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  • Inovvo acquires comScore’s wireless solutions division

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    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Inovvo, a wireless network analytics company, has completed its acquisition of comScore's wireless solutions division. The deal includes comScore's Subscriber Analytix platform. Both Inovvo and comScore are based in Reston. Financial details about the transaction were not disclosed. Inovvo now services all Subscriber Analytix clients, including Tier 1 communication service providers in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Inovvo retains the licensing rights to the proprietary technology and data that were utilized as part of the platform. Inovvo is led by president and CEO Joseph…
  • 'Maryland Crabs' Are From Virginia, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Says - NBC4 Washington

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    30 Jul 2015 | 5:57 pm
    NBC4 Washington'Maryland Crabs' Are From Virginia, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe SaysNBC4 Washington"While a number of Chesapeake Bay crabs may in fact be born in Virginia, they rightfully return to the State of Maryland where they survive and thrive, in our more welcoming, less salty waters," he said in a statement to WTOP. "In fact, like most Maryland vs. Virginia: A War Between the States, crustacean editionWashington PostWhoa, what? Maryland crabs are NOT really Virginia crabsDelmarva Daily TimesMaryland crabs should be 'Virginia crabs'? As if.Baltimore Sun…
  • Flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia fisherman

    Virginia News
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    A Virginia fisherman stabbed by a catfish barb has died of a flesh-eating bacteria, a state health official said Wednesday. Charlie Horner, 75, of Mechanicsville was fishing on July 18 in the Rappahannock River about 130 miles south of Washington when a cut on his leg became infected with vibrio vulnificus, a deadly river bacteria, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said.
  • Kempsville players laud new coach's leadership skills

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    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH After a brief warm-up punctuated by some brutal mid-afternoon heat and humidity, the Kempsville football team huddled and shouted "11 as 1." The Chiefs have a new-found enthusiasm and it revolves around two things - playing together as a team and first-year head coach Nick Mygas. Mygas, who has been teaching at Kempsville for 17 years, wrestled and played football for the Naval Academy before serving 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. A linebacker for the Midshipmen, Mygas played under legendary Navy coach George Welsh and was a co-captain in 1978. During his…
  • Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

    Alexandria Times
    Erich Wagner
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study compiled for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. A total of 26 terminals and 260 different routes on the Potomac River came under examination in the report, which was led by consultants Nelson-Nygaard. Of those, five were found to be practical, including routes from Alexandria to Southeast and Southwest D.C. and another from the city to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the…
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  • 'Maryland Crabs' Are From Virginia, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Says - NBC4 Washington

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:57 pm
    NBC4 Washington'Maryland Crabs' Are From Virginia, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe SaysNBC4 Washington"While a number of Chesapeake Bay crabs may in fact be born in Virginia, they rightfully return to the State of Maryland where they survive and thrive, in our more welcoming, less salty waters," he said in a statement to WTOP. "In fact, like most Maryland vs. Virginia: A War Between the States, crustacean editionWashington PostWhoa, what? Maryland crabs are NOT really Virginia crabsDelmarva Daily TimesMaryland crabs should be 'Virginia crabs'? As if.Baltimore Sun…
  • Poll finds seven shades of red and blue among Virginia voters - Daily Press

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Daily PressPoll finds seven shades of red and blue among Virginia votersDaily PressIn 2008, Virginia's 13 electoral votes went to a Democrat for the first time since the early 1960s and people began referring to the state as purple. On Thursday, the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University released a study CNU study: Democrats, Republicans both need coalitions to win VirginiaThe Daily ProgressSurvey: Virginia voters span diverse range of beliefs, political attitudesWDBJ7How will presidential candidates piece together a win in Virginia?The Virginian-Pilotall 7 news…
  • Rabid otter attack in Virginia Beach - 13newsnow.com

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    13newsnow.comRabid otter attack in Virginia Beach13newsnow.comRabid otter attack in Virginia Beach. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The City of Virginia Beach Health department reported an otter attacked two tourists and tested positive for rabies.The. Loading… Post to Facebook. Rabid otter attack in Virginia River otter tests positive for rabies after biting two people in Virginia BeachThe Virginian-Pilotall 2 news articles »
  • Chesterfield has most Confederate license plates in Virginia - Richmond Times-Dispatch

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Richmond Times-DispatchChesterfield has most Confederate license plates in VirginiaRichmond Times-DispatchWith nearly one-quarter of Virginia's Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates, the Richmond region is one of the state's top strongholds for Confederate heritage supporters, according to an analysis of statewide data showing where the controversial ...and more »
  • Virginia Beach holds drill on disaster preparedness - WAVY-TV

