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  • Virginia Youth Conservation Corps crucial to success of Va State Parks - WDBJ7

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    27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    WDBJ7Virginia Youth Conservation Corps crucial to success of Va State ParksWDBJ7The Virginia Youth Conservation Corps is made up of boys and girls ages 14-17 from all across Virginia, some even come from out of state. They were scheduled to work through the summer and experience things program leaders said they could never ...
  • Goose on the loose, part deuce, at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

    Virginia News
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    A driver spotted another goose inside the eastbound Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel about 7:15 a.m. Monday, Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Paula Miller said. Traffic had to be stopped.
  • Tides' walker named International league's batter of the week

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Norfolk Tides first baseman Christian Walker was named the International League's Batter of the Week. Walker hit .414 (12-29) with three home runs, four doubles, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs in seven games as the Tides went 6-1 on their homestand. The 24-year-old former University of South Carolina standout has hit safely in nine of his past 10 games. He's the No. 3 prospect in the Orioles' system. The Tides, who were off Monday, open a six-game road trip with the first of three at Pawtucket at 7:05 tonight.
  • West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

    Alexandria Times
    Erich Wagner
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Players come from far and wide each summer to play for the Alexandria Aces, but this season a member of the roster is a Northern Virginia native and already familiar with all the Port City has to offer both on and off the diamond. Pitcher Billy Lescher is a graduate of West Potomac High School and is a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. For the summer, he returned home to hone his trade at his hometown team in the Cal Ripken League before returning to school. He said he did not attend any Aces games when he was growing up, but the chance to…
  • Long trucks restricted from Poor House Farm Road

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    27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    All trucks over 40 feet in length now are restricted from using Poor House Farm Road (Virginia 617) in the Lowesville area, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced Monday.
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  • Virginia Youth Conservation Corps crucial to success of Va State Parks - WDBJ7

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    WDBJ7Virginia Youth Conservation Corps crucial to success of Va State ParksWDBJ7The Virginia Youth Conservation Corps is made up of boys and girls ages 14-17 from all across Virginia, some even come from out of state. They were scheduled to work through the summer and experience things program leaders said they could never ...
  • Proposed changes to Virginia voter registration stirs fears among GOP - Washington Post

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Proposed changes to Virginia voter registration stirs fears among GOPWashington PostRICHMOND — People registering to vote in Virginia would no longer be required to check boxes to indicate whether they are U.S. citizens or felons whose right to vote has not been restored under changes being considered by the Virginia Board of Elections.GOP questioning proposed changes to voter registration in VirginiaThe Virginian-Pilotall 3 news articles »
  • Virginia federal judge to hear transgender 'bathroom bully' case - Al Jazeera America

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Al Jazeera AmericaVirginia federal judge to hear transgender 'bathroom bully' caseAl Jazeera AmericaA federal district court in Virginia will hear arguments Monday from a transgender teen whose school district is forcing him to use a private bathroom at school. The case is one of several suits across the country filed by transgender students against and more »
  • Virginia voters split on Confederate license plate debate - The Daily Progress

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The Daily ProgressVirginia voters split on Confederate license plate debateThe Daily ProgressLast month, McAuliffe sparked a statewide debate over Southern heritage and its the legacy of slavery when he called for the removal of the Confederate emblem from Virginia plates. His action followed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a Texas Virginia voters split on Confederate flag, Quinnipiac University poll findsWSLSPoll: Half of Virginia voters approve of McAuliffe's performance so farRoanoke TimesPoll: Virginia split on proposed removal of Confederate flag from license platesAugusta…
  • Where Do Maryland Crabs Come From? Virginia, Apparently - Atlas Obscura

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Atlas ObscuraWhere Do Maryland Crabs Come From? Virginia, ApparentlyAtlas ObscuraAfter talking to two biology professors, the political fact checking website concluded that, indeed, Chesapeake Bay crabs are conceived and born in the lower, Virginia section of the bay, where the water is saltier and conditions are right for crab Terry McAuliffe says all Maryland crabs are born in VirginiaPolitiFactall 2 news articles »
 
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  • Goose on the loose, part deuce, at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    A driver spotted another goose inside the eastbound Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel about 7:15 a.m. Monday, Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Paula Miller said. Traffic had to be stopped.
  • Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing in Maryl...

