Chemres to expand resin production operation in Chesapeake

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday, Nov. 6, that Chemres, a global supplier of commodity and engineering resins, will invest $3 million to expand its resin production operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will purchase additional machinery and equipment. Virginia successfully competed against Florida for the project, which will create 16 new jobs. … Continue reading


Norfolk Disaster Recovery Center opens for Hurricane Matthew assistance
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Norfolk Disaster Recovery Center opens for Hurricane Matthew assistance

Survivors who have damages from Hurricane Matthew are urged to visit the newly opened Norfolk Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to register, apply for recovery assistance, and have their questions answered. The center opened at noon Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 and is located in the City of Norfolk Work Force Development Center building on Little Creek … Continue reading

Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

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Work to begin on expansion of jail in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Workers are getting ready to break ground on an expansion of the Chesapeake jail. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2bZmFrK ) that the city will break ground Monday on the 47,282 square-foot building that will stand adjacent to the existing jail and house 192 inmates. The building will house inmates who are considered … Continue reading

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Police: 6 dead in apparent domestic murder-suicide

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Six members of a Virginia family that friends and neighbors called religious and hard-working were killed in an apparent murder-suicide after a failed negotiation, police said Thursday. Chesapeake police said they believe Cameron Dooley, 26, killed his parents, brother, sister and another relative before killing himself after an hours-long negotiation with … Continue reading

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Chesapeake man indicted for smuggling weapons silencers

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 42-year-old Chesapeake man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for smuggling firearm silencers into the United States from Canada. Benjamin Lloyd Fisher was indicted Wednesday. Prosecutors say Fisher bought the silencers from someone in Canada. Authorities say they found six complete silencers and two silencer parts at Fisher’s … Continue reading