The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Virginia base to lose ships in Navy move

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An aircraft carrier will remain, but three amphibious ships based in Hampton Roads, Va., will be moving to Florida, the U.S. Navy announced.

Virginia swamp fire still burning

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A stubborn wildfire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia is still burning after more than two months, officials said.

Bin Laden killing windfall for pawnshop

NORFOLK, Va., May 8 (UPI) -- The owner of a Virginia pawnshop says he was busy after word came last week that Osama bin Laden was dead, as gold prices briefly spiked and customers lined up.
Obama's schedule for Tuesday, April 26

Obama's schedule for Tuesday, April 26

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama meets with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan Tuesday at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.

U.S. Navy boss: Carrier will move to Fla.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy still plans to move a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Florida from Norfolk, Va., U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said.

Navy to cut two security squadrons

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- To cut costs, the U.S. Navy will disband two of its 13 security squadrons, one on each coast, officials said.

Cop charged with being robber

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Virginia sheriff's sergeant accused of robbing the same bank three times in just over six months has been dismissed, officials say.

Alleged leader of Va. drug ring indicted

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Federal agents said a man indicted by a U.S. grand jury is the suspected leader of a major drug ring in Virginia's Hampton Roads region.

Scientists curious about beached whale

HAMPTON, Va., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Virginia Aquarium spokeswoman said scientists are set to investigate how a beaked whale became beached in Hampton, Va.

Military fighting troop smoking

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 29 (UPI) -- Military sites in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia are embracing cessation efforts intended to curb troops' smoking habits, an official says.

Va. terror report cites state's colleges

NORFOLK, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- Colleges and universities in Virginia's Hampton Roads area are potential breeding grounds for terrorism, a state police report contends.

Navy faces resistance over landing strip

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy admiral says he is amazed at the level of distrust he gets from residents fighting a proposed landing strip in Virginia.

Va. leaders fight Navy carrier relocation

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Virginia civic leaders say they are concerned that the proposed relocation of an aircraft carrier by the U.S. Navy could cost the state thousands of jobs.

Study: Fort Monroe should become park land

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Fort Monroe should be converted into park land when the U.S. Army leaves the Virginia facility in two years, a citizen group's study says.
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Hampton Roads
A spectacular manuever by the US Air Force Thunderbirds during Air Power over Hampton Roads, Langley Air Force Base's annual air show, May 23, 2004. (UPI Photo/Austin Knox/Air Force)

Coordinates: 36°58′N 76°22′W / 36.967°N 76.367°W / 36.967; -76.367

Hampton Roads is the name for both a body of water and the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area which surrounds it in southeastern Virginia, United States. Hampton Roads is notable for its year-round ice-free harbor, for United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, Marines, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches, all of which contribute to the diversity and stability of the region's economy.

The water area known as Hampton Roads is one of the world's biggest natural harbors (more accurately a roadstead or "roads"), and incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth River and James River with several smaller rivers and itself empties into the Chesapeake Bay near its mouth leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Hampton Roads."
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