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Virginia Beach draws tourism, and it seems to be growing

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- Research recently released by U.S. Travel Association and Longwoods International indicated the travel and tourism industry here is strong and continues...
Officers at the Norfolk Police Department can now grow beards and show tattoos in uniform under this new policy change. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)

Beards and tattoos: Here’s why the Norfolk PD changed its uniform policy

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NORFOLK -- An update to the Norfolk Police Department's uniform standards now allows officers to grow full beards and have visible tattoos while on...
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It’s Virginia Wine Month: Here’s a map to help you celebrate

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October is dedicated to many causes: breast cancer awareness, shelter dog adoption, Halloween safety, global diversity, cookies, apples and much more. In Virginia, October is...
A memorial remembering Grace Sherwood, aka the Witch of Pungo, on the property of Sentara Hospital at N. Witchduck Rd. and Independence Blvd.

ICYMI: Mermaid, The Witch of Pungo, police taxi and more

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With dozens of headlines every week, it’s easy to miss some here and there. Get in on the conversation. Here are this week’s most read stories. Just...
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel (MMMBT) I-664 (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Tom Saunders, VDOT)

Know before you go: VDOT’s list of weekly lane closures

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Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Oct. 13 to Oct. 19. This list...
VB Home Now is giving away autographed guitars from musicians like Rascal Flatts in an effort to prevent and end homelessness in Virginia Beach. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of VB Home Now)

Help prevent and end homelessness in Virginia Beach and get the chance to win an autographed guitar. Here’s how

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- An initiative to end homelessness in the city is giving away signed guitars from country artists like Rascal Flatts to legendary...
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Beach Ambassadors)

Here are fall events and festivals for October and November in Eastern Virginia

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With fall now in full swing, some resident families and visitors alike are beginning to look for fall events to enjoy. Southside Daily has compiled...
Slover Library Sound Studio Staff Michael Lusby playing guitar in a sound booth. (Southside Daily/Courtesy Slover Library)

A library card is all you need to make music in this studio

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NORFOLK -- Musicians, audio producers, voiceover actors, rejoice. An audio production studio is opening this fall and all those vying for studio time have to...