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  • Mother loses appeal in turkey baster pregnancy case

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    22 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
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  • Virginia Tech rallying for a cure - WDBJ7

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    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    WDBJ7Virginia Tech rallying for a cureWDBJ7"It's amazing! I've had the opportunity to work with these students all through the year. They have great leadership skills and it's great to see how many Hokies care about this cause,” said Katie Paulson, West Virginia and Virginia Relay for Life and more »
  • Northern Virginia woman shares her journey to transgender

    Virginia News
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    WASHINGTON A local transgender woman cheered for Bruce Jenner in the '70s, and is looking forward to applauding Jenner again . Connie Rice lives in Northern Virginia.
  • Friday's roundup | Norview tops Maury on single in 7th

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:03 pm
    BASEBALL Norview 12, Maury 11 Seth Schwab delivered the walk-off RBI single to score Colin Kindred in the bottom of the seventh and the Pilots shocked the Commodores on Friday at Norview. After Maury scored two in the top of the seventh to take a 11-9 lead, Norview tied it on Kindred's RBI triple. He finished 4 for 4 with five RBIs and three runs scored. The teams combined for 23 hits. ____ Oscar Smith 6, Kecoughtan 2 Tyler Morgan struck out six in six innings to improve to 3-3, and the No. 8 Tigers (8-4) pounded out 12 hits. Oscar Smith's Nick Scianna, Thomas Packert, Mitchell…
  • Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

    Alexandria Times
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    24 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Old Town residents craving sushi were left perplexed this week to be greeted with a sign on the front of the Flying Fish restaurant, a staple at 815 King St. since it opened in 2005, that said it was closing on Sunday, April 19 for “repairs and renovations.” Even more confusing was the news Monday that every piece of restaurant equipment, furniture and decor was up for sale on an online auction, including the 55-inch flat screen televisions, the sushi display cases and the waste bins. Alexandria-based Rasmus Auctions are leading the sale, with noon to 4…
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  • Virginia Tech rallying for a cure - WDBJ7

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    WDBJ7Virginia Tech rallying for a cureWDBJ7"It's amazing! I've had the opportunity to work with these students all through the year. They have great leadership skills and it's great to see how many Hokies care about this cause,” said Katie Paulson, West Virginia and Virginia Relay for Life and more »
  • Meet the 2015 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame class - WAVY-TV

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    WAVY-TVMeet the 2015 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame classWAVY-TVPORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will induct its newest class on Saturday night. Headlining the list, two-time Olympic gold medalist, Angela Hucles, who is from Virginia Beach and was an international soccer star. “This whole ...and more »
  • One US Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training - Yahoo News

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:13 pm
    One US Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool trainingYahoo News(Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool and more »
  • Ohio State on verge of flip? Kareem Felder decommits from Virginia Tech after ... - cleveland.com

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    cleveland.comOhio State on verge of flip? Kareem Felder decommits from Virginia Tech after cleveland.comCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State hosted three-star cornerback Kareem Felder of Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy last Thursday. When Felder was on Ohio State's campus, he was committed to Virginia Tech. A week later, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect ...DB target decommits from Virginia TechTigerNetall 6 news articles »
  • Anti-LGBT Groups Hope To Make Virginia 'Ground Zero' In Fight Against School ... - ThinkProgress

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    ThinkProgressAnti-LGBT Groups Hope To Make Virginia 'Ground Zero' In Fight Against School ThinkProgressAs the elected school board for Virginia's largest jurisdiction considers adding “gender identity” to its non-discrimination law, state and national anti-LGBT organizations are furiously working to oppose protections for transgender employees and Va. delegates bash effort to protect transgender studentsWashington Postall 5 news articles »
 
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  • Northern Virginia woman shares her journey to transgender

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    WASHINGTON A local transgender woman cheered for Bruce Jenner in the '70s, and is looking forward to applauding Jenner again . Connie Rice lives in Northern Virginia.
  • Anti-LGBT Groups Hope To Make Virginia 'Ground Zero' In...

