Culture & Community

A community isn’t a community without the people and places and businesses that make it unique. From our annual Giving Back Awards to interviews with influential and talented people who call Coastal Virginia home, we explore the personalities, organizations, events and destinations that make up our community fabric.

Nashville style chicken sandwich franchise heating things up The fast-casual brand HCK Hot Chicken just flew into Coastal Virginia and...

New Virginia Beach LEGO Store draws throngs of devoted fans to colorful, interactive retail space...
Colonial Williamsburg’s recently opened dedicated bookstore features titles from its collection and publishing partners in a cozy colonial atmosphere...
Just-opened deluxe sports bar in Virginia Beach offers high-tech golf simulators, a cigar lounge, private event spaces and more along...
Chesapeake-based pop culture writer Will Harris collaborates with Airplane! creators on book chronicling the iconic comedy film...
Save the dates and clean your plates at these upcoming local restaurant weeks...
Get ready to raise your glass to a great time at the Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest!...
Annual month-long Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival offers an array of outdoor fun for greenhorns and experts alike...
Since 1981, Barbara Ciara has been a fixture of broadcast news in Coastal Virginia....

Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to, well, marinate. In the case of Dr. Yash P. Chhabra’s new...

It was 2015, and Kenny Hydock of Suffolk had just retired from 30 years in the Coast Guard. Like many...

Norfolk might be known for its history, beaches and award-winning breweries, but boot scootin’ is alive and well thanks to...

At most hotels, ripping the art off the walls will get you shown the door. At Moxy, guests are encouraged...

Pharrell’s Something in the Water wasn’t the only major Beach comeback this year. The Belvedere Coffee Shop & Diner has...

Designer Sherród Faulks is deep. He keeps an ancestral altar in his house “to be reminded of where I come...

A new partnership is brewing with Old Dominion University and it happens to be just in time for the arrival...

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