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Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is the name for the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia. Hampton Roads is home to the major United States Navy, Air Force and Army bases. It also is home to NASA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The area is also full of historical landmarks and miles of beaches.
Hampton Roads is the name for the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia. Hampton Roads is home to the major United States Navy, Air Force and Army bases. It also is home to NASA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The area is also full of historical landmarks and miles of beaches. « Show less

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  • Revisionist history won't solve the problems of today [Letter]

    Revisionist history won't solve the problems of today [Letter]
    Your recent article on the legislature's revisiting of an 1861 vote supporting slavery requires clarification regarding several points ("Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery Jan. 30). The reference to Maryland as being a "loyal" border...
  • Bank sued over coal export financing at Baltimore, Hampton Roads

    Bank sued over coal export financing at Baltimore, Hampton Roads
    Above the harbor in Curtis Bay is a 1-acre urban farm. "Look out over the harbor and you can see piles and piles of coal," says Jason Reed, a community organizer who works there. That coal is the subject of a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a coalition of...
  • Two killed when catamaran capsizes near Ocean City

    Two killed when catamaran capsizes near Ocean City
    Two men were killed and two others rescued when their 28-foot catamaran capsized off the coast of Ocean City on Monday morning, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. A person on a nearby boat named Lori M reported the capsized catamaran 32 miles northeast of...
  • Mother of copter crash victim sues aviation firms

    Mother of copter crash victim sues aviation firms
    The mother of a 3-year-old boy killed in a northeastern Pennsylvania helicopter crash last month filed the first lawsuit in the accident Friday, seeking unspecified damages from two aviation companies and the pilot's estate. Crystal McKain of Leesburg,...
  • African American history comes to life in Baltimore

    African American history comes to life in Baltimore
    On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …" Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...
  • Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found

    Small plane crashes near Ocean City; pilot still not found
    Maryland State Police divers resumed their search for survivors or victims in the small plane crash a half-mile off the shore of Ocean City. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the Monday's off-shore search, said Boatswain's Mate Second...
  • Good fences made for good neighbors in 1912

    100 Years Ago Of-fensive neighbors In the Howard County courthouse column: "After the completion of the criminal docket, the civil docket was taken up and the first case on it was the one of Curtis vs. Thompson. This grew out of a dispute over a...
  • Wedding: Megan Lawn marries Christopher Petersen

    Megan and Christopher Petersen Surrounded by family and friends, Megan Elise Lawn and Lt. Christopher Aaron Petersen were united in marriage April 20, 2012, in Rose Valley, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Maryjane Martin, of Drexel Hill, Pa., and...
  • Federal mediators to try to restart talks with dockworkers

    Federal mediators to try to restart talks with dockworkers
    Federal mediators will attempt to restart stalled contract talks between the union representing 14,500 East and Gulf coast dockworkers and the group representing their employers in an effort to avert the first strike in 35 years. A strike would clot...
  • Legislation encourages wind farm, but hurdles remain

    Legislation encourages wind farm, but hurdles remain
    After three years of trying, Gov. Martin O'Malley has won approval of legislation that aims to spur construction of towering wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast. Now comes the hard part. Daunting regulatory, political and financial hurdles...
  • Civil War sailors laid to rest, 151 years later

    Civil War sailors laid to rest, 151 years later
    Eleven years ago, Navy Capt. Barbara "Bobbie" Scholley dived more than 230 feet into the ocean to help bring back the past: two sailors killed when their Civil War battleship sank in 1862. On Friday, the Annapolis woman joined the crew members'...
  • Day trips: Orchids, tattoos, chocolate and ... burlesque

    Day trips: Orchids, tattoos, chocolate and ... burlesque
    New York City Orchid show Seven thousand orchids, the largest curated orchid show in the country, will be displayed in the Victorian-style glasshouse at the New York Botanical Garden. The show runs Saturday through April 22, and on Saturdays, music from...