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  • Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend

    Peninsula area students make gains in math SOL scores, reflecting state trend
    Students in Hampton Roads schools made progress in math on annual state Standards of Learning tests, according to data released Wednesday, while the pass rates in reading and writing dipped slightly. The gains in math reflected statewide performance,...
  • Free prostate screenings for early cancer detection available in September on Peninsula

    Free prostate screenings for early cancer detection available in September on Peninsula
    Early detection of cancer is the best weapon in its successful treatment. Each year, 250,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men. Several health organizations are offering opportunities for free screenings...
  • Dwight Yoakam coming to Ferguson Center

    Dwight Yoakam coming to Ferguson Center
     Dwight Yoakam, the best of the contemporary country sings in the big hats and blue jeans, will be coming to the Ferguson Center in Newport News, the venue announced on Wednesday morning.  Yoakam will be at the Ferguson Center on Wednesday, Oct. 22....
  • Free lecture about sea monsters in Virginia

    Free lecture about sea monsters in Virginia
     Are there sea monsters in the waters off Virginia's coast?  Maybe ...  Is an author coming to the Mariners' Museum in Newport News on Wednesday night to give a free talk about those monsters?  Most definitely.  Eric Cheezum, author of...
  • As ex-governor's trial continues, the current Guv's thoughts on gifts to public officials

    As ex-governor's trial continues, the current Guv's thoughts on gifts to public officials
    The trial of Virginia's last governor on federal corruption charges involving $177,000 of gifts and loans to family members continues isn't changing current Gov. Terry McAuliffe's stance that a crackdown on gifts is long overdue.   “Nobody...
  • Continental to add 500 jobs at Newport News plant with expansion

    Continental to add 500 jobs at Newport News plant with expansion
    Domestic and global growth is floating more work and jobs to an automotive parts manufacturer in Newport News. Before a packed room of state, regional and local economic and political officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Continental...
  • Newport News adding lights to bus stops, other features

    Newport News adding lights to bus stops, other features
    NEWPORT NEWS – The city is working to add lighting and other features to the Hampton Roads Transit bus stops in the hopes of improving safety and ridership. Of the city's 644 bus stops, only about 33 have shelters, senior planner Angela Hopkins...
  • Newport News police investigating after shots fired at apartment

    Newport News police are investigating an incident that took place early Sunday morning where officers found bullet holes in an apartment where residents reported seeing several people standing outside just before hearing shots, a spokeswoman said. The...
  • Police stop Caribbean festival in Hampton over security concerns

    The organizers of the Caribbean Food & Music Festival, scheduled for Sunday at Buckroe Beach in Hampton, were disappointed to learn that the event had been shut down by police due to issues of security and parking. The Hampton Police Division issued a...
  • Safety on campus

    As thousands of young people arrive at Virginia's colleges and universities for the start of a new semester, campus officials have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for students. That includes protecting them from sexual violence, a...
  • Cell phone records examined before Hampton homicide arrest

    Cell phone records examined before Hampton homicide arrest
    HAMPTON — Police used cell phone records to connect a suspect charged with killing a 17-year-old last week. Morgan Troy Taylor, 22, of Pine Oak Court in Hampton, is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony...