| Feb 13, 2011
| 7:58 PM
William B. Downey takes the reins at Riverside Health System at a time when the system is growing and building, the uncertainty of health-care reform looms, and more people than ever before will seek health care.
A Riverside executive vice president...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:19 PM
State leaders are beginning to take steps to address problems identified in a Department of Justice investigation into the state's training centers for people with intellectual disabilities.
The Department of Justice last week informed the state it was...
| Feb 20, 2011
| 3:38 AM
A warning from the Justice Department that the state faces a lawsuit if it doesn't improve the way it cares for people with intellectual disabilities triggered a flurry of activity this past week, but there shouldn't have been any measure of suprirse:...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 6:17 PM
The 2010 housing market was marked by record-high foreclosure levels, inventory levels higher than they've been in at least 15 years and falling housing prices.
Building permits, on the other hand, saw a slight 10 percent increase after falling to at...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
| Jul 12, 2011
| 7:30 AM
A black bear was captured — of all places — in an Oceanfront neighborhood of Virginia Beach in April. Another was spotted in James City County in June. And another clogged traffic in Portsmouth last week while I was driving to work.
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Millions of dollars are headed to local school systems to help with new construction, renovations and expansion projects.
The Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday the allocation of $229,551,000 in Qualified School Construction Bonds. ...
| Aug 6, 2011
Tuna from Hawaii. Lamb and veal from Colorado. Shrimp and crab from the Chesapeake Bay.
Chef Peter Pahk searches far and wide — and close to home — for the foods served at his restaurants at the Kingsmill Resort. But it's not where these...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 10:02 AM
The Virginia Gourmet is now open in the Festival Marketplace off Route 60 in James City County.
Co-owners Joy Bryant and Lenny Berl developed a successful line of products made with natural ingredients called Mrs. Bryant’s Specialty Foods &...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Jim Borda drove from work in Richmond all the way to Virginia Beach twice a week to take Tidewater Community College's six-month health information technology program.
"It was well worth it," said Borda, 39, a James City County resident, who's now...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 7:01 AM
The spat between Virginia and federal regulators over Chesapeake Bay restoration is again flaring up, this time with leaders in Richmond complaining about inconsistencies found in a new computer model.
That Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration would...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Energy-efficient living knows no age or lifestyle, according to the Hampton Roads Green Building Council.
If you use a refrigerator, flush a toilet or wash clothes, you can learn how to use less and save more when you take the council's free, self-guided...