| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:52 PM
A lot of big non-juried shows like the Hampton Arts League's annual members' exhibit can seem pretty unpromising when it comes to providing a chance to steep yourself in artistic talent.
Anybody who pays the membership fee can hang their work on the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:56 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:16 PM
You won't get many complains about the Virginia High School League's reorganization from area indoor track and field teams.
Here's what area runners did this weekend in four state meets: They won 14 individual and relay events, had 61 top-five...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:28 AM
When Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock landed at the Hampton docks on Feb. 20, 1755, the dashing commander-in-chief of British forces in North America was eager to put his long transatlantic journey behind him and burnish his reputation by defeating the French on...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat.
But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:16 PM
This year’s Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula will take place Friday, March 21, at the Hampton History Museum in downtown Hampton.
The fundraising event is co-sponsored by the museum and Metro Productions in partnership with the nonprofit group. The...
| Dec 29, 2013
When the airplanes of the Curtiss Flying School first took to the skies over Newport News Point on Dec. 29, 1915, there was no Norfolk Naval Air Station or Langley Field.
The pioneering Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station — as it was also called...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| Jul 17, 2013
Few people were prepared for the tide of runaway slaves that washed over the battered old port of Yorktown after Union troops occupied it in May 1862.
Though the exodus began as a trickle, so many fugitive blacks fled into the fortified town that...
| Jan 8, 2014
Despite the onslaught of some of the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades, the early winter weather of 2014 falls far short of many prolonged arctic blasts that have struck Hampton Roads in the past.
These historic cold-weather events gripped...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Hampton University was picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll. Defending regular-season champ Norfolk State was picked first. Versatile Spartan Pendarvis Williams was named the Preseason Player of the Year. .....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Rewinding the week that was in Peninsula District football, in which a sophomore quarterback put up big-time numbers, Warwick’s frustrating season reached a boiling point, and Heritage barely survived an upset bid that would taken something off this...