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2010-09-14 07:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 17, 2010 at 9:45 a.m., Cox Communications will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new Retail "Solutions" Kiosk in the MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA. The new solutions kiosk is the first of its kind within Cox Communications nationally, and is an important element in Cox's roll-out of new products and services to the public. "We are excited to provide our customers with the new site in the...

2010-08-03 06:33:00

HELSTON, England, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After four fruitful years working in a converted barn, Frugi was bursting at the seams, prompting its move to new and bigger premises in nearby Helston. After 6 years Frugi, co-founded by Lucy and Kurt Jewson, has expanded from a 'back bedroom' business to a vibrant, leading light, ethical business. It has grown rapidly over the past year and now employs 18 people and supplies over 400 stockists in 44 countries with scrumptious organic clothing....

2010-06-18 09:01:00

NORFOLK, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recently overhauled Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) website has received an Award of Distinction in the 2010 Communicator Awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The 2010 competition received over 7,000 entries from across the U.S. and around the world, making it the largest and most prestigious award of its kind. Awards were announced at the end of May. The Communicator Awards are judged and...

2010-04-23 14:30:00

NORFOLK, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal grand juries in the Eastern District of Virginia have returned two separate indictments charging 11 men from Somalia with engaging in piracy and related offenses pertaining to attacks on two Navy ships. The indictments charge separate attacks by separate groups on the U.S.S. Nicholas and the U.S.S. Ashland. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; George Venizelos, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's...

2010-02-11 07:15:00

NORFOLK, Va. Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile supporter, legendary actor and humanitarian Harrison Ford piloted his Cessna 208 Caravan to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Saturday, February 6 to command a remarkable airlift of Operation Smile medical volunteers and supplies into Hinche, Haiti to provide much needed treatment for earthquake victims. Mr. Ford decided to volunteer his time, piloting skills and aircraft in response to an urgent request from Operation Smile, Inc....

2010-02-04 12:51:00

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the continued need for critical medical and surgical care for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Operation Smile, Inc. has further mobilized its global resources and sent three highly skilled medical teams and over 2 1/2 tons of medical equipment and supplies into the region over the last two days. The Operation Smile volunteer teams, which are comprised of 44 credentialed plastic and orthopedic surgeons,...

2010-01-27 07:30:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven local non-profit organizations were each awarded $10,000 grants through Cox Communications' new philanthropic initiative -- Cox Charities. The grants were awarded during a special reception held January 27 at the Cox Communications headquarters in Chesapeake. The 2010 recipients are based throughout the region and include the following: Preschool Partners, Newport News Steps 2 Success, York County Community Housing Partners Community...

2010-01-27 11:19:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that it will operate daily nonstop service between its Cleveland hub at Hopkins International Airport to Green Bay, Wis., and Norfolk, Va., beginning May 2, 2010. "Continental is pleased to reestablish the links between our hub in Cleveland and the cities of Green Bay and Norfolk," said Jim Ferea, Continental's managing director of scheduling. "The flights will offer more destinations for...

2010-01-25 14:12:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Jan. 24, Operation Smile, Inc., sent a team of 20 highly skilled medical professionals including plastic and orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care nurses and technicians, to Haiti, along with over 3 tons of life-saving medical equipment and supplies. The medical volunteers, supplies and equipment traveled to Santo Domingo International Airport in the Dominican Republic and will then proceed into Haiti to provide much-needed...

2009-12-17 07:30:00

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, has announced that international artist Charice has been named an official Smile Ambassador and will support the organization's global efforts of providing free surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Charice will use her growing fan base to raise awareness and funds for children in need and share how Operation Smile helps transform lives with a...


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