Deadline Brewing Project hopes to bring new brews to Virginia Beach’s Shore Drive

Darrell Cuenca hopes to found a two-barrel nano-brewery called Deadline Brewing Project near Shore Drive this summer. He and his business partners

Virginia Beach may soon welcome its next brewery — and you may already know the owners. Darrell Cuenca, former Virginian-Pilot writer and brewer at Big Ugly Brewing in Chesapeake, and TV news couple Jason and Erica Hechtkopf, better known as Jason Marks of WAVY-TV and Erica Greenway of WTKR News 3, have teamed up to make the […]


‘Food insecure’ students, staff have received 650 meals from ODU’s IGNITE food pantry

Since it opened this past summer, the IGNITE food pantry at ODU has served nearly 650 meals to students, faculty, and staff in need. (Mariah Pohl)

When money is tight, do you spend it on food or on books? That’s a question one in four Old Dominion University students had to face this past semester, according to the campus IGNITE food pantry. Since it opened in August, the pantry has provided 650 meals for more than 70 ODU students, staff, and faculty struggling to make […]


Virginia Beach’s Kempsville Recreation Center to open this year

Kempsville Recreation Center

Power tools whirring and the sound of distant chatter among construction workers fill the air during the day on Monmouth Lane, where the new Kempsville Recreation Center is being built. Two years after closing its doors in Virginia Beach, it is close to completion. The two-story, 87,116 square-foot facility will feature a double gymnasium, an indoor track, […]


‘A lot of these dogs are purposely tortured’: Virginia Beach SPCA rescues puppies from South Korean dog meat farm

Leo is one of four rescue dogs that will be brought to the Virginia Beach SCPA for socialization and adoption. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach SPCA)

The Virginia Beach SPCA will receive four dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm on Thursday. The dogs are from a group of 200 canines recovered by Humane Society International, and transferred to the society’s various emergency placement partners across the country, according to a VBSPCA Facebook post. “Humane Society International contacted me about two weeks […]


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