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  • As Virginia Senate race tightens, GOP's Gillespie confident about upsetting Warner

    Virginia News
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Republican Ed Gillespie is making a tight race out of his ambitious plan to defeat Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, slicing deep into the incumbent's lead in the final days to re-emerge as a player in the GOP set piece to take the Senate. By some accounts, Gillespie, a former Bush White House staffer and Republican National Committee chairman, has already done his job by forcing Democrats and their supporters to keep spending money on an expected victory, instead of on the handful of other Senate races that they desperately need to retain control of the upper chamber.
  • A new day in Driver

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It may have been the beginning of a new era for last weekend's Driver Days, the annual fall festival that evolved from a community's spirit to overcome adversity. It all began in 1993 when Craig Parker, whose family owned the Driver Variety Store, donned a gorilla outfit and family friend Harley S. Cisco posed as a wild man to lure passing motorists to a carnival in the small village. Merchants needed something to attract business after the National Hunting and Fishing Show at nearby Sleepy Hole Park closed after 1992. Parker's gorilla suit became an enduring image for all…
  • Remains identified as Hannah Graham

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    24 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
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  • Home of the Week: Don’t miss out on this great deal at Arlington Village

    Alexandria Times
    Kristen Essex
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    At A Glance: Location: 1300 S. Barton St. #336, Arlington Price: $299,000 Size: 800 square feet Year Built: 1939 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Contact: Laurie Mensing, Long and Foster, 703-873-5193, laurie.mensing@longandfoster.com Welcome to Arlington Village, a delightful community situated close to all Metropolitan access points for your convenience; minutes to downtown Arlington/Clarendon, Rosslyn, The Pentagon, DC, and National Airport. Arlington Village offers community tennis, pools, restaurants, shopping, and metro transportation service. In excellent condition and move-in ready, this 1…
  • Amherst County Crime Log for Oct. 25, 2014

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    From staff reports
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Here’s a look at crime reported to the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office recently:
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  • As Virginia Senate race tightens, GOP's Gillespie confident about upsetting Warner

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Republican Ed Gillespie is making a tight race out of his ambitious plan to defeat Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, slicing deep into the incumbent's lead in the final days to re-emerge as a player in the GOP set piece to take the Senate. By some accounts, Gillespie, a former Bush White House staffer and Republican National Committee chairman, has already done his job by forcing Democrats and their supporters to keep spending money on an expected victory, instead of on the handful of other Senate races that they desperately need to retain control of the upper chamber.
  • The Post's endorsements for Congress in Northern Virginia

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    TWO OF Northern Virginia's three congressmen - Frank R. Wolf, a Republican, and James P. Moran Jr., a Democrat - are retiring after long tenures. There are spirited, expensive races to replace them.
  • Festivals and fun in Central Virginia for Oct. 24-26 weekend

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The last weekend before Halloween is a busy weekend in Central Virginia, packed with fall festivals , trunk-or-treat events, haunted houses and lots of fun activities for families. Visit the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid website to find information about upcoming family -friendly activities and events in the Lynchburg area.
  • Long & Foster doubles up on presidents

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    Chantilly-based Long & Foster Real Estate has named Larry "Boomer" Foster as president of its general brokerage business, who will work in partnership with current Long & Foster Real Estate President Gary Scott.
  • Virginia to vote on K.I.A. Tax relief measure

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Virginia voters will be asked to pass a constitutional amendment that will help the spouses of services members killed in action. Virginia to vote on K.I.A. Tax relief measure Virginia voters will be asked to pass a constitutional amendment that will help the spouses of services members killed in action.
 
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  • A new day in Driver

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It may have been the beginning of a new era for last weekend's Driver Days, the annual fall festival that evolved from a community's spirit to overcome adversity. It all began in 1993 when Craig Parker, whose family owned the Driver Variety Store, donned a gorilla outfit and family friend Harley S. Cisco posed as a wild man to lure passing motorists to a carnival in the small village. Merchants needed something to attract business after the National Hunting and Fishing Show at nearby Sleepy Hole Park closed after 1992. Parker's gorilla suit became an enduring image for all…
  • Correction from The Virginian-Pilot

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    James D. Cabiness II was misidentified in a City Council voter's guide in today's Beacon, a community news section for Virginia Beach readers of The Virginian-Pilot.
  • Audacious costumes for man's best trick-or-treater don't work - or twerk