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    WAVY-TVVirginia Beach holds drill on disaster preparednessWAVY-TVThe last time Virginia Beach did a Point of Distribution or POD Emergency Training exercise was 2012. The emergency coordinator says it was a much slower process then and cars were backed up. This time hundreds of residents showed up but they weren't ...and more »
 
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  • Flesh-eating bacteria kills Virginia fisherman

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    A Virginia fisherman stabbed by a catfish barb has died of a flesh-eating bacteria, a state health official said Wednesday. Charlie Horner, 75, of Mechanicsville was fishing on July 18 in the Rappahannock River about 130 miles south of Washington when a cut on his leg became infected with vibrio vulnificus, a deadly river bacteria, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said.
  • Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore Enters Presidential Race

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, has entered the Republican presidential primary race. His candidacy brings the total number of candidates to 17. Gilmore filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission late Thursday afternoon, launching what Politico describes as the " longest of all long-shot presidential bids ."
  • Scores of Clinton donors pumped millions into McAuliffe coffers

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Wang Wenliang is a delegate to China's parliament whose construction conglomerate builds China's embassies around the world and controls a strategic port near North Korea. He also is a big donor - seven figures to the Clinton Foundation and, through his firm's New Jersey affiliate, six figures to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
  • 31 free things to do in August in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    We asked Express readers what they wanted to see more of in our paper. The answer: free events.
  • Virginia Zoo Welcomes Newborn Baby Giraffe

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    The male Masai giraffe was born at the Norfolk zoo last week. Zoo officials said Wednesday they have set up a live video feed from the zoo's giraffe barn.
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  • Kempsville players laud new coach's leadership skills

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH After a brief warm-up punctuated by some brutal mid-afternoon heat and humidity, the Kempsville football team huddled and shouted "11 as 1." The Chiefs have a new-found enthusiasm and it revolves around two things - playing together as a team and first-year head coach Nick Mygas. Mygas, who has been teaching at Kempsville for 17 years, wrestled and played football for the Naval Academy before serving 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. A linebacker for the Midshipmen, Mygas played under legendary Navy coach George Welsh and was a co-captain in 1978. During his…
  • Justin Upton's homer caps a rain-soaked rally

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    NEW YORK Justin Upton's three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning set off a raucous dugout celebration. If it was the last time this group of Padres was together this season, the send-off was appropriately lengthy. Upton's go-ahead drive before the second of two rain delays in the ninth completed San Diego's stunning comeback from a six-run deficit Thursday in an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets. The homer came in what could have been Upton's final at-bat as a Padre. He was not thinking about what might transpire before today's…
  • Suit aims to make sure Chesapeake man involved in mother's death won't benefit from insurance

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    CHESAPEAKE For the last two years, Christopher Ellett has been picking up the pieces. When his half-brother, Ryan Martinez, was charged in the double murder of their mother and her boyfriend, Ellett had to tend to her estate and hire a crew to clean up the crime scene in her house. When Martinez and his girlfriend, Airika Liljegren, appeared in court for numerous proceedings, Ellett repeatedly flew in from Florida to be there. Each time, he relived what happened to his mom, he once testified. "It just doesn't end," he said in court. Now, Ellett has filed a lawsuit to make sure…
  • Hokies grant backup D-lineman his release

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Backup defensive end Melvin Keihn requested a release from his scholarship at Virginia Tech and is no longer on the roster, an athletic department spokesman confirmed Thursday. A 6-foot-1, 211-pound sophomore from Towson, Md., Keihn played mostly on special teams as a true freshman last year, logging 132 plays overall, but only five on defense. A hybrid linebacker/defensive end coming out of high school, Keihn settled in at defensive end, a position of need with the Hokies. Putting on enough weight was always an issue, although Tech liked his speed. Keihn was Dadi Nicolas' backup for…
  • Ocean Lakes season opens under a cloud

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:17 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Chris Scott didn't get much sleep Wednesday night. In fact, the Ocean Lakes High School football coach didn't sleep at all. He had a lot on his mind as he prepared to guide the reigning Group 6A state football champions through their first day of practice. Instead of sleeping, Scott sent text messages to his assistant coaches - between 1:38 and 6:31 a.m. - to make sure they also were ready for the big day. Scott was eager to get started Thursday - the Virginia High School League's first official practice day for the 2015 season. While other South Hampton Roads…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

