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  • Va. gets nearly $12M workforce grant

    Virginia News
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Virginia is receiving nearly $12 million in federal funds to enhance employment and financial literacy for Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment. Officials say the funds will be used to implement a network called the Working Families Success Network at six of the state's employment centers.
  • Tuesday's roundup | Indian River beats another top-5 foe

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL Indian River 3, Hickory 2 Brace Brillhart posted 14 digs, Corey Smith had nine kills, and the No. 8 Braves (11-5, 2-1 PenSouth) won their second straight big match, beating the No. 4 Hawks (12-4, 1-2) Tuesday at Hickory. Coming off a win over then-No. 4 Great Bridge, Indian River rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Hickory 19-25, 24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 15-13. "It's all heart and desire," Braves coach Matt Lawrence said. "We just battle and battle." ____ Kellam 3, Ocean Lakes 0 Collin Scott tallied a team-high eight kills, Micah Seth and Reece Benzel…
  • DNA links suspect in Hannah Graham case to 2 missing women

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    30 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
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  • Severance moves to Arlington

    Alexandria Times
    Derrick Perkins
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Charles Severance is no longer in Alexandria. Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne transferred the accused murderer to Arlington on Friday, citing the possible appearance of a conflict of interest. Severance is charged with the slayings of prominent Alexandrians Nancy Dunning, Ronald Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato, two of whom had connections to the local legal system. Although best remembered for her community work in Del Ray, Dunning — murdered in her home in 2003 — was married to then-Sheriff Jim Dunning. Lodato, largely recalled as a beloved local music…
  • Read for the Record seeks volunteers

    NewsAdvance.com - new era progress,new era progress/
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is seeking volunteers from throughout the community to read to children and promote kindergarten readiness.
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  • Va. gets nearly $12M workforce grant

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Virginia is receiving nearly $12 million in federal funds to enhance employment and financial literacy for Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment. Officials say the funds will be used to implement a network called the Working Families Success Network at six of the state's employment centers.
  • Forensic link at center of missing University of Virginia student case

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday. Between searches of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s car and apartment and his arrest on a charge of abducting Hannah Graham last week, police had ample opportunity to obtain genetic evidence connecting him to multiple attacks, said Steve Benjamin, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense…
  • Port of Virginia-related firm pleads guilty to federal charges in Baltimore

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    A long-time Japanese ocean carrier with ties to the Port of Virginia has been popped by the feds after pleading guilty for price fixing and rigging bids for services at the Port of Baltimore . Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or K-Line, will pay nearly $70 million in criminal fines after being charged Friday in a Baltimore U.S. District Court as part of a large-scale antitrust investigation of companies that conspired to increase international shipping prices, according to the U.S. Department of Justice officials.
  • Davis & Green celebrates Special Olympics Virginia

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Greg Green, Project Manager for Davis & Green Electrical, and Rick Jeffrey, President of Special Olympics Virginia, stopped by to talk about the Davis & Green Heroes Campaign, which will spotlight The Special Olympics of Virginia as a company that is doing great things in the community. The Heroes Campaign picks a "Hero customer" once every quarter to highlight the importance of giving back to the community.
  • How will the McDonnell verdict change Virginia?

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    For anyone in the courtroom in early September, the image of a weeping former Virginia governor - and the wails of family members and friends as guilty verdicts were read - remain fixed in memory. In its intensity, the episode was one of the most profound moments in Virginia political history - and among the saddest.
 
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  • Tuesday's roundup | Indian River beats another top-5 foe

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    BOYS VOLLEYBALL Indian River 3, Hickory 2 Brace Brillhart posted 14 digs, Corey Smith had nine kills, and the No. 8 Braves (11-5, 2-1 PenSouth) won their second straight big match, beating the No. 4 Hawks (12-4, 1-2) Tuesday at Hickory. Coming off a win over then-No. 4 Great Bridge, Indian River rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Hickory 19-25, 24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 15-13. "It's all heart and desire," Braves coach Matt Lawrence said. "We just battle and battle." ____ Kellam 3, Ocean Lakes 0 Collin Scott tallied a team-high eight kills, Micah Seth and Reece Benzel…
  • High school football midseason report

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    By Larry Rubama and Jami Frankenberry More than half of South Hampton Roads' high school football teams reached midseason last week, and the rest will get there by Friday. Here's a look at the standout players and teams, and who's in the hunt for the postseason. Beach District Biggest surprises: As expected, Ocean Lakes (4-0) and Salem (5-0) are the top two teams. But Cox nearly pulled off an upset last week before falling to Salem in overtime. Other than that, there have been few surprises, unless you count Princess Anne beating Kempsville to snap its 19-game losing streak.
  • Golf roundup | Kellam repeats as tourney champ

