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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

03/06/2015 07:36 PM

On a chilly Saturday morning in January, Portsmouth school Superintendent Elie Bracy III stepped on a resident’s porch as a stranger and left as a familiar face. He extended his hand to a mother whose children crowded around as she shyly opened the screen door. Before he could fully introduce himself, Brighton Elementary PTA president Donna Clifton chimed in.


03/06/2015 07:05 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators.


03/06/2015 06:54 PM

PORTSMOUTH The visibility of a major highway project will rise this weekend as crews begin to build over Interstate 264 for construction of the Martin Luther King Freeway Extension. Though less heralded than the nearby work on a second Midtown Tunnel, the $204 million freeway extension is part of the same $2.1 billion public-private project and, to local officials, a key to growth in the city.


03/06/2015 06:06 PM

A record-low temperature came crashing down this morning in Wallops Island. The thermometer hit 16 degrees at 6:43 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The previous low was 21 degrees, set in 2007.


03/06/2015 05:16 PM

SUFFOLK A fire this afternoon destroyed a home in a rural section of the city. Crews arrived shortly before 1:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Knott’s Neck Road in northern Suffolk, a city news release said. They found a two-story home with a basement garage with flames showing. No one was home at the time, and no one was injured. The cause remains under investigation.


03/06/2015 04:56 PM

JAMES CITY COUNTY Police today identified a 52-year-old man who was struck by a car as he crossed the street Thursday and died of his injuries.


03/06/2015 04:02 PM

HAMPTON A man robbed a Burger King early this morning, police said. About 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a Burger King in the 3400 block of West Mercury Blvd., a police news release said. An investigation determined a man entered behind an employee, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. He ran off after receiving money.


03/06/2015 11:53 AM

PORTSMOUTH Nightly closures of Interstate 264 in Portsmouth will begin tonight and continue for about a week as work progresses on the Martin Luther King Freeway Extension project.


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