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    A Virginia man was charged with first-degree murder on Monday in connection with a knife attack at a Maryland church service in which a man was killed and his wife critically injured, police said. The suspect, Song Su Kim, 30, of Falls Church, attacked the couple on Sunday with a kitchen knife during a church service at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center in Urbana, about 40 miles northwest of Washington, said Frederick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amanda Hatcher.
  • Poll: Virginians Split on Confederate Flag License Plate Option

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Virginia voters are divided 46 - 45 percent on whether the Confederate flag should be removed from state license plates, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Monday morning. In Virginia, support for eliminating the option of ordering a license plate with a Confederate flag is 73 - 19 percent among Democrats and 48 - 42 percent among independent voters, with Republicans standing by the Stars & Bars 71 - 24 percent.
  • New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    New California: Mass Immigration Turning Virginia Blue - A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. - The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson - and once one of the most reliably-red of red states The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across hundreds of news outlets and blogs, too many for any one person to read.
  • Western Tidewater jail to get energy-efficient upgrades

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Suffolk, Franklin and Isle of Wight counties approved a $4.7 million contract earlier this month to replace outdated lighting and water systems. Jail superintendent William C. Smith tells The Virginian-Pilot that the upgrades are expected to save the jail about $300,000 to $400,000 a year.
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  • Tides' walker named International league's batter of the week

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Norfolk Tides first baseman Christian Walker was named the International League's Batter of the Week. Walker hit .414 (12-29) with three home runs, four doubles, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs in seven games as the Tides went 6-1 on their homestand. The 24-year-old former University of South Carolina standout has hit safely in nine of his past 10 games. He's the No. 3 prospect in the Orioles' system. The Tides, who were off Monday, open a six-game road trip with the first of three at Pawtucket at 7:05 tonight.
  • North Carolina receiver commits to Virginia Tech

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    BLACKSBURG Virginia Tech got its third commitment in as many days, securing a 2016 pledge Monday night from Divine Deablo, a receiver from Mount Tabor High in Winston-Salem, N.C. Deablo, 6-foot-3 and 206 pounds, had interest from more than a dozen schools, including Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Ohio State. North Carolina and N.C. State were among his finalists. ESPN ranks him as a four-star prospect, the No. 172 player nationally and No. 10 player in North Carolina. Rivals and 247 Sports list him as a three-star receiver. He's the No. 18 player in North Carolina per Rivals and No. 22…
  • Energy education program for vets kicks off

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The inaugural class of Solar Ready Vets at Tidewater Community College began its studies July 6 and is set to graduate Aug. 17. The six-week program, paid for by the U.S. Department of Energy, is for transitioning sailors. According to a TCC news release, the program guarantees students will interview with up to five U.S. solar companies during the training period. Additional sessions will be offered Aug. 24-Oct. 2 and Oct. 13-Nov. 20. Applicants must be active duty and within 120 days of separation at the start of the session they select. Sailors with experience or training in electrical…
  • Vacancies, workload put child protective services in Portsmouth behind on closing cases

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    PORTSMOUTH The Portsmouth Social Services Department's supervisor - the state - is dissatisfied with the department's child protective services program and is requesting corrective action. The state agency discovered that the Portsmouth department had 215 overdue child abuse and neglect reports as of June 25, according to a document from the state. Since the city created an action plan, that number has fallen to 194. According to state code, the department has 45 days to complete an investigation after a report about a child. "The state feels all agencies should be held to the…
  • Men's basketball | Memphis transfer joins Cavaliers

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    The University of Virginia confirmed Monday what had been widely reported over the weekend: Memphis transfer Austin Nichols is joining the Cavaliers' basketball program. The 6-foot-9 forward signed a financial aid agreement at U.Va., where he will be eligible to play for two seasons, beginning in 2016-17. NCAA transfer rules allow Nichols to practice with the team this winter. Cavs coach Tony Bennett called the addition of Nichols "fortunate," adding: "The experience he brings will be invaluable. His redshirt year will be an opportunity for him to improve and be more ready…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • West Potomac alum comes home to pitch for Alexandria Aces

    Erich Wagner
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) Players come from far and wide each summer to play for the Alexandria Aces, but this season a member of the roster is a Northern Virginia native and already familiar with all the Port City has to offer both on and off the diamond. Pitcher Billy Lescher is a graduate of West Potomac High School and is a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. For the summer, he returned home to hone his trade at his hometown team in the Cal Ripken League before returning to school. He said he did not attend any Aces games when he was growing up, but the chance to…
  • Local lawyer and organized crime prosecutor dead at 88