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Atlantic Conference Kellam freshman Cam Barackman's three-stroke lead entering Tuesday's final round stood, and the Knights repeated as the league's tournament champs Tuesday at Red Wing. Barackman shot a 3-over 75 to finish at 2-over 146. Princess Anne's Chris Angelelli took second with a 149, while Mannie Mandoka of Salem was third with a 153. Kellam, which also won the league's regular-season title, finished with a 639, getting top-five finishes from Dylan Martin (157) and Matt Wawner (158). Kempsville, with a 676, edged Salem (679) for the league's other…
  • Dream Team 2014 | Recipes of honey champions

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We call it a case of sweet success: The Pilot's 2014 Dream Team of bakers had a honey of a time at the State Fair of Virginia, bringing home four first-place ribbons and 10 awards overall. This year's category was honey cookery - baked goods that use honey for all or part of their sweetening - and the team of local cooks wowed the state fair judges with a loaf of bread that was heavenly, baklava that was at once gooey and flaky, a version of s'mores that elevated the campfire treat to a new level and a rustic apple galette that will make you forever forgo a traditional pie…
  • Lorraine Eaton's pick of the week | Green tomatoes

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Got green tomatoes in the garden? Pick them all, place in a single layer in a cardboard box and store in a warm, dry area. Tomatoes will ripen in two or three months, lengthening your harvest. Think homegrown tomatoes for Christmas! This tip is from Doreen G. Howard's book "Heirloom Flavor.
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Severance moves to Arlington

    Derrick Perkins
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File Photo) Charles Severance is no longer in Alexandria. Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne transferred the accused murderer to Arlington on Friday, citing the possible appearance of a conflict of interest. Severance is charged with the slayings of prominent Alexandrians Nancy Dunning, Ronald Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato, two of whom had connections to the local legal system. Although best remembered for her community work in Del Ray, Dunning — murdered in her home in 2003 — was married to then-Sheriff Jim Dunning. Lodato, largely recalled as a beloved local music…
  • As fall beckons, Chadwicks is the perfect place to warm up

    Kristen Essex
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Located moments away from the Potomac River is Chadwicks, found on 203 The Strand and notable for its cozy, comforting feel as soon as you walk in. On a crisp cool day, a roaring fire adds to the intimate feel of the first floor, while upstairs guests are treated to spectacular views of the waterfront. Mondays are especially busy at Chadwicks as their extensive array of burgers are all half-price, including the Black Angus, turkey and veggie burgers. The Black Angus is a particular delight and is served with a variety of toppings, while…
  • ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ barrels into Little Theatre of Alexandria

    ewagner
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matthew Randall) The South of playwright Tennessee Williams was a passionate, yet unhurried, hotbed of emotion. His characters were real — too real for some when “A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered on Broadway in 1947 — but nonetheless part of the daily fabric of life. With this work, Williams cracked open the Pandora’s Box of life’s countless miseries and shone a light into the destructive relationships women enter into and the ways they deal with the evil things men do. Though considered radical in its day, the play’s themes of homosexuality,…
  • ACPS: total cost of T.C. lights could reach $3.5 million

    ewagner
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Officials with Alexandria City Public Schools sought last week to reassure residents that lights at T.C. Williams’ football stadium would not cause year-round nighttime use of the field. But Seminary Hill residents continued to question the validity of the district’s report on the controversial proposal at the school board’s September 18 meeting, particularly when it came to light pollution. Bill Goff said the recently unveiled feasibility study relies on data that is 21 years old, and accused district staff of digging for numbers that supported the…
  • Redevelopment mulled for Fitzgerald Warehouse

    ewagner
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File photo) An iconic Old Town building that remains an enduring symbol of Alexandria’s period of maritime primacy may be in line for a major makeover. Though Fitzgerald Warehouse dates back to the Port City’s early decades, it expanded in the modern era. Two additions sprung up after several rounds of upgrades in the 1960s and 90s, according to city officials. It’s these portions — one home to a Thai restaurant, the other vacant — of the imposing Colonial structure on the corner of King and Union streets that the warehouse’s current owners quietly have been…
 
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  • Protecting Free Speech is Worth Fighting For

