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  • 4 dead in series of Sunday accidents

    WV MetroNews » News
    MetroNews Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    MAYBEURY, W.Va. – Four people died in three separate accidents across West Virginia on Sunday. State police in McDowell County said a man and woman were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Powerhouse Road just off of U.S. Route 52 near Maybeury. The victims were identified as the driver, Raheem Bons, and his passenger, Lauren Perdue. A second passenger suffered minor injuries. An early morning crash claimed a 40-year-old man’s life in Clarksburg. Police said the victim lost control of his ATV on North Ohio Avenue, was thrown off and slammed into a retaining wall. The man was not…
  • Concern Over Petersburg Emergency Response Times

    Virginia News
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Earlier this year on July 1st , the city authorized a $92,000 funding cut to a private company that responds to emergency calls within the city.
  • Youth is served at top of Va. Tech's RB depth chart

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:16 pm
    BLACKSBURG One game was all it took for Virginia Tech's two talented freshman running backs to move to the top of the depth chart. Shai McKenzie and Marshawn Williams, who combined to run for 147 yards against William & Mary in the opener, are listed as co-starters at tailback as the Hokies prepare to play at No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday. Last week's starter, junior J.C. Coleman, is listed third, followed by Trey Edmunds, who was the No. 1 back last season before breaking his leg in the finale against Virginia. He's still trying to get back to full speed. "You kind of…
  • Police investigate Suffolk drowning

    WVEC - News - Local
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Officials say a 44-year-old Calvin S. Hogan was discovered unresponsive in the backyard pool during a party at the home.
  • Trial of former Virginia Gov. heads to jury next week

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    31 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
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  • Youth is served at top of Va. Tech's RB depth chart

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:16 pm
    BLACKSBURG One game was all it took for Virginia Tech's two talented freshman running backs to move to the top of the depth chart. Shai McKenzie and Marshawn Williams, who combined to run for 147 yards against William & Mary in the opener, are listed as co-starters at tailback as the Hokies prepare to play at No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday. Last week's starter, junior J.C. Coleman, is listed third, followed by Trey Edmunds, who was the No. 1 back last season before breaking his leg in the finale against Virginia. He's still trying to get back to full speed. "You kind of…
  • War memorial ceremony to honor Sept. 11 victims

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    The public is invited to the Virginia War Memorial in downtown Richmond for a ceremony to honor those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Virginia's Patriot Day Ceremony will take place at noon Sept. 11 in the E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater on the memorial grounds. Retired Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Virginia's Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, will speak. Sailors from the Navy Recruiting District Richmond will conduct a flag ceremony and the Young Midlothian Singers will perform. The memorial is at 621 S. Belvidere St. Admission and parking are free. Information:…
  • At day's end, nightlife begins along Chesapeake Bay

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH Chic's Beach, 6:30 p.m. It's the perfect evening on the Chesapeake Bay. Children frolic at the water's edge, diving headlong into cool, gentle waves. Dogs sprint after sticks tossed into the surf, leaving paw prints in the sand. A couple lie stretched out on a blanket, foreheads touching, soaking in the last rays of light as the sun dips below the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It's one of the precious last moments of the day on one of the precious last days of summer. Soon the sun will set on both, and it will be time for school and sweaters and shorter…
  • Labor Day shows work to be done

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most of us have today off to celebrate all the days we work. Our agenda calls for a picnic or shopping or slumber. Plenty of folks are working this Labor Day. They're ringing up sales, patrolling the beaches, cleaning motel rooms, answering phones, repairing broken air conditioners, working in emergency rooms. They're in jobs that make a difference in plenty of lives. But many, and especially young folks, struggle. The Great Recession made that worse. Many are now more dependent on family or government than is good for our culture or communities. How do we change that? How do our…
  • Portsmouth's Bide-a-Wee tries for more golfers

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    PORTSMOUTH The golf course with the quirky name has graced the pages of Golf Digest, recognized as one of the best municipal courses in the country. But Bide-A-Wee Golf Course has been operating in the red for years, and its finances have worsened. This year, the city projects the golf program will require a subsidy of $1.3 million, the highest amount since at least 2000, city records show. Part of the problem, according to the city, stemmed from former golf pro Andy Giles' lucrative compensation package. In addition to an annual base salary of $95,217, Giles collected every penny of…
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  • Police investigate Suffolk drowning

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Officials say a 44-year-old Calvin S. Hogan was discovered unresponsive in the backyard pool during a party at the home.
  • Virginia Beach moms rally for improved maternity healthcare

