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Few disagreements at Chesapeake school board forum / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:44:38 -0400
CHESAPEAKE Incumbents touted the city’s progress under their watch, while challengers called for fresh ideas and new leadership during a forum for City Council and School Board candidates Wednesday evening. About 50 people turned out for the two-hour televised event, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, at the Chesapeake Conference Center.

Virginia Beach plans to aid flood-prone sections / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:39:50 -0400
VIRGINIA BEACH The city is looking to alleviate flooding in several neighborhoods south of Shore Drive that are notoriously some of the first to go underwater when a storm hits.

Court upholds permit for Stumpy Lake community / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:37:57 -0400
CHESAPEAKE The State Water Control Board was correct in 2003 when it approved the construction of a large mixed-use community near Stumpy Lake, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled this week. The ruling does not clear the way for the development of the Tri-City Properties project, though. The Army Corps of Engineers denied the developers a federal permit in 2008.

Photos | Alpaca shearing in Hampton / Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:30:00 -0400

Beach developer had hand in Rudee Loop rejection / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:28:42 -0400
VIRGINIA BEACH When the city last month rejected a development proposal for Rudee Loop that would have brought Wyndham time-shares, a Margaritaville restaurant and other attractions, officials said the timing just wasn't right and that they turn down proposals for the site every year.

Driggers hungry for Norfolk Ward 5 council seat / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:52:38 -0400
NORFOLK There’s one thing Jim Driggers didn’t like about serving on the Norfolk School Board. All the food provided to the board members. “I ate too much,” Driggers said. “I probably put on 20 pounds in those six years.”

State lawmakers still no closer to budget compromise / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:44:35 -0400
RICHMOND As state senators upheld Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes of two Republican-backed measures on religious expression, their House of Delegates counterparts rejected many of his amendments on other pieces of legislation. Wednesday's session yielded no productivity on a still-unfinished state budget.

Chesapeake woman, 70, charged with attacking officer / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:20:31 -0400
CHESAPEAKE Ruth Davenport is a 70-year-old widow who lives with her adult son. The retired mortgage broker said she enjoys walking on the beach, playing tennis and attending Children of Yisrael Open Hands Ministry in Newport News. She said she's always felt safe here. At least, Davenport said, until two Chesapeake policemen came to her former Indian River home last month looking for her son.

Beach accepts light rail grant from state / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:59:35 -0400
SUFFOLK State Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne told area business leaders Wednesday that Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms had agreed to the general terms for a state grant of $155 million for a light-rail extension into the city.

Reports: Smithfield parent cutting initial public offering / Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:39:08 -0400
WH Group, the Chinese parent company of Smithfield Foods Inc., will cut its initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange by more than half, wire services reported Wednesday.

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