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  • Preview: Fall food, wine, beer festivals

    Virginia News
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    It's hard to say "so long" to summer, but there's plenty to look forward to this fall -- including wine festivals, Oktoberfest celebrations and artisan food pop-up markets.
  • "When the Game Stands Tall" leans on inspiration

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Some of us have always been suspicious of inspirational locker-room pep talks that miraculously inspire the underdog losers to come from behind and win the game in the second half. They always work. At least in the movies. "Win one for the Gipper" speeches, as in the 1940 film "Knute Rockne - All American," never fail to propel the underdogs to victories, accompanied by symphony orchestras. Audiences are sent home happy. Yet we've always suspected that no matter how much heart a team has, the other football team is going to win if they're bigger and faster.
  • LGBT community showing its pride Friday and Saturday in Norfolk

    WVEC - News - Local
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Festival goers have even more reason to celebrate as Virginia appears to be moving closer to recognizing same-sex marriages.
  • Supreme Court: No same-sex marriage in Virginia, yet

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    20 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
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  • Retired planning director looks back: Controversy ‘just comes with the territory’

    Alexandria Times
    Derrick Perkins
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File Photo) If you ask retired planning director Faroll Hamer about the controversies surrounding two recent major redevelopment proposals — along the waterfront and in Beauregard — she’s quick to argue that not all plans generate vitriol. “The waterfront is controversial and it’s primarily residents of Old Town [that were opposed to it], and Beauregard was controversial because middle and low income residents were afraid they’d be forced out, but don’t forget plans like Landmark and Eisenhower West,” Hamer said. “People had been begging for those.” Hamer…
 
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  • "When the Game Stands Tall" leans on inspiration

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Some of us have always been suspicious of inspirational locker-room pep talks that miraculously inspire the underdog losers to come from behind and win the game in the second half. They always work. At least in the movies. "Win one for the Gipper" speeches, as in the 1940 film "Knute Rockne - All American," never fail to propel the underdogs to victories, accompanied by symphony orchestras. Audiences are sent home happy. Yet we've always suspected that no matter how much heart a team has, the other football team is going to win if they're bigger and faster.
  • After near no-hitter, Wright says confidence is key

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Norfolk Tides right-hander Mike Wright hasn't lived up to expectations this season - until recently. A run of effective starts for the seventh-ranked prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization culminated with his performance at Durham on Thursday when he came within one strike of a no-hitter. A former East Carolina star, Wright surrendered a double to the Bulls' Mikie Mahtook on a 1-2 fastball after a two-out error by shortstop Alexi Casilla extended the ninth inning. That came after a diving catch by outfielder Julio Borbon in the seventh. But losing the no-hitter only slightly…
  • Skins would be smart to ban Griffin from social media

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    So touchy: The tweeted messages Robert Griffin III shot back at critics after his poor performance against the Browns read, in part, "Keep doubting. It's nothing new." What a baby this guy is for even responding again to his detractors, though there's a lot of narcissism at work there, too. The Colts' Andrew Luck, according to an ESPN story, doesn't even bother with Twitter. In one more area, Luck's the ideal young quarterback. With a twist: Don't you just love that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin played running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount…
  • Man sentenced to life for fatal Norfolk shooting

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    NORFOLK Tyrone Trowell, 42, was sentenced Friday to life plus 68 years for a January 2013 shooting that left one man dead and another wounded. A jury convicted Trowell in November of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Travis Bryant, 21, in the 4900 block of E. Princess Anne Road. The jury also found Trowell guilty of the aggravated malicious wounding of Willie Marable, three counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling and two counts of use of a firearm. Judge John R. Doyle imposed the sentence the jury recommended last year.
  • Xerox call center in Chesapeake to add 300 jobs

