- Professors at William and Mary have been assigned an out-of-this-world task: making Mars bricks. Yes, Mars bricks, the Daily Press reports.
- Airbnb application up for review in hostile James City, the Gazette reports.
- Hurricane season won’t be all that bad, the Gazette reports.
- Wednesday’s aiming to be humid and rainy, the Gazette reports.
- It’s Memorial Day, so take part in one of these events — and be sure to take a moment to reflect. From the Daily Press.
- Virginia Beach wind project loses funding. From the Daily Press.
- So 2017 is an election year. Check out the races, courtesy of the DP.
- Hearing allows Williamsburg locals to weigh in on transportation issues, WY Daily reports.
- Rumbles in the clouds Monday, DP reports.
- Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt in a jet-to-jet-crash off the North Carolina coast, the Coast Guard says. From the Daily Press.
- Solar-energy developers eye the Tidewater region for development, The Review reports.
- Curious about a drone’s business potential? TCC’s got you, Southside Daily reports.
- Sunny outlook for weekend’s weather, DP reports.
- Solar developer looks to catch rays in New Kent, the Review reports.
- Wegmans may not stay dead, DP reports.
- King William may finally join the rest of us as it completes broadband study, the Review reports.
- Brock Center bleeds green as one of nation’s first to win award, the Pilot reports.
- Clouds keep coming, rain on Friday, DP reports.
- NN City Council kills land use change for first-in-region Wegmans, DP reports.
- Norfolk’s Open Campus, a dropout assistance program, is now accepting students , the Pilot reports.
- Route 17 widening project wraps up phase I, WY Daily reports.
- Chesapeake OKs budget with hefty education funding, the Pilot reports.
- Thunderstorms a-brewin’ Wednesday, DP reports.
- Supermarket coming to the food desert known as Southeast Newport News, DP reports.
- It was rough seas personnel-wise for the Navy hospital ship Comfort, according to a Pilot investigation.
- Eyeing young families, town homes and condos coming to Gloucester, DP reports.
- New cigarette cans coming to Virginia Beach, Southside Daily reports.
- Flooding possible Monday, DP reports.
- Millennial city council candidate shut out in Tuesday elections, DP reports.
- Norfolk welcomes first new mayor in decades, the Pilot reports.
- Hampton mayor dethroned, DP reports.
- Oyster shells destined for local reef building sitting in landfill, the Pilot reports.
- Rain, thunderstorms on Wednesday with highs in high 60s, DP reports.
- It looks like efforts to help the Chesapeake Bay are paying off, the DP reports.
- Dominion gets permission to operate Yorktown coal plants until April 2017, WY Daily reports.
- Middle Peninsula looks at economic future, DP reports.
- The Norfolk State baseball team claims MEAC North title, the Pilot reports.
- Weather, sports nets this year’s tourists, Southside Daily reports.
- Isle of Wight is running low on officials, the sheriff argues, the DP reports.
- Fight on for delegates should GOP have no nominee, the Pilot reports.
- Williamsburg City Council candidates are BFFs on the issues, WY Daily reports.
- Home-brewing software coming to Peninsula conference, Southside Daily reports.
- Expired drugs? Police collect Saturday, the DP reports.
- Starting Thursday, commuting via the I-64 tunnel is about to get (more) dicey, DP reports.
- Virginia Beach explores regulating Airbnb, Southside Daily reports.
- Wegmans dead set on specific location in Newport News, DP reports.
- Hail, winds to hit Peninsula this week, the Pilot reports.
- Virginia Beach increases museums, libraries funding, the Pilot reports.
- Virginia Natural Gas presents $30,000 to environmental groups, the Pilot reports.
- Officials call off the search for a missing Fairfax firefighter, who used to live in York County, after a body was found in Shenandoah National Park, according to WVEC.
- Former Ferguson president joins local residents in opposition to Wegmans at contentious Newport News site, the DP reports.
- Virginia Beach schools pull the plug on grading changes, Southside Daily reports.
