10-year-old Virginia Beach girl beats the odds, becomes ambassador for childhood cancer

Abby Furco, 10, enjoys a Norfolk Admirals Hockey game. Abby was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 4 years old. She survived, and will spend 2017 as an ambassador for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. (Courtesy of  Patty Furco)

Ten-year-old Abby Furco loves Harry Potter. She’s read all seven books, as well as the prequel and the sequel. Abby’s often wondered what schoolhouse she’d be sorted into if she were a student at Hogwarts. Maybe she’d be placed into Ravenclaw for her smarts, or Hufflepuff because she’s a hard worker. Perhaps she’d find her […]

Norfolk given $200,000 federal grant to develop waterfront areas

(Photo courtesy of the city of Norfolk)

With a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the city of Norfolk will develop more than 200 acres of waterfront property. Part of the EPA’s Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant, Norfolk is one of 19 communities nationwide that will receive federal funding to combat environmental issues. In the announcement made on Thursday afternoon by Mayor Kenneth […]

‘Angel gowns’ help one Virginia Beach family remember a life never lived

A burial dress made for stillborn infants, which will be given to a local hospital or funeral home to cloth an infant that has passed.

Twice a month, Heather Wilson meets with a sewing circle. Each time they gather, group members carefully craft dresses so small that it’s hard to imagine who the garments are for. The satin white material is taken from donated wedding dresses, complete with soft lace and patterned beadwork. Beautifully sewn, these tailor-made dresses – called […]

After $1.5M investment, Navy halts live music, games at Virginia Beach brewery


If you visit Young Veterans Brewing Company you’ll find a group of loyal beer drinkers sipping pints of Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen and buying growlers of Jet Noise Double IPA. You won’t find people playing games, like checkers and chess. You won’t see anyone sitting outside enjoying a cigar or tossing bean bags during a game […]

Holiday karaoke, gingerbread house competition and more at Virginia Beach libraries in December

December at the Virginia Beach Public Library features holiday inspired events. (Photo courtesy of Carrie Stephens' Flickr)

The Virginia Beach Public Library system is offering free events in December for the public to attend and participate, though some require an RSVP. Click here to register for them. Bayside Special Services Library | 936 Independence Blvd. Holiday karaoke – Dec. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. Sing the holiday classics at an event open to all ages. Registration is required to […]

Lindsey Brothers Inc. celebrates family, faith, 50 years in Hampton Roads

Lindsey Brothers Inc

At 86, Lindsey Brothers Inc. founder James E. Lindsey Sr. is still working with the plumbing and heating company he started in 1966. Wednesday morning, he could be found bent over, wrapping up a vacuum cleaner power cord before his interview with Southside Daily. Virginia Beach’s Lindsey Brothers Inc. continues to work with schools, colleges, homes and […]

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