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  • Virginia attorney general to visit Williamsburg Wednesday domestic violence conference

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    17 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    YORK - Attorney General Mark Herring will attend a statewide training session Wednesday at Great Wolf Lodge dealing with lethality assessment protocols in domestic violence.
  • McDonnell found guilty on 11 corruption counts

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    4 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
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  • Correction from The Virginian-Pilot

    Virginia News
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    Of Chesapeake's 45 public schools, 32 are fully accredited, which is three fewer than last year. An information box with a story on Wednesday's front page contained incorrect information.
  • It's time for Portsmouth to cut its losses and fire lackluster auditor

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Admit it, Portsmouth City Council members: You made a lousy hire. Don't compound your mistake by keeping City Auditor Jesse Andre Thomas on the payroll. You've given Thomas repeated chances to complete reviews since he began "working" more than 17 months ago. He's failed to turn over any audits to the council during that period, several of you told me this week. Why in the world does he continue to draw his $92,000 salary? Local taxpayers are angry - and they should be. Thomas defended his efforts Wednesday. "There are things I've done that have benefited…
  • Virginia Lottery turns 26

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    18 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    The lottery began in 1988 with just one scratch game - Match 3.
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  • Correction from The Virginian-Pilot

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    Of Chesapeake's 45 public schools, 32 are fully accredited, which is three fewer than last year. An information box with a story on Wednesday's front page contained incorrect information.
  • Virginia needs to build up its workforce training system

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Virginia's workforce training system is strained, and continuous budget cuts to its vaunted system of higher education threaten to leave the state behind as a good place to do business or get a quality education. That message, delivered as a "call to arms," in the words of one speaker, came across loud and clear during Wednesday's 2014 Virginia Summit on Economic Competitiveness & Higher Education at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
  • Del Frisco's envisions more Del Frisco's Grilles, starting with Northern Virginia

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Del Frisco's CEO Mark Mednansky has been passing through D.C. quite a bit in recent weeks, and not just because his Dallas-based company is about to open the city's swankiest new steakhouse, Del Frisco's Double Eagle.
  • Police resume search for missing Virginia student

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This image provided by the Charlottesville Police Department shows missing 18-year-old University of Virginia student, Hanna Elizabeth Graham, in a surveillance photo Saturday Sept. 13, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va.
  • The Washington Times launches U.S. Constitution app for smartphones, tablets

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Washington Times on Wednesday launched a smartphone and tablet app celebrating the U.S. Constitution and other important founding documents as part of a nationwide project to empower schools, parents and community leaders to teach constitutional literacy to the newest generation of Americans. The Washington Times' Pocket Constitution App, developed in partnership with the nonprofit Essentials in Education, is debuting on the 10th anniversary of Constitution Day, a national holiday created through the efforts of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, and signed into law by President…
 
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  • It's time for Portsmouth to cut its losses and fire lackluster auditor

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Admit it, Portsmouth City Council members: You made a lousy hire. Don't compound your mistake by keeping City Auditor Jesse Andre Thomas on the payroll. You've given Thomas repeated chances to complete reviews since he began "working" more than 17 months ago. He's failed to turn over any audits to the council during that period, several of you told me this week. Why in the world does he continue to draw his $92,000 salary? Local taxpayers are angry - and they should be. Thomas defended his efforts Wednesday. "There are things I've done that have benefited…
  • Waterways cleanups planned in Va. Beach

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia Beach resident Kathy O'Hara has spent the better part of her life working on the issue of marine debris. So, in a way, it's bittersweet that this month is the 20th anniversary of the Virginia Waterways Cleanup. Sweet in the sense that hundreds of people come out to help clean up the state's rivers, bays and ocean, and bitter in the sense that marine debris continues to be a problem. "It makes me sad," O'Hara said. "But I think it's so great to see so many people who have taken up the charge. I see the next generation of beach…
  • At NSU, defense takes offense to the doubters

