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2014-02-13 12:24:17

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications will celebrate African-American culture and contributions throughout February in recognition of Black History Month. Cox will be highlighting culturally relevant programming available OnDEMAND, featuring programming selections that focus on African-American history, documentaries that shed light on African-American triumphs, historical dramas, feature films, comedy and music. Additionally, Cox will be supporting...

2011-02-24 08:26:00

CRT to Serve as National Forum for Best Practices to Reduce Diesel Emissions ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) announced today that three of the nation's largest ports--the Georgia Ports Authority, the South Carolina State Ports Authority, and the Virginia Port Authority--have joined CRT as Charter Port Members. This announcement marks the first time that CRT's membership has expanded to include public sector...

2011-02-09 13:42:00

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About 30 people will move into TASC's new office in Portsmouth, VA, this week, the company's third office in the Hampton Roads area. TASC employs more than 100 people in the region, and the company expects its workforce to grow over the next few years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) "TASC has a number of important customers across the Hampton Roads region, and we want to make sure our locations make physical...

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...

2008-10-12 09:00:23

Young Singers Project. Virginia Chorale's 10th anniversary season. 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. Also, 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Chorale office, 236 E. Plume St., Norfolk. Needed: high school singers. (757) 627-8375, vachorale.org. "Doubles." The Little Theatre of Portsmouth. Needed: one male, athletic build, between the ages of 18 and 45. (757) 399-6262. The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads. Auditions at Covenant Presbyterian Church,...

2008-10-09 09:00:41

The 82.6 percent rate was about a percentage point higher than the state average. Among 11 high schools, Bayside had the lowest rate, 73.2 percent, while Cox was highest, with 91.4 percent. Five of seven high schools had rates above the state average. The city's numbers ranged from 77.8 percent at Oscar Smith to 91.8 percent at Hickory. On-time graduation rates ranged from 67 percent at King's Fork to 80.6 percent at Nansemond River. Suffolk's numbers for low- income students (59.4) and...

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