Wednesday, September 18, 2019


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...
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Report commissioned by offshore drilling opponents disputes economic benefits for Atlantic Coast

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- The City Council will have another academic report to consider as it rethinks its stance on offshore oil and gas drilling....
Launch Virginia Beach, the city's 2014 annual report, which was published as an e-book, won an international award for the Economic Development Department. (Courtesy of

Virginia Beach Economic Development makes ‘international winner’s circle’ with four awards for marketing efforts

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The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development won more international awards this year than any other city its size except the one that it tied. The...