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Xerox Corp. said Friday that it plans to add 300 temporary positions at its call center in Chesapeake where about 470 people currently are employed. The new jobs, which could lead to permanent employment, will be customer service representatives who handle calls from people enrolling in benefits plans. Clients outsource those tasks to Xerox, which has 160 customer service call centers worldwide. Applicants may attend a jobs fair from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Xerox's local center, 1434 Crossways Blvd., Chesapeake.
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Retired planning director looks back: Controversy ‘just comes with the territory’

    Derrick Perkins
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File Photo) If you ask retired planning director Faroll Hamer about the controversies surrounding two recent major redevelopment proposals — along the waterfront and in Beauregard — she’s quick to argue that not all plans generate vitriol. “The waterfront is controversial and it’s primarily residents of Old Town [that were opposed to it], and Beauregard was controversial because middle and low income residents were afraid they’d be forced out, but don’t forget plans like Landmark and Eisenhower West,” Hamer said. “People had been begging for those.” Hamer…
  • Editorial: Honoring a humble hero

    Derrick Perkins
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Most associate the launch of America’s civil rights movement with the momentous events of the 1950s: the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat in 1955 and the rise in influence of the charismatic Martin Luther King, Jr. Those events dramatically furthered the movement, leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But they were preceded by many courageous acts of resistance, including one 75 years ago today right here in Alexandria, when attorney Samuel Wilbert Tucker masterminded a peaceful protest at the Alexandria library. That protest long…
  • Motorists searching for parking are the real danger, not cyclists

    Derrick Perkins
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    By Chris Hubbard, Alexandria To the editor: I think the rational response to the August 7 letter (“We must stop the ‘cycling anarchy’”) regarding “cycling anarchy” is a question of priorities. I have never heard of a pedestrian in Old Town getting hit by a bicycle, but I have heard of cyclists, joggers and pedestrians getting hit by cars, including my wife, who was walking in a crosswalk near City Hall. We also have experienced many close calls while walking our kids to school. I have seen many cars fail to come to a complete stop at stop signs. Others go through them without…
  • Here’s how you can help the Torpedo Factory Art Center

    Derrick Perkins
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Eric Wallner, chief executive officer, Torpedo Factory Art Center To the editor: In response to the Alexandria Times article and editorial in the July 24 issue (“Alexandria residents, the Torpedo Factory needs you”), I am writing to provide clarification on the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s item that was presented to the Alexandria City Council at their May 24 meeting. The Torpedo Factory Art Center went before city council to request changes in our board structure and to receive a rebate on the annual rent we pay for the public spaces. As the city owns the building, the Torpedo…
  • Senior corner: Separating normal aging from dementia

    Derrick Perkins
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    By Russel Hunter “Are my memory problems because of dementia or just age?” It’s a question I get frequently. We all experience forgetfulness and word-finding difficulties from time to time. Unsuccessfully trying to remember the name of an actor is a perfect example. You might also forget where you put your keys or even lose track of time and run late to appointments. These are all normal experiences. Mental processing slows down with age. Older adults may experience more difficulty with multitasking. Dementia, though, is not part of normal aging and is distinguished by a set of symptoms…
 
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  • Same-Sex Covenant Ceremony Held In Historic Falls Church Chapel

    Nicholas F. Benton
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    The “lifelong covenant” of Robert Graham Stansbery and John Michael Pionke was witnessed and blessed, in the historical chapel of the Falls Church Episcopal, in a ceremony officiated by Rector John Ohmer. (Photo: News-Press) A “Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenent” binding Robert Graham Stansbery and John Michael Pionke was held today in the historic chapel of the Falls Church Episcopal before over 100 witnesses and under the direction of Rector John Ohmer. It marked the first such same-sex union celebration at the church since the courts formally remanded…
  • The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

    Tom Whipple
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    For those following the world oil production situation, it has been clear for some time that the only factor keeping global crude output from moving lower is the continuing increase in U.S. shale oil production mostly from Texas and North Dakota. Needless to say once the fabled “peak” comes, oil and gasoline prices are certain to move higher triggering a series of economic events – most of which will not be good for the global economy. Thus the key question is just how many more months or years will production of U.S. shale oil (more accurately call light tight oil) continue to grow.
  • Falls Church Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking 17-Year-Old Runaway Girl

