Top stories from Southside Daily’s inaugural week

Virginia Beach’s new online home for local news launched Oct. 5. We’ve already covered everything from light rail and city hall to business stories and high school sports. Here are the most-read stories from our opening week:

Peytan Taylor, 5, is fighting a rare disease (Courtesy of the Taylor family)
Peytan Taylor, 5, is fighting a rare disease (Courtesy of the Taylor family)

Five-year-old Peytan Taylor suffers from a rare disease. Her family planned a fundraiser to raise awareness and money for research at a Town Center paint party. Kelly Kultys had the story.

The Princess Anne girls’ volleyball team is hungry for another run to state title game. Southside Daily sports reporter Joe Saade gave readers a look at the squad that’s trying to get there.

Virginia Beach artist Brock St. Clair Childress never sold his paintings. For a while he even threw them away. A year after his death, they’re on sale for the first time at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Judah Taylor told us why.

Virginia Beach Schools now explicitly forbid discrimination and harassment that target sexual orientation and gender identity. Kultys reported on the School Board’s policy changes.

Cox Falcons freshmen (left to right): Jack Young, Ben Werve, Reese Smith, Simon Falck and Nick Elfelt before their race Sept. 30 at Kellam High School. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)
Cox Falcons freshmen (left to right): Jack Young, Ben Werve, Reese Smith, Simon Falck and Nick Elfelt before their race Sept. 30 at Kellam High School. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)

Five freshman runners have given the Cox boys’ cross country team a surprise jolt this season. Saade wrote about the talented, fun group of friends.

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