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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 ...



Chesapeake Public Schools conducts Active Threat Response Training Exercise  13newsnow.com WVEC

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



23 local schools listed among ‘2018’s Best High Schools’  WTKR News 3

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Gas smell leads to Hickory High evacuation  13newsnow.com

The fire department was called out around 8:13 a.m. Students had exited the school, with some placed on school buses while crews investigated.



"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 ...



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.



Western Branch resident is committed to protecting drivers  Virginian-Pilot

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



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.



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

School division leaders have come up with three rezoning proposals that would affect some middle and high schools. The proposals aim to ease overcrowding ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

HIGH SCHOOLS ORIENTATION AND OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE.



Ches. schools investigating photos of possible student wearing KKK costume  13newsnow.com

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Two photos posted on Instagram are making their rounds on social media, prompting angry comments. The pictures depict a pair ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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

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



Chesapeake family remembers teen who died after collapsing at Hickory High  wtkr.com

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



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

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.



Chesapeake School Board votes no to rezoning attendance zones  wtkr.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Chesapeake parents say they will keep fighting school redistricting  WAVY-TV

They lost the battle, but some Chesapeake parents vow the war over school rezoning is not over.



Chesapeake high school athletes don costumes and play ball to help an autistic little girl with cancer  Virginian-Pilot

Eight-year-old Madalynn Mosier, who is autistic, was diagnosed with cancer in June. Last week, athletes from two local high schools gathered to compete in a ...



#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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Registered sex offender arrested near Hickory High School  wtkr.com

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



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 ...



Car accident causes early morning power outage in Chesapeake  wtkr.com

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



Chesapeake man accused of killing family members waives preliminary hearing  wtkr.com

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



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 ...



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

Juul e-cigarettes were developed to help people quit smoking, and some tout its benefits. But the culture of non-smokers using the device has raised the ...



VA Has 103 Of Americas Best High Schools In 2018, US News Says  Old Town Alexandria, VA Patch

Virginia's Best Schools According To US News - Old Town Alexandria, VA - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.



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.



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 ...



Man charged in murder of father and brother in Chesapeake  wtkr.com

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 ...



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.



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 ...



Comets golf team qualifies for state tournament on Monday  YourGV.com

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.



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 ...



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.



‘Uphill climb’ continues for Chesapeake native, Mets captain David Wright  WTKR News 3

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - As Major League Baseball players hit the field this week to prepare for the 2017 season, Chesapeake native David Wright's future is not ...



Grandparents give possible motive in shooting of father, brother: 'He was ashamed'  WAVY-TV

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) -- The grandparents of a 20-year-old man accused of killing his father and brother say they believe he opened fire because he was ...



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 ...



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.



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. The professor felt that Taylor, a then-student at Christopher Newport ...



Norfolk man killed in DUI crash remembered as caring, full of life  WAVY-TV

A St. Louis man is facing charges for a crash in Memphis, Tennessee that killed a 23-year-old from Norfolk and injured eight others.



"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.



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 ...



After a trial by fire, Burney is settling in on Virginia's defensive line  The Daily Progress

Richard Burney spent his first two seasons on Grounds at tight end. Two weeks before last season's Military Bowl appearance, UVa head coach Bronco ...



Photos Of Students In KKK Robes Performing Nazi Salutes At Halloween Party Sparks Investigation  BET

A school in Chesapeake, Virginia, has opened an investigation after two photos posted to Instagram appear to show a student dressed in a KKK robe and doing ...



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

Zachary Toothman pleaded guilty Friday to killing his father and brother and trying to kill his mother at the family's Great Bridge home. The 21-year-old faces a ...



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.



"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 ...



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

Track results from Southeastern District regular-season meet.



Western Branch's Conner Butler following his brother's lead  Virginian-Pilot

Kyle Butler was a standout second baseman at Western Branch, helping the Bruins win the Group 6A state championship in 2014. Three years later, Connor ...



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.



Schools announce snow makeup days across Hampton Roads  13newsnow.com

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



Chesapeake's David Wright treasures World Series debut  WAVY-TV

Hickory High School graduate David Wright of the New York Mets is treasuring his World Series debut.



Vance S. Goode, retired insurance executive and Baltimore native, dies  Baltimore Sun

Vance S. Goode, retired president of Tidewater Insurance Associates, who later worked as an Eastern Shore bookseller, died April 29 from heart failure at ...



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 ...



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

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.



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 ...



Meet the 200 Virginians in the military who have died since 9/11  Virginian-Pilot

Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, 200 people from Virginia have died while supporting military operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The Virginian-Pilot is ...



Six Hampton Roads teens to be spotlighted at Smithfield concert series Aug. 7  Virginian-Pilot

Six exceptionally talented young people from throughout Hampton Roads will be showcased at the upcoming Terrific Teens Talent Recital Aug. 7 in Smithfield.



David Wright and Michael Cuddyer have long-standing connection  Newsday

David Wright was only 14 when he first shadowed Michael Cuddyer. In the course of that year, so many scenes unfolded just like this one, two days after the ...



Chesapeake club teaches rowing for health and relaxation  Virginian-Pilot

The Juniper Rowing Club, located in Great Bridge, offers individuals rowing classes, competition or just plain old relaxing days on the water.



Graduating seniors continue to honor classmate’s memory  wtkr.com

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



Meet Myles Henderson  wtkr.com

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 ...



Joseph Christensen Regan  Martha's Vineyard Times

Joseph Christensen Regan, age 29, died tragically on April 6, 2017, in Purcellville, Va., in a motorcycle accident. Born Dec. 4,1987, in Portland, Maine, ...



2017 757Teamz baseball preview: Top teams, storylines and more  Virginian-Pilot

A trio of .400 hitters and strong pitchers are returning for First Colonial, which was 19-3 last year.



The Pilot's annual bazaar guide is here  Virginian-Pilot

Just as the leaves begin to change colors, The Pilot's annual fall bazaar guide is here to help you plan for fall festivals, crafts shows and more.



NALP offers background on Monsanto Roundup court case  Lawn & Landscape

NALP's statement includes details contractors can share with employees or customers who have questions.



Mosquito Joe sold to Dwyer Franchising  Lawn & Landscape

Buzz Franchise Brands sold its mosquito control company Mosquito Joe to Dwyer Franchising LLC (Dwyer Group), a parent company for home services brands.



After a storied career, Chesapeake's Chelsie Schweers heads to USA South Hall of Fame  WAVY-TV

NEWPORT NEWS (WAVY) - Near the tail-end of her time at Hickory High School, Chelsie Schweers was in contact with a number of big-name Division I ...



Virginia Beach man attends Seahawks mini-camp after training for 5 years  wtkr.com

Giavanni Ruffin is on the 90-man roster for the Seattle Seahawks and is at mini-camp right now.



The Jay Horwitz Show, Co-Starring Generations of Mets  The New York Times

The ultimate team lifer has a new role after decades as the Mets' public-relations director, a run during which he mentored Darryl Strawberry and endured John ...



Whatever happened to ... the teenage racer with NASCAR dreams  Virginian-Pilot

The Pilot called Joey Cohen one of the area's most talented teenage race car drivers in the state in 2000. But his NASCAR aspirations took a different course ...



After clearing permit hurdles, the Great Bridge Pumpkin Patch is up and running  Virginian-Pilot

The Great Bridge Pumpkin Patch started out small, with a few dozen pumpkins, a bounce house and a couple of rocking horses that John Biddle fashioned out of ...



Virginia Tech wrestler dies in apparent swimming accident  Roanoke Times

Darren Hankins was swimming at a quarry in Montgomery County.



Sportswrap Vault: 2004, David Wright with the Norfolk Tides  WAVY-TV

The Sportswrap Vault goes back to 2004 when David Wright made his debut with the Norfolk Tides.



ODU swim alum launches Virginia Beach startup with pace clock that does the math of swim training for you  Virginian-Pilot

Swimnerd, a company founded by former ODU swimmer and coach Nate Tschohl with his friend and fellow swimmer George Rector, wants to bring swim ...



Baseball | Nansemond River tops Indian River to earn state tourney berth  Virginian-Pilot

Nansemond River's Jarret Henderson throws six efficient innings to lead the Warriors to a 5-1 victory over Indian River in a 5A South Region semifinal.



Do it for the team: High school runner gets spiked in the face and still finishes  Canadian Running Magazine

Cameron Riedy took a hard fall during the 4x800m relay at the New Balance indoor nationals meet and still finished despite a bloody face and singlet.



All-Tidewater Baseball Player of the Year: Nansemond River's Michael Blanchard  Virginian-Pilot

Michael Blanchard, a senior pitcher who has signed with Old Dominion, is Nansemond River's first All-Tidewater Baseball Player of the Year since the award ...



Freshmen Girls National Indoor Rankings: Jordan Sales Approaching Sub 7 In 55 Dash  milesplit.com

Check out the top 100 freshmen girls national indoor rankings by event as of December 26th. Jordan Sales of J.H. Rose (NC) is already approaching sub 7 ...



Photos | Over 100 years of baseball in Hampton Roads  Virginian-Pilot

The Norfolk Tides open their season on Thursday. Here's a look back, in photos, at the history of baseball in Hampton Roads.



BJ Upton Stats, Fantasy & News  MLB.com

March 19, 2018, Cleveland Indians released LF Melvin Upton Jr.. December 21, 2017, Cleveland Indians signed free agent LF Melvin Upton Jr. to a minor ...



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