Moving an established business after 20 years can be risky, but Brenda C. Wright of Shooting Star Gallery on Main Street believes the right move can help jump-start a business — and she's used to taking risks.
SUFFOLK Suffolk's new city manager should have a servant's heart and the citizens always in mind — at least according to one of more than 200 who participated in a recent citizen survey seeking input on the top administrator position.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Two Portsmouth photographers are proving that with a project that highlights the best thing about the city: its people. The People of Portsmouth is a pictorial journal featuring the city's residents and the reasons they love living here. The photos and stories are chronicled on a Facebook page of the same name for all to see and enjoy.
Smithfield is a quiet spot. It's a place where time seems to move at a leisurely pace. The citizens appear to age gracefully and even the hams tend to cure slowly - and deliciously. Local historian Albert Burckard said The Battle of Smithfield was the "most dramatic event" in the town's 250-year history.
Laney Dee got a taste of Jamaica this summer, but it wasn't just the food and culture that sent the 20-year-old to the island nation. It was the love of the sport of lacrosse - and helping others - that had her flying almost 1,300 miles to Kingston.
Elaine Galanides had watched the summer Olympics almost nonstop. "Then her eyes began to do funny things," said her husband, Pete Galanides. They thought she had been watching too much television, but when she put her hand over one eye and the TV screen disappeared, Pete took her to a doctor.
Bite into one of Lilia Russell's East Coast Hot Dogs and the flavors will be familiar - warm Sabrett-brand beef and your pick of white onions, red-onion sauce, yellow or brown mustard, relish, ketchup and sauerkraut. But what makes Russell's frankfurters different is not necessarily what's on the bun - it's the buoyant personality of the vendor.
In Norfolk, there has emerged a creative alternative to the traditional gardening methods of turning soil in the summer heat or planting in large, semi-mobile pots.
Michael Kroll and James Melton stood side-by-side at the edge of a 500-gallon testing tank, staring at their cell phone screens. "Are you on your cell phone?" an older onlooker asked incredulously. The two answered in unison. "No, we're taping."
Jaden Smith, a fourth-grader at Churchland Elementary, had a good reason to give up a recent beautiful summer day to ask shoppers to contribute to Squeeze Out Cancer. He's doing it for a good friend and classmate who is battling cancer.
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