Chesapeake Archive

Overturned tractor trailer blocking part of I-464

CHESAPEAKE An overturned tractor trailer is blocking two northbound lanes of Interstate 464. The northbound center, right lane, right shoulder and the entrance and exit ramps near Poindexter Street are closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation website. Traffic is moving through the left lane, but motorists should be prepared for delays.

Chesapeake shopping area enjoying retail rebirth

CHESAPEAKE Drivers whizzing over the Great Bridge Bridge can easily miss it.  It’s the first turn at the southwestern foot of the bridge. Hard to see from Battlefield Boulevard, the sign for Intercoastal Plaza misspells its reference to the Intracoastal Waterway, which runs alongside it.

At Work With | Claude Holloway, Secretary/treasurer, Great Bridge Sewing Center, Chesapeake

As told to Pilot writer Philip Walzer Dad went to work for Singer back in ’61. Then he opened up the store in ’79. I worked here a little bit while I was in college. I started full time when I graduated in 1983.

Navy reservist completes run to honor servicewomen

Nancy Lacore had one number in mind when she began her run from Chesapeake to Arlington, but others popped up along the way. Twenty-five miles a day. More than $30,000 raised. Six ice baths. One very wet stretch of road. It started with 160 women.

Indian River's Wellons shines at his old school

CHESAPEAKE Western Branch celebrated homecoming on Friday night, but it also was a homecoming of sorts for Indian River senior Sidney Wellons. Wellons played at Western Branch for three seasons before transferring to Indian River before the season.

Tailback's record night fuels Oscar Smith's big win

CHESAPEAKE A couple of big runs, a whole lot of yards and a pair of school records - all in an evening's work for Oscar Smith running back Deshawn McClease. The Virginia Tech-bound senior rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries - all in the first half - to set school marks for career rushing and scoring as the Tigers routed Grassfield 48-0.

City of Chesapeake finds home for sick sex offender

CHESAPEAKE Inaccurate diagnosis or divine miracle? Those are the only two answers a Circuit Court judge could come up with for why jail doctors and city social workers said a convicted sex offender and stroke survivor was ready to care for himself.

Task force arrests wanted man in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE A U.S. Marshals-led task force on Friday arrested a man wanted on multiple felony warrants. Antoine Demon Smith, 30, was charged with malicious wounding, robbery, strong armed robbery, assault, and unlawful use of a vehicle.

Best Bets | Reunion prep, War of 1812 and a fall jam

Before you start singing "We Are Family" and "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," learn how to effectively and efficiently plan your next family reunion in Chesapeake.
It's more than onion dip and chips. Where will your family stay? What about meals? How about activities, programs and places to visit? There's a lot to consider.

Driver may have cut off motorcyclist fleeing police

CHESAPEAKE A motorcyclist ran into the back of a Jeep Wrangler last month while fleeing from police, according to court documents. But Trevor Reed - the motorcyclist who was still being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital - might not be the only one to find himself in trouble with the law as a result of the Sept. 27 crash.

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