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2014-10-27 08:31:00

Southwest Virginia's leading healthcare provider now offers a free app to better serve patients with disabilities ROANOKE, VA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit healthcare organization focused on improving the health of communities across Virginia, is proud to announce its partnership with eSSENTIAL Accessibility. Through the partnership, Carilion now offers a desktop app that empowers people with physical disabilities to access carilionclinic.org....

2014-10-27 08:21:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The USS North Dakota (SSN 784), the first of the Virginia-class Block III boats, which contains several systems built by UTC Aerospace Systems, was successfully commissioned Saturday, October 25. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat and Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "As a member of the supplier team for the...

2014-10-27 08:20:51

Company Embraces Apache Spark as a Game Changing Solution FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, announces it will host the Washington DC Apache Spark Meetup, on Thursday October 30, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at 7925 Jones Branch Dr....

2014-10-24 23:00:48

Dominion Enterprises and the local Code for America Brigade, Code for Hampton Roads teamed up for a civic hackathon event at the Dominion Enterprises offices in Norfolk, Va. on October 16-17. The event centered around developing an application or website designed to better the Hampton Roads community in various aspects. Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Dominion Enterprises and the local Code for America Brigade, Code for Hampton Roads teamed up for a civic hackathon event at the...

2014-10-24 23:00:22

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly took the stage with his family at Liberty University Convocation on Friday, Oct. 24. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 When Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly took the stage at Liberty University Convocation on Friday, he did so as more than a legendary football player, businessman, philanthropist, and cancer survivor. He joined Liberty as one of its own — as a parent. The university’s Vines Center was packed with...

2014-10-24 16:27:25

WAYNESBORO, Va., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTELOS Holdings Corp. ("NTELOS") (NASDAQ: NTLS), a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications services and home to the "best value in wireless," will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 31, 2014 to discuss its third quarter 2014 financial results. A news release containing these results as well as an accompanying presentation will be issued before the call. To participate,...

2014-10-24 12:29:09

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix continues North American expansion by opening its newest location in Fredericksburg, VA this week. uBreakiFix Fredericksburg is not only the latest North American location, but also the first location in the state of Virginia. Bringing its nationwide warranty and free diagnostics to the table, uBreakiFix Fredericksburg is also able to offer consultations on a multitude of accessories, including protective gear....

2014-10-23 23:11:27

On October 3, 2014, OrgScience, Inc. donated services to provide support for the NativeCry Outreach Alliance, Inc. (NCOA). Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 OrgScience, Inc., has donated services to provide support for the NativeCry Outreach Alliance, Inc. (NCOA). The firm delivered marketing consultation and a content management system (CMS) that provides donation and member tracking capability. Dr. Sheffield, a member of the Quechan Tribe of Fort Yuma, Arizona, as well as...

2014-10-23 23:04:40

The international network of dealers delivering a full suite of diagnostics and maintenance services exclusively for hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) selects veteran marketer and business development expert, Martin, to continue to drive growth and expanded global footprint. GAINESVILLE, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs), announces today that it...

2014-10-23 23:02:14

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced the Tech Awards, a new awards program recognizing influential leaders and innovative companies/firms in our region's technology community. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced the Tech Awards, a new awards program recognizing influential leaders and innovative companies/firms in our region's technology community. The Awards will be presented at NVTC's...


Latest Virginia Reference Libraries

Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in 1926, when the area was designated as a national park, but it was not officially established and opened...

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated 244,000 individuals of this species reside in Indiana. Its range overlaps that of the endangered gray...

wovi_003_pvp
2012-06-14 07:34:25

Symbol: WOVI Group: Fern Family: Blechnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ANVI6 Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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