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Brother Rutter walks along Granby street outside of the revitalized Texaco Building

Epicenter of the Arts District: Attorney, philanthropist and collector Brother Rutter talks art

Epicenter of the Arts District: Attorney, philanthropist and collector Brother Rutter talks art

By Jeff Maisey   Brother Rutter has searched the world over – the art world that is – and found his true love in Norfolk. Rutter, as you may know, is C. Arthur “Brother” Rutter of Rutter Mills Injury Law in downtown Norfolk. What you may not know is that Brother grew up in Virginia

(Bank of America building to become apartments in downtown Norfolk?)

GRAPEVINE: Interesting Possibilities for NFK

By Jeremy Bender   A source who wishes not to be identified but certainly within the-know of what’s moving and shaking behind the scenes recently revealed some interesting possibilities in Norfolk’s downtown. Bold move #1: Developer Buddy Gadams will likely expand his dominance of apartment building and conversions by purchasing the lofty Bank of America

(Virginia Beach mayor Will Sessoms makes his mark with the stroke of a paint brush on 18th Street)

Feelin’ the ViBe in Virginia Beach

By Jeff Maisey   Business owners and supporters of the emerging ViBe district in Virginia Beach paraded through the 17th to 19th Street corridor to celebrate its November First Friday event and the unveiling of a mural fence on 18th Street. Among the participants were Andrew Fine, Charles Powell (Details and Found Objects), Cindy Pennybacker

(Colley Avenue is home to the Naro Expanded Cinema)

Colley ave Wins National Great Places Designation

  CHICAGO—Today, the American Planning Association (APA) announced that Colley Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, has earned the “People’s Choice” designation as one of the Great Places in America in 2015. For the second year in the row, APA asked the public to nominate their favorite public space, neighborhood, or street. Suggestions were collected throughout October

(Michael Muhammad, a business and marketing consultant for Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, posted a video on the firm’s YouTube page explaining his Stop the Violence campaign)

Stop the Violence

By Michael Muhammad   Police turns dog loose on black female college student. Unarmed black male shot and killed by police officer. Black woman dies in police custody under suspicious circumstances. Black male hanged by noose reported as suicide questioned by family. Disabled black motorist shot in the head seeking assistance. These and many more headlines like them are


VEER’s 2015 Golden Tap Award Nominees

In the voting window below, please select ONE per category. Remember to scroll through all 46 categories, use the scroll bar on the RIGHT of the voting window. If you are unable to see the voting window, simply click here and it will take you to the survey as well. We will present gold, silver and

(A shadow falls on d'Art Center at Selden Arcade, but sunny days could be ahead in the Arts District for resident artists)

Selden Arcade Will Not Reopen to Artists

By Jeff Maisey   Looks like Selden Arcade will not reopen to house the visual artists of d’Art Center or the second floor base of operations for the city of Norfolk’s Cultural Affairs department. “We have learned that we will not be returning to our offices,” said Karen Rudd, manager of Norfolk’s Cultural Affairs. “We

News Hurricane

STORM WATCH: Category 3

  By Jeff Maisey   While visiting the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth this summer, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe asked residents of Hampton Roads to have an evacuation plan and to prepare for the worst. The Saffir-Simpson Scale ranks hurricanes by wind strength as follows: Category 1 (74-95 mph), Category 2 (96-110 mph), Category 3