| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Joey Prata, a rising sophomore honors student at St. Christopher's School in Richmond who is a Seaford resident, won the 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman National Championship on Monday afternoon in Fargo, N.D.
Prata, a Virginia Independent...
| Jul 17, 2013
Few people were prepared for the tide of runaway slaves that washed over the battered old port of Yorktown after Union troops occupied it in May 1862.
Though the exodus began as a trickle, so many fugitive blacks fled into the fortified town that...
| 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.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Most readers know to turn to their local libraries when looking for the newest book releases or recommendations for new authors. But with special programs and collection policies developed purposely to help readers and local authors find each other,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Eva P. Brooks, a retired Baltimore County public schools educator who with other family members successfully traced their ancestry to Colonial Virginia, died June 21 of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital.
The longtime Catonsville resident was 101.
| Jun 27, 2013
Major Robert Powell, a Revolutionary War veteran, and his wife, Ann, moved from Virginia to Kentucky soon after the war ended.
It's been almost 200 years since Powell died, and some of his descendants, including Logan Cheek of New York, and his...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Two of the nation's foremost underwater archaeologists began work in the river off Yorktown Beach Wednesday morning, surveying the previously undetected wreck of a ship that may have been scuttled by the British during the Revolution.
Brought in by...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Brandon Gdovic drove a Limited Late Model to victory at South Boston in his teens. This year, to far more national acclaim, he won at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina in the K&N Pro Series East, the top feeder to NASCAR's upper echelons....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:46 PM
JACK BUTLER CLASSIC
Results from the weekend clay-court tournament at Hampton Tennis Center. Rated divisions are based on National Tennis Rating Program's 7-point scale:
Men's 4.5 singles
Quarterfinals: David Loope d. Jimmy Hardee 7-6 (7-3), 7-5;...
| 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...