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2014-07-08 16:22:30

- Program brings additional solar-powered electricity to Virginia NORFOLK, Va., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power, along with Old Dominion University (ODU), Tuesday dedicated a new solar installation on the roof of ODU's Student Recreation Center. This installation is the first of its kind in the Hampton Roads area. Last May, Dominion selected the university to be one of the first participants in the company's Solar Partnership Program under which Dominion...

2014-07-01 08:24:06

- Impostors rob homeowners after representing themselves as utility workers RICHMOND, Va., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is warning its customers about a scam in which robbers gained access to homes by posing as utility workers. Several incidents of this type have been reported to police in the past few days in Northern Virginia. "We want our customers to be safe and secure and completely confident whenever they interact with our employees," said Dan Jenkins,...

2014-05-08 12:23:37

-- Funding to support "tele-medicine" programs in Southside and Southwest Virginia RICHMOND, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources will donate $250,000 toward community programs at the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC), an institution that since 1962 has provided in-patient acute care and outpatient mental health services for children and adolescents. The donation - the first corporate gift toward the new facility - was announced on National Children's...

2014-05-02 12:23:34

-- Extreme cold's impact on natural gas prices, purchased power driving 4.1 percent request RICHMOND, Va., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power today asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission for a 4.1 percent increase in residential customer rates to cover the higher cost of fuel used in its power stations, primarily during this year's extremely cold winter. If approved as requested, the increase would take effect July 1. A typical 1,000-kilowatt-hour...

2014-04-16 08:24:58

-- Call 8-1-1 before digging into those springtime projects RICHMOND, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has finally arrived, and with it come the opportunities and challenges of working outdoors. Before hauling the ladder out of the garage to clean the gutters or picking out pavers for that new patio, Dominion Virginia Power urges customers to stop and think before beginning those springtime projects. Avoiding underground electrical lines may seem simple enough, but not...

2014-03-21 12:21:09

- Majority of grants highlight African-American history and heritage programs in Virginia ORANGE, Va., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the lifelong home of President James Madison, where as many as 300 enslaved African-Americans once lived and worked, Dominion announced grants totaling more than $500,000 to support diversity initiatives in 2014. The majority of those funds will help highlight African-American history and heritage programs across Virginia. "The work about to be done at...

2014-03-12 08:24:08

-- Lower fee took effect March 1 for using credit or debit card to pay electric bill RICHMOND, Va., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power residential customers will save about $4 million a year as a result of a new, lower convenience fee when using a credit or debit card to pay their electric bill. The fee is charged by a third-party vendor that processes these transactions. No revenue from the fees goes to Dominion Virginia Power. Effective March 1, residential customers...

2014-02-18 08:37:39

Annoucing Anixter, mezzanine sponsor of The 2014 National Data Center Summit Series. Anixter is a leading global supplier of communications and security products. NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With less than three weeks to The Third Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit, more than 300 executives from 175 active and innovative data center real estate and technology infrastructure firms have made plans to attend. 400+ are expected at this popular data center real...

2014-02-06 08:24:29

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power and the Library of Virginia celebrated the leadership and accomplishments of eight outstanding African Americans during the second annual "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History" awards program held Wednesday at the Richmond Marriott. The program honors prominent African Americans, past and present, who have made significant contributions to the Commonwealth. "It is only fitting that we honor and showcase the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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