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  • Body found in Hannah Graham search

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  • Virginian Wesleyan protest organizer explains campus frustration

    Virginia News
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    The student who organized a silent protest on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College says she and others are frustrated by a lack of candor from administrators, and angered by how college leaders have treated a rape victim. "I feel like people need to be held accountable for their actions," said Molly Fanney.
  • Underdog Gillespie says he sees path to victory

    Virginia News
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is behind in the polls and campaign cash with little more than two weeks before Election Day in Virginia. But the former high-powered Washington political operative said he's enjoying his underdog campaign and feels that momentum is in his favor.
  • Mahan shooting victim's mother wants answers

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    NORFOLK It took eight minutes for the intruder to get from the gate of Norfolk Naval Station to the pierside destroyer, where he wrested a gun from a guard and shot and killed the sailor who stepped in to protect her. Nearly seven months later, the Navy's investigation into the fatal shooting of Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo is still making its way through the ranks. It's not unusual for an inquiry to last so long, but that's little consolation to Mayo's mother, who complains that she's no closer to understanding why her son died. Sharon Blair doesn't know…
  • Old Town gas station clerk injured in robbery

    Alexandria Times
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) A man is in stable condition at a local hospital after a man shot him during a robbery at an Old Town gas station Sunday night, city police said. Around 11:30 p.m., a man walked into a gas station along the 700 block of S. Washington St., brandished a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied, but after receiving the cash, the suspect shot the 41-year-old man in the torso and fled the scene, police said. Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said the suspect was described as being of average height and weight, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and…
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  • Underdog Gillespie says he sees path to victory

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is behind in the polls and campaign cash with little more than two weeks before Election Day in Virginia. But the former high-powered Washington political operative said he's enjoying his underdog campaign and feels that momentum is in his favor.
  • Underdog Gillespie says he sees path to victory

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    In the final stretch of Elizabeth Dole's successful 2002 Senate race in North Carolina, Ed Gillespie would get up every night at 2 a.m. to check on his candidate's polling numbers. If the numbers were good, Gillespie, who was helping Dole's campaign, would go back to sleep.
  • Corrections from The Virginian-Pilot

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    A story on Page 5 of Friday's Virginian-Pilot should have stated that speaker Randal O'Toole said when self-driving cars become commonplace, there will be a need for mass transit - not light rail - in only five U.S. cities. Diamond Latroy Hawkins did not admit to forcing a woman into prostitution, only to transporting her across state lines for the work.
  • Virginian Wesleyan protest organizer explains campus frustration

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    The student who organized a silent protest on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College says she and others are frustrated by a lack of candor from administrators, and angered by how college leaders have treated a rape victim. "I feel like people need to be held accountable for their actions," said Molly Fanney.
  • Surviving the 'Murdered Child's Club'

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Morgan Harrington was a 20-year-old junior at Virginia Tech when she disappeared October 17, 2009, while attending a rock concert in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her skeleton was discovered on January 26, 2010, in a remote hayfield 10 miles from where she vanished.
 
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  • Mahan shooting victim's mother wants answers

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    NORFOLK It took eight minutes for the intruder to get from the gate of Norfolk Naval Station to the pierside destroyer, where he wrested a gun from a guard and shot and killed the sailor who stepped in to protect her. Nearly seven months later, the Navy's investigation into the fatal shooting of Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo is still making its way through the ranks. It's not unusual for an inquiry to last so long, but that's little consolation to Mayo's mother, who complains that she's no closer to understanding why her son died. Sharon Blair doesn't know…
  • ODU professor sues over Talbot Hall decision process

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    NORFOLK An Old Dominion University professor has sued the City Council, alleging it illegally deliberated and made decisions in secret regarding a historic manor house. Joyce Hoffmann, an English professor who teaches journalism, filed the lawsuit Friday, claiming the council violated the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Hoffmann asks that a judge impose a $500 fine against each council member, declare actions taken in closed session invalid and order the council to hold a public discussion on Talbot Hall. In June, the council approved a rezoning to allow houses' construction on the…
  • Hickory's Lightfoot gets offensive from defensive role

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Kerrie Lightfoot finally is seeing the fruits of her labor. The Hickory senior and her teammates have been working hard since elementary school to build a playoff-worthy field hockey team. With last week's 2-1 overtime victory over defending PenSouth Conference champion Gloucester, it's clear that goal is being realized. "We've worked hard over the summer and we're playing as a team," Lightfoot said. "We went to camps and we're all very committed to each other. "And the difference from last year is conditioning. We're in so much better shape…
  • A Lost Boy finds inspiration

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The cast of Virginia Musical Theatre's "Peter Pan" brought a little bit of Neverland to Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters on Oct. 9. Peter, Captain Hook, Smee, Wendy and one of the Lost Boys were there to lift spirits before they hit the stage at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts last weekend. Six-year-old Edward "E.J." Barcus seemed unsure about his costumed visitors after they entered the hospital playroom, but he was soon snapping pictures and crowing along with Peter, played by actor Brian Marshall. Crowing is Peter Pan's prideful…
  • Dine in VB Week begins; Beach Brewing birthday

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Chef Pete Stine of Steinhilber's Restaurant in Virginia Beach's Thalia neighborhood took two top awards at last weekend's March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction at The Founders Inn and Spa. Stine won for his Pan Roasted Sheepshead: Chesapeake Bay sheepshead fish with local crop tomatoes (from the garden at Steinhilber's) and collard greens. The chef has been at Steinhilber's for about a year-and-a-half. Folks will also remember Stine from his time at Catch 31. His creation will be featured in the January 2015 issue of Coastal Virginia Magazine. The…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Old Town gas station clerk injured in robbery

    ewagner
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) A man is in stable condition at a local hospital after a man shot him during a robbery at an Old Town gas station Sunday night, city police said. Around 11:30 p.m., a man walked into a gas station along the 700 block of S. Washington St., brandished a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied, but after receiving the cash, the suspect shot the 41-year-old man in the torso and fled the scene, police said. Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said the suspect was described as being of average height and weight, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and…
  • ‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

    ewagner
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Richard Termine) When we discuss Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber we are entering the pantheon of the most beloved collaborators ever to hit the stage, and their blockbuster “Evita” certainlyis one of their finest and most memorable shows. Drawing on the talents of the award-winning duo of director Michael Grandage and choreographer Rob Ashford to present the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts brings this reinterpretation of the original Broadway production to new heights. It is simply smashing. There is so…
  • State pays for school security upgrades

    ewagner
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Security systems at local public schools are about to get beefed up. The Virginia Department of Education recently awarded Alexandria City Public Schools with more than $41,000 in grants to help upgrade five local schools’ security systems. Schools receiving funding include Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, John Adams and William Ramsay elementary schools, as well as Jefferson-Houston School. Although district officials refused to go into detail about what the grant specifically would cover they said the money could go toward nearly anything related keeping students…
  • Tension between cyclists and motorists would ease if everyone obeyed traffic laws

    ewagner
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    By Arnold Miller, Alexandria I would like to respond to Andy Bakker’s letter in the Sept. 11 issue of the paper (“Motorists break the law as often as cyclists”). I concur that a few motorists break the law and even some pedestrians in Old Town engage in flagrant jaywalking. But I am not so sure about his conclusion that motorists, or even pedestrians, flout the law as often as bicyclists do. I live in Old Town. I run, walk and ride my bike every day in my neighborhood along South Union and South Royal streets. I have never encountered the same experience as Bakker. Very few…
  • Applying the same rules to cyclists as motorists is nonsensical and dangerous

    ewagner
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    By Matt Harris, Alexandria At a recent city council public hearing the topic of bike lanes was discussed. Bicycle opponents called for stepping up punishment of cyclists who ignore traffic laws. As both a cyclist and a motor vehicle driver, applying laws enacted to regulate motorized vehicles to bicyclists is like trying to fit the proverbial square peg into a round hole — both the motorist and the cyclist will be disadvantaged. As a motorist, nothing irks me more than being behind a cyclist who is turning left.  Not only does the cyclist disrupt the general flow of traffic, but the…
 
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  • Give Food, Lose Fines at Mary Riley Styles Library Until Oct. 26

    FCNP.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Mary Riley Styles Public Library is holding its annual ‘Food for Fines’ program now until Oct. 26, giving library patrons a chance to help those in need by donating non-perishable groceries as payment for fines on overdue items. Food for Fines works as a one-for-one exchange: a single grocery item (can of fruit, cake mix, etc.) will cover the fine for a single overdue item, including books, videos, DVDs, audio cassettes, or CDs. There is no limit on the number or amount of fines that can be cleared or the quantity of overdue materials that can be returned. Bills for lost or…
  • Artley Leaves Pizzeria Orso; 2941’s Chemel to Take Over

    FCNP.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Chef Will Artley has left the popular Falls Church’s restaurant Pizzeria Orso effectively immediately, it was announced today. A press release from the restaurant says Artley will “focus on personal ventures related to his impressive milestone in the health and fitness world.” Taking over at the S. Maple Avenue restaurant will be Bertrand Chemel, the executive chef at Orso’s sister restaurant, 2941, located on Lakeview Drive just outside The Little City limits. Chemel, a native of Auvergne, France, will now lead the kitchens at both Falls Church restaurants. Pizzeria…
  • Local Author Philip T. Nemec Writes Jazz Age Novel

    FCNP.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    The Chicago Syncopator by Philip T. Nemec. (Courtesy Photo) Philip T. Nemec, an author who has been based in Falls Church since 2000, published his novel, The Chicago Syncopator, about the jazz age in Chicago, earlier this year. The novel began as a short story in 1975 that Nemec wrote while he was in the writers’ program at the University of Illinois. Nemec’s book features George Nepras, a son of Czech immigrants who grew up living a hard life in blue collar early 20th century Chicago, and spins a tale of his life in jazz and his soul’s redemption through it. George hangs out in the…
  • Red Hot & Blue Closes in Falls Church

    Sally Cole
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Red Hot & Blue has closed in Falls Church. The City of Falls Church location of Red Hot & Blue has closed, the News-Press confirmed today. Sources say the barbecue restaurant in the Tower Square shopping center on Hillwood Avenue closed because of slow sales. No information has been given on what may take its place in the shopping center.
  • Manassas Park Man Charged in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Falls Church

    FCNP.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    A 67 year-old man from Manassas Park was charged with failure to render aid after police said he hit and killed a pedestrian in Falls Church last Thursday. The incident occurred at 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 16 while Irma Taracena, 61, was crossing Leesburg Pike near Row Street. Taracena, who lived on Munson Hill Road, was crossing outside of a crosswalk in an area that is not well lit when she was hit by a 1997 Toyota Camry. She was later transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Fairfax County Police Department said that the driver, Sukhwinder Singh Jhuj, did not initially…
 
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  • Photos: ECPD search for murder suspect

    Catherine Rogers
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Willie James Jr. was shot and killed as a result of a home invasion Sunday morning. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/14771/
  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States. Workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were trying to follow earlier CDC guidance. Organizations representing nurses and other health workers have pressed the CDC, saying the old advice was confusing and inadequate, and health workers felt afraid and…
  • Photos: NASA Langley Drone

    Catherine Rogers
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    On Monday, 10 On Your Side got a first-hand look at the drones that can detect danger. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/14772/
  • Photos: Sea turtles released at the Oceanfront

    Catherine Rogers
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Three rehabilitated sea turtles are back swimming in open waters. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/14773/
  • Aquarium releases 3 rehabilitated sea turtles

    Catherine Rogers
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Three rehabilitated sea turtles are back swimming in open waters. The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team released the turtles at Virginia Beach Monday afternoon. Photos: Sea turtles released at the Oceanfront A fisherman found Loki in December.The turtle had pneumonia. Another fisherman found Lex Luther in Sandbridge in July with a hook in the throat. Also in July, someone found Wolverine near Tangier Island with a head injury. All three turtles are ready to swim out on their own. And now they are. They will be monitored via satellite receivers.
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  • New oyster exhibit opens at Old Tobacco Warehouse in Urbanna

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    The Urbanna Oyster Festival is held each year on the first weekend in November to celebrate the oyster and the historical role the bivalve has had in Middlesex County and to the environment of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • All Middlesex schools earn full accreditation

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The Middlesex County School System held its ranking as one of the top public divisions in Virginia by once again achieving full state accreditation. Middlesex also was one of only 22 school systems in the state to meet all federal Annual Measurable Objectives.
  • Urbanna election candidates address the public

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Seven candidates are seeking a seat on the six-member Urbanna Town Council including Rose M. Alexander, Lee D. Chewning, Larry S. Chowning, Barbara M. Hartley, Joe A. Heyman, William Jesse Thrift Jr., and Boyd C. Wiley.
  • Construction worker injured while working on Norris Bridge

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    A construction worker suffered non-life threatening injuries on Monday, October 6, when he was struck by a passing farm truck while working on the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge.
  • Crash victim extricated from overturned car; airlifted to RRH

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    The driver of an overturned car was airlifted following a crash on Syringa Road on a curve about .2 mile from Route 3 near the Topping Post Office, reported Sergeant Scott Edelman of the Virginia State Police.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 16)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    This week’s headlines include: County revisits, sheriff defends budget • Culpeper man charged in four-car crash • The Rapp for Oct. 16 • Settlement for Stonyman? • Three artists, three mediums • Editorial: Centennial close to home • Wild Ideas: Fine weather and great fall outings • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend, as “No Ordinary Person” returns to the RAAC Community Theatre with a two-night show, while Gilbert & Sullivan return to the Theatre and much more; meanwhile, Gray Ghost increases its medal count and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Centennial close to home

    Walter Nicklin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. But this year also marks the centennial of a powerful idea hatched here in the United States demonstrating a better side of human behavior — a simple idea hatched by Frederick Goff.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A complete Panthers sports update; Wakefield athletes of the month, 5K finishers and sports recaps; Chelsea Academy news; and a new grant helps the Owls "Keep Virginia Beautiful" in this week's school and sports news.
  • Photo: Familiar scene

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bill Williams of Slate Mills took this photo of William Darren Dodson cutting hay last month.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 16)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    This week’s headlines include: County revisits, sheriff defends budget • Culpeper man charged in four-car crash • The Rapp for Oct. 16 • Settlement for Stonyman? • Three artists, three mediums • Editorial: Centennial close to home • Wild Ideas: Fine weather and great fall outings • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend, as “No Ordinary Person” returns to the RAAC Community Theatre with a two-night show, while Gilbert & Sullivan return to the Theatre and much more; meanwhile, Gray Ghost increases its medal count and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Centennial close to home

    Walter Nicklin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. But this year also marks the centennial of a powerful idea hatched here in the United States demonstrating a better side of human behavior — a simple idea hatched by Frederick Goff.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A complete Panthers sports update; Wakefield athletes of the month, 5K finishers and sports recaps; Chelsea Academy news; and a new grant helps the Owls "Keep Virginia Beautiful" in this week's school and sports news.
  • Photo: Familiar scene

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bill Williams of Slate Mills took this photo of William Darren Dodson cutting hay last month.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 16)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    This week’s headlines include: County revisits, sheriff defends budget • Culpeper man charged in four-car crash • The Rapp for Oct. 16 • Settlement for Stonyman? • Three artists, three mediums • Editorial: Centennial close to home • Wild Ideas: Fine weather and great fall outings • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend, as “No Ordinary Person” returns to the RAAC Community Theatre with a two-night show, while Gilbert & Sullivan return to the Theatre and much more; meanwhile, Gray Ghost increases its medal count and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Centennial close to home

    Walter Nicklin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. But this year also marks the centennial of a powerful idea hatched here in the United States demonstrating a better side of human behavior — a simple idea hatched by Frederick Goff.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A complete Panthers sports update; Wakefield athletes of the month, 5K finishers and sports recaps; Chelsea Academy news; and a new grant helps the Owls "Keep Virginia Beautiful" in this week's school and sports news.
  • Photo: Familiar scene

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bill Williams of Slate Mills took this photo of William Darren Dodson cutting hay last month.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 16)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    This week’s headlines include: County revisits, sheriff defends budget • Culpeper man charged in four-car crash • The Rapp for Oct. 16 • Settlement for Stonyman? • Three artists, three mediums • Editorial: Centennial close to home • Wild Ideas: Fine weather and great fall outings • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend, as “No Ordinary Person” returns to the RAAC Community Theatre with a two-night show, while Gilbert & Sullivan return to the Theatre and much more; meanwhile, Gray Ghost increases its medal count and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Centennial close to home

    Walter Nicklin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    This year marks the centennial of the start of World War I. But this year also marks the centennial of a powerful idea hatched here in the United States demonstrating a better side of human behavior — a simple idea hatched by Frederick Goff.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 16

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A complete Panthers sports update; Wakefield athletes of the month, 5K finishers and sports recaps; Chelsea Academy news; and a new grant helps the Owls "Keep Virginia Beautiful" in this week's school and sports news.
  • Photo: Familiar scene

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bill Williams of Slate Mills took this photo of William Darren Dodson cutting hay last month.
 
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  • Booz Allen Hamilton purchases health-care business

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton announced Monday it has purchased the health-care unit of Genova Technologies. The acquisition includes a facility in Baltimore with a staff of 40 people who provide IT solutions and strategy for the U.S. government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The move will expand Booz Allen Hamilton’s IT support of the Department of Health and Human Services and expands its engineering and technology expertise for government and commercial clients. Genova Technologies, which is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will retain its defense and commercial…
  • Blue Ridge Railcar Repair to add 37 jobs in Charlotte County

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Keysville-based Blue Ridge Railcar Repair LLC unveiled Monday a $2.4 million expansion plan that’s expected to create 37 jobs.  Blue Ridge Railcar, which repairs, cleans and paints railcars, will expand to meet increased marketplace demand and grow its customer base.  The company was created earlier this year when Patriot Rail Co. LLC acquired Alderman Railcar Services Inc. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Patriot Rail operates 500 miles of railroads and railcar repair facilities in 14 states. “Patriot Rail’s investment in our Virginia-based Blue Ridge Railcar Repair is…
  • Stafford property sells for $1.04 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    A Stafford County industrial park property has been sold for $1.04 million. The commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer  said the 23,500-square-foot property is on 4.47 acres at 29 Synan Road in the Synan Industrial Park in Falmouth. The buyer is 29 Synan Road LLC and the seller is L.C. Smith Inc. L.C. Smith and Creation Iron will operate from the building. Wilson H. Greelaw Jr. of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled negotiations on behalf of the buyer.
  • Richmond building sold for $1.3 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    ROWVA Properties LLC has bought a 38,976-square-foot building in Richmond for $1.3 million. The commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer said the freestanding three-story building at 501 Oliver Hill Way was purchased from Richmond Art Colony LLC as an investment. Connie Jordan Nielsen of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the buyer.
  • Sale of MacArthur Center and Stony Point Fashion Park completed

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Connecticut-based Starwood Capital Group has completed its $1.4 billion purchase of seven regional shopping malls, including MacArthur Center in Norfolk and Stony Point Fashion Park in Richmond. The seller was Taubman Centers Inc., based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Under the deal announced in June, Starwood paid $785 million in cash and assumed $620 million in debt. The seven properties total more than 7 million square feet. They will become part of the portfolio of  Starwood Retail Partners, which redevelops and manages retail real estate properties. The company said existing management…
 
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  • Upshur County man sentenced to prison for harboring a fugitive

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    CLARKSBURG, W. Va. – An Upshur County man convicted of harboring and concealing a wanted armed robbery suspect has been sentenced to prison. Dustin Tyler Moore, 24, of Buckhannon will serve four months in prison after pleading guilty in August to one count of Concealing a Person from Arrest. The sentence handed down Monday by U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keely is the result of a U.S. Marshals Service investigation which revealed Moore used his vehicle to transport an armed robbery suspect for whom the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department had obtained a felony arrest warrant.
  • Couple faces prison time after beach house conviction

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    WHEELING, W.Va. – A Wetzel County couple faces up to 50 years in prison for stealing money from an elderly woman and using it to purchase a beach house. A federal jury convicted Timothy Summers, 50, and his wife, Lea Ann Summers, 52, of Proctor, last Friday on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, securities fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld said the couple liquidated a significant portion of a 90-year-old woman’s shares of PPG Industries stock. They used the money to buy a beach house on North Carolina’s…
  • Man sentenced in connection with cop shooting

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County man who shot a police officer three years ago was sentenced Monday to spend eight years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Nickey Don Smith, II, 39, of Glasgow, shot Glasgow police officer Steven Smith in Dec. 2011 with a sawed-off shotgun when Officer Smith and another police officer went to Nickey Don Smith’s residence following a 911 call. Nickey Dawn Smith pleaded guilty in 2012 to being a felon in a possession of a firearm but he was not sentenced because of psychological testing to determine his competency. Federal Judge…
  • National group wants more retailers to go tobacco-free

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is launching a first-of-its-kind national campaign urging retailers to stop selling tobacco products. According to the Centers for Disease Control, tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, killing 480,000 Americans every year. West Virginia has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation. Matthew Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, is asking retailers to stop selling tobacco. “Today, more than 20 retail chains with more than 13,000 stores across the nation no longer…
  • Delegate wanted blood test not breath test

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A criminal complaint filed by a Monongalia County sheriff’s deputy says Kanawha County delegate Doug Skaff refused three times to take a breath test during his arrest last Friday on a DUI charge. The complaint, filed in Monongalia County Magistrate Court, said Skaff, D-Kanawha, was pulled over by a deputy for driving in the wrong lane on University Ave. just outside of Morgantown. The deputy said Del. Skaff told him he had drunk two glasses of wine. The deputy wrote in the complaint Skaff had bloodshot and glassy eyes and slightly slurred speech. He failed…
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  • Loudoun County Style - New Brand for Loudoun Fashion, Entertainment, Products and Services with Style

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Enduring, recognized and thoughtful style is that which showcases inner beauty in an attracting manner and package. In words, actions, imagery - food for emotion, for the soul. Style isn't skin-deep, fashion-centric or materialistic. Style is a quality of living, of loving; an outcome of a pursuit and life well-lived, shared and appreciated - now, and then. Style comes by the individual, by the act - or in the more abstract rendering of a diverse community, a culture, a movement, a universal theme. Style is real, healthy and expressive - in the moment, or of the times. Style isn't defined -…
  • Loudoun Small Business Blogging - Multi-Author Blog & Digital Marketing Help for Loudoun Small Businesses

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Need help, as a Loudoun small business, in getting started with blogging?Join the "Made in Loudoun - Small Business Blogging Community"!The community of Loudoun Small Business Bloggers, and our stewardship role in it, is a long and storied history....all the way back to the early 2000's - well, basically back to 2005 or so...(Check out this blast from the past - this list of Loudoun bloggers from 2011!)As a small business in Loudoun, you may have already tried your hand at blogging and social media - Facebook's typically the easiest first route (it's really a "micro-blogging" channel) -…
  • Music Cave Studios Opens for Audio Recording & Rehearsal Rooms, Lessons, Rentals in Sterling, Serving South Riding, Chantilly, Dulles

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Music Cave rehearsal, tracking and recording studios in Sterling VA, near Herndon, Reston, Leesburg and the Dulles corridor in Loudoun/Western Fairfax, has opened their doors to musicians, bands, ensembles, producers and the entire ecosystem of music performance, rehearsal, instruction, recital, digital recording and production professionals, amateurs and students in the Northern Virginia area.Music Cave Rehearsal & Recording StudiosMusic Cave Studios opened at the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling, Virginia - offering a truly professional, state-of-the-art experience for acoustic…
  • Loudoun Startup and Crowdfunding News - Indiegogo Focus

    14 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    A very popular and quickly-growing source of donations, funds and attention for startups - or really any initiative seeking funding - is the crowdfunding service and platform at Indiegogo.com . They say "Everyone should have the opportunity to raise money. Now everyone does. People all over the world use our industry-leading platform to raise millions of dollars for all types of campaigns. No matter what you are raising money for, you can start right now with no fee or application process."Startup initiatives come in all shapes and forms, like the new Gideen music licensing, royalties and…
  • Loudoun Math

    11 Jan 2014 | 7:59 am
    The phrase "canary in a a coal mine" comes to mind with these statistics. In this very informal, brief analysis of public data by a LCPS constituent, while Loudoun County debates how much of the annual school budget to allocate on Promethean Boards, nearly 50% (for 2012-2013) of Loudoun High Schools (14 out of 33) are yielding a Math SOL (Standards of Learning Tests) failure rate equal or greater than the statewide average - and in many cases, almost double the statewide failure rate (for example the Algebra 1 failure rate at Heritage, Freedom, Park View and Tuscarora are all greater than…
 
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