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  • Virginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused students - Daily Press

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    30 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Daily PressVirginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused studentsDaily PressThe bills were tabled at a small House subcommittee meeting, and as the Virginia General Assembly grapples with how to handle the suddenly high-profile issue of on-campus sexual assault. Bills requiring administrators and faculty who learn of an Anti-LGBT Bill Defeated in Virginia SubcommitteeHuman Rights Campaign (blog)Virginia subcommittee defeats bill that would allow businesses to discriminate Gay Star NewsUS: Virginia lawmakers kill bill that would allow anti-gay discriminationPinkNewsThe…
  • Photo courtesy: Virginia International Tattoo/Photo by: David Polston

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    30 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    This year's theme honors military families. Director Of United States Fleet Forces Band Lt.
  • Fair gets his chance, will coach Princess Anne

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    30 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Jelani Fair wanted an opportunity to be a head football coach. Now he's got one, at Princess Anne Fair, 36, replaces Ray Gatlin, who resigned after six seasons. The Cavaliers were 2-8 last season, but qualified for the Group 5A playoffs - the program's first postseason berth since 2000. The two wins also were the most in a season since 2005. But Gatlin (4-58) said he wanted to give someone else a shot at turning the program around. Fair answered the call. "I'm excited about it," said Fair, who played at Norfolk State. "I just hope I can make a…
  • Virginia governor admitted to hospital after fall from horse in Africa

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    19 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
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  • Local author takes Drue Heinz prize

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    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As a young girl, local author Leslie Pietrzyk always walked to school with her face in her book. She loved to hear her teacher read aloud. In junior high, she wrote what she described as “terrible angsty poetry with no capital letters.” She wrote for her school’s student newspaper. Now, she writes stories in the solitude of her car along the Potomac River, in the silence of a library or the bustle of a coffee shop. She finds inspiration for her stories and characters all around her. This year, one of the nation’s most respected awards for…
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  • Virginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused students - Daily Press

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Daily PressVirginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused studentsDaily PressThe bills were tabled at a small House subcommittee meeting, and as the Virginia General Assembly grapples with how to handle the suddenly high-profile issue of on-campus sexual assault. Bills requiring administrators and faculty who learn of an Anti-LGBT Bill Defeated in Virginia SubcommitteeHuman Rights Campaign (blog)Virginia subcommittee defeats bill that would allow businesses to discriminate Gay Star NewsUS: Virginia lawmakers kill bill that would allow anti-gay discriminationPinkNewsThe…
  • Virginia basketball's perfect situation: undefeated and under the radar - USA TODAY

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    USA TODAYVirginia basketball's perfect situation: undefeated and under the radarUSA TODAYCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When President Kennedy fêted Nobel Prize winners in 1962 he praised them as the most extraordinary collection of talent and human knowledge gathered at the White House since Thomas Jefferson dined alone. That's nice, but ...Weekend HomeworkESPNVirginia and its Pack-Line defense ready for DukeCharlotte ObserverVirginia is about to find out how good it really isSB NationStaunton News Leader -The Daily Progress -RantSportsall 140 news articles »
  • Virginia lawmaker proposes ban on releasing balloons into atmosphere - WJLA

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    WXII The TriadVirginia lawmaker proposes ban on releasing balloons into atmosphereWJLAJeff McWaters of Virginia Beach, who is sponsoring a bill to prohibit releasing lighter-than-air balloons into the atmosphere. His bill would ban the intentional release of balloons inflated with helium or another lighter-than-air gas and require more Virginia may ban releasing balloons into atmosphereFredericksburg.comall 28 news articles »
  • A Virginia Basketball Q&A - Duke Basketball Report

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    A Virginia Basketball Q&ADuke Basketball ReportAs of 11:30 Thursday night, KenPom puts UVa's chance at an undefeated season at 26.7 percent but the cumulative projected record at 29-1 (17-1 ACC). I think that's about right. Yes, Virginia CAN run the table but I don't think it's very likely. If the
  • College Basketball Game Preview and Prediction: Duke vs. Virginia - AthlonSports.com

