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  • Study: Young troops report more sex woes than civilians

    WVEC - News - Local
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    In a study published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 33 percent of 367 active-duty men surveyed reported symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
  • I-77 tunnel repair along W.Va.-Va. border complete

    Virginia News
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    The West Virginia Division of Highways says the Virginia Department of Transportation has completed its repairs of the East River Mountain Tunnel.
  • Tides blank Toledo, improve to 20-7 in July

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    TOLEDO, Ohio Starter Mike Wright and three relievers combined on a 10-hit shutout and Francisco Peguero had four hits - including a home run - and four RBIs as the Norfolk Tides defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 6-0 in an International League game Wednesday night. The Tides (53-59) won their third game in a row and improved to 20-7 in July. They remained seven games behind Durham in the South Division. Wright (3-9) allowed six hits and struck out four in five innings in picking up his second straight victory. Peguero lifted his average to .292. His two-run single with two outs in the top of the…
  • Police monitor Phish concert in Portsmouth

    WVEC - News - Local
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    In Downtown Portsmouth, there will be a heavy police presence Wednesday night for the second of two Phish concerts.
  • Elizabeth Warren storms West Virginia

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    15 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
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  • Tides blank Toledo, improve to 20-7 in July

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    TOLEDO, Ohio Starter Mike Wright and three relievers combined on a 10-hit shutout and Francisco Peguero had four hits - including a home run - and four RBIs as the Norfolk Tides defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 6-0 in an International League game Wednesday night. The Tides (53-59) won their third game in a row and improved to 20-7 in July. They remained seven games behind Durham in the South Division. Wright (3-9) allowed six hits and struck out four in five innings in picking up his second straight victory. Peguero lifted his average to .292. His two-run single with two outs in the top of the…
  • Nation speaks with many voices, and why not?

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I come today to defend the South - when it comes to the way folks below the Mason-Dixon Line speak. You might have missed a recent kerfuffle in Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel reported this week that Oak Ridge National Laboratory had planned a class called "Southern Accent Reduction." The six-week course was to be taught by a "nationally certified speech pathologist and accent reduction trainer." You, like me, are probably surprised there's such an occupation as "accent reduction trainer." Or that an association of such professionals has been around…
  • Fighting onerous rules for clinics

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A review of costly building regulations governing Virginia abortion clinics will wrap up its public comment period today, a 45-day phase that has drawn thousands of messages from supporters and opponents across the commonwealth. The review, ordered by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is a lengthy process required before the regulations can be changed. It's also the latest maneuver in an ongoing battle over the most divisive of social issues. Republicans, aided by pro-life Democratic state senators, pushed through a bill in 2011 that reclassified clinics that perform five or more…
  • Perspective? In sports fans? Are you kidding?

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Some of the people who were appalled by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's lenient punishment of Ray Rice found a new target for their indignation. The fans. After receiving a two-game suspension for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancée, now-wife last February in an Atlantic City elevator, Rice was greeted with loud cheers on the opening day of the Baltimore Ravens' training camp. No sooner had Ravens fans roundly welcomed Rice than they were roundly disparaged throughout the media. People wondered what could have been going through the minds of those Baltimore fans, as if pouring…
  • Pop | Sweet songs of this summer

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Music can help us shape memories. Details about certain events in your life may seem fuzzy until a certain song comes on, and then you remember exactly where you were - on grandma's porch, in high school, in love - and the emotions rush back. With the change of seasons, as the temperature rises and the sun pulls us out into the backyard under a shade tree or at the beach near rolling waves, music often informs the moment. There has often been a ubiquitous song that united us during the summers past, usually something upbeat and effervescent, like a fruity cocktail with a kick. In recent…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Taiwanese boxers hone their skills in the Port City