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    As the elected school board for Virginia's largest jurisdiction considers adding "gender identity" to its non-discrimination law, state and national anti-LGBT organizations are furiously working to oppose protections for transgender employees and students in Virginia schools, pushing transphobic claims of "shemales" in school bathrooms. Last month, Stafford County, VA, made national headlines when its school board unanimously voted to ignore guidance from both school district officials and the Department of Education that "sex" protections under Title IX protect transgender students' use of…
  • Virginia foster child's death ruled an accident

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    The death of a child in the care of a foster family in Stafford County has been ruled an accident. The Free Lance-Star reports that the state medical examiner's office in Richmond has listed the child's death as the result of complications from thermal injuries .
  • Popular a 90s band Candlebox to perform acoustic set at Jammin Java

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Blues-based rock 'n' roll is making its way to Virginia with Candlebox, the rhythm-driven grunge band from the '90s.
  • It's Northern Virginia's weekend for 'firehouse primaries'

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Republicans in a number of areas across the commonwealth, including parts of Northern Virginia, will nominate their candidates for this fall's general election in so-called "firehouse primaries." The contests typically draw an even smaller turnout than local primary races, with all polling stations open for longer hours.
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  • Friday's roundup | Norview tops Maury on single in 7th

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:03 pm
    BASEBALL Norview 12, Maury 11 Seth Schwab delivered the walk-off RBI single to score Colin Kindred in the bottom of the seventh and the Pilots shocked the Commodores on Friday at Norview. After Maury scored two in the top of the seventh to take a 11-9 lead, Norview tied it on Kindred's RBI triple. He finished 4 for 4 with five RBIs and three runs scored. The teams combined for 23 hits. ____ Oscar Smith 6, Kecoughtan 2 Tyler Morgan struck out six in six innings to improve to 3-3, and the No. 8 Tigers (8-4) pounded out 12 hits. Oscar Smith's Nick Scianna, Thomas Packert, Mitchell…
  • Pop(totum) | Stewart fought hypocrisy with humor

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The date has been set. Let the wake begin. Jon Stewart, 52, announced this week that his tenure as host of "The Daily Show" ends Aug. 6, closing out a 16-year run as the country's most respected political satirist. A lot has been made of Trevor Noah (story on page 9), the 31-year-old South African chosen to fill his seat. Most of it (deservedly) critical. But let's take a second to marvel at the work Stewart did in creating such big shoes. He took over the show in 1999 from Craig Kilborn, who had somehow parlayed his smarmy shtick into yet another gig. Almost immediately,…
  • Scharre: Protect the X-47B to safeguard innovation

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Last week, the Navy made aviation history for the second time in two years by accomplishing yet another first for unmanned aircraft: a fully autonomous aerial refueling. This comes on the heels of the Navy's historic landing of a fully autonomous unmanned aircraft, the X-47B, on an aircraft carrier in 2013. To capitalize on these successes, the Navy plans to next retire the unmanned aircraft - built by Northrop Grumman - and stick them in a museum. It's the equivalent of the Wright brothers' following up their historic flight at Kitty Hawk by burning their airplane to the…
  • James wins 400, Merritt places 5th at Drake Relays

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    DES MOINES, Iowa It's still very early in the outdoor season - and the conditions were miserable Friday at the Drake Relays. That just made Kirani James' performance in the 400 meters all the more special. James shattered the meet record set in 1996 by American star Michael Johnson on a cold and windy night, finishing in 44.22 seconds. Portsmouth native LaShawn Merritt finished fifth at 45.27. James' time wasn't that far off the 43.94 he posted to win the 2012 Olympics, and it was a half-second better than runner-up Yousef Ahmed Masrahi. Johnson set the old mark of 44.41…
  • Western Branch falters in 7th, falls to Woodside

