• Beaches to face closer monitoring for bacteria, health risks

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — State health officials are working with scientists to study which environmental factors affect bacterial growth that can pose health risks for swimmers along state beaches. The Daily Press ( )…

  • Project to widen some Chesapeake Bay beaches in Va.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Some Chesapeake Bay beaches will be getting more sand later this year. The Virginian-Pilot ( reports the $18.4 million federal government project is part of funding earmarked following the 2012 Hurricane…

  • Local beaches among nation’s best for water quality

    Hot weather means it\’s time to head to the beach, right? That depends.