| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Thomas Calhoun Walker was too young to know the difference when the Civil War brought him freedom.
But even as an illiterate kid growing up in rural Gloucester during the 1870s, he knew his elders' annual readings of the Emancipation Proclamation at the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will dine at Bangkok Noi on Main Street on Friday in an event open to the public.
The event begins at noon and Cuccinelli will give a short presentation followed by a question and answer session, according to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:51 PM
HAMPTON — Crystal Sellman spends her days floating in and out of classrooms at Hunter B. Andrews PK-8 School in Hampton.
A mental health counselor, Sellman has six students on her caseload. She spends one to three hours a day assessing and...
| Jan 22, 2013
As I write this, we’ve just been through a week of lousy, rainy weather, the kind that makes me want to snuggle in the corner of my couch with a cup of tea at my side and a book in my hands. With the right book, I could be instantly transported from...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:33 AM
The 7th annual "Symphony Under the Stars" is coming to Gloucester on June 8 on the lawn at the intersection of Main Street and Walter Reed Way.
The free concert, presented by the Cook Foundation, will be given at 8 p.m. by the Virginia Symphony...
| Dec 27, 2012
The jolly sounds of jingle bells are now replaced by another seasonal tradition — Christmas tree needles dropping on your floor.
Before you tote the tree outdoors, be sure to remove all its lights, ornaments and tinsel. Beware of capturing too...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:58 AM
When the pious parishioners of Abingdon Church arrived for Sunday services in the mid-1700s, they stepped into one of the most breathtaking architectural spaces in Virginia.
Erected nearly a century earlier, the house of worship had risen from the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:47 AM
A 27-year-old Gloucester man charged with stealing $28,000 in jewelry, video games and other property in connection with eight daytime burglaries has been released from jail on bond and given a nighttime curfew.
Steven Tozer, who lives on Quail Court in...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:02 AM
A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Civil War raids on Gloucester will begin on April 5 with the unveiling of the Virginia Historical Society's Civil War panel exhibit at Gloucester Arts On Main Street.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and...
| Mar 24, 2012
Springtime is a fine season to hunt your fellow humans.
Don't worry. We're suggesting paintshed, not bloodshed. The sport of paintball continues to thrive in our corner of Virginia, and April is a good time of year to play sniper — blasting away at...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:42 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One Goh's life was on the skids even before he became the suspect in the nation's biggest mass school shooting since Virginia Tech.
He was chased by creditors. He grieved the death of his brother. In January, he was...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is accepting applications for assistance for residents who suffered damage from the April 16 tornado.
Any resident affected by the tornado should submit an application to the Emergency Services Office by...