Fort Monroe Newswire (Page 2)

Fort Monroe Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Fort Monroe. (Page 2)

Results 21 - 40 of 369 in Fort Monroe

  1. Defense study re-ignites debate over base closingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    ... Congress has repeatedly rebuffed the Obama administration's BRAC requests. The last one came in 2005. It closed Fort Monroe in Hampton and threatened Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach. It reshuffled major commands and changed how forces ...

    Comment?

  2. Spring Fling showcases Phoebus' offeringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... to show that Phoebus and Mellen Street is really a destination." Though Phoebus close to downtown Hampton and Fort Monroe, each with its own rich history, Phoebus has history and charm of its own, Sandford said. "We just feel like it's a diamond in ...

    Comment?

  3. Harriet Tubman Is a Great Choice, Not a Politically Correct OneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | National Review Online

    ... them take me." She was a Civil War spy , carried a sharp-shooter's rifle, used disguises, worked as a nurse at Fort Monroe in Virginia, and helped lead the Combahee River raid . (How has this not been a subject for a major Hollywood biopic until now ...

    Comment?

  4. Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Sweeping porches, majestic old...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... of the seagulls to the drown of fog horns during times of low visibility," says Oder, executive director of the Fort Monroe Authority and Fort Monroe Foundation. He and wife, Mary, live at 51 Fenwick Road, a 1910-constructed house that features ...

    Comment?

  5. Hampton adopts Fort Monroe zonings, prevents residential in Wherry QuarterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    In a big win for long-time advocates of the unification of Fort Monroe's national park territory, the Hampton City Council unanimously approved a series of zoning changes Wednesday that changes the land use of parts of the historic fortress and prevents residential development in the controversial Wherry Quarter area. The city has created four special zoning districts with specific land use allowances for areas at the 565-acre decommissioned Army post, which was closed in 2011 and ownership is split between the state through the Fort Monroe Authority and the federal National Park Service, which maintains the Fort Monroe National Monument.

    Comment?

  6. April 5 Letters: Fort Monroe bridge, George WallaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    I read the March 28 "Poetic solution," to the naming of the Fort Monroe Bridge by Harry Ricker III, and I wholeheartedly agree. Naming it the "Annabel Lee" is absolutely perfect.

    Comment?

  7. March 29 Letters: Obamacare, Fort Monroe bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... it's so "affordable"? Why does the bridge need to be named for any individual? Why not call it what it is, The Fort Monroe Bridge? Plaques memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as Baker, Mallory, Townsend and Gen. Butler could be mounted ...

    Comment?

  8. Getting ready for a day of givingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Nearly 500 representatives of more than 130 non-profit groups from Williamsburg to the Oceanfront will stand together near the Bandstand at Fort Monroe in Hampton to promote GiveLocal757. That event, on May 3, is a massive philanthropic drive bringing together all of these local organizations.

    Comment?

  9. March 26 Letters: Climate change, Fort Monroe bridge, Donnie TuckRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... the same type of survey used by the city concerning city decisions. Is this a double standard? This bridge to Fort Monroe is part of U.S. 258. It is not a railroad bridge. However City Council, under the leadership of George Wallace, railroaded this ...

    Comment?

  10. Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    The Boykin family comes to Fort Monroe almost every weekend in the summer. It's a free spot to visit the beach and look for seashells.

    Comment?

  11. Listen to citizensRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Martin Luther King was instrumental in achieving civil rights for African-Americans, he was not engaged in the building of this historic fort. Fort Monroe was designed to resist a siege by a European army after the War of 1812.

    Comment?

  12. Fort Monroe entry fee concept hits wallRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Travis Tynes travels across the James River Bridge from his home in Isle of Wight County five or six days a week to fish off the Engineer's Pier at Fort Monroe, rain or shine. Tending to a half-dozen fishing rods on the pier on Thursday afternoon, 31-year-old Tynes said he's fished from pier since he was 2 years old.

    Comment?

  13. Hampton Council compromises on bridge name, still upsets manyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    Unhappy residents made their way to the Hampton City Council meeting on Wednesday to protest the name change of the bridge connecting the city to Fort Monroe. City Council voted the name the bridge after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. earlier this month.

    Comment?

  14. Hampton city council offers controversial a compromisea for bridge nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    In response to controversy surrounding the naming of a bridge in Hampton, city council on Wednesday presented what several members called a "compromise." In a 6-1 vote, council members opted to re-name the bridge that connects to Fort Monroe as "The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in honor of Frank Baker, Shepard Mallory, and James Townsend."

    Comment?

  15. Facebook feedback March 24: Hampton bridge name, firefighters revive...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    It's not on the Hampton City Council's official agenda, but the renaming of a bridge in Hampton for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was expected to be the biggest topic at a council meeting Wednesday night. Opponents say the bridge should be named in honor of someone or something from Hampton and Fort Monroe's abundant history.

    Comment?

  16. Hampton residents expected to protest at city council meetingRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    ... is relative to Martin Luther King, Jr." "I don't care so much about it, but if I were to [choose], I would say Fort Monroe, just because there is so much history there," said Brooke Moore, a Hampton resident. "I wouldn't say I have a preference, but ...

    Comment?

  17. Kismet Bistro at 99 Main to open WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    ... open from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The three also run The Deadrise at Fort Monroe, which opened last year. Pepe and McIntyre also opened The Barking Dog in Hampton in 2013. They made a stop at Second Street ...

    Comment?

  18. March 23 Letters: Fort Monroe bridge, Mike PettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    While there are many notable names that have been suggested for the bridge to Fort Monroe, history clearly shows that it should be called the Freedom Bridge. In 1861, when three runaway local slaves sought protection, the fort's Union commanding officer, Gen.

    Comment?

  19. In The Kitchen: Roasted Leg of LambRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    In our kitchen today we had Baxter Simmons from Paradise Ocean Club at Fort Monroe show off one of his menu favorite offered Sunday at their big Easter Brunch Buffet.

    Comment?

  20. BWW Review: Northlight's BUTLER a peculiar slice of American historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... more interested in Lt. Kelly's use of the word "demand" than he is in the actual reason the slaves have come to Fort Monroe. He picks apart Kelly's language as if there were hidden meaning behind each and every word. After an exhaustive semantic ...

    Comment?