| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:09 AM
How fitting is the moniker Hampton Roads? Sure, that's the official name of the water that the region is built around, but it's also a hint about the traffic you'll face around here. Anyone who has lived in Hampton Roads for a couple of months will have...
| May 23, 2012
Looking to navigate the region? Here are some tips and tricks on being street smart in Hampton Roads.
Traffic backups are common during the summer on eastbound Interstate 64 at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. If you're heading to the...
| Jun 9, 2012
Like a lot of moms and dads waiting for their families to come home on a busy Friday night, I probably started worrying about Miriam and our little boy, Owen, sooner than I had any right to this past weekend.
Yet hours after driving to Chesapeake —...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 11:22 AM
On the bus ride over to Norfolk Friday afternoon, Heritage coach George Massenburg saw the electronic sign: “2 mile backup at HRBT.” Hey, for a Friday, that’s not too bad.
Yet there was nothing. The Hurricanes’ bus sailed right...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...