Latest Virginian-Pilot Stories

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By ELIZABETH SIMPSON By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot Seven minutes and 44 seconds of the life of Dwight Core Jr. - a Norfolk man with Down syndrome - will be preserved forever in the Library of Congress.

2008-10-03 09:00:17

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot oyster There is little visible evidence that two neighboring landfills near this Eastern Shore harbor town are leaking toxic materials into a local creek.

2008-10-02 09:00:09

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot Elizabeth City A combination of new babies, new college students, new retirees and more inmates padded Pasquotank County's population this decade.

2008-10-01 09:00:32

By KATHY ADAMS By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot With less than a month remaining to negotiate, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and the union that represents about 40 percent of its workers are just starting to discuss issues at the core of their new labor contract: wages, health care and pensions.

2008-10-01 09:00:20

By CHRISTOPHER DINSMORE By Christopher Dinsmore The Virginian-Pilot The parent of Gateway Bank & Trust Co., which agreed last week to be acquired by the smaller Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc., rebuilt the bank's capital with a $37.55 million infusion of cash from the sale of preferred stock, it announced Tuesday.

2008-09-30 09:00:36

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot MATT GROENING, the creator of "The Simpsons," has often said that his TV show rewards people for paying attention. You could say the same for the Capitol Steps.

2008-09-29 09:00:28

By VICTORIA HECHT By Victoria Hecht The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH Island hoppers Kevin and Mary Simmons don't have to go far these days when craving a taste of paradise. They simply visit their backyard for a homemade slice of heaven.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When Seaman Daniel Miles first flew into Galveston, Texas, from his ship a week ago, he didn't see the damage from Hurricane Ike that was depicted in news reports.

2008-09-28 12:00:31

By MIKE SAEWITZ By Mike Saewitz The Virginian-Pilot chesapeake A project to replace the Gilmerton Bridge could receive as much as $13 million in Federal Highway Administration "bonus" dollars, state transportation officials said.

2008-09-28 12:00:30

By LAUREN ROTH By Lauren Roth The Virginian-Pilot After an outcry from parents, educators and advocates distressed about planned changes to special education, the state Board of Education approved a compromise set of regulations Thursday in Richmond.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.