    Drew Costley
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Alan Cooley, 34, of Falls Church was indicted on Tuesday by a federal grand jury for allegedly engaging in the sex trafficking of a child and transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday in a press release. If convicted, Cooley faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, according to the release. On March 26, 2014 the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) was alerted that the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office had received a tip from an adult prostitute that a teen girl was allegedly engaged in prostitution for a pimp…
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

    Penny Gross
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    “The economy of the past is over. Virginia must discard the entitlement approach and move to entrepreneurship. We must broaden the mix of economic opportunities, bring money back to Virginia, and turbocharge our economy.” That was the sobering, but positive, message delivered by Governor Terry McAuliffe to board members of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) and the Virginia Municipal League (VML) in Richmond last Friday. The governor noted that Department of Defense cuts had a dramatic impact on revenues for the state, causing Virginia to fall behind the economic recovery seen in…
  • Guest Commentary: Better Business for a Better Falls Church

    Sally Cole
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Falls Church is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The Little City has top rated schools, an impressively low crime rate, an award winning Farmer’s Market, an active arts community, a number of beautiful parks, a fascinating history, a number of popular community events, free mulch, tree lined streets, and an array of valuable services while also being in close proximity to our nation’s Capital. Falls Church is also the home of a number of small independently owned businesses including doctors’ offices, law firms, IT companies, home repair and remodeling companies, real estate…
 
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  • Hillsville mourns loss of one of its finest

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Randall Gravley always pictured Hillsville as a Norman Rockwell painting. Sadly, one of the men most known for helping portray that image is no longer with Hillsville.
  • Carroll Co. Soccer Association celebrating 25th anniversary

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Without much fanfare, the Carroll County Soccer Association (CCSA) started in 1989 despite very little interest in the sport in the county at that time.
  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    A Galax man has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and several other charges after allegedly firing a weapon at a vehicle in the Food City Parking lot Wednesday in Galax.
  • Friends of Hillsville looking for new members, ideas

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Friends of Hillsville, a recently formed non-profit community organization, is looking for new members who wish to promote, preserve and enhance the Town of Hillsville and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors.
  • Sloss likes Cavs’ attitude

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Carroll County's first year in the River Ridge District was a learning experience to say the least. The Cavaliers failed to win any district matchups and finished 2-8 overall.
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  • Hillsville mourns loss of one of its finest

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Randall Gravley always pictured Hillsville as a Norman Rockwell painting. Sadly, one of the men most known for helping portray that image is no longer with Hillsville.
  • Carroll Co. Soccer Association celebrating 25th anniversary

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Without much fanfare, the Carroll County Soccer Association (CCSA) started in 1989 despite very little interest in the sport in the county at that time.
  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    A Galax man has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and several other charges after allegedly firing a weapon at a vehicle in the Food City Parking lot Wednesday in Galax.
  • Friends of Hillsville looking for new members, ideas

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Friends of Hillsville, a recently formed non-profit community organization, is looking for new members who wish to promote, preserve and enhance the Town of Hillsville and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors.
  • Sloss likes Cavs’ attitude

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Carroll County's first year in the River Ridge District was a learning experience to say the least. The Cavaliers failed to win any district matchups and finished 2-8 overall.
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  • Hillsville mourns loss of one of its finest

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Randall Gravley always pictured Hillsville as a Norman Rockwell painting. Sadly, one of the men most known for helping portray that image is no longer with Hillsville.
  • Carroll Co. Soccer Association celebrating 25th anniversary

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Without much fanfare, the Carroll County Soccer Association (CCSA) started in 1989 despite very little interest in the sport in the county at that time.
  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    A Galax man has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and several other charges after allegedly firing a weapon at a vehicle in the Food City Parking lot Wednesday in Galax.
  • Friends of Hillsville looking for new members, ideas

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Friends of Hillsville, a recently formed non-profit community organization, is looking for new members who wish to promote, preserve and enhance the Town of Hillsville and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors.
  • Sloss likes Cavs’ attitude

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Carroll County's first year in the River Ridge District was a learning experience to say the least. The Cavaliers failed to win any district matchups and finished 2-8 overall.
 
