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Tuesday's highlights | Zach Dzarnowski’s single in the bottom of the eleventh lifts top-ranked Hickory  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory 7, Western Branch 6. Zach Dzarnowski's single scored Jonny Pascale in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the top-ranked Hawks outlasted No.

A tough lesson at Hickory High  Virginian-Pilot

In a two-day program at Hickory High last week, juniors and seniors got a rude awakening about the results of bad decisions regarding teenage drinking and ...

Hickory baseball hopes for second state title in six years

The Hawks will hit the field at 10 a.m. Thursday at Glen Allen High School in Richmond.

Hickory, Maury post shutouts for Class 5 Region A girls soccer quarterfinal victories  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory blanked Gloucester 5-0 and Maury beat Warwick 4-0 in the Class 5 Region A girls soccer quarterfinals on Wednesday at Hickory.

Wednesday top highlights: Hall and Scanlon's RBI singles lead the No. 9 Grizzlies past No. 2 Hickory  Virginian-Pilot

Connor Hall and Logan Scanlon both had two-out RBI singles in the top of the third and the No. 9 Grizzlies defeated the No. 2 Hawks.

Chesapeake Public Schools conducts Active Threat Response Training Exercise WVEC

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Chesapeake Public Schools partnered with Chesapeake Police and Fire Departments to conduct an active threat situation for school ...

Hickory boys and girls fall in Class 5 soccer quarterfinals  Virginian-Pilot

Douglas Freeman wins 2-0 in girls soccer, while Mills Godwin topped the Hawks 6-0 in boys soccer.

Oscar Smith High addition almost done, Hickory Middle expansion underway  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake is working on several multi-million dollar school construction projects: Additions to Oscar Smith High, Hickory Middle and B.M. Williams Primary, ...

Baseball Buzz | Hickory stays hot at the right time, plus high fives, match-ups, records  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory is hot at the right time with the postseason just around the corner. But the Hawks aren't the only team playing well as Kellam, Princess Anne, Salem, ...

Chesapeake high school alumni surprise retiring chorus director WVEC

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — After nearly 30 years on the job Natalie Robertson is retiring as Chorus Director at Deep Creek High School. When word spread that she ...

New principal named for Chesapeake's Hickory High School  Virginian-Pilot

Amber Dortch will take over as Hickory High School principal, effective July 1. Dortch has served as head of Hugo Owens Middle in Chesapeake.

Hickory High School celebrates 20 years  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory Hawks have been soaring high and wide since the high school opened 20 years ago. Although they came from other local high schools – as a way to ...

Hickory High one of 7 schools in Virginia to earn Blue Ribbon status  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory High School was recently recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for maintaining academic ...

Chesapeake’s David Wright released from Mets roster, will join team’s front office  WTKR News 3

The Hickory High School product officially ends his playing days, will begin his role as a Special Advisor.

Boiler malfunction prompts temporary evacuation at Hickory High School  Virginian-Pilot

The school was evacuated for fear of a gas leak, but the source turned out to be an HVAC boiler, said Capt. Scott Saunders.

From Hickory High to the Mets: David Wright bids New York farewell  WTKR News 3

NEW YORK CITY — Hampton Roads native David Wright walked off Citi Field to a standing ovation Saturday night for the last time, donning a Mets jersey we ...

"You should be ashamed": Parents outraged by Chesapeake School Board's decision to rezone 6 schools  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake's School Board on Monday night approved rezoning plans that will effect six schools. That 9-0 vote angered many in the audience, who had said at ...

Ocean Lakes, Hickory and Great Bridge focus on state baseball titles after long layoff  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory, Ocean Lakes and Great Bridge baseball teams received some unexpected time off. Now they have a shot to win state tiles and graduate on the same ...

Hickory schools are overcrowded, and it's going to get worse. But the obvious solution is the least popular.  Virginian-Pilot

Since 2012, Chesapeake's City Council has approved plans for 4000 apartments, condos and homes on more than 800 acres. The new housing could bring as ...

