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James River

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  • Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads

    Toby's Dream grants wishes to children in Hampton Roads
    "Whatever their dream is, we try to make it happen," says Joan Steele, executive director of the 2-year-old nonprofit Toby's Dream Foundation. The wish-granting foundation has already fulfilled dreams for 70 children with chronic medical conditions and...
  • Wednesday's 5/2 local sports calendar (updated Tuesday AM)

    COLLEGES Softball N.C. Central at Hampton (doubleheader), 2 p.m. HIGH SCHOOLS Baseball Isle of Wight Academy at Banner Christian, 4 Norfolk Collegiate at Walsingham Ac., 4:30 Softball Bishop Sullivan at Warhill, 4:30 Track and field Bruton, Grafton,...
  • Five ways to spend spring break in Hampton Roads

    Five ways to spend spring break in Hampton Roads
    So Disney World was outside of the family budget this year. But spring break doesn't have to be a somber, stay-at-home pity party. Here are a five ways to spend your time off in Tidewater — including a few suggestions for those of us whose...
  • McClellan marches up the Peninsula

    McClellan marches up the Peninsula
    The Army of the Potomac had plenty of reason to feel confident when it began marching up the Peninsula on April 4, 1862. Gun barrels glistening in the fine spring weather, the advancing columns of blue-clad troops made up the largest army America had...
  • The Chesapeake Bay's new oyster war?

    The Chesapeake Bay's new oyster war?
    While not as pugnacious as William Cameron, Virginia regulators are following in the footsteps of the state’s 39th governor. Cameron, who personally led expeditions in the 1880s to stop Marylanders from illegally taking oysters in Virginia waters,...
  • Living Here: Driving, navigating the region

    Looking to navigate the region? Here are some tips and tricks on being street smart in Hampton Roads. Summer backups Traffic backups are common during the summer on eastbound Interstate 64 at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. If you're heading to the...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • James River downgraded to "C"

    James River downgraded to "C"
    Despite a massive effort to rejuvenate the Chesapeake Bay, the health of one of its key tributaries is declining, a report issued Wednesday states. The James River, which runs 350 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Newport News, received a “C&...
  • Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina

    Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina
    In November 1861, New London residents watched with curiosity as teams of oxen hauled wagons loaded with fieldstones through their streets. The stones had been collected from the foundations of farms and old pasture walls in Waterford and surrounding...
  • Hampton High teacher, student explore James River on 8-day expedition

    HAMPTON — Eight days of strenuous canoeing the James River have left a Hampton High School teacher and student with a new appreciation of the waterway. Science teacher Heather Main and rising senior Ashley Hudson are back from the lifejackets-and-...
  • SELC: Chesapeake Bay, Southside among "endangered" places

    SELC: Chesapeake Bay, Southside among "endangered" places
    Included on the Southern Environmental Law Center’s fourth annual list of endangered places is the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s mountains, Southside Virginia and the Charlottesville area. The bay made the list because groups, such as the...