Friday, April 19, 2024

ICYMI: Increasing depth, lightning strikes, Beach Breach, school safety, not the first choice, and more

Deeper, wider

The Norfolk Harbor and its channels are currently 50 feet deep, according to the Corps of Engineers. However, the dredging project will take the channels to 55 feet deep and widen the channels to allow for two-way traffic of ultra-large container vessels. READ MORE.

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2018/07/07/hampton-roads-is-one-step-closer-to-a-deeper-wider-port-heres-what-that-means-for-you/

Flash danger

While fatalities because of lightning strikes are minimal – there have been only three in the state during the past 10 years – it doesn’t negate the danger lightning poses. READ MORE.

July is the most dangerous month for lightning strikes. Here’s why

Beach Breach Weekly

Authorities are asking anyone with information about any of these people to contact Virginia Beach Crime Solvers. Here’s last week’s list.

Beach Breach Weekly: Four schemers and a wildcard

School safety

After a thorough review of data from two community meetings, an online town hall, school tours and staff interviews, the panel presented its 11 recommendations to the School Board. READ MORE.

Remember that Blue Ribbon panel in April to address school safety? Here are their recommendations

Not the first choice

One reason the aquarium went nearly a year without an official director is because a different candidate — from Canada — was originally offered the job as aquarium director nearly six months ago. READ MORE.

The city manager’s appointee for aquarium director was not the first pick. It was a Canadian. Here’s what happened

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Cold beer and warm welcome: This is The Taphouse Grill in Ghent

After 23 years, new owners, professional photographer Adelaide Rooney and ODU engineering graduate, Parker Harrington, have taken over. Along with them come a bounty of new ideas soldered steadfast to the pub’s sociable past. READ MORE.

‘Uptown Funk’ Norfolk Police style (Video)

Norfolk Police is now challenging other departments. READ MORE.

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