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    CHESAPEAKE After top-ranked Western Branch took advantage of Woodside's defensive miscues, two critical, seventh-inning errors proved to be the Bruins' undoing. Woodside rallied for three runs in the final frame to win 3-2 in a clash of Monitor-Merrimac Conference unbeatens Friday night at Western Branch. Western Branch (11-2, 2-1) pitcher Colin Selby carried a 2-0 shutout bid into the seventh inning before walking Seth Woodard, an Old Dominion commit, to start the frame. Chris Henley followed with a potential double-play ball to Bruins shortstop Connor Rhem, who could not field it…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Employees raise questions following abrupt closure of Flying Fish

    ewagner
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Old Town residents craving sushi were left perplexed this week to be greeted with a sign on the front of the Flying Fish restaurant, a staple at 815 King St. since it opened in 2005, that said it was closing on Sunday, April 19 for “repairs and renovations.” Even more confusing was the news Monday that every piece of restaurant equipment, furniture and decor was up for sale on an online auction, including the 55-inch flat screen televisions, the sushi display cases and the waste bins. Alexandria-based Rasmus Auctions are leading the sale, with noon to 4…
  • Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

    ewagner
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    4:44 p.m. update: Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins declared a mistrial Thursday in the Dawit Seyoum murder trial, after jurors reported that they could not reach a verdict. After more than two and a half days of deliberation, the jury sent two notes to Judge Nolan B. Dawkins saying members were “hopelessly deadlocked” and unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Seyoum is accused of first degree murder and confessed to killing Carolyn Cross, deputy director of the D.C. Department of Corrections on September 7, 2014 in her Seminary Towers apartment on Kenmore Avenue.
  • Enjoy European-style patio dining

    Kristen Essex
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Walk into a la Lucia at 315 Madison St., and you will immediately notice its quiet bar that provides a terrific spot to meet with friends, talk, grab a drink before dinner or even dine. It has a comfortable yet contemporary flair that still retains a welcoming feel. With 75 wines, a number of domestic beers from small local breweries, liquors, Scotch whiskeys and cocktails, there are a multitude of reasons to call in at the bar of a la Lucia. Moreover, for those who dine in the bar on Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays, you can get a bottle of…
  • West End station officially opens without firefighters

    ewagner
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Erich Wagner) At 8:30 a.m. last Saturday, the city officials were scheduled to cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Fire Station 210 on the West End, near the Van Dorn Metro station. But City Manager Mark Jinks abruptly called off the ceremony after feedback from citizens and city councilors, with a rescheduled time and date yet to be determined. It was another difficult moment for the fire station, which officially opened last week with a paramedic unit, a truck and a fire engine, but no crew of firefighters assigned to man the engine itself. “Fire protection is not…
  • Word on the Street

    Kristen Essex
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    By Abigail Jurk (File Photo) Everyone’s schedule is full at this time of year, but don’t forget about your social life. Here are a few ideas to get you out on the town: WHAT’S THE DEAL: The Majestic Cafe has been a fixture in Old Town for years. Located at 911 King St., the restaurant first opened in 1949. In 1978, the restaurant closed until the current Majestic Cafe opened its doors in 2001. Since then, the eatery has become well known as a place to get a quality, upscale meal in a comfortable atmosphere. But what many people don’t know is that even on a budget, the Majestic still…
 
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  • USAS activists protest Tech’s partnership with JanSport

    By Emelia Hughes, Max Luong and Gautam Rao, Collegiate Times staff
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
    This story has been updated to include President Sands’ and associate vice president of university relations Lawrence Hincker’s responses to USAS.
  • Amtrak passenger rail service in New River Valley by year 2020

    Melissa Draudt, news reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Leaders throughout the New River Valley are pushing the initiative to extend a passenger railway system to the area by the year 2020.
  • A nice Friday before a wet weekend

    Hans VanBenschoten, weather correspondent
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Counterclockwise flow around an upper level low spinning over eastern Canada has led to an extended period of below-normal temperatures across the Blacksburg area. The long range looks to feature much
  • Upgrades coming to McBryde 100

    Lewis Millholland, news reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    McBryde Hall, one of the most frequented lecture halls in the university, is scheduled for a $2.8 million facelift to improve student and professor experience alike.
  • Relay for Life: Virginia Tech hosts largest collegiate relay in the world

    Aastha Batra, news staff writer
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Virginia Tech's Relay for Life, the largest collegiate Relay in the world, will take place today, April 24, 2015. Relay for Life serves as an opportunity for Virginia Tech to fulfill its motto, “Ut Pr
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Teen Poetry Competition Winners Announced

