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  • University of Virginia suspends fraternity activities after sex assault claim - Fox News

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    23 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    Fox NewsUniversity of Virginia suspends fraternity activities after sex assault claimFox NewsThe University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012. President Teresa ...University of Virginia Suspends All Fraternities After Sex Assault ReportNBCNews.comUniversity of Virginia suspends fraternities after rape allegationsLos Angeles TimesUniversity of Virginia Suspends All Fraternities After Rape Story in Rolling…
  • Eastern Washington home looks like Monticello

    Virginia News
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    An Eastern Washington University faculty member who grew up in Virginia and has always been fascinated with Thomas Jefferson is building a home that looks like Jefferson's Monticello. The home sits on land near Ford between state property and the Spokane Indian Reservation.
  • "Christmas in the Country" has waterfront views in Va. Beach

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    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH They are decking the halls with boughs of holly for the 52nd annual Cape Henry Woman's Club "Christmas in the Country." The yearly open house extravaganza is the club's major fundraising event for local charities and educational scholarships. Stuart Jones, a developer and builder, and his wife Brenda, who have three children and seven grandchildren, will welcome the public inside their Birdneck Point waterfront home Dec. 2. The club will provide the holiday garnishes to complement the home's burgundy, green and honey tones, and, of course, the…
  • Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli on immigration lawsuit: 'Take it slow'

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    21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
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  • A likeable adaptation of a theater classic

    Alexandria Times
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    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Director Michael Attenborough has brought an intriguing interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless “As You Like It”to the Lansburgh Theatre. The play is so timeless that the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production features an amalgam of period costumes, from Elizabethan dresses and 1940s-era fedoras and trench coats to hillbilly-inspired Daisy Dukes and Carhartt overalls, without missing a beat. Costume designer Jonathan Fensom makes it one of the refreshing aspects of this reimagined production. Attenborough mixes up accents too. Rosalind…
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  • University of Virginia suspends fraternity activities after sex assault claim - Fox News

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    Fox NewsUniversity of Virginia suspends fraternity activities after sex assault claimFox NewsThe University of Virginia on Saturday suspended activities at all campus fraternal organizations amid an investigation into a published report in which a student described being sexually assaulted by seven men at a fraternity in 2012. President Teresa ...University of Virginia Suspends All Fraternities After Sex Assault ReportNBCNews.comUniversity of Virginia suspends fraternities after rape allegationsLos Angeles TimesUniversity of Virginia Suspends All Fraternities After Rape Story in Rolling…
  • U. of Virginia suspends all fraternal activities amid gang rape allegations - Chicago Tribune

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    U. of Virginia suspends all fraternal activities amid gang rape allegationsChicago TribuneFaced with mounting pressure from students, faculty and alumni, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan suspended all campus fraternities Saturday, an action prompted by a searing magazine account of an alleged 2012 gang rape inside a
  • Virginia dominates Miami 30-13 in home finale - Daily Press

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Boston HeraldVirginia dominates Miami 30-13 in home finaleDaily PressCHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday night with a dominant 30-13 home victory over Miami that was arguably the Cavaliers' most impressive and important performance since a 2011 road upset of Florida ...UM stumbles through grim loss at VirginiaSun SentinelMiami Hurricanes frigid against Virginia, lose Herb Waters to injuryMiamiHerald.comVirginia has no margin for error against MiamiStaunton News LeaderCBS Local -Reutersall 280 news articles »
  • Comic books come to life at Virginia Comicon - Richmond Times-Dispatch

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Richmond Times-DispatchComic books come to life at Virginia ComiconRichmond Times-DispatchThis year, the convention doubled its floor space and more than doubled ticket presales, he said. Attendance and presale numbers for this year weren't immediately available, but last year the Virginia Comicon had about 3,000 attendees with about 400
  • Photo Gallery: Kansas State 26 - West Virginia 20 - Kansas City Star

