NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Hundreds of people put on their walking shoes in Newport News Saturday for the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Similar walks were held in more than 600 communities nationwide to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Saturday's walk was one of six in Southeastern Virginia and the biggest.
WAVY.com spoke with one organizer whose mother had the disease, but she says that's not the only reason she got involved.
"I don't do this for my mother, I do this for everyone else's loved ones that will get it until we find a cure," said Rona Altschuler, volunteer Walk chair.
About 1,200 people hit the streets in Port Warwick. By the end of today's event, they raised about $198,000.
Police and fire crews are investigating a report of items found in a motel room consistent with manufacturing narcotics Friday.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory toured the Bonner Bridge area Friday morning after officials shut it down due to safety concerns.
A 24-year-old man is accused of fleeing as troopers tried to initiate a traffic stop in Hampton Friday.