    Erich Wagner
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) William Lynch, an attorney who was one of the key prosecutors to work for the U.S. Department of Justice in its efforts to combat organized crime in the 1960s and 1970s, died on July 13 at his Alexandria home. He was 88. Lynch was born December 5, 1926 in New York City and served in the V5 Navy Aviator Program during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Fordham University and Harvard Law School before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Lynch joined the Justice Department at the request of then-Attorney…
  • An Asian sensation at Royal Thai and Sushi

    Kristen Essex
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times At 801 N. Fairfax St., diners flock to Royal Thai and Sushi, a restaurant that has gained a reputation in North Old Town for succulent Asian cuisine that is perfect not only for the warm summer months, but any time of year. With its spacious patio dining, Royal Thai is an enticing proposition, especially with the warm temperatures outside and the chance to enjoy some fresh air with your delicious meal. One favorite sushi order is the chef’s special creation, known as “Eddy’s Citron Roll,” named after the restaurant’s head chef.
  • Organizers hail Alexandria’s Live Music Week as early success

    Erich Wagner
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Christine Halsey) For 10 days, Alexandria’s thriving music scene was brought to the forefront in the city’s first Live Music Week, presented by Visit Alexandria as a showcase of all that is on offer year round. A total of 30 venues played host to a number of artists and bands from various musical genres, with the likes of newcomer Blackwall Hitch joining established music spots in the city like The Birchmere, Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub and Daniel O’Connell’s in hosting performances. Organizers said it followed a similar model to the city’s Restaurant Week,…
  • Concerns raised over former GenOn plant cleanup

    Erich Wagner
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    By Chris Teale (File photo) Just three months ago, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved a corrective action plan at the former GenOn coal-fired power plant in North Old Town to remediate effects of two once leaking underground oil storage tanks at the site. But the proposal has come under further scrutiny in recent months from D.C.’s District Department of the Environment and the National Park Service, both of which have raised concerns about certain aspects of NRG’s plan. For their part, the company responded to the DDOE this week with a revised plan, but the…
 
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    WSLS

  • Fleet Feet giving shoes to Big Brothers Big Sisters “littles”

    Lindsey Ward - Anchor
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:10 pm
    ROANOKE (WSLS) – Fleet Feet is making a difference partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters in a big way. For every “big” and “little” who show up to take part in a walking group the “little” will get a brand new pair of fitted shoes. The local running store has raised money in the past for Big Brothers Big Sisters, but this is the first time store owners have given away new shoes to the kids. “I think one of the important things for us as a locally owned business is to give back to the community in which we live and this is a great group and organization…
  • Cutting police costs, crash reporting center to be considered in Roanoke

    Rachel Lucas - Virginia Today Weekend Anchor
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    ROANOKE CO. (WSLS 10) – Roanoke County leaders are discussing ways to cut down on the amount of time and county money police officers spend on minor traffic accidents. Each year, the police department responds to 2,600 calls for traffic crashes. Each call is estimated to take at least an hour of the officers time. According to a new report by the Roanoke County Police Department, those accidents take a large amount of officers’ time and can create a variety of problems for those involved including roadway closures and congestion. To reduce that time, county leaders will hear a…
  • Helmet camera captures Fairfax firefighter rescue dogs from raging house fire

    WRIC
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:37 pm
    FAIRFAX COUNTY (WRIC) – A Fairfax firefighter used a helmet with a camera mounted to the top while conducting a search and rescue in a house fire last weekend. Fire crews responded to the fire at 7707 Carrleigh Parkway on July 19 to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the split-level home. Firefighters conducted an aggressive fire attack, but the home still became fully involved with heavy fire. A second alarm was rung, bringing more than 60 firefighters to the scene. It took firefighters more than 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. Luckily, no one was home…
  • National fast-pitch championship draws thousands to the Roanoke Valley

    Rachel Lucas - Virginia Today Weekend Anchor
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    SALEM (WSLS 10) – Monday was day one of the national fast-pitch championship for 127 teams from 31 states and the tournament brought nearly 2,000 players and coaches – along with their parents and fans who came to support their teams. Heading up the tournament, John McPhail helped secure the area’s bid for the tournament each year. He said the majority of those who traveled to Virginia for the championship will stay for the week and tour area attractions. “They are guaranteed to play through Thursday, so they are in our area for at least five days and four…
  • Boy Scouts of America votes to allow gay scout leaders

