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  • Alpha Natural Resources Expects To Idle West Virginia Coal Mine - WDTV

    VIRGINIA NEWS - Google News
    22 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    WDTVAlpha Natural Resources Expects To Idle West Virginia Coal MineWDTV"At the same time, we will continue to reach out to displaced miners and their families to offer support and retraining assistance through Workforce West Virginia programs. We are creating new jobs in West Virginia, and we are committed to ensuring all Alpha Sends WARN Notice to 400+ W.Va. EmployeesWest Virginia Public Broadcastingall 28 news articles »
  • ACLU, Fairfax resident file suit against FCPD for licence plate info storage

    Virginia News
    22 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Fairfax County police are battling in court with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and a Fairfax resident over how long they can keep drivers' information obtained with automatic license plate readers.
  • Eighth-grade artists exhibit their work at Stravitz Gallery

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH A roomful of eighth-grade art students recently ended their school week by hobnobbing at a cosmopolitan reception inside the Richard Stravitz Fine Art and Sculpture Gallery. They wore collared shirts, bow ties and floral dresses at the opening reception of the 8th Grade Spotlight Exhibition. The Laskin Road gallery donated space so the students could learn the "business of art." Participating artists had to comply with professional gallery expectations such as adhering to deadlines, promoting the gallery and presenting on opening night. The partnership began in…
  • Hillary Clinton schedules June stop in Virginia

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    13 May 2015 | 9:45 am
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  • Own a piece of history in the Roberdeau House

    Alexandria Times
    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    (Photos/Bob Narod) At a Glance: Location: 418 S. Lee St., 22314 Price: $3,700,000 Neighborhood: Old Town Bedrooms: 6     Bathrooms: 4.5 Parking: Off-street Contact:  Babs Beckwith, McEnearney Associates, Inc., 703-836-1297, babsbeckwith@aol.com Sponsored Content The Roberdeau House, located on 418 S. Lee St., one of Old Town’s most coveted locations, is a historic beauty. Completed in 1780 for General Daniel Roberdeau, a wealthy merchant who used it as his home, this residence was part of a lot he purchased in 1774. Roberdeau, the first brigadier general of the Pennsylvania Militia,…
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  • Alpha Natural Resources Expects To Idle West Virginia Coal Mine - WDTV

    22 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    WDTVAlpha Natural Resources Expects To Idle West Virginia Coal MineWDTV"At the same time, we will continue to reach out to displaced miners and their families to offer support and retraining assistance through Workforce West Virginia programs. We are creating new jobs in West Virginia, and we are committed to ensuring all Alpha Sends WARN Notice to 400+ W.Va. EmployeesWest Virginia Public Broadcastingall 28 news articles »
  • 43 Cadets Graduate from 65th West Virginia State Police Academy - WDTV

    22 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    WDTV43 Cadets Graduate from 65th West Virginia State Police AcademyWDTVSouth Charleston, West Virginia – On Friday, May 22, 2015, the 65th Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police graduated in a ceremony held at the West Virginia State University, in Institute, West Virginia. The names and assigned detachments of the ...and more »
  • Virginia baseball team eliminated from ACC title contention with loss to Notre ... - The Daily Progress

    22 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    TheNewsTribune.comVirginia baseball team eliminated from ACC title contention with loss to Notre The Daily ProgressAlthough the Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech 11-0 via the slaughter rule in a play-in game Tuesday, the loss to Notre Dame marked the first time UVa dropped its first two games in the event's pool play format, which began in 2007. Virginia, now 34-21 Notre Dame beats Virginia, stays alive in ACC tournamentNews & ObserverBiggio helps Notre Dame beat Virginia 8-2 at ACC tourneyTheNewsTribune.comNotre Dame Baseball beats Virginia 8-3WNDU-TVWSBT-TVall 80 news…
  • BC-VA--Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, VA - NewsOK.com

    22 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    BC-VA--Virginia News Digest 1:30 pm, VANewsOK.comFAIRFAX — A man charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will be in court for a hearing in a separate case. Jesse Matthew's public defenders want to suppress any evidence in which the victim in a 2005 attack says she ...
  • Three-star tight end commits to Virginia - The Daily Progress

    22 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    The Daily ProgressThree-star tight end commits to VirginiaThe Daily ProgressThe Virginia football team received a commitment at a position of need on Friday when St. Stephen's & St. Agnes tight end Andrew Trainer announced his pledge to the Cavaliers. "Truly blessed to announce that I have committed to play football for Coach ...and more »
 
