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2009-07-25 15:36:36

Busch Gardens Williamsburg said Saturday the Virginia theme park's beloved Big Bad Wolf rollercoaster will close this year. Park general manager John Reilly said in a statement that after 25 years of operation, the Big Bad Wolf will scare and entertain riders of all ages for the last time on Sept.

2009-02-19 19:27:57

The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot plans to lay off 30 employees and suspend the print version of its free art and entertainment weekly, the newspaper said Thursday. In addition to terminating the printed version of Port Folio Weekly, effective following next week's edition, the newspaper said it will close Mix, described as a free multicultural monthly that began publication in 2007 and will cease with the March issue. Pilot President and Publisher Maurice Jones said the newspaper will continue...

2008-12-03 15:18:16

Landmark Media Enterprises LLC said it was taking its Norfolk, Va., newspaper The Virginian-Pilot off the market due to the weak economy. Landmark's Vice Chairman Richard Barry III, however, said the newspaper will be offered for sale when the economy improves, The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Most of the prospective buyers for the newspaper couldn't arrange credit to complete a deal, Barry said. One buyer came close.

2008-11-24 14:44:16

Norfolk, Va., daily newspaper the Virginia-Pilot said it was cutting its workforce by 10 percent following a decline in advertising revenues. In an effort to reduce costs, the newspaper's publisher, Maurice Jones, said it wouldshut down its free online newspaper, Link, which aims at 18 to 34-year-olds, jettison the paper's business section, except for Sundays, and reduce the size of its flagship newspaper by 8 percent, dropping around 40 pages a week, the newspaper reported.

2008-09-16 09:00:45

By KATHY ADAMS By Kathy Adams | The Virginian-Pilot If you didn't buy that gas for $3.69 Monday, you might be kicking yourself when you pass the pump this morning.

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By CATHERINE KOZAK, JEFF HAMPTON, KRISTIN DAVIS AND LAUREN KING By Catherine Kozak, Jeff Hampton, Kristin Davis and Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna paid a quick visit to the Outer Banks and checked out before noon Saturday, leaving a stiff breeze and rough surf behind.

2008-08-14 09:01:03

By AARON APPLEGATE By Aaron Applegate The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach A trio of Republican leaders touted Sen. John McCain's energy plan Wednesday , the latest local effort to gain political traction by talking about high energy prices. George Allen, a former governor and U.S. senator, U.S.

2008-08-07 03:00:32

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 7--A week before a key deadline expires, a New Jersey company is the sole bidder so far for purchasing two big trash plants in Portsmouth that have been run for two decades by SPSA, the regional waste authority.

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.

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