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Kansas City StarPhoto Gallery: Kansas State 26 - West Virginia 20Kansas City StarPhoto gallery: Kansas State 26, West Virginia 20. Photo Gallery: Kansas State 26 - West Virginia 20. Gallery; Comments. 1 of 15. Kansas State's Tyler Lockett (16) catches the ball near the endzone during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football Kansas State vs. West Virginia: Score and Twitter ReactionBleacher ReportJake Waters throws for 400 yards as No. 12 K-State tops MountaineersESPNNo. 12 Kansas State beats West Virginia 26-20CBSSports.comSB Nationall 418 news articles »
 
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  • Eastern Washington home looks like Monticello

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    An Eastern Washington University faculty member who grew up in Virginia and has always been fascinated with Thomas Jefferson is building a home that looks like Jefferson's Monticello. The home sits on land near Ford between state property and the Spokane Indian Reservation.
  • Prosecutor: Norfolk police shooting justified

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Prosecutors say the police shooting of a gunman in Norfolk who killed a teenager and a police officer was a justifiable use of force by an officer in fear of his life. Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood notified Police Chief Mike Goldsmith of the decision on Friday regarding the May 30 incident.
  • Bright orange food truck reported stolen in Virginia

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Police in Northern Virginia are looking for a stolen food truck. Someone drove off with the Popped! Republic food truck in Alexandria.
  • Health Department: Sick UVA Students had Norovirus

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    State health officials say more than a dozen University of Virginia students that fell ill last weekend had norovirus. The Virginia Department of Health is still trying to seek the cause of the outbreak that hospitalized within a 24-hour period.
  • Group changes plan for Va. medical school grant

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    The group awarded a $25 million grant to create a medical school in southwest Virginia says a plan to create a "virtual" health science center with multiple partners is a better option. "As a result of considerable study and dialogue, it became clear to the planners in our tobacco-affected Southwest Virginia region that starting a medical school was not the best way to achieve increase in physicians," said the report.
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  • "Christmas in the Country" has waterfront views in Va. Beach

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH They are decking the halls with boughs of holly for the 52nd annual Cape Henry Woman's Club "Christmas in the Country." The yearly open house extravaganza is the club's major fundraising event for local charities and educational scholarships. Stuart Jones, a developer and builder, and his wife Brenda, who have three children and seven grandchildren, will welcome the public inside their Birdneck Point waterfront home Dec. 2. The club will provide the holiday garnishes to complement the home's burgundy, green and honey tones, and, of course, the…
  • Hinkle: Highway robbery in Virginia

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    "Government," as Barney Frank and other progressives are fond of saying, "is just another word for things we choose to do together." Like rob people blind. Sometimes the together-doing is highway robbery in the most literal sense - as when police departments seize cash from motorists who are never even charged with a crime. The euphemism for that is civil asset forfeiture, and it's gotten so out of hand even hang-'em-high, law-and-order conservatives say it needs to stop. Sometimes the robbery is committed not on the highways but for the sake of them - especially…
  • Obama oversteps on immigration

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday that he will take unilateral action to change the federal immigration system drew praise from Democrats and condemnation from Republicans. That partisan division, while unsurprising, is unfortunate; Obama is proceeding with a reckless plan that is shortsighted and, worse, precisely what he said he wouldn't and couldn't do. "There are enough laws on the books by Congress," Obama told Univision in 2011, "that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through…
  • Marathons, a million bulbs and Sweet Baby James

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    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today Mayflower Marathon. Last day to donate to the annual food drive. Pembroke Mall parking lot, Virginia Beach. www.pembrokemall.com. GSA Orchestra with Symphonicity 3 p.m. at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. www.gsarts.net. Winter Tram Tours 1 p.m. at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 4005 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach. To register, call 426-7128. Monday Million Bulb Walk 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road. www. nbgs.org. Tuesday James Taylor Live In Concert 8 p.m. at Ted Constant Convocation Center. www.ynottix.com. Wednesday…
  • Prudent move to slow down suicide