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    AthlonSports.comCollege Basketball Game Preview and Prediction: Duke vs. VirginiaAthlonSports.comOne of two undefeated teams in the country, Virginia is one of the season's great stories. Despite a lack of McDonald's All-Americans and NBA Draft lottery talent, Virginia is a Final Four contender that expects to go toe-to-toe against the more Next Up For Duke Basketball - #2 VirginiaDuke Basketball ReportHow does Rasheed Sulaimon's dismissal from Duke affect Saturday's game Streaking The Lawn (blog)Duke - Virginia previewCBSSports.comall 206 news articles »
 
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  • Photo courtesy: Virginia International Tattoo/Photo by: David Polston

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    This year's theme honors military families. Director Of United States Fleet Forces Band Lt.
  • Homeless man gets life in prison in machete attack near DC

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison in an attack on two people with a machete in a Washington, D.C. suburb. Arlington County police in northern Virginia say a jury found 30-year-old Derrick Sutherland guilty Thursday of aggravated malicious wounding in the attack.
  • West Virginians warned about tax refund email scam

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia taxpayers to be aware of an email scam claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. In this particular scam, consumers receive an email telling them they're eligible for a refund.
  • Virginia House bills seek constitutional convention

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Both branches of the Virginia Legislature voted Tuesday on resolutions calling for a constitutional convention and subsequent amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The resolutions center around Constitutional Article V, which states amendments to the Constitution may be proposed if resolutions for a convention are passed by two-thirds of states.
  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    State Sen. Richard Saslaw proposes a bill to keep details about lethal injection drugs secret. Critics say it would keep all information about executions out of public view.
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  • Fair gets his chance, will coach Princess Anne

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Jelani Fair wanted an opportunity to be a head football coach. Now he's got one, at Princess Anne Fair, 36, replaces Ray Gatlin, who resigned after six seasons. The Cavaliers were 2-8 last season, but qualified for the Group 5A playoffs - the program's first postseason berth since 2000. The two wins also were the most in a season since 2005. But Gatlin (4-58) said he wanted to give someone else a shot at turning the program around. Fair answered the call. "I'm excited about it," said Fair, who played at Norfolk State. "I just hope I can make a…
  • Two All-Tidewater players transfer from Oscar Smith

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The Oscar Smith football team has welcomed its share of prominent transfers in recent years, including All-Tidewater players Andrew Brown (Indian River) and J.C. Coleman (King's Fork). But a prominent athlete leaving Oscar Smith is virtually unheard of. Two All-Tidewater players, though, have left the school in recent weeks, and a third starter reportedly also could be gone soon. Linebacker Tavante Beckett, a first-team All-Tidewater selection, transferred to Indian River last month, while defensive back Keyvone Bruton, a second-team All-Tidewater pick, said he will start classes next…
  • Actions of Norfolk police during and since K-9 incident demand scrutiny

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It shouldn't have happened. Norfolk's police chief admitted the department can't justify this week's police dog attack on Norfolk State University student London Colvin. "Based on the totality of the circumstances represented to me," Mike Goldsmith told my colleague Gary Harki and me on Thursday, "it is my opinion and my judgment that the use of a K-9 was not reasonable in this case." At a time when Chief Goldsmith has tried to create stronger ties with residents, this incident likely will damage those efforts. If that occurs, the department must look…
  • Psychological drama goes inside untrustworthy mind

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fueled by an amazingly varied, intense and humane performance by Julie Fishell, "The Other Place" is an ingeniously crafted psychological drama by Sharr White. Advance publicity claiming that it is a "thriller" serves the play badly, as does any claim that it is akin to Alfred Hitchcock-style suspense or Agatha Christie whodunits. Anyone who goes in with that kind of expectation will come away disgruntled. The play, being produced by Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre in Norfolk, revolves around Juliana, a pitchwoman for a pharmaceutical company. She seems to be…
  • Correction, clarification from The Virginian-Pilot

