| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
After restorations that have taken more than six months, Montpelier Mansion has thrown open its doors to visitors once again.
But don't look for a new look — or even a facelift on the 18th-century Georgian beauty.
Almost all the restoration work...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:29 AM
JAMES CITY — An overturned log truck on Interstate 64 westbound near Lightfoot snarled traffic for more than three hours Tuesday, closing both westbound lanes and causing a nearly eight-mile back up.
The accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. as a...
| May 25, 2013
When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule.
African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:37 PM
After all these years, do you really know what it says?...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 7:02 PM
With warmer weather finally here, it's a good time for a status update on VDOT projects that will affect Peninsula traffic and in some cases no longer be a hindrance.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has five major road construction or...
| Jul 4, 2008
When you've spent as many hours unpacking the text of the nation's founding documents as we have, you start to notice how many concerns that were pressing when the United States was founded remain unresolved today. This is obvious with the U.S....
| Jul 16, 2008
Tired of the gold-leaf mirror on your dining room wall or the basic black dresses in your closet?
Want pretty decorative plates for that wall or a red silk jacket for those dresses?
Think consignment shops for selling good stuff you no longer want and...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
by Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"......
| Jul 4, 2010
| 4:37 AM
After all these years do you really know what it says? And a striking special video of the National Anthem by a loyal Ticket reader....