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Navy announced a common-sense decision last week: Commanders will begin asking sailors thought to be at risk of harming themselves to voluntarily turn over personal firearms for safekeeping. The decision comes after training, counseling and assessment programs instituted in the past three years have failed to stem the suicides, more than half of which involve guns. Last year, 41 sailors died by suicide; 46 have killed themselves this year. As The Pilot's Corinne Reilly wrote, the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center reported last month that from 2010 through 2012, firearms were…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • A likeable adaptation of a theater classic

    ewagner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Director Michael Attenborough has brought an intriguing interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless “As You Like It”to the Lansburgh Theatre. The play is so timeless that the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production features an amalgam of period costumes, from Elizabethan dresses and 1940s-era fedoras and trench coats to hillbilly-inspired Daisy Dukes and Carhartt overalls, without missing a beat. Costume designer Jonathan Fensom makes it one of the refreshing aspects of this reimagined production. Attenborough mixes up accents too. Rosalind…
  • Out of the Attic: A home for Alexandria’s criminals

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    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria This detailed view of the intersection of North St. Asaph and Princess streets, lifted from what may be the earliest aerial photograph of Alexandria’s downtown that was taken in 1919, shows one of Alexandria’s most notorious buildings. Built in 1826 on what then was the outskirts of town, the Alexandria Jail cost more than $10,000 to construct, and replaced an earlier prison a decade older that was located in a building at the foot of Wolfe Street. After a quarter century in the new national capital, the number of criminals and debtors in Alexandria…
  • What’s next for Fort Ward Park?

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    21 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Tom Fulton, Former chairman, Ad hoc committee on Fort Ward To most Alexandrians, Fort Ward Park represents an opportunity to jog, take a stroll, walk the dog, or simply enjoy a rural setting in an urban environment.  For some Alexandrians however, Fort Ward Park represents much more.  Since 2010 when neighbors became alarmed at how the city was mismanaging the park — with instances of city vehicles parked on or near marked and unmarked African-American graves — the City, led by citizens, began the important task of finding, marking and preserving the graves and other sites that lie…
  • ‘Road show’ comment casts aspersions on budget process stakeholders

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    21 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    By Octavia Brown, Alexandria (File photo) Honest dialogue and deliberation as to how a city spends taxpayer funds by its citizens and employees is fundamental to how a democracy is supposed to work.  To have the participation in the city budget process through town hall meetings and interaction with employee groups characterized as “road shows” by City Manager Rashad Young leaves this reader in doubt as to how open the budget process might actually be. While the title of an Alexandria Times article “Officials Look to Open up Budget Process” (October 30) was probably meant to give the…
  • Senior Corner: Lightening up when things get heavy

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    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    By Ron Culberson (Courtesy photo) When I turned 50, I did two things. I got my AARP card and I got a colonoscopy. Because that’s what you’re supposed to do. Too many of us don’t get either because these things remind us that we’re getting old. But here’s the deal: Getting old is part of life. We can’t stop it. In fact, it’s when we stop getting older that the real trouble starts. My AARP card cost me $16. Two months after I received it, I checked into a hotel and got a $20 discount off of the normal room rate. How cool is that? Now, I’m making money on my AARP card! And…
 
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  • Marshall Boosters’ Christmas Tree Sale Starts Nov. 29

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    22 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    George C. Marshall High School’s Booster Club is starting its annual Christmas tree sale next Saturday, Nov. 29, at the school. The booster club will be selling wreaths, garland, tree stands, White House ornaments and Marshall Statesmen spirit wear in addition to trees in school parking lot through Sunday, Dec. 21. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Marshall’s athletic teams and other organizations. Hours of the sale will be 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Marshall is located at 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.
  • The Lasso in the News-Press: Traveling for Sports & Middle Schoolers in High School

    FCNP.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at www.fcpps.org/lasso. Editorial: Weeks for Wins? By Daniel Donovan Not only does George Mason have a reputation for being one of the best public schools (academically) in the United States, the athletic department has established itself as one of the most successful programs in…
  • FCEPTA Awards Just Over $9,000 in Teacher Grants