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    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CORRECTION Mayor Will Sessoms did not attend a 2013 meeting at which the Virginia Beach City Council approved an agreement with developer 25th Street Associates. He voted March 11, 2014, to modify that agreement, five weeks after the developer received a loan from the bank that employs Sessoms. A front-page story ("Beach mayor's votes benefited customers of his bank") on Nov. 8 incorrectly reported the sequence of votes. CLARIFICATION In a front-page story on Nov. 8 about Will Sessoms' dual role as mayor of Virginia Beach and president of Towne Financial Services, there…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Local author takes Drue Heinz prize

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    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) As a young girl, local author Leslie Pietrzyk always walked to school with her face in her book. She loved to hear her teacher read aloud. In junior high, she wrote what she described as “terrible angsty poetry with no capital letters.” She wrote for her school’s student newspaper. Now, she writes stories in the solitude of her car along the Potomac River, in the silence of a library or the bustle of a coffee shop. She finds inspiration for her stories and characters all around her. This year, one of the nation’s most respected awards for…
  • Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

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    30 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man accused in the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents was ordered last week to undergo a more in-depth mental health evaluation after he refused to speak with a court-appointed psychologist. Charles Severance, 54, is charged with multiple counts of murder in connection with the deaths of local music teacher Ruthanne Lodato last February, transit guru Ronald Kirby in November 2013 and prominent realtor Nancy Dunning in 2003. Circuit Court Judge Jane Roush had ordered Severance to undergo a mental competency evaluation last month, after Severance…
  • ACPS capital budget hits snag with playground proposal

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    29 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria City School Board members wrestled their way through first of several FY 2016 budget work sessions last week at George Washington Middle School. In preparation for a vote on the fiscal 2016 capital budget Thursday, and at times divided over the process, they came closer to completing the school system’s  $292.8 million ten-year infrastructure plan. What had been a harmonious atmosphere shifted late in the nearly five-hour meeting when Board Member Justin Keating proposed taking $100,000 from the $7 million budgeted for a new middle…
  • ‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

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    26 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) Sherlock Holmes portrayer William Gillette (John Henderson) lives with his dowager mother Martha (Patricia Spencer Smith) in his newly acquired mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Conn. He is nursing a gunshot wound he sustained from an unknown assailant while performing at the Palace Theatre on Christmas Eve, and he has invited the cast in his long-running, self-produced play to dine and dish. Gillette describes his portrayal of Holmes as, “A play about a man of reason who stands up for the cause of justice.” All very high-minded stuff.
  • Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

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    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) These are exciting times to be in and around the T.C. Williams boys basketball team. Having begun the year 1-4 under new head coach Bryan Hill, the Titans have been on a roll and are now the proud owners of a six-game winning streak, including their latest victory Tuesday over rivals West Potomac High School by a margin of 64-52. That streak also includes the notable scalps of Woodson and Lake Braddock high schools in conference play, the two finalists in the 2014 Virginia 6A North region, and the win over the Wolverines shows that Hill’s work since…
 
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  • Mary Riley Styles Library Expansion Meeting Date Changed

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    30 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    The date of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Board of Trustees’ community meeting about the proposed library expansion has been changed to Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street, the City announced today. It was originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, but was postponed. The proposed new space adds about 6,600 square feet on two levels. This addition would bring the overall size of the library to about 25,000 square feet. The proposed addition could be on either the east or west side of the current buildin, and the advantages…
  • Workhouse Arts Center Announces February Schedule

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    30 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton opened its newest show, Reference, last Saturday, Jan. 24. The mutli-media exhibit, in which artists explore various modes of influence that inform their work in both content and process, is one of several shows featured at the arts center in February. Montana-based utilitarian potter Julia Galloway’s work will be on display at the arts center from next Wednesday, Feb. 4 – March 8. Galloway, the director of the School of Art at the University of Montana-Missoula where she’s a professor, makes useful pottery using a combination of wheel throwing…
  • Pedestrian Just Released from Inova Fairfax Struck on Gallows Road

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    30 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    A 46-year-old man from Fairfax County who had just been released from Inova Fairfax Hospital was struck as he crossed Gallows Road yesterday around 7 p.m., according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The man was crossing the road in front of the hospital’s emergency room when he walked into the path of a Toyota Sienna van being driven by a 35-year-old Annandale woman. The man suffered severe, life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The driver of the van, her husband and four children, who were also in the van, required no medical…
  • Fairfax County Looking for Older Adult Services Volunteers

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    30 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    The Fairfax County government is seeking volunteers for its various services available to the county’s older adults. Fairfax is looking for volunteers in McLean and Alexandria, among other places in the county. The Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean needs an office assistant and instructors for the following classes: Current Events, Knitting/Crocheting, Certified Arthritis Exercise, Ballroom Dance, Square Dance, and Tai Chi. In Alexandria, the Gum Springs Senior Center is looking for a Spanish teacher for a one-hour class for beginners on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Local Beer and Wine Shops Give Game Day Prep Tips

    Patricia Leslie
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    erika amador (left) and John Kay of Red, White & Bleu duke it out over their favorite beers in the store’s indoor “beer garden.” Red, White & Bleu has “Clown Shoes” from Ipswich, Mass. for those looking to represent the New England Patriots with their adult beverage selection this Sunday. (Photo: Patricia Leslie/News-Press) For area New England and Seattle fans, the wine and beer connoisseurs at Red, White & Bleu and Dominion Wine and Beer have ideas for you and your guests’ palates for the big game. Have you ever drank beer from New England? If not, now’s the time…
 
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  • WAVY Super Bowl predictions

    WAVY Sports
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The WAVY anchor team offered up their Super Bowl predictions on Friday night, watch the video for their hard-hitting analysis.
  • I-264 lane, ramp closure schedule

    WAVY News
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has scheduled lane and ramp closures on I-264 beginning this Sunday through early Saturday morning, February 7. I-264 Ramp Closures Sunday, February 1 – Friday, February 6, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-264 Eastbound / Rosemont Road North Off-Ramp I-264 Westbound / Independence North On-Ramp I-264 Westbound / Independence Boulevard South On- and Off-Ramps (Exit 17A) I-264 Lane Closures Sunday, February 1 through Saturday, February 7 I-264 Eastbound / West of First Colonial Road to just east of First Colonial, Single left…
  • Friends, attorneys weigh in on London Colvin case

    Liz Palka
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Friday night, many weighed in on the case involving Norfolk State University student London Colvin. Colvin was attacked by a Norfolk police K-9 as she was leaving a house party early Sunday morning. Police were originally called to the area for a fight. A witness told WAVY.com officers tried questioning Colvin, who refused to answer for fear of getting in trouble. A friend and Colvin’s father said the 21-year-old ended up on the ground, her leg gnawed by a police dog. “Until we get that badge taken, the charges are dropped; they can pay for her medical bills,…
  • Councilman’s vote under federal investigation

    Andy Fox
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:08 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Councilman John Uhrin confirmed to 10 On Your Side that the city of Virginia Beach received a federal subpoena concerning his vote on the Cavalier Hotel project. Friday night, Uhrin told our Andy Fox that he was aware of the subpoena, but he had not been given a subpoena himself. “Nothing was done that was inappropriate, and the fact that another government agency wants to verify that is appropriate,” Uhrin said. “And we will certainly cooperate and make sure we do everything to verify that.” WAVY.com asked Uhrin if…
  • Bob’s McDonnell’s sister opens up about trial, conviction

    Andy Fox
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:51 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — As former Gov. Bob McDonnell appeals his public corruption conviction, his sister sat down for an exclusive interview with 10 On Your Side. She opened up about what it’s been like to be part of the McDonnell family over the last year. Maureen McDonnell, who happens to have the same name as Bob McDonnell’s wife, calls her older brother her best friend. 10 On Your Side met Maureen at her Virginia Beach home, where Bob McDonnell lives when he is in Virginia Beach. He also stays at the homes of his two daughters, and stays with his priest when he is…
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  • Kidnapped cat comes back

