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  • Virginia Beach eatery serves lunch with side of patriotism - Staunton News Leader

    VIRGINIA NEWS - Google News
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Staunton News LeaderVirginia Beach eatery serves lunch with side of patriotismStaunton News LeaderVIRGINIA BEACH – The smell of barbecue hits while you're still outside, inducing an almost Pavlovian smack of the lips. Be there at noon, though, and you'll realize that Mission BBQ is bigger than just lunch. When midday strikes, customers drop their Mission BBQ serves lunch with side of patriotismRoanoke Timesall 8 news articles »
  • Dem group spent $446k on West Virginia statehouse elections

    Virginia News
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    This election, Republicans sealed their first state House of Delegates majority in more than eight decades.
  • Bring back sensible gun laws

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Virginia's reputation as the most popular origin for firearms trafficked to other states, where they were then used to commit crimes, spurred state lawmakers in 1993 to restrict purchasers to buying one firearm a month. Through the nearly two decades that followed, the law - amended repeatedly to exempt more and more classes of Virginians from the restriction - retained bipartisan support and provided a modest, but worthwhile, obstacle to those looking to peddle weapons. Two years ago, however, Republicans pushed full repeal of the measure through the General Assembly and onto the desk…
  • Killer meatloaf?

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    18 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
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  • Yves Bistro: An ideal place for lovers of French cuisine in Alexandria

    Alexandria Times
    Kristen Essex
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times. There are only a handful of restaurants that welcome diners on Christmas Day and Alexandria is fortunate to have just such an establishment: Yves Bistro in Hoffman Town Center, just off Eisenhower Avenue. This French establishment has fabulous food all year long and a welcoming atmosphere. The Yves Bistro breakfast and brunch, served until 11 a.m. on weekends, are simply fantastic. Highlights include the Croque Madame — turkey, melted cheese, béchamel sauce on toast — and the Croque Monsieur — ham, melted cheese and béchamel sauce…
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  • Virginia Beach eatery serves lunch with side of patriotism - Staunton News Leader

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Staunton News LeaderVirginia Beach eatery serves lunch with side of patriotismStaunton News LeaderVIRGINIA BEACH – The smell of barbecue hits while you're still outside, inducing an almost Pavlovian smack of the lips. Be there at noon, though, and you'll realize that Mission BBQ is bigger than just lunch. When midday strikes, customers drop their Mission BBQ serves lunch with side of patriotismRoanoke Timesall 8 news articles »
  • Flu kills two Virginia children; doctors offer advice on how to stay healthy - wtvr.com

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    NBC4 WashingtonFlu kills two Virginia children; doctors offer advice on how to stay healthywtvr.comNORFOLK — Two preschool-aged children have died from the flu, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The children were four-year-old or younger, VDH spokesman Larry Hill confirmed. The deaths were reported in the Eastern Region of Virginia.Virginia Health Officials Report Two Flu DeathsNBC4 WashingtonTwo pediatric flu deaths confirmed in Virginia's Eastern Regionwtkr.comVirginia health officials report 2 flu deathsFredericksburg.comLynchburg News and Advanceall 349 news…
  • Virginia Tech inks defensive coordinator (Beamer's successor?) Bud Foster to ... - NBCSports.com

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Roanoke TimesVirginia Tech inks defensive coordinator (Beamer's successor?) Bud Foster to NBCSports.comVirginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster was already the highest-paid assistant coach in the country, but the Hokies took another step toward securing their top assistant in Blacksburg on Monday. Foster has agreed to a five-year contract that Virginia Tech football notebook: Beamer feeling better, back at practiceRoanoke TimesAP source: Foster agrees to 5-year deal with Virginia TechUSA TODAYBud Foster, Virginia Tech agree to contract extensionWashington…
  • Virginia and Maryland rank high among states with greatest need for mental ... - Washington Post (blog)

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Virginia and Maryland rank high among states with greatest need for mental Washington Post (blog)Both Maryland and Virginia were in the top 10 of states with the greatest rates of need for services, coming in at No. 3 and No. 9, respectively. The others included New Jersey, Florida, Alabama and North Carolina. The District was No. 50, with the and more »
  • Virginia's New Gun Control Proposals Won't Protect Public Safety - Reason (blog)

