Eire in the Eye

Norfolk photographer Glen McClure has spent two decades capturing stark, moody images from Ireland The Kilmeena causeway in County Mayo, Ireland, was narrow, and the gusting wind threatened to pick up the tiny rental car and toss it into the icy water below. But Glen McClure was chasing the light. The photographer considered his options.…

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Reaching Through B.A.R.S. to Build Better Lives

Gratitude prompted Mike O’Key to share an experience other people might hide. As a kid — 11 years old, going into seventh grade — he was incarcerated, spending a lot of time isolated in a cell with bars on the window at the C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center in Butner. But once every week or…

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Discovering Cape Charles By Accident

For some people, finding Cape Charles must feel a bit like serendipity, more a discovery than a destination. The ride typically takes them up Route 13, over and through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the Eastern Shore, past the wildlife refuge and kitschy Sunset Beach Resort, and into a world that feels almost like a secret place. They turn left…

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Operation Smile changes lives, even their own

Brigette Magee slapped the scalpel into the surgeon’s palm, just as her father had taught her to. She was 13, standing at the side of a child in the Philippines, acting as a scrub nurse to a volunteer repairing a child’s cleft palate. It’s an unusual thing for a teenager to do, unless you’re a…

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WHRV’s Cathy Lewis is listening

The producer has Sen. Tim Kaine on hold and it’s making him very nervous. Kaine’s staff is texting a countdown, because the senator has a floor vote scheduled and the 20 minutes allotted for an interview on HearSay with Cathy Lewis is ticking away. He jiggles his knee as he watches the incoming texts. Kaine…

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