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 2021-07-02 14:11 

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Virginia Beach-based surf shop in Japan is prepping for Olympic wave...

Wave Riding Vehicles has a store in Chiba, Japan, only 15 minutes from the beach where surfing will make its debut in the Olympics later this month....

 2021-07-02 13:32 

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Sha’Carri Richardson will miss Olympic 100-meter race after positive marijuana test...

Richardson won the 100 at Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19. Because she tested positive at the Olympic trials, her result is erased....

 2021-07-02 13:09 

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Here’s how government services will be affected by the Independence Day holiday...

A list of closures and changes due to the Fourth of July holiday....

 2021-07-02 13:00 

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Patricia Reilly Giff, ‘Polk Street’ children’s book writer, dies at 86...

Some of her books also won Newbery Honors, prestigious in the world of children's literature....

 2021-07-02 12:11 

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Norfolk children’s psychiatric hospital could be among the first in the U.S. to include in-room parent beds...

CHKD expects to open the facility, which will also include a primary care practice, sports medicine program and other mental health services, in spring 2022....

 2021-07-02 11:31 

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Virginia Beach apprenticeships attracting drivers for garbage trucks...

The city's Public Works Waste Management and Tidewater Community College Job Skills Training Program work together to train qualified CDL drivers - and fill a need....

 2021-07-02 11:30 

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In book, journalist brings rare nuance to perspective on Appalachia...

Another smart rebuttal to J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy."...

 2021-07-02 11:30 

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Business notes for the week of July 5...

View which businesses are opening, giving back or getting accolades....

 2021-07-02 11:25 

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1 dead, 3 injured in shooting on Seaboard Avenue in Chesapeake, police say...

Police say two men and two boys were shot in Chesapeake Thursday night....

 2021-07-02 03:58 

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Tides escape major jam in ninth to snap two-game skid...

Dusten Knight recorded a high-pressure save to prevent the Tides from blowing a three-run lead in the ninth as Norfolk edged Charlotte 7-6 on Thursday night at Truist Field....

 2021-07-02 00:51 

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Man dies after a shooting in Portsmouth...

Dispatchers received a call around 6:30 p.m. about a shooting at the intersection on Alywin Road and Connor Place, off George Washington Highway....

 2021-07-02 00:49 

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Region/state roundup: ODU’s Carter Trice named to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team...

Old Dominion freshman second baseman Carter Trice has a new honor to add to his list of accomplishments: He's now a member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team....

 2021-07-01 22:50 

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A month later, man arrested in connection with fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy in Portsmouth...

The shooting happened May 31 in the 1400 block of Crawford Parkway, near London Boulevard in Portsmouth....

 2021-07-01 22:15 

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Editorial: Act regionally to fight violent crime...

A second mayors' forum to forge regional solutions for violent crime shows promise, but still must deliver....

 2021-07-01 22:13 

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Shark Week Blimp — you read that right — will fly from Outer Banks to Virginia Beach and Norfolk on Saturday...

The toothy airship will leave the Outer Banks at 9 a.m. and travel to Hampton Roads' beaches — Sandbridge, the Oceanfront and Ocean View. The blimp was initially supposed fly through Hampton Roads on Thursday, but the flight was postponed becaus...

 2021-07-01 22:10 

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David Horsey: Melting Seattle...

Cartoon by David Horsey for July 2, 2021....

 2021-07-01 22:05 

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Opinion: Efficiency will help Dominion reduce costs and meet clean energy goals...

Energy efficiency programs may be the key that allows Dominion to reduce costs for struggling Virginians while meeting its clean-energy targets, Dana Bartolomei of the National Housing Trust writes....

 2021-07-01 22:00 

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Letters for July 2: Let’s increase the penalties for illegal guns...

Letter writers ask officials to look into our shoreline hotels in light of the Florida condo tower collapse, urge officials to increase penalties for possession of illegal firearms, and caution Americans about politicians using "weaponized propaganda....

 2021-07-01 21:26 

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Attorneys for state Sen. Louise Lucas are asking a judge to dismiss a recall petition against her...

Lucas' lawyers say Virginia's recall law doesn't apply to state legislators because the state constitution has a procedure for removing them. A hearing in the case is scheduled for Friday morning in Chesapeake Circuit Court....

 2021-07-01 20:41 

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Portsmouth nursing facility administrator gets 2 years in prison for cheating Medicaid out of $188,000...

Lopez Scott was the administrator of Turning Points Residential Care, a nursing facility in Portsmouth owned by his wife. He pleaded guilty in December to one count of health care fraud for fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than 5,500 hours of skille...

 2021-07-01 20:08 

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Former Ocean Lakes boys soccer coach Don Hart retires after nearly 50 years in coaching, teaching...

Don Hart recorded 348 career victories in boys soccer with local stops at Kellam and Ocean Lakes, who he last coached in 2018....

 2021-07-01 20:04 

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Molinaro: Olympians, including those who hail from Hampton Roads, are worthy of a bigger spotlight...

Columnist Bob Molinaro writes that it's the rare Olympian who lands on a Wheaties box or advertises Uber Eats, while so many deserve more of our attention....

 2021-07-01 19:56 

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Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland announces progress in Virginia’s first commercial offshore wind project...

Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, Gov. Ralph Northam and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine spoke in Norfolk Thursday to announce an environmental review for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial (CVOW-C) project, a 205-turbine project that could generate up to...

 2021-07-01 19:23 

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Federal prosecutors in Virginia to step up civil rights enforcement...

Acting U.S. Attorney For the Eastern District of Virginia Raj Parekh announced Thursday the creation of a civil rights unit within the office's criminal division....

