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  • Pictures: "Pig" and the Watermen

    Pictures: "Pig" and the Watermen

    Turning the corner along South King Street in front of L.D. Armory & Co. fish market, Stasia Hudson, of Charleston, South Carolina, smokes a Marlboro Red while holding the end of a thick rope tethered to “Pig," a one-and-a-half year old pot-bellied pig. Pig is the resident pet aboard the the "Carol...

  • Pictures: Peninsula Community Theater's "Ragtime"

    Pictures: Peninsula Community Theater's "Ragtime"

    Dress rehearsal of "Ragtime" at the Peninsula Community Theater on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The company will host performances at the Warwick Boulevard theater on weekends through Aug. 19.

  • Video: Lionsbridge Football Club

    Video: Lionsbridge Football Club

    The Lionsbridge Football Club is a peninsula soccer club which is said to begin in Spring 2018. Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

  • Pictures: 12 Hours Outer Banks

    Pictures: 12 Hours Outer Banks

    Spend 12 hours in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, less than two hours from the Peninsula, and visit Jockey's Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Bodie Island Lighthouse and Duck, N.C.

  • Pictures: Locally owned Hampton Roads ice cream parlors

    Pictures: Locally owned Hampton Roads ice cream parlors

    National Ice Cream Day falls on July 16, 2017. In its honor, we tried the treats at these locally owned ice cream parlors in Hampton Roads. 

  • Pictures: Rolling of the Bulls 2017

    Pictures: Rolling of the Bulls 2017

    See the Rolling of the Bulls, featuring the Dominion Derby Girls, in downtown Hampton.

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  • 'Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles' remains true to its peaceful heart

    Shacknews.com "Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles" is interesting in that there's no combat, no dire conflict, and no inherent risk. You have no health bar, no stamina bar, and no enemies to fight. Instead, you wander through Gemea helping NPCs and clearing Murk (a strange, wispy form of pollution)....

  • 'The Master Trials' DLC expansion means more of a great thing

    'The Master Trials' DLC expansion means more of a great thing

    Shacknews.com "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was an all-in game. All-in, and then some, since more people bought the Switch version of "Breath of the Wild" than bought Nintendo's console when it launched alongside "Zelda" earlier this year. Such a high adoption rate points to the likelihood...

  • Facts you might not know about 5 games on the SNES Classic

    Facts you might not know about 5 games on the SNES Classic

    Shacknews.com This September, the Super NES Classic will assume the pint-sized throne abdicated by the discontinued NES Classic. Not only does it fit in the palm of your hand, it contains the never-before-released "Star Fox 2," plus 20 first-rate titles from the system's heyday. That's saying something,...

  • 'Arms' is every bit as simple to pick up and learn as it looks

    'Arms' is every bit as simple to pick up and learn as it looks

    Shacknews.com When Nintendo first revealed the Switch, the publisher brought out a lot of its first-party big guns. But in-between the Marios and the Zeldas, there was an intriguing new IP that caught some eyeballs. It involved crazy extend-o limbs in a third-party fighting game, something new...

  • 'Tekken 7' makes the jump to the next generation of consoles capably

    'Tekken 7' makes the jump to the next generation of consoles capably

    Shacknews.com Bandai Namco built up "Tekken 7" as the end of an era, teasing the end of the series as players knew it. In a sense, that proves to be true. However, there's still much for the series to explore going forward. That's for the best, because the "Tekken" formula shows itself to be as...

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  • Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Video: Identical Twins Retire from Shipyard

    Dave and Danny Brookman moved to the Peninsula from Narrows, VA to start working at the Newport News Shipyard. After 43-1/2 years, they will retire together at the end of 2016.

  • Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    Hampton Planning Commission backs Fort Monroe zoning plan

    HAMPTON — Hampton's Planning Commission has given the thumbs up to a series of new zoning types and rezoning measures to dictate how land can be used at Fort Monroe — but not without dissent over uses for the controversial Wherry Quarter. The provisions would create four special zoning districts...

  • Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    Resurrecting the USS Monitor's famous pump

    For more than 150 years after the celebrated Civil War ironclad USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the landmark engines and pumps that drove history's first mechanized warship have been silent. Recovered from the Atlantic in 2001, the Victorian-era machines weighing more than 20 tons have...

  • Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    Commonwealth's attorney: Newport News police officer justified in fatal shooting

    NEWPORT NEWS — Two different scenes played out in the city Friday on the same street corner. A mother wept on the sidewalk after hearing that the Newport News commonwealth's attorney's office had ruled that the police officer who killed her son was legally justified in the shooting. An hour later,...

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