| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2013
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,...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 8:28 AM
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....
| Dec 21, 2010
| 12:27 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
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'...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
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...
| May 9, 2012
| 10:53 AM
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:...
| May 24, 2012
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,...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:15 PM
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-...