    NBC NEWS
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    (NBC NEWS) – The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders. The organization’s national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults “was no longer legally defensible.” The decision was approved by 79 percent of the board. While the national ban is gone, effective immediately, local scouting units retain the ability to reject gay applicants for leadership positions if hiring them would violate the unit’s religious beliefs. The Boy Scouts national organization…
 
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  • Seats Still Available for Master Gardener Volunteer Training

    FCNP.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    The fall training program for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardners in Arlington/Alexandria has a few slots available for area residents who want to learn more about gardening and be trained to work as volunteers in Virginia Cooperative Extension public education programs, which are aimed at preserving and sustaining the environment. The program begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and continues every Tuesday from 9 a.Read Seats Still Available for Master Gardener Volunteer Training on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • W. Broad Street Fire Causes $100,000 in Damages

    FCNP.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    A fire inside of Carpet Royale’s storage facility caused $100,000 worth of damage this morning. (Photo:Read W. Broad Street Fire Causes $100,000 in Damages on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • F.C. Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing in Urban, Md.

    FCNP.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    Song Su Kim, 30, of Falls Church has been charged by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly murdering a man and seriously wounding the man’s wife at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center in Urbana, Md. Authorities charged Kim with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder, along with other offenses, according to court documents. Police received a report of a stabbing at the church and retreat center early Sunday evening, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.Read F.C. Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing in Urban, Md. on Falls…
  • F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Throughout Virginia

    FCNP.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors at colleges, universities and other academic institutions throughout Virginia during the spring 2015 semester. Alexis Morse (cum laude), Danielle O’Brien (magna cum laude), Christopher Tran (cum laude) and Erica Walborn (magna cum laude) graduated from James Madison University with honors. The following students also graduated from James Madison University:Read F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Throughout Virginia on Falls Church News-Press Online.
  • One More Page Announces Additional Summer Events

    FCNP.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    One More Page Books, located on the edge of Falls Church at 2200 N. Westmoreland St. #101, Arlington, announced additional summer events earlier this week.Read One More Page Announces Additional Summer Events on Falls Church News-Press Online.
 
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  • Speaking with One Voice on Business, Development

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The merger announced last week between the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Region 2000 Business and Economic Alliance could well be a game changer for business recruitment and economic
  • Checking Up ... The Free Clinic and Backers of Education

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Thumbs up to the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on its receipt of two major grants and an anonymous major donation that will allow the clinic to ramp up its dental hygiene program.
  • Numbers at Sweet Briar Bode Well

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Less than than five months ago, Sweet Briar College was set to close forever at the end of August.
  • Despite the Surplus, Not Out of Woods

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Since the 2008 financial meltdown, the Great Recession, the federal government shutdown and innumerable budget battles in Congress, the Virginia economy has taken one gut punch after another.
  • Nuclear Must Be Part of Virginia's Energy Mix

    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Federal clean power standards are forcing a revolution in the energy industry nationwide and, in Virginia, could bring about the first construction of a new nuclear power reactor in more than three de
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  • Tides are surging as trade deadline approaches

    WAVY Sports
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Led by the “Big 3″, Christian Walker, Dariel Alvarez and pitcher Mike Wright–Orioles manager Buck Showalter has to be happy with his number one minor league team. Walker, very possibly the O’s first baseman of the future, is the International League player of the week, batting over 400 with three home runs, four doubles and nine runs scored. With Orioles slugger Chris Davis figuring to be a very hot commodity in this winter’s free agent market, Walker could be starting next season in Baltimore. Showalter could also use some more power…
  • Police use Facebook campaign to help solve cold cases

    Erin Kelly
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A local police department is turning to social media to crack cold cases, including one involving a man accused of sexually abusing a little girl. James City County Police have been trying to find 53-year-old Larry Batts for three years. Batts is accused of sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in 2012. “It’s unthinkable to have a small child become the victim of a sexual offense, so I can only imagine the fear that the child experienced that night,” said Deputy Chief Steve Rubino. This year, police posted Batts’ picture on the…
  • Update: Virginia Beach runaway found safe

    Jane Wertz
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
      VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Police issued an appeal to the public Monday in their search for an 11-year-old missing girl. She was found safe late Monday night. Zya Carr’s godmother called police around 3 p.m. She told them they had an argument and Zya ran away from her home in the 5700 block of Earnhardt St. Zya used to live in Norfolk and has only been living with her godmother in the Brandon area of Virginia Beach for about a month. Police said Zya was not believed to be in any danger, but notified the public because of her young age. At 11:15 p.m., police said…
  • Gang member sentenced for killing two Newport News teens

