| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:22 PM
Is York County the Peninsula's healthiest county? Out of 131 Virginia communities ranked on a report card of local health, three in the region ranked in the top 10: York County (5), James City County (7) and Mathews (10); Hampton came in the middle of the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Highland County is one of two school divisions in Virginia recognized for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. The Virginia Board of Education also honored 92 schools across the state, including more than 30 in central...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:11 PM
After a multi-year struggle to have the Virginia General Assembly pass legislation mandating physical education in schools as an antidote to the growing problem of chilhood obesity, advocacy groups reported a small victory Tuesday.
Despite the governor's...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
For better or worse, health affects every aspect of daily life.
In 2011, we wrote about its many different angles — about individuals battling disease; about extraordinary fitness, wellness and weight-loss efforts; about the effects of illness on...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Normally, the opening session of the General Assembly is routine, leading up to the Governor's State of the Commonwealth address later in Wednesday evening
But Wednesday afternoon, members of the Senate actually made some news, as they confronted the...
| Oct 13, 2012
Every weekday morning, between 7:30 and 8 a.m., regular as clockwork, the phone rings in the home of Newport News resident John Babbs. Each day, when the 95-year-old picks up, he's greeted by a cheery voice checking on his well-being. Most often they're...
| Oct 25, 2012
Almost 30,000 seniors in 42 localities in Virginia will lose access to an Anthem Medicare Advantage PPO plan at the end of the year. Nine thousand are from Hampton Roads, including more than 1,200 residents of Newport News and Poquoson, according to...
| May 12, 2012
If you've got plant problems, master gardeners in Williamsburg and James City County are there to help you. They are holding Diagnostic Clinics every Monday and Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m.-noon now through June 27.The public is invited to bring in...
| May 17, 2012
The Williamsburg Botanical Garden's mission is to enhance the life of residents and visitors by promoting beautiful gardens and enjoyment of plants through year round educational and recreational programs. www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org.
| May 20, 2012
As Dan Via lay face down in the surf in Corolla, unable to move his arms and legs, the thought flashed through his mind: "I'll probably never ride my bike again."
It was Labor Day weekend and the Williamsburg pediatrician, then 51, was relaxing at the...
| May 28, 2012
The Peninsula Water Steward training was for 10 weeks with instructors from Virginia Insitute of Marine Science, Virginia Tech, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the York County Extension agent, USDA-Soil and Water Conservation District NOAA (National Oceanic...