    Erich Wagner
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    By Chris Teale (File photo) Alexandria’s burgeoning ferry options could have some new additions in the coming years, as two commuter ferry routes from the Port City were found to be feasible in a recent study compiled for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. A total of 26 terminals and 260 different routes on the Potomac River came under examination in the report, which was led by consultants Nelson-Nygaard. Of those, five were found to be practical, including routes from Alexandria to Southeast and Southwest D.C. and another from the city to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the…
  • Silberberg confident despite write-in rumors

    Erich Wagner
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Vice Mayor and Democratic mayoral nominee Allison Silberberg seemed unfazed by the growing speculation that Mayor Bill Euille is seriously considering a write-in bid to stay in office. Last week, a group of residents confirmed they have been meeting actively to lay the groundwork for a write-in campaign ahead of the November 3 general election. And Euille said he was contemplating a run, but that he would not make a decision until after he returns from vacation next month. Silberberg, reached via phone Tuesday in the midst of her own vacation trekking through…
  • July 2015 Archives

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    28 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
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  • My View: Preserving Alexandria’s history implies preserving its historic fabric

    Erich Wagner
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    By H. Talmage Day (Courtesy photo) Alexandria is particularly well situated to help our nation confront and interpret the complex history of slavery, the Civil War, its aftermath and the long struggle for equal rights. The Carlyle House museum was a pioneer among all historic house museums in the South in making slavery a feature of its interpretation; the slavery museum in Freedom House sits in a building that was active in the slave trade until the day Alexandria was occupied by Union troops at the start of the Civil War. Similarly, while the Lee family connections with Alexandria are deep,…
  • Your View: City debt isn’t an issue, according to financial experts

    Erich Wagner
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    By Lynn Hampton, organizer, Bill Euille write-in campaign The City of Alexandria just received a bond rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s — to AAA stable. Moody’s upgraded the city’s outlook in 2013. You cannot get any better than this. Thank you to our city’s elected officials and highly competent staff. The Standard and Poor’s report describes the city’s finances as “strong budgetary performance with a history of balanced financial operations and break-even operations, very strong liquidity, very strong management, low carrying charges and low net debt with rapid…
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  • Another Fail on Federal Highway Bill

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apparently, it doesn’t matter one whit who’s in charge of Congress — Democrats? Republicans? Neither? Both? — the place just does not function.
  • Policing the Nation's Food Chain

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    In late 2008, a deadly salmonella outbreak grabbed the nation’s attention, focused as it was on one of the most ubiquitous of products: peanut butter. And at the center of the firestorm was a Bedford
  • Another Appeal for McDonnell

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s disgraced former governor, is now a convicted federal felon, awaiting intake into the federal prison system after his conviction last fall on 11 corruption charges.
  • Speaking with One Voice on Business, Development

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The merger announced last week between the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Region 2000 Business and Economic Alliance could well be a game changer for business recruitment and economic
  • Checking Up ... The Free Clinic and Backers of Education

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Thumbs up to the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on its receipt of two major grants and an anonymous major donation that will allow the clinic to ramp up its dental hygiene program.
 
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  • Special needs students are “stars” at Roanoke Children’s Theatre camp

    Lindsey Ward - Anchor
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:44 pm
    ROANOKE (WSLS) – The Roanoke Children’s Theatre has opened its stage for a summer camp that’s making a difference. Dozens of students with special needs are partnered with buddies for the second annual Kaleidoscope Camp. It’s a full theatre camp offered for free for students with special needs. After three days of learning songs and scenes campers started putting the show together. “I just thought it was an amazing idea, because we take kids who usually don’t get that much attention, who don’t have the spotlight on them and we give them a chance to be…
  • Danville organization prepared to sue if city leaders decide to remove flag

    Duke Carter - Reporter
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:50 pm
    DANVILLE (WSLS10) One organization in Danville is ready to file a lawsuit after leaders in the city came up with a proposed ordinance that would take the flag down. If approved, the ordinance would only allow the U.S., Virginia, City of Danville, and MIA/POW flags fly within city limits. The president,  of Hertiage Preservation Assocation, the orgnaization in charge of changing the flag, Robert Byrd said members in the organization and the city of Danville  made a contractual agreement about 20 years ago. “It’s our personal property and it would be stolen property and yes…
  • Grandin Theatre receives $50k for facade upgrade