    Wayne Besen
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    For two decades I’ve told people my job is to fight for their rights – and never was this truer than on Saturday. I had come from Chicago to defend free speech and oppose an archaic, unconstitutional blasphemy law that was being enforced by a rogue District Attorney in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The DA, Bill Higgins, was viciously targeting a 14-year-old teenager after he posted an obscene photo on Facebook in which he was simulating oral sex with a ceramic Jesus yard gnome. Of course, this prank was offensive – or what some might call being a teenager. However, the self-righteous Higgins…
  • Crime Report: 4 More DUIs & More Graffiti

    FCNP.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    A week after two people were arrested for DUI and drinking while driving, four more people were charged with DUIs in the City of Falls Church, according to the latest F.C. Crime Report. Also in the report, two people skipped out on their bill at Hoang’s Grill, someone put graffiti on the W&OD Trail bridge, a bicycle was stolen off N. Washington St., a handbag was taken from a vehicle on Parker Ave., a window was smashed and a purse stolen from a car at Eden Center and items were taken from an unlocked vehicle on Birch Street. City of Falls Church Crime Report: September 22-28,…
  • Our Man in Arlington

    Charlie Clark
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    There’s only one mom in the universe who could tell me, “Here’s my daughter’s bedroom, where ‘Damn Yankees’ was written.” Yes, that reference to the book that became the 1950s hit musical was uttered in Arlington by Moley Evans, who lives with her husband Nicholas and two children in the historic house known as Alcova. Named as a shortening of “Alexandria County, Virginia,” this fine property on South Eighth Street in Alcova Heights goes back as early as 1836. The site was a Union hospital during the Civil War. Evans, a teacher now running a day camp, took me on a…
  • More Than 250 Turn Out for Second Annual Teddy Bear Walk/Run

    FCNP.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Berry) Runners and walkers line-up just before the start of the Falls Church-McLean Children Center’s second annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run yesterday. According to Renee Boyle, development director of the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center (FCMCC), more than 250 runners and walkers of all ages showed up for the event. The event, presented by Morgan Stanley, raised funds to benefit the FCMCC, an organization that prepares children from low-income, working families for kindergarten.
  • Falls Church City Republican Committee Canvasses for Ed Gillespie

    FCNP.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Mark Q. Rhoads) Members of the Falls Church City Republican Committee knocked on doors in Wards 1 and 2 for GOP Senate candidate Ed Gillespie on Saturday, Sept. 27. (Left to right) Mark Wakefield of Washington, D.C., Falls Church GOP chairman Ken Feltman, Rebecca Namm of Falls Church and Falls Church GOP Vice-Chair Brad Tidwell were among those who canvassed for Gillespie.
 
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  • Photos: Dominion Boulevard Project continues

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Authorities say the Dominion Boulevard Project is 45 percent complete.
  • Photos: Residents want school preserved

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    A group of residents in Chesapeake want the Old Great Bridge School House, which is set to be demolished, to be preserved because of its his…
  • Photos: Navy investigating misconduct at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    10 On Your Side has confirmed an anonymous letter sent to Congressman Randy Forbes several weeks ago has sparked a chain reaction investigat…
  • POV releases plan to alleviate congestion

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The head of the Port of Virginia says he knows traffic around Norfolk International Terminals is unacceptable on a daily basis. One truck driver said he got in line at 8:30 a.m. Monday and didn’t get through until after 12:30 in the afternoon. WAVY News asked CEO John Reinhart about the congestion, and he said the port is doing the following to improve the congestion: They are buying new equipment and getting rid of the old stuff. They are shifting around employees to help in high-demand zones. They are extending hours at some gates, and if needed, they…
  • Group fights to save century-old schoolhouse

    Liz Palka
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake schoolhouse built in 1907 is set to be demolished soon, but a group of residents who have been working to save the building is asking for more time. “It’s better days are yet to come, if we can save it from the wrecking ball,” said Buck Hodges, whose grandfather was in one of the first classes to attend the school. The old Great Bridge Schoolhouse sits on the corner of Battlefield Boulevard and Mt. Pleasant Road. According to a picture from 1913, the school later became Great Bridge High School. Chesapeake City Schools used the…
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  • Two indicted on second-degree murder charges

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    On September 22 the Middlesex Circuit Court grand jury returned true bills of indictment against two men in connection with the shooting death of Raheem Williams of Gloucester and the malicious wounding of Markus Hammond of Middlesex at a party near Water View on July 5, 2014.
  • Oyster visionary named Oyster Festival Captain

