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  • 3 fined for protest in Roanoke against W.Va. coal operator

    Virginia News
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    Three people have been fined for hanging a large banner in downtown Roanoke to protest West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice's coal mining operations. The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke General District Court Judge Chris Clemens dismissed charges against two other protesters during Thursday's hearing.
  • Nelson County Crime Log for Dec. 20, 2014

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    From staff reports
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Here’s a look at calls the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1.
  • Latest Gardner Trial Postponed To Jan. 15, Wife Affirms Support

    Falls Church News-Press Online
    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    In a pre-trial hearing at the Arlington Circuit Court yesterday, the next hearing date for the trial of Falls Church resident Michael Gardner on charges of sexual abuse of a minor was postponed until Jan. 15, and a motion by the prosecution to introduce evidence based on a secretly-taped phone call from Gardner’s wife, former Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner and the father of the alleged victim of the assault, a relative, was disallowed for use in the trial by Judge Louise M. DiMatteo, who listened to the tape but declared it was “hearsay.” While a D.C. TV news report…
  • What’s all the digging?

    Rappahannock News
    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • Virginia to get $321000 in settlement with T-Mobile - WWBT NBC12 News

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    20 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Virginia to get $321000 in settlement with T-MobileWWBT NBC12 NewsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia will receive $321,000 from T-Mobile US over billing for unauthorized charges. Attorney General Mark Herring announced the state's portion of the settlement Friday. The Federal Trade Commission says T-Mobile is paying at ...West Virginia To Receive Major Refund from T-MobileWCHS-TV8all 10 news articles »
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  • Virginia to get $321000 in settlement with T-Mobile - WWBT NBC12 News

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Virginia to get $321000 in settlement with T-MobileWWBT NBC12 NewsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia will receive $321,000 from T-Mobile US over billing for unauthorized charges. Attorney General Mark Herring announced the state's portion of the settlement Friday. The Federal Trade Commission says T-Mobile is paying at ...West Virginia To Receive Major Refund from T-MobileWCHS-TV8all 10 news articles »
  • Nutrient pollution trading in limbo in Maryland as it expands in Virginia - Baltimore Sun

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Nutrient pollution trading in limbo in Maryland as it expands in VirginiaBaltimore SunFederal officials last week called Virginia's program a model for other states struggling with the high costs of cleaning up polluted waterways. Under it, the state is working to reduce phosphorus pollution fouling the bay by having private investors
  • University of Virginia Officials Criticize Media Coverage - New York Times

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Daily MailUniversity of Virginia Officials Criticize Media CoverageNew York TimesWhile saying they remain determined to combat sexual assault, leaders of the University of Virginia on Friday publicly pushed back against the damage done to its reputation by a discredited account of a gang rape at a fraternity house. A month ago University of Virginia Rector Faults 'Drive-By Journalism'BloombergU-Va. board leader denounces 'drive-by journalism' of Rolling Stone's rape articleWashington Postall 109 news articles »
  • NC State takes on No. 10 West Virginia - Bradenton Herald

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    RantSportsNC State takes on No. 10 West VirginiaBradenton HeraldNew York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - A pair of programs shooting for their 10th win of the season get together at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, as the NC State Wolfpack tangle with 22nd-ranked West Virginia during the challenge round of the Gotham ...West Virginia vs. NC State: Game Preview, PredictionRantSportsACC Basketball: West Virginia transfer helping N.C. State prepare for Fayetteville Observer (blog)NC State-West Virginia PreviewSI.comall 32 news articles »
  • Killer meatloaf? Lawsuit claims couple died after tainted Bob Evans meal - CNN

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Killer meatloaf? Lawsuit claims couple died after tainted Bob Evans mealCNN(CNN) -- The children of an elderly West Virginia couple who passed away months apart in late 2012 and early 2013 are blaming their deaths on a restaurant chain's meatloaf. Mark and Ann Starcher say a tainted meal that their parents shared from a local ...and more »
 
