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  • NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp

    NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp
    In August 2011, lightning struck the Great Dismal Swamp and ignited a mammoth blaze that burned for 108 days, scorched 6,500 acres and blew choking smoke into surrounding states.
  • Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses

    Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses
    Fall puts on its finery when the ornamental grasses appear — their plumes shimmering and shining in the autumn sun. Ornamental grasses are also practical in the home garden because birds and small mammals like their small seeds while deer...

    Living Here: You know you live in the 757 when ...

    Living Here: You know you live in the 757 when ...
    Hampton Roads is a funny place. Interstate 64 East goes south — and then west. Things aren't said the way they're spelled: Gloucester, Norfolk, Portsmouth. A rain-snow mix is enough to throw the area into chaos. There's a funny email that has...

    Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...

    Small town memories from the Dismal Swamp

     Small town memories from the Dismal Swamp
    Corapeake, N.C., is the kind of small rural Southern town that you can easily miss if you sneeze while you're driving. Located on the western fringes of the Great Dismal Swamp — and a dozen or so miles south of Suffolk near the Virginia border...