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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

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  • Want to be an oyster gardener? Learn how with upcoming seminars

    Want to be an oyster gardener? Learn how with upcoming seminars
    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is hosting a series of seminars in Hampton Roads, including at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club at 6:30 p.m. today, to help residents get started in oyster gardening. After the seminar, participants may receive 1,000...
  • July 17: Free military job fair in Hampton

    The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a free job fair for military personnel, veterans, reservists and Department of Defense civilian workers at the Hampton Roads Convention Center 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Seminars include: How to...
  • In search of traction

    The argument over mass transit in Hampton Roads plays out time and again. Advocates point to congested area roadways and growing popular support for alternative transportation opinions as signals to proceed. Opponents cite the region's unique geographic...
  • Cygnus makes it safely to the space station after launch from NASA Wallops

    Cygnus makes it safely to the space station after launch from NASA Wallops
    The Cygnus spacecraft that launched Sunday from Wallops Island made it safely to the International Space Station early Wednesday. The station's Expedition 40 crew grappled the space freighter at 6:36 a.m., and completed second-stage capture at 8:53 a.m....
  • Fort Eustis a budget target again, but to what extent?

    Fort Eustis a budget target again, but to what extent?
    An Army planning document released last week describes a devastating impact to Fort Eustis if deep budget cuts return in 2016. But at this point, it is based more in theory than reality. Still, even a theoretical cut of nearly 4,200 personnel from an...
  • Reader feedback July 15: Senior Living column, iconic foods, gay marriage

    Senior living column •Starr Mayer's column about the additional toll on caregivers really hits the bull's-eye, and I think every caregiver can identify with the points she made in this article. Accolades to her for doing such a good job. Editor:...
  • Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle

     Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle
    SURRY — Bacon's Castle in Surry is certainly known for its intriguing gatherings, and this weekend, history repeated itself. Preservation Virginia, the nonprofit organization charged with helping to preserve and advocate for historical places like...
  • Ports post banner FY 2014, sees June increase

    Ports post banner FY 2014, sees June increase
    A boost in exported goods and an improving national economy has amounted into big gains at the Port of Virginia. The Virginia Port Authority, which operates terminals in Portsmouth, Newport News and Norfolk, recently announced that fiscal year 2014...
  • Hampton Roads real estate young professionals collecting food for pantry

    The Hampton Roads Realtors Association’s Young Professionals Network is collecting nonperishable food items through July for Portsmouth-based nonprofit Oasis Social Ministry. In particular, the organization seeks canned meats and tuna, peanut...
  • TidewaterBiz event (with photos): Economist says Hampton Roads jobs recovery stalls

    TidewaterBiz event (with photos): Economist says Hampton Roads jobs recovery stalls
    The private sector needs to step it up if Hampton Roads wants to see further economic growth, Old Dominion University economist Vinod Agarwal told more than 150 attendees of the TidewaterBiz networking event on July 8. Currently, 42 percent of the...
  • TowneBank plans to acquire Franklin Financial in expansion to Richmond

    TowneBank plans to acquire Franklin Financial in expansion to Richmond
    Suffolk-based TowneBank, the largest community bank in Hampton Roads, announced Tuesday it plans to acquire Franklin Financial Corp. as it expands to Richmond in a deal valued at $275 million. The 15-year-old TowneBank signed a merger agreement with...