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    Virginia's New Gun Control Proposals Won't Protect Public SafetyReason (blog)Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe calls the gun-control proposals he unveiled Monday “common-sense” measures. Brian Moran, his secretary of public safety, also calls them that. You can bet that supporters of the measures—a one-gun-a-month limit and more »
 
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  • Dem group spent $446k on West Virginia statehouse elections

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    This election, Republicans sealed their first state House of Delegates majority in more than eight decades.
  • Book showcases West Virginia children's folklore

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    "Mountain Mother Goose" includes riddles, rhymes, games and lesson stories gathered from folklore collected by Fairmont State faculty members Walter Barnes and Ruth Ann Musick. Barnes died in 1969 and Musick died in 1974.
  • The Shad Ranking: The year that was in Virginia politics

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:43 pm
    The kind you leave in a box. Not the books you put on a shelf in your living room so the neighbors will come over and think, "Oh, he read that book.
  • Virginia Zoo babies mark their first Christmas

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    A baby female red panda named Cinnamon, seen Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, was one of several babies born in 2014. Her sister, also born this year, is Ginger.
  • Oregon Hollow Road work complete

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation recently completed improvements to the well-traveled route. Oregon Hollow Road serves several subdivisions and a campground as well as through traffic between Howellsville Road and Dismal Hollow Road .
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  • Bring back sensible gun laws

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Virginia's reputation as the most popular origin for firearms trafficked to other states, where they were then used to commit crimes, spurred state lawmakers in 1993 to restrict purchasers to buying one firearm a month. Through the nearly two decades that followed, the law - amended repeatedly to exempt more and more classes of Virginians from the restriction - retained bipartisan support and provided a modest, but worthwhile, obstacle to those looking to peddle weapons. Two years ago, however, Republicans pushed full repeal of the measure through the General Assembly and onto the desk…
  • Clarification from The Virginian-Pilot

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Workers at Newport News Shipbuilding must take personal time or unpaid time off for two to four days of the shipyard's annual two-week holiday shutdown. A story on Page 1 of Sunday's Virginian-Pilot did not include that detail.
  • Christmastime less nuts for the "Nutcracker" lady

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    MARY MYERS CUT sharply into the man's chest, etching the boxy body of a World War I doughboy from the block of basswood. She was creating a nutcracker ordered by a Pennsylvania man whose grandfather served in the Great War. The customer wanted something sturdy and unique as a tribute, so he emailed Myers. She cut into the wood with the same knife she started carving with 25 years ago, when demand for her nutcrackers became so great that she quit teaching and began making them for a living. But the days when Myers' work was displayed at the White House and pictured in Country Living…
  • Grammar school | These figures spice your speech

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Last week, I wrote about half of the "Top 20 Figures of Speech." As I was re-reading the list for this week, I realized two things. First, knowing the names isn't important. Just recognizing places to use them makes your words more persuasive. Think about this if you still have to pen your letter to Santa. Second, these devices lose their muscle if you use cliches with them. Cliches are called cliches for a reason: They're used so often that they have no effect. I'll show you what I mean. Metaphor A metaphor uses a word or phrase to compare things that you…
  • Hoops | Monarchs ready for return to power vs. W&M

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:18 pm
    NORFOLK William & Mary coach Tony Shaver picked up his 500th career win Friday night, a milestone he reached just a tad quicker with some recent success against one of the school's oldest rivals. The Tribe has won three straight over Old Dominion, its longest string of victories in a series that dates back 47 seasons and has traditionally been dominated by the Monarchs. Restoring the natural order, if you will, and continuing the program's best start in 10 seasons is the challenge for much-improved ODU in its last game before Christmas break and next-to-last before diving into…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Yves Bistro: An ideal place for lovers of French cuisine in Alexandria

    Kristen Essex
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times. There are only a handful of restaurants that welcome diners on Christmas Day and Alexandria is fortunate to have just such an establishment: Yves Bistro in Hoffman Town Center, just off Eisenhower Avenue. This French establishment has fabulous food all year long and a welcoming atmosphere. The Yves Bistro breakfast and brunch, served until 11 a.m. on weekends, are simply fantastic. Highlights include the Croque Madame — turkey, melted cheese, béchamel sauce on toast — and the Croque Monsieur — ham, melted cheese and béchamel sauce…
  • Word on the Street

