Hampton Roads

The Navy's put down a 'significant bet' on a $13 billion supercarrier, which some say is too big a gamble

The newest and most expensive aircraft carrier ever built entered the U.S. Navy fleet Saturday, but almost three years behind schedule and billions …

Military

Coast Guard searches for man missing off Outer Banks

The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing in the Currituck Sound near Duck on the Outer Banks.<p>A Coast Guard news release says the …

Outer Banks

Honorably discharged veterans will soon get to shop tax-free

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax-free.<p>Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter …

eCommerce

Prices that Walmart Can't Touch

On a recent visit to Munich, Germany my wife and I shopped in a Lidl. Lidl is a global discount supermarket chain, headquartered in Germany, that operates over 10,000 stores across Europe.<p>We bought a bottle of wine, a large box of mint chocolates, and a Liter of Coca Cola Zero. The charge was 5.22 …

Virginia Beach

Boy with gluten allergy forced to eat outside at Colonial Williamsburg: lawsuit

The no-outside-food policy at historic Colonial Williamsburg is so 18th-century, according to a lawsuit claiming an 11-year-old boy with a gluten …

Williamsburg

Teens mock and film disabled man as he drowns in a pond

Florida police said a group of teenagers filmed the dying moments of a disabled man last week, with the teens cursing, laughing at and mocking the man as he drowned in a fenced-off pond.<p>Jamel Dunn, 32, drowned in a retention pond on July 9, and his body wasn't recovered until July 14. Shortly …

Virginia Beach

Serious accident on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a serious accident in Virginia Beach.<p>The single-vehicle accident happened in the 700 block of …

Virginia Beach

Williamsburg's Pfizer-replacing megaproject gets borough president's preliminary backing

The eight-building project will bring over 1,100 apartments to Broadway Triangle<p>As the Rabsky Group’s plan to bring an eight-building development to the former Pfizer sites in Williamsburg moves forward through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is …

Williamsburg

A Positive Perspective in the Face of Cancer

It’s hard to tell if newfound fears are simply a plight of aging or legitimate reactions to emerging issues of our day, particularly in the realm of health. Did I obliviously overlook the vast effects of cancer until I was old enough to experience the first and second-hand repercussions? Are cases …

Virginia Beach

Member of elite special warfare unit in the Navy has come out as transgender

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A member of an elite special warfare unit in the Navy has come out as transgender.<p>Lt. Cmdr. Mark Walton said in an email Friday …

Veterans

Steven Thalblum Verbally Commits to Swim for the William & Mary Tribe

<b>Steven Thalblum</b> of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia has committed to swim at William and Mary beginning in the fall of 2018. At the 2017 …

William & Mary Tribe

Head-on collision kills 1 in Currituck County

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A female was killed Friday night in a head-on collision in Currituck County.<p>Emergency crews responded to the 3800 …

Ex-Lake Taylor star "Baby Kam" now a pupil of Chancellor with Seahawks

NORFOLK<p>When Mike Tyson roamed the secondary at Lake Taylor High, he earned the name “Baby Kam.”<p>The name was in reference to Seattle Seahawks …

NFL

Coast Guard searching for 13-year-old missing swimmer in Gloucester

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Coast Guard crews are searching for a 13-year-old who went missing while swimming Friday at Gloucester Point …

Coast Guard

Police: Video shows Florida teens watching, laughing as man drowns

<b>Warning: This video is considered graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.</b><p>MIAMI (AP) — It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal …

United States

Police: Woman, 23, arrested after $2 million in liquid meth found in car

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — A speeding driver’s suspicious behavior during a late night traffic stop tipped off officers that there might be more to the …

Crime

Affordable Cities Outdoorsy People Will Love

You can read a million lists about buying a home—and I could prattle on for days about the process myself—but the best advice anyone can probably …

Virginia Beach

When Kids Ask Hard Questions

<i>How do we know everything in the Bible is true?</i><p><i>If we don’t sin in heaven, is God controlling us?</i><p><i>God doesn’t have a body. But Jesus is God, and Jesus</i> …

Parenting

TMZ report: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park commits suicide

US singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 43rd edition of the Pinkpop Music Festival at Landgraaf, in the …

Chester Bennington

5 Ways to Convince College Students That Free Speech Matters

In recent days, college students have shouted down, pepper-sprayed, punched and otherwise shut down the campus guests whose ideas they considered …

Williamsburg

Tribe Baseball Receives ABCA Academic Award

<b>WILLIAMSBURG, Va. –</b> The William & Mary baseball team received recognition for its hard work in the classroom after being honored with the American …

William & Mary Tribe

This time, a real WWII bomb was found along Hatteras seashore

For the second time in less than a week, a World War II-era military device has washed up along the shore of Hatteras Island.<p>While the object …

Outer Banks

The voter-fraud commission relies on some really dodgy studies

“SPRECHEN Sie Deutsch?” asks Kris Kobach. Sitting at his office desk surrounded by family photos of his wife and five daughters, the Kansas secretary …

Economics

Bills coach Sean McDermott once turned down job with PricewaterhouseCoopers

Buffalo Bills first-year coach Sean McDermott and first-year general manager Brandon Beane have a shared history, having worked together for the …

William & Mary Tribe

Scientists: Humans Could Likely Outrun T-Rex

Two recent studies have concluded that Tyrannosaurus rex probably ran no faster than 16.8 mph, slow enough for a human to outrun over short …

Williamsburg

Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after competing in an international competition in …

Burundi

Wright Brothers’ First Powered Flight – Iconic Photograph

<b>Wright Brothers' first powered flight pictured in John T Daniels' historic photograph shows the birth of the age of aviation. David Clark tells the</b> …

Aviation

The U.S. Hotel Industry Reported Its 88th Consecutive Month of RevPAR Growth (+2.8%) in June

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during June 2017, according to data from STR.<p>In a …

Virginia Beach

Federal grant to help research project on coastal flooding | Miami Herald

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is being awarded nearly $835,000 in federal funds for a project intended to help coastal Virginia …

Williamsburg

House committee votes to slash Chesapeake Bay cleanup by $13 million

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to cut federal funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay by $13 million in fiscal year 2018, …

U.S. Congress