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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches. Officials said Tuesday that a mandatory evacuation order...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A hurricane bearing down on the U.S. East Coast could disrupt plans to dedicate a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington The dedication is scheduled for Sunday morning, with up to 250,000 people...
Hurricane Irene is being compared to Isabel regarding not so much the path, but the possible damage she could cause. Hurricane Warnings are active up and down the east coast and into the New England states.Rain bands are already hitting the Florida...
A man rescued from a yacht in the Chesapeake Bay while trying to outrun Hurricane Irene is facing more trouble. Hours after 48-year-old Michael Calabrese, his girlfriend and his cat were rescued, Norfolk police arrested him on charges of trespassing at a...
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The City of Salem is receiving a grant from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation to acquire nine acres to complete the Roanoke River Greenway project between Rotary Park and the city line. Another grant was awarded to the city for the trail...
McDonnell urges lawmakers to trim government RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging legislators to make some tough choices to cut spending and restructure state government. McDonnell said Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth...
Assignment ManagerA Virginia Military Institute Cadet drowned while duck hunting Monday. Andrew Reavis was a junior at the Lexington school. He was at home near the Chesapeake Bay when the accident happened, according to a news release. Reavis hoped to be...
ReporterLegislation proposed by a class of 4th graders from Hampton almost became the one that got away, but the bill declaring the striped bass the official saltwater fish of Virginia is now one step away from becoming law. Concern about the health of the...
ReporterEvery year, dozens of school groups visit the State Capitol to see the General Assembly in action. This year one group of students from Hampton was part of the action. On Wednesday, Michele Ferrel’s fourth grade class posed for a photograph...
Maryland moved Monday to reduce the commercial harvest of female blue crabs in the aftermath of a survey finding that the Chesapeake Bay's crab population hit a five-year low last winter. The Department of Natural Resources announced that it was...
Editor: A recent Aegis editorial about the health of the Chesapeake Bay ("Stormwater fee set low in Harford the best of a bad situation," April 23) is [off base]. Certainly the job of restoring the Bay is far from finished, but the Aegis is incorrect in...
With a new survey finding the Chesapeake Bay's crab population at its lowest level in five years after a poor spawn last year, Maryland officials announced Friday they would move to tighten catch limits on the region's iconic crustacean. The annual...
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