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  • Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom

    Oyster aquaculture thrives, but consequences loom
    Growing oysters in Virginia used to be a lousy business venture. Only the most ardent farmers could steer the Chesapeake Bay delicacy past diseases, predators and other obstacles into adulthood. That was before advances, most notably the creation of a...
  • Want to really tread hallowed ground?

    Want to really tread hallowed ground?
    Maryland commuters have long known that there are only three ways to cross the Potomac between Point of Rocks and the nation's capital. What they don't know is that a century and a half ago, there were more than a dozen. And they're still there today....
  • Civil war events

    Civil war events
    Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months: Maryland Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
  • State sees 72% increase in whooping cough

    State sees 72% increase in whooping cough
    Virginia has seen a 72 percent increase in reported cases of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, according to the state health department. About 30 cases have been reported in Floyd County, southwest of Roanoke, prompting a private school to...
  • Norment flips on redistricting, just like the Dems before him

    Norment flips on redistricting, just like the Dems before him
    Redistricting is an ugly process, one that almost always leaves bruised feelings among the minority party. And that's playing out in both chambers of the General Assembly this week. Republicans control the House of Delegates and have eliminated the...
  • Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday

    Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday
    Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
  • Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms

    Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms
    For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone. The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
  • Thousands without power as tornado cleanup continues

    Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States. Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...
  • Transfer of Fort Monroe to state slips to 2012

    Transfer of Fort Monroe to state slips to 2012
    HAMPTON – Fort Monroe will not be transferred to the Commonwealth of Virginia until early 2012, the Fort Monroe Authority has announced. This change will not affect the departure of the Army out of Fort Monroe by Sept. 15, the Fort Monroe Authority...
  • Five Guys on Harbor to open July 25

    COSTA MESA — Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open July 25 in the Costa Mesa Square shopping center on Harbor Boulevard near Baker Street, a franchisee said. It will be the Virginia-based chain's first Costa Mesa location and one of several to open...
  • Archive story: Jim Kincaid takes 1997 Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters distinguished service award

    [This story appeared in the Daily Press, May 18, 1997. Jim Kincaid died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at his home in Farmville.] ++++++++++++++++++++ || Jim Kincaid, retired anchor at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, was honored Saturday as the winner of the Virginia...