    FCNP.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    (Photo: Courtesy of Jess Borchetta) Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s Teen Poetry Competition resulted in 191 poetic entries. The Middle School and High School winners include (front row, from left): Christiane Smudde, Thuraya Hazer, Sneha Pathasarathy, Constance Meade, Kaia Jefferson, (back row) Lia Varbanova and Katherine Chiari. Emily Goff, who won 3rd place in the high school category is not shown. All poems will be on display in a poetry book in the Teen Room of the library. The post Teen Poetry Competition Winners Announced appeared first on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • Mason Students Honored at CBC Annual Meeting

    Drew Costley
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    (Photo: News-Press) SPECIAL HONORED GUESTS at last Sunday night’s reception and annual meeting of the Citizens for a Better City (CBC) were among the 17 George Mason High School students who were appointed to City of Falls Church boards, committees and civic organizations last fall. The youth representatives are Maraena Allen-Lewis, Christian Autor, Camile Borja, Jacob Bruner, Vanessa Charassangsomboon, Tiffanie Chau-Dang, Eric Clinton, Tyler Gogal, Jackson Jost, Mary Keenan, Hayley Loftur-Thun, Erin McFall, Kiran Menon, Nabil Osborn, Ian Reusch, Anna Wilson and August Wilson. The post…
  • Report: Falls Church Leads Nation in Drinking

    Jody Fellows
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Falls Church adults lead the nation in overall alcohol drinking according to a new study from the American Journal of Public Health. A report published Thursday by the journal says that 78.7% of those 21 years and older in Falls Church have at least one drink a month, the highest percentage in the country. Aki Mokad, a lead author of the study and a professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington says in USA Today “Educated, affluent (people) enjoy a glass of wine every night. They can afford it, and they are cautious about their…
  • F.C. Schools Pioneers Recognized Thursday

    Nicholas F. Benton
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    Photo: News-Press At Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School’s Cafetorium Thursday night, pioneer visionaries of two key programs that have distinguished the Falls Church City Schools since 1975 were recognized, those who pioneered the extended day care program, begun in the 1975, and those who pioneered the introduction of the International Baccalaureate program that in the school system beginning in 1981. Before the formal program began, current George Mason High School Principal Ty Byrd (right) chatting with two such pioneers, former F.C. School Superintendent Dr. Warren Pace (left) and…
  • Jefferson Students Visit Colonial Williamsburg

    FCNP.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Shaun Dakin) Two Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students try out the stocks during the school’s fifth grade trip to Colonial Williamsburg last Thursday. The group explored modes of transportation, weaponry and forge while learning about the lives of the colonists. The post Jefferson Students Visit Colonial Williamsburg appeared first on Falls Church News-Press Online.
 
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  • Meet the 2015 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame class

    WAVY Sports
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will induct its newest class on Saturday night. Headlining the list, two-time Olympic gold medalist, Angela Hucles, who is from Virginia Beach and was an international soccer star. “This whole journey has been incredible,” said Hucles. “Having progressed to the highest level with the U.S. Women’s National Team to represent my country is one of my favorite in terms of greatest accomplishments that I hold.” Joining Hucles, 16-year NBA veteran Ben Wallace. A four-time defensive player of the year,…
  • Airmen work to stabilize shoreline at Langley

    Nicole Livas
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Local airmen are working to stabilize the shoreline at Langley Air Force Base. Volunteers worked to plant 3,000 vegetation plugs along the Back River near the base. In addition to the grass, they’re also adding sand and stones. The goal is to help prevent erosion and enhance the wetlands. Tom Olexa, Natural Resource Manager for 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron, told WAVY.com, “Living shoreline projects like this are common. They mainly are to prevent erosion, then second, water conservation because the vegetation filters, and third is native grasses when…
  • Sportswrap One-On-One: Matt Kenseth chats with Nathan Epstein

