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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.

2009-04-28 20:18:40

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, serving time for dogfighting, has settled his disputes with his creditors, his attorneys said in Virginia Tuesday. However, an attorney for the Atlanta Falcons said at the federal bankruptcy hearing that while the NFL club will retain its contract with Vick, it has no plans to play him if he is reinstated by the league, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Vick, 28, indefinitely during the quarterback's state and...

2009-03-29 16:19:27

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick might have his luxurious Virginia home when he is released from federal custody, a Virginia newspaper reports. It will depend on how Vick, who is nearing the end of his prison sentence, fares in bankruptcy court, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday. Vick was an all-ACC quarterback at Virginia Tech and a star with the Atlanta Falcons before a 23-month federal prison term for his role in a dogfighting case. Vick has been incarcerated at the federal...

2009-02-04 13:41:33

Volunteers with a charitable project in Norfolk, Va., say they are tirelessly working to match up 100,000 unsorted shoes donated by a national manufacturer. Volunteer John Wright said he and his wife, Kimberly, are coordinating a Hope Charitable Services project focused on sorting out 50,000 pairs of shoes from a mismatched donation from the Timberland company, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Wednesday. The couple began working on the shoe project in June and to date a total of 7,000 shoes...

2008-11-13 15:00:11

A reverend in Norfolk, Va., says U.S. President George W. Bush's faith-based initiative has been less than successful. The Rev. Geoffrey V.

2008-10-12 09:00:13

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot Virginia beach L.M. Sandler & Sons Inc., the residential developer, has asked state officials to hold off reviewing one of the company's more controversial projects. The Water Control Board was scheduled to vote Oct.

2008-10-12 09:00:13

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot A data collection system, youth fishing programs and text messaging king mackerel fishing reports are among the projects that have been recommended for funding by revenue from saltwater fishing licenses.

2008-10-12 09:00:11

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot Ring out the bells! Tex R. Minter wants to give area teens the opportunity to...ring out the bells. These are not those colored plastic bells once used in elementary schools. The handbells Tex R.

2008-10-11 09:00:22

The average price per gallon of regular gas fell to $3.29 Friday, according to auto club AAA's Fuel Gauge Report. That's down more than 60 cents from June's peak of nearly $4 per gallon.

2008-10-11 09:00:21

By CHERYL ROSS By Cheryl Ross The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH School leaders plan to give information to the state to prove that more students are graduating on time than a report by the Virginia Department of Education revealed earlier this week , Superintendent David Stuckwisch said.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]