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    Virginia News

  • Former Va. store owner charged in food stamp scheme

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    James Robert Carter was charged in a federal information Wednesday with obtaining at least $2 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program. A federal information typically signals a defendant's willingness to cooperate.
  • 3 fined for protest in Roanoke against W.Va. coal operator

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    Three people have been fined for hanging a large banner in downtown Roanoke to protest West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice's coal mining operations. The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke General District Court Judge Chris Clemens dismissed charges against two other protesters during Thursday's hearing.
  • Flu is now 'widespread' in Virginia

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    As if on cue, flu season in Virginia hit a "widespread" level this week, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, directly mirroring last year's timeline. The Northern and Eastern Regions, which includes the Peninsula, are the areas in the state with the sharpest spikes in flu-related illnesses, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
  • Politifact Virginia: Tax increases in Virginia

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In this week's Politifact Virginia report, he's arguably the most powerful Republican in Virginia. But Speaker Bill Howell now has a primary challenger.
  • Virginia Pressler outlines agenda for Hawaii Department of Health

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:56 pm
    P hysician and Hawaii Pacific Health executive Virginia "Ginny" Pressler is the incoming director of the Hawaii State Department of Health . She is returning to DOH, where she served as deputy director for the health resources administration from 1999 to 2002 under former Gov. Ben Cayetano .
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    The Virginian-Pilot

  • Friday's roundup | Deep Creek wins two-OT nail-biter

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    BOYS HOOPS Deep Creek 70, King's Fork 67 Eddie Johnson-Clayton went 4 for 4 from the foul line in the second overtime to salt away the win as the Hornets prevailed despite a pair of buzzer-beaters by the Bulldogs in a thriller Friday night at Deep Creek. Jorge Concepcion poured in a career-high 29 points and Johnson-Clayton finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and four blocks for the Hornets (6-2). King's Fork forced the second overtime after Chris Roscoe (11 points) made a layup at the buzzer. The Bulldogs created the first OT when Keith Stagg (22 points) hit a…
  • Portsmouth schools chief on spot - right next to board

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Portsmouth School Board members swore to me Friday they're satisfied Elie Bracy III will bolster the division. They formally voted for the new superintendent Thursday night, picking him to head the 15,000-student system. "We're looking for a passion for education, the possibility for improvement," board Chairman James Bridgeford told me. "He believes all children can learn, and you shouldn't leave any child behind," said Vice Chairman Claude Parent, who added that Bracy is very data-driven. "He's a man who's going to study and make sound…
  • Hits and misses: Backing up the ballots in Virginia

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The debacle involving voting machines that malfunctioned in Virginia Beach on the most recent Election Day should be a thing of the past in that city, as officials there are planning to use paper-ballot voting machines in 2015. But Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposal to spend $28 million to ensure a paper trail when voters cast their ballots - in Virginia Beach and elsewhere across the commonwealth - marks a prudent step toward preserving the integrity of the voting process. In last month's election, several voters in the Beach reported trying to cast their ballot for Republican Rep.
  • Norfolk-based funny man raises hackles over hairstyles

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IT HURTS TO WATCH the video of "The Natural Hair Song." The pain could stem either from side-splitting laughter or from emotional wounds being picked open. One pang very well could succeed the other. In the music video by Top Rope Zeus, a caricature of R&B bad boy Chris Brown in a bleached-blond curly wig arrives with flowers at his girlfriend's home. His anticipation turns to dismay when he sees her natural hair. The bouquet drops to the ground in slow motion. "Baby, where is your hair? "Why you cut your hair?" Zeus sings pleadingly. "Do you really want…
  • ODU Hall of Famer, longtime Maury coach Bacalis dies

