Back-to-school sales tax holiday is August 1-3

For the ninth straight year, many clothing items, footwear and school and office supplies will be sales tax-free during the first full weekend in August, which is Aug. 1-3 this year.

Hampton University named 2014 HBCU of the Year

Hampton University was recently named HBCU of the Year. The university also won awards for research and women's athletics.

Executive order meant to expand SWaM procurement opportunities

"Today’s order will enable women and minority small business owners to compete on a level playing field," said state Sen. A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico). "It will help ensure that small businesses are chosen for the quality of their work, and ...

Joint Task Force Civil Support bids farewell to Mathis and welcomes Roy

Army Maj. Gen. Jeff Mathis recently relinquished command of Joint Task Force Civil Support to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Roy.

Cooling assistance applications now being accepted

This time of year, indoor temperatures can quickly reach the same extreme levels as outdoors, leading to life-threatening conditions. Help is available.

MLWGS honors the legacy of Maggie Walker with commemorative bust

The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School has a scaled-up replica of a 1934 commemorative bust of its namesake.

Family works to get body of ODU student from Peru

A mother’s grief over her dead son has been compounded by the fact his body is still thousands of miles away. “I’m thinking just to get my baby home. I’m thinking I don’t know what happened, I just want my ...

Landmark HIV recommendation by The World Health Organization

Contrary to popular belief, HIV still remains an epidemic within the US, and while the ability to treat the disease has increased with time, there is still no cure

70 new manufacturing jobs coming to Virginia Beach

Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd., a Canada-based manufacturer of marine and industrial products, will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The project will create 70 new jobs over three years, according ...

Chesapeake to build apartments for homeless veterans

A new apartment complex for homeless or low-income disabled veterans may be coming to Chesapeake.

Preparing for sea level rise occurrences

Norfolk has been identified as the second-most vulnerable city to sea level rise after New Orleans.

A promising glimpse at the next generation

All around the country, there are successful programs finding success, closing achievement gaps, strengthening the workforce, and giving every young person a chance to reach their dreams.

NN Sheriff Gabe Morgan honored with 2014 Law Enforcement Leader of the Year Award

Sheriff Gabe Morgan is a recent recipient of the law enforcement leader award.

The tragedies the befell the King family

Did you know that one year after Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, his brother drowned in his own pool? And, six years after King's death, his mother, Alberta Williams King, was shot in and ...

Waters calls for investigation into freeway beating

Footage posted on YouTube shows the CHP officer straddling Marlene Pinnock, 51, and hitting her at least 11 times.