    ewagner
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Taiwan’s national boxing coach, Ko Wen Ming, always brings his camera along when he jogs through Alexandria. He’s amazed by the architecture and the painted colors of the city. He likes the blues, reds and oranges and thinks to himself that one day, perhaps, he’d like to build a house back home in Taiwan like those he sees in the Port City. For now though, he’s in town building something else: Olympic contenders. Under Ko, the Taiwan national youth boxing team has been training at the Alexandria Boxing Gym for the past three weeks, a gym…
  • Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

    ewagner
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) After getting turned down at an audition for a hit reality show like “The Voice,” most people would throw in the towel, but not James K. Polk Elementary School music teacher, Gabriel Dart. Dart decided to try out after channel surfing one night last year. He saw a woman perform The Black Crowes song “She Talks to Angels,” and thought he could do better. Dart traveled to New York that July and belted out that song during his first audition. For the chance to sing 40 seconds of the ’90s hit single, he waited in line for eight hours. No dice. “I was…
  • Moran persona non grata in Russia

    ewagner
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File photo) U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) is among 13 Americans no longer welcome in Russia, apparently in retaliation for similar travel restrictions Washington placed upon officials there and in Crimea. The group of banned U.S. officials includes several involved in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal as well as those connected to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. For his part, Moran believes his work in blocking the U.S. from buying Rosoboronexport-made helicopters earned him a spot on the blacklist. The Russian arms dealer is a major supplier to the Assad regime in…
  • Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

    Derrick Perkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    By Derrick Perkins A local man ended up in police custody after trying to pull the underwear off of a woman at a 3100 block Duke St. CVS Pharmacy yesterday afternoon, authorities say. Abayneh Yemer, 25, of Alexandria faces attempted sexual penetration and sexual battery charges in the wake of the 2:30 p.m. alleged assault. Officers arrived shortly after Yemer reached under the victim’s skirt in an apparent attempt to remove her undergarments, police said. He was quickly arrested and is being held without bond. Authorities continue to investigate the incident and urge anyone with…
  • Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

    ewagner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Representatives of regional developer and real estate giant EYA sought to woo local business owners and enlist their help as the company prepares to reshape a large portion of the city’s waterfront. Packed into restaurateur Jody Manor’s dockside eatery, the Waterfront Market, shop owners, artisans and nonprofit leaders — among others — listened intently Monday as A.J. Jackson, a senior vice president with EYA, outlined the developer’s plans for Robinson Terminal South. If the redevelopment project gets City Hall’s OK, a mix of upscale…
 
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  • Ewing indicted on first-degree murder charges

    Madeleine Gordon, editor-in-chief Ashley Adams, managing editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Former Virginia Tech student Jessica Michelle Ewing will face a first-degree murder charge in connection with the February death of Samanta Shrestha.
  • Main Street protest condemns recent violence in Middle East

    Brad Klodowski, Design Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Local Muslims protested along Main Street on Wednesday afternoon in condemnation of the Israeli military action in Gaza.
  • Ewing indicted on second degree murder charge

    Ashley Adams, managing editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Update: Former Virginia Tech student Jessica Michelle Ewing will face a first-degree murder charge in connection with the February death of Samanta Shrestha.
  • Iftar dinner celebrates Islamic values

    Sara Leply, lifestyles reporter
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    At sundown this evening, approximately 100 people will share an Iftar dinner at the Holiday Inn. While Iftar refers to the meal in which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, more
  • Farmer's Market breakfast aims to draw crowds, funds

    Caleigh Shaffer, news editor
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Breakfast is arguably the best and most important meal of the day, something Friends of the Famer’s Market knows well. This Saturday the non-profit organization is hosting Breakfast at the Market.
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • American Legion Post 130 Gears Up for Axe Throwing

    Drew Costley
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Jim Allen gets ready to launch an axe at the 2013 Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing compeition. Allen won the contest last year depsite being a novice in the sport. (Photo: Courtesy Bob Simpson) Bob Simpson, Commander of the American Legion Post 130, has been throwing axes since he was a kid. He and Mike Strickler, Second Vice Commander of Post 130, grew up in the City of Falls Church and began throwing axes when they were preteens. “It’s just one of those things you do when you’re younger,” Simpson said. “We watched cowboys and Indians growing up, you know, and probably got the idea after…
  • Press Pass: Smash Mouth