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We could talk about the midterm elections today. We could applaud the city auditor in Virginia Beach who earns his paycheck by actually performing audits. Shoot, we could beg whoever prints the Yellow Pages to retrieve those pulpy messes that are putrefying in driveways and bushes all over the place. But it's late October. So pour yourself a pumpkin latte - I hear they're tasty but refuse to contaminate my coffee with squash - and let's talk Halloween. This is my 15th Halloween column, by the way, so if I accidentally repeat or contradict myself, gimme a break. Let's begin…
  • Portsmouth pastor leaves his comfort zone to help people find theirs

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Feeling overwhelmed? Almost everyone does at one time or another. And some people may feel that way much of the time. Michael Brueseke, senior pastor of Community Church on Jolliff Road, is having a five-week conversation about it with his congregants, who come from Portsmouth as well as Western Branch. He doesn't wear robes, preach from a pulpit or give sermons. Instead, dressed casually, he delivers messages from a stage. He often uses props, such as a Harley-Davidson for "Running on Empty" on Oct. 11, the first in the "Overwhelmed" series. Members of the…
  • Willis: Tax fairness or a gas tax hike?

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Famed free-market economist Milton Friedman often reminded Americans: "There's no such thing as a free lunch" when it comes to government. That notion is as true today as when Friedman's "Free Lunch" book was published in 1977. Thirty-seven years later, though, some out-of-state Internet retail giants and their Washington lobbyists still have not gotten the message. They are fighting to keep a free lunch that takes the form of an unfair tax break. Ordinarily, a national debate about tax loopholes for online companies might seem a faraway concern to Virginians.
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Home of the Week: Don’t miss out on this great deal at Arlington Village

    Kristen Essex
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    At A Glance: Location: 1300 S. Barton St. #336, Arlington Price: $299,000 Size: 800 square feet Year Built: 1939 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Contact: Laurie Mensing, Long and Foster, 703-873-5193, laurie.mensing@longandfoster.com Welcome to Arlington Village, a delightful community situated close to all Metropolitan access points for your convenience; minutes to downtown Arlington/Clarendon, Rosslyn, The Pentagon, DC, and National Airport. Arlington Village offers community tennis, pools, restaurants, shopping, and metro transportation service. In excellent condition and move-in ready, this 1…
  • Experience local Italian dining at A la Lucia

    Kristen Essex
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times In Italy, the local neighbor­hood restaurants are often the most popular with their small dining rooms and exquisitely pre­pared food, and that feeling has been brought over to Alexandria by A la Lucia. Located on 315 Madison St., it is a special sort of local establishment that spe­cializes in homemade tradition­al Italian food and wine, and has been a neighborhood fixture for many years. Fall is a wonderful season to call in at A la Lucia, as pumpkin and butternut squash are both in­tegral ingredients in several of the…
  • A taste of France in contemporary Alexandria

    Kristen Essex
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times  The modern Hoffman Town Center may seem an unlikely spot for some traditional French cuisine, but Yves Bistro on 235 Swamp Fox Road delivers just that. Yves is both inviting and traditional, while its European style and gentle pace contrasts well with the hustle and bustle outside its door. There is never a bad time to dine at Yves Bistro, especially as the breakfast menu has become very popular in its own right. The three egg omelette, Eggs Benedict or Eggs Norwegian are all notable dishes, while the Croque Mon­sieur and the Croque…
  • Spin a yarn at fibre space

    Kristen Essex
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Shops like fibre space have everything going for them: unique products and services that are fun and in demand, a friendly, knowledgeable sales staff, great location and a wonderful, welcoming ambiance. Colorful yarns adorn the inviting shop, which is located on the city’s main drag at 1219 King St. More than just pretty, the yarns are eco-friendly, baby-friendly, hand-dyed and animal-free. There are merino and merino blends, silk blends, Wensleydale, Shetland, Columbia and blue-faced Leicester as well as more common yarns. The lovely…
  • Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

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    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Synetic Theater has taken H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and morphed it into a frighteningly realistic maelstrom of horrors, just in time for Halloween. For those who like being terrified by a mad scientist whose muse is a vengeful half-human, half-feline fiend, sit back and settle in for a wild ride and a landscape filled with vivisected beasts — the good doctor’s engineered experiments. Alex Mills plays Parker, a hapless shipwreck victim, washed upon the shores of a Pacific island thousands of miles from…
 
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  • Remains found confirmed to be Hannah Graham's

    Maura Mazurowski, news editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Human remains discovered in Albemarle County, Virginia have been positively identified as those of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, authorities confirmed on Friday.
  • Virginia Tech first university to receive emergency management accreditation