    Rachel Lucas - Virginia Today Weekend Anchor
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:29 pm
      ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Roanoke’s historic Grandin Theatre will soon get a new look thanks to a $50,000 grant to restore the facade back to its original glory. The money comes from Roanoke City’s Economic Development Authority (EDA). For 82-years, the Grandin Theatre has been an iconic staple in Roanoke. A piece of movie history that’s romantic enough for movie go-er’s to want to preserve. That includes Executive Director Ian Fortier who is working to preserve the oldest theatre of it’s kind in the Roanoke Valley’s past. “I get hugged by the ghosts…
  • Ohio father charged after child’s rotting body found in crib

    NBC News
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
    (NBC NEWS) – An Ohio father was arrested after a cable installer found the “badly decomposed” body of a child inside a crib at an apartment complex, police said Wednesday. Eric Warfel was charged with abuse of a corpse after the installer found the body of a baby girl inside a crib while updating equipment at an apartment in Medina, Ohio, Wednesday morning, the Medina Police Department said in a statement. The dead child is believed to be Warfel’s daughter, 1-year-old Ember Warfel, officials said. The cable worker notified police, according to the statement, who…
  • Reward offered for stolen car in Salem

    M. Grigsby - WSLS.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    SALEM (WSLS 10) – A reward is being offered for a car that was stolen in broad daylight in Salem. At around 1:30 p.m. on July 29, a 2002 Jaguar was driven right off the lot at Salem’s Car Shop on 4th Street. A surveillance video shows a person walking by the car and then turning around when they noticed it was running. The person got in the car and drove off, and even used a turn signal when pulling out of the lot. “I was very surprised. Especially in the middle of the day time in Salem. Just unexpected,” says Joseph Fitzgerald of Salem’s Car Shop. The used car…
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  • Food science alumnus self-publishes children’s story

    Joy Nystrom, news staff writer
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    With no professional writing experience and a degree in food science and technology, Greg Porter, a 2014 Virginia Tech alumnus, self-published a children’s story, "The Curse of the Unending Sneeze," o
  • Roanoke Pinball Museum opens its doors

    Emily McCaul, news staff writer
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, The Roanoke Pinball Museum is making a name for itself, leaving an impression on children, adults, travelers and locals alike.
  • Virginia Tech rises in worldwide university rankings

    Lewis Millholland, news editor
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    In the fourth annual Center for World University Rankings report, Virginia Tech was ranked No. 256 of all degree-granting institutions worldwide. This ranking is 15 positions higher than its ranking i
  • Classes to be cancelled on Labor Day

    Emily Hughes, news editor
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    According to an email from President Timothy Sands, all classes will be cancelled this Labor Day on Monday, September 7.
  • New Tech dairy science complex opens 10 miles from campus

    Joy Nystrom, news staff writer
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    After much anticipation and delays due to weather, Virginia Tech unveiled its new $14 million Dairy Science Complex at Kentland Farms on Friday, July 17.
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Falls Church Dealers Dish on Latest Auto Trends

    Patricia Leslie
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Walid Mohamad, an 11-year car sales veteran, shows off the 2016 Honda Pilot at Bill Page Honda. (Photo:Read Falls Church Dealers Dish on Latest Auto Trends on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • Guest Commentary: On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, a Look at the Journey

    FCNP.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    By Bob McCan Fifty years ago, late in the afternoon of July 29, 1965, the phone rang in my office at the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity.Read Guest Commentary: On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, a Look at the Journey on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • Faces of Falls Church: July 30 – August 5, 2015

    Larry Golfer
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    “I come to the Farmer’s Market practically every Saturday and take a lot of photographs. At Christmas time, I give a copy of their photo to each vendor to let all the vendors know how much we appreciate them.”Read Faces of Falls Church: July 30 – August 5, 2015 on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • Press Pass: Andrew and Polly

    FCNP.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Andrew and Polly (Courtesy Photo) by Karim Doumar Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall met at Amherst College while making a folk rock record. Now they are married, have a one-year-old baby, spend most of their time creating and performing children’s music, and will be performing at Jammin’ Java at 10:Read Press Pass: Andrew and Polly on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • Letters to the Editor: ‘Little City’ Should Be Changed to ‘Congested City’

    FCNP.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Letters to the Editor: July 30 – August 5, 2015   ‘Little City’ Should Be Changed to ‘Congested City’ Editor, I am appalled at what I view as continued out of control growth and expansion at the expense of quality of life in the “Little City;” a misnomer that should be changed to “Congested City.” With the expansion plans for Washington and Broad as well as Broad and West streets, I foresee nothing but additional traffic problems without resolution.Read Letters to the Editor: ‘Little City’ Should Be Changed to ‘Congested City’ on Falls Church News-Press…
 