    FCNP.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    The Falls Church Elementary Parent Teacher Association has awarded $9,035.36 through its Teacher Grant program this fall. Funded projects include every elementary grade level and discipline. For a full list of the grantees, visit fcepta.org/teacher-grants.
  • F.C. City Manager Chairs Statewide Group

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    21 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields has recently been chosen to represent the state’s Government Mandate Task Force as its new chair, it was announced this week. The task force looks at the impacts of the strengths and weaknesses of new state mandates on locales.
  • Training Rescue Dogs Holds Inaugural 5K Fundraiser

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    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Alexandria-based non-profit Training Rescue Dogs is partnering with Falls Church’s Road Runner Sports to host their inaugural 5K to raise funds to rescue, train, rehabilitate and re-home otherwise unadoptable dogs through this event. Event check-in for the fundraiser will be held at Road Runner Sports, located at 1120 W. Broad Street, at 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, with the 5K race starting at 9 a.m. Race participants can bring their dogs along for the event. “Many wonderful dogs who are searching for their ‘forever family’ never find one because they display undesirable, but easily…
 
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  • Richmond spoils Senior Night for William & Mary with 34-20 win

    Nathan Epstein
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:37 pm
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Michael Strauss threw a pair of touchdown passes and Seth Fisher ran for two more to help Richmond beat William & Mary 34-20 and keep its playoff hopes alive on Saturday night. As for the Tribe (7-5, 4-4), their playoff hopes were likely dashed with the loss. If so, it would mean the second straight season head coach Jimmye Laycock’s crew has come close, only to come up just short at season’s end. Strauss completed 29 of 40 passes for 291 yards with both touchdown passes going to Reggie Diggs, including a 2-yarder with 8:02 left that put the game…
  • Blog: Rainy/Stormy Sunday Night

    Tiffany Savona
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
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  • Newport News community gathers for Feeding 5,000 Harvest

    Will Houp
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The holidays started early Saturday in Newport News when it hosted the Feeding 5,000 Harvest and Community Celebration. City leaders joined the southeastern community for a day of fellowship, music and good food. This the 15th year for the event. Organizers said the festivities are a chance for people to come together as one. “In a hard time like this when you have it today but you may not have it tomorrow,” said resident Renaldo Robinson. “This is a real blessing for a lot of people.” The event was free and open to everyone.  
  • Photos: Norfolk Grand Illumination

    Will Houp
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
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  • Full recap of ODU’s 30-27 OT win over La. Tech

    Brian Parsons
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Playing in his final home game, Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdowns including the game-winner in overtime to give Old Dominion a 30-27 edge over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Heinicke’s winning pass went to David Washington after Louisiana Tech had gone up 27-24 on a field goal earlier in the overtime period. Heinicke had 309 yards passing for the Monarchs (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) and threw four interceptions. “I’m so happy we came out with a win,” said Heinicke. “The seniors, we really deserved that one with everything we’ve…
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  • Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly ramming deputy’s car

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    A Deltaville man is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after he allegedly rammed a Middlesex deputy sheriff’s patrol car head-on while the deputy was in the car, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
  • County prepares for budget talks

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    As county landowners and residents scramble to pay Middlesex County real estate and personal property taxes by December 5, budget talks for fiscal year 2015 are set to begin.
  • Shoppers needed as Christmas Friends begins its 29th year

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    This week Christmas Friends Inc. kicked off its 29th year of helping the less fortunate of Middlesex County, and Santa’s helpers will have to work quickly in 2014 to meet the deadline. The gifts this year will be delivered on Saturday, December 20.
  • Urbanna planners to consider historic district change

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Urbanna’s Historic and Architectural Review Board has proposed that certain areas of the waterfront be removed from Urbanna’s Historic District, said Urbanna zoning administrator John Gill. The overall focus is to preserve Urbanna’s architectural integrity and historic “gateway” entrances, said Riddick.
  • Arrest made in shooting death

