Roger Chesley, The Virginian-Pilot

Roger Chesley

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Roger:

Farewell: I've enjoyed giving you my opinion over the past 18 years

I've treasured the real estate The Pilot has provided me on the editorial page and as a metro columnist. I'm not sure what's next, but I'm excited about the possibilities. → Read More

Indications of voter fraud in N.C. don't fit narrative of Trump, GOP

The 9th Congressional District probe centers on absentee votes and whether many of them were diverted. → Read More

Norfolk officials provide double-talk about recent beating at CSB office

No one, including a security guard, jumped in quickly to prevent the pummeling of Erick Davis. → Read More

An extra helping of goodness today, to leave your plate overflowing

There's a lot to be thankful for, including ordinary people who risked everything. → Read More

Bird scooters need to take a flight out of town

Silicon Valley-based company doesn't adhere to local regulations and fails to work out deals before dumping its machines on city streets. → Read More

Joe Jr.'s place at Arlington National was earned

My brother spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, and fought in the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91. He began showing signs in his mid-50s of memory loss. → Read More

Definitely a trick: Chesapeake's Halloween publicity 'tis scary

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is the latest to poke fun at a never-enforced city ordinance involve teenagers and trick-or-treating. Social media and news reports hyped things way out of proportion. → Read More

Lack of arrests emboldens risk-taking drunken drivers in our region

Police put the cuffs on, but hundreds of alcohol-addled motorists still tool around without being caught. We see the horrific results locally. → Read More

Northam's critique of Beach business practices puts city on blast

The guv's comments provide strong support to criticisms leveled by Bruce Smith. → Read More

One social media tag? Heck, we can't even agree on an old media name

ODU report makes the case that Hampton Roads — or Tidewater, or Coastal Va. — needs a social media identity. → Read More

Booty poppin', body rockin' – professionalism dropping for Portsmouth's top prosecutor

Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales can have fun with her family. But as an elected official, she also has a standard to uphold. Her decision to make the video was a → Read More

Did Virginia's governor jump the gun on evacuations? Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

The order to leave, in retrospect, seemed pointless to many in coastal Virginia. I hope they don't think it's "crying wolf" when a governor orders evacuations in the future. → Read More

A hurricane 15 years ago was all the lesson I needed

Isabel was a teacher about preparations and taking warnings seriously. → Read More

We should stop using jails as dumping grounds for people suffering from mental illness

In an exclusive report, The Pilot's Gary Harki and a team of Marquette University students created a database of more than 400 deaths of mentally ill inmates while in jail → Read More

Shaun Brown's description of Virginia's Democratic Party as absurd as it gets

The newly independent candidate is trashing a party that's been in the forefront of helping African Americans. → Read More

Chesapeake council majority places ease of re-election over higher voter turnout

Republicans have enjoyed their long-running advantage at the municipal level and don't want to jeopardize it. Which is beside the point. → Read More

Activists fighting domestic violence can't afford to become weary

The ex-boyfriend of Bellamy Gamboa confessed that he strangled the Virginia Beach woman to death. The killing has again focused attention on the scourge of intimate partner violence — here → Read More

When potato salad goes bad, and other tales of the workplace fridge

Sour yogurt, moldy cheese and disgusting leftovers often frequent the office refrigerator. You become fearful to leave anything in there. → Read More

Mockumentary exposes gullibility, excesses of state gun rights leader

Here's one cringe-worthy song, an offshoot of a children's tune, that Philip Van Cleave warbled: "Aim at the head, shoulders, not the toes/not the toes." → Read More

On claims of bipartisanship, Northam has earned the benefit of the doubt

The Democratic governor-elect has promised civility and a centrist approach. → Read More