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 2020-10-31 01:40 

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Walmart returns guns and ammunition to US store displays...

On Thursday the nation's largest retailer said it had removed the items from displays due to "civil unrest" in some areas of the country. Guns and ammunition, however, had remained for sale at the stores, just not visible to shoppers....

 2020-10-30 22:15 

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Opinion: Halloween is the “normal” kids need right now...

Everyone needs to exercise caution during the pandemic, but that shouldn't prevent kids from trick-or-treating this year, columnist Cynthia M. Allen argues....

 2020-10-30 22:10 

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Bill Bramhall: Halloween Horror...

Cartoon by Bill Bramhall for Oct. 31, 2020....

 2020-10-30 22:05 

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Opinion: Pope Francis makes bold declaration about equality...

Pope Francis recently endorsed same-sex civil unions, though prominent Catholics such as Justice Amy Coney Barrett may not agree, columnist Randall Balmer writes....

 2020-10-30 22:00 

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Letters for Oct. 31: Let’s vote in a president who uses “we,” science and transparency...

Letter writers debate values and advocate for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden....

 2020-10-30 21:04 

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State offering up to $3,000 in scholarships to re-train out-of-work Virginians...

With $30 million in federal pandemic relief funding, the Commonwealth is augmenting its existing FastForward program that partially covers tuition for Virginians taking community college courses to prepare for a new career....

 2020-10-30 20:53 

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North Carolina landslide caused by Tropical Storm Zeta creates 90-mile detour...

NCDOT established a 90-mile detour requiring northbound drivers take Interstate 40 West to I-240 West to I-26 West to U.S. 19E east to its intersection with N.C. 226 in Mitchell County....

 2020-10-30 20:42 

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US marshals recover 27 missing children in Virginia...

The department also said the operation confirmed the location of six other children previously reported as missing but subsequently discovered by the U.S. Marshals Service as being with their legal guardian....

 2020-10-30 20:33 

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VHSL is moving forward with its season, but there might not be any fans...

The VHSL received the green light to start high school sports from the governor. But schools will still face restrictions on the number of people who can attend a game....

 2020-10-30 20:14 

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Sketch crawl fuses art with history...

Tour gives participants closer look at Rudee Loop artwork...

 2020-10-30 19:57 

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The McRib is coming back: After 8-year hiatus, McDonald’s to offer cult classic nationwide...

The sandwich is an elusive prize for adherents, who scour the internet for reports of its surfacing at limited locations, and for a short amount of time....

 2020-10-30 18:54 

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Here’s what the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion will look like...

Here's a peek at the $3.8 billion HRBT expansion, which will add twin two-lane tunnels next to the existing bridge-tunnel, as well as widen I-64....

 2020-10-30 18:40 

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Hampton University cancels football and most other sports for spring...

Athletic director Eugene Marshall Jr. said in a release that football, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, co-ed sailing softball, volleyball, men's and women's tennis, women's...

 2020-10-30 18:02 

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New Virginia Beach Sports Center hosts some of Virginia’s top basketball players in Seen Circuit event...

Many of the state's top high school boys basketball players will be coming to the new Virginia Beach Sports Center on Saturday. The event is called the Seen Circuit, which is the brainchild of Woodside coach Stefan Welsh....

 2020-10-30 17:34 

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Business notes for the week of Nov. 2...

View which businesses are giving back and which ones are getting accolades....

 2020-10-30 17:34 

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Finally, some good news for PPP loan forgiveness | Expert column...

Since August, business owners have been awaiting news that would help further streamline the forgiveness process for PPP loans. But after several weeks of no progress in Congress, the SBA released a new interim final rule on Oct. 8 that offered a set of g...

 2020-10-30 17:33 

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People changes for the week of Nov. 2...

See who's getting promoted or switching careers in Hampton Roads....

 2020-10-30 17:33 

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Calendar for the week of Nov. 2...

Save the dates for these upcoming events....

 2020-10-30 16:34 

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They don’t have halftime shows, but Hampton Roads' college marching bands stay in step...

Local college marching bands have been sidelined thanks to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-10-30 16:03 

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A 17-year-old girl was killed in Portsmouth. Police are asking the public for leads....

Lamyricle Lee was walking to a store with friends Aug. 5 when a car stopped near them and someone started shooting....

 2020-10-30 14:30 

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Hampton Roads restaurants are surviving better than the rest of the country. But winter is coming....

Winter will hit restaurants hard during the pandemic. To survive, they're adding indoor filtration systems, heated tents and patios, and even igloos....

 2020-10-30 14:23 

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Virginia Beach man dies in crash after flipping vehicle, police say...

A state trooper was trying to pull over the man when he lost control of his vehicle and overturned it....

 2020-10-30 14:18 

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Governor’s executive order will allow high sports to restart in December...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order on Thursday that will allow high school sports to restart in December....

 2020-10-30 14:05 

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They want to play against the best. King’s Fork’s Jayden Epps and Landstown’s DJ Hand got their chance...

COVID-19 has canceled most recruiting opportunities and events but King's Fork junior Jayden Epps and Landstown junior DJ Hand attended the invitation-only Coach Wootten's Top 150 Basketball Camp in Dallas, Texas last week....

 2020-10-30 13:00 

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Doctor Madblood returns Halloween night with his 45th anniversary special...

Jerry Harrell, ODU's video production manager, has been moonlighting as the local legend Doctor Madblood for years. His pandemic-themed 45th-anniversary special will air Halloween night at 10 p.m on WHRO...

 2020-10-30 12:30 

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Norfolk neighborhood creates and enjoys its own concert series...

The first concert was so popular that some attendees volunteered to help Brian Friedman plan more, so the Larchmont ... Presents series was created....

