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  • Tropical-storm warning in effect for Bahamas; current track well off Florida coast

    Tropical-storm warning in effect for Bahamas; current track well off Florida coast
    A tropical-storm warning remains in effect for the Bahamas as a slow-moving system heads toward the region with 35 mph sustained winds and higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said. The tropical depression is expected to gain strength as it heads...
  • Cristobal becomes third named storm of Atlantic hurricane season

    Cristobal becomes third named storm of Atlantic hurricane season
    Hurricane Cristobal formed late Monday with winds rising to 75 mph as it veered away from the continental United States, the National Hurricane Center said. Centered about 665 miles southwest of Bermuda, Cristobal is creeping north at about 2 mph and is...
  • On the Daily Press Bookshelf

    On the Daily Press Bookshelf
    Here’s a look at the titles that have recently come into the Daily Press newsroom. Check it out. Maybe you’ll be intrigued by a new local author or a genre you haven’t before read. Fiction/Poetry “Seasons of Sharing” by...
  • A clueless attack on Andy Harris [Letter]

    A clueless attack on Andy Harris [Letter]
    The clueless writer of your editorial "The Harris boycott" (July 7) totally blew off the fact that Washington, D.C., exists on federal money, and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. You accused Rep. Andy Harris of not caring for the...
  • Notes and notables

    A life of service Effie Ashe spent 12 years on the Newport News School Board, but summarizing her public life to that service vastly underestimated the impact she had on this community. Yes, her passion was education, as the three terms on the school...
  • Florida lands four on Dr. Beach best beach in the U.S. list

    Florida lands four on Dr. Beach best beach in the U.S. list
    The annual list of best beaches in the U.S. has been announced and Florida beaches have taken four of the top 10 spots. Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, is the Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research....
  • Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record

    Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record
    No hurricanes have formed yet in the Atlantic this season, nor do any appear imminent, making it the slowest start to a hurricane season in more than a decade. But it would need to keep up for a couple of weeks to be record-setting. Six tropical...
  • Humberto reaches hurricane status, missing record

    Humberto reaches hurricane status, missing record
    The tropical system known as Humberto reached hurricane force late Tuesday, making it one of the latest first hurricanes of a season in modern history but not setting a record. Hurricane Humberto had 80 mph winds as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, having...
  • Film at CNU to explore the cost and threats of sea level rise

    Film at CNU to explore the cost and threats of sea level rise
    Sea level rise is the subject explored in "Shored Up," a film to be screened 7 tonight at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts. The movie spotlights issues facing coastal communities like those in Hampton Roads. "'Shored Up'...
  • Coastal storm to bring rain to Maryland

    Coastal storm to bring rain to Maryland
    A storm hitting the East Coast over the next few days will bring rain, drizzle and clouds to Baltimore, with the potential for flooding near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, according to the National Weather Service. The Weather Channel is calling the...
  • With a strong bond, Gloucester's field hockey team keeps piling up the wins

    GLOUCESTER — It was bound to happen eventually, and eventually became the 15th day of October. But the strangest thing happened: The ground didn't begin shaking, the sun didn't explode and that giant asteroid was nowhere in sight. In other words,...