Eric Hartley, The Virginian-Pilot

Eric Hartley

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Have you been affected by COVID-19? We want to hear your stories.

More than 4,500 Virginians have died. But the number doesn't begin to tell the full story of the virus' toll. → Read More

2 men charged in MacArthur Center shooting arrested after fleeing to Georgia, Norfolk police say

Molek Alcantara, 23, and Daquan C. Reed, 22, were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. → Read More

When kids are killed — or charged with murder — the veil of secrecy goes up

Virginia law keeps homicide victims’ names secret when they’re minors. And while most court hearings for teenage murder suspects are supposed to be public, judges frequently close them. → Read More

Appeals court upholds conviction of ex-Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot

Three federal judges turned down his request for a new trial. → Read More

Virginian-Pilot reporter Ana Ley awarded fellowship for data journalism

At a computer-assisted reporting “boot camp,” Ana Ley will focus on streetlights. → Read More

At Norfolk church, 1,200 donated presents mean a merrier Christmas for hundreds of kids

“I remember the stress as a young parent: ‘Where’s the money going to come from?’ ” → Read More

Norfolk won’t remove “love locks,” so residents are taking the fight to court

“I’ve been in practice 39½ years, and I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this,” says the lawyer handling the case. → Read More

Norfolk mayor opposes planned contract with company linked to FBI’s Bob McCabe investigation

“It’s not something we should be doing when you have this type of cloud hanging over the process.” → Read More

Norfolk plans new $8 million deal with a company being scrutinized in the FBI's Bob McCabe investigation

Federal investigators have sought records of Correct Care Solutions’ ties to the former Norfolk sheriff. → Read More

Norfolk may give the aging Chrysler Hall a $40 million overhaul

City officials say the upgrades would keep the 45-year-old theater competitive. → Read More

Norfolk and Portsmouth hope a new deal will bring them closer together

“Everyone is talking about regionalism. Let’s do it,” Norfolk’s mayor says. → Read More

3 Norfolk public housing communities face demolition. For now, the city wants to make them better places to live.

“We don’t want to just disperse poverty. We want to reduce poverty in the neighborhoods.” → Read More

Here’s what digging down to expand Scope could look like. The next question is cost.

One proposal would add 4,000 seats to the arena, which now holds just over 10,000 for basketball games. → Read More

Norfolk treasurer: The last one is in prison. These 4 want to replace him.

Naturally, having a criminal in charge of the city’s money didn’t sit well with residents. So the central question for some this year has been: Who can you trust? → Read More

These Virginia politicians serve decades with almost no opposition. But why are their jobs even elected?

As usual, most of Hampton Roads' “constitutional officers” will be re-elected this year without a contest. → Read More

Mosaic Steel Orchestra could be locked out of Norfolk's Attucks Theatre starting today

The city says the group “will not be given access to the building.” → Read More

Decriminalizing pot in Virginia would prevent thousands of arrests, report says, as senator works on bill

Tommy Norment, the Senate majority leader, said during Monday’s Crime Commission meeting that he is working with legislative staff on a decriminalization bill. → Read More

Feds recommend $1.8 billion in upgrades for Norfolk flooding. But none of them is funded yet.

Major parts of the plan include storm-surge barriers across the Lafayette River and the Hague. → Read More

Norfolk wants to buy a huge chunk of land near downtown. The Postal Service says it’s not for sale.

Mayor Kenny Alexander says the 19-acre parcel would be crucial to a planned redevelopment of a 200-acre area. → Read More

Eagles of Death Metal, band involved in 2015 Paris massacre, marks Las Vegas shooting in Norfolk

Eagles of Death Metal had a message for the victims in Nevada – and another one for the “bad guys.” → Read More