| 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 23, 2011
| 6:26 AM
Pennsylvania State Police arrested a man after he led them on a chase early Wednesday morning in York County. Around 3:00am police noticed a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe with Virginia registration weaving in its lane.
When police pulled up behind the erratic...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 6:30 AM
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| Apr 4, 2011
Doug McMinn would rather work on the Rappahannock River than talk to politicians.
Yet that's exactly what he was doing over the winter when state lawmakers began tinkering with Virginia's oyster aquaculture laws.
McMinn and fellow oyster growers...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:14 AM
A York County man is facing charges after impersonating a police officer, handcuffing a woman he met online and soliciting her for sex.
James Weaver, 26, of Manchester Township was formally charged on Monday. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:09 AM
UPDATE: Gov. Bob McDonnell late Thursday said he would sign the redistricting legislation passed by the General Assembly "as soon as it reaches my desk." In a statement, the governor said the legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier in the day...
| 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...
| May 19, 2012
Thanks to Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Green Industry Council, you can now recycle your plastic pots at many garden centers statewide, including ones in Hampton Roads.
Local garden centers that collect the pots include: