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  • Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city

    Newport News closes schools for Monday, debris and outages in much of city
    While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill. Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
  • VDOT projects are plenty on the Peninsula

    VDOT projects are plenty on the Peninsula
    With warmer weather finally here, it's a good time for a status update on VDOT projects that will affect Peninsula traffic and in some cases no longer be a hindrance. The Virginia Department of Transportation has five major road construction or...
  • Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom

    Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom
    Growing oysters in Virginia used to be a lousy business venture. Only the most ardent farmers could steer the Chesapeake Bay delicacy past diseases, predators and other obstacles into adulthood. That was before advances, most notably the creation of a...
  • Fall of Gosport Navy Yard boosts Southern cause

    Fall of Gosport Navy Yard boosts Southern cause
    Long before Virginia left the Union on April 17, 1861, newly appointed Navy secretary Gideon Welles worried over the fate of his biggest and most important ship yard. Nearly three weeks before, he'd tried to raise reinforcements for the Gosport Navy Yard...
  • Irene, Lee pump plenty of sewage discharges into York, Piankatank rivers

    There's a reason swimming in local rivers isn't advisable following big storms. Between Aug. 26 and Sept. 10, hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage and wastewater washed into the York and Piankatank rivers, courtesy of Hurricane Irene and Tropical...
  • Town of Buchanan

    Town of Buchanan
    From its earliest development, the Town of Buchanan in Botetourt County, was a principal crossing of the James River via the Great Valley Road. It has long been an early transportation-oriented community. The town had taverns, blacksmith shops, wagons...
  • What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant

    What happens when a tornado strikes a nuclear power plant
    Jerry Bischof's work pager buzzed as the server arrived with his plate of herb-rubbed salmon. The message told him that power to one of the two nuclear reactors at Surry Power Station had been lost. It was operating on backup generators. Before he could...
  • Sturgeon: Should they be listed under the Endangered Species Act?

    Sturgeon: Should they be listed under the Endangered Species Act?
    Getting to know Atlantic sturgeon isn't easy. Case in point: watermen netted a 6-foot, 200-pound spawning female in the James River in April. Thinking it would move toward Richmond to lay its eggs, scientists placed a tracking device in the fish. It...
  • Virginia Wine Lover announces local reader favorites

    Virginia Wine Lover announces local reader favorites
      Several food and wine-related businesses in Hampton Roads and parts of Eastern Virginia were big winners in the first-ever Reader’s Choice Awards announced in the summer issue of Virginia Wine Lover. More than 7614 people responded to the...
  • The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry offers a free, 15-minute ride between Williamsburg and Surry. The ride gives those who take the ferry a unique view of land on both sides of the James River. It is a fun, stress-free way to make the trip. The ferry operates 24...
  • Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen John Carl Lewis, 30, of the 200 block of Engle Avenue, was charged Wednesday with failure to comply with a peace order, telephone misuse by making repeat calls and harassment...