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  • Another Fail on Federal Highway Bill

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apparently, it doesn’t matter one whit who’s in charge of Congress — Democrats? Republicans? Neither? Both? — the place just does not function.
  • Policing the Nation's Food Chain

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    In late 2008, a deadly salmonella outbreak grabbed the nation’s attention, focused as it was on one of the most ubiquitous of products: peanut butter. And at the center of the firestorm was a Bedford
  • Another Appeal for McDonnell

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s disgraced former governor, is now a convicted federal felon, awaiting intake into the federal prison system after his conviction last fall on 11 corruption charges.
  • Speaking with One Voice on Business, Development

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The merger announced last week between the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Region 2000 Business and Economic Alliance could well be a game changer for business recruitment and economic
  • Checking Up ... The Free Clinic and Backers of Education

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Thumbs up to the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on its receipt of two major grants and an anonymous major donation that will allow the clinic to ramp up its dental hygiene program.
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  • Another Fail on Federal Highway Bill

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apparently, it doesn’t matter one whit who’s in charge of Congress — Democrats? Republicans? Neither? Both? — the place just does not function.
  • Policing the Nation's Food Chain

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    In late 2008, a deadly salmonella outbreak grabbed the nation’s attention, focused as it was on one of the most ubiquitous of products: peanut butter. And at the center of the firestorm was a Bedford
  • Another Appeal for McDonnell

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s disgraced former governor, is now a convicted federal felon, awaiting intake into the federal prison system after his conviction last fall on 11 corruption charges.
  • Speaking with One Voice on Business, Development

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The merger announced last week between the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Region 2000 Business and Economic Alliance could well be a game changer for business recruitment and economic
  • Checking Up ... The Free Clinic and Backers of Education

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Thumbs up to the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on its receipt of two major grants and an anonymous major donation that will allow the clinic to ramp up its dental hygiene program.
 
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  • Local NBA player Mike Scott arrested on felony drug charges

    Associated Press
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:47 pm
    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges. Scott is from Chesapeake and played high school basketball at Deep Creek and graduated from the University of Virginia. The Banks County sheriff’s office says deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Scott’s 20-year-old brother, Antonn, for following too closely Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. A sheriff’s news release says the vehicle failed to yield for about two miles, with speeds reaching 98 mph, before it finally pulled over. Deputies say they found more…
  • Norfolk crews put out kitchen fire on Clarence Street

    Chris Lyttle
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:24 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk Fire-Rescue units put out a kitchen fire Thursday evening in the 1100 block of Clarence St. Units were dispatched at 9 p.m. and arrived at 9:03 p.m. Crews extinguished the fire at 9:16. The cause of the fire was from cooking. No injuries were reported. No one was displaced.
  • VA, NC families work to help find missing FL teens

    Erin Kelly
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:51 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Families across Virginia and North Carolina are working to try to help find two Florida teens who have been missing for nearly a week. 14-year-old Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen have been missing nearly a week. The Coast Guard said the boys were last seen on a 19-foot boat in Jupiter, Florida Friday. Two days later, the Coast Guard found the boat capsized. Lindy Rinaldi of Virginia Beach is one of several residents in Hampton Roads spreading a social media campaign. “I really feel strongly that they could be found at this point. I just don’t…
  • Norfolk Fire Rescue units fighting fire aboard USS Cole

    Chris Lyttle
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – No injuries were reported after fire at broke out aboard the USS Cole (DDG-67) Thursday evening in the 1200 block of Warrington Avenue. Chief Bill Tull with Norfolk Fire Rescue said Norfolk Fire Rescue units were dispatched at 8:42 p.m. Crews arrived at 8:46 p.m. and were directed to the Cole. Navy personnel were handling a situation one deck below the main deck. 24 Norfolk Fire Rescue units arrived on the scene and assisted Navy personnel with fire control and overhaul efforts. The fire was under control at 9:34 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • Possible meth bust in Southhampton County trailer

    Chris Lyttle
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:29 pm
    SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Multiple agencies are investigating Thursday after they found items inside a trailer consistent with manufacturing methamphetamines in the 30,000 block of Tuckers Drive in Boykins. Thursday morning, a probation officer visited the Boykins Manor Mobile Home Park. After a conversation with the homeowner, the probation officer contacted the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office with belief that there may be narcotics inside the trailer. “At that time, units responded and the homeowner granted permission to enter the residence,” said…
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  • Record crowd at Groovin’ in the Park concert

