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Sparked by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's landmark May 1861 offer of asylum to runaway slaves, more than 20,000 fugitive blacks converged on the Union outpost of Fort Monroe during the Civil War, with most of them ending up in two large sprawling camps...
Marsha “Dianne” Mason entered eternal rest on Monday, May 13. She was born Feb. 17, 1951 to the late Jesse E. and Eugenia Mason in Nicholasville. Dianne was preceded in death by her brother, Mario Cretus Mason, grandparents Clay and Beulah...
Hampton University’s softball team opens NCAA tournament play Friday against No. 2 overall seed Florida on Friday in the Gainesville Regional. The Lady Pirates (34-24) won the MEAC tournament title for the first time since 1996, defeating rival...
Kapri Doucet, a star at running back and defensive back for Bruton High the past three seasons, has received his first Division I football scholarship offer - from Hampton University. Doucet, a fixture on the All-Bay Rivers District football team...
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Virginia Beach-based Armada Hoffler Properties, the developer for the Apprentice School and Aaron Brooks mixed-use project in Newport News, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The company announced its initial public offering...
Ruth M. Land, a retired Baltimore public schools guidance counselor, died April 26 of complications from dementia at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 93. The daughter of farmers, Ruth Margaret Williams was born and raised in Ocala, Fla. After...
Jocelyn O. Lewis recently joined the Newport News Tourism Development Office as its web marketing coordinator. Lewis of Hampton will be responsible for researching and preparing digital marketing and electronic media methods to promote public...
Yvette Lewis knew she was running fast and clearing hurdles in a blur. But when she crossed the finish line at the Mt. Sac Relays and glanced at the clock, she did a double-take. Lewis blazed through the 100-meter hurdles in 12.43 seconds April 20 in...
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane's eye is...
Like most blacks in the pre-Civil War South, the African-Americans of this old colonial town had few choices when it came to worship. Enslaved or free, illiterate or learned, they crowded shoulder to shoulder in the rear balconies of the white...
When the crowds came to Surrender Field in 1931 for the 150th anniversary of the American victory over the British at Yorktown, what they saw was an immense expanse of tents and an enormous grandstand. Lost in all the patriotic hoopla was the...
Few of the thousands of fugitive slaves who lived in Hampton’s vast Civil War refugee camps were taken by surprise when — on Jan. 1, 1863 — they received word that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. A hundred...
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