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Heritage High School senior Jaquan Outlaw was offered a full ride to Virginia Tech -- but he turned it down. Outlaw, who I met at this week's School Board meeting, said that before accepting the offer from Tech, he waited to hear if he'd earned a highly-...
Bacchus, the god of nature and wine, returns Feb. 3 to the Virginia Living Museum for its “Feast of the Elements” music and tasting event. The fundraiser will feature wines from around the world and food selections prepared by area...
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Just three days after a total lunar eclipse, a different sky show begins Tuesday night. The Geminid meteor shower — a barrage of streaking lights that illuminate the sky each December — peaks early Wednesday and Thursday mornings....
While downed trees, limbs and power lines were evident throughout Newport News, there weren't issues with flooding Sunday morning, according to city spokeswoman Karen Gill. Newport News Public Schools and offices will be closed Monday, but there will...
Cooking for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. In past years, Ferguson Corp. has been a leading sponsor, and this year’s event has touched...
++++++++++++++++++++ || A Hampton Roads native, Julie McDade knows not to let her kids dash into the water of local beaches. She walks out with them, alert for the scorn of summer swimmers: jellyfish. || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ ||...
Tags: Hampton Roads, Atlantic Ocean, Weather, Chesapeake Bay, Swimming
The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News offers several butterfly gardening events, including these: Aug. 2 Tuesday Evening Seminar Butterfly Basics Discover the characteristics of butterflies and their relatives, their life cycles and the magic of...
The fawn pictured here is just one of many orphaned or injured native wildlife species Cindy Lakin of Newport News, Va., cares for during the year. When well or old enough, the animals are released back into the wild. If injuries prohibit that, the...
Herpetology assistant, Virginia Living MuseumNorthern Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) are one of the most widely distributed venomous snakes in North America. They occur all throughout Virginia in a variety of habitats, ranging from wetlands to forests, fields, even rocky hillsides. Not...
Tags: Virginia, Animals, Zoology, Science and Technology, Science
Aquarium curator, Virginia Living MuseumDespite the relatively mild winter climate in Virginia, the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are a harsh environment for the animals that inhabit its waters and surrounding habitats. As fall fades to winter, the waning sunlight and ever shortening days...
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