Visitors crowded into the Stockpot on First Friday ViBe. (Kelly Kultys/Southside Daily)

Beach’s ViBe Creative District taking shape at the Oceanfront

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Laura Habr walked along 19th Street between Mediterranean and Cypress avenues while she shepherded about 10 people on a twisting path from her restaurant, Croc's...
Topgolf features three levels of "bays" that groups of 6 can play at. (Courtesy of Topgolf)

Three-story golfing venue with rooftop bar and more opens this week

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VIRGINIA BEACH - Employees lined the stairs to the entrance of the new Topgolf facility, instructing visitors on where to go. The lobby was...

Light rail, sea level rise among Virginia Beach’s top planning concerns

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What do residents think are the two most important planning issues facing Virginia Beach? Transportation and the environment, according to surveys and open houses conducted...
Bishop teaches her student, Gabriella, how to strum the guitar. (Kelly Kultys/Southside Daily)

Singer-songwriter helps preschoolers grow in “Little Rockstars” class

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VIRGINIA BEACH - Twenty-two-month-old Erika Ignacio bounced around the Kempsville Library meeting room, laughing and squealing as she played with her mom and other...
Patrick Edwards discussing procedures for closing the restaurant on Dec. 14. (Kelly Kultys/SouthsideDaily)

Soups front and center at new Virginia Beach restaurant in ViBe district

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Anne Galante and Patrick Edwards were busy building a following for their new soup restaurant, The Stockpot, well before they opened this fall in...

City offers free financial classes to help residents break out of ‘crisis mode’

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- Residents can now enroll in free city-run classes to help them gain control of their finances. The monthly Bank On Virginia Beach classes...

TowneBank acquiring Monarch Bank, will have nearly 21 percent of deposit market share in Hampton Roads

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TowneBank announced today that it has signed a merger agreement to acquire Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Monarch Bank, creating a...
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A. Dodson’s wins national contest for Independent Small Business of the Year

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A local store has been named Independent Small Business of the Year in a nationwide contest, and a local shelter for women and children will benefit...