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 2021-08-01 23:35 

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Key hits by Gutierrez, Jarrett propel Tides past Durham in series finale...

The Tides will head to Jacksonville with the confidence of having won five of seven from the team with the best record among the 20 teams in Triple-A East....

 2021-08-01 22:10 

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Bill Bramhall: Jan. 6 Hearings...

Cartoon by Bill Bramhall for Aug. 2, 2021....

 2021-08-01 22:05 

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Opinion: Now is Biden’s best chance to ditch the Iran nuclear talks...

The Biden administration's approach to Iran should be defined by support of the Iranian people, not the regime in power, Bloomberg Opinion columnist Eli Lake writes....

 2021-08-01 22:05 

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Opinion: We can’t endanger the lives of the many to humor the misconceptions of the few...

The refusal by some to accept measures to fight COVID — vaccines and mask — will lead to mandates and, likely, unrest, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts writes....

 2021-08-01 22:00 

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Letters for Aug. 2: We’ve got a game to win, get your COVID-19 shot now...

Letter writers urge others to get the COVID-19 vaccine, remind people to vote in November, and warn the public about cryptocurrencies....

 2021-08-01 18:16 

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DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments...

The Grammy-nominated artist had been scheduled as a closing act on the final night of the four-day music festival in downtown Chicago....

 2021-08-01 18:00 

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Battling police shortages, Hampton Roads cities consider bonuses to lure officers to come — or stay...

Chesapeake's city manager plans to bring the city council a proposal to offer police officers a $5,000 "retention" bonus to match an offer from neighboring Virginia Beach....

 2021-08-01 16:57 

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National Weather Service issues flooding warning for Chesapeake...

The areas with the greatest risk of flash flooding include Great Bridge, Deep Creek, Northwest, Fentress, Chesapeake Airport, Hickory and Herberts Corner, according to the weather service....

 2021-08-01 16:41 

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Brenden ‘Butterbean’ Queen earns Late Model, Pro Six victories on same Langley Speedway card...

Justin S. Carroll wins the second Late Model feature of the night in Hampton....

 2021-08-01 16:25 

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Anger mounts as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire...

Lawmakers said they were blindsided by President Joe Biden's inaction as the midnight Saturday deadline neared, some furious that he called on Congress to provide a last-minute solution to protect renters....

 2021-08-01 14:38 

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Fauci says more ‘pain and suffering’ still ahead because so many Americans unvaccinated...

Fauci argued that the unvaccinated are affecting others because they're "allowing the propagation and the spread of the outbreak."...

 2021-08-01 13:50 

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Norfolk resumes mask mandate in city buildings as COVID-19 cases spike...

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled Norfolk — along with most of Hampton Roads — as high-risk areas for community transmission of the coronavirus. In a news release, the city also said it was seeing ...

 2021-08-01 12:26 

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Delta variant causing COVID-19 cases to surge again in Virginia...

Since July 1, about 4% of COVID-19 hospitalizations were for people who had been fully vaccinated, an early signal that the more contagious strain is contributing to so-called "breakthrough4; cases....

 2021-08-01 12:19 

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Literary Notes: Scare readers the right way with horror written well. A workshop will offer tips....

Also: Poet and teacher Suzanne Underwood Rhodes will launch her new collection Tuesday, and Book Exchange has expanded to Chesapeake's Greenbrier area....

 2021-08-01 11:00 

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What a Trip: Wyoming...

While traveling in Wyoming, Chesapeake couple notices a tell-it-like-it-is sign at a gas station near Diamondville....

 2021-08-01 10:00 

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The mission: to drive on the moon...

A compelling tale of a Nazi rocket scientist's dream, a life-or-death race with the Soviets, and the massive, 24-month scramble to design, build and deploy the first lunar rover....

 2021-08-01 04:27 

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Pilots rained out on night before Petitt Cup playoffs begin...

Peninsula plays host to the Morehead City Marlins at 7:05 p.m. Sunday to start a best-of-three Petitt Cup semifinal....

 2021-08-01 03:55 

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Late Durham surge overcomes Tides before 9,045...

