| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Here are some of your best entertainment options for the weekend of June 14. Find all the details at www.hrticket.com.
DRINKIN' WINE. Great grapes will be the attraction at the Bronze Door Wine Classic on Saturday at the Mariners' Museum in Newport...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:04 AM
QUESTION: I have these onion-looking plants growing. They don't smell like onions and they aren't bulbs I planted. What can they be and what should I do about them? Peggy in Falls Church, Va.
ANSWER: They could be a leek, but probably an onion. In any...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:21 PM
Great Bridge at Douglas Freeman, 7
Patriot at Lake Braddock
Hanover vs. Kellam (at Old Dominion), 6
Oakton at Hylton
Bassett at Amherst County
Culpeper County at Sherando
| May 24, 2013
Old Point Comfort and Jamestown may have the distinction of being the first places associated with the arrival of Virginia's first Africans in 1619.
But it wasn't until decades later that slavery really took off -- and when it did it was the south...
| May 25, 2013
When English colonists began settling on the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule.
African field hands and house servants were not only prohibitively expensive but notoriously hard to...
| May 19, 2013
HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown.
But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:29 AM
Amelia Academy 86, Tidewater Academy 32
Amherst County 46, Liberty-Bedford 34
Appomattox Regional 58, Surry County 23
Bethel 55, Heritage-Newport News 52
Brentsville 30, John Champe 24
Broadwater Academy 36, Hampton...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Virginia Lt. Gov. William Gooch had good reason to hide the truth when he made his annual report to the British Board of Trade in 1732.
Though the Crown prohibited its colonies from manufacturing domestic goods, Gooch and other members of the...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:17 AM
When the director of the Middle Passage port markers project arrives in Yorktown to give a talk about slavery Friday night, she'll find herself in the perfect place.
Though Old Point Comfort and Jamestown can lay claim to the first Africans in English...
| May 9, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Once again, a beach music series will give dancers a chance to shag at the historic and picturesque Yorktown waterfront. The Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series will return June 6 with Band of Oz.
It's a free event and the Colonial Shag...
| May 11, 2013
| 1:06 PM
SALUDA – The sight of Macy Causey leading almost five laps for the first time in a full-sized stock car delighted many on hand May 4 at Virginia Motor Speedway. Fans were on their feet and the crews of opposing Sportsman Division teams were fist-...
| Apr 28, 2013
Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine.
If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...