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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

10/25/2014 11:00 PM

James D. Cabiness II was misidentified in a City Council voter's guide in today's Beacon, a community news section for Virginia Beach readers of The Virginian-Pilot.

10/25/2014 11:00 PM

In the blue house with the skylight and the big tree, Loretto Dalmazzo has all the makings of her dream life.

10/25/2014 09:00 PM

Ambrose Hawkins had a plan. In the early 1830s, the cobbler decided to move his family to Africa, likely believing a new start there would be better than living in America, where even free blacks faced peril in the decades leading to the Civil War. Some of his family made the journey, but Hawkins never emigrated. Instead, he lived out his life along the North Carolina-Virginia border.

10/25/2014 08:59 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH After renting her safe deposit box for 24 years, Catherine Holloway thought the box was, well, safe. But in August, she arrived at the Wells Fargo bank branch at 1068 Independence Blvd. to find the lock had been drilled and the contents stolen.

10/25/2014 08:10 PM


10/25/2014 07:42 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH In a world with plenty of bad news, good can be found - sometimes by merely looking up. It's only a small celebration - starlings who dance as one in the sunset over Town Center's urban jungle. But in the daily drumbeat of troubling headlines, this simple note of wonder is a reprieve.

10/25/2014 07:19 PM

SUFFOLK For Mayor Linda Johnson, the stakes in the City Council election couldn't be higher. Three council incumbents closely aligned with Johnson face serious challenges in their re-election bids. If at least two of them lose on Nov. 4, it will fracture a dependable five-vote majority she has commanded since becoming the city's first elected mayor in 2008.

10/25/2014 06:17 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH A man drowned after witnesses say he fell off the bridge on West Great Neck Road just off Shore Drive, said Tonya Borman, a public affairs officer for the Virginia Beach Police Department. He was identified as Bernard White, 26, of Norfolk, Borman said. The witnesses said they saw White fall from the bridge about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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