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    According to rallytoimprovebirth.com, Virginia’s C-section rate of 32.8 percent is significantly higher than the 15 percent suggested by the World Health Organization as a highest recommended rate.
  • Coast Guard rescues 3 stranded jet skiers near Hampton

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report Sunday that two men last seen on a jet ski were overdue at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton.
  • Men outpacing women in job gains

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Women occupy 45% of all jobs gained over the past 12 months, down from half of all payroll additions in the previous year. They held 49% of the nation's 131 million jobs in July, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures show.
  • Two injured in Suffolk crash

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Suffolk spokeswoman Diana Klink said a Ford Explorer ran off the road in the 4900 block of Godwin Road around 6:30 a.m. and struck a tree.
 
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  • A friend (with a potentially dubious work history) in need

    ewagner
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dear Hobie & Monk, My friend recently was fired from her job. Though she says it’s out of the blue and doesn’t know why, I suspect she’s embarrassed about how things went down. She’s on the job hunt and is asking me to help with contacts. However, without knowing the circumstances of her being let go, I’m hesitant to recommend her and thus associate myself with her actions. Am I being paranoid? - Stuck between 
a rock and a pal Monk: You are not being paranoid. You only know two relevant things about your friend: She was fired and doesn’t want to discuss why. Although you…
  • Signature Theatre’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ whisks audiences to Victorian Paris

    ewagner
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) It has been 16 years since Signature Theatre, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, mounted Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” Now, this production by director Matthew Gardiner casts Broadway stars Brynn O’Malley in the role of Dot and Claybourne Elder as George to bring to the stage this kaleidoscopic vision of the life of French artist Georges Seurat, known as George in the musical. Based on an imaginative interpretation of the characters in Seurat’s iconic…
  • Alexandria library sit-in’s 75th anniversary commemorated

    ewagner
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, did not mince words when it came to famed Alexandria attorney Samuel W. Tucker and the five young black men he sent into a city library in 1939. “It’s just amazing to me how much good can be done for everyone else by very few,” she said during Thursday’s ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the library sit-in. “We owe a tremendous debt to those five great heroes and their legal counsel.” On that warm August day decades ago, Tucker decided to make a…
  • OpEd Cartoon

    acarter
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
  • Out of the Attic: Remembering the British 
invasion of Alexandria

    acarter
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    (Photo/Office of Historic Alexandria) Despite spending two years planning for the defense of Alexandria during the War of 1812, the city’s surrender to British forces on the morning of August 28, 1814 turned out to be an inevitability. Even before war was declared in June 1812, representatives of Alexandria had met with federal officials to relay their worries about the inadequate ramparts along the Potomac River, and their concern that their city and the national capital nearby were at risk of an attack from the Chesapeake Bay. Even multiple offers of money and loans from Alexandria banks…
 
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  • Critter Corner: Murphy

    FCNP.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Murphy is a purebred West Virginia rescue mutt that is just 14 months old and protects the neighborhood by performing a constant patrol of the corner of White Street and Cheryl Drive in Falls Church. She is known to play with any child or dog that will take the time to stop and say hello. She is happiest when she is outside and has a playmate.
  • 8-Year Old Girl Assaulted By 14-Year Old Boy at Cherry Hill Park Friday

    FCNP.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    A 14-year old boy was arrested after physically and sexually assaulting an 8-year old girl at Cherry Hill Park Friday night, police reported today. Officers responded to the Falls Church park at 9:30 p.m., Friday, August 29, where the victim told police she was physically and sexually assaulted by the 14-year old suspect on two occasions that evening. Police say the suspect ran away after the first incident was interrupted by an adult but soon returned and assaulted the girl again. The victim called out and adults nearby approached before the suspect ran off again. The suspect was then…
  • Jody’s Jam of the Week: Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonian

    Jody Fellows
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    There’s a plethora of things to see and do around the D.C. area but the museums of the Smithsonian have got to be at the very top of the list. With so many different buildings and exhibits, however, deciding just how to tackle them can be intimidating. This Saturday, Things to Do DC makes the exploration a bit easier when they present a scavenger hunt that takes participants throughout the many Smithsonian museums. Scavenger duties include items to retrieve, pictures to take and questions to answer and bonuses will be given to the quickest teams. The race kicks off at noon sharp on Saturday…
  • James Lee CC Announces Fall Festival