Chesapeake schools have 3 rezoning plans for overcrowding. Here are the pros and cons.  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake school leaders have laid out three rezoning options that would fix some of their crowding issues. The School Board is expected to decide next ...

23 local schools listed among ‘2018’s Best High Schools’

Of the 28813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized.

Chesapeake schools says it's taken "appropriate action" about KKK photos  Virginian-Pilot

Some recent social media posts showing people wearing Ku Klux Klan attire have angered many people in Chesapeake. The school system says it became ...

Chesapeake native, former Mets star David Wright among four inductees into Tidewater Baseball Shrine  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. (Tides Communications) – The Norfolk Tides announced Sam Allen, Wayne Gomes, Tony Guzzo and David Wright will be inducted into the ...

Two-A-Days | Hickory starts new era under Brown  Virginian-Pilot

Donnell Brown takes over at his alma mater after a three-year stint at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg.

Hickory's Mason Dunaway doesn't have much to prove anymore. He's the Player of the Year.  Virginian-Pilot

Mason Dunaway becomes the third Hawks player to receive the award in the past five seasons joining Connor Eason in 2015 and Hunter Gregory in 2017.

Chesapeake schools are weighing 4 options for rezoning  Virginian-Pilot

Opinions are mixed on how to handle enrollment at schools in the fast-growing southern part of the city. The School Board is considering rezoning areas around ...

VHSL schedules makeup dates for baseball, softball state tournaments  Virginian-Pilot

The Virginia High School League announced Monday afternoon the times for this week's baseball and softball state tournaments.

Chesapeake High Schools orientation schedules announced | Public Schools  Virginian-Pilot


Western Branch dethrones region champ Grassfield, heads to Class 6 state tournament  WAVY-TV

Western Branch dethroned four-time defending region champion Grassfield 5-3 in ten innings, and is headed to the Class 6 state tournament.

Va. School District Investigating Photos That Allegedly Show Students Wearing KKK Robe, Giving Nazi Salute  The Root

Photos circulating that allegedly show Virginia high school students throwing up the Nazi salute, including one wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe, have prompted an ...

Registered sex offender arrested near Hickory High School

Police have arrested a man after receiving a call about a suspicious person walking around the area near Hickory High School.

Chesapeake School Board OKs rezoning plan that will impact 6 schools  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake's School Board on Monday night backed rezoning plans that will impact six schools. The changes take effect next fall, but students currently in a ...

Western Branch resident is committed to protecting drivers  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake State Farm rep Allison Plante wants to keep drivers safe.

Teens dress up as KKK, post photos on social media  W*USA 9

Students from Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Va. dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan and posted photos of it on social media, prompting an ...

Chesapeake students glorified the KKK on social media. Where are their parents?  Virginian-Pilot

The KKK is a hate group with no redeeming value, and maybe now's the time for teachers and parents to remind students about its violent, racist history, writes ...

Hickory High School cheer squad competes in VHSL Region One Competition

Chesapeake, Va. - The Hawks cheerleading squad of Hickory High School competed in the VHSL Regional One Cheer leading Competition. The Hawks placed ...

Chesapeake family remembers teen who died after collapsing at Hickory High

A Chesapeake family is remembering their teenage son who died after collapsing at Hickory High School last week.

Chesapeake’s David Wright set to play for Mets  WAVY-TV

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said that third baseman David Wright will return for the team's final homestand on Sept. 29. The Mets said that they plan ...

Governor’s School students add a touch of Virginia to Washington’s Christmas trees  Virginian-Pilot

Ornaments created by Governor's School for the Arts students will make their debut Wednesday at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in ...

Hickory's Drew Stanley settles down, leads Hawks to Class 5 state semifinals  Virginian-Pilot

The Hawks starter got locked in after giving up an RBI single in the first inning, retiring the next 11 batters to help lead the Hawks to a 3-1 victory.

