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  • Actress calls on Hollywood to include more actors with disabilities

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    Kayla Rini | The Breeze
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    Although people with disabilities are the largest minority in the United States, they’re underrepresented in the media.
  • All 8-car trains on Metro: Virginia yes, Maryland no - WTOP

    VIRGINIA NEWS - Google News
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    All 8-car trains on Metro: Virginia yes, Maryland noWTOPWASHINGTON — Everyone agrees that Metro's new 7000 series will replace the old 1000 series cars, but Maryland and Virginia disagree about whether extra 7000 series cars should help form all eight-car trains during rush hours. All eight-car trains
  • Bring on More Virginia Wine

    Virginia News
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    That governor of ours - always breaking the good news about Virginia wine first. Hard on the heels of the announcement of the 2015 Virginia Governor's Cup winner comes this week's announcement that grape production was up 17 percent in the commonwealth last year.
  • New invention: Humming bass sound puts out fires

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    27 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
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  • School board, city council still apart on education funding

    Alexandria Times
    ewagner
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Exiting a joint meeting between city councilors and members of the Alexandria City School Board, city and schools leaders appeared no closer to resolving a more than $3 million budget impasse. School board members requested $201 million from City Hall for fiscal 2016, but in Acting City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposed budget, the city would only allocate $198 million, with 55 percent of all new city revenue going to local schools. While school board members argued that the additional funding is needed to address enrollment increases and aging infrastructure,…
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  • All 8-car trains on Metro: Virginia yes, Maryland no - WTOP

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    All 8-car trains on Metro: Virginia yes, Maryland noWTOPWASHINGTON — Everyone agrees that Metro's new 7000 series will replace the old 1000 series cars, but Maryland and Virginia disagree about whether extra 7000 series cars should help form all eight-car trains during rush hours. All eight-car trains
  • Police reveal identities of two people found dead in Virginia Beach home - wtkr.com

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    wtkr.comPolice reveal identities of two people found dead in Virginia Beach homewtkr.comVirginia Beach, Virginia – Police have released the identities of the two people found dead inside a Virginia Beach home early Friday morning. Police responded to a call of a suspicious death in the 1100 block of Old Virginia Beach Road around 4:00 a.m Va. Beach victims identified in suspicious deaths investigationWAVY-TVPolice: 2 found dead inside Virginia Beach homeThe Virginian-Pilot2 dead in Virginia Beach houseWTOPwgnt.comall 14 news articles »
  • Ooh Rah! Retired U. S. Marine wins $225000 from Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket - wtvr.com

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    wtvr.comOoh Rah! Retired U. S. Marine wins $225000 from Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticketwtvr.comNEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — It was a very good week for retired U. S. Marine Marvin Herbich. The Lanexa man bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket over the weekend and won a $225,000 prize. On Monday, he showed up at the Virginia Lottery office to ...and more »
  • Body of missing 5-year-old Virginia boy found in septic tank - CBS News

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    CBS NewsBody of missing 5-year-old Virginia boy found in septic tankCBS NewsDUBLIN, Va. -- Authorities say the body of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who had been missing since Sunday has been found in a septic tank near his home. Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis announced the discovery Thursday during a brief news conference.Missing 5-year-old Virginia boy found dead in septic system, sources sayFox 59Missing Virginia child Noah Thomas reportedly found dead in septic systemwtkr.comMissing Virginia child, Noah Thomas, found dead in septic systemwtvr.comNBC4 Washingtonall 274 news…
  • Kentucky routs West Virginia in Sweet 16 - Cincinnati.com

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Cincinnati.comKentucky routs West Virginia in Sweet 16Cincinnati.comCLEVELAND – Aaron Harrison just kept smiling, slyly, as the questions came Wednesday afternoon. What was the Kentucky guard's reaction to a West Virginia player predicting victory over the Wildcats in Thursday night's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16? Grin.7 insane stats about Kentucky's dominant win over West VirginiaUSA TODAYIt's Kentucky again, so West Virginia gets led to slaughterWashington PostWest Virginia player who guaranteed victory over Kentucky tried to hide in SB NationPittsburgh…
 
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  • Bring on More Virginia Wine

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    That governor of ours - always breaking the good news about Virginia wine first. Hard on the heels of the announcement of the 2015 Virginia Governor's Cup winner comes this week's announcement that grape production was up 17 percent in the commonwealth last year.
  • Virginians planting, harvesting more wine grapes

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Virginia's 2014 commercial wine grape harvest was more than 17 percent larger than that of 2013 with 8,039 tons, up from 6,862 tons. The 2014 harvest is second only to the 2009 harvest of more than 8,600 tons.
  • Some highways are getting a tuneup in Virginia

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am
    Virginia has the third-largest state road system in the country. The following list is a sample of major road projects recently completed, under construction or under contract in Virginia.
  • Va. Boy Missing Since Sunday Found Dead

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Authorities say the body of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who had been missing since Sunday has been found in a septic tank near his home. Noah Thomas was last seen by his mother on Sunday morning at the family's home in Dublin.
  • Dominion unveils plans for second gas-fired power station in region

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The public is invited to attend the dedication of a reading bench, honoring the late Hank Bruining on Friday, at 3 p.m. at the SVHEC Innovation Center, outside the Welding An artist's rendering of the Brunswick County Power Station, which is about half-finished. Dominion Virginia Power announced plans Thursday to build a similar nature gas-fueled facility near the Greensville-Brunswick line.
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • School board, city council still apart on education funding

    ewagner
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Exiting a joint meeting between city councilors and members of the Alexandria City School Board, city and schools leaders appeared no closer to resolving a more than $3 million budget impasse. School board members requested $201 million from City Hall for fiscal 2016, but in Acting City Manager Mark Jinks’ proposed budget, the city would only allocate $198 million, with 55 percent of all new city revenue going to local schools. While school board members argued that the additional funding is needed to address enrollment increases and aging infrastructure,…
  • City council repeals ‘For Sale’ sign ban in cars

    ewagner
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) It is now safe for Alexandria residents to advertise a car for sale along city streets without fear of being ticketed or towed. City councilors unanimously voted earlier this month to repeal an ordinance banning the use of “For Sale” signs in the windows of cars parked public streets. Why the change? In 2012, resident Scott Roy McLean placed a “For Sale” sign in his parked car and was surprised to find a ticket on his windshield the next morning. McLean was unaware there was a 1963 law on the books banning such signs in parked cars in Alexandria.
  • A brunch to remember at Chadwicks

    Kristen Essex
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Chadwicks Restaurant at 203 The Strand in Old Town has stood the test of time for its quality food and welcoming atmosphere. Chadwicks has a cozy setting and a menu with a wide variety of options from steak and hamburgers to veggie dishes to seafood, pasta and more. Open until the early hours of the morning, Chadwicks has been a favorite haunt of many people for decades. A real weekend treat is the brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with mimosas, champagne and tasty coffee to complement the fine menu selections.  The three egg…
  • Local developers vie for TSA headquarters

    ewagner
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Image/City of Alexandria) City development leaders are hopeful that the Transportation Security Administration will soon call the Port City home. But they aren’t putting all of their eggs in one basket. City councilors unanimously approved regional developer JGB’s plans to build a 16-story office building in the Eisenhower Valley in the hopes of wooing the federal agency earlier this month. And Jones Lang LaSalle is courting the agency with its already constructed 600,000 square-foot Victory Center, also in the Eisenhower Valley. JBG’s plan is to build a new…
  • Norfolk Southern announce ethanol expansion plans

    ewagner
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    By Erich Wagner (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Representatives of regional railroad giant Norfolk Southern informed city leaders last week that it plans to expand operations at its controversial ethanol transloading facility on the West End. In a letter to Mayor Bill Euille, representatives of the company said it plans to “invest in track infrastructure … to increase the efficiency of operations by increasing our rail car handling efficiency.” But officials at City Hall interpret the language to mean one thing: more ethanol being offloaded from train cars onto trucks near a residential area.
 