    Nathan Epstein
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:15 pm
    RICHMOND (WAVY) – Fresh off his win at rain-soaked Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth is looking for two straight trips to Victory Lane. This week he’ll look to tame Richmond International Raceway. On Friday before qualifying, he stopped by to chat with the Sportswrap’s Nathan Epstein.
  • Environmental group pushes coal yard to curb dust

    WAVY News
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:04 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — An environmental group says it has test results about coal dust from a Norfolk Southern Terminal, and they’re concerned. The Sierra Club says it has teamed up with residents in the Lambert’s Point, West Ghent and Larchmont neighborhoods. They say more than 90,000 pounds of coal dust was released into the environment and Elizabeth River last year, and More than 2 million pounds over the past 50 years. Dust from five homes was tested by an Oregon-based company. Those results show between 20 and 70 percent of all dust around the Lambert’s Point…
  • 3 crew members injured in pit road fire at Richmond

    Associated Press
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — NASCAR says three pit road crew members were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out on pit road Friday night during the Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Two of the crew members were working in Brendan Gaughan’s pit, where the fire erupted, and one was in Eric McClure’s pit. There was no additional information about the extent of their injuries, or what sparked the fire. Television replays showed a huge ball of flame that appeared to engulf at least one crew member in Gaughan’s pit. NASCAR identified the three injured as…
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  • Over 400 to participate in RE Strong Run this Saturday in Urbanna

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    As of April 21, about 400 participants had pre-registered for the 2nd annual RE Strong Run which takes place in Urbanna this Saturday, April 25. Weather forecasters are calling for a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 60s.
  • K&Q man to serve 15 years in prison

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    On April 15 in Middlesex Circuit Court, Anthony Montey Frazier entered “Alford Pleas of Guilty,” stipulating that the evidence against him, if presented, would be sufficient to sustain a conviction of the second-degree murder of Raheem Williams, 20, of Gloucester, and the “unlawful wounding” of Markus Hammond of Middlesex, according to court documents.
  • Firearms on school property case certified to grand jury

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    A student charged with bringing four loaded guns onto Middlesex High School property waived his preliminary hearing on April 20 in Middlesex General District Court.
  • New pool, town dock, tennis courts all in town’s long-range plan

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    On Monday, April 20, the Urbanna Town Council approved a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for 2015-20, which includes anticipated expenses for construction or repairs that have a long life. Listing on the CIP does not guarantee funding.
  • Deltaville man charged with stabbing wife

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    A Deltaville man is in jail, being held without bond and charged with attempted second-degree murder of his wife, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office this week.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside This Week’s News (April 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This week's headlines: Konick: No vendetta, just violations • Cooter's scraps outdoor music plan • Rappahannock, Culpeper go metro • Rappahannock at Home: new senior support program • Panthers headed for Academic Super Bowl • The Rapp for April 23 • and more
  • Letter: The first Film Festival’s closing credits

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    There’s a saying that making something look effortless requires a lot of effort. It was the herculean effort of a small team of dedicated volunteers which culminated in an amazingly successful weekend of film and fun at RAAC’s first annual Film Festival at Little Washington. In recognizing these volunteers, we start with our three talented filmmaker partners — Dee Dee Slewka, Tracy Mazza and Mathieu Mazza — who proposed the concept and worked tirelessly throughout the process to bring their high standards to the festival. Our filmmakers (with the help of family members, Horton…
  • Wednesday’s night developments

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Washington's town council approves an Inn-related property adjustment that will bring a new gallery to town, and Cooter's in the Country withdraws its permit application for outdoor music in Sperryville.
  • Draft county budget would mean 2-cent tax hike

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The $22.83 million FY 2016 draft budget released this week by Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy could mean a 2-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate.
  • Town council hires lawyer, hears opinions, legal and otherwise

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    The Washington Town Council hired a lawyer at a special meeting Monday afternoon, heard almost two hours of legal opinion in closed session about two pending lawsuits against the town and the Inn at Little Washington, then reconvened for another hour of citizen opinion on a controversial Inn-related boundary adjustment.
 
