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  • Jared Patton: Shaken baby boy 'went with peace'

    Jared Patton: Shaken baby boy 'went with peace'
    They called him a gladiator — locked in the fight of his life. For his life. A battle to breathe in. To breathe out. To take in enough sustenance and medicine to carry his little broken body over one hour to the next. To love and be loved in...
  • From the Archives: Residents gather to witness history

    'I HOPE THIS IS A SIGN OF NEW THINGS TO COME' "Party at the White House!" William Scott Davis Jr. exclaimed as he watched the inauguration on a TV in the children's room of the Hampton Public Library. "Party in America!" enthusiastically responded...
  • What you need to know before you join that gym

    What you need to know before you join that gym
    Turn on the TV for a few minutes, and you're sure to hear an advertisement for a fitness club or health spa. The idea is that traditional retail's strongest season has just ended, so now you have time to think about your fitness resolutions. Many...
  • Hampton Roads foreclosures have risen at staggering rate since 2008

    Hampton Roads foreclosures have risen at staggering rate since 2008
    The number of Peninsula-area properties facing foreclosure mushroomed from 86 in 2006 to 2,735 in 2009, according to figures provided by RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity. Foreclosures have climbed at a staggering rate here and nationally...
  • Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January

    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings rise 35% in January
    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings increased 35 percent last month from December. The 306 filings is also up 21 percent from January 2009's 253 filings, according to RealtyTrac, which compiles foreclosure statistics. Across the nation, foreclosure...
  • There is no need to give up entertainment

    Dear Readers: A gentle reminder that this column thrives on your tips for how to save on big items or small, whether it's a matter of a nickel saved or a penny pinched. So, keep the suggestions ---- and confessions ---- rolling in. For this week, readers...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow
    Sweetgum, a tree most people dislike because the spiny fruits drop and hurt your feet when you walk on them, is a valuable food source for songbirds and squirrels that eat the plant's seeds. A large tree with a straight trunk, sweetgum is a fast-...
  • Think local when sniffing out scholarship opportunities

    Think local when sniffing out scholarship opportunities
    It's not uncommon to hear of unwon scholarship awards just waiting for a lone student application. But how do you tap into this seemingly free money? "There really is a lot of money out there," says Penny Petersen, director of school counseling for the...
  • Outdoor Show at McDonald Garden Center teaches you all about gardening in Hampton Roads

    Outdoor Show at McDonald Garden Center teaches you all about gardening in Hampton Roads
    You can have soil that's poor and difficult to drain. You can have moles that tear up your yard and voles that eat your plants. You can have a shady yard with a spot of sun or the reverse — sun with a splash of shade. Yet you can still...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Monrovia's new Sunshine Blue blueberry makes a perfect plant for any garden in Hampton Roads

    A Daily Press photographer and I toured the elegantly expanded Anderson's Home and Garden Showplace this week and there's one plant there everyone should have in their yard. Monrovia's new Sunshine Blue blueberry is a four-season shrub that gives you hot...
  • Driver charged in fatal accident

    A 19-year-old Williamsburg man was killed late Friday night in a head-on collision on Richmond Road with another driver who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Virginia State Police. Around 11:45 p.m. Friday, State...
  • Involuntary manslaughter case to grand jury

    Christopher Mellis, fresh off a Friday night shift at Paul's Deli in Williamsburg, was driving alone in his Chrysler Cirrus about 11:30 p.m. April 10 when he was struck head-on by a Jeep Liberty. The Jeep didn't have its headlights on, a witness said....