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  • FCCPS Seeking Career Fair Volunteers

    FCNP.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Falls Church City Public Schools is looking for volunteers for the annual career fair at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, which was rescheduled to April 30 due to winter weather. Volunteers will set up displays next to others in similar careers and students will come up to the displays and ask questions about the volunteers’ career, their education and their interests. The school system needs 100 volunteers to fill up the Henderson gym. For more information, contact Marybeth Connelly at connellym@fccps.org. For those who would like to share information about their career with…
  • F.C. Economic Office Reports on Status of 7 Coming Local Eateries

    Nicholas F. Benton
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Seven new eateries in various stages of opening in the City of Falls Church are profiled in today’s monthly “Business and Real Estate News” report from the F.C> Economic Development Office. The Lil’ City Creamery, an ice cream parlor, has signed a lease for the location at 114 W. Broad St. The Pita Pouch (Mediterranean food) hopes to be open by April 1 in the Falls Plaza at 1112 W. Broad. The Cafe Kindred obtained an occupancy permit on March 11 to open at 450 N. Washington. The Happy Tart, an entirely gluten-free bakery and cafe, hopes to open by May 1 at 410 S.
  • F.C. Council, School Board Closed Meeting Monday to Mull Clark Plan

    Nicholas F. Benton
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The scheduled meeting of the Falls Church City Council on Monday, March 30, has been changed from a 7:30 p.m. start time to 9 p.m., and a behind-closed-doors closed session involving the Council and the F.C. School Board has been set for 7 p.m. that night for what has been described by City Hall as a “consultation with legal counsel and the receipt of legal advice regarding the recent unsolicited proposal” for development of the 39 acres encompassing the City’s high and middle schools adjacent the West Falls Church Metro. The proposal came from Clark Construction. Following…
  • FCCPS Students Compete in ‘March Madness’ Tourneys

    FCNP.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS Communications) Students at nearly every level of the Falls Church City Public School system is putting their own spin on March Madness, by competing, or participating in tournaments to determine the best math problem solver and piece of literature, and the most historically significant figure of the 18th century. At George Mason High School, the Mathletes are running March Math-ness, in which Mason students compete in a bracket-style tournament by solving math problems. Also, the Mustang Student Council Association is running a traditional bracket competition,…
  • Northern Virginia Ice Dogs U-12 Team Wins the Pony Tail Hockey Tournament

    FCNP.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    The top-seeded Northern Virginia Ice Dogs U-12-AA girls ice hockey team defeated the number two seeded Carolina Lightening from Raleigh, NC and won the top U-12 division of the 12th Annual Pony Tail Ice Hockey Tournament on Sunday, March 15, at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. The Ice Dogs won 5-1, and Gwen Eichfeld of McLean had a hat trick for the game. Ice Dogs Head Coach Peter Townsend of Alexandria said “These girls are some of the hardest working players I have ever coached. They truly earned the Gold in this tournament.” The following players are on the Ice Dogs U-12-AA…
 
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  • Norfolk looks for beach and pool lifeguards

    Nicole Livas
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk is looking for both full-time and part-time lifeguards for the city’s beaches and pools. Successful applicants must be certified through the American Red Cross or YMCA for first aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. The city will also offer certification classes for applicants who don’t meet all the requirements. Applicants will also have to complete a water skills test and a written exam. Once hired, lifeguards will undergo specific training. For more information on requirements and the application process, visit Norfolk’s…
  • Hampton Roads Heart Ball this Saturday

    Sarah Hill
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Heart Disease is the number one killer of Virginians. That’s why 10 On Your Side is a proud sponsor of the Hampton Roads Heart Ball to benefit the American Heart Association. Tom Schaad at The Heart Ball with a friend. Tom Schaad will be hosting this black-tie event for the 5th year in a row Saturday night in Norfolk at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center. More than 300 guests will enjoy an elegant evening of dining, dancing, live entertainment plus a live and silent auction. The Ball’s “Cirque Du Soleil” theme will feature aerialists…
  • Hampton man gets 15 years for homicide outside Jack’s Restaurant

