Lt. Governor Ralph Northam: An LGBT Ally Legend

Written by Kirsten Bokenkamp on .

There’s a lot for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians to be celebrating this year. As Virginians raise a glass to gaining the freedom to marry, and come together to create more positive change, it’s important to remember and honor the extraordinary people who work hard every day to make Virginia a place that is welcoming and inclusive. 

Video: Lost Norfolk Architecture

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There's a whole brilliant city that's already been torn down, never to return, here in Norfolk.

Rolling Toward the Future of Norfolk on Two Wheels

Written by BC Wilson on .

About 3 years ago I wrote a piece for AltDaily where I presented a Google map created by local bicycle enthusiasts. It’s purpose was to provide a place for cyclists to inscribe their favorite routes through the city in order to inform others of how we were getting around. After a few months, thanks to a number of contributors, we had the beginnings of an interesting route map.

Benefits of Restored Chesapeake Bay at $130B Annually, According to CBF Report

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A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Bay, is fully implemented. The Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake also reveals that in Virginia those annual benefits will approach $50 billion.

Letter: Ebola and Compassion in the 757

Written by Christine Marie Rucker on .

There’s news that moves us for better and worse, and there is news we can only watch passively. We watched the details documenting the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria are the main victims of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. 

Local History: The Wreck of the Jennie Hall

Written by Leslie A. Clements on .

A nor’easter bore down on the coast of Princess Anne County, now Virginia Beach, on December 20, 1900. That night a schooner named the Jennie Hall traveled up Virginia’s coast and into the storm’s path, and one of the most heroic rescues in Virginia’s history followed.

Elizabeth River Crossings: A Tunnels Update

Written by Penny Neef on .

Fall is here. Time marches on, and so does the progress on the new Midtown Tunnel, the refurbishing of the Downtown Tunnel and the new Martin Luther King (MLK) extension through Portsmouth.

Getting to Know the ODU Flash Flood Moonwalker

Written by Adrienne Mayfield on .

Old Dominion University sophomore Christian Cabigas, 19, went viral with a video of his flash flood backwards shuffle on Kaufman Mall on Sept. 8. The video was shot by Maria Creamer, 22, the Mace & Crown’s arts and entertainment editor.

Breaking free from the Chains: Coming out as Transgender

Written by Kirsten Bokenkamp on .

“Living in the closet is like living in chains and shackles, and when you finally come out and make your disclosure, it’s like the chains and shackles have come off and out of the dungeon and you’re in the beautiful and bright sunlight – and you finally get to be who you are. I never understood how significant that was until I went through the transition." 

- Donna Price, Hampton Roads resident and U.S. Navy veteran who recently transitioned to living fully as a woman.

Registered Apprenticeship Expo Returns to SCOPE Arena

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The City of Norfolk, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), and the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (VTC) are co-sponsoring "SCOPE YOUR FUTURE," a Registered Apprenticeship Expo on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Norfolk Scope Arena from 3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

1st Chelsea West Fest to Benefit Hope House Foundation

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Hope House Foundation invites everyone to Chelsea, Norfolk’s newest beer, food, retail and fun district, for the very first Chelsea West Fest on October 4. It will be a full-day celebration including music, vintage cars, food trucks and more.