| 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 4, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Biologists expect tick and mosquito populations to thrive this spring, largely because mild temperatures from last winter failed to kill off a large population of the disease-carrying pests.
Technicians in Hampton are already finding mosquito larvae...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Award-winning poet and Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni will give a free talk at Hampton's Thomas Nelson Community College Oct. 4 as part of a series organized by Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium.
Giovanni has been called the "Princess of...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:44 AM
Paul Long's stint as Emergency Services coordinator in Gloucester proved to be a short one.
Long has left employment in Gloucester has returned to his former position in York County. He began work in Gloucester on Jan. 1 at a salary of $69,000 a year....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:41 AM
When it comes to James Bond gadgets, it’s hard to beat the jet pack.
While playing the British super spy in the 1965 hit “Thunderball,” Sean Connery dons a rocket-powered backpack and flies away from a pair of gun-toting bad guys....
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:25 PM
In recent years Grangers from the adjoining counties of Cambria and Somerset have been joining forces annually in hosting a special event to strengthen neighborly relations.
When Somerset and several neighboring counties worked closely with Cambria...
| Oct 7, 2012
When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons.
"It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:01 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state on a deer farm in Adams County.
The disease is fatal in deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence that CWD can be...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The ground starts shaking – it’s an earthquake! What do you do? Drop, Cover and Hold On! If you’ve never heard this before, the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety encourages you to visit www.shakeout.org/southeast to learn...
| May 3, 2012
A small native tree called red buckeye and a perennial known as Mexican petunia are two plants you surely want to check out during the Hampton master gardeners plant sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
I grow both in my garden, and they are must-have plants for...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Learn about native plants and gardening naturally with these programs sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society, or www.claytonvnps.org:
Mushroom talk May 17
Guest speaker Tom Teeples, a Virginia Master Naturalist from...