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Past articles by Ryan:

Motorcyclist dies in hit-and-run in Virginia Beach

Police are asking people to keep an eye out for a dark blue Toyota Tundra with damage to the drivers-side rear panel and a missing left brake light. → Read More

TCC visual arts program will have new home in downtown Norfolk, president says

The college will spend around $10 million to convert the first floor of a downtown condominium and office building. → Read More

Norfolk’s chief deputy city manager picked for Lynchburg’s top job

Wynter Benda will become Lynchburg's new city manager in August. → Read More

New shelter for Hampton Roads’ homeless families aims to comfort, not just house

Landmark Center for Children and Families is ForKids’ brand-new $17.5 million regional homeless shelter, ushering in a rebirth for the area's homeless and the nonprofit behind the facility. → Read More

Rates, reopening, raises: Three things to know for Norfolk’s upcoming budget vote

City Council is set to vote on Norfolk's new budget Tuesday. Here are a few key elements of the new spending plan. → Read More

Former Greyhound station becomes temporary refuge for the homeless, as Norfolk plans permeant shelter

As plans for the city's first permanent homeless shelter have shifted, the defunct bus station has become a makeshift home for those without one. → Read More

Christian site raises tens of thousands for Norfolk police lieutenant fired after donating to Kyle Rittenhouse

Founders of the crowfunding website where then-Lt. William Kelly donated set up the fundraiser for him "to give back to an injustice we see happening right before our eyes." → Read More

Internet company plans to build ultra-fast network in Norfolk, bringing wired internet competitor to Cox

Metronet, the country's 8th largest fiber internet company, plans to bring gigabit-speed network to Norfolk. → Read More

Norfolk’s casino resort could open in 2023 — here’s a new glimpse of what it could look like

Originally, plans called for a 500-room hotel and $750 million investment. Now backers say the resort will have 300 hotel rooms and cost $500 million. → Read More

Half of Norfolk will get to choose a City Council member this November

Danica Royster is serving in the seat formerly held by Angelia Williams Graves. Whoever wins this fall will serve until the next regular election, now set for November 2024. → Read More

Homelessness in Norfolk has doubled during the pandemic. The city is trying a new approach.

The government and private groups that can help homeless people have long been scattered across the city. Now they aim to work together at a single shelter. → Read More

Norfolk wants to give city workers raises, but has no plan yet for reopening more libraries and rec centers

The real estate tax rate stays steady in a proposed budget, but rising assessments mean many homeowners will pay more. → Read More

A Norfolk public housing resident spoke up about the St. Paul’s project. Now he says the city is punishing him.

LaVonne Pledger went to an advisory committee meeting as a member in mid-March, not knowing the City Council had already decided not to reappoint him and two others. The city says there was no retaliation. → Read More

A new federal clinic in Norfolk aims to vaccinate 63,000 people by mid-May

The FEMA-run vaccination clinic at a former Macy's won't be limited to Norfolk residents, but it will be aimed at vulnerable communities in the region. → Read More

How bad could flooding get at your house? Norfolk tool helps homeowners get the picture

Norfolk's new Flood Risk Learning Center will show you just how high the water will rise - and help you figure out what to do about it now. → Read More

Overhaul of Norfolk’s bus system rejected over concerns about effects on poor and Black residents

A split vote down racial lines rankled some council members who suggested those with concerns should have raised them privately. → Read More

‘Dividing Lines’: Want to know more about Norfolk’s history of segregation? Here’s a reading list.

Many readers have asked where they can go to learn more, so we've put together some suggestions. → Read More

Norfolk suddenly won’t answer questions about massive St. Paul’s redevelopment project

The city cancelled an interview with The Pilot, citing litigation that's been going on for a year — a period during which officials have given many interviews about the redevelopment. → Read More

Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander has a new gig: Chancellor of a network of trade and technical colleges

Kenny Alexander will oversee the campuses of Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintinence and Tidewater Tech. → Read More

The Pilot is exploring Norfolk’s ‘Dividing Lines.’ Here’s how you can help.

The project will look at the roots of Norfolk's racial divides — and where the city can go from here. We need your voice. → Read More