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The Pilot is changing, but our news coverage is not

A month ago, I told you about changes to the paper and said we would be making a few others, but we wanted to meet with readers first to discuss the changes and gather feedback. The reason for those changes and the ones I will describe here is the same: a challenging business environment that demands we watch our expenses so we can continue to deliver an excellent newspaper to you every day.

From the publisher | Pilot digital memberships begin

For nearly 150 years, The Virginian-Pilot has been covering and serving the vibrant communities of Hampton Roads. As our region has grown and changed, so has The Pilot.
Our next change begins today, as we implement a new membership model that will require subscriptions for unlimited access to our journalism and content online.

The Pilot honors staffers at Slover Awards ceremony

NORFOLK The Virginian-Pilot honored writers, editors, photographers and designers during its annual Slover Awards ceremony Monday at the Roper Performing Arts Center. Named for The Pilot’s founder, Samuel L. Slover, the awards recognize staffers for outstanding work in seven categories.

To readers: About our new online look

We’ve given our websites - PilotOnline.com and HamptonRoads.com - a bit of a facelift. The biggest change is that we’ve modified the navigation at the top of our sites, hoping to help our users find what they’re looking for more easily and present our sites in a brighter, more updated style. Read all about it in this blog entry.

Thanks for helping us reach 5,000 fans on Facebook

PilotOnline.com - The Virginian-Pilot this week reached 5,000 fans on Facebook. We wanted to do something to thank our friends, who have helped make our page a community space where interesting conversation and sharing thrive. Here we present our video thank-you:

Video: Thanks to our 5,000 Facebook fans.
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Executive who put together deal to merge railroads dies

By Laurence Hammack ROANOKE John P. Fishwick, who defined the railroad as much as the railroad defined Roanoke, died Monday at the age of 93. As president of the Norfolk & Western Railway from 1970 to 1981, Fishwick is perhaps best remembered for negotiating a merger with the Southern Railway to form Norfolk Southern Corp., one of the nation's largest railroads.

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