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11/13/2015 - 3:01pm


Five new musicians have joined the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, which is in its 96th season with conductor JoAnn Falletta in her 25th year with the organization.

They are:

11/06/2015 - 12:51pm

Advertising & public relations

Stephanie Miller has joined MP&A Digital & Advertising in Williamsburg as account executive and social media manager.

A recent magna cum laude graduate of Auburn University, Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business.

10/30/2015 - 12:23pm

By Nate Delesline III

Allen West, a decorated Army veteran and former congressman, is slated to open the 21st season of the Virginia Beach Forum on Wednesday.

Born and raised in the same Atlanta neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, West served in the Iraq War and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.

10/30/2015 - 12:12pm


Hourigan Construction, based in Virginia Beach, announced the following new employees:

* Rory Slusher is an assistant superintendent. Previously with Kjellstrom & Lee, he is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

* Gary Duverny is an assistant superintendent and a graduate of Lynchburg College.

* Mason Bowman is an assistant superintendent with a degree in construction engineering and management from Virginia Tech.

* Ben Fowler is an assistant superintendent and a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in civil engineering.

10/23/2015 - 11:50am

Staff report

Macon and Joan Brock, a Virginia Beach couple who have given untold millions to a variety of charitable causes, have been named the 2015 Outstanding Philanthropists by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The Brocks will receive their award at the second annual National Philanthropy Day Honors event Nov. 12 in New York City. The award honors an individual with a proven record of exceptional generosity who demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility through direct financial support.

10/23/2015 - 11:41am


Staff Sgt. Tracey Evans of Air Combat Command, Detachment 4, received the 2015 Samuel T. Northern Military Citizen of the Year Award at a Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce event earlier this month.

Since 1951, the award has been presented annually to the enlisted military individual whose personal and public volunteer contributions have had the most positive effect on the Hampton Roads community.

10/16/2015 - 1:44pm

Banking & finance

The public accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman, based in Charlotte, N.C., announced the following promotions for its Hampton Roads offices:

10/09/2015 - 12:08pm


Twenty-four attorneys from the law firm of Vandeventer Black LLP have been selected for inclusion in the "Best Lawyers in America 2016," many listed in multiple specialties. They are:

Admiralty & maritime law: Mark T. Coberly, Richard H. Ottinger, Edward J. Powers (also selected as Lawyer of the Year), John M. Ryan

Arbitration: William E. Franczek

Banking & finance law: Bryant C. McGann

Bankruptcy & creditor debtor rights / insolvency & reorganization law: Daniel R. Weckstein