At Work With | Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Barbara, medical entomologist, U.S. Navy
As told to Pilot writer Amy Jeter I’m originally from Pittsfield,. I went to undergraduate school at the University of Vermont, and I was a biology major there.
Tips for keeping business meetings productive
“Morning, peeps. Sorry I’m late. Had a major run-in with that moron contractor doing the addition to my home. I didn’t have time to put together an agenda for the meeting – no biggie – so let’s just start with Max. He’s going to throw in his two cents anyway, so might as well get it over with.” Hold on. Let’s try that again.
Paula Deen promoting furniture for Chesapeake store
Hey, y’all. You want to buy a couch? TV viewers might be doing a double-take after seeing a familiar face talking up a product for a local store. Paula Deen, the down-home celeb cook who got into deep-fried trouble last year over racial comments, is appearing in an ad this month for her line of furniture, sold at Esprit Decor in Chesapeake.
Outer Banks home to many transplant entrepreneurs
NAGS HEAD, N.C. As Jon O’Neil sat behind his music shop counter, an opera played in the background. But it was the didgeridoo that got him moving. O’Neil picked up the long, slender instrument and began piping. The shop was suddenly awash in the eerie sounds of the Australian Outback.
Shipping exec: Port struggling in Hampton Roads
In a packed ballroom in Long Beach, Calif., last week, the president of a major ocean carrier singled out Hampton Roads as a port that was not quite ready for prime time when congestion plaguing ports nationwide hit.
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In a couple of columns a few months ago, I shared some money-saving ideas about salvaging leftover soap. One of the suggestions from a reader was to make a small terry-cloth pocket, insert the slivers and use it as sort of a soap sponge.
AT&T spent $15M on local network since 2011
PilotOnline.com / Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:24:10 -0500
AT&T announced this week that it invested more than $15 million between 2011 and 2013 to upgrade its wireless network in Hampton Roads. The work included 90 network upgrades. AT&T, based in Dallas, spent more than $900 million for 781 upgrades across Virginia in that time, Jordan Gray, an AT&T spokesman, wrote in an email.
Proposed James River power line wins approval
PilotOnline.com / Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:38:06 -0500
RICHMOND Dominion Virginia Power's preferred route for a high-voltage power line over the James River has won state regulatory approval over objections it would mar a historic stretch of the James.
Feds: Dominion nuke plants operated safely in 2013
PilotOnline.com / Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:54:36 -0500
RICHMOND Federal regulators say Dominion Virginia Power's two nuclear power plants operated in a manner that preserved public health and safety in 2013. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it sent year-end inspection letters for Dominion's North Anna and Surry nuclear power stations.
AAA warns drivers about potholes after winter weather
PilotOnline.com / Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:53:05 -0500
RICHMOND If potholes are any measure, it's been a hard winter in Virginia. The Triple A reports that it responded to nearly 9,000 tire-related calls in January and February, up 10 percent from those two months in 2013.