    Kristen Essex
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    By Abigail Jurk With the holidays quickly approaching, who has time to figure out what to do for fun at this time of year? If you’re in need of some ideas, here are a few places in the Port City you can head to for a good time. WHAT’S THE DEAL: If you spent all your money on holiday gifts this season but still want to enjoy a nice dinner out on the town, try Savio’s Italian Restaurant at 516 S. Van Dorn St. A neighborhood favorite for more than 25 years, Savio’s specializes in fresh Italian cuisine and ingredients. You can’t go wrong with the dinner special featured Monday through…
  • Child sex trafficker sentenced to 11 years

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    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) An Alexandria man was sentenced to 11 years in prison last week, after he pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking. “You might as well get paid for something most girls do for free,” Tayron Tyree Weeks told his 14-year-old victim, according to court documents. After meeting her at the Braddock Road Metro station, Weeks and the girl engaged in sexual acts at his friend’s Alexandria apartment. Weeks told the girl she should consider selling her body for profit. “Money is money,” he told her. The victim later notified police, prompting an…
  • Changes afoot in grant funding process

    ewagner
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Organizations making funding requests from the Alexandria Fund for Human Services will notice a few changes next month when they prepare to write their grant proposals. Kate Garvey, director of the city’s department of community and human services, described changes to the fund to city councilors at a public hearing last weekend. The Fund for Human Services leverages city funding to go toward helping local nonprofits and charities. Although the program is popular, its funding has been slashed in recent years because of the city’s ongoing budget crunch.
  • ‘Tis the season for local holiday revues

    ewagner
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Veronica Bruno) The best way I know of to get excited about the Christmas season is to get yourself (and your family) to the theater where you can watch dancers soar in Septime Webre’s “The Nutcracker” performed by The Washington Ballet, sing your heart out to the National Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Kennedy Center,or be transported by the Victorian charms of “A Christmas Carol.” Whether you’re a modernist or a creature of tradition, there’s something for every taste and plenty of holiday spirit for the kids too.
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Critter Corner: Ruby

    FCNP.com
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is Ruby Thomas, an exuberant Rottweiler puppy belonging to the Thomas Family on Rollins Street. Ruby loves to take baths, play with her best friend Tucker down the street, and bite feet. She does not like sleeping and looks forward to taking obedience classes very soon.
  • GM Students Help Falls Church Lions Unload Citrus

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Last Thursday afternoon, dozens of George Mason High School students volunteered to help the Falls Church Lions Club unload a truck full of fresh citrus fruit from Florida. The Lions citrus sale, which was originally scheduled for only last weekend, was extended to this Saturday, Dec. 13.
  • FCCPS Band Students Play at Kennedy Center

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Keera Huron/FCCPS) Band students from Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and George Mason High School performed on the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage last week as part of the annual Merry TubaChristmas event, which is now in its 41st year. Euphonium and tuba players from the two Falls Church schools combined with 350 other players from the area to perform several holiday favorites for a packed audience to help spread some holiday cheer.
  • Mt. Daniel ES Students Donate Gifts to Shelter

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Students in Mrs. Lightbourne’s class at Mount Daniel Elementary School brought in gifts they purchased to give to large families at the Patrick Henry Shelter earlier this week. Each student chose a family member at the shelter to purchase a gift for, but many of the students and their families donated much more than they signed up to give.
  • Latest Gardner Trial Postponed To Jan. 15, Wife Affirms Support

    FCNP.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    In a pre-trial hearing at the Arlington Circuit Court yesterday, the next hearing date for the trial of Falls Church resident Michael Gardner on charges of sexual abuse of a minor was postponed until Jan. 15, and a motion by the prosecution to introduce evidence based on a secretly-taped phone call from Gardner’s wife, former Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner and the father of the alleged victim of the assault, a relative, was disallowed for use in the trial by Judge Louise M. DiMatteo, who listened to the tape but declared it was “hearsay.” While a D.C. TV news report…
 
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  • Lawmakers push for cyber force at Langley-Eustis

