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  • Annapolis sailors launch beer-can boats in tiny regatta

    Annapolis sailors launch beer-can boats in tiny regatta
    Pieter Schneider's research and planning paid off every time his boat hit the finish line. The 7-year-old had studied pictures of fast boats in magazines to design his catamaran, made of four aluminum cans and two plastic cups, with a paper plate sail....
  • Hurricane Irene nearing Category 3 strength; path remains clear of state

    Hurricane Irene nearing Category 3 strength; path remains clear of state
    Hurricane Irene strengthened overnight into a strong Category 2 storm, just shy of reaching major hurricane status, according to the National Hurricane Center. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Irene was packing maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, making it a...
  • Cruise ships, airlines make way for Hurricane Irene

    Cruise ships, airlines make way for Hurricane Irene
    If you had Caribbean dreams in your travel plans for this week, they’re fading rapidly into reality with the arrival of Hurricane Irene, a powerful storm that has targeted Puerto RIco, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and potentially the entire...
  • Hurricane Irene pounding the Bahamas; Florida threat continues to ease

    Hurricane Irene pounding the Bahamas; Florida threat continues to ease
    After bulking up overnight, Hurricane Irene began pounding the southern Bahamas on Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 115 mph and torrential rains. Now at Category 3 strength, the system is expected to continue intensifying and plow over or near...
  • Irene could bring 3 feet of water to Hampton Roads

    Water levels in Hampton Roads are expected to rise three feet Saturday night if Hurricane Irene continues on its projected path. “There’s probably no doubt that we’ll get a lot of flooding,” said Larry Atkinson, an oceanography...
  • Large and powerful Irene heads for Outer Banks, Maryland resorts

    Large and powerful Irene heads for Outer Banks, Maryland resorts
    Hurricane Irene, already a 120-mph powerhouse with tropical storm winds 230 miles from its center, was turning toward North Carolina's Outer Banks late Wednesday en route to a very wet and potentially dangerous weekend encounter with Maryland's Eastern...
  • 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 fiancÚ 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....