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  • Nelson County Crime Log for Aug. 31, 2014

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    31 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Here’s a look at calls the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to between Aug. 11 and 17.
  • Former State Legislator Vincent Callahan In Hospital With West Nile Virus encephalitis

    Falls Church News-Press Online
    Nicholas F. Benton
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Former Northern Virginia-based state legislator Vincent Callahan was confirmed in the Virginia Hospital Center tonight suffering from exposure to the West Nile Virus encephalitis, according to a G. Paul Nardo, Clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond. Since there is no cure for the virus other than rest, there is no prognosis on the length of Callahan’s stay at the hospital, according to reports.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Rappahannock News
    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
  • Terrible Traffic Tuesday: Accidents and more

    Virginia News
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    TERRIBLE TRAFFIC TUESDAY: Crashes, Metro water main break It's Terrible Traffic Tuesday: the day that everyone returns to work and to school.
  • Cheap Eats | Fido's delivers without bite on the wallet

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH The dish Veggie 3 Egg Omelet The cost $5.95 The eatery Fido's Hot Dogs, 977 Reon Drive, 424-2314, www.facebook.com/FidosHotDogs Why I liked it In a small new strip of shops behind a gas station near Indian River Road and Interstate 64, the sign promises hot dogs, but Fido's has a lot more - not just at lunch time, but at breakfast too. I sat down at one of the half-dozen tables in the restaurant next to the long, mustard yellow counter with ketchup red wainscoting and matching stools and looked over the menu. Walls are decorated with diner and Coca-Cola art and…
 
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  • Cheap Eats | Fido's delivers without bite on the wallet

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH The dish Veggie 3 Egg Omelet The cost $5.95 The eatery Fido's Hot Dogs, 977 Reon Drive, 424-2314, www.facebook.com/FidosHotDogs Why I liked it In a small new strip of shops behind a gas station near Indian River Road and Interstate 64, the sign promises hot dogs, but Fido's has a lot more - not just at lunch time, but at breakfast too. I sat down at one of the half-dozen tables in the restaurant next to the long, mustard yellow counter with ketchup red wainscoting and matching stools and looked over the menu. Walls are decorated with diner and Coca-Cola art and…
  • Fashion: Hampton Roads' men of style

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Great style is no accident, though some of its best purveyors claim to be unaware of their finesse. It takes a combination of personality, good taste, coordination and confidence. And as time passes, their style keeps up with it. /// We've featured some of Hampton Roads' stylish mature women. Now it's time to do the same with a selection of our region's mature men who have mastered their look, be it carefree or classic. Laguna Foster 56, Suffolk Principal at Newport News Juvenile Detention, father of four adult children (three of whom are championship tennis players),…
  • Worthwhile delay for clarity on gay marriage

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The simple idea that justice delayed is justice denied is as old as the law. And there's no question that justice - in the form of equal treatment for gay couples - is being delayed by the U.S. Supreme Court. After rulings last year that effectively invalidated California's ban on gay marriage and struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court left a major question unanswered: Does the U.S. Constitution protect the rights of gay people to marry and to enjoy the benefits and protections of marriage? The high court now faces dozens of different lower court…
  • NSU freshman's poise puts his name in QB mix

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    NORFOLK Norfolk State's quarterback situation remains as fluid as ever, but coach Pete Adrian walked away from Saturday's 10-6 loss at No. 20 Maine especially impressed with one candidate for the starting job. Even if the stats didn't tell the same story. True freshman Terrance Ervin completed just 2 of 4 passes for 5 yards after entering in the fourth quarter. He carried three times for 8 yards and was sacked twice, putting his net rushing total at minus-11. But Ervin's poise and athleticism under constant pressure late in a tight road game were enough to put him squarely…
  • ODU hopes for happier trip to Tobacco Road

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:56 pm
    NORFOLK The last time Old Dominion ventured to the Research Triangle area, it was a humbling experience. With nearly four minutes left in the third quarter, North Carolina already had 80 points, and coasted to a 80-20 victory last November in Chapel Hill. It wasn't more lopsided largely because ODU coach Bobby Wilder requested that the fourth quarter be shortened from 15 minutes to 10. Wilder and the Monarchs will head back to Tobacco Road for Saturday's game at North Carolina State. Fortunately for ODU, N.C. State's program is not as strong as UNC's, and the Monarchs…
 
