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2011-04-01 15:34:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The smallpox epidemic of 1721 held fear and promise for Boston's physicians and theologians. Was inoculation a health risk, a gift from God or an interruption in the divine plan? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, April 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center here, historian Tony Williams will present "The Pox and the Covenant: The Curious History of Science and Religion in Colonial America," at 2...

2009-10-02 16:37:00

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was the tempest after the tea party and one of the lesser-known events that shaped the beginning of the American Revolution. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, Oct. 6, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., hosts historian and author, Tony Williams, who will discuss his book, "Hurricane of Independence: The Untold Story of the Deadly Storm at the Deciding Moment of the American...

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...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

virginia beach The Oceanfront ... Virginia Beach's Oceanfront offers visitors 12 miles of public beach stretching from Fort Story south to Sandbridge. Visitors can surf, swim, bask in the sun and stroll the three-mile Boardwalk. Entertainment includes concerts at the 17th and 24th Street stages, a summer-long series of festivals and celebrations, and fireworks shows through July and August. The main resort area, from First to 40th streets, has lifeguards in season, with surfing allowed...

2008-05-23 09:00:56

By Zak Minor and Kathy Van Mullekom, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. May 23--WOMEN WITH A CAUSE -- an annual celebration of women who champion a cause to improve the Williamsburg area -- will announce May 30 its six honorees from a group of 22 finalists. This year's finalists are Kitty Beatty, Jeanne Black, Reba Bolden, Jan Michelle Brown, Ingrid Brown, Jane Medlin Burton, Carolyn Cloninger, Sally S. Craig, Margaret Cullivan, Ginny Dittman, Lindy Dunn, Mary Beth Gibson, Sarah Kadec,...

2007-07-20 12:07:25

By Danielle Zielinski, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 20--JAMES CITY -- A 5-year-old girl drowned in the James River near College Creek late Thursday morning while on a beach outing with her family. Hanna Davis, of Williamsburg, was found floating about 30 feet off shore by James City County police officers shortly after noon, James City Police Lt. Jeremy Barnett said. Police spokesman Mike Spearman said the girl's mother called police shortly after 11:30 a.m. to report her child...


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