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  1. Buyer beware: Check if the property is in a flood zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Virginian-Pilot

    The Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act, with a few exceptions, essentially says, "Here are some issues you might want to look into." These include whether the property is in a historic district, or a sex offender lives nearby, or whether the home lies in a dam-break inundation zone.

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  2. Maritime industry officials talk about congestionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Virginian-Pilot

    For the second time in nearly three months, maritime stakeholders gathered on Friday to try to get a handle on the congestion affecting cargo movement at the port. The follow-up to a "Port Productivity Summit" held in late October, the more than three-hour session drew about 50 people to the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center.

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  3. Results and way he achieved them speak well of Portsmouth police chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Police Chief Ed Hargis will tell you violent crime has dropped significantly during his time in Portsmouth - but that's not his only focus. He and other police supervisors meet regularly with community groups.

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  4. Missing Portsmouth woman found in Elizabeth RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A body found in the Elizabeth River this afternoon has been identified as a 61-year-old woman who was last seen Sunday night. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., Portsmouth police were called by an employee at the Ocean Marine Yacht Center who spotted the body in the water, said Detective Misty Holley, a police spokeswoman.

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  5. Va. lawmakers take fewer gifts, with some exceptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Virginian-Pilot

    As former Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption trial and conviction played out in 2014, the General Assembly, as a group, accepted fewer gifts, meals and entertainment than the previous year, according to analysis of lawmakers' filings. But some, including nine Hampton Roads legislators, bucked the trend, accepting gifts of greater value in 2014 than they accepted in 2013.

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  6. Students learn how to interact with policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Virginian-Pilot

    This story is a sample from the Portsmouth Currents, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Portsmouth. "Remember: at your age, it takes one thing to ruin your life," Portsmouth police officer A. Washington told a group of students at Norcom High School.

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  7. Sole SurvivorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Robert Edwards has been in the shoe repair business for half a century. His shop is at Alexander's Corner.

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  8. Portsmouth shooting, robbery occur within minutes of each otherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Police are investigating a shooting and a robbery that occurred within minutes of each other, but appear to be unrelated. At 7:33 p.m., Portsmouth officers were called to the 900 block of Effingham St. for a report of shots fired.

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  9. Mom, 11 kids finally find place to call home in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Tywan Jones, 10, is happy to have a place to call home Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Tonya Williams, a single mother of 11 children, lost her place to live in a fire.

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  10. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday closingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Norfolk: Courts, the Commissioner of the Revenue and the Treasurer's Office will be closed today and Monday. Other city offices will be closed Monday.

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  11. Fine dining in Portsmouth is E-ZRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Virginian-Pilot

    I FINALLY DECIDED to get an E-ZPass, so I could travel stress-free through tunnels and along certain expressways, and I took it out for a spin to check out Artisans Bakery & Caf in Portsmouth. The lovingly restored 2,000-square-foot, three-story historic building on Washington Street that is home to Artisans was a single family home in the early 1900s, and then a funeral home from 1940 through 1980.

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  12. General Assembly preview | What to expect from local lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | The Virginian-Pilot

    When Hampton Roads' two dozen state legislators head to Richmond this week for the 2015 General Assembly session, they'll be pushing an array of bills addressing everything from bicycle safety to police profiling to legalized gambling. As of Monday afternoon, the region's delegates and senators had filed 120 pieces of legislation for consideration when the assembly convenes Wednesday.

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  13. Memories of Portsmouth's black movie houses lingerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The marquee and facade of the old Lyric theatre today, far right, at 907 High St. The building was purchased by Club DePorres, far left. Pamela Nichols This story is a sample from the Portsmouth Currents, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Portsmouth.

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  14. About 1,600 without power in PortsmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | The Virginian-Pilot

    About 1,600 Dominion Virginia Power customers remained without electricity shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, according to a company spokeswoman. The outage, which was first reported about 9:20 p.m., was caused by a downed wire near George Washington Highway just south of Frederick Boulevard, the spokeswoman said.

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  15. This year's flu is hitting hard in VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Flu activity in Virginia has been at widespread levels for four weeks, and is expected to hit its fifth in a few days The flu has killed three children, which is in the typical range for this point in the season. Two of the children were from the eastern part of the state, which includes Hampton Roads, and the most recent one was from the northern region.

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  16. New Suffolk homeowner has much to be grateful forRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Virginian-Pilot

    "Home is where memories are made," said Malika Traynham, right, enjoying her new home with twin children, Kia and Qadree Willis. James Thomas Jr. This story is a sample from the Suffolk Sun, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Thursday in Suffolk.

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  17. A gathering of thanks and remembrance in ChesapeakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Bea Garvin, left, and Kathryn Reynolds participate in the fifth annual Homeless Awareness Candlelight Vigil, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Heron's Landing in Chesapeake. The event included prayers, speakers, a proclamation from Mayor Alan Krasnoff, a moment of silence and candle-lighting.

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  18. Federal suit filed to challenge Va. state districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | The Virginian-Pilot

    Voters in a dozen Virginia House of Delegates districts have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a legislative map that they say illegally concentrates African Americans voters and therefore dilutes their influence. The lawsuit - first reported by the political blog Blue Virginia - was filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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  19. Region's trash disposal picture ought to be getting more attractiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The process is simple and automatic. Families collect trash around the house each week.

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  20. Virginia fights disparities in teacher qualityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Virginian-Pilot

    The Virginia Department of Education must increase the number of highly qualified teachers in poor and minority schools, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Education. The federal Education Department gathered statistics from each state and the District of Columbia to compare the quality of teachers in schools with high concentrations of poor and minority students to more affluent schools and those serving mostly white students.

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