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Tangier Island

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  • Pipe burst: Virginia island without water for nearly a week

    Residents of a small Virginia island in the Chesapeake Bay have been nearly without water for days after their main line froze and burst.

  • Tangier Island: At a visitor’s glance

    Tangier Island, Virginia, is slowly sinking. So much so that its 460 residents may need to relocate in as little as 25 years. Why? It depends who you ask. In this 5-part podcast series, WTOP reporter Michelle Basch visited the Chesapeake Bay island to learn more about its people and what’s really happening.

  • Tangier Island: Life on the island

    Tangier Island, Virginia, is slowly sinking. So much so that its 460 residents may need to relocate in as little as 25 years. Why? It depends who you ask. In this 5-part podcast series, WTOP reporter Michelle Basch visited the Chesapeake Bay island to learn more about its people and what’s really happening.

  • Tangier Island: The story and the people

    Tangier Island, Virginia, is slowly sinking. So much so that its 460 residents may need to relocate in as little as 25 years. Why? It depends who you ask. In this 5-part podcast series, WTOP reporter Michelle Basch visited the Chesapeake Bay island to learn more about its people and what’s really happening.

  • Going Under: The story of Tangier Island, Va.

    Tangier Island, Virginia, is slowly sinking. So much so that its 460 residents may need to relocate in as little as 25 years. Why? It depends who you ask. In this 5-part podcast series, WTOP reporter Michelle Basch visited the Chesapeake Bay island to learn more about its people and what’s really happening.

  • Northam announces deal to protect Tangier Island channel, harbor

    Gov. Ralph Northam announced the agreement Monday and said the new jetty would help the island’s seafood industry.

  • Hurricane threatens Va.’s Tangier Island; already in danger from rising sea level

    Virginia’s Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay is considered the soft shell crab capital of the world. It’s also only about 4 feet above sea level. And with Hurricane Florence making its way toward the East Coast, the island could see some serious impact. See photos.

  • Unusual crab pulled from the Chesapeake Bay

    A blue crab with two oysters growing on either side of her head near her eyes was found in a crab pot that belonged to the mayor of Tangier Island.