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Longtime oyster guru Robert “Captain Bob” Jensen of Topping has been named the Captain of the 57th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival and will be honored at this year’s festivities on November 7-8.
  • Wings, Wheels & Keels is Saturday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Antique and classic planes, cars and boats will converge for the 19th annual Wings, Wheels & Keels show to be held Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hummel Airfield on Route 3 at Topping.
  • Proposed living shoreline receives $25,000 grant

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    A group of organizations proposing to build a “living shoreline” on Urbanna Creek has been awarded a $25,000 planning grant by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.
  • Pee wee pumpkin picker

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Evelyn Vergara stacks pumpkins and gourds at last Saturday’s Urbanna Farmers’ Market, getting ready to sell the autumn decorations that were grown by her parents, Rebecca and Brandon Vergara, on their farm near Water View. Fall begins on Monday, September 22.
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  • SCBI lecture series resumes Oct. 1

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) new Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, which is cosponsoring the series starting Oct. 1.
  • VDOT Traffic Update

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    VDOT's summary of highway work scheduled in Rappahannock County during the upcoming week.
  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 25)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    This week’s headlines include: ‘Tourism numbers, funding on the rise • A 101-mile hike for park charities • The Rapp for Sept. 25 • Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal • Through the Tiger Valley looking glass • Editorial: Beyond the here and now • and more.
  • Upcoming lane, road closures

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    VDOT plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 25

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this week’s Rapp column.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • SCBI lecture series resumes Oct. 1

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) new Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, which is cosponsoring the series starting Oct. 1.
  • VDOT Traffic Update

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    VDOT's summary of highway work scheduled in Rappahannock County during the upcoming week.
  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 25)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    This week’s headlines include: ‘Tourism numbers, funding on the rise • A 101-mile hike for park charities • The Rapp for Sept. 25 • Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal • Through the Tiger Valley looking glass • Editorial: Beyond the here and now • and more.
  • Upcoming lane, road closures

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    VDOT plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 25

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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    Rappahannock News

  • SCBI lecture series resumes Oct. 1

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) new Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, which is cosponsoring the series starting Oct. 1.
  • VDOT Traffic Update

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    VDOT's summary of highway work scheduled in Rappahannock County during the upcoming week.
  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 25)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    This week’s headlines include: ‘Tourism numbers, funding on the rise • A 101-mile hike for park charities • The Rapp for Sept. 25 • Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal • Through the Tiger Valley looking glass • Editorial: Beyond the here and now • and more.
  • Upcoming lane, road closures

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    VDOT plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 25

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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    Rappahannock News

  • SCBI lecture series resumes Oct. 1

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) new Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, which is cosponsoring the series starting Oct. 1.
  • VDOT Traffic Update

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    VDOT's summary of highway work scheduled in Rappahannock County during the upcoming week.
  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 25)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    This week’s headlines include: ‘Tourism numbers, funding on the rise • A 101-mile hike for park charities • The Rapp for Sept. 25 • Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal • Through the Tiger Valley looking glass • Editorial: Beyond the here and now • and more.
  • Upcoming lane, road closures

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    VDOT plans overnight work Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on a failed drainage pipe that runs under U.S. 522 near Fletcher’s Mill Road (Route 620), just south of the village of Sperryville.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 25

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this week’s Rapp column.
 
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  • Amthor International to create 30 jobs in Southern Virginia

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Amthor International announced plans Tuesday to ramp up production at its Gretna plant and create 30 jobs, according to a statement on its website. The Gretna-based company says it is the largest and most diverse manufacturer of truck-mounted tanks in the U.S. The family-owned firm already employs more than 100 people at the 86,000-square-foot plant.   Effective immediately, Amthor will be hiring welders, mechanics, and electricians. The expansion will allow the company to operate its two existing shifts at capacity. The company grew from a 1928 blacksmith shop in Ellenville, N.Y., to…
  • Hollister Inc. dedicates plant expansion in Augusta County

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Hollister Inc. on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting for a $29 million expansion project at its Stuarts Draft plant. The project increases the overall size of the plant by more than 25 percent, adding 50,000 square feet of additional space. The project also includes new equipment to automate processes, enhance products and increase production volume. Hollister is an employee-owned company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices. It is based in Libertyville, Ill., 40 miles north of downtown Chicago. Hollister has operated in the Stuarts Draft area of Augusta County since 1979.
  • Virginia’s personal income growth ranks 44th in the nation

