| Aug 28, 2011
| 2:52 PM
While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill.
Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads, the standoff between the Civil War ironclads the USS Monitor and the Confederate ship Virginia. This summer, we're learning more about that battle and the men who fought it, because...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 2:26 PM
When members of the conservation team began their work at the Mariners' Museum, they expected to see battle scars on the turret of the USS Monitor. "Like with this dent, we knew it was here," said Conservation Project manager Dave Krop, "but we didn't...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:25 PM
In a work area outside The Mariner's Museum, members of the conservation team are focused on the smallest details, slowly scraping away years of sediment and chemical concretion that obscure many of the artifacts that were recovered from the wreck of...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Hurricane Irene put a serious dent in the foodbank's supplies.
Now, after stocking its member agencies with 17,500 pounds of food in anticipation of last month's storm, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula is look for donations.
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:03 AM
Carl Gottlieb, a writer for the iconic movie "Jaws," will speak with visitors at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The lecture, titled "The Shark Had No Dialogue: Notes on Hollywood and the Filming of JAWS," will begin at 7 p.m....
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Thursday's by the Lake, the free concert series at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, began June 2 and will continue through July 14. The after-work parties start at 6 p.m. and take place outdoors beside Lake Maury. Expect hits and dance music from...
| Jun 11, 2011
Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War.
Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war:
Casemate Museum. The...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 7:04 AM
If you've ever taken a good look at the battleship USS Wisconsin outside Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, it probably didn't take long to recognize that you were in the presence of something special.
With its long, raking hull,...
| Mar 21, 2008
Walk your way to better health and less stress while you enjoy the great outdoors at these best places to walk:
Beaverdam Park. Three trails of varying lengths, bordering lake and habitats; groups can take 10-mile one-way hike bordering the...
| May 21, 2009
Everywhere you turn, the outdoors beckons in Hampton Roads.
The region's mild climate and flat terrain offer the perfect combination for walking, hiking and biking. And the many bodies of water that surround us, from broad rivers to narrow inlets,...