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  • ACLU, Fairfax resident file suit against FCPD for licence plate info storage

    22 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Fairfax County police are battling in court with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and a Fairfax resident over how long they can keep drivers' information obtained with automatic license plate readers.
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities.
  • Virginia Woman Dies, 2 Young Kids Hurt in Crash on NY's I-88

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
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  • Former Virginia Lawmaker to Wed Teenager Involved in Sex Scandal

    21 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
    A former Virginia Democratic lawmaker who became a pariah in the state legislature after a sex scandal involving a teenage receptionist has announced that he plans to marry the woman, a day after he acknowledged fathering her 9-week-old baby. Joseph D. Morrissey, 57, told a news conference on Thursday that the woman, Myrna Pride, gave birth to their baby about a week before she turned 19. She is still employed at his law office, he said.
  • State senator: Bills probably coming on Daily Press' database fight against Virginia Supreme Court

    21 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
    State Sen. Richard Stuart, who chairs Virginia's Freedom of Information Advisory Council, said Wednesday he expects legislation will crop up soon in response to the Daily Press' ongoing battle to wrest a criminal records database from a Virginia Supreme Court agency. For March 15-21 the Daily Press published a series of articles explaining how reporters obtained and used public documents to contribute to their work.
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  • Eighth-grade artists exhibit their work at Stravitz Gallery

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH A roomful of eighth-grade art students recently ended their school week by hobnobbing at a cosmopolitan reception inside the Richard Stravitz Fine Art and Sculpture Gallery. They wore collared shirts, bow ties and floral dresses at the opening reception of the 8th Grade Spotlight Exhibition. The Laskin Road gallery donated space so the students could learn the "business of art." Participating artists had to comply with professional gallery expectations such as adhering to deadlines, promoting the gallery and presenting on opening night. The partnership began in…
  • Student-run Virginia Beach bookstore stirs up career aspirations

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH What's the key to running a successful retail business? That was the challenge Ocean Lakes High School students faced when they operated the school bookstore this academic year. For successfully completing that challenge, the students took second place at a state-wide competition sponsored by the Distributive Education Clubs of America, as well as a trip to an international DECA event in Orlando, Fla. The students, who were members of the advanced marketing class, learned about retail, including ordering inventory, advertising products, serving customers and keeping…
  • Nansemond River clinches Ironclad baseball crown

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 May 2015 | 9:06 pm
    BASEBALL Nansemond River 8, King's Fork 4 Robert Fitzwater slugged his third home run of the season, while Dion Jordan and Will Davis had two hits apiece as No. 5 Nansemond River (16-4, 6-1) clinched the Ironclad regular-season title. The Warriors will host next week's conference tourney. _____ GIRLS SOCCER Landstown 2, Granby 0 Lindsay Brent scored off a header 17 seconds into the match, then scored on a corner kick in the second half to lead the top-ranked Eagles (15-0-2, 6-0 Coastal). Goalkeeper Jasmine Crawley recorded her fifth consecutive shutout for Landstown, which clinched…
  • Bayside freshman already drawing college interest

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Bayside has produced phenomenal players, including Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and Virginia standouts Quin Blanding, Taquan Mizzell and Demetrious Nicholson. Now there's another star to keep an eye on. Linebacker Teradja Mitchell, 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, has 12 scholarship offers - including three he picked up last week from Ohio State, Tennessee and Georgia. And he's only a freshman. "It's definitely rare for a freshman to garner such attention so quickly," Bayside coach Jon White said. "But once you see his film and academic success you understand why.
  • Steel Pier Classic, Surf Art Expo kick off surfing season

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Since its inception, the Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo has symbolized the unofficial start of the Virginia Beach surfing season. This year's edition starts Saturday and runs through Monday at the site of the old steel pier a block north of the Rudee Inlet jetties. A kickoff luau will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at Coastal Edge's 21st Street and Arctic Avenue location. "For 12 years, surfers and fans have come to expect the high-caliber competition, unsurpassed judging and unique community spirit of this event," Mary Knight, president of the Virginia…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Own a piece of history in the Roberdeau House

    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    (Photos/Bob Narod) At a Glance: Location: 418 S. Lee St., 22314 Price: $3,700,000 Neighborhood: Old Town Bedrooms: 6     Bathrooms: 4.5 Parking: Off-street Contact:  Babs Beckwith, McEnearney Associates, Inc., 703-836-1297, babsbeckwith@aol.com Sponsored Content The Roberdeau House, located on 418 S. Lee St., one of Old Town’s most coveted locations, is a historic beauty. Completed in 1780 for General Daniel Roberdeau, a wealthy merchant who used it as his home, this residence was part of a lot he purchased in 1774. Roberdeau, the first brigadier general of the Pennsylvania Militia,…
  • Word on the Street