    Emily Hughes, news reporter
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Virginia Tech is the first and only higher education institution to receive an accreditation by the nonprofit organization, the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, for its emergency response a
  • Community gathers to honor Hannah Graham

    Max Luong, news staff writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    As medical examiners await results on the human remains found last weekend near Charlottesville, the Virginia Tech community gathered Wednesday night in solidarity for Hannah Graham.
  • Xerox executive speaks to Pamplin students

    Ashley Anderson, news staff writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Alumna Tracy Mendez-Eagar returned to Tech on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 15 years. The former Hokie discussed how she came to be the vice president of manufacturing at Xerox.
  • Student led food pantry celebrates one year anniversary

    Alison Cuevas, news staff writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    On Nov. 6, Virginia Tech's student-led food pantry will celebrate a full year of providing groceries to its peers struggling with food insecurity. 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • 3rd Annual ShelterRide Raises Nearly $1,500

    FCNP.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Bikers roll along the W & OD Trail during the Friends of the Falls Church Shelter’s third annual ShelterRide on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Friends of the Falls Church Homeless Shelter said that they raised nearly $1,500 from the event. (Courtesy Photo) The Friends of the Falls Church Homeless Shelter raised nearly $1,500 at the third annual ShelterRide on Sunday, Oct. 19. The weather was brisk and sunny and brought with it dozens of riders. The funds raised at the event will go towards keeping Falls Church’s homeless residents warm and well-cared for this winter. The Friends of the Falls…
  • Proponents, Opponents Spar in Lively Forum on School Bond Referendum

    Nicholas F. Benton
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    (Photo: News-Press) Proponents and opponents of the Mt. Daniel Elementary school bond referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot in Falls Church sparred for two hours in a lively forum at the American Legion Hall Thursday night. Proponents cited how, based on how the City Council may vote this Monday, the $15.6 million price tag for the badly-needed improvements will be paid without increasing the tax burden on City taxpayers by utilizing a combination of the use of some of the proceeds from the City’s sale of its water system and $4.2 million in proffers from developers for the three most recent…
  • Vienna’s Plaka Grill Expanding to Former Cosi Space in Falls Church

    FCNP.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Plaka Grill will open a second location of its popular Greek fast casual restaurant in the former Cosi space in The Byron in the City of Falls Church early next year. The F.C. Cosi closed for good in July of this year. The Vienna restaurant posted a message on its Facebook page yesterday alerting its fans of the expansion and plans to open in January or February of 2015. Plaka Grill first opened on Lawyers Road just off Maple Avenue in Vienna in 2007 and is known for its Greek specialties including wraps, souvlaki, soups, salads and more. One of he most popular items on the menu is the…
  • Flippin’ Pizza Set to Host Dulin Cooperative Preschool Fundraiser on Oct. 28

    FCNP.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Flippin’ Pizza, located at 800 W. Broad St., Falls Church, is hosting a fundraiser to support Dulin Cooperative Preschool’s Polly Cox Scholarship Fund next Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3 – 8 p.m. Flippin’ Pizza will donate 50 percent of their sales to the scholarship fund. Diners must bring in the event flyer in order for a portion of the money from their purchase to go to the scholarship fund. Only dine-in and take-out orders are eligible for the fundraiser. For more information, e-mail Christine Lusk at fundraising@dulinpreschool.org.
  • Medtech College Hosts ‘Pie It Forward’ Event

    FCNP.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Medtech College staff Wendy Yupanqui pies campus director Janeth Baron during the Falls Church campus of Medtech College’s “Pie It Forward” fundraiser event on Wednesday. The school raised $300 during the event. (Courtesy Photo) Medtech College, located at 6565 Arlington Blvd. #100, Falls Church, hosted a “Pie It Forward” event on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Based of the concept of paying it forward, Medtech faculty and students, dressed in pink, joined together for an education seminar followed by a pink pie throwing…
 
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  • ODU loses a shootout at Western Kentucky 66-51

    WAVY Sports/AP
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    BOWLING GREEN, Kent. (WAVY/AP) — Brandon Doughty completed 23 of 26 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns and Western Kentucky earned its first win in Conference USA, beating Old Dominion 66-51 on Saturday. Western Kentucky (3-4, 1-3 Conference USA) sealed the win with a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown by Juwan Gardner, which put the Hilltoppers up 63-51 with 8:54 left. Western Kentucky’s Leon Allen rushed for a career high 182 yards on 32 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run to open the scoring. Back-to-back second-quarter touchdown passes from Doughty to…
  • W&M runs past Delaware 31-17

