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    2 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    WAVY-TV2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rulesWAVY-TVLawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses. The ethics-reform proposal puts a $100 cap on gifts 2015 Virginia Legislative Near Close With Ethics RulesNBC4 WashingtonVirginia General Assembly passes new “gift” laws in response to McDonnell WTOPall 21 news articles »
  • 2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules

    Virginia News
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses. The ethics-reform proposal puts a $100 cap on gifts lawmakers can accept - including meals, entertainment and travel - from lobbyists and their clients, or others seeking to do business with the state.
  • FitEx program promotes physical activity and healthy eating habits.

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    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Remember those New Year's resolutions to get in shape and eat healthier that just seemed to go by the wayside? Well, the Virginia Cooperative Extension believes everyone deserves a second chance and offers its FitEx program to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits. Joining the extension service as program partners are the state Health Department, the Community Health Improvement Program and the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "We all are trying to encourage a healthy Portsmouth," said Crystal Barber, a dietitian and local Family and Consumer Sciences…
  • Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to one year and one day

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    20 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
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  • Editorial: School board raises would send the wrong message

    Alexandria Times
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    26 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    (File photo) We have heard it time and again in recent months. Times are tough for the city’s coffers. Officials have projected a $16 million deficit in the budget for the coming fiscal year, while real estate assessments have grown at a snail’s pace. Couple that with city councilors’ desire to improve police compensation and pay for enrollment increases in Alexandria City Public Schools, and it likely will mean other city agencies will be tightening their belts yet again this year. So to hear elected officials — some members of the Alexandria School Board — say they want to examine…
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  • 2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules - WAVY-TV

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    WAVY-TV2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rulesWAVY-TVLawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses. The ethics-reform proposal puts a $100 cap on gifts 2015 Virginia Legislative Near Close With Ethics RulesNBC4 WashingtonVirginia General Assembly passes new “gift” laws in response to McDonnell WTOPall 21 news articles »
  • "Black Hat Bandits" Leave Footprints in Snow in Virginia - NBC4 Washington

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    NBC4 Washington"Black Hat Bandits" Leave Footprints in Snow in VirginiaNBC4 WashingtonTwo bank robbers known as the "Black Hat Bandits" for their disguises are believed to have struck again in Falls Church, Virginia. A black man and a white man both dressed in black, carrying guns and wearing ski masks entered the Wells Fargo branch in FBI: "Black Hat Bandits" rob another bank in VirginiaCBS Newsall 10 news articles »
  • Virginia loses a first-place vote to Maryland in Atlantic 11 poll, Virginia ... - Washington Post (blog)

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Virginia loses a first-place vote to Maryland in Atlantic 11 poll, Virginia Washington Post (blog)The Cavaliers doubled up Wake Forest, 70-34, and defeated rival Virginia Tech for their eighth consecutive win since our last poll, yet lost a first-place vote to the Terps, who capped off their week with a home win over Michigan. (It should be noted
  • Eli Harold wows at Virginia's pro day - Richmond.com

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Richmond.comEli Harold wows at Virginia's pro dayRichmond.comVirginia's Eli Harold takes down Louisville quarterback Will Gardner in the final minutes of the Cavaliers' win on Sept. 13, 2014. ........................ ADVERTISEMENT ...................... Posted: Monday, March 2, 2015 1:53 pm. Eli Harold wows at Eli Harold gives draft stock a boost at Virginia's pro dayNFL.comSteelers Also Represented At Virginia Pro DaySteelers DepotHarold, Valles Impress at Virginia's Pro DayNBC 29 Newsall 10 news articles »
  • St. Peter's Prep wide receiver KJ Gray recaps Virginia unofficial, has other ... - NJ.com

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    St. Peter's Prep wide receiver KJ Gray recaps Virginia unofficial, has other NJ.comComing off a strong junior campaign for the state champion St. Peter's Prep Marauders, wide receiver KJ Gray has certainly seen his recruitment take off in recent months. The 6-1, 190-pounder has hauled in offers from Syracuse, Boston College, Rutgers
 
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  • 2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses. The ethics-reform proposal puts a $100 cap on gifts lawmakers can accept - including meals, entertainment and travel - from lobbyists and their clients, or others seeking to do business with the state.
  • House passes bill to remove A to F grading system of schools in Virginia

