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By MICHAEL LIND | June 23, 1995
For months I've been looking forward to the release of Walt Disney's animated musical ''Pocahontas.'' The idea of a heart-warming family musical based on the early history of English colonization in Virginia is nothing short of amazing. It is as though the Muppets or the Ice Capades were to do a version of ''Aguirre: The Wrath of God.''From 1607, when the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery sailed up the James River, until 1646, the English colonists were in an almost constant state of war with the Algonquin federation called the Powhatans after the father of Pocahontas.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2010
When white settlers arrived in what is now Virginia, bringing with them their strange and sometimes warlike ways, the Powhatan peoples of the region had some decisions to make. The settlers had fired on Powhatans almost the moment they landed in 1607. Their leaders inadvertently insulted Chief Powhatan by asking him to kneel to accept a ceremonial crown. John Smith, president of the Jamestown colony, sent soldiers to drive many Powhatans from their homes. "The clan mothers got together, talked and prayed: How will we handle this problem with the white settlers?"
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | April 19, 1991
Proponents of sewers in Powhatan Beach will get a second chance, twoweeks after a mail-in vote fell 17 signatures short of the number needed to bring sewer lines into their community.Community leaders were able to pack the Old Powhatan Beach Fire Hall with sewer supporters Tuesday night, generating enough interest to persuade the Department of Utilities to extend to May 24 the deadline for a petition to bring sewer mains into the community.Daniel "Captain" Goodman, William Seebach Jr. and James Youngbar all made passioned appeals in support of the multimillion-dollar project that some residents have resisted because it would add an estimated $8 per linear foot of frontage to their annual tax bills.
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July 19, 2009
On July 13, 2009 VEDA P. ALLEN quietly slipped away. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222 W. North Avenue on Monday from 3-8 p.m. Family hour Tuesday 10 a.m. with funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2003
Virginia archaeologists digging on a York River farm say they have found tantalizing clues to buttress their belief that they've found the 17th-century stronghold of Powhatan, paramount chief of the Virginia Tidewater Indians, and home to his daughter Pocahontas. Hundreds of pottery shards, stone arrowheads and bits of copper found since the dig, which ends today, can be dated to the period around the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, archaeologists said. More importantly, the dig has uncovered a 25-foot segment of a long, curving pair of parallel ditches - perhaps part of a defensive structure and a hint that this was Werowocomoco, Powhatan's headquarters, and not an ordinary Indian village.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2003
GLOUCESTER, Va. - Archaeologists digging on a farm above the York River believe they have found Werowocomoco, principal village of the Indian chieftain Powhatan, who controlled the Virginia Tidewater when the English established the Jamestown colony in 1607. It was at Werowocomoco that Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas, purportedly intervened with her father to spare the life of Capt. John Smith, Jamestown's military leader. That story may be more myth than reality, historians say. But there is no doubt about the importance of Powhatan and Werowocomoco (pronounced weh-ro-wuh-KO-muh-ko)
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May 16, 1994
POLICE LOG* Powhatan Beach: Someone stole two outboard motors worth $16,000 Wednesday from a boat in the 8100 block of Solley Road.* Chesterfield Plaza: Someone punched in the driver's side of a Jeep parked on Leeds Drive Thursday, causing $200 in damage.
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April 6, 2008
On March 30, 2008, RODNEY W. DAVIS of W. Lexington Street. On Monday, friends may call from 4 to 7 P.M. at HARI P. CLOSE FUNERAL SERVICE, P.A. 5126 Belair Road. On Tuesday, Mr. Davis will lie in state in First Corinthians Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue. Family hour, 11 A.M., Celebration 11:30 A.M.
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February 28, 2007
CALVIN CECIL JONES of Brandon, FL, age 78, previously from Powhatan, VA; and Columbia, MD died Feb. 23, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Audrey Caldwell Jones, son, David of Springfield, VA, daughter, Patricia Todd and son-in-law, Glenn Todd of Brandon, FL, son, Calvin (Buddy) of Gulf Breeze, FL, two granddaughters, Laura Freund, of Brandon, FL, and Carly Jones, of Pensacola, FL, one grandson, Ian Arthur Jones, of Springfield, VA. Calvin graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Richmond, VA in 1945; spent two years in the US Navy; graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and belonged to Etta Kappa NU Fraternity.