    Catherine Rogers
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — In the wake of several high-profile cybersecurity breaches, Virginia lawmakers are pushing for a cyber operations squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, as well as Reps. Bobby Scott, Randy Forbes, Scott Rigell, Rob Wittman and Gerry Connolly made the request in a joint letter to the Director of the Air National Guard, Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke III. In the letter, they ask Clarke to consider using the Virginia Air National Guard at Langley-Eustis as an “Air Force Space Command’s Cyber Operations…
  • Medellin’s Christmas lights dazzle in Colombia

    BETH J. HARPAZ, The Associated Press
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    MEDELLIN, Colombia – Medellin for Christmas vacation? Si, si! The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even the Medellin River with glittering cascades of colour. The spectacle can be seen in neighbourhoods around the city every night through Jan. 12 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. It draws an estimated 4 million visitors, including thousands of tourists. The scene feels like a carnival, with crowds of families on…
  • Retailers and deliverers take on Christmas shipping surge

    The Associated Press
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    ATLANTA (AP) — FedEx, UPS and online retailers are working to avoid a repeat of the problems that occurred at the end of last year’s holiday shopping season, when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused delivery delays. UPS has spent $500 million this year upgrading its systems and processes and boosting the number of seasonal workers it’s hired. The company expects today to be its busiest day ever, delivering more than 34 million packages. As of midday, UPS says air and ground operations are operating smoothly. In addition to adding 50,000…
  • Crash inside MMMBT causes traffic delays

    Catherine Rogers
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A multi-vehicle crash inside the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel caused major traffic delays in Newport News Monday afternoon. Virginia State Police dispatchers said a 911 call for a crash in the southbound tunnel (I-664) was received around 3:45 p.m. No injuries have been reported. Both southbound lanes were closed for about 30 minutes, but have been reopened. Update: Accident: SB on I-664 at I-664 Tunnel-MMMBT S in Newport News. No lanes closed. Delay 2 mi.4:16PM — 511 Hampton Roads (@511hamptonroads) December 22, 2014
  • Family of four displaced by house fire

    Catherine Rogers
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A family of four has been displaced from their home after a residential fire in the Deep Creek area Monday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block of Bishop Street, according to Captain Scott Saunders with the Chesapeake Fire Department. At the scene, crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from a one-story home. Firefighters were able to control the blaze a little before 1 p.m. Saunders said the fire likely started when sparks escaped a fireplace. No one was injured. The American Red Cross is assisting the family with…
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  • Four loaded guns and 600 rounds of ammo found in student’s car at high school

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    A student who allegedly brought four loaded guns onto Middlesex High School property has been charged with a felony, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
  • Murder trial postponed

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Following arguments in Middlesex Circuit Court, substitute Judge William R. Savage III granted a continuance on December 17 so that accused murderer Travis Al Baker could be observed for a psychological diagnosis at Eastern State Hospital.
  • Deltaville woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    A Deltaville woman died following a single-vehicle crash on Monday, December 15, reported Sergeant M. Anaya of the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred on Route 3 just east of Stampers Bay Road at about 12:20 p.m.
  • Middlesex supervisors seek Public Access Policy

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted on December 2 to have Middlesex County Administrator Matt Walker create a Public Access Policy. Supervisors have given Walker until the February or March meeting to come up with a proposed plan.
  • Christmas Friends fills a deep void

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    In the Christmas rush it’s easy to forget there are families struggling to get enough to eat and keep a roof over their heads. These people in need are not in a Third World country—they are right here in Middlesex County.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Dec. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    This week's headlines include: NPCF awards $75K to local nonprofits • Driver crashes into house after midmorning chase • Town council adds Aichele • What’s all the digging? • Castleton announces 2015 season • Editorial: A Charlie Brown Christmas tree • Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds • 150 Years Ago This Week: Battle of Nashville • and more
  • County hires assistant administrator

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rappahannock County has hired Debbie Keyser as assistant county administrator.
  • Governor announces $2 million Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    As part of a $2 million partnership with the state and city, Sperryville's Copper Fox Distillery will open its second malting, production, aging and tasting facility in the city of Williamsburg.
  • What’s all the digging?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
  • The Rapp for Dec. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    Rappahannock News takes a break over Christmas, RAAC kicks off its winter film season, and guest bartenders help raise money for the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund at Griffin Tavern, in this week’s The Rapp.
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  • Two Sentara hospitals receive high marks for their nursing staffs