    FCNP.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The James Lee Community Center is seeking volunteers for their third annual Fall Festival, which is scheduled for Sept. 27, according to an e-mail sent earlier this week by Zuri Conroy, director of the community center. The free event will last from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will feature community resource providers, health screenings, games, raffles, live entertainment, a fish fry and more. According to the e-mail, prospective volunteers have to at least 15-years-old and are needed for before, during and after the event. Volunteer opportunities include helping with parking, decorations, setup…
  • N. Oak St. Closed Shortly Today for Mt. Daniel ‘Teacher Day’

    FCNP.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    North Oak Street, leading up to Mt. Daniel Elementary, will be closed today from 1-1:30 p.m. due to “Meet the Teacher Day” at the Falls Church school. Traffic barriers and school staff will be at the intersection of N. West and N. Oak and Walnut and N. Oak. The closure will not affect traffic on N. West. Only homeowners, school buses and emergency vehicles will be allowed access. All parents will be shuttled in from St. James or will walk to the event.
 
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  • Two injured in Chesapeake shooting

    Catherine Rogers
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Transylvania Avenue Monday evening. Officer Leo Kosinski said the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. Police shortly learned two male victims were transported by friends to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Kosinski said the victims’ conditions nor possible suspect information is known, at this time. No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story. WAVY/Report It
  • Photos: ODU and HU footbball

    Catherine Rogers
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Season opener at Foreman Field between ODU Monarchs and Hampton University Pirates. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/13974
  • Summer’s end doesn’t mean business is over at the Oceanfront

    Rico Bush
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Labor Day weekend typically means the end of the summer for tourists and a drop in sales for beach towns. But in Virginia Beach, it’s a different story. 10 On Your Side talked to several Oceanfront business owners who say their not preparing for a seasonal decrease in revenue just yet. As the sand around the Oceanfront transformed into a sea of beach-goers this weekend, The Breakers Resort Inn at the corner of 16th and Atlantic Ave cashed in. “This year will probably equate to 2012, 2012 was a pretty good year,” Owner Jimmy Capps said.
  • Sen. Warner talks foreign policy at Bobby Scott picnic

    Ava Hurdle
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — People and politics come together every year at a picnic in Newport News, and this Labor Day was no different. Congressman Bobby Scott hosted his 38th annual Labor Day picnic Monday afternoon, and some of the current events discussed included the nation’s foreign policy. This as politicians talk regularly about a growing threat in the Middle East with the Islamic militant group ISIS. Senator Mark Warner, who earlier greeted folks at the picnic, later discussed his view on the situation overseas with reporters. “I think the President has acted…
  • Church holds vigil for Accomack crash victims

    Erin Kelly
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    ONANCOCK, Va. (WAVY) – Friends and family of three people killed in a car crash on the Eastern Shore Saturday night held a vigil in their honor Monday. They met at Gaskins Chapel AME Church. One of the victims was just 12-years-old. State Police said the driver of the van that hit them on Route 13 in Keller had been drinking. Reverend Oretha Cross fielded the phone call from a church member’s relative Saturday night. She learned 12-year-old A’Janae Jones was in the car crash. “The first thing she said was, ‘She’s gone,’ and I said, ‘She’s…
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  • Getting chilled for a good cause

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    On August 20 Middlesex Sheriff David Bushey gladly accepted the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Bushey’s father died in 1996 of ALS and since that time his family has donated to ALS research.
  • Public water access is still required in Urbanna

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The Urbanna Planning Commission will again discuss the town code requirements for “public access to the water” and open space when it meets on Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at the town hall.
  • Saturday’s Urbanna Founders’ Day to offer family fun, history for all

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Urbanna will celebrate its first Founders’ Day this Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with all-day events and special activities that will entertain and educate. At the heart of the celebration is the 1 p.m. dedication of the restored John Mitchell Map at the Visitor’s Center, and a remembrance of our founders.
  • A toast to the oyster

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Governor McAuliffe (center) proposes a toast to the oyster and the oyster industry along with Debra Pratt of Middlesex County, one of the nation’s top oyster shuckers. As part of a recent announcement by Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia’s new Oyster Trail, the Governor visited Merroir restaurant on Locklies Creek in Topping on August 21.
  • 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.
 
