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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,...

2009-01-06 08:58:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A tribute program that has provided free admission to Worlds of Discovery for more than 3.2 million members of U.S. and coalition armed forces and their families has been extended through 2009. Budweiser's "Here's to the Heroes" was launched in February 2005 to acknowledge the service of military men and women and the sacrifices made by their families. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/CLTU052 ) "It is gratifying to all...

2008-12-17 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, including specifically-designed hospitality software solutions, has announced that The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Va. has selected the Visual One solution suite by Agilysys to streamline operations and enhance guest service at its five Colonial Williamsburg properties -- Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Houses, Williamsburg Lodge, Woodlands Hotels...

2008-10-11 09:00:21

By KATHY ADAMS Kalea Leverette, the daughter of a Navy commander, went to sixth grade in Florida, crossed the globe for seventh grade in Japan, then moved to Virginia for eighth grade. Each school had a different curriculum, a different grading system and a different set of standardized tests. She ended up taking pre-algebra twice and world history three times, but missed U.S. history altogether. She also had to make up several Virginia Standards of Learning tests. On top of the...

2008-10-03 03:00:30

The Central Virginia Post-Polio Support Group will meet Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Children's Hospital, 2924 Brook Road. Joe Thomas will conduct a group exercise/discussion on challenges and solutions for support groups. For details, call (804) 740-6833 or visit www.cvppsg.org. Alzheimer's programs The Alzheimer's Association is offering these programs: - "Humor, Caregiver Stress and Tips for the Holidays," Tuesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hermitage Green, 7080 Brooks Farm Road. -...

2008-09-28 12:00:26

By DAN DUKE By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot 'JOHN ADAMS," the seven-part miniseries that aired this spring on HBO, cleaned up at the Emmys. But, has it brought any new riches to the Hampton Roads or state film industry? Jeff Frizzell, head of the Hampton Roads Film Office, said the Emmy hype has not provided much of a bounce. Even so, the miniseries could give a long-term boost to efforts to grow the film industry in the region and state. "John Adams," the miniseries about our...