Shockoe baseball stadium plan wins initial backing 6-3
The Richmond City Council chose Monday to press ahead with the plan for a baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom, but the 6-3 vote leaves little room for error as Mayor Dwight C. Jones sets out to finalize the project’s details.
Monday’s vote, which occurred around 11 p.m. after a marathon session, was not the final decision, but it was the first major test for the development plan unveiled by the mayor late last year.
Fredericksburg.com / Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500
MANY OF us approach retirement with at least some measure of trepidation. As a lifelong professor of history and social sciences at Stevens Tech, some specific questions arose. What will replace the classroom, with its daily joys of teaching and learning with students? Where will I find inspiration? What activities will be paramount in my new phase of life? These questions were answered as I went on an Odyssey that brought my future face to face with my past. My journey began when an alumnus asked a simple question: "Are you going to have a retirement party?" Without hesitation, I responded: "Why should I have one party with 100 attendees when I could enjoy a hundred individual dinners, on different nights, with one of my former students?"...
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:54:54 -0500
VIRGINIA BEACH A water main break had shut down a portion of Pleasure House Road in both directions tonight. The road, between Andrew Jackson Lane and First Court Road, closed about 7:30 p.m. and remained closed for a few hours while crews made repairs, said Officer Patrick Kane, a Virginia Beach police spokesman.
PilotOnline.com / Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:16:05 -0500
NORFOLK A bed capable of supporting a patient up to 500 pounds was donated to the new Virginia Zoo Animal Wellness Campus.