Author: Rich Griset

Four Haunted Houses in Coastal Virginia

As you’d expect from an area with as long and rich a history as Coastal Virginia, there are plenty of haunted tales to go around. Discerning fact from fiction can be a challenge with stories like these, so take each…

The New Space Race

The sky filled in bright orange as the conflagration rose, sending pieces of burning debris scattershot through the air. The smoke was thick, and a low rumble shook the ground, smashing the windows of nearby homes. The Native Americans once…

Supervising Surveillance

The headline from Wired.com sent local journalists scrambling: “Virginia Police Have Been Secretly Stockpiling Private Phone Records.” The story drew national attention and garnered follow-up stories from USA Today, The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press. Penned by G.W. Schulz with…

Creepy Crawford

The road was dark and quiet. The only sound was the whir of my car engine, the glow of my headlamps the only light. It was my junior year of high school, and I was venturing out to Crawford Road…

Strange Brew

Climbing out onto a sixth-story window ledge at the Cavalier Hotel, Adolph Coors felt cheated. For the past two months, Coors, the founder of the Adolph Coors Company, had gazed out at the Atlantic Ocean, contemplating the 61 years that…