    Drew Costley
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Smash Mouth (Courtesy Photo) Smash Mouth’s lead vocalist Steve Harwell, who started the band 20 years ago, can identify one major way the current version of the group is different from the one he started in 1994. “We’re about a million times better now,” Harwell said. The group has undergone several lineup changes since they formed – 12 musicians have joined or left the group in the past decade. Harwell said that this latest iteration of the group, which consists of Paul De Lisle on the bass, Jason Sutter on the drums and Sean Hurwitz on the guitar, has been playing the best shows…
  • Restaurant Spotlight: Lebanese Taverna

    Drew Costley
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Tanios and Marie Abi-Najm migrated to the United States in 1976 with their five children to escape the civil war in Lebanon. In 1979, after three years of saving money they earned working in restaurants and odd jobs like newspaper delivery and mowing lawns, Tanios and Marie opened the Athenian Taverna on Washington Boulevard in Arlington’s Westover community. Eventually, they changed the name to Lebanese Taverna and, more recently, they’ve expanded to 11 locations – six restaurants, four cafés and one market – around the Washington-metropolitan area. Lebanese Taverna is…
  • We Remain Children of the ‘Great War’, Part 4

    Nicholas F. Benton
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This Sunday, August 3, will mark the 100th anniversary to the day that the order given by the German Chief of the General Staff Helmuth von Moltke (aka Moltke the Younger) for a massive phalanx of German soldiers to invade Belgium, thereby launching the “Great War,” now known as World War I. The German Kaiser Wilhelm was having second thoughts, given correspondences with his cousins, the czar of Russia and the king of England (yes, they were all cousins). But von Moltke insisted on the attack. Backed by industrialists and armaments manufacturers, he contended the Schlieffen invasion plan,…
  • Arlington Gallery Exhibiting ‘Art Brut’ in New Show

    FCNP.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Gallery Underground opened a new show on Monday in partnership with Art Purple, an art therapy program that works with the unique cultures both of individuals with disabilities, and of military members and their families. The show, entitled “Making Their Mark: Art Brut”, features work described as “raw art” – artwork created without the influence of classical art or culture. These artists lack formal training and live outside the cultural mainstream, creating what is also known as “Outsider art.” The show is on display until Aug. 23 and its opening reception is Friday, Aug. 1…
 
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    Quantico LAN Messages

  • MCA&F Book Signing with Robin Hutton

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Marine Corps Association Foundation will host Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse on Thursday, 7 August 2014 from 1100 –...
  • Water line Cleaning Notice

    11 Sep 2012 | 5:00 pm
    The FLSS will be flushing the water lines throughout the Base. This is a routine maintenance procedure. Due to the nature of this operation, the...
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  • Photos: PHISH fans flock to Portsmouth

    Catherine Rogers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Thousands of PHISH fans flocked back to Portsmouth this week as the band returned to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion for another two-night stand. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/13468/
  • Former Sailor admits to enabling teen prostitution

    Catherine Rogers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A former Norfolk-based Sailor admitted in court Wednesday that he enabled underage prostitution, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Jeffrey Chadwick Wright, a 25-year-old of Warrenton, NC, pleaded guilty to traveling in the furtherance of a criminal activity, namely underage prostitution, according to Deanna Warren with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A federal grand jury indicted Wright in May for charges of sex trafficking of children, traveling in the furtherance of criminal activity and the…
  • Air Force promises details about Langley personnel cuts

    Nicole Livas
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary met with Virginia lawmakers Wednesday about the proposed personnel reductions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton. U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-1st), Scott Rigell (R-2nd) and Bobby Scott (D-3rd) met with Assistant Secretary Kathleen Ferguson, Deputy Chief Management Officer Mr. Bill Booth and Major General Theresa Carter. The briefing comes after Warner, Kaine, Scott, Forbes, Rigell and Wittman sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah…
  • Mother hopes you can help find a killer