    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) We waited patiently for summer to arrive.  Now that it’s finally here — and ahead of schedule — it’s time to get out and enjoy ourselves. Here are some creative ideas for summer fun in Alexandria. WHAT’S NEW: On May 14, Del Ray welcomed the addition of Stomping Ground. Located at 2309 Mount Vernon Ave., Stomping Ground is a new place to get your morning munchies. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch only; they are open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, with a communal table for those who…
  • Get hooked on Blue Sea Seafood & Bar

    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Anywhere serving seafood miles from the sea faces a tall order to ensure their food is of good quality, especially with so many excellent eateries not far away on the coast. However, Blue Sea Seafood and Bar in Shirlington at 4251 Campbell Ave. has found the right way to do it, as their restaurant and bar is always filled to the brim with locals and tourists alike. The menu and raw seafood bar selections include such favorites including shrimp, fresh crab, scallops and local oysters that are shucked at the bar. The seafood can be ordered…
  • Allison Silberberg emphasizes thougtfulness in mayoral run

    Chris Teale
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in the Democratic mayoral primary. The vice mayor was elected to city council in 2012, and is part of a three-way race in the Democratic primary on June 9 against current Mayor Bill Euille and former Mayor Kerry Donley. Silberberg emphasized that she is running for her vision — not against others — and believes the city is at a crossroads, advocating for greater transparency in how it makes…
  • Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

    Chris Teale
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) If election season were a boxing match, the first two debates between Alexandria’s Democratic candidates for mayor could be seen as the first couple of rounds, where fighters act cautiously and feel out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. Monday night, the campaign entered the middle rounds, as candidates traded blows on the waterfront, open space and the pace of planning the Potomac Yard Metro station — although nobody landed a knockout punch. On June 9, voters will select the Democratic nominee for mayor from three options: incumbent Mayor…
 
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  • Fairfax Water Board Votes to Equalize Rates for County & City of Falls Church

    FCNP.com
    22 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Six to 18 months ahead of the schedule it had promised when it acquired the Falls Church Water System last year, the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Water System voted Thursday to equalize water rates for customers previously served by the City of Falls Church with the rates of Fairfax Water “legacy system” customers, resulting in 20 to 40 percent savings on the water portion of a quarterly bill for customers previously served by the City. The same applied to Fairfax’s acquisition of the City of Fairfax water system. The new policy will begin with meter readings taken on…
  • ‘Topping Off Party’ Marks Key Phase in Harris Teeter Build

    Nicholas F. Benton
    22 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    (News-Press photo) A “topping off party” was held Friday on the first floor of the Rushmark Properties’ Harris Teeter project under construction in the 300 block of W. Broad. The celebration is in keeping with construction projects of its type marking the point, actually achieved Wednesday, when the roof was completed on the project. Stefan Gassner, Rushmark’s development manager on the site this morning, said that the project is proceeding on schedule with the first occupancies of the apartment component coming as early as the beginning of next year and the Harris…
  • Decorate A Vet Spruces and Dresses Up Veterans’ Homes

    Patricia Leslie
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    David Tax (left) and Jeff Jones of Decorate A Vet at Tax’s restaurant Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. (Photo: Patricia Leslie) Jeff Jones was sitting in church one morning during Christmas when it all came together. He’d been thinking for a while about doing something to honor veterans – his father, grandfather, and uncles were all servicemen – but the project had not formed. Until then. “I’m a Navy brat who’s moved around the country, and I came to a point in my life when I could do something,” said Jones, the owner of Classic Stonescaping and Gardens in Falls Church. In the…
  • Falls Church’s Biggest Party: Annual Memorial Day Parade & Fete Monday

    Nicholas F. Benton
    22 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    It’s the biggest party of the year in the City of Falls Church. The annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will engulf areas around City Hall with as many as 15,000 people from the entire region, and hundreds of colorful booth and food vendors, live music and the big parade comes down Park Avenue that starts at 2 p.m., all built around a solemn Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at 11 a.m. According to Weather.com, it will be an ideal day to enjoy all this special event has to offer. It will be overcast but with only a 10 percent chance of rain, and the temperature should top out at 90…
  • The Peak Oil Crisis: Energy from Buoyancy – A new Disruptive Technology?

