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Meet the man uniting Hampton Roads one bite at a time

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VIRGINIA BEACH — What would happen if lesser-known Hampton Roads eateries partnered with established ones? The answer is "cro-pro," according to 28-year-old Virginia Beach...
Kay Brown, owner of Sweat N Swag.

Former Marine’s business venture combines hip-hop dancing with fruits and veggies

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Mixing hip-hop and vegan food may seem like an unorthodox approach to a business, but it's a combination a local entrepreneur...

Navy vet bringing pop culture-inspired popcorn shop to Granby Street

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NORFOLK — When Omar Hasan was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, everyone he worked with knew he always ate popcorn during lunch. After retiring...

After a year of care, a 6-year old oyster farmer released his first pets into the Lafayette River

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NORFOLK — Graham Mitchell was five years old when he adopted his "oyster babies," but after a year of raising them in the docks...

Fruitive expands into Ghent with plant-based menu

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NORFOLK — Ghent welcomed a new plant-based restaurant to the neighborhood this week. Fruitive opened its doors Thursday, marking it's fifth birthday in business. The...

Where We Live: Eco Adventure at Lotus Farm

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Looking for a hobby? Try your hand at the farm life at Eco Adventure, a newly renovated Virginia Beach farmhouse decked...
Dr. Heather Brookshire checks Drago's right eye as MPO Aaron Dove keeps him calm.

Virginia Beach police horses receive eye exams — and Twizzlers

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Just like humans get annual check ups for their health, horses need eye exams, too. Dr. Heather Brookshire of Animal Vision Center of...
A staff member handles one of two male Komodo dragon hatchlings at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach

It’s a boy … and a boy: Genders revealed for Komodo dragons born at Virginia Aquarium

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VIRGINIA BEACH — The two Komodo dragon babies, whose heads emerged from the dirt surprising Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center staffers last August,...