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Until this season, as had been their custom for the better part of four decades, Jack Baker and Ted Bacalis talked Maury basketball two or three times a month. "How's the team doing, and so forth," Baker said. The veteran Maury coach played for Bacalis, coached under him and then continued to seek his counsel. Bacalis, 90, died Friday morning from complications from a recent accident. A member of the Old Dominion Hall of Fame, Bacalis was an influential and innovative coach who was ahead of his time, Baker said. He coached 18 years and compiled a 296-96 record. "He used a…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • ‘Tis the season for local holiday revues

    ewagner
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Veronica Bruno) The best way I know of to get excited about the Christmas season is to get yourself (and your family) to the theater where you can watch dancers soar in Septime Webre’s “The Nutcracker” performed by The Washington Ballet, sing your heart out to the National Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Kennedy Center,or be transported by the Victorian charms of “A Christmas Carol.” Whether you’re a modernist or a creature of tradition, there’s something for every taste and plenty of holiday spirit for the kids too.
  • Mark Jinks appointed acting city manager

    ewagner
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (Photo/City of Alexandria) City councilors voted unanimously last weekend to appoint Mark Jinks as acting city manager following the news last week that City Manager Rashad Young would leave Alexandria at the end of this year to accept a position as D.C. city administrator. Jinks joined city government in 1999 when he was hired as chief financial officer. There, he oversaw the city’s budget, financial programs and information technology services. After a decade in that role, he was promoted to deputy city manager, where he was responsible for land use planning and zoning,…
  • ODBC moves closer to new clubhouse

    ewagner
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) Preliminary designs for the Old Dominion Boat Club were well received by the members of the city board of architectural review during a work session on the project earlier this month. After years of negotiations and the threat of eminent domain, members of the ODBC agreed in July to swap waterfront properties with the city and relocate to the city owned Beachcombers property at the end of Prince Street. City officials acquired the old clubhouse to expand waterfront public access and paid the group $5 million. The proposed designs detail the…
  • City council sets dangerous precedent in Harris Teeter deal

    ewagner
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) Normally, the legal process affords a governing body with a systematic bias plausible cover.  Only occasionally does a matter arise where the governing body must choose between maintaining its systematic bias or its cover.  With the Harris Teeter Development Special Use Permit/Special Use Permit modification allowing 24-hour operation, Alexandria City Council chose to stand by whatever-favored-businesses-want über alles over any semblance of even-handedness. Now, citizens are on notice that the current council considers DSUP/SUP public hearings as…
  • Learning from Alexandria’s past redevelopment mistakes

    ewagner
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    By Bert Ely, co-chair, Friends of the Alexandria Waterfront (File photo) I hope you all saw the WETA documentary, “Discovering Alexandria”, which was shown three times earlier this month.  If you missed it, you can see it again on Tuesday, December 30 at 8 p.m. The 90-minute documentary traced Alexandria’s history from before its founding through the 19th century.  In doing so, it tapped numerous historical experts and city officials, including Mayor Bill Euille as well as Al Cox and Pam Cressey, and residents commending the city’s character and livability. A second WETA production,…
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • GM Students Help Falls Church Lions Unload Citrus

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Last Thursday afternoon, dozens of George Mason High School students volunteered to help the Falls Church Lions Club unload a truck full of fresh citrus fruit from Florida. The Lions citrus sale, which was originally scheduled for only last weekend, was extended to this Saturday, Dec. 13.
  • FCCPS Band Students Play at Kennedy Center

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Keera Huron/FCCPS) Band students from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and George Mason High School performed on the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage last week as part of the annual Merry TubaChristmas event, which is now in its 41st year. Euphonium and tuba players from the two Falls Church schools combined with 350 other players from the area to perform several holiday favorites for a packed audience to help spread some holiday cheer.
  • Mt. Daniel ES Students Donate Gifts to Shelter

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Students in Mrs. Lightbourne’s class at Mount Daniel Elementary School brought in gifts they purchased to give to large families at the Patrick Henry Shelter earlier this week. Each student chose a family member at the shelter to purchase a gift for, but many of the students and their families donated much more than they signed up to give.
  • Latest Gardner Trial Postponed To Jan. 15, Wife Affirms Support

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    In a pre-trial hearing at the Arlington Circuit Court yesterday, the next hearing date for the trial of Falls Church resident Michael Gardner on charges of sexual abuse of a minor was postponed until Jan. 15, and a motion by the prosecution to introduce evidence based on a secretly-taped phone call from Gardner’s wife, former Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner and the father of the alleged victim of the assault, a relative, was disallowed for use in the trial by Judge Louise M. DiMatteo, who listened to the tape but declared it was “hearsay.” While a D.C. TV news report…
  • Falls Church Teen Named Cadet of the Month