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Conference affiliation has a lot to do with our opinions, sight unseen, of college football teams. But sometimes, casual perceptions can be skewed, as in the case of Norfolk State - its defense, at any rate. "A William & Mary player said to me, 'You're just a MEAC defense,' " linebacker Lynden Trail related the other day following a Spartans practice. "But they found out very quickly. I mean, the numbers don't lie." After William & Mary netted a paltry 37 yards in the second half of Saturday night's game, the Spartans still were without a…
  • At Beach, film-maker documents slave-trading relative

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Boston resident James DeWolf Perry knew that many of his ancestors lived up north, including one who was a wealthy U.S. senator. The Harvard graduate student decided to delve deeper into his family history after a discussion with his cousin Katrina Browne. He discovered something about his great-, great-, great-, great-, great-grandfather - his namesake James DeWolf of Bristol, R.I., who lived from 1764 to 1837. "He was the leading slave trader in the history of the United States," Perry said. That research evolved into the production of the Emmy-nominated PBS…
  • John Hickey, the muralist around town

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Being walled in, at first, seemed like a bad place for such a creative mind. But when John Hickey was in the third grade in the early 1970s, teachers didn't know what to do with the rambunctious boy. So he was removed from his neighborhood school, Norview Elementary, and sent across Norfolk to Bowling Park Elementary, where his teacher fashioned a cubicle in the back of the classroom and gave him pencils, paper and crayons to keep him occupied. Hickey would stare out the window and daydream, and he created pictures that the teacher made into a booklet and shared with the class. When he…
 
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  • Chapman seeks improvement in police, community relations

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    18 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) As scrutiny of police-involved shootings intensifies in light of the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Mo. and elsewhere, City Councilor John Chapman wants to ensure Alexandria isn’t the next city in the national spotlight. Chapman said local police must emphasize a community-oriented model of law enforcement, which requires more officers living in Alexandria and greater transparency overall. “If we look at Ferguson, what kind of takeaways can cities have from that?” Chapman said. “Much of it is incorporating police so that they’re not a foreign…
  • Enjoy fabulous French cuisine at Le Refuge

    Kristen Essex
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Autumn is nearly upon us and the perfect spot to celebrate the coming of fall is situated right in the heart of Old Town. Located at 127 N. Washington St., Le Refuge boasts several sidewalk cafe tables, perfect for guests looking to adopt the Parisian lifestyle for a few hours, with an inside dining room that is as as cozy as they come for when the weather turns colder. While there, be sure to check out one of the fantastic seasonal dishes. For instance, the restaurant’s pan-seared soft shell crabs are served with toasted almonds and…
  • ACPS schools ‘locked in’ following report of man with gun

    ewagner
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Updated at 2:50 p.m. UPDATE: ACPS schools all are dismissing students normally, with the exception of Maury Elementary School, officials said. At Maury, students who take the bus are being dismissed normally, with assistance from police. Parents who drive their children must come to Door No. 1 to retrieve their students. Police are continuing to look for the suspect in this incident. All Alexandria City Public Schools campuses operated under “lock-in” procedures Tuesday afternoon following the report of a man brandishing a “long gun”…
  • Soak up a bit of Chesapeake culture

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    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Jordan Wright (File photo) In an area where watermen, their history and culture have customarily been the prime subject of literary interest, it was “Chesapeake” author James Michener who noted the architecture of Cambridge’s High Street. He referred to its splendors as “one of the most beautiful streets in America.” It’s no wonder then that High Street is where we began our adventure. Start in the center of the Maryland town with a visit to the Richardson Maritime Museum where a wealth of artifacts and expertly crafted replicas of historic ships are on display. Ruark…
  • Medical examiner: D.C. official beaten, strangled

    Derrick Perkins
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    By Erich Wagner (File Photo) The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday ruled the high-ranking D.C. Department of Corrections official found dead in Alexandria was beaten and strangled to death. Agency spokesman Arkuie Williams said an autopsy determined that Carolyn Cross, 64, died from a combination of blunt force trauma, strangulation and suffocation. Cross, deputy director of the D.C. agency, was found dead in her Seminary Hill home Sunday morning. Alexandria police already have a suspect in custody — 29-year-old Dawit Seyoum, also of Alexandria — and charged him with…
 