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  • Hillsville mourns loss of one of its finest

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Randall Gravley always pictured Hillsville as a Norman Rockwell painting. Sadly, one of the men most known for helping portray that image is no longer with Hillsville.
  • Carroll Co. Soccer Association celebrating 25th anniversary

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Without much fanfare, the Carroll County Soccer Association (CCSA) started in 1989 despite very little interest in the sport in the county at that time.
  • Galax man charged with attempted murder

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    A Galax man has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and several other charges after allegedly firing a weapon at a vehicle in the Food City Parking lot Wednesday in Galax.
  • Friends of Hillsville looking for new members, ideas

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Friends of Hillsville, a recently formed non-profit community organization, is looking for new members who wish to promote, preserve and enhance the Town of Hillsville and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors.
  • Sloss likes Cavs’ attitude

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Carroll County's first year in the River Ridge District was a learning experience to say the least. The Cavaliers failed to win any district matchups and finished 2-8 overall.
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  • Four taken into custody after police pursuit

    Catherine Rogers
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Officers in Chesapeake took four people into custody Friday afternoon after a brief police pursuit. Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department said the pursuit began at 1:55 p.m. and ended about a minute later. An officer was trying to pull over a silver vehicle at the intersection of Berkley Avenue and Campostella Road for a traffic infraction. The driver didn’t initially stop, but when the driver did, four occupants got out and started to run. All four were caught and apprehended, but O’Sullivan did not have any information about any…
  • Missing service dog found near home of sibling

    Ava Hurdle
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk teen turned to 10 On Your Side when her mother’s service dog disappeared Thursday night. Lindsey Palmer and her mom, Maryellen Church, live in the Roosevelt Gardens neighborhood and spent Thursday night and early Friday searching for their beloved pet. WAVY.com met up with them and with their other dog Charlotte Taylor, walking the street looking and listening for their foxhound lab, Wyatt James. Church explained why he’s so important: “I’m blind, so he’s not here if I want to walk around the block. He can at least walk me…
  • Tough road ahead for ODU

    Brian Parsons
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Eight days and counting for the Old Dominion football team. That’s when the Monarchs open the season with a home contest against Hampton University. The transition from FCS to FBS is over as ODU prepare for its first season as a member of Conference USA. Coach Bobby Wilder, who built the team from scratch when he was hired in 2007, is ready to get down to business. “We’re an FBS program, hopefully competing for a championship and a bowl game,” Wilder said. “It’s been an incredible run, there’s a lot of good days ahead of…
  • Photos: Crews begin necropsy on whale

    Catherine Rogers
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Crews have started a necropsy at Craney Island on the whale that died Thursday in St. Julien’s Creek. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/13843/
  • Rabid bat found in James City County basement

    Catherine Rogers
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Health department officials want to warn you about a rabid bat found in James City County this week. According to the Peninsula Health District, a bat was found dead in the basement of a home in the Kingspoint area. The bat was tested for the rabies virus and the results were positive. Anyone who may have been exposed to a bat in that area recently, whether it be a bite, scratch or contact with saliva by open wound or eyes, nose or mouth, is asked to call the Health Department at 757-603-4277. That direct exposure warning and request also goes for your…
 
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  • Lightning sparks house fire; two pets rescued

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Katelin Morris has lived on Porpoise Cove Lane in Deltaville for two years, but it wasn’t until last week she met some more of her neighbors—through a twist of fate.
  • Governor McAuliffe announces creation of Virginia Oyster Trail

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster purveyors, raw bars and restaurants, and the watermen’s culture throughout Coastal Virginia.
  • Water Authority discusses budget, hears comments

