| Aug 18, 2014
GLOUCESTER – Over 3,000 schools across the country are on a year-round schedule and Gloucester County Public Schools may soon explore that option.
"Children can really benefit from less time away from instruction," said Dr. Chuck Wagner,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
MATHEWS – Public education is at a critical point in time, according to Ben Kiser, executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening convocation for Mathews County Public Schools....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
GLOUCESTER – As a sophomore at Gloucester High School, cheerleading was everything to Joelle Castle.
"It was my life. I loved it," Castle said. "I would eat, sleep and breathe cheerleading."
On top of her athletic ability, Castle was an honor...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners.
Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards.
This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Several years ago a friend wrote to me with her new best idea. When she was old (i.e. the age we are now), she would move to a Holiday Inn.
She would make sure that she received a complimentary breakfast and that transportation within a reasonable...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
GLOUCESTER – Over 9 percent of Gloucester's nearly 37,000 residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.
Even more live at or slightly above that level, said Bill Fulton, a volunteer with the Samaritan Group.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:42 AM
As Bill Jenkins sees it, music is so much more than melody, rhythm and lyrics. It's a part of our history, he says. A part of who we are, both individually and collectively.
Jenkins, the Gloucester County man who has been singing traditional songs for...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — In a new promotion, Colonial Williamsburg will offer everyone in Hampton Roads free one-day tickets to the Historic Area and arts museums Aug. 8-15.
The offer is broader than some in prior years, when free tickets were offered to...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden?
Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you no – every garden needs maintenance of some kind.
For the most part, they are right.
From personal experience, I can tell you there are high-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Colonial Williamsburg is offering free tickets to its Historic Area and art museums to residents of most cities and counties in Hampton Roads.
The free one-day tickets will be available Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 to residents of Williamsburg, James City...