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  Virginia Department of Education
The Virginia Department of Education is seeking public comment on proposed school bus specifications under review by the Board of Education.
Virginia Commission on Youth – provides a legislative forum in which complex issues related to Virginia youth and their families may be explored and resolved.
Virginia's Community of Learning is a curriculum, instructional, technology and professional development resource for educators.
www.pen.k12.va.us   (0 words)

Virginia is in the Western Hemisphere and the Northern Hemisphere.
She is bordered by Maryland to the north, West Virginia and Kentucky to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Virginia is in the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains regions.
www.rockingham.k12.va.us /JWES/Virginia.html   (1172 words)

The population of Virginia in 1910 was 2,061,612; whites, 1,389,809; negroes, 671,096; Indians, Chinese, and Japanese, 707.
The name "Virginia", in honour of Queen Elizabeth, was given to all the territory from the French colonies on the north to the Spanish settlements on the south, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans.
Virginia, as far back as 1778, with other states, introduced in congress a bill for the abolition of slavery, which was defeated by the New England states, which made money by importing slaves to be sold to the South, and by the cotton states, desirous of negro service for the plantations.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15451a.htm   (6318 words)

 Arlington, Virginia Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arlington County is an urban county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July 9, 1846, act of Congress that took effect in 1847.
Once part of Fairfax County in the Virginia Colony, the area that contains Arlington County was ceded to the U.S. government by the Commonwealth of Virginia to enable an area in the Commonwealth south of the Potomac River to become a part of the future federal capital, the District of Columbia.
Simultaneously, there arose in Virginia an active abolitionism movement that created a division on the question of slavery in Virginia's General Assembly (Later, during the Civil War, Virginia's division on the slavery issue contributed to the formation of the state of West Virginia by its most anti-slavery counties).
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Arlington,_Virginia   (4148 words)

 Virginia Apartments
Virginia ranked seventh in the nation in 2004 for being the most livable state and first for being the healthiest state in the South Atlantic Region.
Virginia Beach is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, but luckily there are plenty of apartment rentals to accommodate all the newcomers.
As capital of Virginia and an area of great American history, the city of Richmond is home to nearly 200,000 residents, who enjoy the city's unique blend of culture sophistication and Southern charm.
www.rent.com /rentals/virginia   (780 words)

 Confederate Ships--CSS Virginia (1862-1862)
When Virginia returned to Hampton Roads to attack the grounded steam frigate Minnesota, she found the Union's own pioneer ironclad, USS Monitor, waiting.
Virginia, repaired and strengthened at the Norfolk Navy Yard, reentered the Hampton Roads area on 11 April and 8 May, but no further combat with the Monitor resulted.
After a futile effort to lighten the ship enough to allow her to move up the James River, on 11 May the South's formidible ironclad was destroyed by her crew off Craney Island, some six miles from where she had electrified the World through her battles of 8 and 9 March.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-us-cs/csa-sh/csash-sz/virginia.htm   (941 words)

The last time West Virginia had a comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia was in 1929, but the West Virginia Humanities Council plans to remedy that.
The need for a solid one-stop West Virginia reference is at least as great now as it was when the first Encyclopedia was published in 1929.
The West Virginia Encyclopedia will be the latest of several distinguished encyclopedias to appear in recent years, as thoughtful Americans take stock of themselves and their heritage.
www.wvhumanities.org /encyclop.htm   (430 words)

One of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788), Virginia was named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen of England.
Virginia holds an important place in American history, as it was home to many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick Henry.
During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginia's capital, was the capital of the Confederacy.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/va   (155 words)

 VA DCJS - Law Enforcement Services - Virginia Exile
Virginia Exile is the Commonwealth's tough program which carries bail restrictions and imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in a Virginia prison for those who:
Virginia Exile is designed to build upon the success of Project Exile, a federal program started in Richmond in 1997.
Virginia Exile's purpose is to break the link between guns and drugs, between guns and crime in general, and to help put an end to gun violence which has affected too many communities.
www.dcjs.virginia.gov /exile   (334 words)

 Virginia Woolf - Biography and Works
Adeline Virginia Stephen was born in London, England on 25 January 1882, daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), literary critic and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.
Virginia had vivid and fond memories of these times which often had an influence on her writing including visits to a nearby lighthouse.
Virginia Woolf died on 28 March 1941 when she drowned herself in the River Ouse near their home in Sussex, by putting rocks in her coat pockets.
www.online-literature.com /virginia_woolf   (2466 words)

 Introduction to Virginia - The United States of America
The citizens of Virginia were pleased with this elevated status because they considered themselves the most faithful of the King's settlements in America.
Mother of States: Virginia has been called the "Mother of States" because she was the first of the states to be settled and because of the number of states that were "born" of the Virginia territory.
West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and, even a part of Minnesota were all a part of the original Virginia territory.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/va_intro.htm   (995 words)

