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  • Living Here: Nature parks

    Living Here: Nature parks
    Charles City County Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. Bird watching, hunting, fishing, shooting range, public boat access. An access permit is needed for visitors ages 17 and older who do not have a Virginia hunting or fishing license or boating...
  • Living Here: Where to dine

    Living Here: Where to dine
    Looking for restaurants in Hampton Roads? The diversity of the region is reflected in its dining choices. Whether you favor sushi, local crabs or crunchy tacos, there's plenty waiting for you. Legend — $$$: most entrees $17 or more; $$: most...
  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

     Searching for a lost Civil War landmark
    HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • Once extinct on the James River, bald eagles are soaring back

    Once extinct on the James River, bald eagles are soaring back
    Pollution once drove bald eagles to extinction along the James River in Virginia. Now the mighty birds are soaring back. It’s a triumphant success story documented every year by a trio of men who take to a tiny plane to count nests along this...
  • Hampton Roads history makes for good reads

     Hampton Roads history makes for good reads
    A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers. Norfolk's Navy base "Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
  • Daffodil Festival parade float winners

    Splendid weather on Saturday for the Daffodil Festival had an estimated 10,000 people pour onto Main Street. Here's a list from Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism of the winners of the parade float entries in individual categories. "By Land or...
  • Civil War at 150: Union contingent pounded in Smithfield

    Civil War at 150: Union contingent pounded in Smithfield
    Harassing fire was nothing new for the Union gunboats that patrolled Hampton Roads during the Civil War. More than one Yankee sailor felt the sting of a rebel rifle fired from the shore, and — despite armor shields that rivaled anything seen on...
  • A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops

    A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
  • Remembering the bitter winter of 1977

     Remembering the bitter winter of 1977
    When the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades gripped Hampton Roads earlier this week, the brutal 1977 winter that froze the region's waterways and covered its landscape with snow was what many readers remembered. "The month of January 1977...
  • Civil War Yorktown was a launching pad for Union power

    Civil War Yorktown was a launching pad for Union power
    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...
  • Hampton Roads' worst winters

    Hampton Roads' worst winters
    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...