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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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  • 'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead

    'Thin, disoriented' bay whale found dead
    The sickly whale that was spotted swimming erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay for the past week was found dead Thursday afternoon along the shore of St. Julien's Creek in Chesapeake. The Stranding Response Team of the Virginia...
  • Thursday's 8/21 local schedule (updated Wednesday AM)

    BASEBALL International League: Norfolk at Durham, 7:05 Eastern League: New Britain at Richmond, 7:05 HIGH SCHOOLS Golf Bay Rivers District regular-season match (at Colonial Heritage), 10 a.m. Grassfield vs. Lakeland (at Nansemond River Golf Club), 11 a....
  • Media General, LIN Media reschedule shareholder vote on merger

    Austin-based LIN Media would buy two Hampton Roads TV stations as part of a merger with Richmond-based Media General: NBC affiliate WAVY and Fox affiliate WVBT. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the merger deal announced earlier this year has...
  • Upcoming home, garden events

    •Oyster float workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 5, for an upcoming oyster float-building workshop at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point. The Tidewater Master Oyster Gardeners Association will teach the...
  • Scotland has Nessie ... does Hampton Roads have Chessie?

    Scotland has Nessie ... does Hampton Roads have Chessie?
    Scotland has Nessie, the Adirondack State Park has Champ … does Hampton Roads have Chessie? For decades, Virginians reported a snake-like “sea monster” swimming in the Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries. As elusive as the Loch Ness...
  • Norfolk-based ships now call Florida home

    About 1,500 sailors and their families moved from Hampton Roads to Florida over the weekend as the Navy seeks to better position its East Coast forces and preserve jobs at coastal shipyards. The USS Iwo Jima and the USS Fort McHenry arrived Sunday at...
  • It's in Isle of Wight's budget: $15,000 for fireworks

    ISLE OF WIGHT — Many fingers were crossed around Hampton Roads when Hurricane Arthur was bearing down on Hampton Roads ahead of this year's July 4th holiday. Worse than a few barbecues or beach days being nixed in Isle of Wight was the threat of...
  • Free outdoor concerts light up a warm August week

    Warm summer nights and free musical events are a frequent combination during August in Hampton Roads. Military bands and community orchestras come out to entertain area residents, often previewing what's coming up on music programs in the coming year....
  • Help prevent a tragedy

    Amid the outpouring of remembrances following the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, we should take this opportunity to honestly confront depression and mental illness. Depression is an affliction affecting an estimated 17 million Americans,...
  • Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs

    Utility gives grants to 8 local groups for environmental programs
    Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 from the Dominion Foundation in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, according to a release from the charitable foundation of Dominion Virginia Power. The groups will receive funding for...
  • $55,985: Academy and training for Sheriff's Office

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. YORK — It costs about $540 a year to train each of the 104-sworn force at the...