| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Tropical Depression 5 formed in the Central Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, and it's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane within five days.
Early Thursday the weather system was moving toward the west at a faster clip but had not become any better...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Quickly bulking up from a mushy depression, Tropical Storm Ernesto formed in the western Atlantic on Thursday afternoon and is forecast to grow into a hurricane by Monday.
Ernesto weakened slightly overnight but is expected to strengthen during the...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Summer break again takes on a different meaning for a team of students from Botetourt County.
A trip to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti in the Caribbean, forced the students to get out of their comfort zone on a...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Tropical Depression 7 picked up forward speed but no strength as it aimed toward the Caribbean on Friday.
At 11 p.m., TD-7 was in the Atlantic about 365 miles east of Barbados, sprinting west at 24 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph.
The system is...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:10 PM
There's been plenty of angst and hand wringing in the Hokie nation over the last four days thanks to two Tech losses in three weeks.
But here's a subtle reminder that football is just a game. Tech defensive tackles Derrick Hopkins and Zack McCray, along...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:43 PM
On Monday, Federal Employees will be off work and other U.S. citizens will have the day free as well, all because of an accident.
“When I was in school, Columbus Day was a day off,” Hagerstown resident Emily Ricketts, 23, said. “...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:06 AM
A disturbance in the Central Caribbean likely will become the season’s next tropical depression or storm. The next named storm will be Sandy.
As of early Monday, the National Hurricane Center gave it a 80 percent chance of developing into a...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:02 AM
Tropical Storm Sandy emerged in the southwest Caribbean on Monday afternoon and for now is projected to remain clear of Florida.
Also, for now, it is not forecast to strengthen into a hurricane.
Meanwhile, a new depression formed in the Central Atlantic...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:20 PM
It was jokingly dubbed Frankenstorm by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
However, that name has stuck and is creating a scare up and down the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast of the United...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Hurricane Sandy was a monster storm that generated unprecedented misery across an enormous territory, in large part because it merged with a polar system and became "Frankenstorm."
But there have been several other shocking storms that either went...