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  • Guest Commentary: The Capital Allocation Process & Our Schools

    Susan Kearney
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this space last week, guest commentators Juergen Tooren and Johannah Barry raised a number of questions about the Mount Daniel bond referendum, the City’s capital allocation process (CIP), and the fairness of the capital allocation process to the community. While I agree with some of the points they raise, I do not agree with others. With what do I agree? I agree that the City Council, after getting input from the community, should let citizens know how it plans to finance the interest and repayment of the bond for the Mount Daniel expansion and modernization and for other capital…
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

    Penny Gross
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    The work of the Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force is nearing its close, and I was pleased to provide an update to the Falls Church City Council on Monday evening. Following are my remarks, abridged to fit the column. For many years, my constituents – both residential and business – have voiced concerns about the Seven Corners/Willston area. Housing stock was aging, retail markets were changing, and transportation was a mess. Little reinvestment was being made in the multi-family housing areas, most of which were built in the late 1940s and ‘50s; the department stores…
  • The Secret of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Success

    Nicholas F. Benton
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Ken Burns’ latest formidable television documentary series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering this week on PBS is entertaining and educational, at least so far for me. Being only three two-hour episodes in, I am taking the word of friends who’ve seen it all who say it stays good to the end. One friend pointed out a major shortcoming, however. That is the failure of the series to portray the lesbian side of the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. You see, we’re not there yet when despite this era’s progress in comfort with and acceptance of homosexual love, it’s still…
  • Press Pass: Bootsy Collins

    Drew Costley
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    (Courtesy Photo) Many music stars from the last generation have trouble staying relevant and true to themselves in this era of overproduced pop music and personas contrived by corporations. But that isn’t the case for legendary funk bassist and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee William “Bootsy” Collins. Collins helped revolutionize James Brown’s sound in the late 1960s, was a key member of George Clinton’s futuristic Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s and went on to a prolific career as a solo artist and the frontman of Booty’s Rubber Band. But, for Collins, it’s not about…
  • FCCPS Food Services ‘Junior Chef’ Contest Underway

    FCNP.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The Falls Church City Public School department is hosting its first annual Junior Chef Contest, sponsored by FCCPS, Williams-Sonoma and Arlington County Public Schools (ACPS). The contest is open to FCCPS students between the ages of 9 – 18 and is an opportunity for children to test their creativity and discover their culinary skills. Richard Kane, director of food services for FCCPS, is starting the contest to encourage and develop children’s knowledge of food preparation and healthy eating habits. Participants are challenged to come up with an original recipe that incorporates U.S.
 
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  • California wildfire shows explosive growth

    The Associated Press
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday. The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 111 square miles, up from 44 square miles on Wednesday when it forced additional evacuations, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It was only 5 percent contained. Most of the threatened homes were in Pollock Pines, 60 miles east of Sacramento. Hundreds of them were under evacuation…
  • Ga. school bus crash caught on camera

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    CNN — Newly released video shows a school bus as it was hit — and sent careening into a home. Only the bus driver was onboard, and no one was injured. WSB-TV’s Erin Coleman has the footage out of Clayton County, Georgia. Monday evening, Terri Pettiford was driving her school bus down Panhandle Road when out of nowhere a red car crossed the center line and hit her. The force of the impact shattered the windshield when it slammed right into Barbara Essinger’s home. She was laying on the couch. “I landed about here and that picture frame landed right there… I…
  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops postponed

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A scheduled rocket launch for the Department of Defense this weekend at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility has been postponed. NASA didn’t give a reason Thursday for the postponement of Saturday’s launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket. NASA says in a news release that no new launch date has been determined. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Ground broken for USM College of Nursing