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    The board approved the budget on the “hope” that money will be available to fund the authority. “I’m optimistic we will receive some other funding,” said Revere. “Also, if funds come in lighter than we anticipate, we can adjust the budget.”
  • Crab stock in a tailspin

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Recent Chesapeake Bay blue crab population figures show crabs are at the same low levels as in 2008 when the federal government declared the situation a “commercial fishery failure.”
  • ‘Million dollar rains’ boost most crops

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Realtors say the three most important factors for property value are “location, location, location.” It turns out that’s also true for farmers this season, especially if they planted corn, which is very dependent on rain.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 21)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    This week’s headlines include: Castleton adds Marsalis-led jazz academy session • ARB likes Mt. Prospect redo, Kramer Building signage • The Rapp for Aug. 21 • Miller plans to fill Schoolhouse with antiques • Deal gets more time for evaluation • Editorial: Mystery at the manor • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 21

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled, Tula’s hosts a tomato-themed dinner, tickets are going fast for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock, two local students spend their summer performing Shakespeare and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Mystery at the manor

    Walter Nicklin
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    What Rappahannock needs is a good murder mystery. Not the real thing, of course (in which someone would have to be actually killed), but a fictional whodunit. And it did, last week, in the form of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”
  • Photos: Behind the scenes

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Late last week, parts of Rappahannock were transformed into Andrasil, the fictional setting of director Ron Newcomb’s upcoming fantasy film, “The Rangers.”
  • Photo: Special delivery

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A $12,000 grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and the Richard Lykes Fund enabled the Rappahannock Food Pantry to purchase this refrigerated van.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 21)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    This week’s headlines include: Castleton adds Marsalis-led jazz academy session • ARB likes Mt. Prospect redo, Kramer Building signage • The Rapp for Aug. 21 • Miller plans to fill Schoolhouse with antiques • Deal gets more time for evaluation • Editorial: Mystery at the manor • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 21

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled, Tula’s hosts a tomato-themed dinner, tickets are going fast for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock, two local students spend their summer performing Shakespeare and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Mystery at the manor

    Walter Nicklin
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    What Rappahannock needs is a good murder mystery. Not the real thing, of course (in which someone would have to be actually killed), but a fictional whodunit. And it did, last week, in the form of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”
  • Photos: Behind the scenes

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Late last week, parts of Rappahannock were transformed into Andrasil, the fictional setting of director Ron Newcomb’s upcoming fantasy film, “The Rangers.”
  • Photo: Special delivery

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A $12,000 grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and the Richard Lykes Fund enabled the Rappahannock Food Pantry to purchase this refrigerated van.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 21)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    This week’s headlines include: Castleton adds Marsalis-led jazz academy session • ARB likes Mt. Prospect redo, Kramer Building signage • The Rapp for Aug. 21 • Miller plans to fill Schoolhouse with antiques • Deal gets more time for evaluation • Editorial: Mystery at the manor • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 21

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled, Tula’s hosts a tomato-themed dinner, tickets are going fast for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock, two local students spend their summer performing Shakespeare and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Mystery at the manor

    Walter Nicklin
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    What Rappahannock needs is a good murder mystery. Not the real thing, of course (in which someone would have to be actually killed), but a fictional whodunit. And it did, last week, in the form of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”
  • Photos: Behind the scenes

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Late last week, parts of Rappahannock were transformed into Andrasil, the fictional setting of director Ron Newcomb’s upcoming fantasy film, “The Rangers.”
  • Photo: Special delivery

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A $12,000 grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and the Richard Lykes Fund enabled the Rappahannock Food Pantry to purchase this refrigerated van.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 21)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    This week’s headlines include: Castleton adds Marsalis-led jazz academy session • ARB likes Mt. Prospect redo, Kramer Building signage • The Rapp for Aug. 21 • Miller plans to fill Schoolhouse with antiques • Deal gets more time for evaluation • Editorial: Mystery at the manor • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 21