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The House of Delegates in Richmond has passed bill HB 1672 - legislation that will remove the A to F grading system of school districts in Virginia. The A to F grading system for school districts was first implemented after bill HB 1999 was passed during the 2013 General Assembly session.
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    2 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education. He spent his formative years studying at the College of William and Mary, where he studied philosophy, statecraft, science and literature.
  • Weather: What to Expect Monday in Northern Virginia

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Bridge and pavement temperatures are not expected to rise above 32 degrees until after 10 a.m. Monday, according to NWS and VDOT. After an icy Sunday, Monday morning commuters will likely see a messy commute before temperatures warm up, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Economic growth slows but Virginia's business climate remains attractive

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Virginia faced economic headwinds in the past year. Sequestration - across-the-board federal budget cuts - slowed growth in the commonwealth, which has for years been one of the largest recipients of government contracts.
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  • FitEx program promotes physical activity and healthy eating habits.

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Remember those New Year's resolutions to get in shape and eat healthier that just seemed to go by the wayside? Well, the Virginia Cooperative Extension believes everyone deserves a second chance and offers its FitEx program to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits. Joining the extension service as program partners are the state Health Department, the Community Health Improvement Program and the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "We all are trying to encourage a healthy Portsmouth," said Crystal Barber, a dietitian and local Family and Consumer Sciences…
  • Suffolk poet brings Frederick Douglass to life

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    A prompting from a friend added another skill to Nathan Richardson's already impressive resume. The Suffolk poet and spoken word artist was challenged to research and reenact a famous historical person. After considering several personalities, Richardson settled on Frederick Douglass, the former slave, abolitionist, statesman and author. Portsmouth residents were the recipients of Richardson's diligence as he brought his Frederick Douglass tour to the city's libraries this month. The choice of Douglass was easy, Richardson said, as both students and adults are familiar with…
  • Rolling on the River

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Steve Brannan belongs to a part of Norfolk most people never see or don't usually give much thought to as they live their landlocked lives. Brannan is captain of the Emily Anne McAllister, one of the tugboats you might see pushing barges up the Elizabeth River, or nudging huge freighters and tankers under the Berkley Bridge - without any paint coming off the ship. His Norfolk-based tug has 4,650 horsepower - about as much as 15 SUVs combined. It is the second most powerful tug in McAllister Towing's eight-boat Virginia fleet. Time was, before the Navy came to Norfolk, before…
  • Safe haven for at-risk children struggles to keep doors open

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The doors at Wesleyan Memorial United Methodist Church open for children in the Club Sandwich program every weekday after school. Sadly, those doors are in danger of closing. Club Sandwich was started 11 years ago by the church's former pastor, Jim Hundley, who passed away in 2007. The club was initially a free lunch program. It is affiliated with the church but not funded through the church's budget and operates solely on grants and donations. It has grown into much more and seeing it in jeopardy from financial need is earth-shattering to director Debbie Winn. There are 25 children…
  • Review | Fin Seafood cocktails

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The first of the Valentine's Day devotees seemed oblivious, but at Fin Seafood a palpable tension built in the front of the house. The hostess made a final pass through a dining room retro-fitted for the weekend with two-tops only. A waitress paused at the bar, applied ChapStick, and quipped about cracked lips from smiling from 5 p.m. to midnight. Katie Keane, the early-shift barkeep, polished stemware and checked and re-checked her stock of spirits and champagne splits. Just as servers started posting orders, Robert Gregory appeared behind the bar, jar in hand. "Oh! You've…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Editorial: School board raises would send the wrong message

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    (File photo) We have heard it time and again in recent months. Times are tough for the city’s coffers. Officials have projected a $16 million deficit in the budget for the coming fiscal year, while real estate assessments have grown at a snail’s pace. Couple that with city councilors’ desire to improve police compensation and pay for enrollment increases in Alexandria City Public Schools, and it likely will mean other city agencies will be tightening their belts yet again this year. So to hear elected officials — some members of the Alexandria School Board — say they want to examine…
  • Embattled used car dealer to remain open

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) In March 2014, city councilors gave the owner of A&B Auto Finance Co. one last chance. He had six months to wrap up operations and find a new site for his used car dealership, or the city would end its operating permits. But at a council hearing last weekend, councilors had changed their tune, approving an additional 18-month extension of the dealership’s permits in light of a new property owner who wants to redevelop the lot. In 2005, Alexandria officials voted to phase out car dealerships in Old Town as part of a vision for a more retail-centric King…
  • Alexandria resident named a finalist for Mars voyage

