| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:55 PM
POR AURELIO MORENO/EL SENTINEL
La Guerra de la Revolución norteamericana no tuvo un desenlace decoroso. De hecho podría considerarse como una de las burlas más colosales en la historia de...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Sometime around 3 p.m. on the afternoon of March 3, 1814, a great fire erupted and roared through Yorktown, adding a desolate landscape of charred and toppled ruins to a series of disasters from which the once-flourishing port town never recovered....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat.
But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Several area players are among the 92 juniors set to compete in the Level 3 Peninsula Area Junior Tennis League Thanksgiving Classic, which begins a three-day run Friday on the fast indoor hard courts of Centre Court Racquet Club in Newport News.
| Nov 6, 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...
| Nov 8, 2013
When it comes to the business of war and national defense, no part of the United States has a longer or deeper record than Hampton Roads.
Even before Washington’s victory at Yorktown ensured the independence of a country that has fought in more...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:52 AM
When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O’Hara surrendered his sword began to waver.
Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Joe Zalameda (men's 4.0) and Kyle Hollowell (men's 3.5) earned rated singles titles over the weekend in the Poquoson Open, held on Back Creek Park's hard courts in York County.
Bob Nealy and tournament founder Chris Cruz won a pair of matches to take...
| Oct 9, 2013
The siege of Yorktown started with hordes of American and French soldiers wielding picks and shovels.
But not until three days later -- on Oct. 9, 1781 – did those same soldiers begin to dismantle nearly 200 years of British rule through the first...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Gaze into the 150-year-old photograph of Pennsylvania Quaker Sarah Cadbury and you may not see anything particularly special.
But behind her unassuming expression and plain-Jane hairdo stirred a revolutionary devotion to human freedom.
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:26 PM
Robert Vinson beat Chris Cruz 6-2, 6-1 for the men's 4.5-rated championship in the weekend Riverside Summer Singles tournament on clay courts at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center.
Tim Yoder won three matches for the men's 4.0 round-robin crown, and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Environmentalists are giving Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman a trophy, albeit a dubious one: the Congressional Climate Change Deniers Award.
Christine Llewellyn, director of the Williamsburg Climate Action Network, says it’s in the shape of a...