HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - In a little more than three weeks, Virginia will elect a new governor. Two of the three candidates made stops in Hampton Roads on Saturday.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe visited Newport News. He appeared with retired General Wesley Clark at two events, speaking about the final weeks of the campaign.
"We're here today for the final push to get folks out. Understand the big importance we have. We have a government shutdown going on today with thousands of Virginians being adversely impacted and nearly 800,000 veterans could see their benefits delayed," said McAuliffe.
McAuliffe also made a campaign stop in Norfolk earlier on Saturday.
Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made a campaign stop Saturday on the Peninsula. He met with supporters at a fundraising event in Newport News.
Sarvis has gained momentum in the race, going up one point in the most recent Quinnipiac poll.
"There are a lot of ways in which Virginia is lagging. In the way we educate our young people and in the way our regulations still cut off a lot of competition," said Sarvis.
Sarvis was scheduled to make a stop at the Suffolk Peanut Festival, but canceled because his daughter is allergic to peanuts.
The Republican candidate, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, spent the day in the western part of the state. Cuccinelli was in town earlier this week at a candidate’s forum hosted by the Virginia Beach Central Business District. Saturday, he made campaign stops in Harrisonburg and Bedford.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.
Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools told WAVY.com at least three city school buses ran substantially late Wednesday afternoon, delivering children home several hours after dismissal.
Plans to enhance a popular park in Smithfield are on hold. Some people say City Council is trying to commercialize a natural and historic treasure, and leave them out of the loop.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.