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2008-12-29 20:15:00

Parent Company and U.S. Operating Subsidiaries File Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions in U.S. To Consummate Sale All Global Manufacturing and Distribution Facilities Operating As Usual Obtains Commitment For Up To $37 Million in DIP Financing To Fund Operations RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Corporation (Other OTC: CSKE) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell all of its operating businesses to a group of investors including affiliates of Irving...

2008-12-03 08:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications of Hampton Roads will provide the region with the opportunity to watch the 2008 Allstate Virginia High School League (VHSL) Football Championships live. This year's championship features two local teams: Oscar Smith and Phoebus. Produced by Cox 11, the games will be seen by viewers across the state and throughout the Southeastern US through Cox Sports TV. Coverage of the AAA Championships begins Saturday December 6 at noon...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By JEANNE MOONEY When a summer squall knocked over five sections of Eileen Smith's backyard fence, she despaired about how to set things right. The fallen fence violated property maintenance codes. A city inspector cited the hazard at the Salem Woods home in Virginia Beach and told Smith to fix it. But Smith, who is 71 and slightly built, lacked the muscle to do it herself. She also couldn't afford to hire a handyman. "I don't have a penny extra," she said. What Smith did have, as...

2008-10-09 09:00:41

The 82.6 percent rate was about a percentage point higher than the state average. Among 11 high schools, Bayside had the lowest rate, 73.2 percent, while Cox was highest, with 91.4 percent. Five of seven high schools had rates above the state average. The city's numbers ranged from 77.8 percent at Oscar Smith to 91.8 percent at Hickory. On-time graduation rates ranged from 67 percent at King's Fork to 80.6 percent at Nansemond River. Suffolk's numbers for low- income students (59.4) and...

2008-10-05 09:00:17

"Othello." Elizabeth River Theatre Company. Auditions 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Barry Robinson Center, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 4552 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Needed: three white males ages 20 to mid-40s, one woman early 20 to late-30s. (757) 484-8864. Handel's "Messiah." The Chesapeake Community production. Accepting registration for choral members to perform Dec. 18-19. Registration deadline Monday . Needed: ages 16 or older and work or live in Chesapeake....

2008-09-28 12:00:31

By MIKE SAEWITZ By Mike Saewitz The Virginian-Pilot chesapeake A project to replace the Gilmerton Bridge could receive as much as $13 million in Federal Highway Administration "bonus" dollars, state transportation officials said. The project, which could cost up to $180 million, was facing a funding shortfall of as much as $25 million. The money is part of $32 million in federal money reallocated to Virginia from other states. The rest of the cash will be used for the Dulles...

2008-09-28 12:00:28

By GARY SZYMANSKI By Gary Szymanski A RECENT INSPECTION of the Jordan Bridge confirms the deteriorating condition of this 80-year-old link between Chesapeake and Portsmouth. The bridge carries about 7,000 vehicles per day, and in 2007 generated $1.6 million in toll revenue with a $350,000 operating surplus, yet the bridge has been allowed to decay. The cost for structural and other repairs just to keep the span operational for another 5 to 10 years is estimated at almost $18 million, so...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot norfolk A wetlands dispute between federal regulators and the developers of Edinburgh, a community in southern Chesapeake, has resurfaced and appears headed back to U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Edinburgh was the subject of contention in 2002 that resulted in a $500,000 state fine for destruction of nontidal wetlands and a legal compromise that allowed some homes and shops to be built. Several of those homes were featured in...

2008-09-19 09:00:22

IN MAKING ITS CASE for closing the 80-year-old Jordan Bridge by the end of the year, Chesapeake city officials gave the news media a close-up view Thursday of the bridge's aging deck and badly rusted beams. "We're at the point of concern," said interim Public Works Director Eric Martin. "In an abundance of caution, we really need to be closing the bridge proactively." (c) 2008 Virginian - Pilot. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 09:00:36

An uncle of mine with a quick sense of humor celebrated his 50th anniversary with my aunt. When asked to what he attributed their marital longevity, he said, "I take what she says in one ear and then it goes out the other," and then he laughed, knowing full well that he did no such thing. And speaking of marital bliss, three couples at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church at 4316 Bruce Road celebrate 50th wedding anniversaries this year. Congratulations go to Ronnie and Lois Vance from Brittany...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.