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  • Teens rescued from the James River as drivers waiting for ferry assist

    Teens rescued from the James River as drivers waiting for ferry assist
    JAMES CITY - Two teens swept away from the beach while swimming in the James River were rescued near the Jamestown-Scotland ferry after they were spotted by a driver on the dock. Capt. David Hardin with the Williamsburg-James City Sheriff's Office...
  • Floating classroom on the James River teaches life lessons

    Floating classroom on the James River teaches life lessons
    Canoes replaced desks for local students embarking on a "floating classroom" summer expedition. Thirty teens from 17 Virginia high schools will collectively travel all 340 miles of the James River over the course of three eight-day trips. They will...
  • Test lifts scheduled for James River Bridge this weekend

    Test lifts scheduled for James River Bridge this weekend
    Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight test lifts of the James River Bridge on Saturday and Sunday. The lifts are expected to begin at 1 a.m. Motorists crossing the bridge in the early morning hours should expect several test lifts,...
  • Greater Williamsburg dodges hurricane damage

    Greater Williamsburg dodges hurricane damage
    Hurricane Arthur was kind to greater Williamsburg on Thursday night and early Friday, passing through with rain and winds that didn't make the holiday weekend a total loss. Heavy rain threatened Fourth of July fireworks shows – and did force the...
  • Historic Surry County estate nets potential buyer, under contract

    Historic Surry County estate nets potential buyer, under contract
    One of the most historic properties in the Commonwealth that predates the American Revolution and the Civil War may soon have a new owner. Bill Londrey, a partner and broker with Tranzon Fox -- a national real estate brokerage firm overseeing the...
  • Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits

    Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits
    Just as the sun cast its rays upon a city preparing to take its first breath, the crew of the Miss Nina boat were already at work. "This is the routine," said Ken Diggs Jr., owner and operator of the Poquoson-based Miss Nina boat that was docked at...
  • Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits

    Chesapeake Bay crabbers critical of harvesting limits
    NEWPORT NEWS — Just as the sun cast its rays upon a city preparing to take its first breath, the crew of the Miss Nina boat were already at work. "This is the routine," said Ken Diggs Jr., owner and operator of the Poquoson-based Miss Nina boat...
  • Public input missing from White House meetings on rail safety rules

    WASHINGTON As the White House reviews a package of proposed rail safety regulations, the rail, petroleum and chemical industries in recent weeks have held nearly a dozen meetings with Obama administration officials. But state and local governments;...
  • June 28 Letters: People Express, constitutional convention, protect the bay

    Diamond in the rough In a couple of days Peoples Express takes off from Newport News to embark on some cities where we never had non-stops access. The editorial the Daily Press wrote a few weeks ago was dead on in reference to the support each one of us...
  • The DP List: Top 6 Virginia beaches for family fun

    The DP List: Top 6 Virginia beaches for family fun
    Summer temperatures are here and it's time to break out the sand bucket and shovel to head to the beach. Here are six family-friendly Peninsula beaches where you can do more than take a quick dip. Buckroe Beach The largest of the Peninsula beaches,...
  • Hampton Roads authors keeping busy

    Hampton Roads authors keeping busy
    Hampton Roads writers are prolific. Every month in the Daily Press newsroom, we receive information on a number of new releases to share with our readers. Here’s a look at several titles from the past few months. “The Private War of...
  • James River Bridge overnight lifts canceled

    James River Bridge overnight lifts canceled
    ISLE OF WIGHT – Overnight test lifts scheduled to begin this weekend on the James River Bridge have been canceled. The Virginia Department of Transportation announced the change this afternoon and said the test lifts will be rescheduled at a later...