    Tom Whipple
    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    In the past year yet another technology that seems to produce cheap, pollution-free energy has emerged. If this technology proves viable, it could join with cold fusion and hydrinos as an alternative to the combustion of fossil fuels. For several years now, I have been reporting on the progress in the development of cold fusion, or if you prefer Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, and a second technology developed by Blacklight Power, which is a method of compressing hydrogen atoms while releasing large amounts of energy. I realize that many of you have trouble accepting the validity of these…
 
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  • 4 charged in marijuana manufacturing operation in Suffolk

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    22 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say they arrested four people for a marijuana manufacturing operation after a narcotics search warrant was served at a Suffolk home. Investigators say they found 129 marijuana plants, a significant amount of heroin and items related to the distribution of marijuana at the home located in the 2000 block of Meadow Country Road, Thursday. Officers seized about $25,000 in cash, approximately $26,000 in gold bullion and eight vehicles estimated at $46,000. Bank accounts in the estimated amount of $11,000 were also seized and frozen. Other seized items…
  • PD: Man sent inappropriate pic of woman to her daughter

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    22 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police have charged a Chesapeake man with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after they say he sent a picture of a woman’s bare behind to the woman’s daughter. Suffolk police say the adult female victim contacted the Suffolk Police Department and told them 43-year-old Jimmy Ray Brown of Chesapeake sent a picture of her bare buttocks to her juvenile daughter via Facebook on May 21. Brown was charged with contributed to the delinquency of a minor, unlawful dissemination of images and violation of a protective order.
  • Norfolk police investigating undetermined death of baby

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    22 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are investigating after a 10-month-old infant died after being dropped off at the hospital, Friday. Sam Shenouda with Norfolk police say the child was dropped off at the hospital by the parents, around 5:30 a.m. He was unresponsive and later pronounced dead. Police say the case is classified as an undetermined death at this time. Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this story.      
  • NC man charged with rape after months of investigating

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Dare County deputies say they arrested a rape suspect after months of investigating. According to investigators, 38-year-old Johnathon Burton raped a woman on Seagull Court in Kill Devil Hills back in January. A Grand Jury finally indicted him late last week. Burton was charged with rape and second degree sex offense. He has since bonded out of jail.
  • Man accused of raping roommate after climbing into bedroom window

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    22 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Deputies in Dare County arrested a man accused of climbing into his roommate’s bedroom window and raping her. Investigators say 23-year-old Dongjtie Tang went through an outside window to access the woman’s room on Timberlin Way in Manteo last week. The woman reported the assault and when deputies arrived Tang was still still on scene. During the investigation, deputies learned of additional incidents involving the same suspect and other charges were sought. Tang was arrested and charged with first degree burglary, assault on a female, second…
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  • Over 800 attend Urbanna Cup races

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Thrity-four racers from 7 states as far away as Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Connecticut, A and Georgia competed in the 3rd annual Urbanna Cup on May 16. During the day of racing, more than 800 spectators watched the Cocktail Class competition.
  • Customers to decide Deltaville’s central water system chances

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    The study to determine the feasibility of installing a central water system in the Deltaville area has been completed. Now, the feasibility of central water is in the hands of potential customers.
  • Town pool only topic discussed at hearing

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Town resident Bob Calves, who in a Letter to the Editor in the May 14 Sentinel criticized the amount of money the town spends on the pool, asked the town council to create a “pool fund” that would summarize the pool expenses and revenues.
  • NAACP meets Tuesday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    A general meeting of Middlesex County NAACP Unit 7091 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the Cooks Corner Office Complex, 2893 General Puller Highway, 2 miles east of Saluda. 
  • Town budget hearing set for Monday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    13 May 2015 | 6:43 pm
    A public hearing will be held Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the town hall on Urbanna’s proposed budget for 2015-16 (FY16) that includes no increases in the tax or water rate.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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  • Exelis shareholders approve merger

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    22 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    McLean-based Exelis Inc. said Friday that its shareholders approved the $4.75 billion acquisition by Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris Corp. The Department of Justice also has notified the companies that the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act for the merger is over. The companies expect the merger to be completed May 29 although it remains subject to closing conditions. The combined company will be called Harris. Still undecided is where the company will be headquartered. “We are in active conversations with state and local authorities and expect…
  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts named top hotel management company