    Associated Press
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Mikal Abdul-Saboor ran 37 times for a career-high 198 yards and William & Mary snapped a two-game losing streak with a 31-17 win over Delaware on Saturday. Abdul-Saboor also ran for two touchdowns and tied Jon Smith for the seventh best single-game rushing performance for William & Mary (5-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association). Abdul-Saboor’s second touchdown run gave the Tribe a 31-14 lead with 9:23 left in the fourth quarter. William & Mary led 17-7 at the half and Abdul-Saboor scored his first touchdown midway through the third quarter to extend the…
  • Virginia loses in improbable fashion to UNC

    WAVY Sports/Associated Press
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WAVY/AP) — Virginia coach Mike London had just watched his team self-destruct in the closing minutes, turning a critical victory into a devastating defeat, and he knew he couldn’t heap all the blame on the players. “What is disappointing is the way this game unfolded, with a team that has shown progress and execution,” London said after Virginia lost 28-27 to North Carolina on a blown-coverage touchdown pass with 4:05 remaining, and then a series of additional mistakes that prevented them from recovering. “Today we were not good enough. I…
  • Washington school shooting investigation

    Associated Press
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The investigation is continuing into the deadly shooting rampage at a high school north of Seattle. The student attacker killed one girl on Friday and seriously wounded four other students — including two of his cousins — before he died of what police said was a self-inflicted wound. A government official with direct knowledge of the shooting says the gunman was Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he’s not authorized to speak to the media. Students and parents say…
  • Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

    Will Houp
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled. Kaci Hickox, the first traveler quarantined under Ebola watches in New Jersey and New York, gave a first-person account to the Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1w4Vi4J), which was posted on the paper’s website Saturday. Hickox said she was stopped at Newark Liberty International and was questioned over several hours after touching down Friday. She said none of those who questioned…
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  • Council takes steps to improve water system

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Urbanna Town Council voted unanimously Monday to move forward with three water-related projects. One new system will alert town staff if a major water leak is detected.
  • County looks to upgrade aging radio system

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Middlesex County has an aging emergency radio system and this has prompted Tait Communications of Houston, Texas, to propose a public safety upgrade recommendation for a new radio communication system for county fire, rescue and police departments.
  • Deltaville Maritime Museum’s “compass rose”

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The copper sculpture of a classic “compass rose” by Wade Brooks of Garden Creek Woodworks and Artistic Design Studio in Mathews recently arrived at Deltaville Maritime Museum.
  • Officer Brooks injured when struck by vehicle

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A Kilmarnock police officer was injured on Saturday, October 18, when he was struck by a passing vehicle as he exited his police car. Officer Daniel T. Brooks was transported by Life-Evac to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
  • 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.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    This week’s headlines: Stonyman can stay through January • Hurt: Private sector jobs are Job No. 1 • Investigation at Flint Hill Post Office • A headmaster looks back at an era of change • The Rapp for Oct. 23 • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 23

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fourth Friday moves to the fifth Friday this month, festivities and people in masks head for Stone Hill’s annual spectacle and folks on horseback for Flint Hill’s annual trail ride this weekend, plus worthwhile art exhibits, Molasses Creek at the Theatre, free chamber music and another distinction for The Inn in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: That scary time of the year

    Walter Nicklin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s plenty to worry about these days, but one truly scary discovery went largely under-reported and unremarked-upon — because, as an an abstraction, it doesn’t trigger the primitive fight-or-flight response: This past September was, on average, the hottest September on record for planet Earth.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rappahannock and WCDS sports teams head for the postseason, a close volleyball win, a RCES trip to Big Meadows and an important accreditation at Belle Meade School in this week’s School & Sports News column.
  • Photo: Sperryville ace

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Foxcroft School junior Kathleen “Kat” Forrest of Sperryville overcame recent struggles with her serve in a big way in a game last Tuesday against Wakefield Country Day School.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    This week’s headlines: Stonyman can stay through January • Hurt: Private sector jobs are Job No. 1 • Investigation at Flint Hill Post Office • A headmaster looks back at an era of change • The Rapp for Oct. 23 • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 23

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fourth Friday moves to the fifth Friday this month, festivities and people in masks head for Stone Hill’s annual spectacle and folks on horseback for Flint Hill’s annual trail ride this weekend, plus worthwhile art exhibits, Molasses Creek at the Theatre, free chamber music and another distinction for The Inn in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: That scary time of the year

