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January 5, 1992
The Francis Land House in Virginia Beach, Va., will be host to its Twelfth Night Celebration tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Christmas Day in the 18th century was a strictly religious observance. Socializing began the day after Christmas and continued for 12 days, ending with the Twelfth Night Celebration. The Land House celebration is a step back in time to that era with costumed interpreters in the role of Francis Land, his family and friends. Costumed guides will conduct tours of this decorated plantation home, built in the mid-18th century.
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July 8, 2014
The clueless writer of your editorial "The Harris boycott" (July 7) totally blew off the fact that Washington, D.C., exists on federal money, and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. You accused Rep. Andy Harris of not caring for the concerns of others, yet you support Gov. Martin O'Malley's constant thievery of taxpayers' pocketbooks, even though there are actual statewide polls that show that these taxes are not wanted. As for the boycott, that's another liberal joke.
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SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
Churchill Downs officials said yesterday that they are planning to build a $56 million racetrack in Virginia Beach, Va., and hope to have the facility operating by 1996.Initially, the track will offer 40 days of thoroughbred and 60 days ,, of harness racing, principally during the summer months.But a few important contingencies are involved.First, Churchill Downs president Tom Meeker said a referendum would have to be passed in a Nov. 2 election that would allow OTB parlors to be built in the northern part of the state.
TRAVEL
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
As Ocean City braces for Senior Week, the annual migration of graduating high school students to the beaches, thousands more young partyers are expected to join them. A loosely organized College Takeover Beach Week also starts this weekend, an event that surprised Virginia Beach last year when an influx of up to 40,000 visitors was accompanied by a rise in cases of violence and disorderly behavior. Ocean City officials say they won't be caught off-guard and have prepared for both Senior Week and the "takeover" with increased patrols and new boardwalk surveillance cameras that will be monitored in real time.
NEWS
By NEWPORT NEWS DAILY PRESS | December 28, 1997
WINDSOR, Va. -- Leaders from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and other jurisdictions gathered recently in Isle of Wight County to dedicate the Lake Gaston pipeline, which started pumping in August.The reception took place over the pipeline at the Weir Aeration Structure outside Windsor, where water from Lake Gaston comes to the surface after a 74-mile trip from the North Carolina-Virginia border through a pipe 48 inches in diameter.At the structure, the water climbs a 30-foot box, then tumbles down eight 4-foot-wide steps, mixing with oxygen, before re-entering the pipeline for the rest of its trip.
NEWS
By LIZ F. KAY AND NICOLE FULLER and LIZ F. KAY AND NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTERS | November 4, 2005
Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is the "preferred finalist" for the top schools job in Virginia Beach, Va., where officials hope to sign a contract with him within a month. Virginia Beach school board officials said they hope that Hairston will be on the job there by early next year. Daniel D. Edwards, chairman of the Virginia Beach school board, said last night that Hairston was identified early in the search process as a finalist among six others. "He's done so much for the system up there and he's a good, firm, strong leader, which we had in our past superintendent," Edwards said.
NEWS
May 19, 2006
A favorite destination for vacationing families, Virginia Beach is hoping to lure more upscale travelers. A new luxury Hilton hotel and specialty retail shops were recently added to the typical mid-level mix of hotels and motels. A new $200 million convention center opened last year, and there's talk of developing a new entertainment district. Even the beach itself has grown. Operation Big Beach widened the beach to an average of 300 yards from the boardwalk to the water's edge three years ago. Where to stay Virginia Beach's resort strip is increasingly dominated by large chain hotels on the beachfront, but there remain a number of family-owned independent motels just off the water.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | January 16, 1991
A very sick harbor seal pup that was found stranded on a Virginia beach two weeks ago is said to be gaining strength at the National Aquarium in Baltimore."
