| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:30 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH — VDOT’s new plans to complete the repaving of the eastbound side of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, include tentatively scheduling the work after Columbus Day, according to Friday’s press announcement.
It will take...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:10 AM
You Tube is veritable playground of Russian dash cam videos ranging from comical road rage incidents to eye-popping highway crashes. One of the latest to go viral is "The Luckiest Truck Driver in Russia."
True to the title, this video, which has gotten...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled two public meetings in late January to discuss possible expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
The meetings come in conjunction with a public comment period - that runs through Feb. 13 -...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Because its the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, you really can't get the word out too early regarding the potential for a traffic delay.
Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced it will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Interstate...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:27 AM
On this Thanksgiving holiday, I'm thankful to not be a Japanese commuter.
The island nation is home to any number of phenomenon that are simultaneously amusing and cringe-worthy. Train stuffing is no exception.
Apparently, so packed are the country'...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:06 AM
By now, most people in Hampton Roads have at least heard about the epic VDOT planning failure that resulted in a nine mile traffic jam on Interstate 664, in Newport News, a couple of weekends ago.
The avoidable congestion was caused by VDOT's...
| Apr 25, 2010
Sept. 12, 1570 Spanish Jesuits stop at Indian village of Kecoughtan en route to establishing settlement on the York River.
1597 Chief Powhatan's warriors seize Kecoughtan and install his son Pochins as chief.
April 30, 1607 English settlers land at...
| Jun 4, 2010
HAMPTON — It wasn't so much the march of fascism that got Bob Ballou's attention in the 1940s.
It was homesick Germans at Fort Monroe who would teach an American child how to play stickball.
It was the 8-inch "invaders" who landed with tiny...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 7:02 PM
With warmer weather finally here, it's a good time for a status update on VDOT projects that will affect Peninsula traffic and in some cases no longer be a hindrance.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has five major road construction or...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 6:27 PM
The Peninsula isn't especially pedestrian friendly, aside from parts of Newport News near Christopher Newport University and Williamsburg in the vicinity of William and Mary.
You will probably walk several city blocks before finding a crosswalk on...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 5:37 PM
When the Peninsula District football schedule was released nine months ago, they eye-catcher was that Hampton vs. Phoebus would be on the regular season's final Friday. It marked a rare moment of harmony between head coaches Mike Smith of the Crabbers and...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:30 PM
NORFOLK — The Battle of the Bay has always been about community pride and bragging rights, but for the past several seasons, the result of the annual clash between Hampton and Norfolk State hasn't exactly had seismic ramifications on the Mid-Eastern...