Robert Neustrom's three RBIs and Jahmai Jones' two-run homer highlight the Tides' night, but Dalton Kelly and his fellow Bulls score seven runs in the last two innings....

 2021-08-01 03:30 

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Local Olympic roundup: Chesapeake native Michael Cherry runs fastest time overall in 400-meter first round...

The Oscar Smith High graduate zooms into Monday's semifinals. Meanwhile, Virginia Beach native Justin Dowell places eighth in the men's BMX Freestyle final....

 2021-07-31 22:15 

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Editorial: Tax credits are boon to families...

Among the many programs in the American Rescue Plan, the child tax credits may prove to be the most consequential....

 2021-07-31 22:10 

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Bill Bramhall: Close Race...

Cartoon by Bill Bramhall for Aug. 1, 2021....

 2021-07-31 22:05 

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Opinion: Use COVID relief funding to improve air quality in schools...

The General Assembly should allocate funding to upgrade HVAC systems in Title 1 schools, state Sen. Barbara Favola writes in a guest column....

 2021-07-31 22:05 

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Opinion: COVID surge could roil Virginia’s race for governor...

As COVID numbers increase, Virginia's candidates for governor will be doing their own calculus, columnist Gordon C. Morse writes....

 2021-07-31 22:05 

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Opinion: Research shows Black philanthropy helps effect community change...

The Giving Black Hampton Roads event will put a spotlight on the benefits and importance of Black philanthropy, Vivian Oden of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation writes in a guest column....

 2021-07-31 22:00 

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Letters for Aug. 1: ‘We didn’t label it critical race theory,’ but we’ve been discussing race for decades...

Letter writers encourage others to talk about race, question a Michigan-based school that has sued over the mask mandate arguing it is unconstitutional, and urge the U.S. to donate more vaccines to other countries....

 2021-07-31 19:09 

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Judge upholds Liberty University’s lawsuit against Jerry Falwell Jr....

Liberty claims Falwell crafted a "well-resourced exit strategy" from his role as president and chancellor at the school in the form of a lucrative 2019 employment agreement while withholding damaging information about the personal scandal that exp...

 2021-07-31 17:00 

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‘Crumbling Schools’ tour highlights need for renovations, help with mounting costs...

Superintendents and school boards across Virginia have been pleading for help from legislators for years when it comes to school repairs and costs, mostly in vain. Lawmakers will take up the issue again when the special session starts Monday....

 2021-07-31 15:18 

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Vietnam, World War II veterans recall experiences abroad...

Larry Ritchie, 76, fought as a U.S. Army private during the Vietnam War. Beverly Salyards is a 97-year-old World War II veteran who survived the Normandy invasion at Omaha Beach. "A lot of precious memories run in the same channel."...

 2021-07-31 14:02 

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First female Eagle Scout in Southwest Virginia honored...

Jacquelyn "Jack" Cooper, 15, of Blacksburg was among the first non-male scouts to join Troop 158 in Blacksburg, and the first in this region to earn the organization's highest rank....

 2021-07-31 13:00 

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‘Paralyzed bride’ from N.C. celebrates decade of enduring love...

Ten years ago, Rachelle Friedman Chapman was paralyzed from the chest down after being playfully pushed into a pool at her bachelorette party. She and husband Chris celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary....

 2021-07-31 12:32 

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School buses too crowded for pandemic? New study found no spreading of coronavirus....

New research conducted by Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters doctors could help school districts keep their buses running safely, even if they can't space passengers 6 feet apart....

 2021-07-31 12:03 

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Gardening Q&A: That white stuff on your pine needles is scale. Here’s how to get rid of it....

Pine needle scale — which is an insect — can best be controlled in early spring....

 2021-07-31 04:48 

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Baumann’s pitching, Jones’ inside-the-park homer propel Tides in shortened game...

Norfolk earns its fourth victory in five games this series against the first-place Durham Bulls....

 2021-07-31 04:11 

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Local Olympics roundup: Norfolk’s Keyshawn Davis stops top seed, advance to Olympic boxing quarterfinals...