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday is cancelled, Tula’s hosts a tomato-themed dinner, tickets are going fast for this year’s Taste of Rappahannock, two local students spend their summer performing Shakespeare and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Mystery at the manor

    Walter Nicklin
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    What Rappahannock needs is a good murder mystery. Not the real thing, of course (in which someone would have to be actually killed), but a fictional whodunit. And it did, last week, in the form of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound.”
  • Photos: Behind the scenes

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Late last week, parts of Rappahannock were transformed into Andrasil, the fictional setting of director Ron Newcomb’s upcoming fantasy film, “The Rangers.”
  • Photo: Special delivery

    Matt Wingfield
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A $12,000 grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and the Richard Lykes Fund enabled the Rappahannock Food Pantry to purchase this refrigerated van.
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  • American Woodmark names president and chief operating officer

    rpowell@va-business.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Winchester-based American Woodmark Corp. has promoted Cary Dunston to president and chief operating officer. He previously was executive vice president and COO. In his new position, Dunston will assume responsibility for the company’s finance and information technology functions. "Over the past year, Cary has provided invaluable leadership in rebuilding the organization and meeting the needs of our customers and constituents as the industry continues to recover from the recession,” ent Guichard, the company’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement.  “Consolidating…
  • Economic development deals to generate 4,000 jobs

    rpowell@va-business.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    A Richmond-area economic development group worked on 15 projects in the past fiscal year, which are expected to result in 4,000 new jobs and $2.7 billion in new capital investment. The biggest deal of the 2013-14 fiscal year for the Greater Richmond Partnership was a June announcement by Shandong Tranlin Paper Co. It plans to invest $2 billion over five years in building its first U.S. advanced manufacturing plant in Chesterfield County. The Chinese company expects to employ 2,000 people at the plant by 2020. Other major deals included plans for: • A 1 million-square-foot distribution…
  • Richmond-area leases announced

    rpowell@va-business.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced recent Richmond-area lease transactions. The transactions included two involving more than 10,000 square feet. Packaging Systems and Supplies Inc. leased 50,909 square feet in Enterchange at Northlake, Building C at 11830 N. Lakeridge Parkway in Hanover County.  N. Dean Meyer and Evan M. Magrill handled lease negotiations.  Claymore Sieck Wholesale Florist leased 25,005 square feet at 4411 Jacques St. in Henrico County.  Mac Wilson handled lease negotiations.
  • Hampton Roads leases announced

    rpowell@va-business.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has reported three recent lease transactions in the Hampton Roads area involving 10,000 square feet  or more. Cal Cartage leased 71,950 square feet of warehouse space in Nansemond Storage at 115 Dill Road in Suffolk.  William Throne handled lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord. The Cage Inc. leased 12,870 square feet in Mt. Pleasant Village Shopping Center at 1457 Mt. Pleasant Road in Chesapeake.  Eric Stanley handled lease negotiations. The Virginia Department of General Services leased 11,139 square feet in a build to suit from…
  • Italian team wins international business concept competition

    rpowell@va-business.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    A four-member team from an Italian university took the top prize in an international business concept competition held this week in Blacksburg and Roanoke. Student teams from 11  countries and the U.S. competed in the Global Student Business Concept Challenge for a $25,000 grand prize and the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy.  The competition was part of the Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke held on Aug. 17-23. The event provides an opportunity for business students and faculty from around the world to learn and network. VT…
 
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    University of Richmond Collegian

  • Man suspected for gunning down Brendan Tevlin pleads not guilty

    Stephanie Manley
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    One of the three suspects who were arrested and charged with the murder of Brendan Tevlin has plead not guilty. Tevlin, who completed his freshman year at Richmond this spring, was shot and killed in his family’s Jeep in New Jersey on June 25th. According to Essex County prosecutors, Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, Jeremy Villagran, 19, and Eric Williams, 18, were charged. Brown is a registered sex offender and wanted for a double-murder in the state of Washington, according to authorities. “They surrounded (the Jeep) on foot,” acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said at a news…
  • Rising sophomore found dead in New Jersey, authorities say

