Not looking spend the fall taking care of a bunch of puppies or kittens? PETA’s “Bark-to-School” offer for $15 spay/neuter services is available throughout southeastern Virginia for the summer, the Daily Press reports. You schedule an appointment for your furry friend here.
The Smithfield Police Department definitely wants to catch ’em all — all the lawbreakers, anyway — and devised a most ingenious plan to do so. On its Facebook page, the authorities posted a photo of Ditto, which all #PokemonGo trainers know is elusive and hasn’t been spotted in the smartphone game thus far. The post teased that only eight *special* people (aka people with outstanding warrants) would be invited to the station to try to catch the rare ‘mon. The department announced its first successful capture Tuesday, the Daily Press reports.
Pokemon is not only inspiring people to stroll around the neighborhood, but it is also inspiring parents while naming their kids. Names such as Ash, Roselia, Onyx and Ivy are on the rise, according to WAVY. BabyCenter.com says that nearly half of the community’s mothers play ‘Pokemon Go,’ so it is perhaps evident that the game is influencing what is written on birth certificates.
The Jamestown Rediscovery project is literally digging up dirt on Virginia’s famous settlement. Daily Press reports that one of the latest breakthroughs reveals the fort perimeter to be larger than our history books once claimed. Check out Rediscovery’s other fact-changing finds (and the implications thereof) here.
FiveThirtyEight made headlines a few days ago when they announced that, according to an analysis of polling data, Donald Trump would win the election if it were held today. Not in Virginia, however. The commonwealth would still give Clinton a 10-point lead. The organization’s Election Day prediction gives her 71.4 percent of the vote.
Perhaps the only thing more awesome than the fact that Ozzy and Jack Osbourne have a History Channel show (which is also pretty bananas, right?) is that their show will feature Colonial Williamsburg. The Gazette reports that the pair filmed at the musket range. The series premieres at 10 p.m. July 24.
Attention all old-school gamers: Nintendo will be soon bringing back the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, and it’s going to come preloaded with 30 games! These games include favorites such as “Super Mario Bros.,” “Donkey Kong,” “The Legend of Zelda” and “Punch-Out.” The system will go on sale on Nov. 11 and set you back $59.99.
Is it a fancy new sports car? It is a high-powered jet? Jokes on us, it’s both! The HondaJet, which has room for a pilot, co-pilot, and five passengers, paid a visit to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton Tuesday. Check out The Daily Press to read more about the history of transportation’s future.
If you’re visiting Virginia Beach this summer, watch your step. Local surfers stumbled upon this hidden beauty (seen above) skulking in the sands today; while the Chesapeake Bay Program claims that the fish, a deep sea-dwelling northern stargazer, is relatively harmless to humans, its teeth and electric spines say otherwise.
A New York man with holdings in real estate stopped by Virginia Beach Monday. You may have heard of him — he’s just the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Donald Trump spoke about the Dallas police killings and veterans issues at the Westin in Town Center. Check out the Virginian-Pilot’s interview with him.
It is now a violation of federal computer laws to share your online service passwords, and this includes Netflix or HBO Go. Anyone who gets busted will be prosecuted under the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Daily Press reports.
Those looking a new job in the Virginia Beach area got some good news Wednesday. A Spanish metal company, Sanjo Corte Fino, will open its new North American headquarters in the oceanfront city and will look to take on 85 employees. The Pilot reports that Virginia Beach-based Stihl helped make the connection. Check out this full article for more information on the positions available.
Who you gonna call? JLab, apparently. Daily Press reports “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig tapped Hampton Road’s James Maxwell, a Jefferson Lab physicist to help design/ become the technical director of the science-y parts of the set. When the film drops on July 15, take some Peninsula pride in those proton packs.
What? We had to. Because Daily Press says that on July 12, a.k.a. Cow Appreciation Day, if you patronize your local Chick-Fil-A wearing some gurnsey garb (or any other kind of bovine accoutremount) you’ll get a free entree. Giveaway lasts until 7 p.m.
@‘ “Antiques Roadshow” stopped through Virginia Beach over the weekend, and you’ll want to check out the Pilot’s recap. This photo gallery is worth checking out if only for the picture of an especially amazed/excited/disgusted/??? man who was told his World War-II era enigma machine (which may or may not be from an attic) was worth $100,000-plus.
Rather than waste your time with cheesy puns, we’ll bring you this piece of gouda news: Melting Pot is back open! Daily Press reports that the Newport News fondue joint reopened today after closing its doors for a year. Also to come: happy hour, ladies’ nights and weekly specials.
Looks like summer just got a little hotter. Turns out Chipotle will be giving out “Chiptopia” reward cards starting July 1, which can be picked up at any location (check this map for Hampton Roads locations.) With the card, customers can upgrade to different status levels that each will give them special perks. You can get free entrees, such as the fast-casual joint’s famed burritos, when you purchase food with your Chiptopia card! Yum!
Dominion Power has faced opposition in recent months to its handling of coal-ash wastewater. Now the utility is in court for its coal-ash storage facility in Chesapeake. A district court judge heard opening arguments Tuesday in a case to determine whether arsenic is leaching from the facility into the Elizabeth River.
Home decorators and Swedish-meatball lovers rejoice! Hampton Roads is getting an IKEA. The only downside? It won’t open for two years, according to the Daily Press. The store will be located in Norfolk near 64 and Northampton Boulevard and is expected to employ 250 people once its completed.
What’s better than free concert tickets? As part of a settlement, Ticketmaster distributed ticket vouchers and coupons to 50 million people who bough tickets between 1999 and 2013, the Daily Press reports. Gawker notes that you may have to go back to your AOL email account to find them (also, don’t forget to check your spam folder).
Coinciding with this weekend’s PrideFest, Hampton hosted the first Virginia LGBT Family Conference on Thursday, June 17, DP reports. LGBT community members, their families, and allies gathered with related support organizations and lawyers to discuss both legal victories and remaining difficulties and quandaries facing the community. Read more here or here.
The DP reports that Hillary Clinton visited Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton on Wednesday, listening to the needs and comments of gathered veterans, military families and prominent locals. Watch a video clip from the town hall assembly and read up on the meeting’s content here.
It seems televangelist Pat Robertson’s got no thoughts or prayers for those affected by the #Orlando massacre. In fact, he’s offered up something quite different. “The 700 Club” host, who’s also the founder, president and chancellor of Regent University in Virginia Beach, said there is nothing left to do but sit back and watch the Islamic extremists and members of the LGBT community “kill themselves,” according to New York Magazine.
And this isn’t the first time he’s said something despicable in the wake of human tragedy. There’s even a Wikipedia entry for ’em all.
YouTuber/ “Voice” contestant Christina Grimmie, who was killed in Orlando the day before the Pulse shootings, is being very fondly remembered in the 757. Smithfield’s Bria Kelly competed alongside Grimmie and told the Daily Press she bonded with Grimmie like no one else, and that she tries to keep Grimmie’s “kind heart” alive within herself.
If you’re used to seeing Cardinal Skate Shop at Holland Plaza in Virginia Beach, then brace yourself and get ready for its new location. The skate shop will be relocating to Norfolk’s NEON District around September. The new location will be larger, Southside Daily reports, and the owner said if all goes well he might look to hire more staff.
The 30th anniversary of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” just passed, and it’s left us wondering if Bueller’s 1986 technology could get him his day off, what could his 2016 technology get him? Between hacking the school database and going unnoticed at landmarks, Bueller pulled off a lot 30 years ago — at least the way 13 News imagines it.