RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - Gov. Bob McDonnell announced a television pilot will be filming in Hampton Roads in March and April. If the show is picked up, it could add $50 million to the region's economy.
According to a news release from the governor's office, "Company Town" could expand the state's production infrastructure and industry.
"The announcement that this pilot series is being hosted by Fort Monroe will shine a national spotlight on Freedom's Fortress," Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority Glenn Oder said. "This production will bring jobs to the area, fill hotel rooms with the production crew, and sell meals in local restaurants. Activity like this is exactly why Fort Monroe will be a success for Hampton Roads."
The show's pilot, set to air on the CW network, will be eligible for up to $1 million in state tax credits.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
A tractor-trailer crash closed Route 58 in Suffolk Tuesday morning.
Several local families could be out on the streets by the new year, if things don't improve at a Chesapeake shelter.