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  • Hampton's Osborn wins national title in USA Shooting Junior Olympics | Community notebook

    Sarah Osborn of Hampton won another national individual title and was a member of the Patriot Shooting Club team that captured a national championship Friday and Saturday in Camp Perry, Ohio. Osborn, 15, was at her best Friday, topping a field of 221...
  • Newport News School Board selects new chair

    The Newport News School Board convened Tuesday with new members Douglas Brown and Gary B. Hunter seated for the first time. The board selected Jeff Stodghill as its new chairman and former chair Carlton Ashby, whose term expired last month, as vice...
  • Carrier Ford passes anchor test

    — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is significantly lighter than its Nimitz-class predecessors, so its anchor-handing system is about half as heavy. That puts the Ford's anchor at a mere 30,000 pounds. The 1,440-foot anchor chain, made from...
  • July 2 Letters: Republican primaries, team names

    Many of the pundits have blamed Eric Cantors loss on his support of immigration reform or that he simply "lost touch" with the people in his district and others blame it on Democrats voting in the Republican Primary in Virginia. Then a week later...
  • Reader feedback July 2: E-cigarettes, driving initiative

    Virginia bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors Taking the side of caution on the unknowns in e-cigarettes, the Virginia legislature banned their sale to minors in the state, effective July 1. Proponents argue that they're healthier than tobacco, because...
  • Spice case charges against four dismissed

    GLOUCESTER — Federal charges against four of the eight Gloucester residents arrested following the raid of two smoke shops in February were recently dismissed. In addition, two pleaded guilty to charges related to selling synthetic drugs, while two...
  • Tuesday's 7/1 local schedule (updated Tuesday AM with Little League)

    BASEBALL Coastal Plain League: Peninsula Pilots at Fayetteville, 7:05 International League: Norfolk at Rochester, 1:05 Eastern League: Richmond at Harrisburg, 7 LITTLE LEAGUE District 7 all-star tournament: Age 10-11 baseball (at Hampton-Wythe Little...
  • Monday's Little League roundup: Northampton senior baseball team advances to championship round

    Baseball: In the District 7 Little League Senior tournament at York County’s complex, Northampton edged Deer Park 7-6 in an elimination game Monday. Northampton will play unbeaten Phoebus in Tuesday’s championship round, needing two...
  • People Express flights take off to applause, water cannons

    People Express flights take off to applause, water cannons
    On Monday, her last day as Peninsula Airport Commission chair, Ladonna Finch flew to Newark and back to Newport News on People Express. Her flight north, on a 737 operated by Vision Airlines for People Express, included about 130 other passengers, who...
  • SOL committee gets 3 new Peninsula members

    Two Peninsula lawmakers and a Williamsburg community leader were named to a new bipartisan committee aimed at reforming the state's Standards of Learning system. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that state Sen. John Miller, D-Newport News; Del....
  • Sea-level rise conference sees urgency and hope

    Sea-level rise conference sees urgency and hope
    The key message from an unprecedented, bipartisan congressional forum on sea-level rise was simple. As Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, put it: "We're on the hook for about a foot." Or, to be precise, the varying forecasts about long-term...