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Cadet First Sergeant Larkin Petrelles of Falls Church was officially named Fishburne Military School’s Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Month for November 2014, the school announced last week. “I am honored to get NCO of the Month because it shows all my hard work is being noticed,” Petrelles said. Cadet of the Month is selected by a board of officers from the offices of the commandant, JROTC, headmaster and superintendent of the school. A Cadet of the Month is selected based upon his academic, military and community achievements throughout the previous month. Cadets who earn the…
 
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  • Police: Woman accused of stealing over 100 Christmas presents

    Dominic Ross
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach police arrested a woman they say stole over 100 Christmas presents. According to authorities, around Thanksgiving they began getting calls from people whose packages disappeared from their front porches after being delivered. With the help from the community, detectives identified Leigh-Anne Larson, 49, of Lakeview Drive as the present thief. Officers arrested her Saturday morning without incident and recovered over 100 stolen Christmas presents, police spokeswoman Kathrin Lobaugh said in a press release. Larson is out of jail on a…
  • Passenger, driver escape vehicle fire in Suffolk

    Lex Gray
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    Suffolk, Va. (WAVY) – Police and firefighters responded to a vehicle engulfed in flames at the downtown Holland exit in Suffolk. Dispatchers took the call just after 4:30 a.m. Suffolk Fire & Rescue and police found the vehicle on fire in the median on Holland Road. Both the driver and passenger were out of the vehicle. First responders took the that person to Southampton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was evaluated and released at the scene. Crews closed Holland Road while firefighters contained the fire. A lane eastbound and westbound were back open by 6:00…
  • ODU wins sixth straight with 60-43 showing against UMES

    Nathan Epstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    NORFOLK, Va (WAVY) – Guard Aaron Bacote and center Johnathan Arledge both poured in 12 points, and Old Dominion (9-1) won its sixth straight game with a 60-43 victory over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (5-8). Alredge also added five rebounds in the effort. The Monarchs will get Saturday and Sunday off before returning to action on Monday to face old CAA foe William & Mary at the Ted Constant Center.
  • Admirals open up weekend set with 5-2 loss to Sound Tigers

    Nathan Epstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:20 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Plain and simple, Bridgeport took advantage of opportunities, while Norfolk did not. The result was a 5-2 home loss for the Admirals, who took a brief lead, then surrendered four unanswered goals. Trailing 1-0 in the first period, the Admirals scored twice on power play opportunities, both with a man advantage. They started off 2-for-2 in converting shot-on-goal opportunities to scores and held a 2-1 lead at the first intermission but never scored again. Right wing Louis LeBlanc scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season 12:22 through the first period, and…
  • NSU, Hampton & William & Mary nab wins

    Nathan Epstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    It was a busy Friday night for local college basketball in Hampton Roads. Head coach Tony Shaver earned win number 500 of his career as the College of William & Mary stayed undefeated at home with a 86-46 win over Washington College. Senior guard Marcus Thornton led the way with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists, but it was sophomore Daniel Dixon who notched a double double. He had 11 points and 10 boards. The Tribe’s next stop will be Norfolk, when they play former CAA rival Old Dominion on Monday at 7:00 pm. Norfolk State (8-4, 2-0) kept its winning ways going with a…
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  • Four loaded guns and 600 rounds of ammo found in student’s car at high school

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    A student who allegedly brought four loaded guns onto Middlesex High School property has been charged with a felony, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
  • Murder trial postponed

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Following arguments in Middlesex Circuit Court, substitute Judge William R. Savage III granted a continuance on December 17 so that accused murderer Travis Al Baker could be observed for a psychological diagnosis at Eastern State Hospital.
  • Deltaville woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    A Deltaville woman died following a single-vehicle crash on Monday, December 15, reported Sergeant M. Anaya of the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred on Route 3 just east of Stampers Bay Road at about 12:20 p.m.
  • Middlesex supervisors seek Public Access Policy