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Virginia singer-songwriters Steve Bassett (left) and Robbin Thompson (right) attracted a record crowd of over 750 to the Groovin’ in the Park concert last Saturday evening at Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Waterfront Park.
  • Man dies four days after cutting foot in the Rappahannock River

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria, most likely killed Charles Edward “Charlie” Horner, 75, of Mechanicsville who died Wednesday, July 22, after becoming ill from an infection he contracted over the weekend at his summer home at Center Cross on the Rappahannock River, according to health officials.
  • Concerns voiced over town park hours

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Complaints by neighbors about late night mischievous behavior in Waterman’s Park on Kent Street have prompted the Urbanna Town Council to discuss changing the park’s hours.
  • At a cost of $84,830, renovated town pool is operating ‘extremely well’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The final cost on a major renovation of the Urbanna town swimming pool that took place this spring and summer cost town taxpayers $84,830, said Urbanna Town Administrator Holly Gailey.
  • New look on the town horizon

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    The vista coming into the Town of Urbanna is changing. The large wooden boathouse at the foot of Watling Street, at the site of the old Urbanna Yachting Center, is going to be replaced with floating piers.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (July 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines: Public comment sought for comp plan revision(s) • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda • Mentoring young musicians at Castleton, and a final jazz concert weekend • An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties • The Rapp: El Quijote closed, PEC photo contest open • Wild Ideas: Rescuing wild birds is tricky • and more.
  • More ash borers found in park

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers (EAB) in the park.
  • The Rapp for July 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The PEC's photo contest is open, Sperryville's El Quijote is closed, Middle Street's members stay cool through August and a moonlight hike to Hawksbill (this Friday) in this week's The Rapp.
  • Marsalis and SJA mentor young jazz musicians at Castleton

    Mike Ashenfelder
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    “Transformative” and “rigorous” are words that swirl around the Summer Jazz Academy, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational partnership with the Castleton Festival for 43 gifted American high school students.
  • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Among the items on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ agenda this Monday are a discussion of a possible next step in the county’s quest for broadband, and the creation of a finance committee.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines: Public comment sought for comp plan revision(s) • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda • Mentoring young musicians at Castleton, and a final jazz concert weekend • An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties • The Rapp: El Quijote closed, PEC photo contest open • Wild Ideas: Rescuing wild birds is tricky • and more.
  • More ash borers found in park

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers (EAB) in the park.
  • The Rapp for July 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The PEC's photo contest is open, Sperryville's El Quijote is closed, Middle Street's members stay cool through August and a moonlight hike to Hawksbill (this Friday) in this week's The Rapp.
  • Marsalis and SJA mentor young jazz musicians at Castleton

    Mike Ashenfelder
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    “Transformative” and “rigorous” are words that swirl around the Summer Jazz Academy, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational partnership with the Castleton Festival for 43 gifted American high school students.
  • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Among the items on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ agenda this Monday are a discussion of a possible next step in the county’s quest for broadband, and the creation of a finance committee.
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines: Public comment sought for comp plan revision(s) • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda • Mentoring young musicians at Castleton, and a final jazz concert weekend • An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties • The Rapp: El Quijote closed, PEC photo contest open • Wild Ideas: Rescuing wild birds is tricky • and more.
  • More ash borers found in park

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers (EAB) in the park.
  • The Rapp for July 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The PEC's photo contest is open, Sperryville's El Quijote is closed, Middle Street's members stay cool through August and a moonlight hike to Hawksbill (this Friday) in this week's The Rapp.
  • Marsalis and SJA mentor young jazz musicians at Castleton

    Mike Ashenfelder
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    “Transformative” and “rigorous” are words that swirl around the Summer Jazz Academy, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational partnership with the Castleton Festival for 43 gifted American high school students.
  • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Among the items on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ agenda this Monday are a discussion of a possible next step in the county’s quest for broadband, and the creation of a finance committee.
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines: Public comment sought for comp plan revision(s) • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda • Mentoring young musicians at Castleton, and a final jazz concert weekend • An apology for pyrotechnical difficulties • The Rapp: El Quijote closed, PEC photo contest open • Wild Ideas: Rescuing wild birds is tricky • and more.
  • More ash borers found in park