In sync: Hickory crew in recruiting, fundraising mode  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory crew is in an odd position this summer. The team, affiliated with Hickory High School but not technically a school-sponsored team, is tasked with not only ...

High school launches investigation into racist image possibly showing student in KKK outfits  New York Daily News

Two racist Instagram photos have sparked outrage at a Virginia high school, prompting an investigation.

Hickory town meeting dominated by development concerns  Virginian-Pilot

More than 150 area residents turned out for the community meeting, held Feb. 7 at Hickory High School.

The Pilot's annual fall bazaar guide has arrived  Virginian-Pilot

FALL HAS ARRIVED, and that means it's time for craft shows and festivals. It also means The Pilot's annual bazaar guide is here to help you locate your latest ...

Chesapeake School Board votes no to rezoning attendance zones

The School Board voted Monday against rezoning attendance zones, according to a Chesapeake Public Schools official. The proposal was voted down four to ...

Class of 2019 | The Top 50 high school football recruits in South Hampton Roads  Virginian-Pilot

A look back at The Pilot's preseason ranking of the Top 50 football players in the Class of 2019. Rankings were based on 2017 season performance, the 2018 ...

Chesapeake School Board approves two rezoning plans  WAVY-TV

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- Parents erupted in anger during the Chesapeake School Board meeting Monday night, after board members voted unanimously ...

Several new principals taking over today at Chesapeake schools  Virginian-Pilot

New principals are taking over July 1 at several Chesapeake public schools. Among them is Amber Dortch, who takes the helm at Hickory High.

#TBT: Mets' David Wright is 'hard working and dedicated,' just like at Hickory High  USA TODAY High School Sports

When David Wright was named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA baseball team in 2001, he was asked to describe himself. “Hard-working and ...

Ocean Lakes wins extra-inning thriller, qualifies for Class 6 state tournament  WAVY-TV

At times, it seemed like the game would never end.

N.C. artist makes pots from Currituck clay and Corolla wild horse hair  Virginian-Pilot

Mike Middleton has a passion for digging up clay from his neighbor's pasture and turning it into wildly popular, one-of-a-kind pots decorated with Corolla wild ...

Jeron Snellinger's pitching sends Hickory past Maury in region baseball semifinals  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory coach Hank Kraft wanted Jeron Snellinger to eat some innings and give the Hawks a chance to win Monday's Class 5 Region A South baseball ...

High school scoreboard | Thursday's scores and highlights, Friday's schedule  Virginian-Pilot

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.

Tuesday's scoreboard | Fowler nets 7 goals for the Dolphins in TCIS quarterfinal plus scores, highlights, Wednesday's schedule  Virginian-Pilot

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.

Tennis, anyone? Chesapeake educators initiate new programs at Greenbrier Country Club  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake teachers Matt and Fallon Graham have taken over and breathed new life into the tennis program at Greenbrier Country Club – and their offerings ...

Hickory ties for third at Class 5 state golf tournament  Virginian-Pilot

Deep Run continued its domination of the Class 5 state golf tournament on Monday, cruising to a fourth consecutive title at Magnolia Green Golf Club near ...

Man charged in murder of father and brother in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A 20-year old man shot and killed his brother and father on Sunday, according to court documents. The man's mother was hurt, but has ...

Ciara Sivels becomes the first Black woman to get her doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from University  The Michigan Daily

Throughout much of her life, Ciara Sivels had dreams of becoming a chef. Now she is the first Black woman to get a doctoral degree in Nuclear Engineering from ...

High school golf preview | Pair of brothers lead Kellam to the top  Virginian-Pilot

The Knights lost Cam Barackman to graduation after their 12-0 regular season and second-place finish in last year's Class 6 state tournament. But brothers ...

Laurel Anne “LA” Darden promoted to branch manager  The Outer Banks Voice

First Bank is pleased to announce that Laurel Anne (LA) Darden has been promoted as branch manager at the bank's Kill Devil Hills location. “We are thrilled to ...

