Norfolk police ask public to help identify robbery suspect

The man is described as black, in his mid-30s and about 5-foot-10-inches tall.  (Courtesy of Norfolk Police Department)

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Police Department is asking the public to help identify a man they say robbed a convenient store. Around 8:30 p.m., police said the man entered a 7-Eleven store, located at 3025 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. and hid items in his clothing. When store staff approached the man, he displayed a handgun and […]

President Trump to visit Newport News Shipbuilding Thursday

Trump at Regent University

NEWPORT NEWS – President Donald Trump will visit Newport News Shipbuilding on Thursday. According to Huntington Ingalls Inc. spokesperson Beci Brenton, the president will speak aboard the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. The visit will come two days after President Trump is set to deliver his first address during a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. […]

Virginia Beach company donates 2,500 pounds of food in winter drive

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VIRGINIA BEACH – A local cleaning company donated more than 2,500 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. The winter drive was part of The Cleaning Authority CARES, an initiative that raises awareness and collects donations for food banks. Each time a staff member visited a client from November 2016 to January, […]

Online car dealership with next-day-delivery expands to Southside

Courtesy of Carvana.

VIRGINIA BEACH – An online auto retail platform, with delivery options as fast as next-day-delivery launched in the Southside on Wednesday. Carvana‘s cars are now up for grabs for the region’s 3 million residents. Customers can search for, buy, finance and sell a car from their desktop or mobile device. After answering a few questions, […]

Norfolk Sheriff’s Office appoints LGBT liaison


NORFOLK – Sheriff Joe Baron announced on Wednesday afternoon that the office has appointed an LGBT liaison. Baron said that Lieutenant Meryah Breeden would serve as the department’s liaison with the help of an assistant, Corporal Xavier Kent. The Norfolk department is the first of local sheriff’s offices to create the position, following in the footsteps […]

International businesses with Southside ties awarded development grants

City of Virginia Beach Official Seal

VIRGINIA BEACH – Two international businesses with local ties were presented with grants by the Virginia Beach Development Authority on Tuesday afternoon. STIHL, Inc. and U-Play Corporation were both awarded the APZ-1 Economic Development Investment Program with grants that will enable the companies to grow their businesses in the city. Both are located in the […]

ODU president decries racist music video that sparked controversy on campus

A screenshot from the controversial music video taken Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

NORFOLK – A controversial music video made the rounds in the Old Dominion University Twitter community on Tuesday after a student tweeted the video – called “White Power” – just before midnight Monday.  The video, originally uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 4, shows a young woman wearing an ODU sweatshirt with a white towel draped over […]

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