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  • Sept. 15 Letters: Clean bay, Mark Warner, same-sex marriage

    Reducing impact on bay The lower Chesapeake Bay has indeed been fortunate in dodging oxygen-starved dead zones this summer ("Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay," Sept. 4). However, Hampton Roads has seen its share of dirty,...
  • TRAFFIC: Afternoon opening at James River Bridge

    TRAFFIC:  Afternoon opening at James River Bridge
    A 5:15 p.m. Monday opening is scheduled on US-17 between Newport News and Isle of Wight County. Expect potential delays in the area. Source: Virginia Department of Transportation.
  • TRAFFIC: Afternoon lift at James River Bridge

    TRAFFIC: Afternoon lift at James River Bridge
    Bridge Lifts A 4 p.m. Wednesday lift is scheduled at the James River Bridge on US-17 between Newport News and Isle of Wight County. Source: Virginia Department of Transportation.
  • Cooler weather, slight chance of showers Friday

    Cooler weather, slight chance of showers Friday
    It's going to feel much cooler outside Friday. The day's high temperature will be close to a 20-degree drop from yesterday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect a high of about 73 degrees and a low of 67. The forecast calls for mostly...
  • Flooding reported on Peninsula roads

    Flooding reported on Peninsula roads
    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for southern Hampton, southeastern Newport News, western Norfolk, and Portsmouth until 4 p.m. In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon the weather service said recorded rainfall in Smithfield...
  • Hampton Roads' worst winters

    Despite the onslaught of some of the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades, the early winter weather of 2014 falls far short of many prolonged arctic blasts that have struck Hampton Roads in the past. These historic cold-weather events gripped...
  • Remembering the bitter winter of 1977

     Remembering the bitter winter of 1977
    When the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades gripped Hampton Roads earlier this week, the brutal 1977 winter that froze the region's waterways and covered its landscape with snow was what many readers remembered. "The month of January 1977...
  • Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago

    Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago
    The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors. Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...