Best Bets | Chesapeake abounds with seasonal events  Virginian-Pilot

Join in the 22nd annual observance and commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge Saturday and Sunday at Battlefield Park South, 120 Reservation Road by ...

2017 High School Golf Preview  Virginian-Pilot

Top 5 teams in South Hampton Roads. 1. Kellam. Duo of senior Cam Barackman and Leonard Park, a junior, gives Knights a formidable one-two punch, and ...

Wednesday's scoreboard | Georgo's second-half goal lifts Norfolk Collegiate plus scores, highlights, Thursday's schedule  Virginian-Pilot

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.

Juul — an e-cig alternative for smokers — under scrutiny as beacon to youth  Daily Press

Shannon Butler didn't know what it was when she first found one in York High School last school year. “I thought it was a USB drive,” the principal said.

Virginia's graduation rate tops 91 percent, and Chesapeake beats the state average  Virginian-Pilot

Graduation rates climbed a bit higher in Virginia with the class of 2016, state officials announced Wednesday. The rate for students graduating in four years ...

Hickory High School athlete becomes 1st to earn girls lacrosse scholarship  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Since she was 5 years old, Victoria Eckard has had basketball in her blood.

Virginia man sentenced for killing his father, brother  CBS News

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Virginia man who admitted to killing his father and brother and seriously injuring his mother has been sentenced to life in prison.

10 things: Hampton Roads ties to the NLCS  Daily Press

David Wright and Michael Cuddyer both grew up in Chesapeake, Va. Now they are teammates on the New York Mets and two games away from the World ...

Grassfield ace shuts down top-ranked Hickory  Virginian-Pilot

In the offseason, Grassfield ace Garrett Stallings resolved to pitch deeper into games. He achieved that goal Friday night against No. 1 Hickory in an early ...

Hickory High graduate volunteering in violence-torn Ukraine with the Peace Corps  Virginian-Pilot

Late last year, Kelly Corrigan, a 2011 Hickory High graduate, started a Peace Corps teaching program that will have her in Ukraine until the end of next year.

STIHL Manufacturing Summer Camp finishes seventh year  Lawn & Landscape

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The seventh annual STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp was held on July 28, 2018 at the STIHL Inc. campus in Virginia ...

Chesapeake man accused of killing family members waives preliminary hearing

Zachary Toothman will be in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

My Greatest High School Moment: David Wright  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - This is one in a series of stories from college and pro athletes about their greatest high school moments and how it helped them reach the ...

Chesapeake's Teacher of the Year recalls the words that changed his life  Virginian-Pilot

A simple lunch with a college professor changed the course of Jahkari Taylor's life.

Even without a winning streak, Oscar Smith remains the team to beat in the Southeast District  Virginian-Pilot

After more than a decade of dominance, some dents finally showed in Oscar Smith's armor last season. The Tigers suffered their first Southeastern District loss ...

Car accident causes early morning power outage in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va – More than 600 customers were without power after emergency dispatchers say a car crashed into a power pole Tuesday morning, near the ...

Comets golf team qualifies for state tournament on Monday

For the third year in a row the Halifax County High School will play in the Virginia High School League Class 5 State Golf Tournament.

Hickory's Hunter Gregory named All-Tidewater baseball Player of the Year  Virginian-Pilot

Gregory compiled a 0.54 ERA and struck out 79 batters over 55 innings while finishing 7-2 – both losses were 1-0.

"My heart will be forever broken": At Chesapeake funeral for officer and his son, loved ones and law enforcement pay tribute  Virginian-Pilot

Michael and Matthew Toothman were killed in their home. Zachary Toothman faces charges. Almost 2000 friends, first responders, community members and city ...

9 Old Dominion Aquatic Club Seniors to Swim in College in 2018-19  SwimSwam

The Old Dominion Aquatic Club has nine graduating seniors who will be swimming in college this fall.

Track | Southeastern District meet results | 757Teamz Track & Field  Virginian-Pilot

Track results from Southeastern District regular-season meet.

