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  • McAuliffe to get first hand look at Eastern Shore tornado damage

    WVEC - News - Local
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:48 am
    A New Jersey couple was killed when a tree fell on their tent at Cherrystone Campground yesterday. 36 people were injured when the EF-1 tornado ripped through the area.
  • Virginians to Receive $9 Million in Insurance Refunds under Obamacare

    Virginia News
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    Nearly $9 million in insurance refunds will be made available to 104,000 Virginia consumers thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday.
  • Another botched execution

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For the fourth time this year, witnesses watched as a man condemned to die struggled to breathe, gasping on the gurney as officials waited to declare him dead. Enough. Administration of the death penalty, a procedure that the Constitution dictates must be neither cruel nor unusual, took nearly two ghastly hours Wednesday in Arizona. A witness described the inmate, Joseph Rudolph Wood, as gulping "like a fish on land" for about 90 minutes after a two-drug cocktail - the same one used in a botched Ohio execution this year - was injected. Some will say Wood, who killed his estranged…
  • Elizabeth Warren storms West Virginia

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    15 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
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  • Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

    Alexandria Times
    Derrick Perkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    By Derrick Perkins A local man ended up in police custody after trying to pull the underwear off of a woman at a 3100 block Duke St. CVS Pharmacy yesterday afternoon, authorities say. Abayneh Yemer, 25, of Alexandria faces attempted sexual penetration and sexual battery charges in the wake of the 2:30 p.m. alleged assault. Officers arrived shortly after Yemer reached under the victim’s skirt in an apparent attempt to remove her undergarments, police said. He was quickly arrested and is being held without bond. Authorities continue to investigate the incident and urge anyone with…
 
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  • Another botched execution

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For the fourth time this year, witnesses watched as a man condemned to die struggled to breathe, gasping on the gurney as officials waited to declare him dead. Enough. Administration of the death penalty, a procedure that the Constitution dictates must be neither cruel nor unusual, took nearly two ghastly hours Wednesday in Arizona. A witness described the inmate, Joseph Rudolph Wood, as gulping "like a fish on land" for about 90 minutes after a two-drug cocktail - the same one used in a botched Ohio execution this year - was injected. Some will say Wood, who killed his estranged…
  • Drop in on a midsummer fantasy

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What exactly is going on at Norfolk's Town Point Park this weekend? An artistic event or a hodgepodge mess? A little of everything, but how much of any one thing? It boldly claims to be the first interactive performance art project for Hampton Roads, and, as such, introduces a large collaboration of diverse performing and visual artists - local as well as from across the country. It is called "Moon Take Thy Flight," which, quite accurately, describes its finale. The event is not over until the moon rises, and we actually meet the man in the moon - who has two hands large enough…
  • First time was a charm at Chesapeake peach orchard

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    CHESAPEAKE Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures made combing the orchard at Mount Pleasant Farms a fun excursion during last weekend's inaugural Chesapeake Peach Festival. By lunchtime Friday, the steady flow of cars onto an overflow parking area had several employees joking the trees would be picked clean by the weekend. Chris Slabaugh, owner of the Mount Pleasant Farms peach orchard, said the turnout for the first day of the three-day event was amazing. He bought the land and planted the orchard five years ago, he said. In 2011, Slabaugh reaped a small harvest, and ever since has…
  • C-USA's goal is to be the best of mid-majors

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    IRVING, Texas Conference USA's football performance last season left something to be desired at times. The bottom six teams combined for a mere 13 victories. And USA Today's computer rankings rated the conference's East Division behind the Colonial Athletic Association, a Football Championship Subdivision league that was Old Dominion's former home. Speaking at dinner the night before C-USA media day Wednesday, commissioner Britton Banowsky gave coaches a pep talk, saying, in essence, they need to step things up. "Every head coach, all 14 of us, are aware of last year…
  • Redskins open training camp amid rain