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Shenandoah National Park staff have confirmed additional infestations of emerald ash borers (EAB) in the park.
  • The Rapp for July 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The PEC's photo contest is open, Sperryville's El Quijote is closed, Middle Street's members stay cool through August and a moonlight hike to Hawksbill (this Friday) in this week's The Rapp.
  • Marsalis and SJA mentor young jazz musicians at Castleton

    Mike Ashenfelder
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    “Transformative” and “rigorous” are words that swirl around the Summer Jazz Academy, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational partnership with the Castleton Festival for 43 gifted American high school students.
  • Broadband initiative, finance panel on Monday’s agenda

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Among the items on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors’ agenda this Monday are a discussion of a possible next step in the county’s quest for broadband, and the creation of a finance committee.
 
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  • Neustar buys Australian domain registration company

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Sterling-based technology company Neustar said Thursday it bought Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd., an Australian domain registration company, for $118.5 million. Bombora provides registration services for a number of top-level domains [TLD], including .au, .melbourne, .sydney. Neustar said the acquisition expands Neustar's registry services, which operates the .biz, .us, and .co domains, among others. “With this acquisition, Neustar continues to gather momentum as a global leader in launching and operating TLDs.” said Lisa Hook, president and CEO of Neustar. Neustar said the…
  • Network speed testing tool introduced for Virginia

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    In partnership with the Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT) at Virginia Tech, the Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has announced the release of a network speed testing tool called Data Cardinal. CIT said DataCardinal will enable Virginia citizens and businesses to measure the quality and speed of their mobile-data connections. The tool is available for Android devices as a free download from the Google Play Store. DataCardinal also includes several survey questions to better understand end-users' access and demand for mobile broadband services across…
  • EY will add 462 jobs in Fairfax County

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    EY (formerly Ernst & Young LLP) will expand its operations in Fairfax County, creating 462 jobs over three years. The assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services firm is the first major tenant announced for The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II in Tysons Corner. The company plans to invest about $12 million as it relocates its offices to 125,000 square feet of space in the building, which is being constructed adjacent to a Tysons Corner stop on Metro’s Silver Line. The company's office is currently located at 8484 Westpark Drive. Virginia successfully competed against…
  • Northrop Grumman reports 4 percent increase in second quarter earnings

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp.  said Wednesday that its second quarter profit increased 4 percent despite a drop in sales. The company reported $531 million, or $2.74 per diluted share, up from $511 million, or $2.37 per diluted share, compared to the second quarter of 2014. The company boosted its earnings forecast for the year, from $9.40-$9.60 to $9.55-$9.70, partly because of a lower projected tax rate. The second quarter results include a $38 million net tax benefit for additional research credits. Northrop Grumman said it assumes no disruption or federal government…
  • Inovvo acquires comScore’s wireless solutions division

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Inovvo, a wireless network analytics company, has completed its acquisition of comScore's wireless solutions division. The deal includes comScore's Subscriber Analytix platform. Both Inovvo and comScore are based in Reston. Financial details about the transaction were not disclosed. Inovvo now services all Subscriber Analytix clients, including Tier 1 communication service providers in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Inovvo retains the licensing rights to the proprietary technology and data that were utilized as part of the platform. Inovvo is led by president and CEO Joseph…
 
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  • Capito assesses Harpers Ferry damage

    Matt Maccaro
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Senator Capito's office Sen. Shelley Moore Capito takes a look at the damage from a fire in Harpers Ferry. HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito took a tour Thursday of the damage from a fire in historic Harpers Ferry. The blaze damaged three building housing nine businesses. “It’s just devastating to see the destruction in our most historic town, Harpers Ferry,” Capito said. “Nine businesses wiped out. But you have to look at all the community responders, the different fire companies that responded. It’s miraculous that fortunately no one…
  • Winfield annexation rejected by Putnam County Commission

    Matt Maccaro
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    WINFIELD, W.Va. — The Putnam County Commission voted unanimously to deny a 223 acre annexation by the town of Winfield Thursday night. Many residents turned out for the public hearing on both sides, alhough more spoke against the annexation than for it. Business owners who had stores in the annex area were strongly opposed to paying B&O tax to the city of Winfield. Winfield contended it isn’t fair for those businesses to reap the benefits of being near the county seat but not pay the tax. In the end, the size of the annex was the main reason all three commissoners voted no.
  • Sheetz will keep one in-state bakery as pepperoni roll supplier

