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‘Everything just kicked in’: Sailor saves flight attendant’s life on a long Navy trip

It was an ordinary, if long, flight from Naples, but some 45 minutes out from Hampton Roads, it turned into something else for Petty Officer 1st Class Gerardo Alvarez, on his way to join the crew of USS John C. Stennis at Newport News Shipbuilding. A flight attendant had stumbled, struck her head and was lying unconscious on the floor of the Navy transport plane. Alvarez, a physical therapy ...
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

USS Gravely’s back and for one sailor, the homecoming meant meeting his son

While Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitri Rivera was on duty some 4,500 miles from his newborn son, Omari, he was one of the USS Gravely crew who organized a games day for refugee Ukrainian children during the Norfolk-based destroyer’s deployment. Now Omari, held tightly in dad’s arms on pier 6 at Naval Station Norfolk, tugged on his dad’s black kerchief for a welcome home. It was the first time ...
NORFOLK, VA
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Before Langley Air Force Base: The muddy history of Shellbanks, Sherwood and other plantations of Elizabeth City County

Detonations echoed across the Back River as dynamite planted under tree stumps liberated them from the loamy swamp. Away from the blasts, the chatter of men filling in craters mingled with the sounds of axes chopping and saws gnawing at Virginia pines. And 105 years ago, the construction of the flying field in Hampton had begun. The U.S. government had acquired the swath of land — once a ...
HAMPTON, VA

Airport commissioners defend closure of Newport News airport’s mobile home park

Several Peninsula Airport Commission members are defending the decision to close the trailer park at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and kick out the park’s 77 tenants — calling the move necessary so the struggling airport doesn’t have to spend millions to fix it up. The board’s chairman, Jay Joseph, said the airport can’t afford to fix failing infrastructure, such as ...
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Navy’s newest sub, the USS Montana, joins the fleet Saturday

The Navy’s newest submarine will join the fleet Saturday after being commissioned as United States Ship Montana — a final step in a journey that began seven years ago at Newport News Shipbuilding. As the crew practiced Friday for Saturday’s ceremony, instead of the flyby by a Montana Air National Guard C-130 to mark the occasion, it was the destroyer USS Mason heading out to sea that featured ...
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

In wake of Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, protesters gather in Williamsburg: ‘I want to have control of my body.’

A sea of signs with phrases like “Abortion is healthcare” or “My uterus doesn’t belong to the state,” broadcast the messages of a hundred protesters who gathered in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: They did not support the decision, and they were not going away. The protest, outside the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court Friday evening, marked a ...
WILLIAMSBURG, VA

In wake of USS George Washington deaths, House panel offers help as part of $37B funding boost for DoD

The Navy needs to do more to help sailors when their carriers are in Newport News Shipbuilding for refueling after several sailors died by suicide on USS George Washington, the House Armed Services Committee said as it approved a $37 billion boost to the Pentagon’s proposed budget. The committee approved the increase, proposed by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Virginia Beach, its vice chairman, even ...
NEWPORT NEWS, VA

Some good news for the Chesapeake Bay: Amount of pollutants are down, study says

The pollutants that do most damage to Chesapeake Bay wildlife and water quality declined last year, the Chesapeake Bay Program reported. The latest declines show 14% drops in nitrogen and phosphorus from a 2009 baseline, and a 4% decline in sediment, according to the program’s water quality monitoring and computer model estimates. Those declines bring nitrogen levels 49% of the bay’s goal for ...
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Former Hampton police chief comes out of retirement for job in North Carolina

Former Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult isn’t finished in law enforcement. Sult, who retired from the Hampton Police Division in April 2021, was recently named chief of the Cary Police Department in North Carolina. Sult has spent more than 40 years in law enforcement. He took charge of the Hampton Police Division in 2013 after serving as chief in Sandy Springs, Georgia, and Gastonia, North ...
HAMPTON, VA

Hampton moves longtime beach concert series to downtown park, citing capacity concerns

A recent announcement that a longtime summer concert series in Hampton is relocating has raised some eyebrows. In a Facebook post, the city announced that Groovin’ by the Bay would be moved from Buckroe Beach to Mill Point Park — downtown — because of capacity concerns. Confusion ensued — the beach is a larger space. But the city believes the crowd will be easier to manage at the park without ...