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Norton

Graham, real name Graham Walker. born 1963, Irish comedian noted for his camp humour
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Norton (Independent City), Virginia

PO Box 618
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (276) 679-1160
Fax: (276) 679-3510
www.nortonva.org

In southwestern VA. Incorporated as a town in 1894; as a city in 1954. Name Origin: For Eckstein Norton, Louisville and National Railroad president, 1886-91. Originally called Prince's Flats, probably for William Prince, a settler in the area about 1787

Area (sq mi):: 7.53 (land 7.53; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 488.30
Population 2005: 3,677 State rank: 133 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.80%; 1990-2000 -8.10% Population 2000: 3,904 (White 90.90%; Black or African American 6.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 1.00%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,024; median household $22,788; Population below poverty level: 22.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,469-$20,474
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Norton

 

a sound in the Bering Sea along western Alaska, south of the Seward Peninsula. Norton Sound is about 200 km long and up to 145 km wide. Its depth is generally between 10 and 20 m, reaching a maximum of 27 m. The shores are mostly low-lying and are strongly dissected. There are many islands. The sound is covered with ice from November to June. The port city of Nome is located on the sound’s northern shore.

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References in classic literature ?
Kreis seemed to wake up and flash like some metallic, magnetic thing, while Norton looked at Martin sympathetically, with a sweet, girlish smile, as much as to say that he would be amply protected.
Kreis began directly on Martin, but step by step Norton interfered, until he and Kreis were off and away in a personal battle.
Idealism had never attracted Martin, but the exposition it now received at the hands of Norton was a revelation.
When Norton wandered into the intricacies of Kant, Kreis reminded him that all good little German philosophies when they died went to Oxford.
Norton nodded, but Hamilton gave it for the benefit of the rest.
Norton was sensitive and excitable, though he never lost his head, while Kreis and Hamilton were like a pair of cold-blooded savages, seeking out tender places to prod and poke.
But it was time to catch the last ferry-boat for Oakland, and Brissenden and Martin slipped out, leaving Norton still talking and Kreis and Hamilton waiting to pounce on him like a pair of hounds as soon as he finished.
But I'd like to have made a reply to Kreis and Hamilton, and I think I'd have had a word or two for Norton. I didn't see that Spencer was damaged any.
After Nicholas Udall and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, the writers of our first comedy and first tragedy, there came:--
Poor as he is, he didn't forget a servant or a child in the house, and not a soul here, from the French laundrywoman to Miss Norton forgot him.
Kirke remembered some old brocades, and Miss Norton lent me lace and feathers.
Mayor Steve Lentz called Nortons Facebook post "very disappointing."