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
    RICHMOND By consensus, the Washington Redskins' first training camp practice Thursday was sloppy in more ways than one. Morning rain soaked viewing areas around the tarp-covered field at the Bon Secours facility. That delayed the start 30 minutes and muted the supply of fans who ventured out for hopeful signs from their favorite team, coming off a 3-13 season and coached now by a rookie, Jay Gruden. As well, quarterback Robert Griffin III's aim was off in scrimmage plays. His protection was spotty. And his receivers, including free-agent pick-up DeSean Jackson - released by the…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

    Derrick Perkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    By Derrick Perkins A local man ended up in police custody after trying to pull the underwear off of a woman at a 3100 block Duke St. CVS Pharmacy yesterday afternoon, authorities say. Abayneh Yemer, 25, of Alexandria faces attempted sexual penetration and sexual battery charges in the wake of the 2:30 p.m. alleged assault. Officers arrived shortly after Yemer reached under the victim’s skirt in an apparent attempt to remove her undergarments, police said. He was quickly arrested and is being held without bond. Authorities continue to investigate the incident and urge anyone with…
  • Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

    ewagner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Representatives of regional developer and real estate giant EYA sought to woo local business owners and enlist their help as the company prepares to reshape a large portion of the city’s waterfront. Packed into restaurateur Jody Manor’s dockside eatery, the Waterfront Market, shop owners, artisans and nonprofit leaders — among others — listened intently Monday as A.J. Jackson, a senior vice president with EYA, outlined the developer’s plans for Robinson Terminal South. If the redevelopment project gets City Hall’s OK, a mix of upscale…
  • OpEd: Cartoon

    acarter
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
  • Out of the Attic: Levity in a time of war

    acarter
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    (Photo/Library of Congress) Much has been written about the Union Army’s occupation of Alexandria throughout the Civil War and its readiness to fight if there was a Confederate attack on the city. In the early years of the war every effort was made to protect the national capital region from possible assaults, and a comprehensive line of defenses throughout the Port City anticipated hostilities from land and sea. In addition to a series of forts and earthworks built on the town’s outskirts, several downtown streets were segmented by high wooden gates and stockades erected across the…
  • Attack on strollers 
is patently absurd

    acarter
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    By R.J. Jones, Washington (File Photo) To the editor: I find the recent letter to the editor about strollers in Alexandria (“Strollers are overrunning Old Town,” June 26) very interesting. I also find it highly inaccurate and ludicrous. Most parents are polite, courteous and imaginative. The negative exceptions are not the norm. Parents certainly do not have their children in strollers to teach and encourage them to be lazy. I would like to see more strollers and especially more of their unique, valuable passengers.  
 
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  • Main Street protest condemns recent violence in Middle East

    Brad Klodowski, Design Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Local Muslims protested along Main Street on Wednesday afternoon in condemnation of the Israeli military action in Gaza.
  • Ewing indicted on second degree murder charge

    Ashley Adams, managing editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Jessica Michelle Ewing, the former Virginia Tech student accused of killing Samanata Shrestha, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.
  • Iftar dinner celebrates Islamic values

    Sara Leply, lifestyles reporter
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    At sundown this evening, approximately 100 people will share an Iftar dinner at the Holiday Inn. While Iftar refers to the meal in which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, more
  • Farmer's Market breakfast aims to draw crowds, funds

    Caleigh Shaffer, news editor
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Breakfast is arguably the best and most important meal of the day, something Friends of the Famer’s Market knows well. This Saturday the non-profit organization is hosting Breakfast at the Market.
  • Residence life staff member found dead

    Ashley Adams, managing editor
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A 24-year-old man, who was to be a residential learning coordinator at Pritchard Hall, died on Monday.
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Guest Commentary: Schools in East Fairfax Have Not Been Shortchanged