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    An orange-and-white cat may have used up a few of her nine lives but, with a bit of luck, she is back in the arms of her owner, Bridgett Ceballos of Hartfield, after being missing for more than three months.
  • RockTenn to merge with MeadWestvaco

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    RockTenn Co., owner of a paper mill in West Point, and MeadWestvaco (MWV) Corp. announced they are merging to create a $16 billion global packaging company.
  • ‘Coach Throck’ honored by Touchdown Club of Richmond

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Former college football coach and National Football League scout Tom Throckmorton of Stormont was recently presented the Ray Tate Memorial Award by the Touchdown Club of Richmond.
  • Most recent ASMFC study indicates menhaden stock is not overfished

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission on January 15 released the 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment report, the first assessment since the contentious stock assessment.
  • Dr. King ‘wanted us to move from chaos to community’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    “Then and Now . . . Keeping the Dream Alive” was the theme of the 10th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held Monday, January 19, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Saluda.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 29)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week's headlines include: Planners make mandated zoning amendments • In court: firearms, oxycodone, probation violations • Is it Washington — or Little Washington? • The Rapp for Jan. 29: Jake Schepps, "Boyhood," Bland Music Contest and more • Editorial: What’s in a name? • Photos: Saved by a seatbelt • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?
  • The Rapp for Jan. 29

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Jake Schepps Quintet coming to the Theatre, "Boyhood" on Feb. 6, Bland Music Contest on Feb. 8, Nature Camp signup time and more in this week's The Rapp.
  • Editorial: What’s in a name?

    Walter Nicklin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
  • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?

    Pam Owen
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Robins were long thought to be harbingers of spring, but changes in their environment means they’re ranging further north in the winter.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: ‘The alarming frequency of desertion’

    Arthur Candenquist
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    To help mollify criticism in the Confederate States Congress of President Jefferson Davis’s handling of military affairs, the president signed into law on Monday, Jan. 23, an act providing for a General-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 29)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week's headlines include: Planners make mandated zoning amendments • In court: firearms, oxycodone, probation violations • Is it Washington — or Little Washington? • The Rapp for Jan. 29: Jake Schepps, "Boyhood," Bland Music Contest and more • Editorial: What’s in a name? • Photos: Saved by a seatbelt • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?
  • The Rapp for Jan. 29

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Jake Schepps Quintet coming to the Theatre, "Boyhood" on Feb. 6, Bland Music Contest on Feb. 8, Nature Camp signup time and more in this week's The Rapp.
  • Editorial: What’s in a name?

    Walter Nicklin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
  • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?

    Pam Owen
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Robins were long thought to be harbingers of spring, but changes in their environment means they’re ranging further north in the winter.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: ‘The alarming frequency of desertion’

    Arthur Candenquist
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    To help mollify criticism in the Confederate States Congress of President Jefferson Davis’s handling of military affairs, the president signed into law on Monday, Jan. 23, an act providing for a General-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 29)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week's headlines include: Planners make mandated zoning amendments • In court: firearms, oxycodone, probation violations • Is it Washington — or Little Washington? • The Rapp for Jan. 29: Jake Schepps, "Boyhood," Bland Music Contest and more • Editorial: What’s in a name? • Photos: Saved by a seatbelt • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?
  • The Rapp for Jan. 29

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Jake Schepps Quintet coming to the Theatre, "Boyhood" on Feb. 6, Bland Music Contest on Feb. 8, Nature Camp signup time and more in this week's The Rapp.
  • Editorial: What’s in a name?

    Walter Nicklin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
  • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?

    Pam Owen
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Robins were long thought to be harbingers of spring, but changes in their environment means they’re ranging further north in the winter.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: ‘The alarming frequency of desertion’

    Arthur Candenquist
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    To help mollify criticism in the Confederate States Congress of President Jefferson Davis’s handling of military affairs, the president signed into law on Monday, Jan. 23, an act providing for a General-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 29)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week's headlines include: Planners make mandated zoning amendments • In court: firearms, oxycodone, probation violations • Is it Washington — or Little Washington? • The Rapp for Jan. 29: Jake Schepps, "Boyhood," Bland Music Contest and more • Editorial: What’s in a name? • Photos: Saved by a seatbelt • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?
  • The Rapp for Jan. 29

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Jake Schepps Quintet coming to the Theatre, "Boyhood" on Feb. 6, Bland Music Contest on Feb. 8, Nature Camp signup time and more in this week's The Rapp.
  • Editorial: What’s in a name?

