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Former Norfolk Mayor Vincent Thomas dies at 93

NORFOLK Vincent Thomas, who served as mayor from 1976 to 1984, died Saturday. He was remembered as a mentor and friend by current city leaders. "Vince was an enormous figure in the development of the modern Norfolk," said Mayor Paul Fraim. "He was absolutely loved by all who knew him and an inspiration for so many people."

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Hatteras Lighthouse foundation stones now form amphitheater

BUXTON, N.C. The massive stones that once held up the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse are being dedicated as the new Keeper of the Light Amphitheatre. The dedication ceremony was scheduled for Saturday in Buxton. After the dedication, visitors were to be allowed to climb the lighthouse for free for a few hours.

Virginia Beach Marine Patrol receives grant to repair vessels

VIRGINIA BEACH The Marine Patrol Unit has been awarded a federal grant to repair and update police boats and dive gear.

Norfolk, civic leagues seek solution to growing complaints about ODU students

NORFOLK The story of an Old Dominion University student falling victim to violent crime has become a well-worn tale. The episodes generate headlines and send waves of fear through the neighborhoods surrounding the university. But these neighborhoods have another story to tell. It's not nearly as riveting as a shooting but, to some, no less disruptive. And far more frequent.

Virginia Beach aided developer in Cavalier bid process

VIRGINIA BEACH The email exchanges and financial discussions had kept some city staffers busy for days. A court-ordered auction for the historic Cavalier Hotel was 48 hours away, leaving little time to let developer Bruce Thompson know how much public money he could plan on receiving before bidding on the decaying Oceanfront landmark.

N.C. court upholds law to keep sex offenders off some social networking sites

RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld a state law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites that minors can join.

Northam is gearing up for 2017 governor's race

NORFOLK With the 2015 legislative elections now history, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is already on the hunt for votes in the 2017 gubernatorial election. Known for his soft-spoken demeanor, Northam acknowledged Friday that the governor's race can be a rough-and-tumble affair. But he's not worried about it.

Gov. McAuliffe: Medicaid can be expanded at no cost to state

RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe intends to make another push for Medicaid expansion, despite intense opposition from Republicans, who retained full control of the General Assembly in elections last week.

Police: Chesapeake man falsely reported attack after stabbing himself

CHESAPEAKE Police say a man and his wife falsely reported a stabbing incident Sunday evening. The 26-year-old man initially told police he was walking down Joyce Court when two men approached and then stabbed him, Detective Dorienne Boykin said. Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate around 4:15 p.m. The victim was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

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