 14, earns gold medal in USA Shooting Junior Olympic national championships | Community news

    Sarah Osborn wanted to take another shot at competing in small-bore .22 rifle shooting. Why not? The 14-year-old Hampton shooting phenom already had won national honors in air rifle. This included winning individual silver and bronze medals in her age...
  • Chef Evans-Hylton hosts tasting and signing at The Mariners' Museum

    Chef Evans-Hylton hosts tasting and signing at The Mariners' Museum
    Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton will host a food tasting and book launch for his latest cookbook, “Dishing Up Virginia,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. Evans-Hylton will be on hand to sign...
  • Family suspects defective drywall caused death

    Family suspects defective drywall caused death
    JAMES CITY — They moved to James City County from Connecticut one day four years ago in a vehicle caravan, Jeff and Susann Tierney followed by the couple's elderly parents. The Tierneys had just retired. They wanted to move to the Williamsburg...
  • Landmark Hampton church traces roots to 1610

    Landmark Hampton church traces roots to 1610
    When Union troops occupied Hampton during the Civil War, they couldn't help but be impressed by the ancient brick walls of St. John's Church. Many admiring Yankees wrote home describing its weighty aura of antiquity. One souvenir seeker even sent back...