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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

Top Hampton Roads Articles

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  • Baltimore vs. Norfolk: A tale of two ports

    Baltimore vs. Norfolk: A tale of two ports
    It was just one headline among many of its kind in The Baltimore Sun during the 1980s and 1990s: "Baltimore loses round to Va." The 1995 article noted that the shipping giant Maersk Lines was ending its service between South America and the port of...
  • Howard, Hood to wed in September

      Katherine Howard and Andrew Hood   Sam and Melissa Howard, of Chesapeake, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Howard, to Andrew Symmes Hood, son of Carl and Cynthia Hood, of Dayton. The bride-to-be is a 2002...
  • Discovery of WWII shells at state park spurs search

    Discovery of WWII shells at state park spurs search
    Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck. As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
  • Boykins was a Hampton Roads standout

    Bryan Black, the high school sports editor at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., answered two questions about Terps wide receiver commitment Kerry Boykins on Jan. 8. What are your impressions of Terps wide receiver commitment Kerry Boykins? How is he...
  • Last week's rain totals mapped

     
    The National Weather Service has produced a map of the 72-hour rain totals during last week's nor'easter. The map makes clear just how much more seriously affected counties to our south were, and especially those in southeast Virginia (left). Rain totals....
  • Tennis: Menchville's Strehle, HRA's Prillamans, Fields take runner-up honors in Portsmouth junior event

    Tennis: Menchville's Strehle, HRA's Prillamans, Fields take runner-up honors in Portsmouth junior event
    Menchville High’s Matt Strehle took second place in the boys 16-and-under division at the Southside Eye Care Junior Satellite tournament at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth. He beat two opponents before falling to left-hander...
  • Show caution

    A recent report by the National Wildlife Federation outlines the possibility Virginia could be a leader in the production of wind energy. It extolls the potential financial windfall that could result should the commonwealth responsibly harness its natural...
  • #HRBooks Review: Private eye to the gods in Hampton Roads

    #HRBooks Review: Private eye to the gods in Hampton Roads
    Armageddon is threatening to engulf, if not all of humanity, at least a good part of Hampton Roads. In other words, it's just another day in the life of Thomas Statford, private eye of the gods. Statford, the title character in Hampton author John G....
  • New books by Hampton Roads authors

    New books by Hampton Roads authors
    It's time for this month's new-release roundup. Once again, Hampton Roads authors offer enough topics and genres to make any bibliophile happy. Check out this month's offerings. Maybe you'll find one or two that pique your fancy. Fiction "The Button...
  • Harmony Senior Services expanding in Hampton Roads

    Harmony Senior Services expanding in Hampton Roads
    Two new assisted-living homes are on track to open in Suffolk and York in the next couple of years. Officials at Smith Packett, whose sister company Harmony Senior Services operates the independent senior living community at The Chamberlin in Hampton,...
  • Search for stability

    The Defense Department's vision for the future of the nation's armed forces puts Hampton Roads in a troubling predicament, where national and local interests come into conflict. On the one hand, we wish to see the United States maintain a robust...
  • Hampton Roads businesses jump on 3-D printing bandwagon

    Hampton Roads businesses jump on 3-D printing bandwagon
    Attention grabber? Doohickey-maker? Rapid prototyping machine? The hype continues on how 3-D printers will revolutionize the way we make and buy products, but what can they do for Hampton Roads businesses? That's what Navy veterans Dave Kern and Matt...