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Being an Internet nerd sometimes can have its upsides. Sometimes you can win free stuff or trips. But it’s not a T-shirt or a trip to the Caribbean that Alexandrian Sonia Van Meter has won. The 35-year-old political consultant, married with two stepsons, is one step closer to winning a one-way ticket to Mars. Last week, it was announced she was among 100 finalists to make the voyage almost a decade from now. That’s right. Mars. The red planet. Van Meter recalled the casual conversation with her husband before she applied. “Hey baby,…
  • School board proposes raises for members next year

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Amidst the small tweaks and adjustments made to Alexandria City Public Schools’ fiscal 2016 operating budget during the school board’s final work session on the issue last week, board members contemplated increasing annual stipends for the board. Board member Kelly Booz floated the idea of a $5,000 increase — from $15,000 to $20,000 per year — for school board members, provided the district’s final budget approved by city council includes raises for all school staff. Chairwoman Karen Graf said members have not received a raise since 2006, and Booz…
  • Fine French dining in the heart of Old Town

    Kristen Essex
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Le Refuge is a fine dining country French restaurant, with the perfect feel for a date or special dinner. Yet, once patrons experience the phenomenal cuisine and reasonable prices combined with a wonderful setting, they will keep coming back at any time of year. Some of the most popular winter dishes on the traditional French menu are the cassoulet maison, beef wellington, frogs’ legs, rack of lamb and shad roe season. Regulars maintain that the coq au vin’s tender chicken in a reduction sauce is simply stupendous and the best…
 
 
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  • F.C.’s King Wins Award for Cancer Fundraising Efforts

    FCNP.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Falls Church resident Francesca King won one of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Citizenship Awards for her team’s fundraising efforts for the cancer organization during its Student of the Year campaign. She was honored at an award ceremony last Saturday at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Speakers at the awards ceremony included Mardith Christianson, who shared the story of her son Andrew’s battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia and illustrated the importance of the money raised by the student volunteers who participated in the campaign. All of the team’s…
  • Arlington Animal Welfare League Launches Reading Program

    FCNP.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The Animal Welfare League of Arlington announced the launch of its new Paws and Read program at it’s animal shelter at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington, last Thursday. Starting today schoolchildren in kindergarten – 5th grade can come to the shelter to read with one of the shelter’s cats during a 20 minute session between 1 – 5:20 p.m. According to a press release sent out by the welfare league the program was launched to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday and to celebrate his world renowned book The Cat in the Hat. “The program is an AWLA education…
  • Police Looking for Info About Dog Bite Incident in Falls Church

    FCNP.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Police are seeking information about an incident where a dog bit a teenage boy near the intersection of Gundry Drive and S. Virginia Ave. in the City of Falls Church on Sunday afternoon. Police say the boy was walking near the intersection of Gundry Drive and S. Virginia Ave. and passed the dog and its walker when the animal jumped. The victim later realized he had been bitten on the leg. The dog is described as medium build with brown and white fur. The dog was on a leash being walked by a white female in her twenties with brown hair wearing a white jacket with a yellow scarf. If the dog…
  • Falls Church Wells Fargo Bank Robbed Monday

    FCNP.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    (Photo: Patricia Leslie/News-Press) Two men, armed with handguns, robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of West and Broad streets in the City of Falls Church Monday afternoon. Police say the suspects are known as the “Black Hat Bandits” who have robbed eight banks in Virginia and Maryland so far this year. The suspects in Monday’s robbery are described as males in their early forties, between 5’7″ and 5’9″ tall, dressed in all black clothing with black ski masks, entered the bank at 1000 West Broad Street around 12:42 p.m. this afternoon and…
  • The Trocks Return to The Alden this Thursday

    FCNP.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (Photo: Courtesy of The Alden) Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, affectionately known as “The Trocks,” are returning to the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre this Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. for one night only. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a dynamic and delightful ballet troupe, is celebrating its 40th anniversary season. Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts who wanted to present playful, entertaining view of traditional, classic ballet in parody form and en travesty, The Trocks quickly gained acclaim in New York City, where they are…
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    WAVY-TV

