When George Baker became an Eagle Scout back in 1959 he never imagined his son and grandsons would one day follow in his footsteps. Baker, 70, a Great Bridge resident, became an Eagle Scout in Philadelphia when he was just 14. He described the award, which is hard to achieve and is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts of America, as the "ultimate goal in Scouting."
Robbie VanHolten grabs life by the horns, while his younger sister, Katelyn, is prone to rope it. The Hickory teens ride rodeo, talking about roping calves, wrestling steers, and racing horses around barrels the way peers discuss high gaming scores or driving to the mall. If there was a time the VanHoltens didn't ride horses, they don't remember.
CHESAPEAKE Six people were displaced and a dog perished in a fire Sunday night in the 1100 block of Park Ave. The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. and firefighters found heavy smoke and flames at the three-story building that had been divided into three apartments, according to a news release from fire officials. The blaze was out shortly after 3 a.m.
CHESAPEAKE Dollar Tree execs said they wouldn’t answer questions about the company’s proposed purchase of Family Dollar Stores Inc. during their third-quarter earnings conference call last week. But that didn’t stop one dogged analyst.
Great Bridge Albert Lewis has been helping people in the community feel better through the use of herbal medicine for many years, but it was the practice itself that literally saved his life years ago. "I was a stone cold junkie and alcoholic," admitted Lewis of his 20-year habit. He also smoked 2-1/2 packs of cigarettes a day.
CHESAPEAKE A Chesapeake woman who molested two young children on camera was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison - four times as much as three other women convicted in the same child porn scheme. The main difference between 23-year-old Kanealeen Latouche and the three: She was convicted in state court and the others in federal court.
Western Branch Members of the Western Branch High School marching band were first on the field at Art Brandriff Stadium Nov. 8. As host school for the Band of Champions Marching Band Competition, their long night was just beginning.
Dollar Tree Inc. on Thursday reported a robust third quarter, with earnings per share of 69 cents, topping analysts' predictions of 64 cents.
That represented a 19 percent increase from the 58-cent figure from the same quarter last year.
The former president and the former treasurer of the Chesapeake letter carriers union separately stole thousands of dollars from the organization, according to court documents. Jeffrey P. Jones, the 65-year-old ex-president, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $7,600. He is to be sentenced March 3 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
Local artist Ken Wright's work now is included in the private collections of two U.S. Presidents - a Democrat and a Republican.
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