| May 24, 2013
Old Point Comfort and Jamestown may have the distinction of being the first places associated with the arrival of Virginia's first Africans in 1619.
But it wasn't until decades later that slavery really took off -- and when it did it was the south...
| May 25, 2013
When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule.
African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The Sprint Cup Series stop at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday for the Toyota Owners 400 marks the end of the first quarter for the 36-race season in NASCAR's premier series.
So it's early, too early even to make an educated guess whether...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Brandon Gdovic will get a vacation day Thursday. Well, not really, because he’ll be driving in the K&N Pro Series East’s Blue Ox 100 at Richmond International Raceway.
But race days feel almost like a vacation for Gdovic, a 21-year-old York...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:41 AM
When Crunch Fitness took over the Bally's Total Fitness gym location in Newport News, Mickey Marcella, of Newport News, wanted a refund on his contract since the new owners removed the swimming pool and sauna facilities.
Joseph David, of Virginia Beach,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The points-based rewards program Recycling Perks will become available to York County residents for participation on Wednesday, May 1.
The program rewards curbside recyclers with points that accumulate at each collection and can be redeemed for...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Join Helen Hamilton on a plant walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22, to see aquatic wildflowers and grasses. Meet at College Landing Park, 2100 South Henry Street, Williamsburg. For information and to register call 757-564-4494 or email email@example.com....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Is your neighborhood or community organization planning a spring yard sale? Let us know about it by emailing information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include sale dates, location and a short description that mentions the anticipated number of...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Virginia Living Museum has announced the winners of its “For the Birds” birdhouse competition.
Augie Liebler of Williamsburg won first place adult for Earth, Sea & Sky. Second place went to Donna Cottrell of New Point for English...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Learn what bluebirds need and want -- and all about their pleasing personalities -- during a free program 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 23, at New Quarter Park in upper York County.
In my York County yard, bluebirds enjoy special houses, wide-open flying...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The former Burger King and Carvel properties on Hamilton Boulevard in South Whitehall were recently sold, an official said Tuesday. Hotel Hamilton LLC purchased nearly five acres of property in the 3100 block of Hamilton Boulevard, next to The King George...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:25 PM
From the Pa. Game Commission: Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency will hold a public meeting to answer questions regarding the 600-square-mile Disease Management Area (DMA) in Adams and York counties...