| Sep 7, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise.
Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:03 PM
More than 400 years after America’s first permanent English settlement rose from the ground, archaeologists are combining local clay, loam and black needle rush grass in an experimental effort to recreate the unique method used to construct some...
| Jul 4, 2012
When a place reaches as far back as Jamestown, the dirt can teem with secrets.
Nearly every time archaeologists open a hole on this ancient stretch of riverfront land, they find a jumbled puzzle of subterranean clues reflecting every change that has...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
If Maryland is "America in Miniature," then the Patuxent River is the linkage for that miniature America. It is the largest and longest river whose watershed lies completely within the state. It traverses dense woodlands and farm villages of the Piedmont,...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things.
It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:15 AM
The 3,000-mile water and land trail network created to relive the Chesapeake Bay's 17th century exploration by English colonists is about to grow still larger.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis are slated to...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Houston Police are searching for Pocahontas, and it's not the one who helped John Smith settle into America.
Court documents say Luerissie Ross, a.k.a. "Pocahontas," befriended her victims before she'd set them up to be robbed. Police say she was...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:34 AM
A pair of breeding ospreys nesting on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science water tower received names Tuesday: `Coleman' and `Bridgette.'
The ospreys are having their lives documented in a live feed found here: http://bit.ly/iiLdMy. VIMS offered a...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay'slong-suffering "smart" buoys, which have come back after being shot up and hit by boats and ships, now face perhaps their most serious threat yet - the budget knife.
President Obama's spending plan for fiscal 2013 proposes cutting the...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Did you ever wonder how we know about Pocahontas and her role in the history of Jamestown, Va.?
Or how we learned that Squanto helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth?
Perhaps you've wondered if the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay followed the law as severely...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Few patches of ground looked less promising when student archaeologists began probing the center of historic James Fort toward the end of their 2010 summer field school.
Scoured out by slaves for the construction of a Confederate earthwork, the...