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Is Suffolk still the peanut capital of the world?

SUFFOLK
Thirty years ago, a Suffolk mayor traveled to the Deep South to defend his city’s peanut honor.
During a visit timed around peanut festival season, Mayor Andrew Damiani rode down Main Street in Dothan, Ala., with a banner proclaiming that Suffolk was the peanut capital of the world, in a town that claimed the same.

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Airlines post better on-time rate but get more complaints

WASHINGTON
More flights are arriving on time but consumer complaints about the airlines have risen sharply.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation’s leading carriers posted an on-time rate of 80.3 percent in August. That was better than the 78.1 percent mark in July and 77.7 percent the previous August.

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Iconic pink Oceanfront Dairy Queen closes today

VIRGINIA BEACH
Get your last licks of a chocolate dip cone at the Dairy Queen on 27th Street next to the Boardwalk.
It will close for good today.
The 1949 pink building will be demolished. Armada Hoffler Construction Co. plans to build two Oceanfront hotels on 27th Street.

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Is convenience worth 40 cents more per gallon?

Gas prices have plunged to the $2 range in Hampton Roads – but not everywhere. Some stations are charging more than the $2.01 average for regular. A lot more.
Topping the list Thursday: Three stations – one in Norfolk and two at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach – charged $2.40 a gallon, or $2.399 to be exact, according to GasBuddy.com. That’s nearly 40 cents above the local average.

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Around Town | Aldi grocery may come to Va. Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH
What is happening on the property at the intersection of Newstead Drive and Nimmo Parkway? Zoning signs are up. – Staci Potts
The cost-cutting supermarket chain Aldi has submitted an application for the site, said Stephen White, Virginia Beach Department of Planning’s special projects coordinator.

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