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  • Inside This Week’s News (April 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This week's headlines: Konick: No vendetta, just violations • Cooter's scraps outdoor music plan • Rappahannock, Culpeper go metro • Rappahannock at Home: new senior support program • Panthers headed for Academic Super Bowl • The Rapp for April 23 • and more
  • Letter: The first Film Festival’s closing credits

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    There’s a saying that making something look effortless requires a lot of effort. It was the herculean effort of a small team of dedicated volunteers which culminated in an amazingly successful weekend of film and fun at RAAC’s first annual Film Festival at Little Washington. In recognizing these volunteers, we start with our three talented filmmaker partners — Dee Dee Slewka, Tracy Mazza and Mathieu Mazza — who proposed the concept and worked tirelessly throughout the process to bring their high standards to the festival. Our filmmakers (with the help of family members, Horton…
  • Wednesday’s night developments

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Washington's town council approves an Inn-related property adjustment that will bring a new gallery to town, and Cooter's in the Country withdraws its permit application for outdoor music in Sperryville.
  • Draft county budget would mean 2-cent tax hike

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The $22.83 million FY 2016 draft budget released this week by Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy could mean a 2-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate.
  • Town council hires lawyer, hears opinions, legal and otherwise

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    The Washington Town Council hired a lawyer at a special meeting Monday afternoon, heard almost two hours of legal opinion in closed session about two pending lawsuits against the town and the Inn at Little Washington, then reconvened for another hour of citizen opinion on a controversial Inn-related boundary adjustment.
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  • Inside This Week’s News (April 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This week's headlines: Konick: No vendetta, just violations • Cooter's scraps outdoor music plan • Rappahannock, Culpeper go metro • Rappahannock at Home: new senior support program • Panthers headed for Academic Super Bowl • The Rapp for April 23 • and more
  • Letter: The first Film Festival’s closing credits

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    There’s a saying that making something look effortless requires a lot of effort. It was the herculean effort of a small team of dedicated volunteers which culminated in an amazingly successful weekend of film and fun at RAAC’s first annual Film Festival at Little Washington. In recognizing these volunteers, we start with our three talented filmmaker partners — Dee Dee Slewka, Tracy Mazza and Mathieu Mazza — who proposed the concept and worked tirelessly throughout the process to bring their high standards to the festival. Our filmmakers (with the help of family members, Horton…
  • Wednesday’s night developments

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Washington's town council approves an Inn-related property adjustment that will bring a new gallery to town, and Cooter's in the Country withdraws its permit application for outdoor music in Sperryville.
  • Draft county budget would mean 2-cent tax hike

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The $22.83 million FY 2016 draft budget released this week by Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy could mean a 2-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate.
  • Town council hires lawyer, hears opinions, legal and otherwise

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    The Washington Town Council hired a lawyer at a special meeting Monday afternoon, heard almost two hours of legal opinion in closed session about two pending lawsuits against the town and the Inn at Little Washington, then reconvened for another hour of citizen opinion on a controversial Inn-related boundary adjustment.
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  • Inside This Week’s News (April 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    This week's headlines: Konick: No vendetta, just violations • Cooter's scraps outdoor music plan • Rappahannock, Culpeper go metro • Rappahannock at Home: new senior support program • Panthers headed for Academic Super Bowl • The Rapp for April 23 • and more
  • Letter: The first Film Festival’s closing credits

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    There’s a saying that making something look effortless requires a lot of effort. It was the herculean effort of a small team of dedicated volunteers which culminated in an amazingly successful weekend of film and fun at RAAC’s first annual Film Festival at Little Washington. In recognizing these volunteers, we start with our three talented filmmaker partners — Dee Dee Slewka, Tracy Mazza and Mathieu Mazza — who proposed the concept and worked tirelessly throughout the process to bring their high standards to the festival. Our filmmakers (with the help of family members, Horton…
  • Wednesday’s night developments

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Washington's town council approves an Inn-related property adjustment that will bring a new gallery to town, and Cooter's in the Country withdraws its permit application for outdoor music in Sperryville.
  • Draft county budget would mean 2-cent tax hike

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The $22.83 million FY 2016 draft budget released this week by Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy could mean a 2-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate.
  • Town council hires lawyer, hears opinions, legal and otherwise

    Roger Piantadosi
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    The Washington Town Council hired a lawyer at a special meeting Monday afternoon, heard almost two hours of legal opinion in closed session about two pending lawsuits against the town and the Inn at Little Washington, then reconvened for another hour of citizen opinion on a controversial Inn-related boundary adjustment.
 