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    On Sunday, November 9, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) received a call in reference to a shooting that had occurred at a residence in the 1600 block of Montague Island Road in the north end of Middlesex County.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Nov. 20)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines include: Community reacts to People Inc. apartment proposal • Local budget back on track, board hears • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches • Clean water awards to Lessards, Willises • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food • Telling stories of her ancestors' stand against Civil War savagery • and more, including a holiday gift guide inside.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food

    Walter Nicklin
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    While climate change, Ebola and politics may make it hard to enjoy the holiday season, here in Little Washington and environs, the world keeps right on spinning on its axis — offering hope and appreciation to its inhabitants.
  • Today’s topic: ‘Affordable Rappahannock’  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    The issue of whether Rappahannock County needs affordable housing was debated at this week’s when the county’s board of supervisors considered a special-use permit application to build apartments on the former Sperryville Emporium site.
  • Planners delay affordable housing permit

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    People Inc.’s application to build a 28-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the vacant Sperryville Emporium was tabled until January by the Rappahannock County Planning Commission Wednesday night.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Nov. 20)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines include: Community reacts to People Inc. apartment proposal • Local budget back on track, board hears • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches • Clean water awards to Lessards, Willises • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food • Telling stories of her ancestors' stand against Civil War savagery • and more, including a holiday gift guide inside.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food

    Walter Nicklin
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    While climate change, Ebola and politics may make it hard to enjoy the holiday season, here in Little Washington and environs, the world keeps right on spinning on its axis — offering hope and appreciation to its inhabitants.
  • Today’s topic: ‘Affordable Rappahannock’  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    The issue of whether Rappahannock County needs affordable housing was debated at this week’s when the county’s board of supervisors considered a special-use permit application to build apartments on the former Sperryville Emporium site.
  • Planners delay affordable housing permit

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    People Inc.’s application to build a 28-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the vacant Sperryville Emporium was tabled until January by the Rappahannock County Planning Commission Wednesday night.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Nov. 20)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines include: Community reacts to People Inc. apartment proposal • Local budget back on track, board hears • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches • Clean water awards to Lessards, Willises • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food • Telling stories of her ancestors' stand against Civil War savagery • and more, including a holiday gift guide inside.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food

    Walter Nicklin
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    While climate change, Ebola and politics may make it hard to enjoy the holiday season, here in Little Washington and environs, the world keeps right on spinning on its axis — offering hope and appreciation to its inhabitants.
  • Today’s topic: ‘Affordable Rappahannock’  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    The issue of whether Rappahannock County needs affordable housing was debated at this week’s when the county’s board of supervisors considered a special-use permit application to build apartments on the former Sperryville Emporium site.
  • Planners delay affordable housing permit

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    People Inc.’s application to build a 28-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the vacant Sperryville Emporium was tabled until January by the Rappahannock County Planning Commission Wednesday night.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Nov. 20)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines include: Community reacts to People Inc. apartment proposal • Local budget back on track, board hears • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches • Clean water awards to Lessards, Willises • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food • Telling stories of her ancestors' stand against Civil War savagery • and more, including a holiday gift guide inside.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Giving thanks and giving food

    Walter Nicklin
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    While climate change, Ebola and politics may make it hard to enjoy the holiday season, here in Little Washington and environs, the world keeps right on spinning on its axis — offering hope and appreciation to its inhabitants.
  • Today’s topic: ‘Affordable Rappahannock’  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    The issue of whether Rappahannock County needs affordable housing was debated at this week’s when the county’s board of supervisors considered a special-use permit application to build apartments on the former Sperryville Emporium site.
  • Planners delay affordable housing permit

