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2009-02-18 14:40:00

DOVER, Del., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, (NYSE: CPK) learned earlier today that its ticker symbol, "CPK," was erroneously included in an article published by Barron's, entitled "The Audacity of Less Hope." The article referenced Chesapeake Energy and should have referred to the ticker symbol "CHK" versus Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's ticker symbol. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas...

2009-02-12 13:44:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- At Cox Communications, African-American and other multicultural recognition activities do not happen just once a year. These efforts are part of the fabric of the company and its culture. So it is no surprise that for Black History Month, Cox is offering an extensive set of events and activities in support of Black History Month 2009. They are as follows: February 23 Cox, HBO and the Urban League of Hampton roads...

2009-01-23 09:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Negative Population Growth, the nation's premier population-focused organization, has launched a new "Chesapeake Bay Project" dedicated to focusing students' attention on the Chesapeake Bay's deteriorating environment. The new program is designed to serve as both an educational project and a "call to action" for students to get involved in pressuring federal, state and local leaders to produce positive results in shaping the Bay's future....

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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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