    Jason Marks
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A Hampton mother is looking for answers in her daughter’s murder investigation. “You shouldn’t have to bury a daughter,” said Liz Vinston. “Nobody should have to bury their child.” Vinston’s pain will never go away. Her daughter, Michelle Williams, was taken from her by the hands of a killer. Family member say the 29-year-old had a huge heart. Hampton Police showed up at Vinston’s door on October 18, 2013 — just blocks away from Greenbrair Avenue where a woman’s body was found lying in a yard.
  • Repairs continue at waterlogged apartments

    Liz Palka
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A group of Virginia Beach residents are getting the help they need after a leaking toilet flooded their apartments. WAVY.com first reported about the Seashell Apartments on Monday after residents said they sat in waterlogged apartments through the weekend. Resident Ralph Disney said the leak happened late Friday night. The City of Virginia Beach’s Code Enforcement department determined a fresh water supply line to a toilet broke in a unit at complex on 23rd Street. An inspector went out to the site on Monday and gave a notice to the landlord, Rustom…
 
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  • Urbanna Town Hall needs ‘costly’ repairs

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Stucco has fallen off a section of the outside of the Urbanna Town Hall and exposed the interior of walls that contain mold and asbestos, reported town administrator Holly Gailey at recent meetings of the Urbanna Town Council.
  • Town pool has structural damage; leaking water

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Urbanna’s town pool has some big problems, reported town administrator Holly Gailey at recent meetings of the Urbanna Town Council. During three days in early July, about 80,000 gallons went through openings in the pool sides. That’s half the pool’s capacity.
  • ‘Pirate ship’ being built in Deltaville

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Colonial Virginia’s maritime history is being brought to life by the Colonial Seaport Foundation Inc. in Deltaville. The organization is presently rebuilding and modifying a 47-foot ketch (two-masted sailboat) into a replica of a 1768 Virginia sloop.
  • Making something beautiful

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Squirrels knocked over a bird feeder at the home of Doug and Virginia Williams at Stormont. In a few weeks, sunflower seed sprouted and grew into these towering beauties—and more food for finches.
  • Charged men allegedly have links to ‘Gangster Disciples’ street gang

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Four men implicated in the shooting death of Raheem Trevon Williams on July 5 have links to the street gang “Gangster Disciples,” said Middlesex Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael T. Hurd.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Video: Camp time at Belle Meade

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    A cool summer camp video made for Belle Meade School by camp counselor Joshua Lyons.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
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  • Video: Camp time at Belle Meade

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    A cool summer camp video made for Belle Meade School by camp counselor Joshua Lyons.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Video: Camp time at Belle Meade

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    A cool summer camp video made for Belle Meade School by camp counselor Joshua Lyons.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Video: Camp time at Belle Meade

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    A cool summer camp video made for Belle Meade School by camp counselor Joshua Lyons.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
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  • Dominion says 50 percent of its electricity in 2013 came from carbon-free sources.

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
      In an online report released Wednesday, Dominion said that 50 percent of the electricity produced by its power stations last year came from carbon-free sources, including nuclear and renewable energy. In addition, the company said its generation fleet saw a 24 percent reduction in carbon intensity — the carbon emissions rate per unit of electric output — from 2009 to 2013. These are some of the highlights in the Richmond-based energy company’s seventh annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report. The report also notes these accomplishments for last year:…
  • Two new tenants take 280,000 square feet at White Oak Distribution Center in Richmond

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
      The commercial real estate company JLL said Wednesday that Chicago-based IndCor Properties Inc. has signed two tenants to new leases totaling more than 280,000 square feet at the White Oak Distribution Center complex in Richmond. Premier Fixtures, which designs, engineers and manufactures fixtures and displays to support retail stores, has leased 161,445 square feet in Building 300. Syncreon USA, a Michigan-based provider of integrated logistics services to global industries, now occupies 120,000 square feet in Building 100. "We were brought on last fall to advise on this Class A…
  • Unemployment rates rise again in Virginia metro areas

