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As its name suggests, Portsmouth is a port city located on the eastern seaboard of Virginia. Founded in 1752, the city is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard -- often called the Norfolk Navy yard. This historic, and still active U.S. Navy facility, is a shipyard that repairs Navy ships of all types. Portsmouth is also home to another bit of Virginia history as it houses the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Population: 100577
Local Newspapers: Virginian-Pilot
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Zip Codes associated with portsmouth, virginia: 23701 23702 23703 23704 23707
Towns/Cities near portsmouth, virginia : Norfolk Diggs Town Chesapeake Bower's Hill Ghent Square Belleville Highland Park Woodbine

Portsmouth News
Coast Guard Searching Virginia Waters for Chinese Sailor

Rescuers with the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a Chinese sailor who has gone missing in waters off the lower Chesapeake Bay. The Guard says its command center in the Virginian coastal city of Portsmouth received notice early Tuesday that a Chinese crewman had fallen from a 770-foot Lara Venture cargo ship at the Cape Charles Anchorage.

John Skirven, CEO of Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia | First Person

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia CEO John Skirven speaks at the Senior Station in Portsmouth during the March for Meals in March of 2017. Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia CEO John Skirven speaks at the Senior Station in Portsmouth during the March for Meals in March of 2017.

Public Records for week of March 19

Community Alternatives Management Group purchased the 23,397-square-foot Chesapeake Building at 410 North Center Drive in Norfolk for $1,700,000. The investment sales team of Michael Divaris, Jason Oliver, Alex Divaris and Elizabeth Paasch brokered the sale on behalf of the seller, ICC Norfolk 9, Ltd. V5 Realty purchased 1.01 acres of land at 829 Tluchak Lane in Chesapeake from Dominion Blvd. LLC for $159,500.

No evidence alleged Portsmouth gang leader threatened to kill a witness, defense says

A defense attorney claims there is no evidence her client threatened to kill a government witness last month as his racketeering trial kicked off in federal court, and took prosecutors to task for even suggesting it. "The rush to judgement on the part of Team USA is disturbing," Laura Tayman said in an email she sent the four prosecutors handling the case as well as several defense attorneys.

Longtime Chesapeake schools superintendent Roberts announces retirement

Longtime Chesapeake schools Superintendent James Roberts announced Monday night that he will retire at the end of this school year. Roberts has served almost a half-century in education, and is in his eighth year as superintendent.

Portsmouth VA Implements AudioEye Accessibility Solution for Website

Today, the has implemented AudioEye, an industry-leading software that enables both public and private sector entities to make their content more user-friendly through technology. The AudioEye platform monitors websites based on WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Standards and provides automation corrections and user-defined standards.

Police: Man charged in shooting outside Portsmouth YMCA

Police say 36-year-old Jamall A. Taylor is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The YMCA said police were called after two people had got into a fight outside the Effingham Street location on March 5. Two people shot were shot outside that YMCA, according to police, including Taylor.

Mother sues former Portsmouth sheriff, medics over daughtera s jail death

The mother of a woman who died in custody at the Portsmouth jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former sheriff Bill Watson, the jail's medical contractor and four medical personnel. Kendra Nelson, 23, was booked into the jail in July 2016 on charges of walking in a roadway, false identity to law enforcement and contempt of court.

Port of Virginia Starts New Truck-Appointment System at Norfolk International Terminals

The Port of Virginia began phasing in a new appointment system for truckers calling on its biggest facility - Norfolk International Terminals - part of an effort to cut congestion as cargo volumes continue to grow. It's a pretty big deal because trucks move the majority of the cargo that travels through the port - 60% in 2016.

TCC wants to go deeper with its maritime programs

Jacob Bond works on his welding skills in June 2017 during the Virginia Ship Repair Association's Pre-Hire Marine Skills Training Program through Tidewater Community College. Jacob Bond works on his welding skills in June 2017 during the Virginia Ship Repair Association's Pre-Hire Marine Skills Training Program through Tidewater Community College.

Employee shot in attempted armed robbery in Portsmouth

A male suspect trying to rob the business shot an employee in the process. The employee was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

2 with injuries after shooting at YMCA in Portsmouth

Dispatchers say they received a call about a shooting in the parking lot of the Effingham St. YMCA at 3:09 p.m. Police found two males with injuries at the scene, who were both taken to the hospital.

Bank robbery etiquette: Using a starter check for your demand note is ...

Does it convey a tone of seriousness? Will it retain fingerprints or other latent evidence? The prudent bank robber sometimes retrieves his note after passing it, in the interests of discretion and eluding prosecution. Rashad Harris did, in fact, retrieve two of his demand notes during a series of holdups in the Hampton Roads area of southeast Virginia earlier this year.

Mariners cautioned: High winds cause ship to lose cargo near Oregon Inlet

In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk containers on a ship in the Panama Canal. Hackers Tuesday June 27, 2017 caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.

Portsmouth council vote on affordable apartments shouldn't have been close

An Ohio-based developer wants to build rent-controlled apartments inside an empty downtown lot, but the company will have to convince skeptical City Council members who want to lure a prominent retailer there instead. As seen Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Portsmouth man injured in overnight shooting

It happened just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday in the 90 block of Paul Jones Street. That's off of Victory Boulevard and Afton Parkway.

Localities react to threat of tidal flooding

With high winds expected to bring minor to moderate tidal flooding to the area, the City of Portsmouth says it's opening the Middle Street Parking Garage for city residents to safely store their vehicles. Residents can park their vehicles on the second floor of the garage starting Thursday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at noon.

Powdery substance forces decontamination protocol at Sentara Norfolk General

Exposure to an unknown powdery substance at Sentara Norfolk General sent the hospital's emergency department into decontamination protocol Thursday afternoon. The substance was found on a man who was taken to the emergency room after being found unresponsive outside of a building, according to Norfolk Fire-Rescue Captain Damon Langley.

Port of Virginia adds truck reservation system at its largest terminal

The Port of Virginia on Thursday launched the initial phase of a trucker reservation system at its largest terminal. The TRS is an effort to manage truck flow volume at Norfolk International Terminals, the port's largest marine terminal.

Unanimous Va. Supreme Court exonerates Chesapeake man in rape of girl 41 years ago

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