Around the Region

Determining Your District

Tens of thousands of Coastal Virginians recently moved to a new district. Or rather, the new district moved to them.

The Luxury of Learning

If there’s college in your family’s future, you’d be wise to start saving soon. Here is the in-state cost for a single year’s tuition at Coastal Virginia’s public universities—and this is before room, board and books are figured in.

6 Places to View Fall Foliage in Hampton Roads

October is the month when the last wisps of summer finally succumb to gaudy lawn ornaments, nippy north winds, and pumpkin-spiced anything. And yes, a favorite for one and all, the trees begin their long-anticipated change. Serious leaf peepers sometimes…

Ghost Towns in Hampton Roads

Ghosts inhabit the landscape of Virginia, but not the walk-through-the-walls specters you may be thinking of. Virginia teems with the physical remnants of communities where no one has lived for decades. Here are a few of the places erased from…

Natural Treasures

April 19–27 is National Park Week, a time to celebrate American citizens’ birthright—more than 84 million acres of natural and historic treasures unmatched anywhere else on the planet. National Park Service officials waive admission fees during the first weekend of…

Contributions By City

How deep are Coastal Virginia’s pockets? That depends on who is wearing the pants. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a Washington D.C.-based newspaper that explores nonprofits, regularly measures charitable giving. The figures below show how Coastal Virginia’s cities and counties stack…

Coasting Away

The shorelines of Hampton Roads are constantly in flux. Waves pummel exposed stretches of beach, carting off a little sand or mud each time. That earth has to go somewhere, and it often doesn’t travel very far. The sediment is…

Seeking Sustenance

It’s hard to imagine that a region as developed and densely populated as Hampton Roads has communities without ready access to groceries. These so-called “food deserts,” however, are a real problem. Food deserts most often occur in low-income areas where…

Hampton Road Cities with the longest and shortest commute

How long is your commute to work? Odds are, you probably know that figure to the minute. Below are the average commute times for residents of different localities in greater Hampton Roads. Surprisingly, folks on the Eastern Shore spend the…

Searching for Shelter

Many hundreds of Hampton Roads residents are homeless. Some reside in a shelter or temporary housing while transitioning to something more permanent, and others live unsheltered on the streets. Each January, local officials conduct a survey of homeless people living…

Research Round-Up

Our region is home to some of the biggest thinkers and brightest minds out there. With so many world-class research facilities in one spot, scientists are making discoveries across a range of disciplines, combating common challenges with all the 21st-century…

Races To Watch

’Tis the season again. Election season, that is—as if you can’t already tell by the onslaught of political ads barking from just about every available pixel these days. Virginia is a hotspot this time around, thanks to a fierce U.S.…