Hampton Roads Weekly had the pleasure and privilege of sitting down to talk with Cheryl McLeskey who is our contemporary woman leader of today. This dynamic, warm, multi-talented woman has overcome incredible odds with the help of her God-given strength. We are lucky to have Cheryl as a tireless leader in Hampton Roads. TAKING OVER THE HELM OF MCLESKEY COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT I have to give credit to my late husband Wayne for building a solid foundation through decades of hard work. He developed high-quality residential and commercial projects all around the region to help serve people. Becoming CEO of the company after my husband‘s death in 2012 was very difficult as I fought through grief. Through the great senior leadership team that Wayne trained for decades, and the
Possible Solutions to Mass Shootings After the terrible tragedy that occurred in Virginia Beach on Friday, May 31st, people all over the country are once again asking when these mass shootings will stop. There are two primary strategies that have been discussed for several years. The first strategy discussed by Democrats and the media is gun control. The second strategy discussed by Republicans is arming schools and citizens and eliminating stringent gun control laws. We can debate for years (and we have) the advantages and disadvantages of each proposed strategy; however, at the end of the day, they are not solutions to the problem. They are, in fact, just a band aid. The infection is still raging and both strategies are not the “antibiotic” that
On behalf of our Hampton Roads Weekly family, please keep in your prayers the victims and the families of all those murdered and injured this afternoon. We understand we all must come together now to give comfort. Many thanks to our incredible first responders. We at HRW will keep you informed of how we may be able to help in any way. #loveforvb
He almost had me. For a moment last Wednesday I actually felt a twinge of sympathy for Joe Biden. Why not? I used to like him. Biden was the kind of common-sense Democrat I voted for before he became a they-want-to-put-y’all-back-in-chains kind of veep. I watched the video Biden made last week to apologize for pawing and sniffing women, children and even some men over the past several decades. And it was pathetic. There he sat, snowy-haired and tieless, the guy with nothing but participant ribbons to show for jumping into presidential primary after primary, looking for one last hurrah. How irritating must it be to see that old commie, Bernie Sanders - a year older at 77 - getting all the love while you’re being accused of being a serial groper. In the video Joe
By Kerry Dougherty Here’s something we can all agree on: Many American newspapers are circling the drain. There are a multitude of reasons. But much of the blame goes to penny-pinching, short-sighted, unimaginative publishers. Dullards who know how to count beans but know nothing about news reporting. They’ve either laid off or bought out most experienced journalists, leaving many newsrooms in the hands of green reporters and editors with little historical knowledge of the localities they cover and without the courage to sometimes say, “Hold on, something about this story doesn’t feel right.” On top of that, pressure to get stories online means more errors - hey, they can be corrected later - asnews outlets join the arms race to spew digital information. If you want to
Some Thoughts on the Passing of a Great President – George H.W. Bush By Bruce Meyer With the recent passing of President George H.W. Bush, I began to think about the time of his Presidency and his impact on my life as well as the Republican Party. When George Bush Sr. was elected to office, it was 1988. I was Chairman of the Old Dominion University College Republicans. This was the “Eighties” and the era of Ronald Reagan. The baton was going to be handed over to a new leader. These were exciting times! The Republican Party in Virginia was a very different animal than it is today. Back then, the Party was organized and motivated, preparing for our future growth. Sure we had our share of interfamily squabbling; however, at the end of the day, we would all come together an
We are Hampton Roads Weekly and I am Bruce Meyer, the publisher of the game-changing publication named Hampton Roads Weekly (HRW). Over the years we have seen our news media spiral into either a daily crime sheet or a stream of negative political stories. At one time the media was about reporting the news and educating the public about what is happening in their respective communities. We at Hampton Roads Weekly get it! We decided to put together a team of professionals to create a new and refreshing publication that will provide an entertaining and unbiased outlook for the greater Hampton Roads Market in the areas of politics, news, business, culture, lifestyle, fashion and entertainment. Hampton Roads Weekly is a free publication distributed throughout Hampton Roads via prin...
Stormwater is a difficult thing. Especially when you’re as low and flat as Hampton Roads is. Virginia Beach got a dramatic lesson on October 9, 2016, when Hurricane Matthew ended a twenty-day period during which some parts of the city endured more than twenty inches of rainfall. For some perspective and definitions, approximately nine inches of rain in Tidewater within a 24-hour period is called a “100-year storm”. A “100-year storm” is not a storm that comes along every 100 years; actually, it’s a storm intensity that has a 1 in 100 chance of happening in any given year. A 10-year storm (six inches of rain) has a 1 in 10 chance of happening in any given year. A 1-year storm (three inches of rain, a 1 in 1 chance) is almost certain to happen every year. It is possible to have two