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Past articles by Amanda:

City of Portsmouth files lawsuit against sheriff

The City of Portsmouth filed a lawsuit against Portsmouth Sheriff Michael Moore to try and force him to send inmates to Hampton Roads Regional Jail. → Read More

York County Board of Supervisors votes to become a 'Constitutional County'

The resolution to uphold the constitution of the United States passed with a 4-1 vote. A crowd of community members showed up to speak about the resolution. → Read More

VDOT prepared for winter weather

VDOT crews said they're expecting the worst and ready for the worse. The equipment and routes are ready and the plans are finalized. → Read More

Chesapeake Fire Department's newest member: Meet Cinco

Cinco, an ATF Accelerant Detection K9, is assigned to the Fire Marshal's Office under Deputy Fire Marshal Whit Gibbs. → Read More

Kitty Hawk police give advice for staying on 'Nice List' with wanted poster

Kitty Hawk police are on the lookout after reports of breaking and entering, trespassing and disorderly monitoring while reporting to Santa. → Read More

ODU students helping Santa with STEM toys

One of the classrooms at ODU was turned into a toy workshop. Students made STEM toys for patients at CHKD's children's cancer and blood disorder center. → Read More

James City County does not vote on Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

The Board of Supervisors instead voted on a resolution reaffirming the county's commitment to the United States and Virginia constitutions. → Read More

Gloucester County Board unanimously passes Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

Every member of the Gloucester County Board voted in favor of the county becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary. → Read More

Crowd overflows outside Virginia Beach city hall supporting Second Amendment Sanctuary during city council meeting

Even though there was nothing on the agenda, masses of people showed up to support the idea of Virginia Beach becoming a second sanctuary. → Read More

Norfolk moves forward with improving Neon District

The city received $900,000 for a streetscaping project. It's looking to improve sidewalks, traffic signals and more with community input. → Read More

UVA snaps 15 game losing streak against rival #24 Virginia Tech

Hokies who? The Cavaliers fought back in the fourth quarter to reclaim their early lead and take home the win! → Read More

Hopeful Hampton Roads shoppers line up at Best Buy on Thanksgiving

Black Friday shopping starts earlier and earlier every year. On Thanksgiving, hopeful shoppers were lined up at Best Buy at Town Center for a doorbuster deal. → Read More

Norfolk casino fight drags on

A petition against the land sale proposal council approved in September with more than 3,000 was presented at Tuesday's meeting. Now public meetings are needed. → Read More

Former patients flock to FBI tip line to detail unnecessary surgeries

The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office created a webpage for former patients of Dr. Javaid Perwaiz to have easier access to information. → Read More

SURVEY: Most respondents want Virginia Beach City Public Schools start times to stay the same

Results of a survey by VBCPS show more than 76.1% of those who took it want schools to maintain their current schedules. → Read More

USPS offers opportunity to help Santa

Have you ever wanted to feel like Santa? Well, now's your chance to help him out. → Read More

Virginia Beach Education Foundation using grant money for technology to improve physical education

The Juvenile Detention Center and Parkway Elementary School were awarded grant money that will be used for tech to advance physical education. → Read More

PETA, Virginia Beach Animal Control rescue pelican from discarded fishing net

A pelican became entangled in a discarded fishing net off the coast of Virginia Beach. PETA volunteers and an animal control officer worked together to save it. → Read More

Portsmouth neighbors pushing for change as cars continue to speed

After speeding was the cause of another crash in a Portsmouth neighborhood, one neighbor is ready to move. Before that, he's making another push for help. → Read More

Flu season is here; it's time to get vaccinated

Have you noticed the sniffling, the coughing, the increase in sick calls and the lack of coworkers around the office? That's because flu season has arrived. → Read More