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  • Economic impact of Tech football games: $69 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Virginia Tech’s home football games have a $69 million economic impact each year, according to a study conducted by the school. The analysis found that football games’ economic impact had tripled in the past 15 years, when the previous study was done. The study found that the biggest spending each year was on hotels ($5.9 million), dining ($5 million), gasoline ($2.9 million), retail ($2.6 million) and groceries ($2.5 million). "An unexpected finding was the impact on real estate," Sarah Lyon- Hill, economic development specialist in the Virginia Tech Office of Economic…
  • Sonny Merryman building $5 million facility in Chesapeake

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Sonny Merryman Inc.  has started construction of a $5 million, 37,000-square-foot bus service facility in Chesapeake. The company, based in Evington near Lynchburg, is a major dealer of buses for school, transit and commercial use. The new facility at 1221 Fleetway Drive in the Cavalier Industrial Park in western Chesapeake will replace an existing service center located in the Greenbrier Industrial Park in Chesapeake. The new service center will include office space, 12 service bays, parts warehousing and a body repair shop. It is scheduled for completion next year. Sonny Merryman also…
  • Northern Virginia Media Services to publish three more newspapers

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
              Leesburg-based Northern Virginia Media Services’ regional publishing empire continues to expand. The company has been awarded Department of Defense contracts to publish the Belvoir Eagle and the Quantico Sentry, two military base newspapers in Northern Virginia. In addition, the Stafford County Sun, a weekly newspaper distributed in northern Stafford County, also joined the company this month. The Belvoir Eagle serves the Fort Belvoir, an Army base in southeastern Fairfax County. The weekly is distributed free of charge to homes on…
  • National park tourists gave Virginia a $1.26 billion boost in 2014

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    A new National Park Service report shows that visitors to Virginia’s national parks in 2014 had an economic impact on the state of nearly $1.26 billion, supporting 14,753 local jobs. Overall, Virginia’s national parks had almost 22.9 million visitors last year, who spent $929.3 million in the state. That’s up from $870.9 million that national parks visitors spent in Virginia the year before. The report was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber, and National Park Service economist Lynne Koontz.  The peer-reviewed…
  • Not-for-profits: Help shape the new financial statements impacting your organization

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:02 pm
    With nearly 60,000 not-for-profit organizations and associations serving the commonwealth and reported assets exceeding $162 billion according to TaxExemptWorld, it is safe to say these organizations significantly impact Virginia’s communities, jobs and economy.  Communicating this impact is about to become the focal point of new financial reporting standards specifically targeted for this group. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the organization that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards in the United States, has released an initial draft of…
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  • Saturday: Cool temperatures, rain in the afternoon, evening

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Looking for the good news in the weekend weather forecast? Here's the best we can do -- we seem unlikely to hit a record low temperature.
  • W&M panel says Supreme Court likely to rule in favor of gay marriage

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 pm
    WILLIAMSBURG – Less than a week before the United States Supreme Court is to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, a six-member panel of professors at The College of William and Mary and legal experts offered their insights and opinions on the landmark case.
  • Reality show will race through Williamsburg in September

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    "Fireball Run" comes here in SeptemberWILLIAMSBURG — When "Fireball Run" races though town in September, its creators hope to leave greater Williamsburg a little bit better than when they found it.
  • Dissecting alternative James City budget proposal

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    JAMES CITY — The alternative budget proposal championed by real estate developer Chris Henderson and insurance agent Jay Everson purports to save as much as $11.8 million in spending as opposed to the proposed county budget under consideration by the James City County Board of Supervisors.
  • Judge: No electronic monitors for John Hinckley Jr.

