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Past articles by Savannah:

Gloucester's sinking zip code: The impact of sea level rise in a rural Virginia community

Sea level rise is a growing issue across Hampton Roads, but the challenges it brings are different in rural coastal communities than in the region's urban centers. → Read More

'Pups and Pints' dog-friendly taphouse coming to Virginia Beach

There are going to be two acres for dogs to run, local brews, craft cocktails and a splash pad, for starters. → Read More

Meet the artist behind all those sketchbooks at Café Stella in Norfolk

There's a longstanding trade in place: sketchbooks for the café in exchange for free coffee for retired cartoonist Walt Taylor. → Read More

Gloucester County's first Chipotle to open Friday, first 5 customers in line get free merch

The new Chipotle will be open every day from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will have a drive-thru lane where people can pick up food they ordered online. → Read More

'Discover Steampunk' temporary exhibit brings art, sculptures, machines to Virginia Aquarium

From January through May, people can explore sculptures, art and futuristic-looking machines in the "Discover Steampunk: A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure" exhibit. → Read More

Walmart lawyers request to move 3 mass shooting lawsuits to federal court

In the latest legal move, Walmart filed several requests to have three employee lawsuits decided by a jury. They also requested they be "removed" to federal court. → Read More

Baby pigmy hippo born just before Christmas at Metro Richmond Zoo

The unnamed bundle of joy is actually the second pygmy hippo to be born at the Metro Richmond Zoo. She came into the world at 16 lbs, and hit 24 lbs the next week. → Read More

Dominion Energy's offshore wind project shares document detailing probable environmental impacts

That document is supposed to look at all the ways the offshore wind farm could impact the world around it: the people, the environment and the economy. → Read More

Dead whale washes ashore on Avon, NC beach

A spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality said the whale found in Avon was 10.3 meters long, or almost 34 feet. → Read More

Do you remember that ship that got stuck in the Chesapeake Bay? The Coast Guard says the pilot was distracted.

The cargo ship was carrying almost 5,000 containers on March 13, and was headed from Baltimore to Norfolk when it got stuck in the Craighill Channel. → Read More

Elizabeth City becomes 'Hot Cocoa Capital of the World' during holiday season

From cups with bourbon syrup, mugs you can decorate with sprinkles and candies, to steaming cocoa topped with ice cream, there's something for every sweet tooth. → Read More

This 'peanut coffee' is acid-free, caffeine-free, and was invented in Suffolk

James Harrell was driving by a coffee roastery in Suffolk nine years ago, during peanut season, when inspiration struck: peanuts and coffee beans are both legumes. → Read More

Virginia Aquarium finishes work on harbor seal tank

Sitting in front of the tank outside the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center could be your favorite part of the experience, because the seals are so cute. → Read More

Tidewater Striders prepares for 45th annual Turkey Trot

The 10K race, one-mile run and competitive walk will happen Thanksgiving morning in the Mount Trashmore area. → Read More

Grafton High School senior to cheer in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for second time

The 17-year-old got to go cheer in the famous holiday parade during her freshman year, but then, the pandemic put things on pause. → Read More

Virginia Zoo euthanizes 15-year-old Sun bear whose gallbladder cancer had spread

Keepers started treating Palu as soon as he was diagnosed, and said he seemed to feel better for a while. But soon the cancer had spread throughout his body. → Read More

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree makes stops in Hampton Roads, Outer Banks

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made stops in the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads Monday as drivers tugged it towards its eventual display site in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Have you noticed machines pumping sand onto Buckroe Beach in Hampton? That hasn't happened since 2005.

Starting this week, the fresh sand is going to shore up the beach between Point Comfort Avenue and Pilot Avenue. → Read More

'What advice do you have for entrepreneurs in the 757?' Mighty Dream panelists weigh in

Panelists at the Mighty Dream Forum boil down their advice for people starting out with dreams of their own. → Read More

'I don't like it': Pharrell addresses city's crackdown on Downtown Norfolk businesses

"If they really had a problem, and really cared about helping, they’d talk to these people and educate them, and say ‘this isn’t going to fly,'" Pharrell said. → Read More