| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly.
The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The Virginia Department of Education has just released SOL test scores for school divisions statewide. Students made modest gains statewide in math, improving from 71 percent passing in 2012-2013 to 74 percent this past school year.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:27 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — One Carrollton couple has hit some road blocks on the way to better Internet access, but they aren't ready to give up.
Jim and Connie Henderson have been crusading for wider access to broadband Internet in Isle of Wight County...
| Aug 18, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula Animal Rights Group is putting pressure on Newport News to join its Hampton Roads neighbors by adopting an ordinance restricting how long dogs can be tied up outside.
About 15 people demonstrated outside City Hall...
| Aug 11, 2014
Cyclist Mark Marshall was pedaling his bicycle from the Farm Fresh to the CVS on Route 10 recently, something he often does when he has a few small errands to run.
Marshall is also the county's sheriff, but he was wearing a bright yellow cyclist's jersey...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
There have been a few shakeups with staffing at Isle of Wight County Schools over the last few years, but the district is adamant that arts education will remain a big part of the school system’s instruction.
Joel Joyner, a retired Army Sergeant...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Historic homes are among the sights to see on a free walking tour of downtown Smithfield on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The hour-long tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, said Jennifer England, a spokeswoman for the city.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:26 AM
A Newport News man was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after his vehicle was hit and overturned in Isle of Wight County, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said.
Police were dispatched to Route 17 near Whippingham Parkway in Carrollton at about...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:25 PM
It's noontime on a humid day early in June. It stormed in Isle of Wight the night before, leaving lots of fresh mud for Pete Edwards' hogs to roll around in.
Edwards, a soft-spoken, bright-eyed man, stands in the pig pen dripping sweat while mud-caked...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...