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2008-09-18 09:00:24

By JOHN WARREN By John Warren The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH The city has a recent record of successes with second-go-rounds on unpopular projects. When traffic engineers first pitched red-light-running cameras in the 1990s, the initiative was a failure with residents .

2008-09-17 09:00:38

By DEBBIE MESSINA By Debbie Messina The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Airlines have cut 12.5 percent of flights at Norfolk International Airport since last September, to control costs associated with higher fuel prices. That represents a 10.7 percent reduction in the number of available seats.

2008-09-17 09:00:31

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot Citing high levels of mercury, state health officials advised people not to eat too much fish from sections of the Nottoway and Meherrin rivers that run through the rural, western reaches of Hampton Roads.

2008-09-17 09:00:27

By JEN MCCAFFERY By Jen McCaffery The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH A Cradock church has become the second site in South Hampton Roads to offer local residents the option of buying less-expensive groceries each month.

2008-09-16 09:00:45

By KATHY ADAMS By Kathy Adams | The Virginian-Pilot If you didn't buy that gas for $3.69 Monday, you might be kicking yourself when you pass the pump this morning.

2008-09-16 09:00:42

By AMY JETER By Amy Jeter The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK A citizen advisory committee will discuss attendance zones, proposed school closures and other topics during Wednesday's School Board meeting.

2008-09-16 09:00:33

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot The Savannah has captivated imaginations since its launch in 1959 as the world's first nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship.

2008-09-16 09:00:28

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot portsmouth Backed by four local mayors and dozens of state and federal officials, an environmental group rolled out plans Monday to make the Elizabeth River clean enough for swimming, fishing and harvesting shellfish by 2020.

2008-09-14 09:00:33

By LIA RUSSELL By Lia Russell The Virginian-Pilot Sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder that causes disfigured and dysfunctional red blood cells, affects about 70,000 Americans. Count 4 -year-old Jessica Lynn Garcia among them.

2008-09-14 09:00:27

By JEN MCCAFFERY By Jen McCaffery The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH Just before retired City Manager Luke McCoy turned 65, the city sent him a letter. His pension would be reduced as soon as his Social Security benefits kicked in, it said.

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