Edward Ponton posted this photo on Facebook, saying it was the whale that washed ashore near Sandbridge, Virginia, early Sunday. Facebook screenshoot
Edward Ponton posted this photo on Facebook, saying it was the whale that washed ashore near Sandbridge, Virginia, early Sunday. Facebook screenshoot
Edward Ponton posted this photo on Facebook, saying it was the whale that washed ashore near Sandbridge, Virginia, early Sunday. Facebook screenshoot

Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.