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Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is the name for the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia. Hampton Roads is home to the major United States Navy, Air Force and Army bases. It also is home to NASA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The area is also full of historical landmarks and miles of beaches.
Hampton Roads is the name for the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia. Hampton Roads is home to the major United States Navy, Air Force and Army bases. It also is home to NASA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The area is also full of historical landmarks and miles of beaches. « Show less

Top Hampton Roads Articles

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  • For Gloucester taxpayers, the sewer tab is going to stink

     
    Way back in elementary school, we recall when our second-grade teacher asked us to write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. That was an easy question to answer: "Pro football player." Alas, that didn't quite work......
  • Gloucester merchants able to move construction start time

     
    At the request of merchants on Main Street, and with an assist from Supervisor Louise Theberge, a Main Street construction project has had its starting time pushed back two hours. Work on Main Street at the Route 14 intersection related......
  • Your vote could mean $5,000 for Gloucester parks

     
    Cox, your local cable television provider, is sponsoring a contest called "Cox Conserves" in which it is donating $5,000 to a local non-profit organization. In Hampton Roads, five local "Cox Conserves Heroes" are eligible for the top prize, with the......
  • Worst Commutes Listed in Painful Detail

     
    At some point most commuters have probably been sitting in traffic wondering if they are in fact on the worst stretch of highway in the U.S. While no one can actually do much about your nightmarish commute, we can at......
  • Humor column: Olympics need to be down-sized

    Once again, my neighbor Babble was acting strangely. He was strutting about his yard, wearing a track suit and humming a familiar tune: "Dum, DUM, da dum dum dum dum …" The Olympic Games theme song? What are you up to, Babble, I asked. "A...
  • Tickling the funny bone

    If you thought high seriousness was an essential part of any respectable definition of art, the latest show at Hampton's Charles H. Taylor Arts Center may make you reconsider. Just take a stroll through this collection of nearly 150 works and see how...
  • Wren recalls area's first LPGA tourney

    Nancy Wren turned 68 Sunday, and just a few hours before family descended upon her Suffolk home, the phone rang. Wren epitomized calm. Yes, she was cooking for the masses — her choice. But sure, she had time to reminisce. Anyone who knew Wren as...
  • Could today be event's lifeline?

    For all we know, the deal is done. For all we know, some Belgian brewmaster/ beancounter has decided to terminate the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill. But if not, what can save Hampton Roads' LPGA tournament? A stirring final round this afternoon?...
  • Shad Plank: GOP TV, Clinton, celebs and national exposure

    Will Bill Clinton, will.i.am and Biz Markie drive voters to the primary polls? The usual hard-core partisans probably won't be swayed by hip-hop stars — they probably have no idea who the second two names are anyway — but the attention can'...
  • U.Va. alum eager to boost recruiting

    Jason Williford returns to the University of Virginia as an assistant basketball coach with a clear and daunting challenge: Help assemble recruiting classes as good as his own. Williford arrived at Virginia in 1991 with Cory Alexander, Junior Burrough,...
  • Shad Plank: Obama versus Hillary Clinton redux

    Democrat Brian Moran's new radio ad dives back into the protracted primary clash between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — hitting Terry McAuliffe for guiding Clinton's campaign. Moran, McAuliffe and Sen. Creigh Deeds are all running for...