Local teens battle for glory at regional robotics competition in Portsmouth  Virginian-Pilot

As teams fought for points on a soccer field across from Churchland High School on Saturday afternoon, many more battled inside the school's gym for a ...

Graduating seniors continue to honor classmate’s memory

Recent graduates of Hickory High School honored a classmate who died only weeks before their graduation ceremony on Thursday.

Zachary Toothman pleads guilty to murdering his father and brother, attempting to murder mother

A 21-year-old Chesapeake man accused of killing his father, brother and trying to kill his mother pleaded guilty in court Friday to all six charges against him.

Great Bridge, Western Branch baseball will host charity Halloween games  Virginian-Pilot

The Wildcats will play Hickory in a scrimmage Oct. 25, while Western Branch's annual intrasquad Halloween game is Oct. 30.

Thursday's roundup | No. 7 Hickory girls surge past Nansemond River in second half  Virginian-Pilot

Ashley Trotter had two of the Hawks' three goals – all coming after halftime of their 3-1 win over the Warriors.

Volleyball | All-Southeastern District teams  Virginian-Pilot

Boys volleyball. All-Southeastern District. Player of the Year: Cole Bogner, Hickory. Coach of the Year: Matt Lawrence, Indian River. First team. Cole Bogner ...

Baseball | 4 Great Bridge players named first-team all-region  Virginian-Pilot

The Wildcats' Caleb Elder, Chase Miller, Bre Harden and Parker Russell were first-team selections. Elder was named first team at pitcher and designated hitter.

“Zach, what are you doing? I love you": As son pleads guilty, details of fatal Chesapeake family shooting revealed  Virginian-Pilot

Zachary Toothman waves to his mother, Susie Toothman, as he enters the court for his preliminary hearing today on charges he killed his father and brother and ...

"Messiah" performance is a gift to the Chesapeake community  Virginian-Pilot

A volunteer choir will assemble Dec. 16 to carry on what's become a Chesapeake tradition: the 10th annual performance of Handel's Messiah.

Police: 113 school threats, 52 arrests in Hampton Roads since Parkland shooting  WAVY-TV

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Police departments across the region have investigated 113 threats at schools and arrested 52 juveniles since the Feb.

Baseball | Stat standouts this week  Virginian-Pilot

Great Bridge's Caleb Elder has a team-leading 13 RBIs and on the mound has five wins with a 1.76 ERA.

Young artists shine at Hampton Roads Student Gallery competition  Virginian-Pilot

Haiden Daniels may not have won first place at this year's Hampton Roads Student Gallery, but his work did garner some interesting responses at the awards ...

Tony Stein | Andrea Vail takes the helm of the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation  Virginian-Pilot

Andreas Vail is the new administrator of the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation, a nonprofit lending a financial helping hand to the school ...

Kempsville and Hickory to meet for Atlantic tournament title  Virginian-Pilot

A 1-0 loss to Kempsville during the regular season still rankles – so much that Hickory coach Hank Kraft is still talking about leaving 16 runners on base, still ...

Friday's roundup | Great Bridge beats Hickory in top-five baseball duel  Virginian-Pilot

Landon Higgerson scattered six hits and struck out six over 6.1 innings in the Wildcats' win.

Schools announce snow makeup days across Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- School districts across Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina saw several days of closures following January winter storms ...

When Miles Hoyle discovered the accordion, it was a perfect match  Virginian-Pilot

Miles Hoyle loved music, but he couldn't sing, and he thought playing his guitar alone was boring. That's when he discovered the accordion.

2 wanted in connection to Magruder Blvd. shooting in Hampton  WAVY-TV

Police say the shooting happened near Magruder Boulevard and Floyd Thompson Boulevard in Hampton.

Meet Myles Henderson

Most weekdays on Coast Live you will get a weather update from Myles. When the meteorologist joined WTKR in 2010 it was a homecoming for the Chesapeake ...

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