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
 
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  • Photo: Crossed paths

    Roger Piantadosi
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Three people were treated at Fauquier Hospital, none for serious or life-threatening injuries, after this three-car crash just before 10 a.m. Friday on U.S. 211 near Washington.
  • Video: RCHS staff rises (as one) to ALS challenge

    Matt Wingfield
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Faculty members at Rappahannock County High School rise, as one, to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon at the school
  • Inside this week’s News (Aug. 28)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This week’s headlines include: Old business, new business in town • Newcamp to undergo mental evaluation • The Rapp for Aug. 28 • ‘The Rangers' rove into Rappahannock • Comp plan’s revision postponed for deputy’s arrival • Editorial: In memoriam • and more.
  • The Rapp for Aug. 28

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panther football kicks off tomorrow night, the Democrats host their annual Dog Days Yard Sale, RCHS and the RCSO plan fall fundraisers, RAAC screens “American Hustle,” local Richard Viguerie speaks on the future of the Republican party and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In memoriam

    Walter Nicklin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Like many native sons, F. Preston Pulliam left Rappahannock County at an early age to seek his fortune elsewhere. But Pres, who died on Sunday at the age of 92, never really left, for he kept returning, falling in love all over again with the beauty of Rappahannock.
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  • Virginia receives STEM-H grant

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Virginia has received a National Governor’s Association grant to increase the number of students earning credentials in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM-H) fields. The $170,000 grant will be used to develop a statewide publicity campaign, enhance data and analytical resources, encourage new public-private partnerships and create a policy agenda aimed at increasing attainment of STEM-H credentials. “This grant will help in our efforts to enhance Virginia’s high-tech, high-skilled sectors, which are vital to the growth and diversification of…
  • Virginia Beach industrial building sells for $1.8 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    An industrial building in Virginia Beach has sold for $1.8 million, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. The Collier Trust purchased the 50,089-square-foot industrial building at 5819-5823 Ward Court as an investment. The building, which sits on a 2.79-acre site, was sold by Lee-John Co. Patrick Mumey and Lindsay Heckel of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of Collier Trust. The commercial real estate firm also announced the sale of a former bank branch in Henrico County. Credit Union Service Co. of Virginia,…
  • Tau Therapeutics and Xdynia merge

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Two Charlottesville-based companies, Tau Therapeutics LLC and Xdynia LLC have merged, and the combined company is now known as Cavion LLC. Cavion is a privately held, clinical-stage platform pharmaceutical company creating therapies engaging the T-type calcium channel (Cav3) for the treatment of cancer and neurologic diseases. “The oncology and neurology fields predominate in diseases of high unmet medical need,” Andrew Krouse,  Cavion’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “The combination of Tau Therapeutics and Xdynia into one platform company will increase…
  • McAuliffe says more than 5,000 veterans have been hired under program

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    More than 5,000 Virginia veterans have been hired under an effort by state government to employ more veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program had certified 213 Virginia employers by the end of its second year. These employers have committed to providing 7,000 jobs for veterans, and 5,339 already have been hired. McAuliffe also announced that Richmond-based Altria, a V3-certified company, had agreed to provide a $100,000 grant over the next year to double V3’s employer-training efforts. Jessica Sabbath
  • Uber expands in Virginia

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Uber announced Thursday its launching in 22 new U.S. college cities, including two in Virginia. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company is now available in Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech, and Charlottesville, where the University of Virginia is located. The transportation company, which was already serving Richmond and Northern Virginia, will be offering free rides at its new locations through Sept. 1.  Earlier this month, Virginia came up with a temporary agreement that allows Uber and Lyft (another San Francisco-based ride-sharing service) to operate in the state. Both…
 
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  • Student governments hold open forum on presidential search

    jesse siebentritt
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Richmond College Student Government Association and the Westhampton College Government Association hosted an event for University of Richmond students to provide input on the search for President Edward Ayers’ successor. Stephen Portch, adviser to the board of trustees and the presidential search committee, led an open forum-style conversation 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Gottwald Science Center auditorium. The crowd of around 60 attendees included students, members of the board of trustees and members of the presidential search committee. In the discussion, Portch asked participants…
  • Rapid Recap: No. 20 Richmond 55 – Morehead State 10

    Jeremy Day
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Final Score: No. 20 Richmond 55 – Morehead State 10 What Happened:  The Richmond Spiders dominated in just about every facet of the game Saturday night beating Morehead State 55 to 10. The offense generated over 640 yards, while the defense allowed under half as much. Quarterback Michael Strauss threw three touchdowns in the first half to put the game out of reach early and give head coach Danny Rocco plenty of time to evaluate some of his team’s depth. Spider Positives:  Michael Strauss showed why he’s on the watch list for the Walter Payton award. The Spiders’ quarterback…
  • Club teams hold recruiting events