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted on December 2 to have Middlesex County Administrator Matt Walker create a Public Access Policy. Supervisors have given Walker until the February or March meeting to come up with a proposed plan.
  • Christmas Friends fills a deep void

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    In the Christmas rush it’s easy to forget there are families struggling to get enough to eat and keep a roof over their heads. These people in need are not in a Third World country—they are right here in Middlesex County.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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  • Two Sentara hospitals receive high marks for their nursing staffs

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated two Sentara Healthcare hospitals in Virginia as meeting the high standards of its Magnet Recognition Program. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg received the official announcement of their designations this week. Designations are granted to only about 7 percent of U.S. hospitals. “Magnet is the most rigorous designation there is for a hospital nursing program,” Donna Wilmoth, nurse executive at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, said in a statement. Hospitals…
  • Thomas Automation Management will invest $1 million in Carroll County

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    The automation firm Thomas Automation Management LLC will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs. Thomas Automation Management was founded in 2010 by Ricky Thomas, a former employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. His company provides updates for control systems and builds new systems to replace obsolete technology. The company represents International Tobacco Machinery from Poland and currently conducts business in at least six countries. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Carroll County, the Carroll County Industrial Development…
  • Two Fort Monroe buildings to be rehabilitated and leased to the public

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Two buildings at Fort Monroe will be rehabilitated and leased to the public as commercial and residential properties. The Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees voted to approve the $1.1 million project at its meeting on Thursday. It is funded by a state allocation to the Fort Monroe capital improvement budget. The authority described the move as another step in the execution of a master plan, which calls for the shuttered Army installation to be repurposed into a mixed-use community. The buildings were each constructed in the late 19th century. Construction on the buildings is expected to…
  • Washington & Lee ranks No. 4 on best values list

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Washington & Lee University ranked in the No. 4 spot of Kiplinger’s annual list of Best College Values rankings, and ranked No. 2 on its list of liberal arts colleges. Total annual cost of attending Washington & Lee is $58,062, with the total cost after need-based aid averaging $18,212. For the first year, Kiplinger’s provided a combined ranking of best values at public and private colleges. On Kiplinger’s list of best values for liberal arts colleges, Washington & Lee ranked No. 2 behind Swarthmore College. The combined list used the out-of-state tuition for…
  • CBRE|Hampton Roads will lease downtown Norfolk office tower

    rpowell@va-business.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    CBRE|Hampton Roads said Thursday that it has been selected by Harbour Group Management Co. as the exclusive leasing agent for Dominion Tower at 999 Waterside Drive in Norfolk. Located downtown, the 26-story, Class A office building has 360-degree views of the Elizabeth River and the Norfolk skyline. Built in 1997, the 403,084-square-foot office tower is located just off of Interstate 264 and is near hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. “Dominion Tower is a tremendous asset that is home to many of the leading firms in Hampton Roads,” Perry Frazer, managing director of…
 
 
 
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    VAFireNews.com - Fire & EMS News

  • Bedford County Delays Decision to Move Fire/Rescue Administration to Unused County Facility

    Taylor Goodman
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    In Bedford County, a county-owned facility has sat empty for some time.  A proposal was presented the Board of Supervisors to allow the Department of Fire & Rescue to move into the facility, giving much-needed classroom space, storage, and office space as well. However, the proposal was almost unanimously denied at a recent BOS meeting. Read why below: Bedford County delays decision on using old group homes for fire and rescue – NewsAdvance.com : News – Lynchburg, Virginia Area.
  • Roanoke County Firefighter and Police Officer Save Lives on Vacation

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 12:12 pm
    In Roanoke County, a firefighter and police officer will both be recognized for saving the lives of two people caught in rip current while they were on vacation in Holden Beach, NC. From WSLS: Barry Brown and Eric Austin and their families were vacationing in North Carolina when a woman and her son were caught in the rip current. Now, the two will be recognized by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for saving lives hundreds of miles away. “I was glad we all made it out.  The first words I told my wife was I thought all four of us was going to die, because I had never been in a rip…
  • “New” Tower Ladder for the Jefferson Park Volunteers