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A Hampton man will spend more than a decade in prison for a two-year-old homicide outside a local restaurant. On Thursday, a judge imposed the jury-recommended sentence for Patrick Julius Roberts: 10 years in prison for a voluntary manslaughter conviction and an additional five years for possession of a firearm by a felon. Prosecutors say Roberts shot and killed 27-year-old Charlie Moses Woodbury outside Jack’s Resturant on East Pembroke Avenue. According to the Hampton Police Division investigation, Roberts and Woodbury were in an argument just before 2…
  • Authorities offering reward in Chesapeake stolen guns theft

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are offering a $6,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a gun theft case in Chesapeake. Investigators say someone stole 10 firearms during a burglary at the Liberty Pawn shop, located at 4302 Indian River Road, on Feb. 18. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Chesapeake Police Department, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are investigating this case. If you have any information about this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.
  • Police investigating death at Hampton University

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Click on image for larger view. HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating after a death was reported at Hampton University’s library on Friday. Police officers were called to the scene around noon. Investigators say the victim’s identification is not known, at this time, and no foul play is suspected. Hampton police and campus police continue to investigate. A faculty member confirmed to WAVY.com that members of the Hampton University community are planning at vigil at 6 p.m. at the Hampton University Chapel. No further information has been released.  
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  • ‘People need to see there is a spark in these kids’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    “I was so excited about the band, and the pretty girls!” said Middlesex student Jacob Dubeau, a normal reaction of a 13-year-old attending his first prom.
  • No tax increase in FY16 county budget

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposed $21,474,013 FY16 county budget on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Historic Courthouse in Saluda.
  • Museums will work together to promote tourism

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The three museums are the Deltaville Maritime Museum in Deltaville, Middlesex County Museum in Saluda, and the Urbanna Museum and Visitor’s Center at the Scottish Factor Store in Urbanna.
  • Lt. Jim Ellis retires after serving Middlesex residents for 13 years

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    At the age of 53, when many people dream of retirement, Jim Ellis started a totally new career—he became a deputy with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. “One of Jim’s best qualities is his fairness, along with his ability to assess a situation with a cool head and even temperament,” said Major Sampson.
  • Conservation forum cancelled

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Unfortunately, the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula and the Garden Club of the Northern Neck are cancelling the forum to be held at Christchurch School on Thursday, March 26, due to concerns beyond anyone's ability to alter.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
  • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Authorities arrested Shamaila Tanweer, 30, of Culpeper, described by police as a member of the family that operates the Hillsdale Country Store on U.S. 211 near Washington. She is charged with lottery tampering, a felony.
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  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
  • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Authorities arrested Shamaila Tanweer, 30, of Culpeper, described by police as a member of the family that operates the Hillsdale Country Store on U.S. 211 near Washington. She is charged with lottery tampering, a felony.
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  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
  • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Authorities arrested Shamaila Tanweer, 30, of Culpeper, described by police as a member of the family that operates the Hillsdale Country Store on U.S. 211 near Washington. She is charged with lottery tampering, a felony.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
  • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Authorities arrested Shamaila Tanweer, 30, of Culpeper, described by police as a member of the family that operates the Hillsdale Country Store on U.S. 211 near Washington. She is charged with lottery tampering, a felony.
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  • Credit union buys Roanoke property for $2.5 million

    rpowell@va-business.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Member One Federal Credit Union has bought a 3.2 acre site in central Roanoke for $2.5 million. Roanoke-based Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group announced the sale, adding that the property could provide additional space for the growing credit union. The site is the longtime home of Roanoke Auto Spring Works Inc., at 401 Williamson Road NE across from the Berglund Civic Center. The property includes three brick buildings. “We are very excited about the opportunity to expand the area around our corporate campus,” Frank Carter, the president and CEO for Member One, said in statement.
  • Virginia’s jobless rate remains unchanged