    FCNP.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    By Ilryong Moon Delegate Kaye Kory’s column last month contains erroneous information that deserves a response. She suggests that the eastern part of Fairfax County has been shortchanged in regard to construction and renovation projects needed to modernize aging facilities. That is not true. Mason District schools have fared better than the schools in the other districts in the county. Countywide, only 60 percent of the elementary and middle schools and 70 percent of the high schools have been renovated. However, of the 14 elementary schools in the Mason District, only two have yet to be…
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

    Penny Gross
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Every year, I enjoy participating in the J.E.B. Stuart High School graduation ceremonies. From my vantage point on the stage, I can witness, up close, the pride, joy, and camaraderie between the school administration, faculty, and graduating seniors. Last month’s ceremony was delightful once again, with many scholastic honors and service awards presented in front of proud families and friends. Everyone in the cavernous field house at Robinson Secondary School seemed to share in the delight as each student was called by name to receive a diploma. Students participating in the International…
  • Letters to the Editor: More Than ‘Broken Asphalt, Concrete’ at Broad & West

    FCNP.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Letters to the Editor: July 24 – 30, 2014   More Than ‘Broken Asphalt, Concrete’ at Broad & West Editor, I attended Monday night’s walking tour of the proposed Broad and West development plan area, as well as the meeting afterward where the plan was presented to the Falls Church City Council, the Planning Commission and an overflowing room of interested and affected residents and neighbors. Though it’s an understatement to say that the northeast corner of the Broad and West Streets intersection can use a face lift, I would also bring to your attention that the land…
  • Jody’s Jam of the Week: Pancakes & Booze

    Jody Fellows
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Art is a wonderful, wonderful thing. So are pancakes. This Thursday, for only five bucks, you can experience more than 50 creators of the former while knocking back a neverending stack of the latter. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, billed as D.C.’s largest underground art show, will showcase a lineup of up-and-coming artists (including the News-Press’ own Nick Gatz!) along with live body painting, an all-you-can-eat pancake bar and, of course, booze. It all goes down Thursday night at Penn Social starting at 8 p.m. and lasting until 2 in the morning. What: Pancakes & Booze Art…
  • GMU School of Management is Now ‘School of Business’

    Sally Cole
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    George Mason University’s School of Management officially changed its name to the School of Business on July 15. The name change was adopted in an effort to emphasize the school’s focus on all areas of business and management. Ranked in 2014 among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and part-time MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The school has received national recognition for the multicultural and…
 
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  • Man charged with man’s assault in mall restroom

    Catherine Rogers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk man was arrested Monday afternoon after people at the MacArthur Mall alerted police about an assault inside the mall restroom. Emergency dispatchers in Norfolk got a 911 call around 1 p.m. about a sexual assault in progress inside a restroom of MacArthur Mall, according to Officer Daniel Hudson with Norfolk police. Officers responded to the scene in the 300 block of Monticello Avenue and investigated the report. Subsequently, 54-year-old Larry J. Gray was arrested and charged with abduction, forcible sodomy and aggravated sexual battery. Hudson said…
  • Two men charged for separate assaults on same teen

    Catherine Rogers
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two Newport News men are in police custody after an investigation into a mother’s claims that they sexually assaulted her daughter. On May 30, the mother told police that two men known to her family had sexually assaulted her 13-year-old daughter, according to Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department. The teen girl had related to her mother that the men had assaulted her on separate occasions this year. She identified the suspects as Courtney Lamar Crenshaw and Melvin Samuel Hicks, Jr. A detective with the department’s Special…
  • Severe storms cause flooding, damage on the Southside

    Catherine Rogers
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As a line of severe thunderstorms moved across Hampton Roads Thursday night, several areas on the Southside saw flooding and other storm damage. Emergency crews in Suffolk responded to a number of storm-related 911 calls, according to Diana Klink with the city of Suffolk. A number of vehicles submerged in flood waters along Locust Street, Spruce Street, Mill Street, 2nd Avenue and Constance Road. Police rescued a family of four from a vehicle and three occupants of another vehicle. Downtown, Clay Street saw about five inches or more of flooding, affecting about…
  • Photos: Tornado destruction at Cherrystone Campground