    Stephanie Manley
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Shortly after midnight on Thursday rising sophomore Brendan Tevlin was shot and killed in his car in West Orange, N.J., according to authorities. CBS2 reported that Tevlin, 19, was out visiting with friends for the night and texted his mother to say he was on his way home. Tevlin was found in the parking lot of a West Orange apartment building with multiple gun shot wounds, and the passenger and driver side windows of his vehicle were shattered. Officials have not released any more details regarding the investigation. According to NJ.com, the local police are heavily investigating the…
  • A look back on Ginny Doyle and Billy Packer’s shootout

    Jack Nicholson
    23 May 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Ginny Doyle, a senior guard on the women’s basketball team, stepped to the foul line at the Robins Center looking to complete a three-point play against Old Dominion Jan. 22, 1992. Doyle had not missed a foul shot since March 1, 1991, so, naturally, her teammates anticipated a make. Julie Jones Venick, who was co-captain with Doyle and one of her best friends, remembers feeling completely relaxed in the lane, because Doyle never missed, she said. But the unthinkable happened – her shot rimmed out. “We were all in shock,” Venick said. “I think we even just froze and looked at each…
  • Two UR basketball coaches in hot air balloon crash

    Jack Nicholson
    10 May 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Two of the three passengers who were in a deadly hot air balloon crash in Caroline, Va., Friday night were University of Richmond women’s basketball staff members, according to the Henrico Citizen and additional sources. Police have found two bodies and the third one is missing, according to police. Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis were the two Richmond staff members in the balloon, according to The Washington Post and additional sources. Doyle, Westhampton College ’92, was a former Richmond basketball player and has been a Richmond coach since 1999. She has been the associate head…
  • Men’s Lacrosse to face Air Force in NCAA Tournament

    Jack Nicholson
    4 May 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The Richmond men’s lacrosse team will face Air Force in the the play-in round of the NCAA Tournament at Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday. The winner will play top-seeded Duke in the first round at 5:15 Sunday. Richmond (6-10), which is playing in its inaugural season as a varsity team, beat High Point 8-7 Saturday to win the Atlantic Sun Championship and earn an automatic bid. The Spiders upset top-seeded Mercer 14-6 in the semifinals Thursday. “I’m at a bit of a loss of words here,” Richmond head coach Dan Chemotti told Richmond Athletics after Satuday’s win. “I’m…
 
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  • Huntington slowed by high water

    Jeff Jenkins
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington was in the path of a flooding rain Friday evening. The water rose quickly and flooded streets throughout the city including the city’s viaducts. Huntington police officers said 3rd, 5th and 7th avenues were all impassable. The city sent out a message on Twitter at about 7:30 p.m., “Public Works crews have yet to make it to all severely flooded areas w/ barricades. Please DO NOT drive through high water.” High water was also reported along U.S. Route 60 in Barboursville Friday evening and in Kenova. 
  • IEDs, chickens, marijuana among debris in crash

    Chris Lawrence
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:40 pm
    WVRJA Seth Grim, 20, of Pennsylvania charged with marijuana possession and could be facing much more. AMMA, W.Va. —West Virginia state police arrested a Pennsylvania man after he wrecked on Interstate-79 in Roane County early Friday morning, revealing guns and improvised explosive devices among the wreckage. Seth Grim, 20, was taken into custody and was being held in the South Central Regional Jail. He faces charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after troopers found an pot in the vehicle. What started as a routine response to a motor vehicle accident blossomed into a…
  • Founder of Miracle Meadows School arrested on charges involving child neglect and abuse

