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2008-09-21 09:00:17

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot The state's Department of Forestry is asking residents to get a little squirrelly. They want you to round up as many nuts as you can.

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By PATRICK WILSON By Patrick Wilson The Virginian-Pilot Lt. j.g. Jason Evans of the Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City was among many responders who saw Hurricane Ike's devastation in the Gulf Coast up close. "I volunteered to come down. I wanted to help out.

2008-09-19 09:00:40

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot greenbrier This year the annual Chesapeake Heritage Arts Festival goes blue, gray and green.

2008-09-19 09:00:29

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot MORE THAN 30 YEARS have passed since Vietnam and Americans still have not come to terms with the war that was waged there.

2008-09-19 09:00:25

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot For its ninth year in a row, the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church will present Chesapeake and South Hampton Roads with several free concerts offering first-rate classically-based musical entertainment.

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By MATTHEW JONES By Matthew Jones The Virginian-Pilot GALVESTON, Texas The landing craft approached the shore, looking for a place to wedge itself into the sand. "Brace for the beach," yelled Chief Warrant Officer Tim Baker. The craft shuddered, then the boat's front gate descended.

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach A new environmental group officially launched itself here Thursday with a difficult mission and a very un-environmental name: the Crystal Club.

2008-09-18 09:00:38

By AMY JETER By Amy Jeter The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK A group of community members scolded the City Council for low spending on school facilities in a report that reviewed the school division's preliminary long-range building plan.

2008-09-18 09:00:38

By CHERYL ROSS By Cheryl Ross The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH City and school leaders are considering working with a private developer to help build a new Simonsdale Elementary School.

2008-09-18 09:00:29

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot Robin Thicke is a household name among people who follow R&B music, but it wasn't always that way. His 2003 debut, "A Beautiful World," went more or less undiscovered by the general populace.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.