 2021-07-01 19:22 

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Khari, a 4-year-old watusi cattle, died unexpectedly last week at Virginia Zoo...

The zoo, located in Norfolk, has been Khari's home since 2018. He was one of three watusi cattle there. Their breed typically lives about 20 years in human care. Khari's fifth birthday would have been this October....

 2021-07-01 18:01 

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Local credit unions announce merger worth over $4.1 billion in assets...

Langley Federal and Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union (VBSFCU) announced their billion-dollar merger combining to make over $4.1 billion dollars in assets....

 2021-07-01 17:42 

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Former Old Dominion, Grassfield football star Isaiah Harper is taking his talents to Canada...

Former ODU and Grassfield standout Isaiah Harper is headed to the Canadian Football League to pursue his professional football career....

 2021-07-01 17:00 

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Books for kids: Creatures’ comfort, for the lonely or frustrated...

it's always the monsters and animals who have good things to say. Enter anemone, yak and a three-eyed something who hollers, "Zork!"...

 2021-07-01 15:08 

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A mother found a home in a Norfolk gang. Then they shot her in the face and left her for dead, prosecutors say....

Shot in the face, stabbed in the head and nearly drowned with bleach, Brianna Arrington had been dying for about nine hours by the time someone found her....

 2021-07-01 14:58 

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Virginia Beach mayor asks governor to end supplemental unemployment benefits...

Waiting for the Sept. 6 federal cutoff for unemployment benefits will be a detriment to Virginia Beach businesses that are struggling to find workers, the mayor wrote in a letter to the governor....

 2021-07-01 14:44 

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Glenn Youngkin’s private equity resume draws scrutiny in race for Virginia governor...

Youngkin's political aspirations have drawn new scrutiny to his dealings at a Washington-based investment firm, where he generated a net worth estimated at over $300 million before retiring as co-CEO last summer....

 2021-07-01 13:17 

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Marine played minor role in soldier’s hazing death, lawyer tells jurors...

The Marine, Mario Madera-Rodriguez, is the last of four American servicemembers to face a court-martial in Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar's killing....

 2021-07-01 13:16 

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Local resident’s app named a finalist in Start Peninsula event...

Dennis Woodbury created eZverifi, which helps people stay safer by verifying strangers before they meet up....

 2021-07-01 13:03 

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Give blood, get a gift: Donor incentives could be crucial during pandemic-fueled blood shortage...

In May, the Red Cross partnered with Suburban Propane to offer a five-person travel trailer camper to one random blood donor. In July, donors have a chance to win gas for a year — a $5,000 value....

 2021-07-01 12:25 

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UNC trustees OK tenure for journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones...

Hannah-Jones said in a statement Wednesday evening that she was honored and grateful for the widespread support she received in her fight for tenure....

 2021-07-01 12:17 

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The ins and outs of Virginia’s confusing new marijuana legalization law...

Marijuana legalization in Virginia isn't quite as simple as it sounds....

 2021-07-01 11:31 

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A new music venue and the ‘world’s biggest Bloody Mary bar’ in the works at Newport News City Center...

Various businesses have for years attempted to operate a successful music venue at the location, which is positioned at the corner of Mariners Row and Merchants Walk....

 2021-07-01 11:29 

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TCC offers first funeral directing degree in Virginia...

In April 2020, the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill to separate licenses for funeral directors and embalmers. Tidewater Community College offers the first associate degree in funeral directing in the state....

 2021-07-01 11:28 

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Calendar for the week of July 5...

Save the dates for these upcoming events....

 2021-07-01 11:23 

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by Norfolk Southern train in Suffolk...

Police are actively investigating this incident....

 2021-07-01 02:57 

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Charlotte takes advantage of wild pitches to rally past Tides again...

The Charlotte Knights made the most of three Norfolk Tides miscues - two wild pitches and a throwing error - to break open a tie game in the sixth inning and post a 7-4 victory Wednesday night....

 2021-07-01 00:55 

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Region-state roundup: VaSID honors NSU, ODU tennis players...

Norfolk State singles player Andres Alcaraz and Old Dominion's doubles tandem of Luca Maldoner and Nicola Vidal made the VaSID All-State Team....

 2021-06-30 22:15 

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Editorial: The pandemic exposed gaps Virginia's child care system that must be addressed...

The pandemic exposed Virginia's inadequate child care system and the commonwealth should use this opportunity to make wholesale changes....

 2021-06-30 22:10 

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Mike Luckovich: Monsters...

Cartoon by Mike Luckovich for July 1, 2021....

 2021-06-30 22:05 

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Opinion: Affordable housing can help Virginia build stronger communities...

Addressing the pressing need for affordable housing will require the private and public sectors to offer fresh ideas and creative thinking, Brett Meringoff and Jaime Bordenave write in a guest column....

 2021-06-30 22:00 

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The Buzz for July 1: What to do about the Senate filibuster...

This week's Buzz question asked readers if they believe the U.S. Senate should reserve, reform or eliminate the filibuster....

 2021-06-30 20:25 

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Former ODU golfer Maggie Simmermacher to represent Argentina in Tokyo Olympics...

Former Old Dominion women's golfer Maggie Simmermacher will compete in the Olympics for the first time. She will represent her native country, Argentina, at the Tokyo Games....

 2021-06-30 20:16 

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Over 115 people displaced after a major water leak in Suffolk apartment building...

The leak is secured and city officials will open an emergency shelter at King's Fork High School for those impacted....

 2021-06-30 19:39 

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Non-COVID respiratory illness is unseasonably spiking among children, local doctors say...

"I think we all expected (the surge), the question is when was it going to happen," said Dr. Dan Via of Sentara Pediatric Physicians Group....

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