    The Associated Press
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — State and local officials broke ground Wednesday for a new three-story facility that will house the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi. The $31 million Asbury Hall is scheduled to be completed in 2016 on the western end of campus in Hattiesburg. Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing, said it will help in recruiting new students. “This has been an eight-year journey,” Nugent said. “I remember being told a new building for the College of Nursing was not going to happen. People who know me also know that…
  • Police step up security in Los Cabos after Odile

    ALBA MORA ROCA, Associated Press VICTOR CAIVANO, Associated Press
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Police stepped up patrolling overnight in the resort area of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile. Authorities told local radio that officers would stop and question anyone they found on the streets after nightfall Wednesday to make sure they had legitimate business at that hour. Officials stopped short of calling it a curfew. The measure sought to allay security concerns after days of looting of everything from convenience stores to…
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  • Pee wee pumpkin picker

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Evelyn Vergara stacks pumpkins and gourds at last Saturday’s Urbanna Farmers’ Market, getting ready to sell the autumn decorations that were grown by her parents, Rebecca and Brandon Vergara, on their farm near Water View. Fall begins on Monday, September 22.
  • Mayor candidates favor keeping town incorporated

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Both candidates for the office of Urbanna Mayor in the upcoming November 4 election addressed the Middlesex Kiwanis Club and about 20 members of the public on September 8. The forum was held at Urbanna United Methodist Church.
  • ‘Spice’ store owners sentenced to 10 years in prison

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The owners of a Gloucester store that sold synthetic marijuana and synthetic amphetamines were each sentenced recently to 10 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and were ordered to forfeit $425,000 as proceeds of their drug distribution activities.
  • Will water-usage issue affect future development?

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Saluda District supervisor Pete Mansfield questioned the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approach to maintaining the long-term life of the Potomac River Aquifer at the September 2 Middlesex County Board of Supervisors meeting in Saluda.
  • Syd Thrift Athletic Complex: An impressive beginning

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The grand opening/ribbon cutting of the new Syd Thrift Athletic Complex at Middlesex High School (MHS) in Saluda attracted over 1,200 people to the new facility Friday evening. To add to the festivities, the MHS football team won the first game played at the complex, 21-14 over Mathews.
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  • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides

    Pam Owen
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sumacs spark a wide range of reactions, from love to loathing to confusion. That confusion comes mainly from trying to sort out the three larger, most common species here — the smooth, staghorn and winged sumacs, which can easily be confused with each other and with trees.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: The Great Beefsteak Raid

    Arthur Candenquist
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 10, Maj. Gen. William Sherman received a wire from Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant in Virginia, urging him to leave Atlanta and begin a new drive against Gen. John Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.
  • Meetings and notices for Sept. 18

    Jan Clatterbuck
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the town hall on Gay Street. The agenda includes modifications to front of 211 Main St.; attorney Michael Brown change to  existing sign at 211 Main St.; and modifications to 132 Gay St. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 22) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes Luthi family apartment. The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the library. Non-members welcome. For more information, contact Ross O’Donoghue at…
  • Central absentee voting OK’d; vehicle stickers on the way out

    Roger Piantadosi
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    At holiday-delayed sessions last Wednesday (Sept. 10), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors discussed several ordinance changes, including doing away with county motor vehicle stickers creating a central absentee voting precinct.
  • Galleries gear up for 10th annual art tour 

    Charlotte Taylor
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    All seven of Rappahannock’s art galleries are holding special exhibits during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery tour Nov. 1-2, transforming Rappahannock County into an art mecca.
 
