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  • Fourth of July events on the Peninsula

    Fourth of July events on the Peninsula
    Nearly everywhere on the Peninsula and the rest of Hampton Roads is hosting Fourth of July events and fireworks.  BUSCH GARDENS Busch Gardens Williamsburg celebrates America with its new summer event, "Star Spangled Night." Every Friday through Sunday...
  • Virginia inches closer toward opening blue crab winter dredge fishery

    Virginia inches closer toward opening blue crab winter dredge fishery
    After closing the winter dredge fishery for Chesapeake blue crab for seven years straight to help the struggling stock rebuild, the state is inching closer toward reopening it this winter. The Crab Management Advisory Committee of the Virginia Marine...
  • Supreme Court blocks EPA regs for power plant emissions

    Supreme Court blocks EPA regs for power plant emissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked federal standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, saying the cost for industry to meet those standards wasn't properly considered. The 5-4 decision is a blow to efforts to force coal- and...
  • Three wine festivals beckon this week

    Three wine festivals beckon this week
      Three wine and beer festivals beckon you this week. Here are the details:   Brew at the Zoo & Vino, Too is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday June 11 at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. A benefit for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads, the event will...
  • It's a ferry tale: Baby born on Virginia river crossing

    A Virginia couple's baby was so eager to enter the world that she was born on a ferry on the way to the hospital. Media outlets report that Kayla and Jonathan Cline's daughter, Emmaleigh Jane, was born early Wednesday morning on the Jamestown-Scotland...
  • Group walks length of James River praying for its health

    A group of five people are walking the length of the James River praying for its healing and protection from pollution and contamination.  Led by Sharon Day, an elder of the Ojibwe American Indian tribe in Wisconsin, the group is carrying a pail ...
  • Friday's 6/5 local schedule (updated Thursday PM with many high school changes)

    HIGH SCHOOLS Baseball Group 6A South semifinal: Western Branch at Cosby, 3 Group 5A South tournament: Semifinal: Menchville at Hickory, 6 Quarterfinals (at Deep Run): Clover Hill at Deep Run, 3 (completion) Douglas Freeman vs. Manchester, 4 Group 4A...
  • Community cleanup events planned in Newport News

    Community cleanup events planned in Newport News
    The city is planning or participating in several community cleanup events this spring and summer, part of an ongoing effort to improve the city's appearance, especially the South District. A cleanup will be held in the Courthouse Green neighborhood in...
  • Road work to cause major delays on Hampton Roads' interstates and at bridges, tunnels

    Road work to cause major delays on Hampton Roads' interstates and at bridges, tunnels
    Prepare to give yourself extra time at some local bridges and tunnels and on major interstates across Hampton Roads starting Sunday. The Virginia Department of Transportation has several scheduled projects that are expected to close lanes.  Peninsula...
  • Newport News fire academy, part 6: Specialty teams highly-skilled for complex rescues

    Newport News fire academy, part 6: Specialty teams highly-skilled for complex rescues
    Editor's note: Reporter Sarah J. Ketchum is participating in an academy hosted by the Newport News Fire Department and writing about her experience. NEWPORT NEWS — Were you the kid with a chemistry set? Did you like to tinker with gadgets or...
  • Hampton Roads groups get more than $100K in environmental grants

    Hampton Roads groups get more than $100K in environmental grants
    Seven groups stretching from Gloucester to Isle of Wight are getting more than $100,000 in competitive grants from Dominion Resources to fund a variety of environmental projects. The grants are part of $1.2 million the utility company recently awarded...