Latest Chesapeake, Virginia Stories
By JEANNE MOONEY When a summer squall knocked over five sections of Eileen Smith's backyard fence, she despaired about how to set things right. The fallen fence violated property maintenance codes. A city inspector cited the hazard at the Salem Woods home in Virginia Beach and told Smith to fix it.
The 82.6 percent rate was about a percentage point higher than the state average. Among 11 high schools, Bayside had the lowest rate, 73.2 percent, while Cox was highest, with 91.4 percent. Five of seven high schools had rates above the state average.
"Othello." Elizabeth River Theatre Company. Auditions 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Barry Robinson Center, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 4552 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Needed: three white males ages 20 to mid-40s, one woman early 20 to late-30s. (757) 484-8864.
By MIKE SAEWITZ By Mike Saewitz The Virginian-Pilot chesapeake A project to replace the Gilmerton Bridge could receive as much as $13 million in Federal Highway Administration "bonus" dollars, state transportation officials said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A scientist says reports of so-called whale poop along Chesapeake Bay in Virginia were actually potato sponges washing ashore.
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