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  • Kid-friendly fun places and things to do

    Looking for nearby things to do with the youngsters in your life? Here are some ways parents and grandparents can keep kids active, entertained and happy during summer vacation. BEACHES Huntington Park in Newport News Yorktown in York County...
  • The City of Chesapeake, Virginia

    Chesapeake, named after the Indians who once lived here, is a mix of suburban development, farmland, preserved forests and waterfront. It is the third-largest producer of soybeans in Virginia. About half the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is...
  • Enjoy the great outdoors at these best walking spots

    Walk your way to better health and less stress while you enjoy the great outdoors at these best places to walk: GLOUCESTER Beaverdam Park. Three trails of varying lengths, bordering lake and habitats; groups can take 10-mile one-way hike bordering the...
  • "The Golden Age" by Gore Vidal

    For years now, the promise of a new Gore Vidal book has been something to get the blood running or boiling. No other American writer has maintained quite such a radical, iconoclastic vision of his nation's past, and nowhere has Vidal been more provocative...
  • Hit the road: Nearby attractions

    >Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dodging bears and fighting the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire

    Dodging bears and fighting the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire
    SUFFOLK — Fighting wildfires is dangerous — the skin-searing heat, throat-choking smoke and plenty of power tools. Oh, and don’t forget look out for the black bears. Roughly two dozen firefighters spotted a pair Monday afternoon near...
  • This weekend's forecast? Smoky.

    This weekend's forecast? Smoky.
    With temperatures approaching 90 degrees and a low chance of rain, it would be a beautiful weekend, if not for the smoke. Smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp fire on Saturday is expected to cause occasional “code red” air quality conditions...
  • Great Dismal Swamp fire could help with tree restoration

    There hasn’t been much good to say about the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire. In less than three weeks, it has torched 6,000 acres and the resulting smoke continues to pose health risks from Suffolk to Gloucester County and beyond. There is, however,...