  • Passengers wait almost 24 hours for flight out of Norfolk

    WAVY News
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Passengers on a flight leaving Norfolk had to wait almost 24 hours before takeoff. An American Airlines spokeswoman confirmed flight 294 from Norfolk to Dallas/Fort Worth was delayed Sunday evening until Monday afternoon. The delay was caused by a mechanical issue that required parts to be transported to Norfolk International Airport from another airport. The spokeswoman said passengers were given hotel vouchers. The flight was rescheduled to leave Norfolk at 3 p.m. Monday.
  • Father sentenced for shaking baby, causing brain damage

    Catherine Rogers
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach man will spend the next three decades in prison for abusing his 5-month-old son to the point of permanent brain damage. In Virginia Beach Circuit Court Monday, 32-year-old Charles Adam Potter was sentenced to a 30-year prison term for aggravated malicious wounding and child abuse/neglect. The punishment was much greater than the maximum 12-year term recommend by Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines, according to Macie Pridgen with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. On October 24, 2012, Potter and his wife took their son to…
  • What the video of Los Angeles police killing actually shows

    Media General
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    LOS ANGELES (MEDIA GENERAL) – “Now a crowd is gathering. Please pray for safety of all,” wrote Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission. His comment on Twitter came after three police officers shot and killed a man on the city’s Skid Row while wrestling with him on the ground. Authorities say the man was shot after he tried grabbing for an officer’s gun. The shooting was captured on video by someone standing nearby. It’s been viewed millions of times online. What the video shows The video starts with six officers, two of which break away to subdue and handcuff a woman who…
  • 2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules

    ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press BILL SIZEMORE, Associated Press
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s 2015 legislative session is in the books. Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state’s ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia’s college campuses. The ethics-reform proposal puts a $100 cap on gifts lawmakers can accept — including meals, entertainment and travel — from lobbyists and their clients, or others seeking to do business with the state. Lawmakers were spurred to reform the state’s ethics rules following the conviction last year of…
  • Teenage girl charged for encouraging boyfriend to commit suicide

    Colin Spence; reporting by Kelly Sullivan
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (WPRI) — A Massachusetts teenage girl, who has been accused of allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. According to Fairhaven police, Conrad Roy III took his own life, but not before having second thoughts about it. Michelle Carter, the boy’s girlfriend, was the last person to text Roy before he killed himself. Investigators said the conversations between the two, at the very least, did not help coax the teen out of committing suicide. The 18-year-old died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his truck…
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  • Gun school proposal withdrawn; hearing cancelled

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Zoning Administrator Wally Horton reported that he had received a letter from attorney Vernon Geddy that Ricky Abbott of Jamaica and Off Road Training Inc. will no longer pursue an outdoor shooting range in the Jamaica area of Middlesex County.
  • Resident wild turkey ‘struts’ in Deltaville

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    What in the world is it? A lawn ornament? A feathered “garden gnome”? A family pet? No, it’s “Timberneck Tom,” the wild tom turkey of Deltaville strutting his stuff on the local streets.
  • County faces $1.5 million 3-year ‘balloon payment’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Middlesex County faced some hard financial decisions in 1999 when the school board and county board of supervisors agreed to build the new Middlesex Elementary School and refurbish portions of Middlesex High School.
  • With burst pipes, town water usage skyrockets

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Single digit temperatures took a toll last week, bursting water pipes at eight properties in Urbanna, reported Urbanna Town Administrator Holly Gailey at council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 23.
  • Hodges’ Potomac Aquifer bill approved by House of Delegates

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    VIDEO: District 98 State Delegate Keith Hodges of Urbanna spearheaded a bill (HB-1924) that addresses the depletion of Virginia’s water supply through the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond on February 6.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
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  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
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  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
 
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  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
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  • SAIC acquiring Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash

    rpowell@va-business.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    McLean-based Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is acquiring intelligence services provider Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash. The seller is the Los Angeles-based private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners. The SAIC board of directors has approved the deal, which is expected to close in May and is subject to customary closing conditions. Founded in 1979, Scitor is based in Reston and operates in Herndon, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Hampton and Arlington. Scitor has annual revenue of about $600 million and has 1,500 employees, the majority of whom hold advanced security…
  • Drucker & Falk named managing agent for Williamsburg apartments

    rpowell@va-business.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
      Conway Garden Associates LLC named Newport News-based Drucker & Falk managing agent of Conway Garden, a 200-unit apartment community in historic Williamsburg. The property offers one-,  two- and three-bedroom units.  Drucker & Falk said it would be overseeing renovations to the property, including kitchen and appliance upgrades. In other multi-family news, Drucker & Falk brokers Alan Meetze and David Hudgins recently represented the seller in the $17.6 million sale of Brookridge apartments in Newport News.  The commercial real estate firm manages more than…
  • New mixed-use project for Fredericksburg

