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From their ABOUT US page:

PilotOnline.com and HamptonRoads.com are Web sites produced by The Virginian-Pilot, which is owned by Landmark Media Enterprises L.L.C., based in Norfolk, Va. The Web sites serve the greater Hampton Roads metro area, stretching from Williamsburg to the north, Virginia Beach to the east, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the south.

As far as we can tell, it’s a legit news source &mdash if a tad more region-specific. Two random stories (Man says PETA took his dog from porch, killed her & For in vitro pioneer, even at 103, the work never ends) both checks out.

There are non-region-centric sections, like their Global section, but all-told, HR is likely going to interest people who live or lived in the areas listed in their About Us page.

As always, check as many sources as you can before reposting or resharing. Hampton Roads as an Opinion section that is plainly labeled as such — but be mindful.

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