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  • Mattis: No enemy advantage due to Truman delay

    Mattis: No enemy advantage due to Truman delay
    Postponing the combat deployment of a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier will not compromise the safety of troops in the Middle East, a top U.S. general told Congress Tuesday. Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, said defense...
  • House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts

    House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts
    A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats. The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday's 5/9 local sports calendar (updated at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday)

    COLLEGES Baseball Longwood at Norfolk State, 2 p.m. U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series (in Springfield, Ill.): Rochester (Mich.) 6, Clark State CC (Ohio) 1 (Clark State eliminated) Southern Virginia vs. Penn State Beaver, 12:...
  • Living Here: Amusements and attractions

    If you think you'll be bored in Hampton Roads, try a few of these activities: American Rover. Sightseeing and party cruises on a tall ship. Narrated sailings and dinner cruises daily, rain or shine. Cruising mid-April through late October. Waterside,...
  • 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...
  • Mikulski likens loss of hospital ship Comfort to departure of Colts

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski on Wednesday likened the loss of the USNS Comfort to the departure of the Baltimore Colts – and asked Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to reconsider. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command announced last month that it was moving the white-...