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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Navy is making a big shift in its recruitment strategy in the internet age.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that the Navy is focusing less on reaching young people through television advertisements and more on connecting with them online. In particular, the Navy is promoting the authentic stories of sailors in the fleet.

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Gander Mountain is closing 32 stores nationwide over the next several weeks.

But the store located in Salisbury will not be one of them.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the shutdowns follow the announcement that the company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The firm said the key problem was that many customers had switched to the internet to buy the same products.

Salisbury has recently survived a number of nationwide chains closing their stores including Macy’s and Kmart.

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We are a awash in the age of social media, electronic connections that often overwhelm those of us who grew up in the simple age of television.

Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill writes that his friends may all die before he can get out his first text.

Essay: Room to Be

Dec 5, 2014
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In this high information world we live in, there is hardly room to think and breathe. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes we need a place to contemplate and embrace life. For him, that place is the Eastern Shore. 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Attorney General's Office says Verizon has agreed to pay $1.375 million in restitution to consumers over allegedly misleading offers on its FiOS services.

Douglas F. Gansler said in an email on Wednesday that the settlement is the result of allegations that Verizon misrepresented the cost consumers were charged to FiOS television, internet and phone services.

Maryland officials alleged there were either improperly charged termination fees or paid equipment fees not adequately disclosed in Verizon's advertising.

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Verizon made its case this week before a federal appeals court to ease government restrictions that would allow some deep-pocket providers to use faster speeds on the Internet.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story: