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Coastal Virginia prepares for potentially severe flooding

Oct. 02, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Residents of coastal Virginia were bracing Sunday for the potential of severe tidal flooding, beginning overnight Monday. Remnants of Hurricane Ian have moved offshore and formed a nor’easter that is expected to pile even more water into an already inundated...

Robot helps with procedures at Virginia dental clinic

Oct. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach Realtor Melissa Ly said she was excited to go to the dentist in June. Even though she’d had a dental implant, it was her first time for the procedure in which the doctor was assisted by a robot. “I love technology,” she said. ...

Opinions tangled on plastic bag tax pitch in Virginia Beach

Sep. 03, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A proposal to charge the city’s grocery shoppers 5 cents per plastic bag is tangling opinions in Virginia Beach. The Virginian-Pilot reports that local officials are torn between wanting to protect the environment while not unduly burdening residents...

Judge tosses suit that tried to deem books obscene for kids

Aug. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that had sought to declare two books as obscene for children and to restrict their distribution to minors, including by booksellers and libraries. The books in question were “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia...

Virginia Beach restricts cell phone use during school

Aug. 28, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach’s school system has become one of the latest to adopt policies and regulations that restrict cell phone usage during school hours. The Virginian-Pilot reports that under the regulations, students must keep their cell phones off and put...

Virginia Beach drone services company expanding

Aug. 27, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach drone services company and the sole drone partner of the world’s largest retailer announced plans to expand its headquarters and create a research and training facility outside Petersburg, adding 655 new jobs. The Virginian-Pilot...

Virginia-based drone company expanding, promising 655 jobs

Aug. 24, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-headquartered drone technology services company is expanding its operations in the state, a move expected to create 655 new jobs, officials announced Wednesday. DroneUp LLC will invest $7 million to expand its Virginia Beach headquarters, creating...

Utility: Guarantee for large offshore wind farm 'untenable'

Aug. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A ratepayer protection that state regulators included in a recent order approving Dominion Energy Virginia's application to build and recover the costs of a massive offshore wind farm would force the utility to scrap the project, Dominion said in a filing this week. ...

Teen wins national award for his tree-planting nonprofit

Aug. 21, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Evan Nied’s Instagram biography says he’s “The Literal and Figurative Embodiment of the Lorax,” the title character of Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book who stands up for trees. It’s a great conversation starter, but also not far from the...

Student’s tribute to slain reporter stepsister wins award

Aug. 06, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Quinay Gatling wanted to do something to remember her stepsister, so she wrote a song, “Granby Street,” as a tribute. “I created the song just trying to cope with things,” she said. Sierra Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot...