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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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  • 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,...
  • Where to get free school supplies... while they last

    Where to get free school supplies... while they last
    Local residents can collect free school supplies in the Yorkshire Downs parking lot in Yorktown on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A special "Back-to-School Bash" will take place including food, music, face painting and other activities, along...
  • 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....
  • DUI charge filed against driver in fatal Hampton crash

    The driver who survived a deadly two-vehicle accident Saturday night has been charged as a repeat offender of driving under the influence and additional charges are pending, Hampton police said Sunday. The crash happened at the intersection of...
  • Virginia groups receive grants to battle veterans homelessness

    Three organizations in southeastern Virginia have received grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs totalling $1.4 million to help end homelessness among former service members. In all, Virginia organizations received $11.3 million in grants under...
  • Air Force bypasses Langley for temporary support center

    When the Air Force announced it would eliminate 742 positions at Langley Air Force Base, members of Congress in Virginia launched a counter-offensive. The Langley cuts are part of a larger plan that will create jobs elsewhere — exactly where is the...
  • Thunderstorms, possible severe weather Tuesday

    Thunderstorms, possible severe weather Tuesday
    There's a chance Hampton Roads could get severe weather Tuesday, a hazardous outlook from the National Weather Service states. The greatest risk will be late in the afternoon and through the evening hours. "The primary threat will be from damaging...
  • The long-lasting brotherhood of The Oak Ridge Boys

    The long-lasting brotherhood of The Oak Ridge Boys
     (Note: The Oak Ridge Boys' local appearance - at the Southern Fried Music Fesitval in Hampton later this month - has been canceled. But Richard Sterban was gracious and interesting, so I am leaving this story up for you to enjoy.)   The answer to...
  • Opportunity Inc. names new president and CEO

    Opportunity Inc. names new president and CEO
    Opportunity Inc. and its governing board selected Shawn Avery as the agency's new president and CEO starting Sept. 1. Avery replaces retiring President and CEO Judy Begland, according to a news release. Avery is currently a vice president with the...
  • Roller Coaster Day, Kenny Loggins, Pirates | Fun things to do this weekend

    Roller Coaster Day, Kenny Loggins, Pirates | Fun things to do this weekend
     Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are plenty of entertainment options in Hampton Roads.  First off, Saturday is National Roller Coaster Day, and last time we checked, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg had some good ones. When's the last...
  • 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...