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  • A friend (with a potentially dubious work history) in need

    ewagner
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dear Hobie & Monk, My friend recently was fired from her job. Though she says it’s out of the blue and doesn’t know why, I suspect she’s embarrassed about how things went down. She’s on the job hunt and is asking me to help with contacts. However, without knowing the circumstances of her being let go, I’m hesitant to recommend her and thus associate myself with her actions. Am I being paranoid? - Stuck between 
a rock and a pal Monk: You are not being paranoid. You only know two relevant things about your friend: She was fired and doesn’t want to discuss why. Although you…
  • Signature Theatre’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ whisks audiences to Victorian Paris

    ewagner
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) It has been 16 years since Signature Theatre, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, mounted Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” Now, this production by director Matthew Gardiner casts Broadway stars Brynn O’Malley in the role of Dot and Claybourne Elder as George to bring to the stage this kaleidoscopic vision of the life of French artist Georges Seurat, known as George in the musical. Based on an imaginative interpretation of the characters in Seurat’s iconic…
  • Alexandria library sit-in’s 75th anniversary commemorated

    ewagner
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, did not mince words when it came to famed Alexandria attorney Samuel W. Tucker and the five young black men he sent into a city library in 1939. “It’s just amazing to me how much good can be done for everyone else by very few,” she said during Thursday’s ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the library sit-in. “We owe a tremendous debt to those five great heroes and their legal counsel.” On that warm August day decades ago, Tucker decided to make a…
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    acarter
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
  • Out of the Attic: Remembering the British 
invasion of Alexandria

    acarter
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    (Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria) Despite spending two years planning for the defense of Alexandria during the War of 1812, the city’s surrender to British forces on the morning of August 28, 1814 turned out to be an inevitability. Even before war was declared in June 1812, representatives of Alexandria had met with federal officials to relay their worries about the inadequate ramparts along the Potomac River, and their concern that their city and the national capital nearby were at risk of an attack from the Chesapeake Bay. Even multiple offers of money and loans from Alexandria banks…
 
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  • Former State Legislator Vincent Callahan In Hospital With West Nile Virus encephalitis

    Nicholas F. Benton
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Former Northern Virginia-based state legislator Vincent Callahan was confirmed in the Virginia Hospital Center tonight suffering from exposure to the West Nile Virus encephalitis, according to a G. Paul Nardo, Clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond. Since there is no cure for the virus other than rest, there is no prognosis on the length of Callahan’s stay at the hospital, according to reports.
  • Critter Corner: Murphy

    FCNP.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Murphy is a purebred West Virginia rescue mutt that is just 14 months old and protects the neighborhood by performing a constant patrol of the corner of White Street and Cheryl Drive in Falls Church. She is known to play with any child or dog that will take the time to stop and say hello. She is happiest when she is outside and has a playmate.
  • 8-Year Old Girl Assaulted By 14-Year Old Boy at Cherry Hill Park Friday

    FCNP.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    A 14-year old boy was arrested after physically and sexually assaulting an 8-year old girl at Cherry Hill Park Friday night, police reported today. Officers responded to the Falls Church park at 9:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, where the victim told police she was physically and sexually assaulted by the 14-year old suspect on two occasions that evening. Police say the suspect ran away after the first incident was interrupted by an adult but soon returned and assaulted the girl again. The victim called out and adults nearby approached before the suspect ran off again. The suspect was then…
  • Jody’s Jam of the Week: Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonian

    Jody Fellows
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    There’s a plethora of things to see and do around the D.C. area but the museums of the Smithsonian have got to be at the very top of the list. With so many different buildings and exhibits, however, deciding just how to tackle them can be intimidating. This Saturday, Things to Do DC makes the exploration a bit easier when they present a scavenger hunt that takes participants throughout the many Smithsonian museums. Scavenger duties include items to retrieve, pictures to take and questions to answer and bonuses will be given to the quickest teams. The race kicks off at noon sharp on Saturday…
  • James Lee CC Announces Fall Festival

    FCNP.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The James Lee Community Center is seeking volunteers for their third annual Fall Festival, which is scheduled for Sept. 27, according to an e-mail sent earlier this week by Zuri Conroy, director of the community center. The free event will last from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will feature community resource providers, health screenings, games, raffles, live entertainment, a fish fry and more. According to the e-mail, prospective volunteers have to at least 15-years-old and are needed for before, during and after the event. Volunteer opportunities include helping with parking, decorations, setup…
 