    Jane Wertz
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A member of the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” in Newport News will serve an 83-year prison sentence for his role in a 2008 double murder. Judge David F. Pugh upheld the jury’s recommended sentence for Floyd Taybron. Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, and Keon Flemming, 15, were walking by Huntington Middle School on December 30, 2008, when Taybron and his accomplices gunned down the young victims. They suspected the teens were members of a rival gang trespassing on their territory, simply because of where they lived, according to a release from…
  • Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

    DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:51 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA’s National Executive Board on a 45-12 vote during a closed-to-the-media teleconference. “For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us,” said the BSA’s president, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. “Now it’s…
 
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  • New look on the town horizon

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    The vista coming into the Town of Urbanna is changing. The large wooden boathouse at the foot of Watling Street, at the site of the old Urbanna Yachting Center, is going to be replaced with floating piers.
  • Stove Point owners give water system a boost

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:38 pm
    With the addition of 61 signed water service contracts on Monday, there are now about 165 properties committed to central water in Deltaville, said Middlesex Water Authority (MWA) director Matt Walker. Walker, who is also Middlesex County Administrator, is paid a stipend by the MWA for his services.
  • ‘The Middlesex Review’ voiced concerns of blacks during days of segregation

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    During the era of segregation, most social and educational aspects of life in Middlesex County involved the separation of the black and white races. County schools were partially integrated in 1963-64 and totally integrated by 1969.
  • Public hearing on proposed Urbanna ‘public water access’ is Thursday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    It’s been just over one year since Urbanna Planning Commission chair Phil Friday initiated a zoning ordinance amendment that would eliminate both public access to the waterfront over private property and the requirement for setting aside 20 percent open space “for public use.”
  • Two teens rescued from overturned pick-up truck

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:37 pm
    The mother of a teen who was ejected from an overturned farm pick-up truck on Monday supports seatbelt use. “If you have a seatbelt on in an accident, the outcome will always be better,” said Kim Moore, whose son was trapped under the truck as it lay on its side.
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  • County will consider a finance committee

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In response to a request by Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier earlier this month, Rappahannock County’s supervisors will consider at their Aug. 3 meeting the creation of a finance committee to analyze county expenses and plan for future annual budgets.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    This week's edition: County will consider a finance committee • Supreme Court: Inn session • Maj. Settle goes to Richmond • Boom town • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday and all that jazz • Letters: Sharing food, near-death stories and serious misgivings • Wild Ideas: What lies beneath • and more
  • The Rapp for July 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday tomorrow, all that jazz (at Castleton the next two weekends and in Flint Hill Sept. 19), monochrome photos in Sperryville, a new Rappahannock coloring book and more in The Rapp.
  • Supreme Court: Inn session

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This footnote to history just in from The Inn at Little Washington: Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its marriage-equality decision, three of the "Supremes" had no dissents about dinner at The Inn.
  • Piglets in Paradise

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    A couple of new-to-Rappahannock County residents appear excited to get to know the pastures at Heritage Hollow Farm in Sperryville last week.
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  • County will consider a finance committee

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In response to a request by Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier earlier this month, Rappahannock County’s supervisors will consider at their Aug. 3 meeting the creation of a finance committee to analyze county expenses and plan for future annual budgets.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    This week's edition: County will consider a finance committee • Supreme Court: Inn session • Maj. Settle goes to Richmond • Boom town • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday and all that jazz • Letters: Sharing food, near-death stories and serious misgivings • Wild Ideas: What lies beneath • and more
  • The Rapp for July 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday tomorrow, all that jazz (at Castleton the next two weekends and in Flint Hill Sept. 19), monochrome photos in Sperryville, a new Rappahannock coloring book and more in The Rapp.
  • Supreme Court: Inn session

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This footnote to history just in from The Inn at Little Washington: Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its marriage-equality decision, three of the "Supremes" had no dissents about dinner at The Inn.
  • Piglets in Paradise

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    A couple of new-to-Rappahannock County residents appear excited to get to know the pastures at Heritage Hollow Farm in Sperryville last week.
 