    Catherine Rogers
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Destruction at Cherrystone Campground after an EF-1 tornado tore through the area Thursday morning, July 24, 2014. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/13374/
  • Thursday roundup at Redskins training camp

    WAVY Sports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – Redskins training camp officially began today with the team practicing in a summer rainstorm. The weather got so bad, coach Jay Gruden cancelled the afternoon practice session. There are a lot of story lines for this years version of the Redskins. For one, how will Robert Griffin III respond following last years 3-13 season? He seemed rusty today, and coach Gruden says RG3 must improve. “Robert was a little erratic,” Gruden said. “The balls were really wet early on, it didn’t come out of his hands right a couple of times. I think he will be…
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  • Charged men allegedly have links to ‘Gangster Disciples’ street gang

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Four men implicated in the shooting death of Raheem Trevon Williams on July 5 have links to the street gang “Gangster Disciples,” said Middlesex Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael T. Hurd.
  • Impact! Virginia. “They have done a fantastic job.”

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    They came together from across the state. They met on a Sunday evening as strangers, with a common goal. Five days later, they had built something special for those in need, and became friends along the way.
  • Volunteers, donations sought for Founders’ Day celebration

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Urbanna’s heritage will be honored during the first Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is just 5 weeks away and volunteers are needed.
  • Boatbuilding still alive in Deltaville

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    At Willard Norris’ Lover’s Lane boat shop behind his home, a wooden flat-bottom skiff is being built for a James River hook-and-line fisherman. Also, the building of a motorized steel hull barge is under way at Barry Miller’s boatyard to be used in the Chesapeake Bay’s thriving oyster fishery.
  • Fourth arrest made in deadly shooting

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the alleged shooting death of a Gloucester man that occurred on July 5 in Water View. Three other men remain in jail charged in the shooting death of Raheem Trevon Williams, 20, of Gloucester County.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
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  • First phase of expanded Tysons Corner Center opens

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Macerich opened  the first phase of its mixed-use urban expansion Thursday at Tysons Corner Center, a shopping mall in McLean that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The opening  included Tysons Tower, a 22-story office building; a new mall entrance that connects the mall with the new development and a 1.5-acre plaza set 32 feet above street level that provides direct access to the Metro Silver Line that’s opening on Saturday, July 26. According to Macerich, a real estate investment trust based out of Santa Monica., California, Tysons Tower is opening with more…
  • Retirement community continues expansion in Roanoke County

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Friendship Retirement Community will expand its rehabilitation services in Roanoke County with a new $13 million, 73,000-square-foot-facility. The company said Thursday that work will begin soon on Friendship Health and Rehab Center South located at 5647 Starkey Road. The new facility will offer 120 private rooms. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 3 p.m., Sat. Aug. 2, and will include remarks from Virginia Sen. Mark Warner. Turner-Long Construction Co. will serve as the general contractor. Construction is expected to take about 18 months, with completion in the fall of 2015. “We…
  • Survey shows Virginia Voters are split on Medicaid expansion

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
      Registered Virginia voters are split on Medicaid expansion (46% oppose, 42% favor), but 61 percent oppose potential unilateral action by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand the program, according to a Roanoke College Poll. The poll interviewed 566 registered voters in Virginia between July 14 and July 19 and has a margin of error of + or - 4.2 percent. A majority of those polled said McAuliffe should work with the General Assembly to try to expand Medicaid rather than take action on his own. Even 28 percent of those who favor expansion said that McAuliffe should not act alone. Political…
  • Hall Associates Inc. will represent Va. Tech Corporate Research Center

