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 2021-06-28 22:00 

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Letters for June 29: Virginia Beach police need to explain the Donovon Lynch shooting...

Letter writers urge the Virginia Beach Police Department to be more transparent about the Donovon Lynch shooting, argue that people kill people not guns, and encourage Jeff Bezos to share his new yacht with Hampton Roads....

 2021-06-28 21:13 

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Sen. Mark Warner proposes help from Congress for minor league baseball...

Sen. Tim Kaine and Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. joined the lineup for legislation that would provide up to $550 million in relief funds for minor-league teams, after the coronavirus shuttered the 2020 season....

 2021-06-28 20:13 

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Virginia to host Iowa, Virginia Tech to visit Maryland in ACC-Big Ten Challenge...

The Virginia-Iowa game will be Monday, Nov. 29, in Charlottesville, while the Virginia Tech-Maryland contest will be Wednesday, Dec. 1, in College Park, Maryland....

 2021-06-28 19:33 

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Man’s body found behind Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach...

Police received a call around 11:45 a.m. after a someone saw the body in the water. Officials said foul play is not suspected, nor are there "suspicious circumstances" around the man's death....

 2021-06-28 19:23 

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Hampton University alum Chidi Okezie makes Nigeria’s Olympic team in mixed 1,600 relay...

Hampton University track and field alum Chidi Okezie is headed to the Tokyo Olympics as part of Nigeria's mixed 4x400 relay team....

 2021-06-28 18:32 

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Virginia Beach jail inmate dies after medical emergency, sheriff’s office says...

Larry Wayne Forbes, of Virginia Beach, was about to be transported to a mental health facility when he lost consciousness about 11 a.m. Friday, according to the sheriff's office. He was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later....

 2021-06-28 18:26 

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Virginia’s new law makes it illegal to release balloons...

Intentional releases of nonbiodegradable balloons will be illegal in Virginia, and offenders will face a civil fine of $25 per balloon....

 2021-06-28 17:41 

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Hampton Roads’ newest indoor athletic facility is 30,000 square feet and features four fields, 500 seats...

The Hampton Roads Sportsplex is a new 30,000 square-foot indoor facility with two futsal courts, two turf fields, a pickleball court and a 500-person capacity. Cousineau's goal is for the complex to serve as a home for leagues, clubs, teams and player...

 2021-06-28 15:49 

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7-year-old girl bitten by shark along North Carolina coast...

EMS responded to the scene on Sunday morning and the young girl was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening....

 2021-06-28 15:06 

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Virginia Beach couple receives help with its ‘legacy list’ from new PBS series...

Wendy and Nick Anoia, who are preparing to downsize from their large family home to a two-bedroom condo, will be the subject of an episode of a new PBS series "Legacy List with Matt Paxton." It will air in early 2022....

 2021-06-28 14:12 

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Supreme Court rejects Gloucester’s appeal in Gavin Grimm transgender bathroom ban case...

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Virginia school board's appeal to reinstate its transgender bathroom ban....

 2021-06-28 13:55 

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4 people, including 3 teenagers, shot overnight in Hampton...

The Hampton Police Division responded to three shooting last night involving four victims, three of which were teenagers....

 2021-06-28 12:56 

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Great white shark was possibly responsible for oldest recorded shark attack, leaving 790 tooth marks...

A great white shark was one of the two most likely species responsible for the attack around 3,000 years ago in Japan's Seto Inland Sea. That's according to a recent report in the Journal of Archaeological Science....

 2021-06-28 12:07 

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Norfolk couple cruised into each other’s lives and it’s been smooth sailing ever since...

Sarah Jane Kirkland, president and CEO of CIVIC Leadership Institute and Stephen Kirkland, executive director of Nauticus, met onboard a ship in 1996 while working as crew members for Carnival Cruise Line....

 2021-06-28 11:45 

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Businesses reluctant to mandate vaccines, Hampton Roads lawyer says...

An online poll showed that 46% of the attendees of the Cox Business Executive Discussion were eager to learn more about their rights for work-related vaccine requirements....

