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Beach denies request to assist symphony (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia Beach has turned down the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s request for $240,000 to help put on shows in the city. Deputy City Manager Steve Herbert told orchestra officials in a letter that the city can’t afford additional funding. Herbert ...

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Gov. Kaine signs smoking ban bill (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—As of December, most smoking will be snuffed out in Virginia, a state where the tobacco legacy stretches 400 years from Jamestown to the Marlboro man. Before a crowd of supporters who toasted the moment with champagne in a ...

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