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2009-09-04 15:20:58

Old Dominion University will field a football team Saturday for the first time since 1940. The Monarchs will play their first game in 69 years against Division II Chowan University at S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Va. We put it at six years because we needed a year to recruit and then five years to cycle a class through, Coach Bobby Wilder told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot about his six-year contract. And honestly, that's what I think it's going to take. The school said on its Web site...

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. 7, The Virginian-Pilot reported. We realize the Big Bad Wolf is a guest favorite, Reilly said. We're making the announcement now so coaster fans can ride one last time before it closes after Labor...

2009-07-20 11:24:10

University of Southern Florida starting kicker Maikon Bonani is hurt but alive from falling 35 feet at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., team officials say. USF football coach Jim Leavitt said his 20-year-old kicker was hurt in Saturday's fall, which occurred while Bonani was working at the Florida tourist attraction, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. He's fine. The main thing here is that he didn't die, said Leavitt, adding Bonani had injured his T12 vertebra in the fall. He isn't...

2009-06-22 10:20:04

Officials at Virginia's College of William and Mary say the 375 submissions for a new school mascot include a mythical phoenix, a wren and a stalk of asparagus. Members of the committee charged with whittling the dozens of ideas down to a single mascot said no ideas are being ruled out, It's been fun, selection committee member Susan Evans said. We have a lot of great options to consider. Among those options are a Fresian horse, a favorite of the historical William and Mary, and a character...

2009-05-28 09:46:00

SC Department of Transportation approves funding to purchase land for I-73 corridor. FLORENCE, S.C., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Efforts to secure federal funding for the South Carolina section of the proposed I-73 corridor, officially named the "Interchange of Hope," received a big boost last week as the South Carolina Department of Transportation approved funding to purchase land necessary to begin its construction. Congress designated the I-73 project as a "Highway of National and Regional...

2009-05-14 13:51:00

NORFOLK, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The business fundamentals that created a record five-year run for Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) leading into the recession are still in place, and, "Longer term, it will get better," said Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman during the company's 27th annual stockholders meeting, held today in Williamsburg, Va. "Rail's future and our potential to help solve our nation's transportation crisis are as promising today as they have ever...

2009-04-30 11:15:00

- Event held at Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, VA - CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 8, 2009, Cox Communications will host a workshop for business leaders that focuses on helping business owners lead through challenging times. The event runs from 9 a.m. to Noon and will be held at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, Virginia. Featured speakers and their topics include: Dr. Ann Battle Macheras, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of...

2009-04-21 14:28:01

Students and teachers from Virginia's College of William and Mary said they are trying to set a world record for performing Michael Jackson's Thriller dance. Suzanne Seurattan, a university spokeswoman, said students, faculty and staff gathered Sunday in the Williamsburg college's Sunken Garden to learn and perform the dance made popular by Jackson's 1983 video, the (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press reported Tuesday. Seurattan said school officials expected to hear next week whether they beat...

2009-03-25 15:10:00

Company Among Region's Top 1% of Private Employers in Economic Impact VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 25, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP) employs more than 1,700 people in Virginia Beach and contributes nearly $500 million a year into the Hampton Roads regional economy -- making the Company responsible for a significant impact on the entire region's economic activity, according to a new study of the Company's economic impact that was released today. Dating back...

2009-02-19 11:31:00

NESA Reaffirms I-73 Focus; Proposes Name for Interchange CONWAY, S.C., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) - South Carolina's northeast regional economic development organization - is galvanizing efforts to secure federal funding for the proposed Interstate 73 and endorsed the "Interchange of Hope" as the name of the road's intersection with Interstate 95. The executive committee of NESA, at a Friday meeting at Coastal Carolina University,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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