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    22 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Hotel Business Magazine has named Arlington-based Interstate Hotels & Resorts the top hotel management company for 2015. The industry publication ranked Interstate the top hotel management company out of 120 enterprises, based on 2014 total revenue managed. Last year, Interstate ranked No. 2 on the survey. According to the survey, Interstate had revenues of approximately $3.5 billion last year, up from $3.2 billion in 2013. It managed 435 properties and nearly 80,000 rooms in 2014. Other Virginia companies on this year’s list were Fairfax-based Crescent Hotels & Resorts and…
  • EVB purchases land from Media General in Hanover County for possible headquarters site

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    21 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    EVB, a Tappahannock-based bank serving eastern and central Virginia, has purchased a tract of land in the Atlee Station area of Hanover County from Media General for a possible future corporate headquarters. “We have purchased the land. That is a strategy that we’re looking at,” said Joe James, a senior executive vice president and EVB’s chief operating officer.  “We haven’t made a lot of firm decisions on staff and who’s going to go there yet, so I’m a little hesitant to talk about a lot of details.” According to Hanover County,…
  • Clarabridge purchases Belgian company

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    21 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Clarabridge Inc. announced Thursday that it had acquired Belgium-based Engagor, a provider of real-time social media service and engagement. Reston-based Clarabridge provides customer experience management solutions to companies, allowing them to understand and analyze customer feedback from social media and other platforms. The acquisition will add advanced social listening and social customer service and engagement to Clarabridge’s capabilities. Engagor, which was founded in 2011, offers a social listening and engagement platform for marketers and customer care organizations at…
  • Runnymede Corp. buys Virginia Beach office building for $3.3 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    21 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    The Runnymede Corp., a Virginia-Beach based commercial real estate development and management firm, has purchased a 32,444-square-foot office building at 100 Constitution Drive in its home city for $3.3 million. The seller was 100 Constitution Drive Associates LLC. Chris Zarpas of  S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co. in Norfolk represented the buyer and John M. Profilet, also of Nusbaum, represented the seller. In other transactions for S. L. Nusbaum:  Office Depot renewed a lease for 19,986 square feet of retail space at Windsor Meade Marketplace in Williamsburg. Richard Jacobson and Tyler…
 
 
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  • State police cadet class graduates with record number of women

    Carrie Hodousek
    22 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Chanting and stomps of marching echoed across the West Virginia State University campus after the 65th Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police Academy graduated Friday. The class was made up of 43 cadets this year, including a record number of six women. Taylor Phillips, of Jackson County, was among those men and women to march onto the State Police Academy grounds with her classmates, following a ceremony held at WVSU. “There really aren’t a whole lot of words to describe it. You just have to feel it to see what it’s like,” said…
  • Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Harrison County

    MetroNews Staff
    22 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Two individuals were arrested Thursday night in Harrison County after heroin was found in their vehicle during an undercover operation and traffic stop. John Charles Wade, 27, of Salem –but formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania– and Price Javon Patterson, 28, of McKeesport, were allegedly found with two buns of heroin valued at $400 on the street and $6,841 in currency by the Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit, according to Sheriff Albert Marano’s office. Officers began investigating the two when they allegedly sold heroin to an undercover…
  • Murray Energy layoffs appear imminent

    MetroNews Staff
    22 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Various reports, including one Friday in the Wall Street Journal, said Murray Energy would be announcing major layoffs sometime Friday afternoon. The coal producer, which purchased Consol Energy mines a few years ago, could layoff as many as 1,800 according to the WSJ report. Some of the locations are believed to be in West Virginia. The WSJ reported the Monongalia County mine near Morgantown would be one of the operations targeted. Murray furloughed several hundred workers earlier this year because of large stockpiles.
  • House roads chair predicts ‘war zone’ if Turnpike tolls stay

    Shauna Johnson
    22 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “A big turkey” is how House Roads and Transportation Chair Marty Gearheart (R-Mercer, 27) describes the Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways report, released this week, on West Virginia’s long-term road funding needs. Del. Marty Gearheart (R-Mercer, 27) “Our highways need work and we have highways that need to be built and we need to find ways to get more out of the money that we spend on highways and we do need additional funding,” admitted Delegate Marty Gearheart (R-Mercer, 27). However, he said many of the Commission’s…
  • McKinley ‘not intimidated’ by other possible Republican gubernatorial candidates

    Shauna Johnson
    22 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s 1st District Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) is confident he could win a challenged Republican gubernatorial primary election, if he decides to get into the race in 2016. File photo 1st District Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) “We see the poll numbers,” McKinley said on Friday’s MetroNews “Talkline” of the ongoing discussions about a potential GOP candidate for governor with two other interested elected officials — Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 06) and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
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