| Mar 9, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Local public school officials have been expecting the General Assembly to approve an increase in state funding this year, but most said the numbers being discussed in Richmond still fall short of what they need to pay their bills.
Some are looking at...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:11 AM
William E. Johnson traces the idea for his first novel back to his move to Mathews County 22 years ago and people he has known while living there.
Johnson, an attorney who lives in Bavon at the county's southern tip, self-published "A Silent Tide" in...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Just down the hall from the usual lobbyists hovering outside legislators' offices, hundreds of ordinary citizens with an extraordinary concern gathered today to make their own case for a special need.
The need is fixing Virginia's faltering mental...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:21 AM
If you're a history buff, living in Hampton Roads offers a lot of opportunity to dig around in the past. From the birth of America to Civil War-era plantations to our military ties, there's always something to show off to friends and family who come to...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Not that it is necessarily a trend, but Norfolk businessman Wayne Coleman has picked up another five votes overnight in the race for the 6th district state Senate seat, according to the State Board of Elections revised and unofficial count as of this...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
For the first two years of the Civil War, the far reaches of the Middle Peninsula remained a Confederate sanctuary largely unmolested by Union forces.
Though occasional patrols ventured inland from the Federal stronghold at Gloucester Point in search of...
| Nov 8, 2013
Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear.
So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's...
| Sep 19, 2013
The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Three bridges in Mathews County will be inspected July 22-26 by crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation in work that could cause minor delays for motorists.
Motorists will be restricted to one lane between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the following...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Of the 8 Health Sciences Academies in Virginia public schools, the Peninsula has its fair share. In June, Gov. Bob McDonnell approved one for the Gloucester County Public Schools and Mathews County Public Schools; they'll enroll up to 100 students in...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society looked locally for its new executive director, hiring Mathews County native Amanda Wroten.
Wroten was selected from among more than 70 applicants, said Shannon Fedors, president of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 1:23 PM
HAMPTON—Karlesha Canady is what some might call an accidental speller.
During the classroom spelling bee in December, the 14-year-old student thought she was taking a stand-up spelling test.
She won, and moved on to the school-wide spelling bee at...