WILMINGTON, N.C. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years. Tillis and Hagan scheduled multiple stops Thursday in eastern North Carolina to rally campaign volunteers and try to win over undecided voters.
SUFFOLK A business was damaged by fire this morning in the 400 block of Carolina Road. The fire was reported shortly after 1:50 a.m. at Uptown Variety, a city news release says. No one was inside the building at the time of the blaze.
PORTSMOUTH Police have obtained warrants charging a 33-year-old man in the fatal shooting Saturday morning of another man in the 900 block of Queen St. Melvin Brown, 32, was found shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday and was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died, according to police. He was shot in the upper torso.
WASHINGTON Eleven men from across the country have been sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in prison for their roles in what prosecutors say was an international online network for child pornography. The men come from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Oregon and Washington state. They were sentenced in federal court in recent days.
PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. The bridge on Nixonton Road will close Monday for replacement. The new bridge, over Symond Creek, is expected to open in 120 days, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The bridge is located east of the Pasquotank and Perquimans County line. Traffic will be diverted to New Road and Meadstown Road during construction.
Showers should taper off early this morning and then it should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-60s, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows of about 45 degrees. Friday should be sunny with highs in the low 60s. Friday night the lows should be about 45 degrees with mostly cloudy skies.
The bottom line on Tuesday's rocket explosion is this: It could have been worse.
VIRGINIA BEACH Rose Hall has legs. The district in the middle of the city, also known as Council District No. 3, touches each of Virginia Beach's six other districts.
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