Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot

Joanne Kimberlin

The Virginian-Pilot

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Past articles by Joanne:

No, you have not been microchipped or magnetized by the vaccine

The fact that a quarter might stick to your vaccine site is not proof of something nefarious. The anti-vax myth is getting so much traction that the CDC’s website now addresses it, listing vaccine ingredients in detail along with assurances that there’s nothing electromagnetic about any of them. → Read More

A homeless man vanished in Norfolk. Now a community is looking for Leroy.

They're worried about a lone, bent figure who's been a fixture in the Norfolk neighborhood for decades. → Read More

They’re rodents, of unusual size: War on invasive nutria heats up in Hampton Roads, with collateral damage

Nutria — an invasive, destructive species — invaded the southside of Hampton Roads years ago from North Carolina. In 2020, it was discovered that the giant rats have crossed the James River, getting a toehold in virgin territory with enough prime habitat to allow their population to boom. → Read More

Noah’s Ark in 2021: Woman makes trek from California to Virginia with nearly 100 animals in tow

With 100 animals — from horses to ducks to 950-pound pig — imagine the logistics. → Read More

As wildlife season blooms, a reminder: Those cute babies rarely need your help

Our good intentions can actually do harm to baby animals that need to be left alone. → Read More

A genuine Whistler was tossed into a donation box. A Yale student bought it for $4 in Williamsburg.

Someone didn't realize what they had: A for-real piece of work by one of the great masters. → Read More

This headline could’ve been written 250 years ago: Carriage accident in Williamsburg

No serious injuries but horses broke loose and a high-dollar carriage met a tree. → Read More

One house in Norfolk: 50 years, 3 sales, 1 Realtor

Wayne Russell sold his first house in 1968 in Norfolk. He recently sold it again, at age 80, for the third time. → Read More

‘The most historic street in all of America’ is now covered in asphalt. No one is happy about it.

While still open, Duke of Gloucester Street won't look as historic as usual. → Read More

Happy Virus-tine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day isn’t as simple as the last, when we took so much for granted. → Read More

Norfolk offering in-person help for those struggling to pre-register for COVID vaccine

City employees are staffing five rec centers to help those without internet access → Read More

Desperate for the vaccine but confused by the system, Virginia seniors are reaching out for help

Countless locals are inundating the newspaper with calls and emails. “Do you have any idea how I could get on the list to get my COVID shot?" one 88-year-old man asked. → Read More

Selling a gun? Don’t forget that background check

For the first Yuletide ever, a new law makes it illegal for Virginians to sell their personally owned firearms without clearing buyers. → Read More

After 40 years of silence, historic pipe organ at St. Mary’s finally sings

Installed in 1858 — a mechanical wonder with 1,750 pipes — the organ faltered in 1981. But thanks to a $6.7 million restoration and renovation at the historic church, it can be played again. → Read More

In their closest alignment in 800 years, Jupiter and Saturn will create a wonder: A Christmas Star

A planetary alignment will offer a light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. → Read More

The long-cold case of Sunny the escaped red panda

Almost four years later, Sunny's disappearance from the Virginia Zoo remains the “greatest mystery” of the director's career. → Read More

Virginia Wesleyan dean resigns after uproar over Facebook post on Biden

NORFOLK, Va. - A Virginia Wesleyan University dean whose recent Facebook post called people who voted for Joe Biden "ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian" has resigned, according to a statement posted Monday by the university on its website. VWU's statement was brief: "Last week, Dr. Paul Ewell resigned as Dean of Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus. Today, the University accepted… → Read More

90-year-old cobbler plies an ancient and struggling trade

Alex’s Shoe Repair in Virginia Beach is a relic of a bygone age — a time when things got fixed instead of tossed. → Read More

Waiting in election limbo: More anxiety than a pregnancy test

Yes, we were warned. But it doesn't stop the hand-wringing. → Read More

In absentee ballot mixup, hundreds of York County voters were mailed the wrong oath

While sending out an unprecedented number of absentee ballots this year, staff at the York registrar’s office grabbed the wrong box and 200 to 300 regular voters wound up with the wrong affidavit. → Read More