| Oct 23, 2010
| 5:23 PM
– At 59, Wallace Lewis assumed he was finished with school.
After 32 years operating a computerized band saw at International Paper Co.'s lumber mill, the Suffolk man figured he would retire in a few years. Then reality hit.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Despite a four-month search that attracted 41 applicants from around the country, Smithfield's search for a new police chief ended within town limits.
Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman, a longtime Smithfield resident and former town...
| Mar 21, 2012
From Poquoson to Portsmouth and Newport News to Norfolk, more than 40 regional cleanup projects are planned throughout Hampton Roads next month as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup National Action Days, April 27-28. Project...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Virginia’s blue crab season opened strong Monday as watermen returned to Chesapeake Bay docks with bushels full of the normally dormant crustacean.
“This is unprecedented. We’ve never seen it this early,” said Johnny Graham,...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds.
"People don't understand," the third-generation farmer...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:16 AM
ISLE OF WIGHT — Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds.
| May 23, 2012
| 9:48 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 region.
1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Texas-born country singer Tracy Lawrence has been selected as the headliner for the 2012 Isle of Wight County Fair, organizers announced this week. He'll perform 9 p.m. Sept. 15. The fair's concerts are included with a $5 fair admission ticket.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Despite the convenience of using an artificial Christmas tree, Americans still have a fondness for the real thing.
During 2010, U.S. consumers purchased 27 million farm-grown Christmas trees, a slight increase from the previous year, according to a...
| Jul 1, 2012
After dealing with spending cuts, rising costs and tax increases, local governments are moving into the start of another fiscal year as the economy continues to recover at a sluggish pace and real estate assessments decline.
City and county budgets for...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Three of the five biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Hampton Roads will soon be closed, according toU.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.
Released earlier this month on a searchable computerized map, the data identifies large, stationary...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Schools in seven local districts have earned 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday morning.
The award is part of his Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program for schools that exceed state and...