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Neighborhoods in Norfolk that were redlined by the federal government in the 1930’s now average hotter summer temperatures than other areas.

Neighborhoods in Norfolk that were redlined by the federal government in the 1930’s now average hotter summer temperatures than other areas.

At a Christopher Newport University conference, climate scientist says social and science problems can’t be tackled in a vacuum.

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“Immediately the interest was much higher than we could handle," said Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, founding executive director of the Elizabeth River Project. 

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“Some people aren’t comfortable going deep into the swamp where there’s black bears and venomous snakes and biting insects,” said Chris Lowie, manager of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

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The nonprofit behind the Virginia African American Cultural Center expects to break ground by the end of next year.

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Local artists created portraits of Donovon Lynch and Deshayla Harris, who were killed in shootings on a violent spring night last year.

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In April 2021, a Black man from Elizabeth City was shot to death by Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies. The shooting triggered protests.

The newly-formed board will review citizen complaints against the sheriff's office.

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Hundreds of people gathered last week to honor tribal members and those who helped in the arduous process of getting back the Rappahannock Tribal town of Pissacoack.

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow recommended reviewing or removing certain policies, programs and resources she considers "divisive."

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