• Norfolk shipyard sued over racial slur allegations

    NORFOLKSix former employees of Lyon Shipyard allege in a lawsuit a hostile and racist work environment with frequent use of racial slurs and references to slavery and neo-Nazi and KKK activities.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and lost wages.

  • Port posts another profit, but still faces hard work

    Nearly two weeks after announcing record container volumes for the month of October, the Virginia Port Authority on Tuesday reported that it also finished the month in the black, generating operating income of $314,000.That's $1.8 million better than October 2013's loss.In seven of the past eight months, the port has turned a profit.

  • Norfolk Southern buys nearly 300 miles of rail

    NORFOLKNorfolk Southern has agreed to pay $217 million to buy nearly 300 miles of track from a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific railroad.The major freight railroads announced the deal Monday.If regulators approve, Norfolk Southern will acquire 282.55 miles of rail the Delaware & Hudson Railway operates now. The track runs between Sunbury, Pennsylvania and Schenectady, New York.

  • West Coast port woes deliver iffy impact here

    Six months after they began, West Coast port labor talks were still up in the air heading into the weekend.The nation’s two biggest ports – Los Angeles and Long Beach – were so congested early last week that a dozen container ships were anchored, awaiting berths, according to The Journal of Commerce, a trade publication.

  • Mass. man dies after being hit by train in Va.

    LYNCHBURGPolice say a Massachusetts man has died after being hit by a Norfolk Southern train in Virginia.The accident occurred Saturday on a trestle in Lynchburg.Lynchburg police tell media outlets that 21-year-old Jonathan Gregoire of Wilbraham, Massachusetts was pronounced dead at the scene.



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