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Personal income in Virginia grew only 1.3 percent during the second quarter this year, a growth rate that ranked 44th in the nation, according to estimates released  by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Nonetheless, the second-quarter figure actually represented an improvement for the commonwealth compared with the previous four quarters in which personal income growth ranged from 0.2 to 0.9 percent. Nationwide, state personal growth accelerated to 1.5 percent in the second quarter from 1.2 percent in the first quarter. Personal income is the income received by all persons from all…
  • Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust closes on deal to buy South Carolina center

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. said Tuesday that the Virginia-Beach based firm has closed a contract entered into by an affiliate company to acquire Graystone Crossing, a 21,997-square-foot retail center for $5.4 million, or $245.49 per square foot. The REIT said it used a combination of cash and bank debt to purchase the property in Tega Cay, S.C. “We are excited to announce this acquisition, as Graystone Crossing is a well-located retail center in a strong community that has recently seen exponential growth. The property is shadow-anchored by a Walmart Supercenter and is…
  • Campaign to change redistricting begins to gather steam

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Laws are like sausage,” an old saying goes. “It’s better not to see them being made.” If the process of making laws is ugly, the procedure used by most states to redraw legislative and congressional districts is downright repulsive, and it ought to stop.  In the majority of states, including Virginia, sitting legislators have the power to redraw their own districts (and those of the congressional delegation) every 10 years to adjust to population shifts reflected in the latest Census. The process is an exercise in naked power politics. Essentially,…
 
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  • DEP haults a drilling operation in Doddridge County after accident

    Aaron Payne
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    WEST UNION, W. Va. – The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered operations at a well pad in Doddridge County to cease after an accident last week resulting in the possible contamination of drinking water. While drilling on the Primm Pad near West Union, Antero Resources notified the DEP’s Office of Oil and Gas of a detected gas influx on September 23. “DEP Oil and Gas Inspectors were notified of a gas influx Tuesday afternoon,” David Belcher, Assistant Chief of the Office of Oil and Gas said. “Wednesday morning, there were further indications…
  • New chief wants to turn back the clock

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says he wants to “turn back the clock” on the city where he began his law enforcement career. Ciccarelli was the focus of a welcome ceremony Tuesday afternoon outside police headquarters. He was named to the post Monday by Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. The retired FBI special agent got his start as an officer with HPD in 1978. He took a job with the FBI six years later. Ciccarelli said he wants to put Huntington in a position “where people want to live here, people want to come to Marshall, people want…
  • Developer has to pay for violating ADA

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston developer has agreed to pay fines, set up a compensation account and retrofit 30 apartment complexes that were not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The settlement between Douglas Pauley and the U.S. Department of Justice was announced Tuesday. The DOJ said Pauley has more than 750 apartments in West Virginia that have accessibility barriers. Under the settlement agreement he and his affiliated entities will spent $1.7 million to make those apartments easier for those with disabilities to get around in including those in…
  • Tomblin promotes Pizatella

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday he’s appointed Fairmont native Jason Pizatella as Acting Secretary of Administration. Pizatella has been Tomblin’s deputy chief of staff. “Jason has been an integral part of my team and has earned the trust and respect of the Legislature and leaders from across the state. I’m confident Jason will do well in this new position, and I look forward to working with him in this new role,” Tomblin said in a news release. Former acting secretary Ross Taylor is returning to his role as comptroller in the…
  • State Election Commission criticized in Supreme Court arguments

    Jeff Jenkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the state Supreme Court openly questioned Tuesday why the State Election Commission didn’t consider a 1992 opinion about ballot vacancies when it decided to keep a spot open on the Kanawha County ballot. File The State Election Commission was criticized during Tuesday’s arguments at the state Supreme Court. At issue is whether the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee should be allowed to replace Del. Suzette Raines on the ballot in the 35th District delegate race after Raines withdrew from the race. The SEC decided Aug. 13…
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  • Loudoun County Style - New Brand for Loudoun Fashion, Entertainment, Products and Services with Style

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Enduring, recognized and thoughtful style is that which showcases inner beauty in an attracting manner and package. In words, actions, imagery - food for emotion, for the soul. Style isn't skin-deep, fashion-centric or materialistic. Style is a quality of living, of loving; an outcome of a pursuit and life well-lived, shared and appreciated - now, and then. Style comes by the individual, by the act - or in the more abstract rendering of a diverse community, a culture, a movement, a universal theme. Style is real, healthy and expressive - in the moment, or of the times. Style isn't defined -…
  • 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…
 
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