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated two Sentara Healthcare hospitals in Virginia as meeting the high standards of its Magnet Recognition Program. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg received the official announcement of their designations this week. Designations are granted to only about 7 percent of U.S. hospitals. “Magnet is the most rigorous designation there is for a hospital nursing program,” Donna Wilmoth, nurse executive at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, said in a statement. Hospitals…
  • Thomas Automation Management will invest $1 million in Carroll County

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    The automation firm Thomas Automation Management LLC will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs. Thomas Automation Management was founded in 2010 by Ricky Thomas, a former employee of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. His company provides updates for control systems and builds new systems to replace obsolete technology. The company represents International Tobacco Machinery from Poland and currently conducts business in at least six countries. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Carroll County, the Carroll County Industrial Development…
  • Two Fort Monroe buildings to be rehabilitated and leased to the public

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Two buildings at Fort Monroe will be rehabilitated and leased to the public as commercial and residential properties. The Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees voted to approve the $1.1 million project at its meeting on Thursday. It is funded by a state allocation to the Fort Monroe capital improvement budget. The authority described the move as another step in the execution of a master plan, which calls for the shuttered Army installation to be repurposed into a mixed-use community. The buildings were each constructed in the late 19th century. Construction on the buildings is expected to…
  • Washington & Lee ranks No. 4 on best values list

    rpowell@va-business.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Washington & Lee University ranked in the No. 4 spot of Kiplinger’s annual list of Best College Values rankings, and ranked No. 2 on its list of liberal arts colleges. Total annual cost of attending Washington & Lee is $58,062, with the total cost after need-based aid averaging $18,212. For the first year, Kiplinger’s provided a combined ranking of best values at public and private colleges. On Kiplinger’s list of best values for liberal arts colleges, Washington & Lee ranked No. 2 behind Swarthmore College. The combined list used the out-of-state tuition for…
  • CBRE|Hampton Roads will lease downtown Norfolk office tower

    rpowell@va-business.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    CBRE|Hampton Roads said Thursday that it has been selected by Harbour Group Management Co. as the exclusive leasing agent for Dominion Tower at 999 Waterside Drive in Norfolk. Located downtown, the 26-story, Class A office building has 360-degree views of the Elizabeth River and the Norfolk skyline. Built in 1997, the 403,084-square-foot office tower is located just off of Interstate 264 and is near hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. “Dominion Tower is a tremendous asset that is home to many of the leading firms in Hampton Roads,” Perry Frazer, managing director of…
 
 
 
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  • Bedford County Delays Decision to Move Fire/Rescue Administration to Unused County Facility

    Taylor Goodman
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    In Bedford County, a county-owned facility has sat empty for some time.  A proposal was presented the Board of Supervisors to allow the Department of Fire & Rescue to move into the facility, giving much-needed classroom space, storage, and office space as well. However, the proposal was almost unanimously denied at a recent BOS meeting. Read why below: Bedford County delays decision on using old group homes for fire and rescue – NewsAdvance.com : News – Lynchburg, Virginia Area.
  • Roanoke County Firefighter and Police Officer Save Lives on Vacation

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 12:12 pm
    In Roanoke County, a firefighter and police officer will both be recognized for saving the lives of two people caught in rip current while they were on vacation in Holden Beach, NC. From WSLS: Barry Brown and Eric Austin and their families were vacationing in North Carolina when a woman and her son were caught in the rip current. Now, the two will be recognized by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for saving lives hundreds of miles away. “I was glad we all made it out.  The first words I told my wife was I thought all four of us was going to die, because I had never been in a rip…
  • “New” Tower Ladder for the Jefferson Park Volunteers

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 11:36 am
    Click image to enlarge. The Jefferson Park Volunteer Fire Department, located in far northern Prince George County, has recently placed a “new” tower ladder in service as Tower  5.   The Jefferson Park area has seen a great deal of both commercial and residential growth over the past few years, much of it related to the expansion of the Fort Lee military base, which is located directly across the street from the JPVFD firehouse. Tower 5 has certainly paid it’s dues across the east coast.  Originally built in for the Stratford (CT) fire department in 1987 by Pierce…
  • Boykins VFD Takes Delivery of Rosenabuer Commander Pumper