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Unemployment rates in Virginia’s largest metro areas continued to rise in June. Figures released Wednesday by the Virginia Employment Commission showed jobless rates in the commonwealth’s 11 metro areas increased from one tenth to six tenths of a percentage point last month. The pace of unemployment growth was slower than seen in May when the increases ranged from half a percentage point to 1.3 percentage points. Northern Virginia had the lowest unemployment rate, 4.5 percent, while the Danville area had the highest rate, 7.8 percent. The VEC numbers are “not seasonally…
  • Food producer moving operations to Danville

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    A natural and organic food producer is moving its operations from North Carolina to Danville. Sky Valley Foods, which makes sauces and salad dressings, is relocating to the Airside Industrial Park in Danville. Production at a 132,000-square-foot building on Cane Creek Boulevard in the park will begin by late fall with 60 employees. The company expects to have 100 employees by the end of next year. With the relocation, the company expects to expand its business and add new product lines. Sky Valley’s products include condiments, marinades, salsa and pasta sauce under the Bella’s,…
  • Ready-made for retail

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    There was a round of cheers from foodies across Central Virginia when sought-after grocer Wegmans announced it was building not one, but two, stores in the Richmond market. No one was happier than the woman who brokered the deal, Connie Nielsen, senior vice president and head of the retail services group for Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer. She knew Wegmans’ reputation for being extremely selective in expanding the company’s footprint. But she was determined to set the deal in motion. Nielsen started talks with Wegmans seven years ago and was in front of company officials…
 
 
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  • Harman students will begin school year in different locations

    Aaron Payne
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    ELKINS, W. Va. – Students at Harman School in Randolph County will begin the 2014 school year in different locations after a unanimous decision was made by the Randolph County Board of Education during Tuesday night’s special session held at Elkins High School. The reason for the action is because over the July 4 weekend, a large section of plaster fell from the ceiling in one of the rooms. The state Fire Marshal’s Office and architectural firm deemed the building was not safe until repairs can be made. A venue change to the theater at Elkins High School for the meeting was…
  • American Legion Crisis Center to assist in getting veterans care

    Aaron Payne
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    SHINNSTON, W. Va. – An organization is coming to help veterans get access to medical care in wake of a federal audit which claimed the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg had long delays. Leadership within the American Legion said they felt the need to up their efforts after news of similar delays resulted in death at the VA in Phoenix broke. “We saw that through that process there are thousands, if not millions of veterans that are in dire need of care and services,” Roscoe Butler, Deputy Director of Healthcare with the American Legion said. Members of the…
  • Rally to Support American Energy set for Wednesday

    Shauna Johnson
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Hundreds of coal miners and supporters of the coal industry will be gathering in Pittsburgh, Pa. Wednesday for what’s being called the Rally to Support American Energy. It comes a day before the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Pittsburgh public hearing on the Clean Power Act — the proposed new carbon emissions limits for existing coal-fired power plants. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will be part of the event at Highmark Stadium along with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, West Virginia Attorney General…
  • AG challenges President in court

    MetroNews Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state of West Virginia is now challenging how President Barack Obama does his job. On Tuesday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit — on the state’s behalf — in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The claim is President Obama has not enforced the law, as written, in the case of the Affordable Care Act along with regulations for immigration, the environment and mining. It cites numerous executive moves made without Congressional approval. “This case…
  • Transportation funds in short supply

    Jennifer Smith
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Road maintenance engineers from across the county hope to leave a conference here in West Virginia this week with ways to keep their highways in better repair. The federal Transportation Subcommittee on Maintenance is holding it’s annual conference in Charleston. Mark McConnell, the Chief Engineer of the Mississippi Department of Highways and Chairman of the subcommittee, said not all states do things the same. “I live in Mississippi. It’s flat. I come to West Virginia and there are mountains. That’s a completely different thing. So if…
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