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    People Inc.’s application to build a 28-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the vacant Sperryville Emporium was tabled until January by the Rappahannock County Planning Commission Wednesday night.
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  • Virginia jobless rate fell in October

    rpowell@va-business.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Virginia’s unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 5.3 percent, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. October’s seasonally adjusted rate marks the first drop in unemployment after trending upward for the past five months, the VEC said. September’s rate, 5.5 percent, was unchanged from August. VEC revised the August rate downward from 5.6 percent to 5.5. October’s jobless number was one-tenth of a percentage point lower that the October 2013 rate of 5.4 percent. The national unemployment rate for October 2014 was 5.8 percent,…
  • Hops processing facility expected to boost craft beer industry

    rpowell@va-business.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A commercial hops processing facility planned for Loudoun County could have a big impact on Virginia’s rapidly growing craft beer industry, according to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The governor’s office said Friday that Black Hops Farm LLC will invest $1 million to build the facility near Leesburg and convert 15 acres of pasture land into a hopsyard for growing hops, a common ingredient in beer. The project is expected to create 11 jobs. In a statement, McAuliffe described the processing facility as the first in the mid-Atlantic region, and predicted it would revolutionize craft beer…
  • Hanover Village stores relocating to make room for ALDI

    rpowell@va-business.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Retailers at Hanover Village in Mechanicsville are relocating to make way for ALDI, a German grocery store expected to open spring 2015. ALDI plans to take up  to 15,750 square feet of space at the shopping center. According to Regency Centers Corp., Benjamin Moore Paint Co. will move to an expanded 4,000 square-foot space  adjacent to ALDI. Tuesday Morning will relocate to bigger digs within the shopping center, occupying almost 11,000 square feet. Anna’s Italian Restaurant and Insurance Doctor also are relocating within the center. Hanover Village is now 100 percent leased,…
  • Tech Mahindra to acquire McLean-based Lightbridge Communications for $240 million

    rpowell@va-business.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Tech Mahindra Ltd. plans to acquire McLean-based Lightbridge Communications Corp. for $240 million. The deal is expected to close by the fourth quarter of Tech Mahindra’s 2015 fiscal year. India-based Tech Mahindra specializes in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering. Lightbridge is one-of-the world’s largest independent providers of network engineering services to the telecommunications industry. It has more than 5,000 employees working in more than 50 countries. Its annual revenues are more than $400 million. The company has built 350 networks and…
  • Virginia Beach apartments sell for $33.6 million

    rpowell@va-business.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Woodshire Apartment Homes, a 288-unit garden-style apartment community in Virginia Beach, has sold for $33.6 million to an out-of-town buyer. According to the mid-Atlantic office of ARA Real Estate Investment Services, Chandler Management Corp., a Newport News-based property management company, sold the property to the Bainbridge Cos. With offices in Bethesda, Md., and Wellington, Fla., Bainbridge is an owner, developer and manager of multifamily apartments in the Eastern U.S.  Brokering the deal for ARA Mid-Atlantic were Principals Mike Marshall and Drew White along with…
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  • Warhill girls volleyball team gives school first state championship

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Lions roar past Cave Spring for 3A crownRICHMOND — Warhill coach Greg Koon wasn’t sure if his girls would give the state championship trophy the kind of lift he had in mind. So he took matters in his own hands, throwing the Virginia High School League prize above his head with arms outstretched as the powder-blue-clad Lions contingent roared in celebration.
  • New synthetic ice rink opens at Mid County Park

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Mid County Park is getting its own winter wonderland, with a seasonal synthetic ice rink open to the public through March 1. Iceburg, the Skate Rink Park, is being relocated from New Town to accomodate more guests and offer an expanded operating season.
  • CW: Half of $600 million funding goal raised

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Colonial  Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss said the organization had raised nearly half of its recent fundraising goal, having secured more than $300 million in commitments.
  • Hospice House of Williamsburg offers support around holidays for those struggling with loss

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hospice House offers support for those struggling with lossThe holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of year. Parties and other social gatherings with friends and family abound and there is great emphasis placed on being joyful.
  • Lafayette rolls to 59-0 win vs. Hopewell in 3A East region playoffs

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Rams blast Blue Devils, will play Petersburg-Poquoson winner nextJAMES CITY — There was some pregame talk that Hopewell, whose cadre of athletes included 6-foot-5 Tennessee recruit Darrell Taylor, could be good enough to give Lafayette its toughest test of the season. Rams players ignored that chatter, heeded the words of their coach, Andy Linn, and rode to a 59-0 win over Hopewell on Friday in the second round of the Group 3A East Region playoffs.
 
