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2011-10-02 07:00:00

Town gears up for Saturday, October 15th charity concert to be held in downtown Jamestown, NC Jamestown, NC (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Jamestown Swing, a fully recognized 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2009 to raise funds and awareness for select charities through high profile special events, is on track to break attendance and fundraising records for its October 15th charity concert benefiting YMCA âœWe Build Campaignâ. This incredible...

2011-09-03 07:00:00

The entire length of Gannaway Drive (from Main Street to Ragsdale Road) will be blocked off, turning downtown Jamestown into a gigantic concert venue. Jamestown, NC (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 Jamestown Swing, a non-profit organization established in 2009 to market Jamestown, NC and raise funds and awareness for the YMCA âœWe Build Peopleâ campaign through high profile special events, has announced its 2011 charity event will be held Saturday, October...

2011-04-01 15:34:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The smallpox epidemic of 1721 held fear and promise for Boston's physicians and theologians. Was inoculation a health risk, a gift from God or an interruption in the divine plan? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, April 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center here, historian Tony Williams will present "The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial America," at 2...

2010-09-01 12:30:00

Thousands of Jobs and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Tourism Dollars Seen As At Risk; Unchecked Climate Change Would Mean Major Changes for Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah RICHMOND, Va. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $200 million in spending and 4,000 Virginia jobs supported by the six million visitors each year to Jamestown, Chincoteague and Shenandoah National Park are at risk if climate change remains on its current path, according to a major new...

2009-10-02 16:37:00

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was the tempest after the tea party and one of the lesser-known events that shaped the beginning of the American Revolution. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, Oct. 6, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., hosts historian and author, Tony Williams, who will discuss his book, "Hurricane of Independence: The Untold Story of the Deadly Storm at the Deciding Moment of the American...

2009-06-22 10:20:04

Officials at Virginia's College of William and Mary say the 375 submissions for a new school mascot include a mythical phoenix, a wren and a stalk of asparagus. Members of the committee charged with whittling the dozens of ideas down to a single mascot said no ideas are being ruled out, It's been fun, selection committee member Susan Evans said. We have a lot of great options to consider. Among those options are a Fresian horse, a favorite of the historical William and Mary, and a character...

2009-06-08 12:09:00

JAMESTOWN, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers are helping archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne learn more about North America's first settlers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090608/DC29193) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have discovered a piece of slate in an abandoned well that was filled by 1611. The tablet is covered with sketches of New World birds, flowers, a tree and caricatures...

2008-07-18 09:00:49

Despite higher ticket prices and a sluggish economy, passenger traffic was up almost 4 percent at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport during the first half of 2008. A total of 515,954 people flew through the airport during the past six months. The airport handled 496,922 passengers during the first six months of 2007. Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton said that, despite the strong numbers, it's difficult to predict where the industry is headed. "We're going into uncharted...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

virginia beach The Oceanfront ... Virginia Beach's Oceanfront offers visitors 12 miles of public beach stretching from Fort Story south to Sandbridge. Visitors can surf, swim, bask in the sun and stroll the three-mile Boardwalk. Entertainment includes concerts at the 17th and 24th Street stages, a summer-long series of festivals and celebrations, and fireworks shows through July and August. The main resort area, from First to 40th streets, has lifeguards in season, with surfing allowed...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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