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11 U.S. Beach Towns You Can (And Should) Escape To This Winter

Patti Morrow | Posted 12.22.2015 | Travel
Patti Morrow

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our...

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

CBF Goes Off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?

William C. Baker | Posted 05.20.2015 | DC
William C. Baker

Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "unplugged" the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy.

My Experience at STIHL Timbersports

Chuck Kellen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports
Chuck Kellen

Growing up, I remember watching ABC's Wide World of Sports. I loved when the less mainstream sports would be televised: surfing, skiing or lumberjack sports. I remember watching in amazement.

GOP Candidate Downplays The Struggle Of Living On Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Be...

Armed Suspect Reportedly Sought At Virginia Naval Medical Center

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

A "Code White" was reported at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia on Friday morning, for a man suspected of stabbing a service member. Acc...

7 Super Family-Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Oyster | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

If you have babies in tow or water-winged toddlers, these seven U.S. beaches are our top picks for a family-friendly visit.

David Lohr

Virginia Beach Police Officer Sues City For Gender-Based Discrimination | David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Virginia police officer is suing the city of Virginia Beach and its police department for millions of dollars, claiming she suffered years of workpl...

Virginia Beach Man Posted About Rape On Facebook

David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A 23-year-old man who sexually assaulted a friend hours after posting his plan on Facebook has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, authorities said ...

Hampton Roads, Virginia: Navy, Coast Guard, Enlightenment

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Hampton Roads, Va., is that spit of East Coast USA where rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. For 400 years, ...

Summer Road Trips

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel

Summertime is fast-approaching and we can't wait till the days of top-down convertibles, cover-ups and flip-flops dress codes, and mini weekend getawa...

WATCH: 7-Eleven Employee Claims He Was Fired For Being Gay After Being Assaulted

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Virginia-based former convenience store clerk claims he was fired from his job for being gay after being physically assaulted by a customer during a...

PHOTOS: America's Best Boardwalks

Oyster | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

From Atlantic City to Santa Cruz, beach bums will strut their stuff down those sandy pathways, either taking in the views or letting loose on beachside coasters (or both!).

Woman Allegedly Stabbed Her Own Dog

Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

A Virginia Beach woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police received a tip the woman had repeatedly stabbed and beaten her dog. Heathe...

Tricycle Stolen From Child With Special Needs

Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

A Virginia family is looking for answers today after a thief stole a tricycle from their daughter, who has special needs. The trike was customized ...

Virginia Is For Lovers, Civil War Buffs

CarsTravelFood | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel

In 1865, the site was the scene of the battle that ended the Petersburg Campaign and led to the evacuation of the Confederate capital, Richmond.

Virginia Giving Travel Prizes To Web Visitors

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia tourism officials are hoping to draw 1 million visitors to the state's website in May, and they're giving away bigger prizes...

After Virginia Beach Crash, The Military Family Felt Personal Loss

Babette Maxwell | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Babette Maxwell

When anyone from within our own community is hurt or dies, we feel it as if we knew them personally. It's part of the fabric of who we are as a military culture.

Navy To Compensate Those Affected By Jet Crash

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A slew of residents who lost their homes after a Navy jet crashed into their apartment complex began picking up government...

Navy Jet Pilots Faced Tough Choices

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A 12-ton Navy jet loaded with tons of fuel crashes in a spectacular fireball into a big apartment complex, scattering plan...

Navy Jet Slams Into Apartments

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectac...

WATCH: How The Navy Readied For Jet Crash Reponse

Posted 04.06.2012 | World

"It is unthinkable but not impossible." That's what WAVY reporter Art Kohn said in introducing a December segment about the Navy training with cre...

WATCH: F-18 Navy Jet Crashes In Virginia Beach

Posted 04.06.2012 | World

An F-18 Navy fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon. The F-18 was part of the Navy's Strike Fighter Squad...

Man Who Swapped Scholarships For Spankings Gets Two Years

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Crime

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A Virginia restaurant owner accused of spanking three young women he was helping financially has pleaded guilty to aggravated s...

Amusement Parks In Virginia Beach: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Debbie Bookstaber | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Virginia Beach have a special southern charm. From a European-themed park to one of the most intense collections of roller coasters...