| Nov 30, 2012
| 5:09 AM
Yorktown holds its 7th Annual Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The market will feature arts and crafts vendors with local shopping opportunities, living history exhibits, strolling musical entertainment, classic...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:33 AM
A bank teller in Elizabethtown helped catch a forgery suspect in the act. Back in March, Elizabethtown Police responded to the Sovereign Bank on South Market Street for a forgery in progress.
Police arrived at the scene and learned that 49-year old...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:06 PM
As expected, the number of students passing Standards of Learning math exams plummeted this year, according to results released by the state Tuesday.
State and local officials predicted the plunge as students took more difficult SOL math exams this...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:00 AM
The Virginia Department of Transportation no longer actively maintains its wildflower program along Virginia's highways, but the flower power still grows there, year after year, thanks to the seeds that continue to germinate.
Travelers in the...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:34 PM
Yorktown Market Days, which was recently named the Gold Level Winner in the “Best of Hampton Roads” Readers’ Choice Awards, is alive with activity this summer. Shoppers will be able to buy locally-grown, fresh picked produce and watch...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:09 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The husband of a York County woman who died in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center last summer has filed a lawsuit against the medical staff used by the jail.
Last week in Newport News Circuit Court, David La Clair, the husband...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Natasha House women's shelter in York County is increasing its outreach services and has experienced a recent burst of additional volunteers.
The organization received a grant from the Daily Press Holiday Fund, and Natasha House Executive Director...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:26 AM
James Malone, the leader of the metal band Arsis, is once again living and rocking on the Peninsula. That doesn't mean he's staying put. His band is getting ready to launch yet another national tour.
Malone, who grew up in the area and now resides in...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Few plants rival the breathtaking beauty of purple muhly, or Muhlenbergia capillaris, in the fall -- clouds of purple wisps waving in the autumn sun, according to Helen Hamilton, past president of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society --...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Last year, garden centers in Virginia collected 4 tons of plastic garden containers, according to a report from Virginia Tech, which helped sponsor the first statewide plastic pot recycling program -- called Va Gardeners Recycle.
Virginia Tech continues...
| Nov 15, 2012
Years ago, I learned to appreciate the beauty and value of ornamental grasses in a yard. I tried several and have finally settled on my all-time favorite — Morning Light miscanthus sinensis for its tolerance to wind, saltwater and soil. It's a...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:42 AM
The Virginia Arts Festival got welcoming news from a recent economic impact study it commissioned.
The festival hired a Philadelphia firm, Tourism Economics, to look at 2012 attendance figures and the economic impact locals and out-of-town visitors...