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  • Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford taking shape

    Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford taking shape
    NEWPORT NEWS — As of last week, America's newest aircraft carrier was 81 percent complete, its sleek tower rising above Pier 3 at Newport News Shipbuilding. To motorists driving along Huntington Avenue, the Gerald R. Ford might seem no different...
  • Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast

    Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast
    NORFOLK — It was a mechanical malfunction that caused a fire in the cabin of a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed off the coast of Virginia on Jan. 8, killing three of the five crew members, according to a Navy report released Thursday....
  • Submarine John Warner will stay close to home

    Submarine John Warner will stay close to home
    The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that paid homage to the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a hometown flourish. It will be the first Virginia-class...
  • Hampton Roads history makes for good reads

     Hampton Roads history makes for good reads
    A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers. Norfolk's Navy base "Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
  • Norfolk-based sailor dies at sea

    A sailor aboard the Norfolk-based destroyer USS James E. Williams has died, the Navy announced Monday. Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio, died as a result of a "non-hostile incident" that occurred June 19 while the ship was under way in...
  • Sailor hospitalized after falling from sixth-floor balcony in Norfolk, officials say

    A Navy sailor was taken to a local hospital after falling from a sixth-floor barracks balcony during a fight with another sailor Tuesday night, officials said. The incident happened about 8:20 p.m. at Naval Station Norfolk’s Wall Manor, a barracks...
  • Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead

    A civilian shot a sailor to death aboard a destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, then was killed by security officials, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect had permission to be on base, but it was unclear whether he had permission to...
  • Chesapeake Bay vulnerable to climate change

    Historians say the Chesapeake Bay has changed since Capt. John Smith first landed at Jamestown four centuries ago. And scientists say it will change again by the end of this one as a rising, warming ocean with more acidic waters carves out a different...
  • Military: We're making headway on spice

    During two weeks in 2010, Fort Eustis police seized more than 10 types of the synthetic hallucinogen known as spice and charged more than 30 service members with related offenses. Four years later, the statistics are quite different. Drug tests...
  • Living Here: The shipyard

    Living Here: The shipyard
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy. On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
  • Living Here: Colleges and universities

    Living Here: Colleges and universities
    No matter what type of education you're looking for, it's available here in Hampton Roads. Bryant & Stratton College. Hampton. Private. The facility at Peninsula Town Center opened in 2010. It offers 15 full- and part-time associate and bachelor's...