At 7:10 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation was reporting the following traffic issues: Interstate 564 Traffic was heavy to Terminal Boulevard. Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Traffic was heavy to Hampton River. James River and Coleman bridges No openings were announced.
RICHMOND Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break this week. A sales tax holiday will spare residents state and local levies for items priced at $60 or less, and bigger-ticket items such as generators priced at $1,000 or less. The tax holiday runs through Sunday.
HAMPTON A fire this morning in the 300 block of W. Pembroke Ave. damaged a recreational vehicle and a home. The blaze, reported about 12:40 a.m., appeared to have started in the vehicle that was parked beside the home, according to a news release from firefighters. The flames spread to the second story of the home.
VIRGINIA BEACH The woman on the phone tried to coach Neil William Lyness while he was in jail. He was about to be sentenced for causing a fatal crash after overdosing on prescription medications. The woman urged him to show remorse, to say he felt guilty and couldn't forgive himself. Such statements can make all the difference to a judge, she told him.
VIRGINIA BEACH Work begins shortly after 8 a.m., about the time residents start their morning walks along the Oceanfront, often with dogs in tow. The sun bounces off Rudee Inlet as a big scoop shovel digs sand out of the ocean and into a waiting dump truck, which carries its soggy haul southward down Croatan Beach.
MANTEO, N.C. Lou Overman sat in a white folding chair under a massive live oak tree that Native Americans and the earliest colonists may have passed. She spoke lovingly about the tree to visitors walking by as they toured the grounds of The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, not far from the remains of the early colonists' earthen fort.
NORFOLK Arlene Rowson used to cross the street in front of the senior citizens' high rise where she lives. Not anymore, she says. As one elderly person after another has been hit by cars at that crossing, Rowson's daughter now drives her to the store or picks up items for her.
VIRGINIA BEACH Jordan Davis knew he had a knack for brickwork about a week after he first picked up a trowel. An art enthusiast, he called masonry just another medium. "If you want it to look nice, then you have to make it look nice," the 18-year-old said as he pushed a wheelbarrow of charcoal-gray mortar.
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