Latest Chesapeake, Virginia Stories

2008-09-28 12:00:28

By GARY SZYMANSKI By Gary Szymanski A RECENT INSPECTION of the Jordan Bridge confirms the deteriorating condition of this 80-year-old link between Chesapeake and Portsmouth.

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot norfolk A wetlands dispute between federal regulators and the developers of Edinburgh, a community in southern Chesapeake, has resurfaced and appears headed back to U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

2008-09-19 09:00:22

IN MAKING ITS CASE for closing the 80-year-old Jordan Bridge by the end of the year, Chesapeake city officials gave the news media a close-up view Thursday of the bridge's aging deck and badly rusted beams. "We're at the point of concern," said interim Public Works Director Eric Martin.

2008-09-17 09:00:36

An uncle of mine with a quick sense of humor celebrated his 50th anniversary with my aunt. When asked to what he attributed their marital longevity, he said, "I take what she says in one ear and then it goes out the other," and then he laughed, knowing full well that he did no such thing.

2008-09-15 09:00:43

CHESAPEAKE SCHOOL officials are wisely reconsidering how soon an eighth high school should be built. Though many of the secondary schools are overcrowded, enrollment trends indicate the situation should ease in coming years. A high school population bubble is contracting.

2008-09-14 18:00:12

A scientist says reports of so-called whale poop along Chesapeake Bay in Virginia were actually potato sponges washing ashore.

2008-09-10 09:00:24

By MIKE SAEWITZ By Mike Saewitz The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE The YMCA of South Hampton Roads wants to invest $3 million to build a summer camp in Northwest River Park. The camp is one of three that the YMCA would like to open by 2010.

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot Virginia beach What will Virginia Beach look like as it enters middle age? The city's planners, elected officials and residents will try to answer that question in the coming months as they revisit and revise Virginia Beach's plan for growth and development.

2008-09-04 09:00:22

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot gloucester point Scientists, watermen and environmentalists urged passage Wednesday of a bill from U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican, intended to more closely monitor the spending and priorities of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By MIKE SAEWITZ Chesapeake Emil Viola used to think wetlands were nothing but trouble . Swamps, bogs and wet fields spread over the region have cost him money and given him headaches.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.