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 11:36 am
    Click image to enlarge. The Jefferson Park Volunteer Fire Department, located in far northern Prince George County, has recently placed a “new” tower ladder in service as Tower  5.   The Jefferson Park area has seen a great deal of both commercial and residential growth over the past few years, much of it related to the expansion of the Fort Lee military base, which is located directly across the street from the JPVFD firehouse. Tower 5 has certainly paid it’s dues across the east coast.  Originally built in for the Stratford (CT) fire department in 1987 by Pierce…
  • Boykins VFD Takes Delivery of Rosenabuer Commander Pumper

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 10:43 am
    Click image to enlarge The Boykins Volunteer Fire Department, located just a couple of miles north of the North Carolina state line in Southampton County, has taken delivery of a new 2013 Rosenbauer Commander pumper.  Designated Engine 11, the new rig will replace both a HME/Grumman pumper and a Ford F-series light duty squad truck. The BVFD will be running this as a rescue pumper, as it runs with preconnected Holmatro tools from the rear compartment.  It also features a 1250GPM Darley pump, along with 1000 gallons of the wet stuff in a poly tank.  Power comes from a 380HP Cummins motor…
  • Family Sues Middleburg VFD, Cites Department and Leaders in Loved One’s Death

    Taylor Goodman
    31 Jul 2013 | 10:53 am
    In Loudoun County, family members of Nathan Smith, a man who died in July 2011, are now suing the local volunteer fire department and its past leadership, as well as the County Fire-Rescue chief, claiming their actions diretly contributed to his death. After an altercation arose between the members of the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department and career members of the the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue (LCFR) department that assist Middleburg with staffing, the LCFR Chief Keith Brower made a decision to remove the career firefighters from the Middleburg firehouse.  These members were…
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  • Freedom Industries judge will hold hearing on conflict of interest claim

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge will determine whether U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and his staff have a conflict of interest in prosecuting the water-contamination emergency criminal case. U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston scheduled a hearing for Jan. 5 to entertain a motion filed by the attorneys representing former Freedom Industries president Gary Southern. They claim a conflict of interest because Goodwin, his staff and their families were personally impacted by the water crisis. Goodwin previously said he’ll fight the motion. Southern is one of four former Freedom…
  • Teenager allegedly robbed nurse behind Beckley hospital

    MetroNews Staff
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    BECKLEY, W.Va. — Raleigh County police arrested a 17-year-old boy Friday after he allegedly held up a nurse on her way to work at Raleigh General Hospital on Dec. 9. Investigators said the teenager robbed the hospital worker behind the hospital building. He allegedly brandished a gun and threatened to use it. The teen is currently charged as a juvenile.
  • Chain-reaction crash on I-68 claims one life

    Jeff Jenkins
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    COOPERS ROCK, W.Va. — One person was killed and several others injured in a chain-reaction accident Friday night on Interstate 68 in Preston County near the Monongalia County line. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the Coopers Rock exit and closed both east and westbound lanes of the interstate for several hours, creating a several mile-long traffic backup. Authorities in the Preston County sheriff’s office said the initial wreck was caused by debris in the roadway. The name of the victim has not been released.
  • EPA releases regulations on coal ash disposal

    MetroNews Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday the first national regulations regarding the disposal of coal combustion residuals –or coal ash– from coal-fired power plants and categorized the material as a other non-hazardous wastes. According to the EPA, improperly constructed or managed coal ash disposal units have resulted in the failure of surface impoundments, damages to surface water, groundwater and the air. The first federal requirements for impoundments and landfills to address these risks include: -The closure of surface…
  • Tomblin has another opening to fill on PSC

    MetroNews Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently filled a vacancy on the state Public Service Commission–now he’ll have to do it again. The governor’s office confirmed Friday nine-year PSC Commissioner Jon McKinney has handed in his resignation effective at the end of the year. Tomblin appointed former state Senator Brooks McCabe last month to fill another opening on the PSC.
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