 2020-10-30 12:00 

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Need an election night distraction? Read these books. And these trilogies, if the counting stretches on....

If you're too nervous to watch the election returns — or they take longer than expected — consider reading these books instead....

 2020-10-30 12:00 

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New this week: ‘This Is Us,’ Baby Yoda, ‘The Craft’ redone...

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week....

 2020-10-30 11:49 

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Chesapeake OB-GYN admits backdating patient consent forms but denies unnecessary surgeries...

Perwaiz also admitted that he changed patients' pregnancy due dates to be sooner, and that he failed to disclose on insurance provider forms that he'd been convicted of felony tax evasion in 1996....

 2020-10-30 11:30 

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All the elements are there to make ‘The Craft: Legacy’ magical, but it has no staying power...

Zoe Lister-Jones stirs and stirs this bubbling cauldron of domestic menace and suspense, creating an intense energy that promises to explode with something truly terrifying, but it merely fizzles when all is revealed....

 2020-10-30 11:23 

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Virginia Beach’s $17 million street improvement project makes big difference for nightlife in the ViBe district...

The pandemic actually helped the city complete upgrades to the 19th Street corridor between Arctic and Parks avenues at the Oceanfront on time. Virginia Beach moved utilities underground, widened the road, added sidewalks and new lights between the conven...

 2020-10-30 10:59 

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Lidl installs new air filter system in its Hampton Roads’ stores...

The German-based grocer plans to have the upgraded systems in place in all of its U.S. stores by the end of the year....

 2020-10-30 10:57 

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Optima Health expands its Medicare coverage nearly statewide...

The Hampton Roads-based insurer has expanded its coverage area and benefits with Medicare Advantage to more than 100 counties in the state....

 2020-10-30 10:55 

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Hampton entrepreneur wants to capture the world with his apparel and its message...

David Carmichael II runs the apparel business, Capture The World, which his father, David Carmichael Sr. started following 11 years in prison....

 2020-10-29 22:15 

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Editorial: Court compromises privacy with license plate data ruling...

The General Assembly will have to remedy a Virginia Supreme Court decision that allows the collection and retention of data via license plate readers....

 2020-10-29 22:10 

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Steve Breen: Halloween From Afar...

Cartoon by Steve Breen for Oct. 30, 2020....

 2020-10-29 22:05 

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Hampton Roads Transit will offer free public transportation on Election Day...

Residents can ride buses, the light rail, the ferry and paratransit services for free on Nov. 3....

 2020-10-29 22:05 

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Opinion: Political systems help shape COVID-19 response...

A country's political system, on the spectrum from democratic to authoritarian, affects its response to the coronvirus emergency, Evan Sandsmark writes in a guest column....

 2020-10-29 22:00 

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Letters for Oct. 30: League of Women Voters supports Amendment 1...

Letter writers encourage voters to vote yes for Amendment 1, ask people to demand honesty from politicians and tell voters to think about their grandchildren when they go to the polls....

 2020-10-29 21:02 

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Former NSU sharpshooter to continue pro career...

Former Norfolk State star Derrik Jamerson Jr. will play professionally in Argentina....

 2020-10-29 20:38 

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William & Mary athletic director underscores importance of football, basketball as controversy over cuts continues...

Interim director of athletics Jeremy Martin gave the clearest indication that the cuts of four sports is being made primarily to increase emphasis on the more high-profile sports of football and basketball....

 2020-10-29 19:49 

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Asteroid samples tucked into NASA capsule for return to Earth...

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft gathered pebbles and other pieces of asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20, briefly touching the surface with its robot arm and sucking up whatever was there....

 2020-10-29 19:43 

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Molinaro: Despite head-scratching bullpen call by Kevin Cash, resourceful Rays did more with less...

Columnist Bob Molinaro writes that the MLB's 28th-highest payroll beat the uber-rich Yankees and made the sixth game of the World Series against the club with the second-highest payroll. Plus, Bob weighs in on the NFC East, including the Washington Fo...

 2020-10-29 19:11 

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Virginians say they’ll appeal removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue...

Patrick McSweeney, an attorney for the plaintiffs, on Thursday provided The Associated Press a copy of a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia....

 2020-10-29 18:50 

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First-time unemployment claims across Virginia rose for second week in a row...

During the week ending Oct. 24, another 12,352 initial or first-time claims were filed, up by 8.7% or 987 claims. The number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits each week continued to fall, though, for the tenth week in a row to 127,621 ...

 2020-10-29 18:45 

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VMI to remove Stonewall Jackson statue amid investigation into ‘structural racism’ allegations...

VMI's superintendent, retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, resigned Monday, a week after the investigation was announced on the heels of a story in The Washington Post that described Black cadets and alumni facing "relentless racism."...

 2020-10-29 18:12 

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Josh Thompson, son of Virginia Beach developer, dies after battle with ALS...

Thompson, 46, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, 13 years ago. It's a progressive neurodegenerative illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord....

 2020-10-29 17:50 

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Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland agree to partner on wind energy efforts...

"Harnessing the power of offshore wind is key to meeting the urgency of the climate crisis," Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said as the three governors announced a partnership....

 2020-10-29 17:31 

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Paul Smith, founder of iconic Hampton drive-in Smitty’s Better Burger, dies at 90...

Paul Smith was a man who lived by his principles: Work hard. Be honest. Take care of your family. Respect all people....

 2020-10-29 15:49 

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Jerry Falwell Jr. sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation...

The lawsuit alleges that Liberty officials accepted what Falwell says are false claims about whether he was involved in an extramarital affair and "moved quickly" to destroy his reputation....

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