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Senator Warner discusses college affordability, easing student debt burden

  An editorial by Sen. Mark Warner My story may be much like yours: I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I was able to pay for my degree by working part time and taking on student debt. And after finishing my education, I tried to start a business but failed [...]

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Meetings set on Norfolk light rail extension

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hampton Roads Transit is holding public meetings in Norfolk on extending light rail to Norfolk Naval Station. The first meeting will be held Monday at Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University. Another meeting is scheduled Thursday at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch library. Other meetings will be held Oct. 27 at [...]

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Coast Guard rescues 2 near Wachapreague

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued two men after their 17-foot boat ran aground on Cedar Island near Wachapreague. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report from a concerned friend Friday night saying the two men had departed on a planned 20-minute trip, but had been gone for about two hours. The person [...]

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Underdog Gillespie says he sees path to victory

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the final stretch of Elizabeth Dole’s successful 2002 Senate race in North Carolina, Ed Gillespie would get up every night at 2 a.m. to check on his candidate’s polling numbers. If the numbers were good, Gillespie, who was helping Dole’s campaign, would go back to sleep. If they were bad, [...]

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Aircraft carrier Bush to begin heading home to Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush is set to begin heading to its homeport in Norfolk. According to the Navy, the ship was relieved in the Arabian Gulf by the carrier Carl Vinson on Saturday, Oct 18, and should soon depart for home. The USS George H.W. Bush was deployed in mid-February. [...]

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$1m gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities have launched a $1 million initiative to reduce gang and gun violence in Norfolk. Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Rep. Bobby Scott and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced the community-based effort on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in a news release. The initiative will be funded with a $500,000 federal grant and $500,000 of asset forfeiture [...]

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Student record label hits campus

    by Chantelle Polite Entertainment Alliance is a student run record label on Norfolk State’s campus. The organization gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents musically by holding different musical events. Entertainment Alliance also houses students from other universities in the Hampton Roads area to join their record label. “The purpose of the [...]

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3 Va. colleges’ support staff pay exceed average

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new report says support staff salaries at three public higher education institutions in Virginia exceed the average of similar schools nationally. According to the report, the average salaries of upper- and mid-level support staff at most public higher education institutions were near or below the average of their peers nationally. Average [...]

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Meetings set on Norfolk light rail extension

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hampton Roads Transit is holding public meetings in Norfolk on extending light rail to Norfolk Naval Station. The first meeting will be held Monday at Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University. Another meeting is scheduled Thursday at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch library. Other meetings will be [...]

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Contract awarded for new facility at NASA Langley

  HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A New York City-based company has been awarded a $23 million contract to build a new computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Turner Construction Company will build the new 40,000 square-foot facility in Hampton. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1Cvg0uo) that [...]

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Navy to give public tours of 3 warships in Va.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is inviting the public to come aboard and tour three of its warships in Virginia. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely and USS Gonzalez will be open to public viewing on Oct. 18. The tours at Naval Station Norfolk are part of Fleet [...]

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