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  • County will consider a finance committee

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In response to a request by Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier earlier this month, Rappahannock County’s supervisors will consider at their Aug. 3 meeting the creation of a finance committee to analyze county expenses and plan for future annual budgets.
  • Inside this week’s News (July 23)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    This week's edition: County will consider a finance committee • Supreme Court: Inn session • Maj. Settle goes to Richmond • Boom town • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday and all that jazz • Letters: Sharing food, near-death stories and serious misgivings • Wild Ideas: What lies beneath • and more
  • The Rapp for July 23

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday tomorrow, all that jazz (at Castleton the next two weekends and in Flint Hill Sept. 19), monochrome photos in Sperryville, a new Rappahannock coloring book and more in The Rapp.
  • Supreme Court: Inn session

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This footnote to history just in from The Inn at Little Washington: Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its marriage-equality decision, three of the "Supremes" had no dissents about dinner at The Inn.
  • Piglets in Paradise

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    A couple of new-to-Rappahannock County residents appear excited to get to know the pastures at Heritage Hollow Farm in Sperryville last week.
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  • County will consider a finance committee

    Roger Piantadosi
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In response to a request by Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier earlier this month, Rappahannock County’s supervisors will consider at their Aug. 3 meeting the creation of a finance committee to analyze county expenses and plan for future annual budgets.
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    23 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    This week's edition: County will consider a finance committee • Supreme Court: Inn session • Maj. Settle goes to Richmond • Boom town • The Rapp: Fourth (Estate) Friday and all that jazz • Letters: Sharing food, near-death stories and serious misgivings • Wild Ideas: What lies beneath • and more
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    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday tomorrow, all that jazz (at Castleton the next two weekends and in Flint Hill Sept. 19), monochrome photos in Sperryville, a new Rappahannock coloring book and more in The Rapp.
  • Supreme Court: Inn session

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    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This footnote to history just in from The Inn at Little Washington: Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its marriage-equality decision, three of the "Supremes" had no dissents about dinner at The Inn.
  • Piglets in Paradise

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    A couple of new-to-Rappahannock County residents appear excited to get to know the pastures at Heritage Hollow Farm in Sperryville last week.
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  • New buzz at Salamander Resort and Spa

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    27 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Things are buzzing along at Salamander Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in Middleburg. The property recently formed a partnership with local beekeeper Britt Thomas, owner of Britt’s Bees, to develop the Salamander Honeybee Program.  As a result, there are 20 hives — with about 50,000 bees in each hive for a total of more than one million bees — now located at the resort. Salamander said it will start producing its own honey before the end of summer. Since its opening in August 2013, the resort said it has attempted to leave the land as natural as possible, with 200 of…
  • McGraw Hill Financial to acquire Charlottesville-based SNL Financial for $2.2 billion

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    27 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    New York-based McGraw Hill Financial said Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire Charlottesville-based SNL Financial for $2.2 billion. McGraw is the information and analytics company behind the Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and other brands. It has approximately 17,000 employees in 30 countries. SNL provides data, news and analysis on financial institutions and other business sectors.  The company, founded in 1987, has more than 5,000 customers and approximately 3,000 employees based in 10 countries. "We are enthusiastic about SNL because it is a fast-growing, highly…
  • Apple Hospitality in Richmond acquires three new hotels

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    27 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. in Richmond recently completed the acquisition of three out-of-state hotels. The transactions, which totaled more than $100 million, boosted the company’s portfolio of hotel properties to 174, with 22,177 guestrooms in 32 states. The new properties are: A 156-room Hampton Inn in the Las Olas area of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Purchase price: about $23 million. The property is near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. A 110-room Hampton Inn in Cypress, Calif., located two miles from downtown Cypress and less than seven miles from…
  • Kmart renews 86,828-square-foot lease in Virginia Beach

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    27 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    Kmart Corp.  has renewed its lease for  86,828 square feet of retail space at 1205 Fordham Drive in Virginia Beach. Bob King and Larry Hecht of Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate in Norfolk handled the lease negotiations. In other deals for Harvey Lindsay in the Hampton Roads market: KCK Industries Inc. leased 31,800 square feet of industrial space at 1345 Taylor Farm Road, No. 106, in Virginia Beach. Glenn Gibson handled the lease negotiations. Riverside Health System has renewed a 19,3870-square-foot lease for office space at 701 Town Center Drive, Suite 1000, in Newport News.
  • Advance Trailer Systems leases 93,500 square feet in Henrico

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    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Advance Trailer Systems has Inc. leased 93,500 square feet of space in the Interport Business Center at 4800 Eubank Road in Henrico County. Evan M. Magrill, Dawn M. Calabrese, and Dean Meyer of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the lease negotiations.  In other deals for Thalhimer in the Richmond region, there was lots of action from the medical sector, with the company handling three lease renewals at Windsor Business Office Park. Bon Secours Health Systems Inc. renewed a 38,350 square-foot lease of office/service space in Windsor Business Park V at 8555 Magellan Parkway in…
 