 2021-06-28 11:44 

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People changes for the week of June 28...

See who is getting hired or switching jobs in Hampton Roads....

 2021-06-28 11:39 

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Store employee races to provide excellent customer service...

Store employee goes out of his way to return an item to a customer....

 2021-06-28 00:58 

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What’s happening in the region and state: Beach resident Marc Leishman finishes third at Travelers...

Marc Leishman, an Australian who lives in Virginia Beach, shot a six-under 64 in the final round to finish third in the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut....

 2021-06-27 22:10 

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Dana Summers: Crime Storm...

Cartoon by Dana Summers for June 28, 2021....

 2021-06-27 22:05 

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Opinion: No mystery why conservatives find education dangerous...

If the goal of education is to teach kids how to think, not what to think, then Florida's new law will achieve the opposite, columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. writes....

 2021-06-27 22:05 

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Opinion: America is not as woke as it appears...

An ideological shift of institutions toward the left may seem ubiquitous, but there's more than meets the eye when one takes a closer look, Bloomberg Opinion columnist Tyler Cowan writes....

 2021-06-27 22:00 

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Letters for June 28: People with disabilities need to be prioritized after a year of isolation...

Letter writers advocate for summer camps for people with disabilities, encourage colleges to teach multiple sides of the story, and discuss voting rights legislation....

 2021-06-27 21:07 

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With expanded roster, innings have added value for Tides...

Triple-A teams, usually limited to 25 active players, are allowed to have as many as 33 on their rosters this season. Most of the extra players are pitchers, battling for innings of work as they stand by for a call to the big leagues....

 2021-06-27 15:58 

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‘Magnet fishing’ adventure in Suffolk pulls up pre-Civil War anchor...

The style of the anchor is very common to the 18th and 19th centuries. It has features generally associated with the pre-Civil War era....

 2021-06-27 13:15 

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No, you have not been microchipped or magnetized by the vaccine...

The fact that a quarter might stick to your vaccine site is not proof of something nefarious. The anti-vax myth is getting so much traction that the CDC's website now addresses it, listing vaccine ingredients in detail along with assurances that there...

 2021-06-27 11:45 

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Literary Notes: Earl Swift’s newest book is on the Apollo lunar rovers. He’s giving an author talk soon....

July 8, he'll have a virtual discussion through Prince Books, and a few days later will sign books in person....

 2021-06-27 11:15 

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In one modest cotton sack, a remarkable story of slavery, suffering, love and survival...

Piecing together the likely origins of a cotton sack embroidered with the outlines of a terrible human story: Rose, separated from her daughter Ashley by the sale of enslaved people in South Carolina....

 2021-06-27 11:00 

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What a trip: Dubai...

Dubai is an amazing ultra-modern city and features the tallest building in the world....

 2021-06-27 03:49 

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Er’ron Burton strikes out 18 to lead Nansemond River to first softball state championship...

Nansemond River beats Freedom 2-0 in Class 5 state final to win first softball state championship in the school's 31-year existence....

 2021-06-27 03:31 

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Catcher drives in three runs as Tides again defeat Gwinnett...

Nick Ciuffo provides the key offense to entertain Norfolk fans before a postgame fireworks display....

 2021-06-27 02:55 

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Grassfield High grad Grant Holloway wins 110 hurdles at Trials, makes U.S. Olympic Team...

Grassfield grad Grant Holloway made his first Olympic team. He won the 110 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials....

 2021-06-27 00:36 

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Former political consultant for ex-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor indicted for election fraud...

Robert "Rob" Catron is the fourth member of Taylor's campaign staff to be charged. The other three were also charged with felony election fraud but reached deals with prosecutors that allowed them to plead to a misdemeanor charge instead....

 2021-06-26 22:27 

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Cox brings it home, tops Woodgrove to win first baseball state championship since 1996...

The Cox Falcons win the Class 5 state baseball title with an 11-2 win over Woodgrove of Loudoun County....