    Walter Nicklin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    So who named Rappahannock’s county seat “Little Washington?” It must have been recent immigrants from in and around that much bigger Washington, using the Nation’s Capital as a point of reference, right?
  • Wild Ideas: Are robins still harbingers of spring?

    Pam Owen
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Robins were long thought to be harbingers of spring, but changes in their environment means they’re ranging further north in the winter.
  • 150 Years Ago This Week: ‘The alarming frequency of desertion’

    Arthur Candenquist
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    To help mollify criticism in the Confederate States Congress of President Jefferson Davis’s handling of military affairs, the president signed into law on Monday, Jan. 23, an act providing for a General-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies.
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  • Virginia startup selected to participate in Google’s Startup Next Demo Day

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    A Richmond-based startup is one of only 15 companies from around the world that has been chosen to participate in Google for Entrepreneurs’ Startup Next Demo Day. Uvest Solar will pitch its business concept to investors and accelerators at the private event, which will be held Feb. 26 in Palo Alto, Calif. Uvest Solar is an investment platform that uses crowdfunding to raise money for building solar energy projects for schools and nonprofits. “We’re trying to bring back local investment to Main Street and support the schools at the same time,” says Blue Crump, Uvest…
  • Huntington Ingalls acquires maker of unmanned underwater vehicles

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has acquired the Engineering Solutions Division (EDS) of The Columbia Group. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Panama City Beach, Fla –based ESD designs and builds unmanned underwater vehicles. It employs about 30 engineers, analysts, craftsmen and technicians. The company’s primary customer is the U.S. Navy, but HII noted that it also builds specialized manned and unmanned undersea vehicles for other military customers around the world. “ESD's experience in designing and developing manned and unmanned…
  • 2015 Virginia Business Best Places to Work Luncheon

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Virginia Business unveiled Thursday its 2015 list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia. In addition to being featured in the February issue, winners were invited to The Best Places to Work Awards Luncheon held at The Williamsburg Lodge. Check out the tweets, videos and pictures from the event below. #bestplacesva Tweets  
  • Prince William economic development projects totaled $513 million in investment last year

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Prince William County attracted capital investment of $513 million in 2014. The results marked the fourth year in the county's economic development department’s 18-year history to exceed half a billion dollars of intended investment. The department closed 19 projects with an anticipated 569 jobs. Of these jobs, 469 are new to the county and 100 were retained. The top five projects by capital investment and jobs fell within the life sciences and information technology industries. In addition to these projects, the county opened the new Prince William Science Accelerator. The facility…
  • VSE acquires aviation units

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    VSE Corp. has finalized its purchase of four aviation units from Killick Aerospace Group. The purchase will expand Alexandria-based VSE's supply chain management and maintenance, repair and overhaul services capabilities to the aviation market. The purchase adds another service offering for federal clients. The $189 million cash purchase includes Prime Turbines, CT Aerospace, Kansas Aviation of Independence and Air Parts & Supply Co. The combined sales and income before taxes are estimated to be $111 million and $22 million for the four units, which have 196 employees. In connection…
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  • ESSAY: From His Hands to their hands

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    When people think of a homeless person they may think of one who lives on the streets, who has no shelter. There is another group of homeless: those who live in motels. From His Hands is an organization that serves the hungry and homeless who call a motel their home.
  • NASA astronaut inspires Berkeley students during Thursday visit

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:52 pm
    WILLIAMSBURG – Berkeley Middle School's sixth- and seventh-grade students got a lesson in the importance of hard work and homework on Thursday from someone other than their regular classroom teachers: Charles Camarda, a NASA astronaut.
  • The other side of W&M's mountain

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Why one W&M professor thinks Colorado peak should keep unofficial nameWILLIAMSBURG – Efforts to have a mountain in Colorado named "Mount William and Mary" have failed to win unanimous approval across campus.
  • In the budget: James City police to spend $208,000 for replacement cruisers

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    JAMES CITY — Racking up miles on daily results in a shorter life span for law enforcement vehicles, which is why replacement is a major part of the police department's budget.
  • Is filing an insurance claim in Virginia worth the rate risk?