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  • New senior-living development slated for York

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    YORK — In the next 30 days, a patch of dense woods near a heavily traveled intersection in central York County will be cleared to make way for the Peninsula's newest senior-living facility.
  • Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.
  • Rare look inside Civil War landmark USS Monitor

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS — Conservators drained the 90,000-gallon treatment tank holding the USS Monitor gun turret Monday, enabling them to, for the first time since 2012, visually inspect the progress of their long campaign to save the historic Civil War artifact.
  • Tuesday partly sunny, chance for rain

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Tuesday is expected to be partly sunny a chance for showers during the day, and thunderstorms are also possible after 1 p.m.
  • DEQ to hold meeting on Chickahominy River

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the New Kent Heritage Public Library to discuss the water quality standards of the Lower Chickahominy River and its Tributaries in New Kent, Charles City, and James City Counties.
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  • New senior-living development slated for York

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    YORK — In the next 30 days, a patch of dense woods near a heavily traveled intersection in central York County will be cleared to make way for the Peninsula's newest senior-living facility.
  • Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.
  • Rare look inside Civil War landmark USS Monitor

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS — Conservators drained the 90,000-gallon treatment tank holding the USS Monitor gun turret Monday, enabling them to, for the first time since 2012, visually inspect the progress of their long campaign to save the historic Civil War artifact.
  • Tuesday partly sunny, chance for rain

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Tuesday is expected to be partly sunny a chance for showers during the day, and thunderstorms are also possible after 1 p.m.
  • DEQ to hold meeting on Chickahominy River

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the New Kent Heritage Public Library to discuss the water quality standards of the Lower Chickahominy River and its Tributaries in New Kent, Charles City, and James City Counties.
 
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  • Ravenswood Century Aluminum plant to shut down permanently

    Matt Maccaro
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Century Aluminum announced Monday it will permanently close its Ravenswood plant effective immediately. The embattled plant had struggled for years, with 650 employees out of work since Feb. 2009 when the plant was idled. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued a statement on the closure of the plant, saying he had asked Century to reconsider. “We have worked diligently with the company as well as local, state and federal officials to find a solution that works for all parties, and we remain willing to offer assistance moving forward,” the governor said. “If…
  • Police investigate Wheeling robbery

    MetroNews Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    WHEELING, W.Va. — Police are investigating a robbery in downtown Wheeling on Monday morning. A man allegedly grabbed money from someone walking on Main Street on their way to make a deposit at BB&T. Officers say the man grabbed the cash and fled through the drive-thru area onto a jogging trail.
  • Sheetz and WV bakery to meet about pepperoni roll supplies

    Sunshine Wiles
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Thursday meeting could tell the fate of a business partnership between a West Virginia bakery and a Pennsylvania based convenience store. Owners of Rogers and Mazza Bakery in Harrison County were notified by email that Sheetz no longer planned to use them as the pepperoni roll supplier to 117 stores in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. “They told us that they are moving toward a warehouse program and they were deauthorizing all pepperoni roll direct store delivery suppliers to move toward the warehouse program,” Michael Mazza, bakery co-owner, explained.
  • WVU Tech and WVU Beckley appoint new provost

    MetroNews Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — WVU Institute of Technology announced Monday that Dr. Nigel Clark has been appointed to the position of provost at WVU Tech and WVU Beckley. Clark is currently the chair of engineering at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences at WVU. “Nigel brings along with him decades of valuable experience as a scholar, researcher, faculty member, administrator and strategic planner. He has been a leader on every side of academia,” said Carolyn Long, the campus president of WVU Tech and WVU Beckley. Clark’s new responsibilities include…
  • Brooke County jury shows convicted killer no mercy

    MetroNews Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    WELLSBURG, W.Va. — A jury showed no mercy on Monday toward convicted murderer Rocco Zuccaro, recommending that he never become eligible for parole. Zuccaro was convicted last week in the Feb. 2013 murder of his friend Jason Pratz in his McKinleyville home. The crime carries a life sentence, but the jury had to decide on a plea for mercy. Sentencing for Zuccaro is scheduled for Sept. 1. He is expected to formally be sentenced then to life in prison without parole.
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  • What Is The Importance Of International Internship?

