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UNC recruit Grimes to reclassify, join Tar Heels this summer

Jul. 10, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina recruit Tony Grimes says he plans to reclassify and graduate this summer so that he can join the Tar Heels for the upcoming season. Grimes announced his plan in a social-media post Friday. Grimes is the nation’s top-rated cornerback for the class of 2021 and...

Deck collapse at rental beach house in Virginia injures 5

Jul. 10, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Five people were injured when the deck of a rental beach house collapsed in Virginia. Emergency crews were dispatched to the house along Virginia Beach’s Sandbridge Beach when the collapse happened on Thursday evening, Virginia Beach EMS said on Twitter. Some people were...

Annual Virginia Beach festival canceled for first time

Jul. 9, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Organizers of an annual festival on the Virginia coast have announced that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the three-day event scheduled for September has been canceled. An announcement on its web page said the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, set for Sept. 25-27, was...

Virginia firefighters assaulted while trying to treat man

Jul. 2, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Firefighters were pushed and kicked by an angry crowd as they tried to treat a man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, officials in Virginia Beach said. A man riding a motorcycle around 9 p.m. Monday apparently lost control and crashed into a tree, The Virginian-Pilot reports. Max...

Two of the offshore wind turbines have been constructed off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va., Monday June 29, 2020. Two wind turbines are part of an offshore wind turbine project. The turbines will begin operation in August. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia moves a step closer to harnessing offshore wind

Jun. 29, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor ceremonially signed legislation Monday that sets a path for the eventual approval of two large-scale offshore wind farms that could produce enough electricity to power more than a million homes in the state. The two proposed projects would be located...

Glenda Patsel, left, wipes down a voting booth  as Bobby J. Lambert fills out his ballot for the senate Republican candidates primary election, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Hidden Valley Middle School in Roanoke, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Rematch set in hotly contested Virginia congressional race

Jun. 23, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The stage is set for a fierce rematch for what was one of the most hotly contested congressional seats in the country two years ago. Former congressman Scott Taylor won the Republican primary for his Virginia Beach-area district Tuesday, positioning him to face U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria...

Lack of international workers hurts Virginia Beach tourism

Jun. 21, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Suspension of a program that brings international students to the U.S. for summer work has left businesses in Virginia Beach struggling to find employees. The Virginian-Pilot reports that more than 1,000 international students work every summer in Virginia Beach at hotels and...

Boat operator dies after trying to save entangled sea turtle

Jun. 19, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia charter boat operator died Thursday after jumping into the ocean to try and rescue a sea turtle, police said. Virginia Beach authorities responded to a possible drowning call about 2 miles (3 kilometers) offshore just before 12:30 p.m., police said in a statement. ...

3 hospitalized after weekend shooting at Virginia oceanfront

Jun. 15, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized after being shot near an oceanfront area in Virginia over the weekend, according to police. Virginia Beach officers were responding to the sound of gunfire at a street near the Atlantic Ocean just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they found someone...

Feds charge man they say threatened to burn black church

Jun. 12, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say they've arrested a North Carolina man who threatened to burn down a black church in Virginia. John Malcolm Bareswill, 63, was arrested Friday on a charged related to his alleged threat to burn down a Baptist church in Virginia Beach, the U.S. Attorney’s...