    Aaron Payne
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    CLARKSBURG, W. Va. – Arrest warrants were issued and executed for the two individuals at the heart of the allegations of child abuse against a religious boarding school in Harrison County. “Mrs. [Susan Gayle] Clark was arrested and arraigned on charges of failure to report, two counts, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, one count, and two felony counts of child neglect resulting in injury,” Joe Shaffer, Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney said. “Mr. [Timothy Aaron] Arrington was arraigned on three felony counts of child abuse creating risk of bodily…
  • Marion prosecutor won’t take Windmill defendant to trial

    MetroNews Staff
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    FAIRMONT, W.Va.– One of two men charged in connection with the 1974 Windmill Park murders in Fairmont will not face prosecution for the crimes in Marion County. Phillip Reese Bush is already serving life sentence for two other murders in Ohio County.   Phillip Bush Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Friday he decided not to bring Bush to trial in the Windmill Park case since Bush will never get out of prison anyway. He said dropping the charges will save the county tens of thousands of dollars in legal expenses. Forty years ago, Guy Lester Phillips, 20, his wife, Wanda Jane…
  • Judicial hearing board says Randolph County judge should be suspended 3 years

    Shauna Johnson
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state Judicial Hearing Board has come down hard on Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Wilfong.  The board has recommended unanimously that Wilfong be suspended for three years without pay, fined $20,000 and be censured. (Read Judicial Hearing Board recommendation here) Judge Wilfong was charged earlier this year with two violations of the Judicial Code of Conduct in connection with an extramarital affair with Travis Carter who was the director of North Central Community Corrections at the time. The board, in a recommendation released Friday, found Wilfong…
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    Gateway to Loudoun County

  • 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) -…
  • Music Cave Studios Opens for Audio Recording & Rehearsal Rooms, Lessons, Rentals in Sterling, Serving South Riding, Chantilly, Dulles

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Music Cave rehearsal, tracking and recording studios in Sterling VA, near Herndon, Reston, Leesburg and the Dulles corridor in Loudoun/Western Fairfax, has opened their doors to musicians, bands, ensembles, producers and the entire ecosystem of music performance, rehearsal, instruction, recital, digital recording and production professionals, amateurs and students in the Northern Virginia area.Music Cave Rehearsal & Recording StudiosMusic Cave Studios opened at the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling, Virginia - offering a truly professional, state-of-the-art experience for acoustic…
  • Loudoun Startup and Crowdfunding News - Indiegogo Focus

    14 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    A very popular and quickly-growing source of donations, funds and attention for startups - or really any initiative seeking funding - is the crowdfunding service and platform at Indiegogo.com . They say "Everyone should have the opportunity to raise money. Now everyone does. People all over the world use our industry-leading platform to raise millions of dollars for all types of campaigns. No matter what you are raising money for, you can start right now with no fee or application process."Startup initiatives come in all shapes and forms, like the new Gideen music licensing, royalties and…
  • Loudoun Math

    11 Jan 2014 | 7:59 am
    The phrase "canary in a a coal mine" comes to mind with these statistics. In this very informal, brief analysis of public data by a LCPS constituent, while Loudoun County debates how much of the annual school budget to allocate on Promethean Boards, nearly 50% (for 2012-2013) of Loudoun High Schools (14 out of 33) are yielding a Math SOL (Standards of Learning Tests) failure rate equal or greater than the statewide average - and in many cases, almost double the statewide failure rate (for example the Algebra 1 failure rate at Heritage, Freedom, Park View and Tuscarora are all greater than…
  • Dulles South Roundabout Needed, Supported by Facts - Pleasant Valley & Braddock Road on Fairfax Loudoun Border

    11 Oct 2013 | 8:50 am
    A long-needed solution to the ridiculous traffic situation experienced by both Fairfax and Loudoun residents in the Dulles South area is coming to a head, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley. Opposition has built by the Fairfax residents - though there truly is not much reason at all, in the eyes of VDOT, Loudoun or Fairfax Supervisors, to delay construction of the proposed roundabout.Here's a reprint (from the Facebook South Riding Community Group) of some of the opposition points, and very reasonable rebuttal facts regarding the very appropriate and needed roundabout…
 
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