Latest Virginian-Pilot Stories

2008-09-24 09:00:48

By ELIZABETH SIMPSON By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System laid off between 35 and 45 employees during the past week. The layoffs are mostly in clerical and support positions, said Bon Secours spokeswoman Lynne Zultanky.

2008-09-24 09:00:34

By DALE EISMAN By Dale Eisman and Julian Walker The Virginian-Pilot WOODBRIDGE As worries about the faltering economy continued to mushroom on Tuesday, Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden and state Republicans each sought to persuade Virginia voters that their party has the right approach to fixing the economy.

2008-09-24 09:00:26

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot A coastal storm is expected today to produce high winds and water , which could cause some flooding in northeastern North Carolina and Hampton Roads. The storm could send ocean overwash onto parts of N.C.

2008-09-24 09:00:24

By TOM SHEAN By Tom Shean The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Beach The parent of Gateway Bank & Trust Co., one of several financial institutions bloodied by the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac earlier this month, said it hopes to bolster its balance sheet by raising additional capital.

2008-09-23 12:00:33

By STEVEN G VEGH By Steven G. Vegh The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Gospel music and spirituals were pretty much all Courtney Bailey heard growing up in her African American, Baptist church in Prince Georges County.

2008-09-23 12:00:33

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot IN "MY FAIR LADY," arguably the greatest musical in our theatrical tradition, there is always what should be that triumphant moment when Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who is so "deliciously low," finally learns to rise above her class and speak correctly.

2008-09-23 12:00:28

By MATTHEW BOWERS By Matthew Bowers The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK A decommissioned research ship spilled 1,400 to 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel into the Elizabeth River early Monday, sending the smell of fuel wafting through downtown and drawing cleanup crews from several agencies.

2008-09-22 09:00:35

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot ONE EXASPERATED character in "The Women" yells: "What do you think this is, some 1930s movie?" If only.

2008-09-21 09:00:28

The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Police have an adult male in custody who they say will be charged in the death of a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a home on the 3000 block of Pleasant Ave. early Saturday morning.

2008-09-21 09:00:20

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot The spirits of soul music legends were summoned Friday night at the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater as relative newcomer Robin Thicke and headliner Mary J. Blige moaned and testified to an enthusiastic crowd.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.