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Great Dismal Swamp

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  • Virginia wildfire smoke seen from space

     
    If you happened to be in Washington, DC Tuesday, or in Anne Arundel County as I was, you could smell what seemed like wood smoke in the air. It was smoke, and it was coming from a raging fire in southeast......
  • Smoke from Va. swamp fire reaches area

    Smoke got in our eyes — and throats and lungs — Saturday, courtesy of a wildfire in a Virginia swamp more than 200 miles away. Before afternoon rains cleared the air, fire departments in the Baltimore area reported numerous calls from...
  • Smoke from Virginia fires invades Harford's air

    The odor of smoke from brush fires in a huge swamp near Suffolk, Va., blew into Harford County Saturday morning, and emergency officials say this could be an issue in the county for the foreseeable future. Around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Harford County...
  • Smoke from NC, VA fires reached MD

     
    As I left work Friday evening I could detect a smoky aroma in the air. And looking out from The Sun's garage on Calvert Street, I noted a pretty thick haze. Maybe you got a whiff of it too, on......
  • Living Here: You know you live in the 757 when ...

    Living Here: You know you live in the 757 when ...
    Hampton Roads is a funny place. Interstate 64 East goes south — and then west. Things aren't said the way they're spelled: Gloucester, Norfolk, Portsmouth. A rain-snow mix is enough to throw the area into chaos. There's a funny email that has...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • CAA Rewind, Record Edition

    Live long enough and you see everything: an actor becomes president; technology in the palm of your hand; a decent sitcom on ABC. Same holds true for college football, where Saturday produced one of those moments in our little corner of the world. Old...
  • Texas Judge William Adams suspended over beating video

     
    A Texas judge who was secretly videotaped whipping his teenage daughter has been suspended by the state supreme court pending an investigation....
  • Oregon governor declares moratorium on death penalty

     
    Oregon governor declares moratorium on death penalty and grants a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Gary Haugen, who had been scheduled to die on Dec. 6...
  • Wildfire at Great Dismal Swamp extinguished; it started Aug. 4

     
    After nearly four months of battling the fire within the 110,000 acres of unforgiving forested marshland in southeastern Virginia, firefighters have extinguished the blaze at the Great Dismal Swamp....
  • Dismal Swamp fire consumes more than 3,200 acres

    Dismal Swamp fire consumes more than 3,200 acres
    SUFFOLK — As Tuesday afternoon wore on in a rural section of southern Suffolk, the giant plume of smoke set off by a growing blaze in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge continued its gradual ascent into the Eastern sky, its colors...
  • How big is the Great Dismal fire?

    The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is on fire. According to the latest reports, the 8-day old wildfire has burned 5,700 acres. To put that into perspective, one acre is a football field, minus the end zones and 10 yards. The fire started...