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:17 pm
    WASHINGTON — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan won't have to wear an ankle monitor if allowed to leave a mental hospital for good, a judge indicated Friday, brushing aside that request from the government.
 
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  • Saturday: Cool temperatures, rain in the afternoon, evening

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Looking for the good news in the weekend weather forecast? Here's the best we can do -- we seem unlikely to hit a record low temperature.
  • W&M panel says Supreme Court likely to rule in favor of gay marriage

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 pm
    WILLIAMSBURG – Less than a week before the United States Supreme Court is to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, a six-member panel of professors at The College of William and Mary and legal experts offered their insights and opinions on the landmark case.
  • Reality show will race through Williamsburg in September

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    "Fireball Run" comes here in SeptemberWILLIAMSBURG — When "Fireball Run" races though town in September, its creators hope to leave greater Williamsburg a little bit better than when they found it.
  • Dissecting alternative James City budget proposal

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:10 pm
    JAMES CITY — The alternative budget proposal championed by real estate developer Chris Henderson and insurance agent Jay Everson purports to save as much as $11.8 million in spending as opposed to the proposed county budget under consideration by the James City County Board of Supervisors.
  • Judge: No electronic monitors for John Hinckley Jr.

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:17 pm
    WASHINGTON — The man who shot President Ronald Reagan won't have to wear an ankle monitor if allowed to leave a mental hospital for good, a judge indicated Friday, brushing aside that request from the government.
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  • Driver killed in Mercer truck wreck

    MetroNews Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    LERONA, W.Va. — A tractor trailer driver was killed in a Friday afternoon crash in Mercer County. State police troopers said the driver lost control of the truck on state Route 20 near Lerona at about 1 p.m. The truck went off the road before rolling over. The cab of the truck sustained major damage according to troopers. The truck was hauling concrete blocks which dumped onto the highway in the accident. Route 20 was closed for a period of time. Police did not immediately release the name of the victim.
  • Raleigh assessor avoids ethics hearing with proposed settlement

    Jeff Jenkins
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A proposed settlement was reached Friday in an ethics violation case against Raleigh County Assessor Drema Bias Evans. Raleigh County Raleigh County Assessor Drema Evans The proposed agreement forced the postponement of a public hearing set for Monday in the case by the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Commission Executive Director Rebecca Stepto said she could not release details of the proposed settlement until it is voted on by the ethics commission. The panel’s next regular meeting is set for May 7. Evans was named in four separate charges alleging she…
  • Mother of late Tymel McKinney to host Charleston block party

    Carrie Hodousek
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The mother of a Charleston murder victim is hosting a block party Saturday aiming to bring young community members together. Deanna McKinney is the mother of Tymel McKinney, 19, who was shot and killed on his front porch in April 2014. McKinney was sitting on the porch of his Sixth Street home on the city’s West Side when he was gunned down by Mark Gaddy of Detroit. Contributed photo Tymel McKinney, 18, was shot and killed in Charleston on April 23, 2014. Since then, McKinney has been involved in efforts that led to several anti-violence marches in Charleston.
  • Disagreement continues over grocery store location in Putnam County

    Shauna Johnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. – Members of Putnam County’s Board of Zoning Appeals are scheduled to vote next month on a requested zoning variance that, if approved, would clear the way for a smaller Wal-Mart to be built along Route 34 in Teays Valley. On Friday’s MetroNews “Talkline,” Kevin Thompson, director of public affairs and government relations for Wal-Mart, said the proposed “neighborhood market” would be a first for West Virginia, though Wal-Mart’s concept for a basic grocery store is used at nearly 500 other locations nationwide. “Some…
  • Mylan’s offer for Irish drug maker turned down again

    Sunshine Wiles
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Hostile takeovers within drug manufacturing companies continued to drive business news Friday afternoon. Irish company, Perrigo, reportedly rejected an increased offer from Mylan to acquire the company. Perrigo officials had said an initial $28.9 billion dollar offer was a low ball offer. By Friday, Mylan increased the offer to $33 billion. And, according to the company website, the latest Mylan proposal is in accordance to Irish Takeover Rules making it a legally binding step in the process. “We are taking this next critically important step, which begins the…
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