- Highs in 70s, rain and clouds rejected for region Friday, the DP reports.
- Almost 95 percent of defeated bills killed by secret votes, the DP reports.
- Dominion’s Yorktown plant will power through next year, the Gazette reports.
- King William beefs up emergency services, the Review reports.
- York budget meeting Thursday, WY Daily reports.
- Old Beach Farmers Market decision deferred in Virginia Beach, the Pilot reports.
- Gov. McAuliffe signed bills protecting sexual-assault survivors, Alt Daily reports.
- Army calls for Peninsula energy project, the Gazette reports.
- Old Beach Farmers Market may be moving, Southside Daily reports.
- Navy, #HRVA forever sparring over base location, the Pilot reports.
- Weather with highs in 70s, 80s on tap, the DP reports.
The Bay’s in dire straits because the oyster population is a shell of what it used to be, Millennial Magazine reports. Overfishing threatens these guys, which do the most filtering of Bay water and provide habitats for other creatures. Luckily, activists have made some gains in keeping oysters in the game.
An important part of adulting is not burning your apartment down, though smoke alarms can be a bit overzealous. This guide by CNET explores how to strike a balance between using smoke alarms and not going crazy every time your dinner gets a little overcooked.
If your 9 to 5 just doesn’t cut it or you could stand to make more cash after classes, Millennial Magazine’s got a virtual job fair of easy-to-start gigs. For example, companies like Netflix will pay you absurd amounts of money to travel and snap a few Instagram photos.
It’s hard being so popular because social apps drain your data plan. There’s a solution though, as CNET shows in its video showing how to do social apps right. The secret is in the settings, as most apps have options to cut down on data usage.
If you worry about your online privacy, breathe a sigh of relief. CNET reports that the White House won’t support legislation that allows judges to instruct tech companies to assist when cops ask for help getting into devices.
Shell companies and money and corruption, oh my. If the whole #PanamaPapers thing still makes no sense to you, Vox was kind enough to lay it out in easy language — that language being cute piggy banks and allowances.
Stem cells have absurd potential to change the field of human health, and this goes double for your eyes. CNET reports that new research uncovered by two separate research teams shows stem cells have great potential to restore sight to the blind.
WhatsApp will keep your chats on the down low. Starting April 5, the messaging service will encrypt communication that takes place on its platform, CNET reports. The move will keep the awkward messages to ex’s and other vital communications of 1 billion users under lock and key.
The struggle of Apple vs. FBI probably reminded you if someone unsavory got a hold of your phone, your life could be over. Luckily, CNET dishes out tips on how to strengthen your smartphone security smarts. Whether Android or Apple, improved security is just a fingerprint or passcode away.
Those of us who fear personal data theft can sleep better. The Federal Communications Commission is rolling out the strongest Internet privacy regulations yet, CNET reports. The organization’s proposal governs how Internet providers handle personal online data. The move also makes the FCC in charge of consumer privacy.
Don’t sweat your kid’s (or neice’s or nephew’s) Minecraft obsession. CNET reports that Minecraft builds brain cells rather than breaks them down. Alongside increasing creativity through its lego-like gameplay, Minecraft is being used by educators across the country to teach math, engineering, history and everything in between.
Sure. You tell your Instragram followers you have a wanderlust, but in reality it’s hard to be an adult and travel the world. Millennial Magazine has three ideas — tour guide, cruise ship crew and freelancer — that give you more time to have the cool life you always wanted.
Get hyped. The federal government is repurposing radio spectrum from its former use by TV broadcasters and is selling to wireless companies looking to make a faster web experience, CNET reports. The selloff gives small fries the ability to compete with industry giants when it comes to offering services, too.
Parents of musically inclined kids will be happy to know Newport News schools have some of the best music education in the country, the DP reports. Newport News placed in the top 476 out of 13,515 school districts. Williamsburg-James City County also placed in the top tier. Twelve Virginia districts were recognized.