    Rhiannon Bell
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    What do you get when you cross a boat, two horses and the new Taylor Swift song? You get the unusual sight by Westhampton Lake yesterday, where a few of University of Richmond’s club teams promoted their sports in an event planned by Seth Thomas, assistant director of sports. Two horses, Sam and Murphy, were brought to campus by the equestrian team to catch the interest of students walking across campus. The ice hockey team played Taylor Swift tunes to attract new recruits. The crew team took a dip in the lake to showcase their skills. “It was definitely a shock for people to see horses…
  • Live Blog: Richmond vs. Morehead State

    Jeremy Day
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Pregrame: Welcome everyone to another season of Spider football. We’re about 19 minutes away from kickoff here at Robins Stadium for the season opener against the Morehead State Eagles. I’m Jeremy Day, the sports editor for the semester at the Collegian, and I’ll be keeping you guys updated on all the action today. 3 minutes to kickoff: The captains for both teams are out at 50 yard line for the coin toss. Morehead State has won and they will receive. 1st Quarter, 15:00: Peter Yoder boots the opening kickoff into the endzone where preseason all american Brandon Bornhauser…
  • Spiders start off football season with optimism

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Richmond football will open its season Saturday in the E. Claiborne Robins Stadium against Morehead State. The team is coming off an up-and-down season in which it won only half of its games but finishing the season strong with four straight wins. During the offseason there was a quarterback battle, the departure of a record-setting kicker and a few minor coaching shifts to adapt to. If the team wants to compete for a conference championship this season, they’ll need to first beat the Morehead State Eagles, and do so convincingly. The Eagles finished last season with a record of 3-9 and…
 
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  • Inmate walks away from work release crew

    MetroNews Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. – The search continued on Monday evening in Ohio County for the prison inmate who walked away from a work release crew at Oglebay Resort’s Fort Henry Days. The crew was brought in to help with cleanup efforts following the event. Law enforcement officers described Christopher Michael Walls as a 6’2″ white male, 185 pounds with short blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen in a white t-shirt and tan pants and is not considered dangerous. The search for him was concentrated in the areas of Aaron Woods, Palmer Golf Course and Peters Run in Ohio…
  • Shooting death investigation in Raleigh County

    Jeff Jenkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    GLEN WHITE, W.Va. — A Raleigh County man was arrested Sunday and charged with murder. WVRJA Raleigh County resident Joe Collins was arrested on a murder charge Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies charged Joe Collins, 67, of Glen White, in the shooting death of Larry Totten. The sheriff’s department didn’t release much information Sunday. They did say the shooting took place at Totten’s residence. Collins is in the Southern Regional Jail without bail.
  • 4 dead in series of Sunday accidents

    MetroNews Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    MAYBEURY, W.Va. – Four people died in three separate accidents across West Virginia on Sunday. State police in McDowell County said a man and woman were killed in a single-vehicle crash on Powerhouse Road just off of U.S. Route 52 near Maybeury. The victims were identified as the driver, Raheem Bons, and his passenger, Lauren Perdue. A second passenger suffered minor injuries. An early morning crash claimed a 40-year-old man’s life in Clarksburg. Police said the victim lost control of his ATV on North Ohio Avenue, was thrown off and slammed into a retaining wall. The man was not…
  • Changes predicted for Huntington corridor

    Jeff Jenkins
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Huntington Mayor Steve Williams predicts people won’t recognize Hal Greer Boulevard in five to seven years. “We have rezoned that entire corridor of that highway commercial and that’s going to invite investment to the area,” Williams said. The city is demolishing the public housing complex known as Northcott Court. Williams said that property along with some other land will be the momentum for change. “Of the property that is being demolished at Northcott Court and adjacent property that the city or housing authority controls…
  • Wheeling mayor defends budget cut proposal

    Shauna Johnson
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    WHEELING, W.Va. – The mayor of Wheeling looks at eliminating city jobs that now sit vacant as a way to balance the city’s budget without any new fees or taxes. “We have to do what’s right,” said Mayor Andy McKenzie who has proposed never filling more than 20 full-time positions. About half of those jobs are within the Wheeling Police Department. If hires were made for the vacancies, city officials estimated the shortfall by the end of the fiscal year would total $250,000. “We’re in a unique position where we have a lot of positions open and so I felt…
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  • 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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