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  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    The Associated Press
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it’s now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators. The newest bid from Dollar General is worth $80 per share, up from $78.50. Dollar General’s previous bid, worth nearly $9 billion, was rejected by Family Dollar in favor of an offer of about $8.5 billion one Dollar Tree Inc. Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it will now divest 1,500 stores to steer clear of antitrust issues. It previously said it…
  • 1st day of classes brings changes for Va. schools

    The Associated Press
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year. In Fairfax County, one of the biggest changes is the elimination of early release Mondays for elementary students. That will provide more instructional time and could eliminate the need to add makeup days for snow. The county is also opening a second building for Bailey’s Elementary after converting a five-story office building to relieve overcrowding. Fairfax expects to enroll nearly 187,000 students, making it the largest school division in…
  • Father charged with DWI in deadly crash

    Jane Wertz
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    CHOWAN, N.C. (WAVY) – A father faces charges for allegedly driving under the influence with two of his sons in his truck, killing one of them in a crash. North Carolina officials say 45-year-old Richard Altman was speeding when he crashed on Route 218, about 11 miles north of Edenton Saturday. The vehicle flipped, ejecting Altman and one of his sons. 9-year-old Briar James Altman died from his injuries. Richard Altman was flown from the scene to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His 14-year-old son is back home after going to the hospital. Patty McQuillan with the North Carolina…
  • Search and rescue bloodhound missing in Williamsburg

    Jane Wertz
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – A local search and rescue crew is looking for one of their own. Trailing Resources Search and Rescue is trying to find Spice. She’s a 90 pound red bloodhound that went missing in Williamsburg Sunday morning near Mooretown Road and Waller Mill Road. The team says Spice was testing in the area when she got away from her handler. If you spot Spice, call 757-759-0154 or 757-620-7271. She is wearing a leather harness and an orange dog collar. You can also contact Cheryl Deschaine on her Facebook page.
  • More than 30 teens escape from detention center

    The Associated Press
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said. Thirty-two teens — ages 14 to 19 — escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard there, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson said. Two teens were recaptured right away and others were found overnight, Johnson said. Local police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are taking part in the search for the teens still…
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  • Getting chilled for a good cause

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    On August 20 Middlesex Sheriff David Bushey gladly accepted the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Bushey’s father died in 1996 of ALS and since that time his family has donated to ALS research.
  • Public water access is still required in Urbanna

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The Urbanna Planning Commission will again discuss the town code requirements for “public access to the water” and open space when it meets on Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at the town hall.
  • Saturday’s Urbanna Founders’ Day to offer family fun, history for all

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Urbanna will celebrate its first Founders’ Day this Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with all-day events and special activities that will entertain and educate. At the heart of the celebration is the 1 p.m. dedication of the restored John Mitchell Map at the Visitor’s Center, and a remembrance of our founders.
  • A toast to the oyster

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Governor McAuliffe (center) proposes a toast to the oyster and the oyster industry along with Debra Pratt of Middlesex County, one of the nation’s top oyster shuckers. As part of a recent announcement by Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia’s new Oyster Trail, the Governor visited Merroir restaurant on Locklies Creek in Topping on August 21.
  • Lightning sparks house fire; two pets rescued

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Katelin Morris has lived on Porpoise Cove Lane in Deltaville for two years, but it wasn’t until last week she met some more of her neighbors—through a twist of fate.
 
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
 
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
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  • Virginia receives STEM-H grant

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Virginia has received a National Governor’s Association grant to increase the number of students earning credentials in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM-H) fields. The $170,000 grant will be used to develop a statewide publicity campaign, enhance data and analytical resources, encourage new public-private partnerships and create a policy agenda aimed at increasing attainment of STEM-H credentials. “This grant will help in our efforts to enhance Virginia’s high-tech, high-skilled sectors, which are vital to the growth and diversification of…
  • Virginia Beach industrial building sells for $1.8 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    An industrial building in Virginia Beach has sold for $1.8 million, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. The Collier Trust purchased the 50,089-square-foot industrial building at 5819-5823 Ward Court as an investment. The building, which sits on a 2.79-acre site, was sold by Lee-John Co. Patrick Mumey and Lindsay Heckel of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of Collier Trust. The commercial real estate firm also announced the sale of a former bank branch in Henrico County. Credit Union Service Co. of Virginia,…
  • Tau Therapeutics and Xdynia merge

