Officials have announced a $4.2 million project to build a jetty that will protect Tangier Island’s harbor, helping to ensure its livelihood and preserve a culture that has changed little over the centuries.
A crab boat returns to Tangier Island in Virginia. Residents have pleaded for years for a jetty because the sea level has been rising and land has been sinking.Tracy A. Woodward/THE WASHINGTON POST
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.