| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:31 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2011
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:27 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:37 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:12 AM
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...