| Jul 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
It's beach season in Hampton Roads. Time to bring out the beach chairs and sunscreen.
And to be alert for bacteria lurking in the water.
Elevated bacteria levels prompted the Peninsula Health Department to advise against swimming at Huntington Park...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:12 AM
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was the only Hampton Roads hospital ranked nationally in a specialty by U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital's cardiology and heart surgery program ranked 47th among hospitals nationally, according to the annual...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 11:33 AM
A delivery of 11 Priuses arrived Thursday at Casey Toyota in York County.
That brings to 20 the number of Priuses the dealership had to sell Thursday, said Lann East, sales manager.
"We just got one of our largest allocations that we've ever had,"...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Taxes: Get help preparing your taxes
•In person: Go to the local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center, 903 Enterprise Pkwy., Hampton. It's open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 262-4007.
•By phone: Individuals can call...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 5:12 AM
Flu has reached widespread levels in parts of Virginia, the state health department said Thursday, but local emergency departments aren't reporting a spike.
"We've seen just very few cases," said Dr. Geofrey Nochimson, medical director of the emergency...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 5:09 AM
The Peninsula ended 2010 with home sales tumbling 13 percent, compared to 2009, and prices down about 3 percent to $199,000.
But 2011 is expected to be better, said Dale Chandler, Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors president.
The region's real...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:06 AM
Peninsula-area foreclosure jumped 24 percent in 2010, compared to 2009.
December filings were up 14 percent, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity nationally. A property may receive multiple filings.
Nationally, a record 2.87...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 7:55 PM
When the fledgling artists of the Peninsula Glass Guild staged their first juried show 23 years ago, it was hard to feel encouraged about their future.
It took a few years — plus the seminal interest of pioneering studio glass artist Kent Ipsen...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Hampton Roads' unemployment rate lowered to 7 percent in December, from November's 7.2 percent.
It was 7 percent in December 2009, too, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Figures are not seasonally adjusted.
The Virginia unemployment...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 5:03 AM
Peninsula-area foreclosure filings dropped by 34 percent in January, compared to January 2010. The 203 filings were the fewest recorded in a month since October 2008 — 27 months ago.
Nationally, foreclosure filings were down 17 percent from January...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 3:03 PM
The Peninsula's 2011 real estate market started off with a 30 percent jump in home sales compared to January 2010, but that news isn't as good as it sounds.
The median sales price was down nearly 3 percent to $183,250, according to the Real Estate...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 6:17 PM
The 2010 housing market was marked by record-high foreclosure levels, inventory levels higher than they've been in at least 15 years and falling housing prices.
Building permits, on the other hand, saw a slight 10 percent increase after falling to at...