Robyn Sidersky, The Virginian-Pilot

Robyn Sidersky

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

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Past articles by Robyn:

‘A great journey’ cut short: Deshayla Harris, victim in Virginia Beach shooting, was 29 with big dreams

A childhood friend and a fellow reality show star who befriended her later recalled Harris' energy. Police say she was apparently an innocent bystander killed during a night of chaos Friday. → Read More

Why volunteer to give COVID vaccine shots? “It’s a joyous moment”

“The vaccine is so incredibly important and COVID has had such a profound impact on our community,” volunteer Katy Schuck said. “And the vaccination is the answer to returning to some semblance of normalcy." → Read More

Week 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic, looking back one year later

A year ago, it took less than a week for the pandemic to wreak havoc on the world. A lot happened after that week, but this timeline looks at the events between March 7 and 14, 2020. → Read More

Tell us about your pandemic experiences

The Virginian-Pilot is interested in hearing about your pandemic experiences, now that we’re one year in. Feel free to answer one question, or all of them. → Read More

First child under the age of 10 dies in Virginia from COVID-19 complications

The child lived in the Central Region, which includes Richmond. → Read More

Northam eases Virginia coronavirus restrictions as health metrics improve

As coronavirus numbers improve in Virginia, the governor loosened restrictions beginning March 1. → Read More

VCU researchers are studying the loss of taste and smell from COVID-19

After a month, 71.8% of those surveyed reported a return to “very good” or “good” smell and 84.2% reported a return to “very good” or “good” taste, according to a recent study. → Read More

EVMS students are helping administer coronavirus vaccines

More than 250 students have volunteered. They aren’t just putting shots into arms, but planning out logistics and other aspects of the vaccination clinics. → Read More

Snow blanketed the Eastern Shore, but it’s unlikely to fall in Hampton Roads

The Eastern Shore woke up to a blanket of snow, but much of the rest of Hampton Roads will just get freezing rain. → Read More

Norfolk man, 45, arrested in Virginia Beach homicide

Officers arrested Matthew Gene Hoaglund, 45, after a homicide that happened Wednesday in Virginia Beach. → Read More

Now you can get notified of possible COVID-19 exposures without an app

The Virginia Department of Health has launched “COVIDWISE Express” for people who have iPhones. → Read More

Allegiant Air offering $39 flights from Norfolk to Boston

The flights will begin May 28 and happen twice weekly. → Read More

Virginia Beach fire leaves 1 person injured, dog dead

The blaze was reported about 4 a.m. Monday. The cause is under investigation. → Read More

SUV stolen in Chesapeake with 3-month-old baby inside

Vanessa Varrios-Dasilva was inside a gray 2017 Hyundai Tuscon that was stolen just before 6:30 a.m. from the 3400 block of Western Branch Blvd. An Amber Alert has been issued. → Read More

CVS to begin COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Virginia next week

In the first rollout, 26,000 doses will be administered in Virginia. → Read More

Norfolk man, 62, charged after East Ocean View stabbing of 70-year-old

Melvin A. Eggleston is facing charges and is being held in Norfolk City Jail with no bond. → Read More

Virginia Beach to move into Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday

Phase 1b includes front-line essential workers, anyone older than 65, and anyone between ages 16 and 64 with certain high-risk health conditions. → Read More

Man shot and killed late Wednesday in Chesapeake

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Leckford Drive in Greenbrier for a gunshot wound just after 11 p.m. → Read More

State Police investigating I-64 shooting

State police are investigating an overnight shooting on Interstate-64 in Newport News. Troopers were called just after 3 a.m. A single vehicle was involved. No one was injured, but no other details were released. Traffic in the eastbound lanes was diverted at the 247/Lee Hall exit in Newport News. Robyn Sidersky, 757-222-5117, → Read More

Gun-toting Chesapeake men who allegedly tried to stop vote count face more charges in Philadelphia

The pair initially had several weapons charges against them, but those have been amended to include charges for attempted interference with primaries and elections, conspiracy and hindering or delaying performance of a duty, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. → Read More