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2008-09-28 15:00:21

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When Seaman Daniel Miles first flew into Galveston, Texas, from his ship a week ago, he didn't see the damage from Hurricane Ike that was depicted in news reports. "Up top, everything looked OK," he said Saturday, upon returning to Norfolk Naval Station. "Once we got down on the ground, we saw the water damage." Miles, and more than 1,000 sailors and Marines aboard the Norfolk- based amphibious assault ship Nassau, soon...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By CATHERINE KOZAK, JEFF HAMPTON, KRISTIN DAVIS AND LAUREN KING By Catherine Kozak, Jeff Hampton, Kristin Davis and Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna paid a quick visit to the Outer Banks and checked out before noon Saturday, leaving a stiff breeze and rough surf behind. With the storm's center carving through inland counties, the worst weather delivered to the coast was a blast of heavy rain during the morning. It cleared out within about 30 minutes. Later in...

2008-09-05 09:00:03

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna continued moving closer to the coast and a hurricane watch stretched farther up into North Carolina throughout the day Thursday. The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane watch for Hanna extends as far north as Currituck Beach Light, on the Outer Banks near the North Carolina/Virginia border. A tropical storm warning was issued from the Savannah River up to the North Carolina and Virginia border,...

2008-09-04 09:00:04

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna's projected path slowly crept eastward Wednesday, placing Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina in its cross hairs. Local and state agencies in Virginia and North Carolina began to prepare, as did college campuses and the Navy. Farther out in the Atlantic, Ike became the season's fifth hurricane. It is too early to determine whether Ike will make landfall, according to the National Hurricane Center....

2008-07-27 09:00:32

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot ELIZABETH CITY Public hearings that will include a proposed electric rate increase have been rescheduled for Wednesday. The City Council was scheduled to meet Monday to discuss a proposed 14 percent electric rate increase and several ongoing community development block grant projects. Scheduling conflicts pushed the special meeting to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. The proposed electric rate increase comes after the North...

2008-07-27 03:00:33

By Lauren King, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27--ELIZABETH CITY -- Public hearings that will include a proposed electric rate increase have been rescheduled for Wednesday. The City Council was scheduled to meet Monday to discuss a proposed 14 percent electric rate increase and several ongoing community development block grant projects. Scheduling conflicts pushed the special meeting to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. The proposed electric rate increase comes after the...

2008-07-20 03:00:40

By Lauren King, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 20--In an effort to get ahead of what could be a contentious public hearing on electric rates, the City Council of Elizabeth City invited a representative of ElectriCities to explain the increasing cost of wholesale energy. The hour long presentation on Friday by Ken Raber, senior vice president of ElectriCities, will be rebroadcast on Elizabeth City's channel 11 Monday night and throughout the week. Elizabeth City's public...

2008-07-03 12:00:46

By Lauren King, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 3--An elementary school closed in 2007 as part of a plan to settle a desegregation case will reopen this fall. The former Askewville Elementary School will now cater to younger students as Bertie County's second center for the More at Four/Pre-K programs. All Bertie County children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31 and live within district lines are eligible to attend at no cost. The Askewville school will be the...

2008-07-03 09:01:03

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot An elementary school closed in 2007 as part of a plan to settle a desegregation case will reopen this fall. The former Askewville Elementary School will now cater to younger students as Bertie County's second center for the More at Four/Pre- K programs. All Bertie County children who will be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31 and live within district lines are eligible to attend at no cost. The Askewville school will be the second...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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