© 2024
Virginia's Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Ashley Branton lays out tarot cards in the back of her shop, Velvet Witch, in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, June 13, 2024. The city of Norfolk recently repealed its 45-year-old ban on “the practice of palmistry, palm reading, phrenology or clairvoyance, for monetary or other compensation.” The 1979 ordinance was not being enforced, however, and the psychic services industry is growing.
Ben Finley
The city of Norfolk has repealed a 45-year-old ban on palm reading and clairvoyance for money. Until this week, soothsaying had been a first-degree misdemeanor.
More Local News
Fiscal Year-End 2024
Click here to learn more about this WVTF corporate sponsor
Click this ad to learn more about this corporate supporter of WVTF and Radio IQ:
Every Virginian has a story—about their life, their heroes, their hometown.
Each month in 2024, we’ll meet one of these Virginians and hear their story.
Concerts, Arts Exhibits, Community Events and More
Want the CommonWx newsletter delivered to your inbox?