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Live long enough and you see everything: an actor becomes president; technology in the palm of your hand; a decent sitcom on ABC. Same holds true for college football, where Saturday produced one of those moments in our little corner of the world. Old...
Several small brush fires have been reported across Southwest and Central Virginia. However, the smoke smell that so many have reported may actually be coming from a fire hundreds of miles to our east. Lightning started the fire in the Great Dismal Swamp...
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is on fire. According to the latest reports, the 8-day old wildfire has burned 5,700 acres. To put that into perspective, one acre is a football field, minus the end zones and 10 yards. The fire started...
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Smoke got in our eyes — and throats and lungs — Saturday, courtesy of a wildfire in a Virginia swamp more than 200 miles away. Before afternoon rains cleared the air, fire departments in the Baltimore area reported numerous calls from...
SUFFOLK — Fighting wildfires is dangerous — the skin-searing heat, throat-choking smoke and plenty of power tools. Oh, and don’t forget look out for the black bears. Roughly two dozen firefighters spotted a pair Monday afternoon near...
With temperatures approaching 90 degrees and a low chance of rain, it would be a beautiful weekend, if not for the smoke. Smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp fire on Saturday is expected to cause occasional “code red” air quality conditions...
There hasn’t been much good to say about the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire. In less than three weeks, it has torched 6,000 acres and the resulting smoke continues to pose health risks from Suffolk to Gloucester County and beyond. There is, however,...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Note: This article appeared in the Sept. 24 edition of the Daily Press The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge continues to burn despite nearly 15 inches of rain that has fallen since the wildfire began Aug. 4. "We're...
SUFFOLK — The federal government has spent $25 million fighting fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge during the last three years. The tab, combined with poor air quality felt as far away as Washington, D.C., has the U.S. Fish...
SUFFOLK — As Tuesday afternoon wore on in a rural section of southern Suffolk, the giant plume of smoke set off by a growing blaze in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge continued its gradual ascent into the Eastern sky, its colors...
Nation NowA Texas judge who was secretly videotaped whipping his teenage daughter has been suspended by the state supreme court pending an investigation....
Nation NowOregon governor declares moratorium on death penalty and grants a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Gary Haugen, who had been scheduled to die on Dec. 6...
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