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  • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides

    Pam Owen
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sumacs spark a wide range of reactions, from love to loathing to confusion. That confusion comes mainly from trying to sort out the three larger, most common species here — the smooth, staghorn and winged sumacs, which can easily be confused with each other and with trees.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: The Great Beefsteak Raid

    Arthur Candenquist
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 10, Maj. Gen. William Sherman received a wire from Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant in Virginia, urging him to leave Atlanta and begin a new drive against Gen. John Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.
  • Meetings and notices for Sept. 18

    Jan Clatterbuck
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the town hall on Gay Street. The agenda includes modifications to front of 211 Main St.; attorney Michael Brown change to  existing sign at 211 Main St.; and modifications to 132 Gay St. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 22) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes Luthi family apartment. The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the library. Non-members welcome. For more information, contact Ross O’Donoghue at…
  • Central absentee voting OK’d; vehicle stickers on the way out

    Roger Piantadosi
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    At holiday-delayed sessions last Wednesday (Sept. 10), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors discussed several ordinance changes, including doing away with county motor vehicle stickers creating a central absentee voting precinct.
  • Galleries gear up for 10th annual art tour 

    Charlotte Taylor
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    All seven of Rappahannock’s art galleries are holding special exhibits during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery tour Nov. 1-2, transforming Rappahannock County into an art mecca.
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  • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides

    Pam Owen
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sumacs spark a wide range of reactions, from love to loathing to confusion. That confusion comes mainly from trying to sort out the three larger, most common species here — the smooth, staghorn and winged sumacs, which can easily be confused with each other and with trees.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: The Great Beefsteak Raid

    Arthur Candenquist
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 10, Maj. Gen. William Sherman received a wire from Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant in Virginia, urging him to leave Atlanta and begin a new drive against Gen. John Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.
  • Meetings and notices for Sept. 18

    Jan Clatterbuck
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the town hall on Gay Street. The agenda includes modifications to front of 211 Main St.; attorney Michael Brown change to  existing sign at 211 Main St.; and modifications to 132 Gay St. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 22) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes Luthi family apartment. The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the library. Non-members welcome. For more information, contact Ross O’Donoghue at…
  • Central absentee voting OK’d; vehicle stickers on the way out

    Roger Piantadosi
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    At holiday-delayed sessions last Wednesday (Sept. 10), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors discussed several ordinance changes, including doing away with county motor vehicle stickers creating a central absentee voting precinct.
  • Galleries gear up for 10th annual art tour 

    Charlotte Taylor
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    All seven of Rappahannock’s art galleries are holding special exhibits during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery tour Nov. 1-2, transforming Rappahannock County into an art mecca.
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  • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides

    Pam Owen
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sumacs spark a wide range of reactions, from love to loathing to confusion. That confusion comes mainly from trying to sort out the three larger, most common species here — the smooth, staghorn and winged sumacs, which can easily be confused with each other and with trees.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: The Great Beefsteak Raid

    Arthur Candenquist
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, Sept. 10, Maj. Gen. William Sherman received a wire from Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant in Virginia, urging him to leave Atlanta and begin a new drive against Gen. John Hood’s Confederate Army of Tennessee.
  • Meetings and notices for Sept. 18

    Jan Clatterbuck
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the town hall on Gay Street. The agenda includes modifications to front of 211 Main St.; attorney Michael Brown change to  existing sign at 211 Main St.; and modifications to 132 Gay St. The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 22) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes Luthi family apartment. The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the library. Non-members welcome. For more information, contact Ross O’Donoghue at…
  • Central absentee voting OK’d; vehicle stickers on the way out

    Roger Piantadosi
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    At holiday-delayed sessions last Wednesday (Sept. 10), the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors discussed several ordinance changes, including doing away with county motor vehicle stickers creating a central absentee voting precinct.
  • Galleries gear up for 10th annual art tour 

    Charlotte Taylor
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    All seven of Rappahannock’s art galleries are holding special exhibits during the 10th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery tour Nov. 1-2, transforming Rappahannock County into an art mecca.
 
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  • Virginia needs to build up its workforce training system

    psquires@va-business.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Virginia’s workforce training system is strained, and continuous budget cuts to its vaunted system of higher education threaten to leave the state behind as a good place to do business or get a quality education.  That message, delivered as a “call to arms,” in the words of one speaker, came across loud and clear during Wednesday’s 2014 Virginia Summit on Economic Competitiveness & Higher Education at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Sponsored by the Council on Virginia’s Future, Grow by Degrees — a campaign of the Virginia Business Higher…
  • SRA International names David Keffer executive vice president, chief financial officer

    psquires@va-business.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Fairfax-based SRA International announced two promotions Wednesday, which are effective immediately. David Keffer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, while Theresa Golinvaux is now vice president and corporate controller. Keffer, formerly SRA’s corporate controller, will be in charge of the company’s financial operations, including corporate accounting, financial strategy and treasury management. He joined SRA in 2003.  His roles there have included director of investor relations and vice president; strategic acquisition executive and CFO of…
  • IT and engineering show slow job growth in August

    psquires@va-business.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The growth of information technology jobs slowed to 0.2 percent in August, according to TechServe Alliance, an Alexandria-based trade association for the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry. Nationwide the number of IT jobs rose to 4.69 million, the association said. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has grown by 3.5 percent since August 2013, adding 158,900 workers. Engineering jobs also grew slowly, up 0.1 percent to 2.52 million. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has grown by 2.1 percent since August 2013, adding 51,000 engineering workers. "Despite…
  • Virginia suing 13 banks for $1.15 billion

    psquires@va-business.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Virginia has filed a lawsuit seeking $1.15 billion in damages against 13 banks accused of misleading the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). The case stems from the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to VRS from 2004 to 2010. The retirement system was forced to sell most of the securities, taking a loss of  $383 million. “The VRS was entitled to accurate information about the underlying mortgages when making decisions on how to invest taxpayer money and contributions by employees,”  the office of Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement.
  • Physician practice management firm gets $400 million investment

    psquires@va-business.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    An investor group led by a Goldman Sachs & Co. affiliate is providing $400 million for the national expansion of Privia Health LLC,  an Arlington-based physician practice management and population health technology company. Privia has targeted expansion in the Virginia, Maryland, New York, Florida, Texas, the District of Columbia, Atlanta and other rapidly evolving markets. With the investment, Privia will be affiliated with Brighton Health Group, a Stamford, Conn.-based holding company led by Chairman and CEO Bill Sullivan. Privia will continue to be operated and led by its founder…
 
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    University of Richmond Collegian

  • Course materials uploaded to website, potential honor code violation

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    University of Richmond course materials and content have been uploaded to an Internet site known as Course Hero, which could potentially place the students responsible under violation of the honor code. “Uploading answers to a test, or scanning the test itself, that’s very clearly a violation of the honor code,” Fred Stillman, chair of Richmond College Honor Council, said. “If it’s uploading of something else, such as class notes, I do not encourage it because it’s risky, but unless the teacher has specifically stated on their syllabus that students are not allowed to share class…
  • Student governments hold open forum on presidential search

    jesse siebentritt
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Richmond College Student Government Association and the Westhampton College Government Association hosted an event for University of Richmond students to provide input on the search for President Edward Ayers’ successor. Stephen Portch, adviser to the board of trustees and the presidential search committee, led an open forum-style conversation 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Gottwald Science Center auditorium. The crowd of around 60 attendees included students, members of the board of trustees and members of the presidential search committee. In the discussion, Portch asked participants…
  • Rapid Recap: No. 20 Richmond 55 – Morehead State 10

    Jeremy Day
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Final Score: No. 20 Richmond 55 – Morehead State 10 What Happened:  The Richmond Spiders dominated in just about every facet of the game Saturday night beating Morehead State 55 to 10. The offense generated over 640 yards, while the defense allowed under half as much. Quarterback Michael Strauss threw three touchdowns in the first half to put the game out of reach early, and gave head coach Danny Rocco plenty of time to evaluate some of his team’s depth. Spider Positives:  Michael Strauss showed why he’s on the watch list for the Walter Payton Award. The Spiders’ quarterback…
  • Club teams hold recruiting events

    Rhiannon Bell
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    What do you get when you cross a boat, two horses and the new Taylor Swift song? You get the unusual sight by Westhampton Lake yesterday, where a few of University of Richmond’s club teams promoted their sports in an event planned by Seth Thomas, assistant director of sports. Two horses, Sam and Murphy, were brought to campus by the equestrian team to catch the interest of students walking across campus. The ice hockey team played Taylor Swift tunes to attract new recruits. The crew team took a dip in the lake to showcase their skills. “It was definitely a shock for people to see horses…
  • Live Blog: Richmond vs. Morehead State

    Jeremy Day
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Pregrame: Welcome everyone to another season of Spider football. We’re about 19 minutes away from kickoff here at Robins Stadium for the season opener against the Morehead State Eagles. I’m Jeremy Day, the sports editor for the semester at the Collegian, and I’ll be keeping you guys updated on all the action today. 3 minutes to kickoff: The captains for both teams are out at 50 yard line for the coin toss. Morehead State has won and they will receive. 1st Quarter, 15:00: Peter Yoder boots the opening kickoff into the endzone where preseason all american Brandon Bornhauser…
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  • Mom keeps slain father in son's life

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ATLANTA--The first time I spoke to Crissie Carpenter, she had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy. Days earlier, her husband had passed away after being wounded in Afghanistan, all while she was eight months pregnant with their first child. Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter wanted nothing more than to get to know his son, Landon, when he returned from Afghanistan. While an enemy sniper robbed Andrew of that chance, the Marine's widow immediately resolved that Landon's father would always be in their son's life....
 
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  • Wagner’s death shocks McDowell community

    Chris Lawrence
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    BRADSHAW, W.Va. – The McDowell County community was shocked Wednesday to learn of the death of longtime community leader Keith Wagner. Wagner, 61, died Monday night at the Charleston Area Medical Center. He was admitted to the hospital after complications developed while he awaited bypass surgery. “This was his favorite day,” said longtime friend and co-worker Mitchell Estep. “This is Wednesday and he would always stand in the hallway with a little camel and he’d tell the kids ‘Hump Day! It’s Hump Day!’  I miss him when I think about…
  • Worley arraigned on charge he grabbed woman by the neck in bar dispute

    Allan Taylor
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Suspended West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley allegedly choked a woman and shoved her to the floor during a nightclub altercation hours after his team’s win over Maryland, police said. A warrant was issued Wednesday afternoon charging Worley with misdemeanor battery. He turned himself in to police, was arraigned in Morgantown Magistrate Court and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. MORE: Read news release from Morgantown police USA Today Sports West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley allegedly was involved in a physical altercation with a female…
  • Crash closes I-77 north in Jackson County

    Chris Lawrence
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    KENNA, W.Va. – An Thursday morning crash closed a busy interstate in Jackson County. Two semis were involved in the accident in the northbound lanes of I-77 just north of the Kenna exit just before 6 a.m.  The driver of one of the trucks was taken to the hospital. The northbound lanes were expected to be blocked for several hours.  Traffic northbound was being detoured at Kenna. The detour travels Route 21 north and reenters the interstate at Fairplain.
  • Sears closing store at Mercer Mall

    MetroNews Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Sears has announced plans to close its store at the Mercer Mall in Bluefield Dec. 7. The store’s 64 workers were notified Wednesday. They will be given a chance to apply for openings at other Sears and Kmart stores in the area. Severance pay will also be available for some workers. The closure includes the Sears Auto Center at the same site. The company said it needs to reduce expenses and accelerate the transformation of its business model.
  • Dominion pipeline forum draws hundreds in Upshur County

    Aaron Payne
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – Construction is not scheduled to begin until at least 2017, but work is underway on the proposed 550-mile pipeline that will carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily from Harrison County to Robeson County, N.C. Before Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources can begin building, they must obtain approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Part of this process is presenting public comments both for and against the project. Dominion is hosting open house meetings for residents along the path of the pipeline,…
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