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Portsmouth trying to resolve plans for site near TCC campus

PORTSMOUTH The City Council has the option to say "yes" or "no" Tuesday to about $840,000 worth of annual revenue during its meeting on whether to rezone Victory Village along Victory Boulevard near Tidewater Community College.

Joy Fund donors: Nov. 5, 2015

Individuals Michael Seroczynski $20.00 Linda Watkins $25.00 George H. Fletcher $25.00 Donna Wilgus $25.00 Alvin E. Gwin $25.00 Larry Donahue $30.00 Cheryl Youngs $50.00 Sara S. Cline $50.00 Today's total$250.00

Column │The jacket fits, but is it fitting?

When I was in high school, I found an old sailor's jacket at a thrift store. The white piping frayed and yellowed, it had the name "C.D. Lindsey" stitched in green cursive inside it. It was love at first sight. How oddly prophetic the jacket that spoke to me years ago ended up becoming such a huge part of my adult life.

Former Portsmouth actor's CBS series is canceled

It's the news that no actor in television wants to hear: "Your series has been canceled."
CBS recently dropped that bomb on the cast of "Extant," a cast that includes Portsmouth actor Cleo Anthony. He had a significant role as a human-alien hybrid in the science-fiction series that ran for 26 episodes over two summers.

Animal Matters: Cruelty a human trait devoid of humanity

AFTER EXCHANGING my career from corporate marketing to nonprofit animal welfare, a friend praised me for doing something good for humanity. Sure, that's a natural compliment one might pay to someone who'd decided to follow a path of charitable work, rather than enriching shareholders. But what struck me later was the choice of words.

ABC Family Channel, which is changing its name, is rooted in Christian Broadcasting Network

The cable channel launched from Virginia Beach in 1977 by evangelist, businessman and television visionary Pat Robertson is about to go through a name change for the sixth time. ABC Family, the channel of "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Fosters," will become Freeform in January.

Lamar Odom found unconscious in a Las Vegas-area brothel

Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas-area brothel and taken to a hospital Tuesday afternoon, brothel owner Dennis Hof told the Los Angeles Times. A spokeswoman for the Desert View Hospital in Pahrump, Nevada, confirmed that Odom had been taken to its facility and then transported to another hospital, but said she could not give out more information for privacy reasons.

National yoga festival coming to Virginia Beach in October

Virginia Beach Drishti Fest, a four-day national yoga festival, will be coming to Virginia Beach Oct. 8 through 11 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. The festival will bring in 10 internationally known instructors as well as more than 25 from the area. The classes will range from novice to advanced, and cover various types of yoga.

Saturday event at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk is cancelled


The free event scheduled at the Glass Wheel Studio in the Norfolk arts district on Saturday has been cancelled due to weather.

Under a bridge in Hampton Roads, Crab Man builds military toys out of trash

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