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Two Charlottesville-based companies, Tau Therapeutics LLC and Xdynia LLC have merged, and the combined company is now known as Cavion LLC. Cavion is a privately held, clinical-stage platform pharmaceutical company creating therapies engaging the T-type calcium channel (Cav3) for the treatment of cancer and neurologic diseases. “The oncology and neurology fields predominate in diseases of high unmet medical need,” Andrew Krouse,  Cavion’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “The combination of Tau Therapeutics and Xdynia into one platform company will increase…
  • McAuliffe says more than 5,000 veterans have been hired under program

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    More than 5,000 Virginia veterans have been hired under an effort by state government to employ more veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program had certified 213 Virginia employers by the end of its second year. These employers have committed to providing 7,000 jobs for veterans, and 5,339 already have been hired. McAuliffe also announced that Richmond-based Altria, a V3-certified company, had agreed to provide a $100,000 grant over the next year to double V3’s employer-training efforts. Jessica Sabbath
  • Uber expands in Virginia

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Uber announced Thursday its launching in 22 new U.S. college cities, including two in Virginia. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company is now available in Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech, and Charlottesville, where the University of Virginia is located. The transportation company, which was already serving Richmond and Northern Virginia, will be offering free rides at its new locations through Sept. 1.  Earlier this month, Virginia came up with a temporary agreement that allows Uber and Lyft (another San Francisco-based ride-sharing service) to operate in the state. Both…
 
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  • 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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  • Ohio man to be charged Tuesday in Kanawha County teen’s death

    Jeff Jenkins
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    PORTLAND, OH. — An Ohio man will be charged Tuesday in the death of Kanawha County teenager Ericka Brown according to Meigs County, Ohio Sheriff Keith Wood.   WVRJA Ernest Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, will be charged Tuesday in the death of Ericka Brown. Wood said Ernest Michael Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, told investigators he killed Brown. Her body was found along the Ohio River near Portland, Ohio Saturday wrapped in a plastic tarp with a cement block tied to it. Brown, 16, of Cross Lanes, was reported missing Aug. 10. Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies have said they believe…
  • One dead, one hurt in I-77 crash

    Chris Lawrence
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    POCATALICO, W.Va. — An early morning accident on I-77 in Kanawha County leaves one dead and one injured. The single vehicle crash happened about 4:20 a.m. in the southbound lanes between the Pocatalico and Tupper’s Creek exits. The crash shutdown the southbound lanes and forced a detour. One of the victims, a male, was ejected when the vehicle rolled over. Police say he was the passenger and was not wearing a seat belt. He was dead at the scene. The second victim, the female driver, was taken to CAMC with unknown injuries. Investigators believe she hit the median and…
  • NCWVA has big impact

    Aaron Payne
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The results of an economic impact study released on Aug. 25 revealed North Central West Virginia Airport and the associated businesses located there are responsible for a $1 billion contribution to the area. “In 2008, when that study was done, the airport had an impact annually of $394 million,” Rick Rock, Airport Director said. “It’s important, we thought, to have that study updated about every five years. So, we were pleased and excited to find out that economic impact has grown.” Rock partially attributes the numbers put together by…
  • Juvenile workers part of system review

    Jeff Jenkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state’s new Juvenile Justice Task Force says she welcomes the opportunity to represent the interests of the juvenile justice system’s corrections officers in the review process. The task force has held one meeting as part of an effort to review the entire system and recommend changes for the governor and state lawmakers to consider. Workers’ representative Elaine Harris said the input of the workers will be vital in the review. “They are on the front lines,” she said. Harris said those juvenile corrections workers have…
  • Energy giant excited about WV opportunities

    Jeff Jenkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — An energy leader says the possibilities are endless when it comes to the Marcellus shale in West Virginia. ExxonMobile subsidiary XTO Energy President Randy Cleveland gave the optimistic report at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual business summit last week. “If you combine the Appalachia region of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, it will soon become the third largest producing region in the entire world,” Cleveland said. XTO currently has 50 workers in the natural gas business in West Virginia but the company has…
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  • 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…
  • Dulles South Roundabout Needed, Supported by Facts - Pleasant Valley & Braddock Road on Fairfax Loudoun Border

    11 Oct 2013 | 8:50 am
    A long-needed solution to the ridiculous traffic situation experienced by both Fairfax and Loudoun residents in the Dulles South area is coming to a head, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley. Opposition has built by the Fairfax residents - though there truly is not much reason at all, in the eyes of VDOT, Loudoun or Fairfax Supervisors, to delay construction of the proposed roundabout.Here's a reprint (from the Facebook South Riding Community Group) of some of the opposition points, and very reasonable rebuttal facts regarding the very appropriate and needed roundabout…
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