    Walter Nicklin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s plenty to worry about these days, but one truly scary discovery went largely under-reported and unremarked-upon — because, as an an abstraction, it doesn’t trigger the primitive fight-or-flight response: This past September was, on average, the hottest September on record for planet Earth.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rappahannock and WCDS sports teams head for the postseason, a close volleyball win, a RCES trip to Big Meadows and an important accreditation at Belle Meade School in this week’s School & Sports News column.
  • Photo: Sperryville ace

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Foxcroft School junior Kathleen “Kat” Forrest of Sperryville overcame recent struggles with her serve in a big way in a game last Tuesday against Wakefield Country Day School.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    This week’s headlines: Stonyman can stay through January • Hurt: Private sector jobs are Job No. 1 • Investigation at Flint Hill Post Office • A headmaster looks back at an era of change • The Rapp for Oct. 23 • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 23

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fourth Friday moves to the fifth Friday this month, festivities and people in masks head for Stone Hill’s annual spectacle and folks on horseback for Flint Hill’s annual trail ride this weekend, plus worthwhile art exhibits, Molasses Creek at the Theatre, free chamber music and another distinction for The Inn in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: That scary time of the year

    Walter Nicklin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s plenty to worry about these days, but one truly scary discovery went largely under-reported and unremarked-upon — because, as an an abstraction, it doesn’t trigger the primitive fight-or-flight response: This past September was, on average, the hottest September on record for planet Earth.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rappahannock and WCDS sports teams head for the postseason, a close volleyball win, a RCES trip to Big Meadows and an important accreditation at Belle Meade School in this week’s School & Sports News column.
  • Photo: Sperryville ace

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Foxcroft School junior Kathleen “Kat” Forrest of Sperryville overcame recent struggles with her serve in a big way in a game last Tuesday against Wakefield Country Day School.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    This week’s headlines: Stonyman can stay through January • Hurt: Private sector jobs are Job No. 1 • Investigation at Flint Hill Post Office • A headmaster looks back at an era of change • The Rapp for Oct. 23 • and more.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 23

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Fourth Friday moves to the fifth Friday this month, festivities and people in masks head for Stone Hill’s annual spectacle and folks on horseback for Flint Hill’s annual trail ride this weekend, plus worthwhile art exhibits, Molasses Creek at the Theatre, free chamber music and another distinction for The Inn in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: That scary time of the year

    Walter Nicklin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s plenty to worry about these days, but one truly scary discovery went largely under-reported and unremarked-upon — because, as an an abstraction, it doesn’t trigger the primitive fight-or-flight response: This past September was, on average, the hottest September on record for planet Earth.
  • School & sports news for Oct. 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rappahannock and WCDS sports teams head for the postseason, a close volleyball win, a RCES trip to Big Meadows and an important accreditation at Belle Meade School in this week’s School & Sports News column.
  • Photo: Sperryville ace

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Foxcroft School junior Kathleen “Kat” Forrest of Sperryville overcame recent struggles with her serve in a big way in a game last Tuesday against Wakefield Country Day School.
 
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  • Virginia Partners Bank to sell 500,000 shares of its common stock

    rpowell@va-business.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Fredericksburg-based Virginia Partners Bank has begun an offering of up to 500,000 shares of its common stock. The offering price is $10.75 per share. The offering is being made through the efforts of Virginia Partners Bank's directors and executive officers with the assistance of FinPro Capital Advisors Inc. The bank has the option of increasing the number of shares offered by an additional 500,000 shares in the event the offering is oversubscribed. The offering is expected to close on or about Dec. 30, but can be extended at the bank’s discretion until Feb. 1. Virginia Partners…
  • Wheeler REIT acquires its operating companies

    rpowell@va-business.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Virginia Beach-based Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. has acquired its operating companies. The deal involved Wheeler Interests LLC, Wheeler Real Estate LLC and WHLR Management LLC (Wheeler Management). Wheeler Interests and Wheeler Management were wholly-owned by Jon S. Wheeler, the company’s chairman and CEO, while Wheeler Real Estate is wholly-owned by Wheeler Interests. The company expected to pay for the operating companies through the issuance of $6.75 million in operating partnership units shares. The transition was scheduled to be completed on Oct. 24. Concurrent with…
  • Canal Center in Alexandria is purchased

