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2008-08-06 03:00:50

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--VIRGINIA BEACH -- To save money, the School Board on Tuesday approved the installation of low-flow urinals, a geothermal heating system and energy-efficient lights in a few pilot schools around the city.

2008-08-06 03:00:47

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--VIRGINIA BEACH -- One Beach school will fail to make full accreditation this year, Superintendent Jim Merrill told the School Board on Tuesday evening.

2008-08-06 03:00:47

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--Brittany Dixon starts classes this month at Tidewater Community College with a clear goal in mind: In two years, she'll earn an associate degree that will launch her on the way to a career as a nurse anesthetist.

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--CHESAPEAKE -- Police accused a Portsmouth man Tuesday of running an illegal scrap metal business out of two side-by-side storage units big enough to hold a couple of cars.

2008-08-05 03:00:46

By Elizabeth Simpson, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--Rashida Wilkins was undergoing chemo-therapy for a brain tumor in 2005 when she was asked to participate in an experimental treatment. Not radiation, or a drug that would make the teen feel nauseated, thank goodness.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By John Hopkins, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--Leo Lestino took a closer look at the ground Monday as he sat at a picnic table at City View Park in Virginia Beach. There are posted signs warning about fire ants, but Lestino hadn't noticed them until Monday.

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 4--NORFOLK -- It's the kind of amenity most neighborhoods would welcome. A private group will partner with an apartment building owner and the city to build a playground in a single day later this month in Denby Park.

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Deirdre Fernandes, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug.

2008-08-03 03:00:24

By Aaron Applegate, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 3--VIRGINIA BEACH -- U.S. c ongressional candidate Glenn Nye, who's challenging Rep. Thelma Drake in the 2nd District, has outlined an energy plan he said would help lower gas prices.

2008-08-02 00:00:23

By Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 2--WACHAPREAGUE -- Out here on the Eastern Shore, where voracious greenhead flies rule the marsh and waves of grass roll to the sunrise, scientists are fishing for sharks so they can learn how not to catch them.


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Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

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