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Naval Station Norfolk

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  • Transportation Accountability Commission gets mixed reaction to proposed budget

    Transportation Accountability Commission gets mixed reaction to proposed budget
    The proposed third highway crossing over Hampton Roads is either going to be a boon or bottleneck nightmare, and the amount of money being associated with the administrative make-up of the region's newest transportation commission needs to be reexamined....
  • Report: High-tide floods threaten Hampton Roads, U.S. coasts

    Report: High-tide floods threaten Hampton Roads, U.S. coasts
    It's not quite a sign to start building an ark, but climate scientists are sounding the alarm for Hampton Roads and other coastal communities caught on the front lines of worsening high-tide flooding. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists...
  • Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour

    Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour
    Vice President Joe Biden had stern words for stalwarts, including those in the House and Senate, questioning the legitimacy of improved infrastructure and the means to fund it: you're wasting time. “What most people don't realize is that our...
  • USS Enterprise: The aircraft carrier that changed everything turns 50

    USS Enterprise: The aircraft carrier that changed everything turns 50
    NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
  • PIX Special Report: Emotional Homecoming For Hometown Heroes

    PIX Special Report: Emotional Homecoming For Hometown Heroes
    Christmas arrived five days early for 7,000 sailors and their families. This is the day they came home from war. The USS Harry S. Truman and four support ships dropped anchor at Naval Station Norfolk, ending a seven month deployment in the Persian Group...
  • USS Enterprise, the carrier that changed everything, turns 50

    USS Enterprise, the carrier that changed everything, turns 50
    NEWPORT NEWS — Nine days after he turned 18, Robert "Bobby" Hawk stepped out of his father's 1951 Chevrolet on a humid, overcast Tuesday morning and began the walk from downtown Newport News to the James River waterfront. Before Hawk entered the...
  • Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia

    Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia
    The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday. Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
  • With larger ships on the way, Army Corps' role grows in Hampton Roads

    With larger ships on the way, Army Corps' role grows in Hampton Roads
    Just before 5 a.m. on Monday, April 18, Capt. Billy Simmons' work cell phone started humming. That's never good news. Simmons, who oversees the marine hazard and navigation program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Norfolk District, holds the Corps'...
  • In the dredging business, it pays to be flexible

    NORFOLK — Capt. Eddie Bellamy looks like a man who's lived his life on the water. Talks that way, too. Sunburned and stout, his once-red life preserver is various hues of brown, caked with layers of oil and grease. Bellamy, 61, is not one for small...
  • 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...
  • The rule is gone, not the culture, gay activists say

    The rule is gone, not the culture, gay activists say
    Although the U.S. has ended its ban on openly gay troops, Nicole Carry cannot envision a mass "coming out" of gay service members tomorrow or the next day. The policy has changed overnight. The culture shift might take a while. "I don't see a lot of...