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    ALTOONA, PA. — Sheetz is dropping two of their three West Virginia suppliers of pepperoni rolls, and the third will only supply pepperoni rolls to Sheetz stores in the state of West Virginia. “They ultimately want to get down to one bakery,” Dennis Mazza of Rogers-Mazza Bakery in Clarksburg said following a meeting with Sheetz top brass in Altoona, PA. “Starting next week it’ll be business as usual. So every bakery for the time being, all three Italian bakeries, will remain in the stores, business as usual.” Mazza said he saw at least one competitor meet…
  • Webster County Memorial Hospital awarded crisis grant funding

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday that $50,000 was awarded in crisis grant funding to Webster County Memorial Hospital for repairs from severe flooding damages earlier this month. “This emergency funding through the Rural Health Systems Program gives us the opportunity to ensure our rural communities continue to have access to the healthcare services they need without interrupting the continuum of care the patients in this community deserve,” Tomblin said. The Rural Health Systems Program was passed by the state legislature in 1996. Since…
  • Bridgeport hoping to lead way on bringing in new drug task force

    Alex Wiederspiel
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The City of Bridgeport passed a resolution to begin seeking partners to support the creation of a DEA tactical diversion squad in North Central West Virginia that would serve the entirety of the Northern District. Bridgeport City Councilman L.J. Maxey said during an interview on the MetroNews-affiliated “The Mike Queen Show” that the council hopes to work with other municipal governments in the region and gain the support of West Virginia’s congressional delegation to make this possible. “I think all of our Congressional delegation will be on…
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  • Pebble Time – User Interface & Voice Interactivity

    Tushar Phatak
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    From past decade we’ve seen that computers are becoming smaller in size and more personal to your life. The age has changed to wearable devices which are sleek and much more connected to your life. Wearable devices are becoming a smart extension to the human body, and that is the success of science and technology. Though there are various tech and non-tech factors playing a vital role in this success, ‘Consistent, Intuitive and Personalized User Experience’ is a crucial one. Now the question would be – How? Let’s take an example of the newly launched ‘Pebble-Time’ smart…
  • Pebble Time and Voice Communication with Twilio

    Marketing Desk
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Pebble recently launched “Pebble Time“, their newest addition to their smart watch range. Pebble time has many new enhancements, features and functionalities: Always on color E-Paper display Increased battery life of 7 days Newer ergonomic design A new timeline interface But the most interesting functionality, one can say is designed into the chassis itself- A Microphone.This new feature can be used to send voice notes, reply to notifications, take a call, patient feedback…the possibilities are endless. But how do we use or incorporate voice functionality in a seamless way. Join us for…
  • Apple WWDC – 2015, Highlights and Much More Part 2

    Johnson Goveas
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    The day had a cold start, I had to quickly run to the station or else I would have missed my train to the Moscone Center. In my previous blog, I had shared updates regarding MAC OSX 10, iOS 9, XCode 7, Apple Watch, Core Foundation changes, Swift 2, Testing and Cocoa. Apple had executed both the days of the conference on schedule, no errors, smooth planning. In this blog, I would mainly cover the sessions which took place on day 3 and 4 of the Apple WWDC, 2015. Topics of these sessions include – XCode, Swift, App Analytics, iTunes Connect, Rich Playground, iPad and iOS 9 apps. Here are…
  • mLearnCon 2015 – Speaker Sessions From Harbinger Systems

    Marketing Desk
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    Recently, Harbinger presented speaker sessions at the mLearnCon 2015 and the Performance Support Symposium (a co-located event to mLearnCon), held at Austin, TX from June 10-12, 2015. The conference was attended by 1000+ eLearning domain enthusiasts and business executives, featured 100+ sessions from a faculty chosen among the leading industry experts in the eLearning world. In our speaker session ‘Micro-learning for Performance Support Using MVC: Mobile-video Collaboration’, we discussed how today’s learner is overwhelmed by the information available to him/her and further adding to…
  • Apple WWDC – 2015, Highlights and Much More

    Johnson Goveas
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    It had happened 25 times before; it was the 26th time where Apple once again created history. Before I begin with an extensive review of the 2015 Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), let’s review some numbers. The 2015 conference was attended by more than 10,000+ attendees from over 70 countries in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. WWDC 2015 featured 100 mind-boggling sessions conducted in 150 labs nested in the arena. Enough of statistics, let’s move on to the conference highlights, this is the part where it gets exciting. The keynote session started with cheers and…
 
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