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  • Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur

    Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur
    HAMPTON — As the first hurricane of the season swept up the coast Thursday, many residents on the Peninsula went about their normal summer activities. While Hurricane Arthur is one of the earliest hurricanes to emerge in recent years, residents...
  • Hurricane Arthur heads north, out to sea after hitting North Carolina

    Hurricane Arthur heads north, out to sea after hitting North Carolina
    North Carolina's Outer Banks absorbed a direct hit from Hurricane Arthur on Friday but emerged with only minimal damage as the storm blew out to sea and threatened riptides and flooding from New Jersey to Massachusetts. "I think we dodged one," Mike...
  • 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...
  • Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4

    Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4
    A rainy system off the coast of Florida could become Tropical Storm Arthur and sweep up the East Coast late this week into the weekend. The National Hurricane Center expects a 60 percent chance that shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bahamas will...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur forms, but impact on July 4 in doubt

    Tropical Storm Arthur forms, but impact on July 4 in doubt
    Tropical Storm Arthur, the season's first Atlantic tropical cyclone, formed by 11 a.m. Tuesday and is headed up the East Coast. But its potential impact on July 4 celebrations remains unclear. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was...
  • Arthur now a Hurricane; heading for North Carolina

    Arthur now a Hurricane; heading for North Carolina
    Hurricane Arthur, 5 a.m. Thursday advisory OUTLOOK: Arthur increased to hurricane strength during the overnight hours of Wednesday into Thursday morning. It is forecast to reach the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a Category 1 storm with winds of about...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore

    Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore
    The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday...
  • Arthur becomes first hurricane of 2014 Atlantic season

    Arthur becomes first hurricane of 2014 Atlantic season
    Tropical Storm Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Thursday after sparking evacuations along part of the North Carolina coast, where it threatened to disrupt Independence Day celebrations. Arthur was about 190 miles south-...
  • Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

    Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.
    The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center's...
  • Storms forecast Thursday into holiday; OC postpones fireworks

    Storms forecast Thursday into holiday; OC postpones fireworks
    Storms and heavy rain are forecast Thursday and Friday as a front of cool, dry air and Tropical Storm Arthur converge over the Mid-Atlantic, disrupting Fourth of July fireworks plans in Ocean City but clearing out the heat and humidity for the holiday...