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Tamara Scott


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Past articles by Tamara:

Working to walk again: Suffolk gunshot victim asking for help paying for specialized program

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Suffolk man is fighting for his independence after being shot in a drive-by shooting. But he needs help, and says there is a special program that could help him walk again. Cameron Greene had just graduated from college in December 2019 and was ready to start his life when he […] → Read More

Oceanfront rebounds for Memorial Day weekend 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The other Memorial Day weekend tradition: opening the doors to those from Virginia and beyond the state lines. It seems that after a tough 2020, the Oceanfront is bouncing back. A lot of prep work went into making this Memorial Day weekend not only a success, but also safe for […] → Read More

Community car group rallies together to restore local man’s car

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — It feels good to give back: A number of players in the Virginia car scene joined together to give a hard-working car enthusiast his dream car. He works three jobs and made his 1998 Camry a custom creation, but people bullied him. That’s no more. One year and nearly $10,000 […] → Read More

Man stops to help dog after she was stabbed; looking for donations for her recovery

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – There’s a difficult road to recovery for a dog who has already been through so much in her short life. She was stabbed several times by her owner. He’s now facing charges — and the dog is facing some very expensive surgery in the days and weeks ahead. Just last week, […] → Read More

Local professional development groups aims to help Black young professionals

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — A local organization wants to help minorities get their foot in the door during their career search. It’s called the Hampton Roads Young Black Professionals group and its goal is to not only connect young people to opportunities but also put them in the best place for them to succeed. […] → Read More

Man dies in shooting on Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed a man early Thursday. Norfolk Police say they were notified around 12:32 a.m. for the shooting in the 1600 block of E. Brambleton Avenue. A man was pronounced on scene, according to police. No additional information was provided. Stay tuned to WAVY.com for […] → Read More

Northam visits women-owned biotech company, signs equity legislation in Norfolk on Friday

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is live at the FEMA COVID-19 vaccination center at Military Circle Mall to sign legislation. → Read More

Local restaurant reacts to lifted bar restrictions ahead of this weekend

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (WAVY) – With almost 30% of adult Virginians fully vaccinated, Gov. Ralph Northam is rolling back more restrictions for the first time in more than a year. For the first time in more than a year, customers are allowed to sit at the bar at a restaurant or bar. It’s not completely […] → Read More

Rep. Elaine Luria says defense budget needs to increase during visit at BAE Systems in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — We know how much the coronavirus pandemic took a chunk out of the economy — both locally and nationally. The defense of our country is no different. Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-Norfolk) visited BAE Systems in Norfolk to talk about the future of shipbuilding and repair here in Hampton Roads. Luria spoke […] → Read More

Chesapeake business owner opens new drive-in movie theater

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — If you are a fan of drive-in movie theaters, you’re in luck. One man enjoyed drive-in theaters so much as a child, he just opened up his own in Chesapeake. For years, the land off of 3064 Yadkin Road in Chesapeake has been used for paintball. But the owner, Bobby Weeks, […] → Read More

Crews respond to structure fire on Harpers Road in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters are on scene of a structure fire in the Oceana area. Dispatch said they received the call around 4:37 a.m. for the fire in the 1300 block of Harpers Road. It was later learned the fire was at a storage facility. The fire was knocked down a short time […] → Read More

YMCA Express at Gloucester to close on April 30

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is closing the YMCA Express at Gloucester on April 30. Officials announced the closure earlier this month citing financial harship due to the coronavirus pandemic as the reason. In a release, YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas President and CEO Adam Klutts, and Chief Volunteer Officer Tom […] → Read More

Christmas Mouse in Nags Head reopens nearly 2 years after fire

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (WAVY) — Nearly two years after a two-alarm fire, the Christmas Mouse store in Nags Head has reopened. For a moment, many people said it felt like a piece of history and a legacy had gone with the blaze, but the owners said they were very determined to see the reopening day. […] → Read More

Friends and family host vigil for mom, daughter killed in Virginia; manhunt for suspect continues

While the group awaits justice, some find comfort that the mother and daughter had each other in their final moments. → Read More

Norfolk brewery creates new beer to honor women in brewing industry

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A family-owned brewery is pouring a pint with a special beer to honor women. The women behind Benchtop Brewing in Norfolk are working to not only educate women about their industry, but also create a beer of their own to honor women. They say they are “hoppy” to do it. “So […] → Read More

Huge bluefin tuna reeled in 45 miles off OBX coast

KITTY HAWK, N.C. (WAVY) — A Toano man and his buddies made the catch of a lifetime last Wednesday. They caught a monster bluefin off the coast of the Outer Banks, and they have amazing video footage to prove it. “Any-fin” is possible — that’s what the father-son duo learned when they went on the […] → Read More

Julia Tomlin, Hampton woman charged in 2-year-old son’s death, has trial moved back again

Julia Tomlin, the mother of a 2-year-old found dead at Hampton steam plant in July 2019, will have a pre-trial hearing on Monday. → Read More

VB restaurant week begins: Local business owners open doors for a full week

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Restaurant week is going on in Virginia Beach, but as one can imagine, things are a bit different now. The pandemic turned the restaurant business upside down, forcing many to adapt or close This week in particular can be a fun time to see what different places have to offer […] → Read More

‘Jar Journeys’: Ice Skating at Liberty Ice Pavilion

Hey guys, Symone Davis and Tamara Scott here! We’re here to tell you about our new series 'Jar Journeys!' → Read More

Portsmouth-based Mercy Chefs responding to Alabama after deadly tornado

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth-based Mercy Chefs is responding to Alabama to serve meals to those in need after a tornado devastated the Fultondale area Monday night. Wednesday the Mercy Chef’s team in Alabama prepared meals for the community and first responders through their mobile kitchen. “Homes have been cleared down to the slabs, and […] → Read More