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  • Warhill girls volleyball team gives school first state championship

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Lions roar past Cave Spring for 3A crownRICHMOND — Warhill coach Greg Koon wasn’t sure if his girls would give the state championship trophy the kind of lift he had in mind. So he took matters in his own hands, throwing the Virginia High School League prize above his head with arms outstretched as the powder-blue-clad Lions contingent roared in celebration.
  • New synthetic ice rink opens at Mid County Park

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Mid County Park is getting its own winter wonderland, with a seasonal synthetic ice rink open to the public through March 1. Iceburg, the Skate Rink Park, is being relocated from New Town to accomodate more guests and offer an expanded operating season.
  • CW: Half of $600 million funding goal raised

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Colonial  Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss said the organization had raised nearly half of its recent fundraising goal, having secured more than $300 million in commitments.
  • Hospice House of Williamsburg offers support around holidays for those struggling with loss

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hospice House offers support for those struggling with lossThe holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of year. Parties and other social gatherings with friends and family abound and there is great emphasis placed on being joyful.
  • Lafayette rolls to 59-0 win vs. Hopewell in 3A East region playoffs

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Rams blast Blue Devils, will play Petersburg-Poquoson winner nextJAMES CITY — There was some pregame talk that Hopewell, whose cadre of athletes included 6-foot-5 Tennessee recruit Darrell Taylor, could be good enough to give Lafayette its toughest test of the season. Rams players ignored that chatter, heeded the words of their coach, Andy Linn, and rode to a 59-0 win over Hopewell on Friday in the second round of the Group 3A East Region playoffs.
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  • Name released in Greenbrier County fatal wreck

    MetroNews Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    ALDERSON, W.Va. — Police in Greenbrier County have released the name of a man killed in a wreck on Blue Sulphur Springs Road, Route 12, Thursday. Authorities said David Fleshman, 62, of Alderson, lost control of his truck after hitting a roadside rock. The vehicle rolled over. The accident happened at approximately 4:20 Thursday.
  • Wood County police trying to find out what caused deaths of 2 men

    MetroNews Staff
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    DAVISVILLE, W.Va. – Police in Wood County say autopsies and toxicology test results should help them determine what caused the death of two men. The bodies of Steven Harter, Jr., 24, and Edward Williams, 28, were found in a home in Davisville Thursday. Deputies said they don’t suspect foul play and they’ve also ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning. The bodies are at the state Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Police storm Calhoun County house to take murder suspect

    Jeff Jenkins
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    ORMA, W.Va. – A man wanted for an October murder in Braxton County was taken into custody by a team of U.S. Marshals and West Virginia state police troopers early Saturday morning at a secluded house. Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Terry Moore told MetroNews investigators believe Jeremy Wolfe, 29, of Glenville, had been hiding out in the residence since the death of Crystal Dean. He said they staked out the location—near the community of Orma in Calhoun Count—for two days before deciding to approach Saturday morning. He said the State Police Special Response Team led the way.
  • Dates set in hearing for Fire Commission complaint against the City of Clarksburg

    Aaron Payne
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    CLARKSBURG, W. Va. – A complaint filed on behalf of the state Fire Commission against the practices of Clarksburg’s Code Enforcement Office will soon go to a hearing. According to Lawrence Messina with the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, appointed hearing examiner Jeff Blaydes set the December 16 – 19 dates at Bridgeport City Hall. The complaint, filed by the Attorney General’s Office on behalf of the Fire Commission, alleges Clarksburg’s Code Enforcement Officers were either unlicensed or had invalid continuing education certificates, were…
  • MetroNews High School Football Playoff Scoreboard: Quarterfinals

    MetroNews
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — CLICK HERE for the MetroNews High School Football Scoreboard.  
 
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