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Car insurance premiums rise 37.5% after first claim of $2,000 or more WILLIAMSBURG — Virginians enjoy some of the country's lower annual premiums for car insurance – until they file a claim for a substantial accident.
 
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  • Judge: Hernandez jury can watch Super Bowl

    BY MICHELLE R. SMITH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FALL RIVER, Mass.—The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but t
  • Five things to know before Obama rolls out budget

    BY CONNIE CASS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—A quick quiz:
  • Obama backs studies of 'precision medicine

    BY LAURAN NEERGAARD/AP MEDICAL WRITER
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Holding out promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes.
  • Romney gets out of 2016 race

    BY STEVE PEOPLES/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his
  • U.S. mulls Arab-Americans in new Census

    BY JEFF KAROUB/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    DETROIT—The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab–Americans and other affec
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    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FALL RIVER, Mass.—The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but t
  • Five things to know before Obama rolls out budget

    BY CONNIE CASS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—A quick quiz:
  • Obama backs studies of 'precision medicine

    BY LAURAN NEERGAARD/AP MEDICAL WRITER
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Holding out promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes.
  • Romney gets out of 2016 race

    BY STEVE PEOPLES/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his
  • U.S. mulls Arab-Americans in new Census

    BY JEFF KAROUB/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    DETROIT—The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab–Americans and other affec
 
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  • Judge: Hernandez jury can watch Super Bowl

    BY MICHELLE R. SMITH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FALL RIVER, Mass.—The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but t
  • Five things to know before Obama rolls out budget

    BY CONNIE CASS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—A quick quiz:
  • Obama backs studies of 'precision medicine

    BY LAURAN NEERGAARD/AP MEDICAL WRITER
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Holding out promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes.
  • Romney gets out of 2016 race

    BY STEVE PEOPLES/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his
  • U.S. mulls Arab-Americans in new Census

    BY JEFF KAROUB/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    DETROIT—The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab–Americans and other affec
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    BY MICHELLE R. SMITH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    FALL RIVER, Mass.—The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, but t
  • Five things to know before Obama rolls out budget

    BY CONNIE CASS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—A quick quiz:
  • Obama backs studies of 'precision medicine

    BY LAURAN NEERGAARD/AP MEDICAL WRITER
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Holding out promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes.
  • Romney gets out of 2016 race

    BY STEVE PEOPLES/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his
  • U.S. mulls Arab-Americans in new Census

    BY JEFF KAROUB/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    DETROIT—The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab–Americans and other affec
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  • ESSAY: From His Hands to their hands

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    When people think of a homeless person they may think of one who lives on the streets, who has no shelter. There is another group of homeless: those who live in motels. From His Hands is an organization that serves the hungry and homeless who call a motel their home.
  • NASA astronaut inspires Berkeley students during Thursday visit

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:52 pm
    WILLIAMSBURG – Berkeley Middle School's sixth- and seventh-grade students got a lesson in the importance of hard work and homework on Thursday from someone other than their regular classroom teachers: Charles Camarda, a NASA astronaut.
  • The other side of W&M's mountain

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Why one W&M professor thinks Colorado peak should keep unofficial nameWILLIAMSBURG – Efforts to have a mountain in Colorado named "Mount William and Mary" have failed to win unanimous approval across campus.
  • In the budget: James City police to spend $208,000 for replacement cruisers

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    JAMES CITY — Racking up miles on daily results in a shorter life span for law enforcement vehicles, which is why replacement is a major part of the police department's budget.
  • Is filing an insurance claim in Virginia worth the rate risk?