    rpowell@va-business.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Virginia’s unemployment remained unchanged in February at 4.7 percent. February’s rate represents a drop of six-tenths of a percentage point from the same month in 2014. The national jobless rate for February was 5.5 percent. All of the figures have been seasonally adjusted, meaning they take into account seasonal changes in the labor market. Virginia’s labor force expanded in February for the second consecutive month, rising by 8,438 workers. Total nonfarm employment rose by 11,600 jobs in February to 3.798 million.  The private sector expanded by 10,600 jobs while the…
  • The Virginia Way leads legislators astray on ethics reform

    rpowell@va-business.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    An old joke offers this explanation for the odd pose of George Washington’s statue on Richmond’s Capitol Square. Mounted on a horse, Washington’s head is cocked toward the Capitol as he points toward the South. He is glaring at the General Assembly and pointing toward the State Penitentiary, old wags would say. The reference to the State Pen gives you some idea of how old the joke is. A fixture in downtown Richmond for nearly 200 years, the prison was demolished in 1992.  And, of course, Virginia’s elected officials aren’t sent to a state penitentiary. They…
  • Prince William takes a leading role

    rpowell@va-business.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Corey Stewart calls Prince William County a “snapshot of the future of America.” The chairman of the county’s Board of Supervisors has watched it grow and diversify. “This community once was the red-headed stepchild of Northern Virginia, and now it has really prospered,” he says. Prince William now is the second-largest county (trailing only Fairfax) in Virginia. It is home to about 425,900 residents and has a median household income of $97,000. “Our percentage of residents with higher degrees [38 percent] is more than double other parts of the…
  • Industrial gets sexy

    rpowell@va-business.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Having a new, empty 130,000- square-foot industrial building might trouble some people, but not Craig Cope, vice president for Liberty Property Trust’s Virginia region. Not only is he confident that the Henrico County building will draw tenants, he says the firm is actively looking for new land and plans to build other speculative projects in the Richmond area. “There’s more risk with a spec building, but in the long run the return is better,” he says. The $8.3 million building, finished in late January, is located in the Eastport Business Center, a 98-acre…
 
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  • Senate's Harry Reid won't seek re-election

    BY DONNA CASSATA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than hi
  • Chicago-area cousins planned U.S. terrorist attack

    BY MICHAEL TARM/Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CHICAGO — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin
  • Pentagon blocking special ops intel requests

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON — Records obtained by The Associated Press show that military bureaucrats have been trying to force a flawed, government-built intelligence system on special operations units deploying to w
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    BY CARYN ROUSSEAU and MICHAEL TARM/Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CHICAGO — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty t
  • Lawyer disputes police's hoax claim in California kidnapping

    BY GILLIAN FLACCUS, KRISTIN J. BENDER AND ELLEN KNICKMEYER/Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    VALLEJO, Calif. — A lawyer disputes police claims that the kidnapping of a California woman was a hoax and says her boyfriend was bound and drugged during the abduction.
 
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  • Senate's Harry Reid won't seek re-election

    BY DONNA CASSATA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than hi
  • Chicago-area cousins planned U.S. terrorist attack

    BY MICHAEL TARM/Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CHICAGO — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin
  • Pentagon blocking special ops intel requests

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON — Records obtained by The Associated Press show that military bureaucrats have been trying to force a flawed, government-built intelligence system on special operations units deploying to w
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    BY CARYN ROUSSEAU and MICHAEL TARM/Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CHICAGO — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty t
  • Lawyer disputes police's hoax claim in California kidnapping

    BY GILLIAN FLACCUS, KRISTIN J. BENDER AND ELLEN KNICKMEYER/Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    VALLEJO, Calif. — A lawyer disputes police claims that the kidnapping of a California woman was a hoax and says her boyfriend was bound and drugged during the abduction.
 
