World joins South Africa in mourning, remembrance
PilotOnline.com / Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:07:11 -0500
From wire reports In nearly seven decades spent fighting for freedom and equality, Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela's death spread Thursday, current and former presidents, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African leader.
Diversity award renamed after ODU president’s stand
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:11:04 -0500
NORFOLK A campus diversity award at Old Dominion University has been renamed for ODU President John Broderick in recognition of his strong stand against an incident of hate speech in October.
Va. Beach eatery Alexander’s on the Bay calls it a day
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:56:15 -0500
VIRGINIA BEACH A landmark Chic's Beach restaurant, Alexander's on the Bay, has closed. Property owner Stephen Michaels said the business had faced economic challenges in the tough economy. "They just couldn't generate enough business there," he said.
Dredge set to begin shoring up closed Bonner Bridge
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:46:51 -0500
HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. A dredge will deposit sand from the Oregon Inlet channel to areas beneath the closed Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, where currents have eroded sand from the supports.
Town Center pop-up shop gives exposure to local art
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:42:51 -0500
VIRGINIA BEACH A new breed of store has found a temporary home at Town Center: the pop-up shop. In a vacant storefront between the Loft women's clothing store and Bravo! Italian restaurant, the Town Fair Pop Up Shop has set up for the holiday season, selling local artists' handmade, vintage, fair trade and "upcycled" goods through Dec. 31.
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PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:29:45 -0500
A slow-moving cold front was expected to move into the area by midday, bringing wet weather to the region this weekend. Today should be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s. There is a slight chance of rain this afternoon and more rain is possible tonight into Saturday.
Panel: Could take until 2020 to stabilize Medicaid in N.C.
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:55:31 -0500
RALEIGH, N.C. A consultant examining options for overhauling Medicaid in North Carolina said Thursday it could be 2020 before any plan to stabilize costs and shift risk toward the private sector is implemented fully.
New TV ad in N.C. aims at Tillis in Senate race
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:02:02 -0500
RALEIGH, N.C. A political committee supporting Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has started running North Carolina television commercials aiming at state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a potential Republican challenger next fall.
Dominion Blvd. closed near Steel Bridge into today
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:53:33 -0500
CHESAPEAKE Dominion Boulevard will be closed in both directions near the Steel Bridge into Friday morning. The closure, which began about 2 p.m., is scheduled to continue until 6 a.m., a city news release said. Drivers can use the Va. 168 Bypass or George Washington Highway as alternate routes.
Va. Beach workers raise, spend $43K on holiday toys
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:00:29 -0500
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