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  • Go Away With ... Sara Shepard

    Go Away With ... Sara Shepard
    Bestselling author Sara Shepard is best known for her "Pretty Little Liars" books. The series has been so popular that it spawned a television show of the same name. Shepard has penned "Pretty Little Liars #15: Toxic" (HarperTeen, $10.90), which hits...
  • Hawaii: Oahu's Duke Kahanamoku Beach named best in U.S. by Dr. Beach

    Need a sand bucket list for the best beaches in the nation? Start with Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Honolulu beach was picked as the best in the nation, according to Dr. Beach, aka Stephen Leatherman, a professor at...
  • Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers

    Hampton Roads' most notorious pirates and intrepid pirate killers
    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some of the other figures who helped build the tradition that Hampton's Blackbeard Pirate...
  • A checklist of Hampton Roads pirates and pirate killers

    Blackbeard may be the most notorious buccaneer linked to Hampton Roads. But he was far from the only pirate or pirate killer connected to the region. Here are some others who helped build the tradition that the Blackbeard Pirate Festival will...
  • Silt restaurant opens up in the Kingsmill area

    Silt restaurant opens up in the Kingsmill area
    Chef Nelson Miller named his new restaurant Silt, which is also the word for a rich soil, and he adds, "in which to grow the finest crops possible." Miller and his wife-owner, Olivia, opened their new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Le...
  • 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....
  • Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads

    Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads
    Help navigating the region The Virginia Department of Transportation offers a smart phone app with updated information about traffic on the state's interstates and highways. The free app is available through app stores or at http://www.virginiadot.org/...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • Dunkin' Donuts coming to downtown Newport News

    Dunkin' Donuts coming to downtown Newport News
    Shipyard and downtown workers will soon have a new option for their caffeine fix. Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be brewing its coffee, and serving up its multitude of breakfast sandwiches and donuts at 3201 Washington Ave., Suite 101, in the 30,000-...
  • Hurricane Arthur ruining July Fourth for 250,000 N.C. beachgoers

    Hurricane Arthur ruining July Fourth for 250,000 N.C. beachgoers
    North Carolina’s fragile Outer Banks braced Thursday for what the local tourism industry hopes will be a glancing blow from Hurricane Arthur that will disrupt Fourth of July holiday plans, but not cause major damage or upheaval. Arthur developed...
  • Residents urged to pay attention to forecast ahead of storm

    Gloucester's Emergency Management Coordinator Creig Moore is urging residents to be prepared, make a plan, and gather an emergency kit in advance of Hurricane Arthur, which is taking aim at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Moore said the storm does...