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  • “Peanut gallery” comment lights a fuse at Marmet Council meeting

    Matt Maccaro
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    MARMET, W.Va. — Things have had time to cool down in the Kanawha County town of Marmet after some fireworks following Thursday night’s council meeting. Council approved its budget for next fiscal year with little fanfare but things got interesting following the vote. There was a between council members, citizens and former town attorney Richie Robb. Several in attendance began yelling at Robb and he yelled back. Robb defended himself afterward saying he was trying to serve the town as best he could. “I represent both them and the mayor and it’s hard to represent two…
  • Prosecutors: Send escapee to out-of-state facility

    Jeff Jenkins
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
    WESTON, W.Va. — Prosecutors and state health officials want accused murderer Rocco Zuccaro, who recently escaped from Sharpe Hospital in Weston, to be sent to a correctional facility in South Carolina. Zuccaro climbed a 15-high brick wall and scaled a fence on his way off the property. He was captured Wednesday night about 15 miles away near Lost Creek. State police brought in troopers from different parts of the state to conduct the search and used the WVSP helicopter. Zuccaro, who allegedly murdered a man in Brooke County in 2013, was ordered back to Sharpe Hospital by Brooke County…
  • Raleigh County man dead after single-vehicle accident in Upshur County

    MetroNews Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – A Raleigh County man has died after a single-vehicle accident in Upshur County. According to a release from the Buckhannon City Police Department, Mikal Avis, 27, of Mabscot, was travelling west on Rt. 33 at approximately 5 a.m. in a 2003 Ford Ranger. Just as the vehicle passed the Morton Ave intersection, the vehicle left the roadway and entered the median. Avis then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times in the median before coming to a rest near the Rt. 20 exit on its top. Avis died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The cause…
  • Iconic paint can removed from roof in South Charleston

    Carrie Hodousek
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An iconic landmark was removed from the roof of the former Evans Lumber Company building in South Charleston Friday. The giant metal paint can sat on top of the building on D Street for more than 50 years, since 1963. South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens, South Charleston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Bob Anderson, city officials, and residents gathered around the lowering of the paint can to take pictures and show support. “It’s a big part of our history. It’s a sentimental value to our community, so it’s important that…
  • Economic analyst: Downward trend in state’s population will continue

    Shauna Johnson
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is losing population faster than any other state, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census, and one economic analyst in West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics predicts the downward trend will continue. John Deskins, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, said that’s a big problem because population is a driver for economic development. “If we want businesses to move here, we have to make it easy for them to find the workers that they need and, if we have a declining population and if we…
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  • Prince William Propane - the Last Winter Blast

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Here's an update from our friends at Hunt Country Propane, providing Loudoun and our southern neighbors in Prince William County propane delivery services.Loudoun and Prince William counties, along with the rest of Northern Virginia, have taken the same freezing cold hit as the rest of the East Coast, and with so many residents relying on propane for both heat and electricity, we thought that some helpful winter tips might guide local homeowners and businesses through these last few weeks of cold weather.1. Monitor your usage. We use more propane in the winter- that's a simple fact of life…
  • Local Fairfax Immigration Attorneys Expand Offices & Services - Now Serving Sterling, Reston, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Loudoun areas

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

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Enduring, recognized and thoughtful style is that which showcases inner beauty in an attracting manner and package. In words, actions, imagery - food for emotion, for the soul. Style isn't skin-deep, fashion-centric or materialistic. Style is a quality of living, of loving; an outcome of a pursuit and life well-lived, shared and appreciated - now, and then. Style comes by the individual, by the act - or in the more abstract rendering of a diverse community, a culture, a movement, a universal theme. Style is real, healthy and expressive - in the moment, or of the times. Style isn't defined -…
  • Loudoun Small Business Blogging - Multi-Author Blog & Digital Marketing Help for Loudoun Small Businesses

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Need help, as a Loudoun small business, in getting started with blogging?Join the "Made in Loudoun - Small Business Blogging Community"!The community of Loudoun Small Business Bloggers, and our stewardship role in it, is a long and storied history....all the way back to the early 2000's - well, basically back to 2005 or so...(Check out this blast from the past - this list of Loudoun bloggers from 2011!)As a small business in Loudoun, you may have already tried your hand at blogging and social media - Facebook's typically the easiest first route (it's really a "micro-blogging" channel) -…
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