 Virginia: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com
Virginia has a large number of manufacturing industries, including transportation equipment, food processing, electronic and other electrical equipment, chemicals, textiles and apparel, lumber and wood products, and furniture.
Virginia is one of the top ten coal producers in the U.S. Coal accounts for roughly 70% of Virginia's mineral value; crushed stone, sand and gravel, lime, and kyanite are also mined.
University of Virginia - Virginia, University of Virginia, University of, mainly at Charlottesville; state supported;...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108283.html   (469 words)

Virginia is the leading state in providing law-enforcement authorities with information regarding mental patients, but reporting requirements and procedures vary widely across the state and conflict with federal laws.
The mass murder of 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech has unified the nation's premier pro-gun and anti-gun lobbies on one point: Mental health records need to be opened to the FBI for use during the national instant check system.
Virginia policymakers took a look after Virginia Tech disciplined an unnamed student who brought a firearm to class in 2005.
www.stateline.org /live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=123&languageId=1&contentId=-1   (1499 words)

 Virginia Business Magazine: Home Page
Virginia is again ranked No. 1 in the country for business.
Virginia has been named the best state in the country for doing business.
Virginia's transportation debate should not be limited to roads.
www.gatewayva.com /biz/virginiabusiness/home.shtml   (237 words)

 Virginia: Facts, Map and State Symbols - EnchantedLearning.com
Virginia's official state flag was adopted in 1861.
In the center are the words "VIRGINIA," and "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" (Latin for "thus always to tyrants").
Depicting the state's motto on the flag is the goddess Virtue (who is holding a sword and a spear), who has defeated a tyrant, who is lying on the ground, and is holding a chain and a scourge (a whip).
www.enchantedlearning.com /usa/states/virginia   (593 words)

 Virginia DEQ
As Virginia's largest environmental agency, the Department of Environmental Quality has a broad scope of responsibility.
This means that there are fewer fish, crabs and healthy habitats to support Virginia's fishing and tourism industries, damaging a way of life for many people.
Virginia's nutrient trading program, officially called the Nutrient Credit Exchange Program, will help reduce the amount of nutrients in wastewater that is released into the Chesapeake Bay watershed by treatment plants.
www.deq.state.va.us   (0 words)

 Virginia Department of Business Assistance - Licenses & Permits
Virginia counties have comprehensive zoning plans, and cities and towns may also have independent zoning regulations.
If there is not a web page for your local government, you can usually find the number for the planning or zoning office in the white pages or the blue government section of your phone book.
As a service to the business community, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance seeks to identify web sites which may be useful and informative, many of which have links to other sites.
www.dba.state.va.us /licenses   (378 words)

 TimesDispatch.com | New Times-Dispatch poll:
Allen, Webb in dead heat
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The state’s dominant A leading Republican figure in Virginia for nearly 15 years, Allen seemed unbeatable four months ago, when he led Webb by 16 percentage points.
From the poll emerges a picture of a Virginia electorate troubled by the tone of the contest.
Northern Virginia also is the only region opposing the marriage amendment, but by a huge margin - 60 percent to 36 percent.
www.timesdispatch.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149191518008   (969 words)

 Virginia State Board of Elections : Registering To Vote
Be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form.
Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form.
www.sbe.virginia.gov /cms/Voter_Information/Registering_to_Vote/Index.html   (580 words)

 Virginia Is For Lovers: Vacation in Virginia
Enjoy great family fun at Virginia’s fantastic waterparks.
There's variety in Virginia's beaches - check them out.
For Virginia citizen and business services visit www.Virginia.gov.
www.virginia.org   (0 words)

 Virginia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Virginia (base map) JPEG format (561K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Virginia (reference map) JPEG format (297K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
Virginia (reference map) PDF format (300K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/virginia.html   (683 words)

 Virginia State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Virginia State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Virginia Real Estate - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage helps you search for homes online in virginia, VA. View thousands of listings.
Topography: Image Mountain and valley region in the west, including the Blue Ridge Mountains; rolling piedmont plateau; tidewater, or coastal plain, including the eastern shore.
www.50states.com /virginia.htm   (0 words)

 Virginia Department of Health Professions - Home
Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign provides information about how you can "own your future" and take action to plan for your long-term care needs.
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell, and John L. Brownlee, United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, announced today that earlier this morning The Purdue Frederick Company, Inc., along with its President, Chief Legal Officer, and former Chief Medical Officer pleaded guilty to charges of misbranding Purdue’s addictive and highly abusable drug OxyContin.
The guilty pleas today are the result of a four year long criminal investigation that was initiated by the Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit under the direction of then-Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
www.dhp.state.va.us   (0 words)

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