The Granby High product next will fight a Russian, and the winner will advance to the medal round....

 2021-07-31 00:11 

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As evictions loom, Biden fails to get Congress to extend ban...

More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments....

 2021-07-30 23:45 

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Pentagon grappling with new vaccine orders; timing is uncertain...

The Defense Department must develop plans to make the vaccine mandatory for the military, and set up new requirements for federal workers who will have to either attest to a COVID-19 vaccination or face frequent testing and travel restrictions....

 2021-07-30 22:12 

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Cameron Thomas walked across the NBA draft stage in style thanks to a Norcom High grad...

Norcom High grad Michael Fletcher is an LA based artist and celebrity creative director from Portsmouth, Virginia. His work has gotten national attention, including Thursday night when Chesapeake's Cameron Thomas wore a sports coat designed by Fletche...

 2021-07-30 22:10 

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Michael Ramirez: History’s Absolution...

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez for July 31, 2021....

 2021-07-30 22:05 

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Opinion: We all want better infrastructure. Here’s how to fund it...

President Biden is right to push for infrastructure upgrades, but the administration and Congress need to fund them differently, George Mason University's Tracy C. Miller writes....

 2021-07-30 22:05 

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Opinion: Heat waves, wildfires, floods — what’s with all the extreme weather?...

Climate change is affecting the weather, but whether human activity is also making extreme weather more frequent and longer-lasting is an open question, atmospheric scientist Ned Kleiner writes....

 2021-07-30 22:00 

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Letters for July 31: Fund mental hospitals and community-based services...

Letter writers advocate for more public funding for state mental hospitals and community-based services, question the idea that getting the COVID-19 shot is a personal choice, and ask that no more F-22 fighter jets be brought to Langley Air Force Base....

 2021-07-30 19:51 

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Region/State roundup: ODU women release basketball schedule; many players from state line up NBA opportunities...

Virginia's Trey Murphy and VCU's Bones Hyland are among the NBA first-round picks....

 2021-07-30 19:26 

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Former Hampton University star disqualified at Olympics after Nigeria failed to administer required drug tests...

Okezie denied opportunity to run in the Olympics because his team did not meet - and did not know - about the anti-doping testing requirements. The Athletics Federation of Nigeria took the blame....

 2021-07-30 18:01 

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Nearly a dozen children have been shot this month in Norfolk. Communities are hurting, and activists want change....

The Virginian-Pilot spoke with nearly two dozen families impacted by gun violence, elected officials, community organizers and the city's police chief who reflected on the cluster of shootings and outlined their path forward....

 2021-07-30 18:00 

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Norfolk State was picked second in the MEAC preseason football poll. That’s not good enough for new coach Dawson Odums and his players....

Twelve Norfolk State players made the MEAC preseason first-team led by offensive player of the year Juwan Carter, a senior quarterback....

 2021-07-30 17:56 

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Old Dominion guard Xavier Green transferring to Maryland...

The 6-foot-6 Green, who played at Williamsburg Christian, is using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to join the Big Ten program....

 2021-07-30 17:45 

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The Virginian-Pilot internship program...

The Pilot is the largest newspaper in Virginia, and our newsrooms feature award-winning journalists eager to help you learn....

 2021-07-30 17:33 

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Tim Anderson’s criticism of Sen. Louise Lucas is not defamation, judge rules...

State Sen. Louise Lucas sued Tim Anderson for defamation over comments he made about her role in the vandalism of Portsmouth's Confederate monument. A judge decided Anderson's words didn't meet the legal standard....

 2021-07-30 15:08 

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“I think I made the right decision.” At Oscar Smith Michael Cherry chose track over football, and that led him to the Olympics....

Michael Cherry's decision to choose track over football was the right one. Now the Oscar Smith grad is headed to the Olympics....

 2021-07-30 15:06 

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Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe heads to trial on federal bribery charges next week...

The trial in U.S. District Court in Norfolk is expected to last about two weeks. Dozens of witnesses, including some of McCabe's former deputies, are expected to testify....

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