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Governor halts policy after prison guards strip-search girl

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DILLWYN, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said that he’s suspended a policy that allowed prison officials to strip search an 8-year-old girl...
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Navy identifies sailor killed in collision with civilian

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A sailor who was killed when a civilian crashed into a security vehicle at a base in Virginia was...
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The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at this local celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

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NORFOLK -- Old Dominion University will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, highlighted by a concert by...
Virginia Beach residents visit a memorial outside of Building 11 dedicated to the 12 victims lost in the Municipal Center shooting. (Southside Daily/Lucretia Cunningham)

Victims’ families to city: So why not release the Virginia Beach mass shooter’s personnel file?

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VIRGINIA BEACH -- Just three days after what Mayor Bobby Dyer called "the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach," local attorney...
The school bus cameras are activated when the stop-arm is deployed. The cameras can record images from the front and back of the vehicle passing. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of David Tace)

Virginia Beach approves use of school buses for ‘Something in the Water’ festival

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Virginia Beach City Council unanimously approved the use of 70 school buses to transport people back and forth to the Oceanfront during the “Something...
Matthew Gobla, Rosarian at Huntington Park Rose Garden, shears faded blooms off one of the 700-some bushes under his care. (Alison Johnson/Southside Daily)

This Virginia Beach man cares for hundreds of roses, all at once

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The job of a rose cultivator is always on the tricky side. But at the Huntington Park Rose Garden in Newport News, nothing topped the...

Transgender actress, advocate Laverne Cox to speak at W&M

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Award-winning transgender actress, producer and advocate Laverne Cox will present William & Mary’s 2018 Atwater Lecture in March. The event, which includes a question-and-answer session,...