Virginia parks to offer special activities for Veterans Day

Over the holiday weekend, Virginia State Parks will also present special nature and history programs, flag retirement ceremonies, and other events to honor veterans and their families.

Sports Backers to educate on community walk/bike/jog along Floyd

Residents of the Fan, Museum District, and Uptown are invited to join their neighbors outside for a morning walk, bike ride or jog along Floyd Ave to discuss what the project might look like and compare ideas. The mobile open ...

Norfolk plans light rail extension to Naval Station

Community members are planning the future of a light-rail line to the Norfolk Naval Station.

WWII aircraft comes to Chesapeake

A rare piece of World War II history has made a pit stop in Chesapeake. One of the remaining 13 flyable Boeing B-17 bombers is at the Chesapeake Regional Airport and will be available for public rides and tours.

Virginia sets new tourism record

Visitors to Virginia generated $21.2 billion in revenue from tourism in 2012, a four percent increase over 2011 and a new record high for the commonwealth.

The dog days of August portend the deadliest days on highways

Don’t look now (then again, perhaps you should) but tomorrow, August 3, is one of the ten deadliest days of the year on the nation’s highways and byways, advises AAA Mid-Atlantic.

New traffic safety laws effective July 1

Motorists in Virginia who text behind- the-wheel, teen drivers, and moped operators are required to adhere to new traffic safety laws as of July 1; that includes the nearly 970,000 who are expected to hit Virginia roads for the upcoming ...

Amtrak Virginia Norfolk service growing at six-month mark

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Amtrak note that more than 70,000 passengers have traveled on the passenger rail service route between Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.

Severe weather poses risks to citizens

"Derecho.” Even the merest mention of the word in local weather forecast is enough to evoke fears of the loss of lives, casualties, toppled trees, fallen power lines, widespread power outages, severe property damage, closed bridge spans, and delayed and ...

VTC celebrating Great Outdoors Month in Va.

Ready to celebrate the shared natural resources and benefits that outdoor recreation and active lifestyles provide?

Ripley's to hold "Unbelievable Funny Face Contest"

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Williamsburg will kick off the summer family travel season in style with two great events on Saturday, June 15. Can you make a funny, crazy, silly or scary face? Enter your mug in Ripley's Unbelievable ...

AAA: Policymakers failing to connect with motorists’ concerns

Sixty-two percent of U.S.motorists believe the federal government should invest more money to improveroadways, according to a recent public opinion poll conducted by AAA. The vast majority of drivers (81 percent) also believe the federal government should domore to improve ...

Richmonder runs the Tour de France course

Zoë Romano has been training for a journey no one in the world has ever attempted. The 25-year-old is running the entire route of the Tour de France, an eight-week feat she set out for on May 18 in Nice. ...

Campaign targets distracted drivers

DRIVE SMART Virginia and the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office are in the midst of phase two of Phone Down.

RPD aims to reduce crashes at high crash intersections

When most people think of busy intersections in the city that see a lot of traffic accidents, most people probably think about Broad and Belvidere or Boulevard and Broad]. In actuality, two of the most high crash intersections in the ...