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By Sarah Hartough and Sarah Hartough,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | May 26, 2005
As tempting as it might be to put the top down and rock out as Virginia Beach comes into view, make sure to lower the music volume in the car and keep your language in check. That's right -- Virginia Beach is a family-friendly destination, enforced by Courtesy Rules. Should visitors get carried away and feel the urge to curse, they'll be quickly reminded of the rules, which are posted on light posts up and down Atlantic Avenue. The first rule states that cursing, vulgar language and gestures are prohibited.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | March 20, 1992
Marine biologists in Virginia, after a bit of detective work, have concluded that the humpback whale spotted near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in recent days was the same one spotted Jan. 25 at the mouth of the bay.Thomas D. Pitchford, a biologist with the Virginia Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, said yesterday that video footage of the whale near the bridge was compared to similar videos taken of a group of humpbacks in the Atlantic off Virginia Beach....
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Heavy construction is to begin this month at Harbor Point. While Beatty Development Group, the company leading the project, has been in the headlines, it's another company that will be doing much of the heavy lifting: Armada Hoffler, which was announced in April as the winner for the $165 million construction contract. The Virginia-based company previously worked with developer Michael Beatty on the construction of many of the buildings in Harbor East, including the Four Seasons and the Legg Mason tower.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
What organizers are billing as "College Takeover Beach Week" in Ocean City is causing some concern in the community, but town officials said they are prepped, positive and planning for a safe summer. College beach week is an "unsanctioned event," said Jessica Waters, communications manager for Ocean City . She pointed out that it is one of several similar gatherings – including Senior Week — that have not gone through the town's official process for approving private or public events.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, an incident that came days after the medical center held a national symposium on safety inside hospitals. The man, who was 69 years old, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest shortly after midnight, Baltimore police spokeswoman Sgt. Sarah E. Connolly confirmed. Police would not identify him or provide additional details of the shooting, saying it was under investigation.
TRAVEL
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Oh, fudge. Holy moly. Dagnabbit. Whether you've been bitten by a crab, or spent six hours snarled in Bay Bridge traffic, Ocean City hopes you'll mind your language. Town officials will soon be posting signs along the boardwalk asking visitors to refrain from cursing. "We just want to remind everyone that even when they're on vacation, they need to be courteous to others," said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. The signs, which read "No profanity please," will be posted on every block of the boardwalk before the summer season begins, city officials say. The Town Council approved the measure this week in an effort to preserve Ocean City 's reputation as a destination for families with children.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Authorities say the woman found with Christopher Goode when he was arrested in Virginia Beach is the same woman he was accused of stabbing multiple times last month, and officials say she had helped him flee.  Police called attention to Goode last week, calling him their top priority fugitive and "Public Enemy No. 1" in connection with the Sept. 13 attack. According to charging doucments, Goode is accused of stabbing the woman -- the mother of his child -- 10 times in her neck and chest area.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Baltimore police say a high-priority suspect wanted in connection with an attack on his child's mother was captured Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, Va. Christopher Troy Goode faces charges of attempted murder for a Sept. 12 attack on a woman in South Baltimore's Westport neighborhood. Police called attention to the case last week, calling him the agency's "Public Enemy No. 1" — part of a recent campaign to help catch fugitives. Police said the U.S. Marshals Service took Goode into custody after he was tracked by the city Police Department's Warrant Apprehension Task Force.
FEATURES
By Lynne Muller and Lynne Muller,Special to The Sun | May 1, 1994
Staking out a special spot somewhere on 28 miles of golden sand beaches, relaxing and watching the dolphins play offshore makes most Virginia Beach visitors happy. But this burgeoning city offers an attractive array of activities besides surfing, sunbathing and strolling the concrete boardwalk.One of the East Coast's premier beach resorts also manages to provide museums, historic homes, monuments and lighthouses -- as well as good shopping and restaurants -- so there's something to please everyone in the family.
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
While Maryland continues to focus its search for a 2013 point guard on Andrew Harrison and Rysheed Jordan , other players are popping up on the radar.   Jaylon Tate , a three-star prospect and Rivals.com's No. 112 player in the 2013 class, told CBSSports.com this week that he hoped to take an unofficial trip to College Park this summer . Missouri, Xavier, Providence, Illinois, DePaul, Northwestern, Butler and Missouri State have all extended offers, while UCLA and Maryland are showing interest.
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