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July 19, 2009
On July 13, 2009 VEDA P. ALLEN quietly slipped away. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222 W. North Avenue on Monday from 3-8 p.m. Family hour Tuesday 10 a.m. with funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue.
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April 6, 2008
On March 30, 2008, RODNEY W. DAVIS of W. Lexington Street. On Monday, friends may call from 4 to 7 P.M. at HARI P. CLOSE FUNERAL SERVICE, P.A. 5126 Belair Road. On Tuesday, Mr. Davis will lie in state in First Corinthians Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue. Family hour, 11 A.M., Celebration 11:30 A.M.
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March 27, 2008
On March 19, 2008, MICHAEL B. HAIRSTON. Survived by a host of family and friends. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Avenue on Friday, March 28, 2008 from 3 to 7 P.M. The Wake will be held on Saturday, march 29, 2008, 9:30 A.M., at First Corinthians Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue with Funeral Service to follow at 10 A.M. Inquiries 410-664-6800.
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February 28, 2007
CALVIN CECIL JONES of Brandon, FL, age 78, previously from Powhatan, VA; and Columbia, MD died Feb. 23, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Audrey Caldwell Jones, son, David of Springfield, VA, daughter, Patricia Todd and son-in-law, Glenn Todd of Brandon, FL, son, Calvin (Buddy) of Gulf Breeze, FL, two granddaughters, Laura Freund, of Brandon, FL, and Carly Jones, of Pensacola, FL, one grandson, Ian Arthur Jones, of Springfield, VA. Calvin graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Richmond, VA in 1945; spent two years in the US Navy; graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and belonged to Etta Kappa NU Fraternity.
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March 1, 2006
GORDON WAGNER, JR., Age 58, of Daytona, FL., a welder in the ship yard industry, died Thursday at home. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Wagner, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, came here in 1980 from Glen Burnie, MD. He enjoyed fishing, the beach and computers. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Donna; a son Robert; his mother Betty Wagner of Deltona; two sisters Gail Standiford of Deltona and Bettina Reeder of Powhatan Beach, MD; two grandchildren Christian Kiefer and Kimberly Gregory. Predeceased by his daughter Tammy Gregory and his father Gordon F, Wagner, Sr. Memorial donations may be made to the Lifelink Foundation, 409 Bayshore Bld., Tampa, FL 33606.
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December 6, 2004
On December 2, 2004, WALLACE CAMPBELL, husband of Joyce Campbell and former owner of the Grape Bar and the J and W Lounge. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222 W. North Avenue on Tuesday from 3 to 8 P.M. Family hour Wednesday 10 A.M., with Funeral to follow at 10:30 at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2003
Virginia archaeologists digging on a York River farm say they have found tantalizing clues to buttress their belief that they've found the 17th-century stronghold of Powhatan, paramount chief of the Virginia Tidewater Indians, and home to his daughter Pocahontas. Hundreds of pottery shards, stone arrowheads and bits of copper found since the dig, which ends today, can be dated to the period around the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, archaeologists said. More importantly, the dig has uncovered a 25-foot segment of a long, curving pair of parallel ditches - perhaps part of a defensive structure and a hint that this was Werowocomoco, Powhatan's headquarters, and not an ordinary Indian village.
NEWS
June 12, 1996
A Pasadena woman was choked and robbed of $84 Monday in the driveway of her house, county police said yesterday.The woman, Donna Lou Walter, 27, of the 700 block of Powhatan Beach Road, did not need medical treatment. She told police she arrived home about 6: 25 p.m. and started talking to a man whom she knew who was waiting in her driveway.The man asked her how much money she had, then grabbed her by the throat, reached into her apron, and removed $84 in cash. He was last seen running west on Powhatan Beach Road.
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December 6, 2004
On December 2, 2004, WALLACE CAMPBELL, husband of Joyce Campbell and former owner of the Grape Bar and the J and W Lounge. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222 W. North Avenue on Tuesday from 3 to 8 P.M. Family hour Wednesday 10 A.M., with Funeral to follow at 10:30 at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Avenue.
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