 2021-06-26 22:15 

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Editorial: Restoring trust in EVMS...

A public spat over the future of Eastern Virginia Medical School has put the institution at odds with supporters it will need to secure financial stability....

 2021-06-26 22:13 

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Rustburg shuts out New Kent in state Class 3 softball final...

Eden Bigham outduels Gracie Ellis and denies the Trojans' bid for their first state softball championship....

 2021-06-26 22:10 

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David Horsey: Distracted...

Cartoon by David Horsey for June 27, 2021....

 2021-06-26 22:05 

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Opinion: Now is the time to prioritize mental health services in Virginia...

Federal COVID funding provides Virginia an opportunity to make lasting improvements in mental health services, Sen. Monty Mason writes in a guest column....

 2021-06-26 22:05 

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Opinion: Empower military spouses through remote employment, entrepreneurship...

Military spouses, caregivers, veterans and survivors are changing the face of business, work that federal legislation can amplify, Erica McMannes writes in a guest column....

 2021-06-26 22:05 

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Opinion: Virginia must repair its crumbling public school buildings...

A tour of King and Queen Elementary School makes clear the depth of need for Virginia's crumbling public schools, columnist Gordon C. Morse writes....

 2021-06-26 22:00 

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Letters for June 27: Use of critical race theory to understand America is ‘long overdue’...

Letter writers advocate for the use of critical race theory, explain why jail phone charges should be reduced, and oppose Trump demagoguery....

 2021-06-26 21:25 

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Lebanon’s fifth-inning outburst ends Poquoson’s baseball state championship hopes...

Lebanon denies the Poquoson baseball team a state tile with a 10-2 win in the Class 2 final as U.Va.-bound Matthew Buchanan pitches a four-hitter and strikes out 14....

 2021-06-26 19:00 

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Portsmouth’s Mt. Hermon neighborhood honors former mayor with park renaming dedication...

The Saturday morning renaming dedication comes eight months after Portsmouth City Council voted to rename what was then Mt. Hermon park, located on 901 Florida Ave., to honor former mayor Bernard Griffin....

 2021-06-26 18:00 

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He’s gone through 7 attorneys and was removed from his own trial. Now a Norfolk man faces decades in federal prison....

A federal judge in Norfolk had 31-year-old Adonis Perry removed from the courtroom after repeated outbursts during a three-day trial. He could get up to 92 years when sentenced in November....

 2021-06-26 16:35 

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What’s happening in the region and state: U.Va.’s O’Connor agrees to contract extension through 2027...

He has the second-highest winning percentage among active Division I baseball coaches....

 2021-06-26 14:28 

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Residents in rural Roanoke ready to bridge the broadband divide...

So far, Roanoke County put $4.1 million of mostly grant money — including from federal coronavirus relief funds — toward expansion of internet access, bringing high-speed service to several hundred households....

 2021-06-26 14:00 

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It’s summertime, and kids aren’t vaccinated. Here’s what experts advise to keep them safe....

At the pandemic's peak, the CHKD health system was seeing 40-50 new positive COVID-19 tests among children per day. That has dropped to fewer than 10 daily for the last six weeks....

 2021-06-26 13:00 

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Wild Green Yonder: Paving the path to a greener world...

Norfolk Botanical Garden's composting program includes kitchen scraps from its offices and cafe....

 2021-06-26 12:31 

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Demonstrators at UNC cite ongoing frustrations amid tenure dispute for Nikole Hannah-Jones...

Several hundred students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gathered to demand that trustees reconsider tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project examining the bitter legacy of slavery....

 2021-06-26 11:15 

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Gardening Q&A: Pruning hydrangeas and propagating long-living amaryllis...

Hold off on major pruning of hydrangea and other old-wood bloomers till later in the season. And yes, amaryllis can have very long lives....

 2021-06-26 03:23 

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Tides topple Stripers on ‘Office’ night at Harbor Park...

With actor Brian Baumgartner in attendance, the Tides slug three home runs off a pitcher who shut down the Dodgers in last year's NLCS....

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