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Marielena Balouris


Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Marielena:

Virginia Beach restaurant raising money for Gold Star families

Warriors Taphouse and the law office Paulson and Paulson are holding an auction on Sunday and golf tournament on Monday. → Read More

Virginia Beach committee selects site for memorial in honor of 5/31 mass shooting victims

The 5/31 committee in Virginia Beach, tasked with selecting a location for a memorial in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in 2019, has made a selection. → Read More

The Up Center and Portsmouth Police team up to mentor local kids and teens

Nonprofit The Up Center, and local police departments, are teaming up to help stop the violence – and take back the community – through mentorship. → Read More

‘We’re not really that different’: Transgender community gathers on National Day of Visibility

It’s a day for the trans community to celebrate who they are and reach out to people who might have questions. 10 on Your Side visited the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk this morning for one of their events and to learn about the significance of the day. → Read More

15-year-old facing gun charge after lockdown at Granby High

He is currently being held in the Norfolk Detention Center. → Read More

Gates County teachers save 10th-grader in cardiac arrest

A group of teachers and a school resource officer are being called heroes after saving the life of a 10th-grader who went into cardiac arrest. → Read More

‘I hope we made our country proud:’ Patriotism flying high at Olympics

BEIJING (NEXSTAR) — Like fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Olympics brings out the patriotic side in people. It doesn’t matter which sport, where they’re from, or what the name is on the back of the jersey. When they compete in the Olympics, it’s all about the colors and the name on the front. […] → Read More

US figure skaters react to no team event medal ceremony amid Kamila Valieva doping controversy

The men and women of Team USA figure skating should be leaving Beijing with a silver medal. But, because of the controversy surrounding Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva, they are going home empty-handed. → Read More

WHAT TO WATCH: Meyers Taylor leads monobob’s Olympic debut

BEIJING (AP/NEXSTAR) — Roughly a week from the closing ceremony, here is what to watch from the Winter Olympic Games Saturday, Feb. 12. A week after finally leaving isolation, American bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is coming to prime time. NBC will have live coverage when women’s monobob makes its Olympic debut. Meyers Taylor has dominated […] → Read More

Winter Olympics mascot ‘Bing Dwen Dwen’ is in high demand

The mascot of the Beijing Olympics has captivated the world and become so popular, there seems to be a shortage of themed products. Marielena Balouris explains the mascot`s history. → Read More

Love is in the air in Beijing

Love is in the air for a pair of freestyle skiers who have a chance to make history in Beijing. For the first time in the Olympics, there`s a mixed team aerial event. If they make it on the podium, they would be the first couple to medal together in that event. → Read More

American figure skater Nathan Chen seeking redemption in Beijing

After a disappointing finish in Pyeongchang, US figure skater Nathan Chen is focused on this next chapter of his Olympic story. → Read More

Day 2 at the Olympics: Shiffrin, skating and snowboarding

Mikaela Shiffrin’s first event of the Beijing Olympics is the one she won four years ago. The American star is set to defend her title in the giant slalom, which will be part of prime-time coverage of the Winter Games on Sunday on NBC. → Read More

United States sends a message by not sending a delegation to Beijing

The United States is not sending government officials to the Olympic Games, a diplomatic boycott. Nexstar’s Marielena Balouris explains why the government made this decision, and why some lawmakers say that doesn`t go far enough. → Read More

Beijing 2022: A look at how the Olympic COVID-19 bubble strategy works

The Beijing Olympics are operating under a ‘closed loop system.’ So how does the system work? Marielena Balouris spoke with experts to find out. → Read More

Excitement builds in Beijing, the first city to hold both Summer and Winter Olympics

Beijing, China is the first city to host both Winter and Summer Olympic Games. Marielena Balouris takes a look at the city’s history, and why its climate allows both events to happen. → Read More

First-time speed skaters eager to compete on Olympic stage regardless of restrictions and challenges

With no foreign fans, plenty of COVID-19 testing and restricted movement, the Beijing Olympics are going to look quite different. → Read More

Chesapeake waste management seeking CDL drivers after staff shortage causes delays in bulk trash pickup

Usually, they have eight or nine trucks out daily, solely focusing on picking up bulk items. Right now, it’s two or three. → Read More

VDH partners with local libraries to distribute COVID-19 rapid at-home tests

Health officials hope the program will increase access to COVID-19 testing in rural, remote and under-resourced communities. → Read More

Multiple Chesapeake schools moving to virtual learning; other school divisions share virtual learning contingency plans

Superintendent Dr. Jared Cotton didn’t specify which schools could be impacted by shifting to “yellow” status, but said the impacted school communities were “alerted of the change through a PAS message from their principal.” → Read More