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Tiffany Savona leaving WAVY-TV

Tiffany Savona, meteorologist with WAVY-TV, is leaving the station for a job in Louisville, Ky.
Savona posted about the job move on Facebook and Twitter, saying today will be her last day. She has worked at the station for three years as the weekend meteorologist. She also filled in during the week.

Norfolk Southern executive chairman steps down ahead of retirement

NORFOLK Norfolk Southern Corp. announced on Tuesday that Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will step down as executive chairman of the company’s board effective Oct. 1. On the same day, James Squires, president and CEO of the Norfolk-based railroad, will become the company’s next chairman of the board.

Ribbon-cutting planned for Norfolk 7-Eleven won by Army vet

NORFOLK A community celebration is planned at a 7-Eleven in Campostella where a local Army veteran is preparing to take the reins as owner. Salil Gautam learned earlier this year that he had won a franchise from 7-Eleven in the company's Operation: Take Command contest. The store, at 1618 Indian River Road, will have a ribbon-cutting Tuesday, according to a news release from the company.

BAE's Norfolk shipyard laying off 650 employees in November

NORFOLK BAE Systems' Norfolk shipyard announced Monday that it plans to lay off 650 of its employees, effective Nov. 20. Because the company has yet to determine which workers will be affected, it sent state-required warnings - triggered by the size of the reduction - to all 1,500 of its workers at the yard, stating that their jobs may be on the line.

Rigell leads the chorus on offshore drilling, but not all businesses sing along

VIRGINIA BEACH Exposing a rift within the region's business community over the prospects of drilling for gas and oil off Virginia's coast, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum Monday touting the potential economic bonanza from drilling.

After heavy lifting, Coelacanth Brewing in Ghent says beer is on the way

NORFOLK Ghent's first brewery hopped toward an opening date with the Monday arrival of four fermentors imported from Italy. Kevin Erskine, founder of Coelacanth Brewing, 760A W. 22nd St., said he hopes to open in October or November. The project was delayed this spring when a neighboring landowner said he was concerned that Erskine's customers would park in his lots.

Congressman announces Norfolk job fair

NORFOLK More than 100 businesses will be looking to hire employees at a job fair next month. U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell announced today he’ll host his third annual job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Ted Constant Convocation Center at 4320 Hampton Blvd.

Gas average drops below $2 in Hampton Roads

The average price of gas, continuing its pleasant plunge, dropped below $2 in Hampton Roads on Sunday.
A gallon of regular averaged $1.99, according to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report. That was down 36 cents from a month ago and more than a dollar from $3.15 a year ago.
The last time gas averaged less than $2 in Hampton Roads, according to AAA, was May 7, 2009, when Michael Jackson was still alive.

How often is enough for mammograms?

I faced my usual quandary this year: Should I get a mammogram or skip it? I had one last year, so according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, I didn't need one this year. The agency is an independent group of doctors and health care experts that crafts prevention guidelines - at the request of the feds - using the most up-to-date evidence.

Condo association files 2nd suit against woman forced to move due to Chinese drywall

NORFOLK Michelle Germano's fate lies in the hands of the people who have sued her for money before. On Wednesday, the 65-year-old woman will face the Harbor Walk Condominium Association at the courthouse once again - but this time, a judge has ordered them to mediation.

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