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Car insurance premiums rise 37.5% after first claim of $2,000 or more WILLIAMSBURG — Virginians enjoy some of the country's lower annual premiums for car insurance – until they file a claim for a substantial accident.
 
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  • DEP secretary feels time crunch on state’s EPA Clean Power rule response

    Jeff Jenkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State DEP Secretary Randy Huffman appeared somewhat lukewarm Friday when state lawmakers were working on a bill that would involve the legislature in the state’s official response to the federal EPA’s Clean Power Rule. The bill, HB 2004, would allow the legislature to have input on the response to the EPA’s latest clean air regulations which could become final this June. The state would then have a year to submit its plan to the federal government detailing how it will meet the new standards.  Secretary-Huffman.jpg DEP Secretary Randy Huffman…
  • South Charleston’s Grier presented with MetroNews Football Player of the Year trophy

    MetroNews
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — South Charleston High School junior quarterback Kentre Grier was presented with the 2014 MetroNews High School Football Player of the Year trophy on Friday night. He received the honor as the Black Eagles defeated St. Albans on the basketball court 80-47. The brief halftime presentation is posted above. Follow MetroNews High School Sports on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • Alpha announces layoffs in southern coalfields

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    BRISTOL, Va. — Alpha Natural Resources announced plans Friday to idle a pair of surface mines in southern West Virginia. The company said workers at surface mines in Logan and Mingo counties were notified they would be losing their jobs in April. They work for Alpha subsidiary Highland Mining Company. The company said approximately 100 workers would be furloughed. The layoffs are blamed on market conditions and federal regulations.
  • Martinsburg man convicted of murdering wife

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:37 pm
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man was found guilty Friday in the beating death of his wife. WVJA Rickie Greenfield, Jr., was convicted Friday of first-degree murder. A 12-member jury convicted Rickie Greenfield, Jr. of first-degree murder without mercy for using a hammer to kill his wife Jill in August 2013. The prosecution called witnesses who pointed toward a failed marriage. The defense claimed Greenfield’s crime met the threshold for voluntary manslaughter, not murder. Greenfield is scheduled to be sentenced April 3.
  • New circuit judge appointed for Randolph County

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed an Elkins attorney Friday to be the new Randolph County circuit judge. Tomblin chose David H. Wilmoth to replace former Judge Jaymie Wilfong for the vacancy in the 20th Judicial Circuit. “David’s leadership and professional background are extremely well respected in the 20th Circuit,” Gov. Tomblin said in a prepared release. “I’m confident his extensive legal knowledge and commitment to his community will help David in his efforts to serve the people of Randolph County in his new role as Circuit Judge.”…
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  • Local Fairfax Immigration Attorneys Expand Offices & Services - Now Serving Sterling, Reston, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Loudoun areas

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    With President Obama's recent immigration reforms, immigrants have been flocking to the law offices of local Fairfax Immigration Attorneys, Murray Osorio, PLLC. Formerly "The Law Offices of Brian Murray", the firm has expanded rapidly in the past five years, gaining a reputation for aggressive representation of immigrants in all realms of immigration law. Based right across the street from the Fairfax County General District Court, Murray Osorio PLLC represent those in the communities around Fairfax, Chantilly, Sterling, Herndon, Reston and into Loudoun County who are working for their own…
  • New Loudoun & Fairfax VA SEO, PPC, Web Design Company Headquarters - KME Internet Marketing

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    Fairfax County, VANow that Route 50 between Loudoun and Fairfax County is 6 lanes, resulting in removal of all previous traffic problems, the Rt. 50 Dulles Corridor (i.e. "Gateway to Loudoun") can expand much more quickly, with many new business opportunities.Taking advantage of this fact, KME Internet Marketing, for over a decade Loudoun's most prominent Digital Marketing, SEO, PPC & Technology Firm, has recently expanded - adding a Headquarters location in Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of the Mason Enterprise Center."This new location gives us a lot more flexibility to meet with…
  • 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…
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