    rpowell@va-business.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    A local Fredericksburg developer plans a new mixed-use project on property he recently purchased at the corner of the city’s William and Prince Edward streets. According to Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, JON Properties LLC purchased 425 William Street, a downtown parcel, for an undisclosed price. It plans to develop the property into a mixed-use building known as Park View that would offer a bank on its ground floor with residential condos above. Jamie Scully of Thalhimer handled sale negotiations on behalf of the seller. According to the Free Lance Star, the local developer is…
  • Alexandria named to list of Top 10 Best Downtowns

    rpowell@va-business.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Alexandria came in at No. 6 on a list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns for 2015 by Livability.com The Franklin,Tenn.-based company explores what makes small-to mid-sized cities good places to live, work and visit.  Its rankings, which include an annual list of the country’s most liveable cities, take into consideration factors such as walkability, transportation, and arts and cultural amenities, According to Livability, more people are opting to live in the urban playgrounds of downtowns. Young professionals, between the ages of 22 and 34, are especially drawn to these areas where…
  • Oak Hall Cap & Gown to invest $1.2 million in Grayson County

    rpowell@va-business.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Oak Hall Cap & Gown, a manufacturer of academic, judicial and religious apparel, will invest $1.2 million and create 100 jobs in establishing a textile manufacturing operation in Grayson County. The company will renovate an existing 85,000-square-foot facility in Independence, which the town council bought in 2011. The Independence facility will be Oak Hall’s fourth operation in the commonwealth. The company was founded in 1889 in Roanoke. In 1976, it acquired the Bentley and Simon Co., a New York-based manufacturing firm, which supplied robes for the justices of the U.S. Supreme…
 
 
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  • Kanawha prosecutor watching bill that may change Giles case

    Jeff Jenkins
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    File Kanawha County prosecutor Chuck Miller explained the charges against Capital High principal Clinton Giles at at news conference last month. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill being watched closely by Kanawha County Prosecutor Chuck Miller is on track to pass the House of Delegates Wednesday. The bill could impact the criminal case against former Capital High School principal Clinton Giles. Supporters of bill (HB2939) say it closes a loophole in the current law that requires certain crimes against children to be reported. Giles was charged under that statute last month after Miller alleged…
  • Snow, gas leak cause fire at Wyoming County school

    MetroNews Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    BAILEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Classes are expected to resume Tuesday at a Wyoming County school following a fire early Monday morning. The blaze damaged the gymnasium at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School. The flames did not spread to the rest of the building. The fire was caused by a gas leak in the rooftop HVAC unit. The leak is believed to have been caused by the heavy weight of melting snow. The fire took place before students got to school Monday because Wyoming County schools were on a two-hour delay. The damage estimate is into the thousands of dollars.
  • One in custody, two sought in car thefts

    Chris Lawrence
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An alert Kanawha County detective is credited with making one arrest in connection with a car theft Monday morning. The detective observed three men in a car acting suspiciously along Chestnut Street in South Charleston.  He then watched one of the men get out and steal a pickup truck. Sheriff’s department spokesman Cpl. Brian Humphreys said the detective had a better angle to chase the two men left in the vehicle instead of the stolen truck. The pursuit stretched to Spring Hill where the suspects wrecked on a dead end street. “One of the men…
  • Makeups for snow could be painful in some counties

    Chris Lawrence
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    BECKLEY, W.Va. — Raleigh County School Superintendent Dave Price thought things were going exceedingly well.  Up until Feb. 16, his students had only missed three days of school for the weather and none of those had come before Christmas where the system typically has one or two. However, the storm which blew in that day changed everything. “We thought we were in good shape, but we knew February is tough and March there’s always a pretty decent storm,” Price said. “We were just keeping our fingers crossed.” Raleigh County missed two solid weeks of school,…
  • Police academy program begins for Charleston Police Department

    Carrie Hodousek
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Charleston Police Department will begin a new program for their Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy on Tuesday evening at the Charleston Police Department Training Center. Sgt. Paul Perdue said the program runs for 10 weeks from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Perdue said it outlines the entire police department, has every division involved, and gives the citizens a chance to interact with the police. It also gives them more perspective into what the department does every day. “On the first night I’ll give them an outline of how the police…
 
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