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Rivers declared unofficial mayoral winner, says putting together budget first priority

Kirk Rivers avoided a runoff in the city’s mayor race and was declared the unofficial winner after provisional ballots were counted from the May 17 election Friday morning. The state Board of Elections still has to officially certify the results. But the counting of the provisional ballots was a moot point as second-place finisher Jeannie Young announced Thursday that she would not ask for a runoff regardless the outcome of...
ELIZABETH CITY, NC

Felton, Baxter not surprised by wins in first races

Despite it being their first-ever campaigns for public office, two women who won city council seats in last week’s Elizabeth City election say they weren’t really surprised they did so well. Both Katherine Felton, who defeated incumbent Michael Brooks in the May 17 election to win a 3rd Ward seat, and Barbara Baxter, who won an open 4th Ward seat, said they received so much prior encouragement and support from their ward’s voters that they figured they’d do well come election day. ...
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Johnson convicted of murder in death of Bellamy Gamboa

Gamboa, who had 1-year-old twins with Johnson, went missing in 2018 but her body was never found. After a monthlong search, Johnson was taken into custody and later confessed to killing her and dumping her body in Chesapeake. Read more: https://bit.ly/3wRI8hl.
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To keep crew’s spirits up, Norfolk-based Navy captain turns to ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

It could be a scene from a corny film: “Hey,” a young Navy officer told a brainstorming session about morale. “Let’s take the whole crew to the movies.” That’s what really happened when USS Iwo Jima’s commanding officer, Capt. Judd Krier, sat down with his leadership team to think about keeping his shipmates’ spirits up as they watch shipyard workers at General Dynamics NASSCO Norfolk yard ...
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

COA celebrates 27 nursing, medical assisting grads

Twenty-four graduates of College of The Albemarle’s Associate Degree Nursing program received their pins at COA’s 49th annual pinning ceremony May 10. Held in COA’s Performing Arts Center, the ceremony included the presentation of pins and the lighting of Nightingale Lamps. The graduating students also recited the International Council of Nurses’ Pledge. Several students also received honors and recognition during the ceremony. ...

Sanderson expects voters will need photo ID to cast ballot in November

State Sen. Norman Sanderson told members of the Pasquotank Political Action Committee in Elizabeth City Tuesday night that he expects that voters will need to show a photo ID to cast a ballot in this November’s general election. Sanderson, R-Pamlico, also said the General Assembly is looking at some short-term tax relief to help people keep up with rising prices caused by inflation. He said the Republican-led General Assembly’s goal is to eventually eliminate the state personal income tax. ...
ELIZABETH CITY, NC

A ‘New Beginnings’ prom for teens with special needs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Prom season is that magical time of year when teenagers get to ask, “who are you wearing?” But for hundreds of special needs students across the region and their parents, this rite of passage is elusive. Earlier this year, in a call to action video, pastor Karl Wilkins of The Mount […]
PORTSMOUTH, VA
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Lawmakers explore financial barriers those with disabilities, long COVID, face

DC Bureau reporter Basil John reports. Lawmakers explore financial barriers those with disabilities, …. Police increased in VB schools after Texas shooting. Man charged, arrested after police pursuit in Norfolk. Jury convicts Lamont Johnson, recommends 25 years …. Weather forces changes to day 1 of Patriotic Festival. Jury recommends 25.5...
NORFOLK, VA

Temporary casino clears latest hurdle to becoming reality in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. — Casino gaming is one step closer to getting a head start in the Mermaid City. Thursday, the city’s planning commission approved a conditional use permit request from the developers of the HeadWaters Resort & Casino, which would permit them to remodel the portion of Harbor Park that houses the "Hits at the Park" restaurant and the former space of the Norfolk Boxing and Fitness Center into a temporary gaming lounge and restaurant.
NORFOLK, VA
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​​Tornado watch issued for the area until 6 p.m. Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the local area, including the cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton and Surry. The tornado watch was issued at 11:50 a.m. Friday and is set to be in effect until 6 p.m. A...
FRANKLIN, VA
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Virginia man found guilty in ex-girlfriend's strangulation

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A jury found a Virginia man guilty on Friday of strangling his ex-girlfriend almost four years in front of the couple's young toddlers. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports Lamont Johnson was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bellamy Gamboa in July 2018.
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Texas adds LB Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey: Former FCS All-American boosts Longhorns' disappointing defense

Texas' offseason additions through the transfer portal keep coming, as the Longhorns added FCS All-American linebacker Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey from James Madison to bolster a star-studded transfer class. Tucker-Dorsey chose the Longhorns over Florida State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. The Norfolk, Virginia, native led the Dukes with 116 tackles, nine...
NORFOLK, VA
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How institutional investors are impacting the housing crisis

The hot housing market has more companies and corporations buying up single-family homes. They're known as institutional buyers and they accounted for a little more than 13.2% percent of residential purchases last year according to new research from The National Association of Realtors. That's up from about 11.8% percent in 2020. These investors are making it more difficult for people to find affordable housing, but a new federal action could help prevent some of this in the future.
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