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  • NY, NJ Declare States Of Emergency; LI Urging Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Irene

    NY, NJ Declare States Of Emergency; LI Urging Residents To Evacuate Ahead Of Irene
    As Hurricane Irene starts barreling herself towards the Outer Banks, five states declared a State of Emergency Thursday ahead of what will most certainly be a messy and wet weekend. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov....
  • Romance review round-up

    Romance review round-up
    "Call Me Irresistible" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon, $13.99 After Meg Koranda convinces her best friend Lucy Jorik to dump her fiancé Ted Beaudine, everyone in Wynette, Texas, is upset with Meg for breaking up the town's golden couple. Now all Meg...
  • Hurricane Irene's impact looking worse

    Hurricane Irene's impact looking worse
    Hurricane Irene continues to strengthen, and forecast storm tracks are trending closer to the mid-Atlantic beaches. All signs for this storm appear to be looking worse Thursday afternoon, instead of better. Irene risksAdd to that the saturating rains we'...
  • Baltimore now under Tropical Storm Warning

    From the Maryland Weather blog: Hurricane Irene, packing 110 mph winds, heavy rain and a 4 to 8-foot storm surge, continues to bear down on eastern North Carolina, southeastern Virginia and Maryland this morning. Hurricane Warnings now stretch from North...
  • Butterfly girl: 12-year-old Hampton resident cares for flying beauties

    Butterfly girl: 12-year-old Hampton resident cares for flying beauties
    Kaleela Thompson was only 4 years old when her mother bought her a butterfly habitat so she could watch how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Personally, Kaleela was in her own state of transformation. As a toddler, she experienced developmental...
  • The man behind the remix of the Andy Fox "Past Perpendicular" video is from Newport News

    The man behind the remix of the Andy Fox "Past Perpendicular" video is from Newport News
    The biggest piece of comic relief during the grueling drama of Hurricane Irene came courtesy of WAVY-TV reporter Andy Fox. His video dispatches from the Outer Banks of North Carolina entertained with the weird energy only found in the effervescent Mr....
  • Storm brings adventure to dad and son

    Our little boy got an unexpected gift in place of the party we'd planned for his 3rd birthday. Instead of gathering with his family and friends at Bluebird Gap Farm, Owen was hunkered down in our house near the old Hampton waterfront, watching with us as...
  • WTKR Live VIPIR Forecast: Sunny with chance of rain ahead

    Pleasant weekend ahead, but our chances for rain improve as we head toward Labor Day. Only a stray shower possible today (10%), Sunday the chance doubles to a 20% chance of wet weather, and Labor Day is the most likely day we'll deal with wet weather. We'...
  • Real estate: Time to buy a vacation home?

    Real estate: Time to buy a vacation home?
    Kevin Hughes thought for years about buying property in Sandbridge. He finally made the leap this year and closed on a short sale in June. It was rented out for every week this summer but one, when he and his family stayed there. "We paid off our entire...
  • Irene disaster declaration expanded to include city and county

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added Baltimore and Baltimore County to the list of 13 Maryland counties eligible for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene. FEMA and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said the...
  • Maryland company helps with Irene recovery in N.C.

    Maryland company helps with Irene recovery in N.C.
    When it made landfall in North Carolina, Hurricane Irene cut stretches of the Outer Banks off from the mainland. Now a Maryland company is working to restore access to the barrier islands. Mabey Bridge & Shore Inc. in Elkridge is shipping sections of...