| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:42 AM
A $58,000 grant will help pay for the installation of five flood gauges in low-lying Gloucester to warn residents when rising waters from storms, unusually high tides, or other events are swamping roads.
The county's portion of the bill for the flood...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
A splendid collection of Revolutionary War artifacts unearthed in Gloucester Point will be put on public display to commemorate the Battle of the Hook event.
The artifacts include a British bayonet and .69 caliber musket balls -- .69 caliber! -- a...
| Sep 7, 2013
WILLIAMSBURG— For most of the year, the common mode of transportation along Duke of Gloucester Street is a horse and buggy.
Thursday afternoon, it was the M&M's Toyota Camry of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch that made an appearance in Merchants Square...
| Sep 15, 2013
Fall is a great time for homecomings. So maybe it's not a coincidence that Hampton Roads will see several musical prodigal sons return this autumn.
Phish, the legendary jam band, is from Vermont but the group has forged a special relationship with...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:28 AM
You probably don't know it, but Gloucester residents got some good news on the taxes front this summer.
County Administrator Brenda Garton was notified in July that the county is exempt from regional taxes imposed by House Bill 2313, which became law...
| Sep 19, 2013
The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Area teachers headed back to school last week to prepare for this week’s start of classes after the summer break.
Not all school teachers spent those summer weeks catching up on their reading and rays, blissfully blanking out their September...
| Aug 18, 2013
The Battle of Williamsburg was nearly 10 hours old and showing signs of winding down when the gray-clad soldiers of the 24th Virginia Infantry erupted from a York County wood and hurled themselves across a broad wheat field.
A mile to their right, the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Welcome to the 2014 Daily Press Poet Laureate Contest site.
See the official rules.
Poetry submissions are no longer being accepted for this year's contest. You will be able to vote for your favorite poem. Voting begins May 2 and ends May 11....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Two new state highway historical markers have been approved for Gloucester to mark the former sites of Werowocomoco and Poplar Spring Church.
The markers are among 16 to be erected around the state following recent approval by the Virginia Department of...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gob. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday the appointment of George Randolph (Randy) Burak of Gloucester to the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
Burak is chairman of the Gloucester County School Board and has a daughter with a disability. Burak...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:49 AM
The Bread for Life community food pantry has received a $4,500 grant from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation that will be used to provide milk to more than 275 families in Gloucester every month.
Bob Quinzel, executive director of the food pantry on...