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Internships are playing an increasingly important role in the modern economy, and many students are investigating these as pathways to a career. Just getting a college degree is often not enough to land a good position. You need to make The post What Is The Importance Of International Internship? appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

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    25 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    GIFT OF MUSIC: Help Buy Boston Marathon Survivor Jeff Bauman His Dream Guitar “If something of that magnitude would happen to me, I would want to know there are people out there to meet me in that place of aloneness; The post Monthly Archives: April 2013 appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Friendly City Food Co-op

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    9 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Locally grown, farm to table and organic are more than just buzzwords at Friendly City Food Co-op — they are the principles that guide the community owned and operated grocery store in Harrisonburg. “…local meat, local honey, breads, milk, ketchup, The post BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Friendly City Food Co-op appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Vinylmint — a Norfolk company revolutionizing the music biz

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    8 Jul 2013 | 6:57 am
    Virginia is home to some of the most unique small businesses in the nation and Very Best of Virginia is proud to showcase their products and services. What do you get when a music producer, a recording engineer, and a The post BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Vinylmint — a Norfolk company revolutionizing the music biz appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • HAVING A BAD HUMP DAY? Be Glad You’re Not The Social Media Guru For Smithfield Foods

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    6 Jul 2013 | 5:43 am
    Whether or not you agree with the possible sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company or the recent firing of Paula Deen, you gotta feel for the folks tasked with maintaining the Virginia-based company’s official Facebook page. It may The post HAVING A BAD HUMP DAY? Be Glad You’re Not The Social Media Guru For Smithfield Foods appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
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  • Pebble Time – User Interface & Voice Interactivity

    Tushar Phatak
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    From past decade we’ve seen that computers are becoming smaller in size and more personal to your life. The age has changed to wearable devices which are sleek and much more connected to your life. Wearable devices are becoming a smart extension to the human body, and that is the success of science and technology. Though there are various tech and non-tech factors playing a vital role in this success, ‘Consistent, Intuitive and Personalized User Experience’ is a crucial one. Now the question would be – How? Let’s take an example of the newly launched ‘Pebble-Time’ smart…
  • Pebble Time and Voice Communication with Twilio

    Marketing Desk
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Pebble recently launched “Pebble Time“, their newest addition to their smart watch range. Pebble time has many new enhancements, features and functionalities: Always on color E-Paper display Increased battery life of 7 days Newer ergonomic design A new timeline interface But the most interesting functionality, one can say is designed into the chassis itself- A Microphone.This new feature can be used to send voice notes, reply to notifications, take a call, patient feedback…the possibilities are endless. But how do we use or incorporate voice functionality in a seamless way. Join us for…
  • Apple WWDC – 2015, Highlights and Much More Part 2

    Johnson Goveas
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    The day had a cold start, I had to quickly run to the station or else I would have missed my train to the Moscone Center. In my previous blog, I had shared updates regarding MAC OSX 10, iOS 9, XCode 7, Apple Watch, Core Foundation changes, Swift 2, Testing and Cocoa. Apple had executed both the days of the conference on schedule, no errors, smooth planning. In this blog, I would mainly cover the sessions which took place on day 3 and 4 of the Apple WWDC, 2015. Topics of these sessions include – XCode, Swift, App Analytics, iTunes Connect, Rich Playground, iPad and iOS 9 apps. Here are…
  • mLearnCon 2015 – Speaker Sessions From Harbinger Systems

    Marketing Desk
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    Recently, Harbinger presented speaker sessions at the mLearnCon 2015 and the Performance Support Symposium (a co-located event to mLearnCon), held at Austin, TX from June 10-12, 2015. The conference was attended by 1000+ eLearning domain enthusiasts and business executives, featured 100+ sessions from a faculty chosen among the leading industry experts in the eLearning world. In our speaker session ‘Micro-learning for Performance Support Using MVC: Mobile-video Collaboration’, we discussed how today’s learner is overwhelmed by the information available to him/her and further adding to…
  • Apple WWDC – 2015, Highlights and Much More

    Johnson Goveas
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    It had happened 25 times before; it was the 26th time where Apple once again created history. Before I begin with an extensive review of the 2015 Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), let’s review some numbers. The 2015 conference was attended by more than 10,000+ attendees from over 70 countries in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. WWDC 2015 featured 100 mind-boggling sessions conducted in 150 labs nested in the arena. Enough of statistics, let’s move on to the conference highlights, this is the part where it gets exciting. The keynote session started with cheers and…
 
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