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Virginia Aquarium welcomes rare pair of crocodiles

VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center welcomed two Tomistoma crocodiles over the weekend, according to a news release. The rare reptiles - named Ralf and Sommer - arrived Saturday from Malaysia.

Rare crocodillian leaving Virginia Aquarium for good this weekend

VIRGINIA BEACH Gloria, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's Tomistoma crocodile is moving to Florida. Her last day on exhibit is Sunday. The 30-year-old is still within the viable breeding age. She's being moved to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in an attempt to mate.

Virginia Aquarium's new seal named Rudder

VIRGINIA BEACH The young harbor seal now calling the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center home will be called Rudder. Pickles, Pepper and Bruce - in honor of New Jersey-born Bruce Springsteen - were also suggested.

Photos | Tidewater Division Train Show in Virginia Beach
Coastal Journal | Virginia Beach boat trips are "dolphin showtime"

VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia is known as the Mother of Presidents, and perhaps you could say our state is Mother of Dolphins as well. Lots of baby dolphins are born and bred every year in their "nursery" right around Cape Henry inside the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. So many dolphin babes are born and cavort in that area that dolphin researchers have nicknamed it Dolphin Disneyland.

Help name Norfolk Virginia Zoo's giraffe baby

NORFOLK  Mom: Imara. Dad: Billy. Baby giraffe: _______. The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk wants your help naming the Masai giraffe calf born July 23. It stood 6 feet 3 inches and weighed 152 pounds at its birth.

Developer breaks ground on Norfolk's new Waterside District

NORFOLK This groundbreaking had more than shovels and a pile of dirt. It's the waterfront, after all. Tugboats sprayed water high into the air and blasted their horns. A vessel dropped an enormous yellow anchor into the Elizabeth River with an equally large splash.

Busch Gardens to hold auditions for Howl-O-Scream's "Scare Squad" members

WILLIAMSBURG Busch Gardens is looking for people to fill roles as ghouls, zombies and other creepy creatures for its annual Howl-O-Scream event. Howl-O-Scream opens Sept. 25 and runs starting at 6 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 1. Park officials said they are looking for people to be a part of their "Scare Squad."

Rob Thomas is down for one last pop in Portsmouth with Plain White T's

Rob Thomas had one thing in mind in making his third solo album: how the songs would work in concert. That meant "The Great Unknown" wouldn't be like "Cradlesong," his 2013 sophomore effort.

Local farms bursting with beans of all kinds

Bean time! Butter beans, crowder peas, black-eyed peas, pink-eyed peas and other field peas are in at farms around the region. If you haven't tried these beans and peas fresh, think of them as a totally different veggie than what comes dried at the grocery store.

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