| Nov 9, 2013
GLOUCESTER — Sometime in the mid-1600s, a young European woman and a young African woman stepped off a boat from England onto the shores of the York River into an enclave in Gloucester Point, a waterfront settlement that would soon dwarf Yorktown in...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The end of the 2013 hurricane season is in sight, with nary a bluster in Hampton Roads to show for it.
In fact, despite earlier predictions of a "very active" Atlantic season, this year may well go down as the calmest in 45 years, according to...
| Oct 7, 2013
When the British army woke up on the morning of Oct. 7, 1781, one of the most decisive moments in the Siege of Yorktown and the winning of American independence had already come and gone.
American and French troops digging under the cover of darkness...
| Oct 19, 2013
The federal government is back in business, but local university researchers -- whose work depends on federal funding, federal data or federal partners -- are still assessing the damage wrought by the 16-day partial shutdown.
Grant applications were...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
For the first two years of the Civil War, the far reaches of the Middle Peninsula remained a Confederate sanctuary largely unmolested by Union forces.
Though occasional patrols ventured inland from the Federal stronghold at Gloucester Point in search of...
| Sep 20, 2013
Just how vulnerable the Federal supply line in the Chesapeake Bay could be during the Civil War was demonstrated in convincing fashion on Sept. 20, 1863 when Confederate raiders based in Mathews started attacking Union shipping.
In just a few days, a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
A splendid collection of Revolutionary War artifacts unearthed in Gloucester Point will be put on public display to commemorate the Battle of the Hook event.
The artifacts include a British bayonet and .69 caliber musket balls -- .69 caliber! -- a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Archaeologists David Brown and Thane Harpole will teach a course through Rappahannock Community College on life in Gloucester during the Civil War.
The three-week course is called, "Civil War Home Front in Gloucester County: Landscapes of Struggle and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Tropical coral reefs are long considered hotspots for fish biodiversity … but are they the hottest hotspots in the ocean?
According to a new study, maybe not.
An international research team that includes a professor and grad student from the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:25 PM
A 70-year-old Gloucester man pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple counts of possession of child pornography.
Randall Keefer, a resident of the 1900 block of Hayes Road in Gloucester Point, faces sentencing on Dec. 16 in Gloucester County Circuit Court...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:32 AM
When the Union army marched into Yorktown on May 4, 1862, the battered old waterfront village was virtually deserted.
After a monthlong siege, one white woman and two blacks were the only inhabitants the hastily retreating Confederates left behind to...