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC) in Blacksburg has selected Hall Associates Inc. in Roanoke to represent the CRC in marketing efforts nationwide to major regional and national tenants. Hall’s Frank Martin and Jim Deyerle will head the real estate company’s efforts. Adjacent to the Virginia Tech campus, the CRC is home to 162 research, technology and support companies and more than 2,700 employees. Its 230-acre park has 29 buildings and one million square feet of office and research space. An expansion on the northwest side of the park has provided enough land to…
  • General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman report lower sales

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Falls Church defense contractors General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. on Wednesday both reported lower sales in the second quarter. Both companies, however, raised their profit outlook for the year as they cut costs in the face of reduced federal government spending. General Dynamics reported $7.47 billion in revenue for the quarter, down 4.6 percent from sales during the second quarter last year. Profit fell 15.5 percent to $541 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, compared with $640 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, the previous year. The quarter included a $105 million…
 
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    University of Richmond Collegian

  • 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…
  • University police to hold sale of unclaimed item

    Clay Helms
    30 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The University of Richmond Police Department is holding a public sale of unclaimed items from May 12 to May 21 in the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, via silent auction. The unclaimed property sale will occur in conjunction with the WCRW equipment sale. The property can be viewed in the WCRW from May 5-9 during normal business hours. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Special Olympics of Virginia. For a link to a list of the unclaimed property, please click here. If you believe any of the property belongs to you, please contact Lt. Eric Beatty at…
 
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  • Kanawha County Commission votes to begin removal proceedings against Prosecutor Mark Plants

    Jeff Jenkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission voted Thursday night to begin removal proceedings against elected Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants due to the ongoing costs of special prosecutors. Commission President Kent Carper and commissioners Dave Hardy and Hoppy Shores voted unanimously to seek the filing of a petition with the state Supreme Court which would then appoint a three-judge panel to hear the case. The county has already paid $93,000 for special prosecutors because Plants is still charged with two domestic-related misdemeanor crimes for allegedly violating a…
  • Angry Dirty Girls fight back

    Jennifer Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. – One Dirty Girl isn’t taking the cancellation of this weekend’s 5K event sitting down. Robyn Danford, an attorney from Fairmont, said she’s already taken action against the company. The Dirty Girl Mud Run posted on Facebook Wednesday, the Charleston 5K had been canceled due to “circumstances out of our control.” Those circumstances involved the company refusing to pay for buses to transport participants to the site, port-a-potties and site remediation after the run. Danford and a group of her friends took part in a Dirty Girl Mud Run in…
  • Prison system workers indicted in credit card conspiracy

    MetroNews Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A federal grand jury has indicted two Morgantown men for allegedly using a federal agency credit card to purchase big ticket items. U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld said that from May until November last year Carl Gaul, 40, and Shawn Ratliff, 35, used a credit card from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to purchase more than $13,000 of merchandise. They worked for the federal prison system at the time. “They purchased these expensive items from places like Target, Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods,” Ihlenfeld said. The items included a Sanyo 42” LED TV;…
  • Man charged with killing police informant waives preliminary hearing

    MetroNews Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County grand jury will be the next stop for murder charges against a Charleston man who allegedly killed a police informant. Marlon “Ice” Dixon, 37, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. He allegedly shot and killed Branda Basham July 12. Her body was found along the railroad tracks on Charleston’s West Side. Basham, 22, was a police informant. Charleston detectives allege Dixon found out and blamed Basham for heroin charges against him. Dixon remains in the South Central Regional Jail without bail.
  • Mooney vs. Casey

    Jennifer Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Democrat and Republican nominees for Second District Congress got together for the first time in a head-to-head setting Thursday but it wasn’t called a debate. The West Virginia Business and Industry Council, who sponsored the event between Republican Alex Mooney and Democrat Nick Casey, stressed it was a forum for discussion. The questions asked to both candidates were pre-written and Mooney and Casey got a look at them before the event got started Thursday morning at the Charleston Civic Center. During open statements, Casey, a Kanawha County native and…
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