    rpowell@va-business.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
      A joint venture including American Real Estate Partners and Investcorp announced Friday the $176 million acquisition of the Canal Center in Alexandria. The Canal Center is a 540,000-square-foot Class A Office complex located on the banks of the Potomac River. The complex includes four buildings. "The northern Old Town Alexandria submarket has been going through a dramatic redevelopment in the last several years and is one of the few urban mixed-use markets outside of Washington, D.C.," Brian Katz, president of American Real Estate Partners, said in a statement. "Alexandria is one of…
  • VCU conference outlines real estate trends, ‘freakonomics’

    rpowell@va-business.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    A real estate conference held this week in Richmond kicked off with an economic overview and ended with advice from the co-author of “Freakonomics.” The 2014 Real Estate Trends Conference, held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, was presented by the VCU Kornblau Real Estate Program. In his overview, Ken Riggs, the president and CEO of Real Estate Research Corp. in Iowa, said the commercial real estate market is approaching an inflection point. “I view what will happen in the next 12 months to be most critical event that we’ve seen since the credit…
  • Northern Virginia Community College launching STEM initiative

    rpowell@va-business.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    Northern Virginia Community College is launching a program to encourage students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. The college plans to spend $2.2. million over the next three years for equipment and faculty development to offer the most current STEM training for students at the college. Students in these courses will have access to electron scanning microscopes, atomic force microscopes and other cutting-edge technologies. In addition, each of NOVA’s six campuses will designate a flagship STEM program that will receive resources for further development.
 
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  • Column: WVU forging identity as a 2nd-half team

    Allan Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    WVUSports.com/Dale Sparks West Virginia’s Wendell Smallwood made a career-high 23 carries worth 132 yards with Rushel Shell sidelined.   STILLWATER, Okla. — It was hot. Unseasonably hot. And the West Virginia players admitted they were uncomfortable and unaccustomed. They were speaking, of course, about the indoor practice facility back in Morgantown. It seems Dana Holgorsen made a curious move this week, preparing for the 90-degree Oklahoma heat by taking this team inside and cranking up the thermostat. All that Big 12 revenue will come in handy next month when the utility bill…
  • Freshman’s 2 INTs highlight another solid defensive day

    Allan Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Alonzo Adams/USA Today Sports Freshman safety Dravon Henry scores on a fourth-quarter interception return to seal West Virginia’s 34-10 win at Oklahoma State.   STILLWATER, Okla. — No replay booth was going to overturn Dravon Henry’s first college interception this time. West Virginia’s freshman safety grabbed Daxx Garman’s pass to stop a first-quarter Oklahoma State threat at the WVU 16-yard line. In the fourth quarter, Henry got Garman again, running 52 yards with a pick-six that helped seal a 34-10 victory. Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson, the lead…
  • White not sulking over 3-catch day: ‘I’m just happy we got the win’

    Allan Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Alonzo Adams/USA Today Sports Kevin White finally had a quiet day, ending a string a seven 100-yard games, but West Virginia used other resources in a 34-10 at Oklahoma State.   STILLWATER, Okla. — Kevin White hopes defenses who double-cover him understand the consequences. Oklahoma State certainly learned them Saturday. The Cowboys held the nation’s No. 1 receiver to a season-low three catches only to leave themselves vulnerable in other areas. West Virginia’s No. 2 receiver Mario Alford piled up 136 yards, and deep-dropping safeties helped Wendell Smallwood gain 132 on…
  • Federal benefits granted to West Virginia same-sex married couples

    MetroNews Staff
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday same-sex couples in West Virginia and five other states would now be recognized by the federal government. The announcement means couples married in West Virginia, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina and Wyoming qualify for federal benefits like those from Social Security and Veterans Affairs. “With each new state where same-sex marriages are legally recognized, our nation moves closer to achieving of full equality for all Americans,” Attorney General Holder said in a news release. “We are acting as…
  • FINAL: Mountaineers turn it into a runaway late, 34-10

    Allan Taylor
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma State receiver David Glidden (13) goes up for a catch in front of West Virginia safety Dravon Henry (6) during the first quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium.   STILLWATER, Okla. — It was a spectacular, sun-splashed homecoming day at Boone Pickens Stadium, and it was warm. Like dog-days-of-August warm. Almost as warm as the last time West Virginia came to this state, when the Sooners prevailed 16-7 in 95-degree Norman. No. 22 West Virginia enjoyed this trip much more, winning its fourth straight game, 34-10, by dominating the second half against…
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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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