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  • Peninsula's grid is straining, Dominion Virginia Power says

     Peninsula's grid is straining, Dominion Virginia Power says
    Kevin Curtis remembers that steamy July evening in 2009: a line of strong thunderstorms generated a microburst that knocked down two of the high voltage wires running next to the James River Bridge. With three miles of wire down on one of the Peninsula'...
  • Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says

    Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says
    Virginia should hire more railroad track inspectors and amend state law to require greater visibility at railroad crossings, a state task force on rail safety says. The task force, convened after a CSX oil train derailed in Lynchburg a year ago,...
  • VDOT announces weekly lane closures

    VDOT announces weekly lane closures
    Drivers may encounter a number of lane closures along a number of Peninsula area tunnels and bridges starting on Sunday, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation news release. Many of the closures are scheduled after peak travel times, the...
  • Bikers rally for sexual assault awareness at Langley Air Force Base

    More than 50 motorcyclist left Langley Air Force Base Wednesday morning for a 70-mile ride around Hampton Roads to raise awareness for sexual assault victims. It was the third annual “Standing Together Against Rape” rally and the culmination...
  • Tunnel, bridge closures could cause traffic headaches starting Sunday

    Tunnel, bridge closures could cause traffic headaches starting Sunday
    Starting this weekend, a number of highly traveled bridges and tunnels that feed into the Peninsula will experience periodic lane closures, according to officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).  Many of the closures are scheduled...
  • Wednesday's high school sports schedule

    Baseball Peninsula Catholic at Menchville, 4 New Kent at Tabb, 4 Nansemond River at Great Bridge, 6 Warhill at Smithfield, 4   Softball Churchland at Gloucester, 4:30 Warhill at Smithfield, 4 New Kent at Tabb, 4 Ocean Lakes at King&...
  • Wednesday's 4/22 local schedule (updated Tuesday AM)

    COLLEGES Baseball Richmond at Old Dominion, 6 Thomas Nelson Community College vs. College of the Albemarle (at Knobbs Creek Park in Elizabeth City, N.C.), 4 Softball Norfolk State at Coppin State (doubleheader), 4 Men’s lacrosse...
  • Historic Garden Week 2015: Merry Point Estates homes, gardens in Newport News impress

    Historic Garden Week 2015: Merry Point Estates homes, gardens in Newport News impress
    Decades-old azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, along with dogwoods and redbuds, turn Merry Point Estates into a picture-perfect postcard of spring color. Tucked along the banks of the James River and scenic Indigo Lake in the Hidenwood area of...
  • Scotsman Shiel, first pro at Newport News golf course, passes away

    Scotsman Shiel, first pro at Newport News golf course, passes away
    Tom Shiel, a wry and dedicated Scotsman who left his mark on golf on the Peninsula and in his native land, passed away recently. Shiel, 87, was the first golf professional at Deer Run, formerly known as the Newport News City Park Course, when it...
  • Wednesday's 4/14 local schedule (updated Wednesday AM with many additions)

    COLLEGES Baseball Randolph-Macon at Virginia Wesleyan, 3:30 East Carolina at Old Dominion, 4 William and Mary at Virginia, 6 Capital Athletic Conference first round (of double elimination): No. 6 Christopher Newport at No. 1 Frostburg State,...
  • 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...