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2009-03-16 08:00:00

Medical Office Building Project Provides State-of-the-Art Healthcare for Rural and Urban Communities NORFOLK, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hampton Roads Ventures (HRV), a community development investment firm, employed the federal New Markets Tax Credit ("NMTC") program to provide equity and debt financing for two medical building projects in both urban and rural communities in Virginia providing successful solutions to one of the top issues affecting Americans: affordable and...

2009-02-26 14:38:00

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Titan America LLC today announced its partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy's Energy Star(R) Program. As a condition of the partnership, Titan America agrees to submit to independent monitoring of its energy efficiency. This will include base lining, tracking and benchmarking the company's energy performance, using tools offered through Energy Star(R). "By making a commitment to improved...

2009-01-15 08:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) was awarded the 2008 League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Magellan Award for "Most Creative Campaign" (http://www.lacp.com/2008magellan/competition.htm) for marketing the revitalization of its Grandy Village property. The campaign was also named one of the "Top 50 Communications Campaigns" of 2008, placing 19th overall out of 457 entries. The campaign was crafted and executed...

2008-12-12 08:00:00

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced today that it has begun operational use of the video surveillance system it sold to the City of Norfolk, Virginia. The system utilizes the company's secure FIPS 140-2 Validated(TM) broadband access points and integrates Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera technology for first responders in the city. "We have live feeds on the air now, and our rugged, secure FIPS 140-2 Validated(TM)...

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2008-11-24 09:06:40

Conservationists are preparing to bring the sea eagle, the UK's biggest bird of prey, back home to England. The bird, nicknamed the "flying barn door" due to it's size, may be reintroduced to Norfolk next year if the plan is approved. The government's conservation agency, Natural England, the RSPB and Anglian Water anticipate bringing back the species. It was run out of England 200 years ago and disappeared entirely from the UK by 1918. The plans emerged after the sea eagle, also called...

2008-10-29 18:00:12

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At their meeting held yesterday, the Board of Directors of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR), the financial holding company for Bank of Hampton Roads and Shore Bank, declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.11 per share on the Company's common stock, payable on December 15, 2008, to shareholders of record as of November 14, 2008. This will be the Company's 28th consecutive dividend payment. About Hampton Roads Bankshares...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By HARRY MINIUM By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Fifty-four East Ocean View residents have sued Councilman W. Randy Wright, claiming he has not done enough to improve their neighborhood. In an Oct. 3 filing, the group asks a judge to order Wright to implement a plan to improve the neighborhood that they say the city has ignored. The plaintiffs are led by Sean Regan, who said he moved to East Ocean View in 2003 because of city marketing that promised to clean up...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By DEBBIE MESSINA By Debbie Messina The Virginian-Pilot A national voter protection organization said Thursday that Virginia is among several states that are unprepared to handle the anticipated surge of voters in the Nov. 4 election, with the potential for long lines to discourage voting. The Washington, D.C.-based Advancement Project charged that the six cities it examined in Virginia do not have enough voting equipment or poll workers. The project said similar problems exist in...

2008-10-03 09:00:29

By DENISE WATSON BATTS By Denise Watson Batts The Virginian-Pilot Three weeks later than originally scheduled, Norfolk schools were finally ready to open. Well, most of them. On Sept. 29, 1958, 48 of Norfolk's schools welcomed students - but the doors of six were padlocked and under police guard. Maury, Norview and Granby high schools and Northside, Norview and Blair junior highs remained closed under a state order designed to fight integration. The 17 Negro students assigned to...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By JIM WASHINGTON By Jim Washington The Virginian-Pilot They were swimming with their kids or with friends, on vacation or out for a day at the beach. From a 5-year-old Portsmouth girl playing in the Ocean View surf to a 71-year-old Richmond man who went out for a dip at the Oceanfront and was found dead days later, 33 people have drowned accidentally off Norfolk and Virginia Beach in the past 10 years. That's according to reports compiled by The Virginian-Pilot, based on data from...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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