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2008-09-28 12:00:25

By CYNDI KIGHT By Cyndi Kight Correspondent The hula highway will run from Norfolk to Smithfield come Saturday when musician Mike Aiken , as well as a group of his friends - including Paul Thorn, Canadian roots rocker Linda McRae and the Winnipeg alternative pop duo Twilight Hotel - take to the stage in a daylong event . Aiken, a country-rock troubadour who lives aboard a boat in Norfolk's Willoughby Spit, recently released his fourth album, "Hula Girl Highway." The Mike Aiken and...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By CYNDI KIGHT By Cyndi Kight Correspondent PRINCESS ANNE At Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge , students of all ages are invited this summer to discover that fun and learning can be synonymous. From bird-watching to bugs, a scavenger hunt and sunset tours of the bay , seven educational programs are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays through the end of August. The programs are included in the cost of admission - $5 per day or $15 per year - to the refuge. "We like to gear them...

2008-07-19 09:00:23

By CYNDI KIGHT By Cyndi Kight Special to The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH Decline and disrepair are often the final phase in a neighborhood's life cycle. But it doesn't have to be. In Virginia Beach, "slums and blight are not inevitable," said Andrew Friedman, director of the city's Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation. There's a plan in process to address the issue. According to Friedman, the mission of the Subcommittee on Preservation is to put into place a...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.