    Taylor Goodman
    16 Aug 2013 | 10:43 am
    Click image to enlarge The Boykins Volunteer Fire Department, located just a couple of miles north of the North Carolina state line in Southampton County, has taken delivery of a new 2013 Rosenbauer Commander pumper.  Designated Engine 11, the new rig will replace both a HME/Grumman pumper and a Ford F-series light duty squad truck. The BVFD will be running this as a rescue pumper, as it runs with preconnected Holmatro tools from the rear compartment.  It also features a 1250GPM Darley pump, along with 1000 gallons of the wet stuff in a poly tank.  Power comes from a 380HP Cummins motor…
  • Family Sues Middleburg VFD, Cites Department and Leaders in Loved One’s Death

    Taylor Goodman
    31 Jul 2013 | 10:53 am
    In Loudoun County, family members of Nathan Smith, a man who died in July 2011, are now suing the local volunteer fire department and its past leadership, as well as the County Fire-Rescue chief, claiming their actions diretly contributed to his death. After an altercation arose between the members of the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department and career members of the the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue (LCFR) department that assist Middleburg with staffing, the LCFR Chief Keith Brower made a decision to remove the career firefighters from the Middleburg firehouse.  These members were…
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  • Troopers looking for victim’s truck in ‘brutal’ murder

    Jeff Jenkins
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    TAYLORVILLE, W.Va. — A Mingo County man was found dead in his home Monday, the victim of what state police described as a “brutal” murder. Troopers said Roland Stafford, 69, was found in his Taylorville residence. He hadn’t been seen since last Wednesday night at church. Investigators believe Stafford’s truck may have been stolen as part of the crime. They released a photo of a his red 2003 extended cab Ford Ranger with West Virginia license plate 4TK-331.
  • Charleston fire captain chosen new state fire marshal

    MetroNews Staff
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Fire Department Captain Ken Tyree is the new state Fire Marshal. File Captain Ken Tyree (L) was chosen firefighter of the year in Charleston earlier this year. Tyree, a 21-year firefighting veteran, was chosen by the state Fire Commission during a special meeting Monday morning. He will replace Fire Marshal Tony Carrico at the beginning of the year. Carrico has taken another job in state government. Responding to his selection Monday, Tyree told MetroNews it’s all about public service. “It’s a pursuit of mine to care about people and to…
  • Like old Legislature, new Legislature will have to deal with budget shortfall

    Shauna Johnson
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – One of the first tasks for the new Republican leaders in the state Senate and state House of Delegates in the New Year will be to identify ways to reduce next year’s state budget by $200 million. Incoming Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 06) Incoming Senate President Bill Cole (R-Mercer, 06) said he is opposed to pulling half of the needed amount to fill that budget hole from the Rainy Day Fund. He said the true size of the state’s government, at a time when the population continues to decline and technology allows for streamlined services, must be…
  • State police: Wayne murder victim told deputy he didn’t know attackers

    Chris Lawrence
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    CRUM, W.Va. — A Mingo County man walked in at the wrong time and today he’s dead. State Police say Jeffery “Bub” Crum went to visit the home of a friend, Larry Blackburn Saturday night.  But he walked in and found Blackburn being tied up by two men in the middle of a home invasion. “Once inside they restrained the homeowner Larry Blackburn,” said State Trooper D.J. Chapman. “While they were dealing with him, Bub walked in on the home invasion and an argument and confrontation ensued.  Mr. Crum was stabbed in the torso.” Chapman said a Wayne…
  • Lottery waits for $2 million to be claimed after latest winning ticket

    Jeff Jenkins
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — A $2 million Powerball ticket was purchased at a West Virginia Lottery retailer in Wood County before Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. State Lottery Marketing Director Nikki Orcutt said the player picked five winning numbers and took the Power Play option, which means a $1 million winning ticket is worth $2 million. “If you don’t play Power Play you leave a million on the table,” Orcutt said. “Somebody did it right this time and they’re going to take home $2 million as a result.” As of noon Monday, the Lottery had not…
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