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Beach’s retiring city manager named president, CEO of Reinvent Hampton Roads

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Virginia Beach City Manager Jim Spore will be the first-ever president and chief executive officer for Reinvent Hampton Roads, an initiative of the Hampton Roads...
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Virginia Beach brew pubs sweep at 2015 Golden Tap awards

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Virginia Beach is the place for brew pubs and beer events in Hampton Roads, judging by VEER Magazine's 2015 Golden Tap awards, which were announced...
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Virginia Beach City Council approves deal to bring state’s largest arena to the Oceanfront

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Virginia Beach will have the state's largest arena, one capable of supporting an NHL or NBA team, under the terms of a deal approved Tuesday. The...
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After years of support, Virginia Beach is no longer for — or against — offshore drilling

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- After five years of supporting offshore drilling for oil or gas, the City Council on Tuesday pulled back from that position but...
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Beach council defers votes on residential complexes

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The Virginia Beach City Council deferred votes Tuesday on two proposed housing developments. The first, Old Beach Village, was kicked to the city's Economic Development...
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Oceanfront’s Ghost Ride now gone, new retail coming in its place

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For years, visitors to the Oceanfront rode Captain Cline's Pirate Ghost Ride, an attraction that anchored the corner of Atlantic Avenue and 16th Street. That...
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UPDATED: Your Pie pizza place plans to open at Hilltop in February

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The local franchisee for Your Pie, a fast-casual pizza restaurant that puts an emphasis on craft beer, has leased a space at the Hilltop North...

Welcome to the Jim Spore Fountain: Town Center plaza renamed after city manager

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The Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority will make sure the man who negotiated the deal to create Town Center 16 years ago will be...