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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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  • Festival spotlights the beauty of flowering crape myrtles

    Festival spotlights the beauty of flowering crape myrtles
    You know it's summer in Hampton Roads when the crape myrtles bloom. From the showy flowers to the artistic bark and rich green foliage, crape myrtles make a splashy southern statement in any sunny spot. The plants, original to China and grown in this...
  • Hornsby opens eyes with Oak Hill stint

    For a guy who thought he'd only be spending about five to eight minutes per game on the floor while wearing the uniform of the nation's most elite prep boys basketball team, this season has been an eye-opening experience for Keith Hornsby. As it turns...
  • There are lots of ups and downs to gardening in Hampton Roads

    When gardening experts say Hampton Roads is in a transition zone, they aren't kidding. No matter what gardening guide I check, southeastern Virginia is caught in the middle — squeezed between southern and northern climates. In the 2010 Old Farmer'...
  • London's base in place

    London's base in place
    College football's chattering class isn't fawning over Mike London's recruits or staff. And no wonder. Such breathless acclaim is reserved for those who sign All-Galaxy prospects with 0.3 percent body fat and hire assistants who don't require Googling....
  • Barter for a better deal and check out cox's freezone

    There's nothing like a bit of old-fashioned bartering to save a few dollars. Over recent months readers have supplied On the Cheap readers with various ways to cut expenses, including by the most straightforward method ---- just asking. (Here's a...
  • Save on travel, food and fun

    Looking for a last hurrah before school goes back? Or perhaps a weekend getaway in the fall to prolong that vacation feeling? On the Cheap readers, including one who's in the business of telling people where to go (literally), have suggestions for...
  • Pets can save owners on health care

    There's no question that pets can put an extra stress on a family's budget. But that's no reason to ditch them. Angela Hatfield, a professional pet groomer and regular contributor to On the Cheap, sent several ideas for how to cut overall costs of keeping...
  • Tips will save water and money

    On the Cheap is on vacation for a couple of weeks, but rather than leave readers high and dry during that time, here are some recycled tips on how to economize from our readers. Most recommended savings come in using less of everyday items, substitutions,...
  • Join Freecycle to get free stuff

    Though you'll find the very best savings in On the Cheap and the Savvy Shopper section of the paper, there are other avenues to explore for cutting both costs and waste. Hampton resident Brian Rueger, a retired fire captain from Hampton Fire and Rescue...
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow
    Sweetgum, a tree most people dislike because the spiny fruits drop and hurt your feet when you walk on them, is a valuable food source for songbirds and squirrels that eat the plant's seeds. A large tree with a straight trunk, sweetgum is a fast-...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason
    By now, husband Ken and I have usually finished our annual pruning chores. Mother Nature's endless rain and snow, however, delayed our plans this year, so we've been spring cleaning indoors until we can get outdoors and evaluate what needs to be done....