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2011-07-12 09:01:00

NORFOLK, Va., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a leading international children's medical charity, today announced the appointment of Dr. William P. Magee, Jr. to executive chairman and Howard J. Unger to chief executive officer. Kathleen S. Magee will continue in her role as president. Dr. Magee founded Operation Smile, with Mrs. Magee, in 1982. Mr. Unger has been affiliated with the charity since 1986. The elevation in position for both reflects Operation Smile's ongoing...

2011-06-24 06:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 30, 2011, Cox Communications will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for its two newest Solutions Stores in its Hampton Roads area. Cox has opened a brand new store in Virginia Beach. The store is located in the Red Mill Shopping Center, 2173 Upton Drive, Parcel 8, Suite A, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. The ribbon cutting for this store will be held on Thursday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. In Norfolk, Cox has relocated...

2011-05-06 00:00:30

Application helps consumers navigate tough financial decisions Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today the release of its new Mortgage Calculator application for the iPhone. The Mortgage Calculator app joins Homes.com's already extensive mobile suite, which includes home search applications for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and Android users, as well as a mobile website, making Homes.com the first real estate portal to reach...

2011-04-14 21:30:00

NORFOLK, Va., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, building on its strong 2010 record of network accomplishments, today announced highlights of local network improvement plans for 2011. AT&T is focused on enabling 4G speeds** and enhanced reliability for customers in the Norfolk area, part of its overall planned $19-billion investment in its U.S. wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011. AT&T plans to invest millions in its wireless network in the...

2011-04-12 06:55:00

NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Walters will be seen at the Harrison Opera House this evening in Norfolk, VA in Rappahannock County, a new music theater piece by composer Ricky Ian Gordon. Rappahannock County is a fictional song cycle inspired by diaries, letters, and personal accounts written during the period of the Civil War. The work explores the war's impact on a community of Virginians -- slaves, plantation owners, soldiers, nurses, widows and survivors. The five...

2011-03-18 09:19:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company has sold the Norfolk Assembly Plant property to Jacoby Development, Inc. Jacoby has, in turn, sold a portion of the 100-acre site to Belgium-based Katoen Natie (KTN), a global logistics provider which will invest $12 million in a new warehousing and distribution operation that will create 225 new jobs Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today announced the sale of the Norfolk Assembly Plant property in Norfolk, Va., to...

2011-03-07 16:23:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Operation Smile today voted to discontinue the proposed merger with Smile Train. The Board of Directors of Smile Train also has voted to discontinue the proposed merger. William R. Fox, Chairman of the Board of Operation Smile, released the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: "We have thoughtfully and carefully pursued combining our two organizations with the goal of treating more children in more...

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2011-01-26 13:45:58

Space science technology used to analyze moon rock is going to be applied to fragments of 16th-century tombs. Scientists from the Space Research Center in Leicester are working with an art historian in a three-year project in the hopes of shedding new light on our understanding of the Tudor Reformation. The tombs are close to the family seat of the Howards, which is the extremely wealthy and powerful Dukes of Norfolk.  However, the tombs were originally sited 40 miles away at Thetford...

2011-01-22 00:00:43

Norfolk dentist and dental educator, Dr. John C. Cranham, talks about the growing need for comprehensive dental care for the Baby Boomer generation. With 2.5 million people turning 65 this year and the closure of many dental schools over the past few decades, there is a shortage of dentists and an increasing number of patients. Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 The baby boomer generation represents the single largest population growth in the history of the United States. This...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.