Robert McCabe, The Virginian-Pilot

Robert McCabe

The Virginian-Pilot

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Past articles by Robert:

It's a done deal: Norfolk Southern Corp. confirms headquarters move to Atlanta

The departure after nearly four decades here leaves Hampton Roads with just two Fortune 500 companies. The railroad is getting a new $575 million office tower in Atlanta. → Read More

Virginia, Norfolk may seek up to $4 million refund over broken promise as Norfolk Southern move advances

The railroad company signed an agreement with the state and city in 2016 that committed it to keeping its headquarters in Norfolk for 10 years in return for more than → Read More

Aging in place: Smart-home technology offers a way to extend seniors' independence

An emerging array of wifi-enabled, web-connected devices and appliances offers caregivers and family members new tools for monitoring loved ones remotely. → Read More

Pardoned turkeys will rest easy in retirement with other Gobblers – at Virginia Tech

Virginia's turkey industry has a connection to the yearly White House tradition, and the state is the sixth-largest producers of the birds. → Read More

Atlanta board vote on Norfolk Southern headquarters deal delayed

Planning documents filed this week in Atlanta show a two-tower building complex with 1 million square feet, a local paper reported. → Read More

$600 million bond deal planned in Atlanta would fund new Norfolk Southern headquarters

The $575 million complex would come with 750,000 square feet of office space and a daycare center, creating 850 new jobs and retaining another 2,025. → Read More

The morning after Atlanta council vote, some fog lingers about Norfolk Southern's plans

Favorable council action is just one in a series of pieces that need to fall into place before railroad's Atlanta relocation puzzle comes together. → Read More

Vote in Atlanta sets the stage for Norfolk Southern relocation

A key vote by Atlanta's City Council was a major hurdle, but the railroad's CEO has said several other elements would still need to drop into place for its headquarters → Read More

It's D-Day in Atlanta for development deal that could lead to Norfolk Southern move there

CEO of Norfolk-based railroad has warned that relocation of headquarters to Atlanta won't happen if City Council fails to back proposal Monday → Read More

Norfolk Southern CEO sets Monday deadline for Atlanta to OK development deal, paper reports

Jim Squires, the railroad's CEO, told the Atlanta Business Chronicle this week that if Atlanta City Council fails to back agreement on a deal Monday, the headquarters move is off. → Read More

Feds charge owner of a Virginia Beach investment firm with two criminal counts

Edward Lee Moody Jr. allegedly bilked roughly $6.1 million from 53 investors, at least 13 of them elderly people who liquidated assets from retirement funds to give him to invest → Read More

CSX sues Norfolk Southern and short-line railroad, alleging monopoly at biggest port terminal

Lawsuit says the Norfolk-based railroad and Chesapeake-based Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Co. have conspired to box CSX out of Norfolk International Terminals. → Read More

A "deal has already been struck": Mayor expecting Norfolk Southern to move headquarters

The Norfolk-based railroad could be less than two weeks away from announcing a move to Atlanta, Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander said. → Read More

Norfolk mayor doesn't plan to let Norfolk Southern go without putting up a fight

Mayor Kenny Alexander plans to explain why Norfolk and Hampton Roads offer better value to the railroad than Atlanta. → Read More

Honey, do: How to find a new home for 5,000 bees

As Hurricane Florence threatened, we had one other thing to add to our to-do list: saving a hive of honey bees found in our front yard. → Read More

Florence may have blown a hole in port's coal exports for September

The storm bypassed Hampton Roads, but closure of the port and suspension of rail service to coal piers in anticipation of a hurricane strike left behind a backlog of ships → Read More

Norfolk Southern weighing a move of its headquarters to Atlanta, reports say

Norfolk-based railroad is considering a move to a section of downtown Atlanta, among other possibilities, according to two Atlanta media outlets → Read More

Virginia Beach firm part of Ponzi scheme, federal lawsuit alleges

Company and its founder accused of taking in nearly $5 million, affecting about 60 individuals and entities. → Read More

How Union Army snatched defeat from jaws of victory at bloody Battle of the Crater

Fiasco at Petersburg, Va., marks 154th anniversary on Monday → Read More

Arrrgh: Happy Buccaneer drops off first 6 of 60 new cranes at Port of Virginia's biggest terminal

Heavy-lift vessel will ferry another 54 cranes to Norfolk International Terminals from Poland over the next 18 months, as part of a $375 million expansion. → Read More