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Dream Team 2015 snags best-in-show honors at Virginia State Fair

DOSWELL For The Pilot's Dream Team of bakers, Thursday was one sweet day at the State Fair of Virginia. The Pilot's 2015 Dream Team battered up against bakers across the state in the highly competitive cake competition and bested them all to win best-in-show honors in the adult and youth divisions.

One Love Festival on Saturday at Va. Wesleyan

VIRGINIA BEACH Embrace the open spirit of the 1960s at the One Love Festival, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. Co-founder Rick Mateo said the elements of nonviolence, compassion and change that he experienced in the '60s are alive at the festival. It will be held Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan College.

Lorraine Eaton's pick of the week | 7-Eleven crunchy Sriracha chips

I usually pop into 7-Eleven for coffee, but you've got to try these chips. They're super crunchy and lip-stinging spicy. $1.49 for a 1.25 ounce bag at 7-Eleven stores.

Tomahawk steaks starting to pop up at fine restaurants in Hampton Roads

Masses of flowers cascaded over the rail of Steinhilber's dining deck. Candlelight flickered in a late summer breeze. A waiter appeared in a spotless white dinner jacket. At that very moment, while wearing my best black dress and diamond stud earrings, I did a most unladylike thing. I ordered the tomahawk steak.

Va. Beach tennis weekend will benefit housing charity

VIRGINIA BEACH Stop the violence, and start the healing. That's the goal of Samaritan House - and the Serve Love Heal tennis tournament this weekend at the Virginia Beach Tennis & Country Club.

"America's wickedest city" of the past is now a thriving arts hub

Back in the 1890s, Norfolk was dubbed "America's wickedest city." At the outbreak of World War II, when the population boomed and sailors on leave streamed into town, bordellos, peep shows, flophouses and beer halls thrived. Back then, East Main Street held the title of having "the most solid block of beer joints in the world."

Photo Gallery | Dogs Gone Swimming fundraiser
Thousands show up at Mt. Trashmore yard sale, Norfolk arts festival

For a moment or two late Saturday morning, it seemed that every one of the 9,200 Facebook users who said they were going to a mega yard sale at Mount Trashmore had already shown up.

Photo | The perfect shot in the OBX
Virginia Beach women's club: 61 years strong

VIRGINIA BEACH The Silhouettes Social and Savings Club may not be a fiduciary giant, but their interest rate surpasses most institutions. Formed in 1954 by young, African American girls from Gracetown, Beechwood and Burton Station neighborhoods, the Silhouettes have marked 61 years of sustained membership. President Josephine Wright said it is a sisterhood they can bank on.

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