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  • Humane Society files complaint against Smithfield Foods for animal welfare claims

    Humane Society files complaint against Smithfield Foods for animal welfare claims
    A day after Smithfield Foods launched a campaign to illustrate its commitments to sustainability, the Humane Society of the United States filed a complaint to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charging that Smithfield--the world's largest pork...
  • Paula Deen: Martha Stewart, survivor of public scandal, sympathizes

    Paula Deen: Martha Stewart, survivor of public scandal, sympathizes
    Paula Deen may be in crisis mode, but who better to call a supporter than fellow Food Network alum and domestic comeback queen Martha Stewart? On Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," Stewart expressed sympathy for Deen's current...
  • Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh

    Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh
    Paula Deen's "Today" show interview may have started out as an attempt at an apology by the former Food Network star for her admitted use of a racial slur in a legal deposition, but reaction on social media outlets has quickly turned into an attack on...
  • Aiken & Friends Fest in Smithfield to spotlight local songwriting standouts

    Aiken & Friends Fest in Smithfield to spotlight local songwriting standouts
    Singer-songwriter Mike Aiken throws a music festival in Smithfield every year and -- as part of the fun -- he gives local tunesmiths the chance to showcase their craft. Through a contest that ran for weeks leading up to the festival, four local...
  • No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area

    No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area
    On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp. The jocular 57-year-old is known...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent CKE to nix cramped pig crates by 2022

    Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent CKE to nix cramped pig crates by 2022
    Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants Inc.  is joining the pig rights parade, promising to free its pork supply system of cramped gestation crates by 2022. The Carpinteria company began implementing better conditions for its hogs...
  • Taste of Smithfield officially opens on July 10

    Taste of Smithfield, a retail store and restaurant operated by Smithfield Foods Inc., , will have its grand opening at 11:30 p.m. July 10 in downtown Smithfield.   Diners can pick up a menu by the door, order their food at the open kitchen counter and...
  • Cupola placed atop CNU chapel

    NEWPORT NEWS—A 18,700-pound cupola was placed atop Christopher Newport University's chapel on Tuesday. Construction for the 14,000-square foot chapel began in September 2011. The chapel, scheduled to open in late fall of 2012, is located between...
  • Smithfield Foods could do better than Chinese deal, investor says

    Smithfield Foods could do better than Chinese deal, investor says
    Smithfield Foods Inc. may be worth less as a whole than its separate parts, according to an activist investor asking the Virginia pork giant this week to reconsider its recent $4.7-billion sale to a Chinese meat producer. Last month, Shuanghui...
  • Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is, and I'm not changing'

    Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is, and I'm not changing'
    Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, defending herself vehemently against charges of racism and explaining her past use of the N-word. In a tearful yet defiant interview with Matt Lauer, Deen began by...