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Scotch whisky born at Washington's Mount Vernon unveiled

MOUNT VERNON After a three-year aging process, distillers at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate will taste a batch of single malt Scotch whisky made at the estate's distillery. Scottish distillers teamed with Mount Vernon's own distiller in 2012 to make the whisky using 18th century methods employed by Washington and Mount Vernon's reconstructed, water-powered gristmill.

Around Town | Iconic building demolished, new businesses coming

What is happening at site of former IHOP on Virginia Beach Boulevard? And what is being built on Wesleyan Drive next to where the old Food Lion used to be, close to Cypress Point? There’s a brick building going up that looks like a fast food restaurant. - Kim Talman As the pancake palace crumbles in one part of Virginia Beach, Waffle House builds a new location across town.

Pedestrian killed by Norfolk Southern train in Virginia

SYCAMORE Virginia State Police say a pedestrian has been killed by a Norfolk Southern train in Pittsylvania County. Sgt. Richard Garletts in Salem says state police were notified of the incident around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Garletts says it occurred near a train crossing on U.S. Route 29 near the town of Sycamore.

Makers of Budweiser, Miller joining forces in takeover

BRUSSELS The world's top two beer makers agreed Tuesday to join forces to create a company that would control nearly a third of the global market and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.

U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell hosting job fair today in Norfolk

More than 100 prospective employers from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Washington, D.C., are participating in a job fair today sponsored by U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell. Among those offering employment are several federal agencies, school systems, local public safety agencies, health care facilities and an array of private businesses.

Study: Portsmouth leads the way in local charitable giving

Craig Haines figures he and his wife donate roughly a 10th of their income.
"We just feel very strongly about making our community as good as it can be," said Haines, a New York Life representative who lives in the Willoughby section of Norfolk.
That impulse burns a little stronger in urban residents like Haines, says a recent study.

Va. Beach shop's specialty: properly fitting bras

VIRGINIA BEACH Fredericka Zappe and Bob Foster supported The Full Cup recently, in more ways than one. The duo from the global lingerie and swimwear company Wacoal Eveden came from New York to attend the bra boutique's trunk show, and to share some product knowledge. The Laskin Road salon not only sells bras, but educates women on why it's important to wear the correct-size bra.

Couple watched Norfolk shake, rattle and change

NORFOLK What a long, strange trip it's been for Larry and Margaret Marshall. Since the mid-1990s, they've managed Jack Rabbit Self Storage, which sits across Hampton Boulevard from the north end of the port's biggest container operation, Norfolk International Terminals.

Gwaltney plant deal means $5 million in new private investment for Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH Some good news for Portsmouth. InterChange Group Inc., a Harrisonburg-based third-party logistics provider, has bought the site of a former Gwaltney plant in the city and is planning to build a 200,000-square-foot warehouse complex there. The project means $5 million in new private investment for the city. Construction on the first phase of the facility is set to start next spring.

Is Suffolk still the peanut capital of the world?

SUFFOLK Thirty years ago, a Suffolk mayor traveled to the Deep South to defend his city's peanut honor. During a visit timed around peanut festival season, Mayor Andrew Damiani rode down Main Street in Dothan, Ala., with a banner proclaiming that Suffolk was the peanut capital of the world, in a town that claimed the same.

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