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  • Bruce Hornsby comes back home to Williamsburg

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    21 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Bruce Hornsby plays a sold-out concert on Thursday night at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater in Williamsburg with his band the Noisemakers.
  • Virginia Beach father arrested, charged with killing daughter - wtkr.com

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    22 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    wtkr.comVirginia Beach father arrested, charged with killing daughterwtkr.comVirginia Beach, Va. – Neighbors in the Ocean Gate Apartment Complex are on high alert after hearing that a child was killed in her home earlier this month. According to Virginia Beach Police, the girl was killed between 9 p.m. on May 7th and 3 a.m. on Driver taken to hospital after car crashes into Virginia Beach homeThe Virginian-Pilotall 8 news articles »
  • Corrections from The Virginian-Pilot

    Virginia News
    22 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Because of a source error, a story on Page 16 Wednesday stated incorrectly that $77.7 million in bond proceeds included in the Virginia Port Authority's fiscal year 2016 budget would be on top of about $67 million from proceeds of a bond issuance this year. The $77.7 million figure includes the $67 million figure.
  • Chrysler's contemporary art curator dies at 37 after illness

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    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Amy Brandt arrived at the Chrysler Museum of Art in 2011 as its curator of modern and contemporary art. She didn't waste any time. Within months, she'd scoured the museum's vaults and mounted "Al Capp, Li'l Abner, and American Pop Art," which included 10 comic-inspired prints that had never been exhibited. She went on to organize and curate at least a dozen installations and exhibitions, such as the 2012 community favorite "30 Americans," masterpieces of African American art from the Rubell Family Collection. After an illness, Brandt died on May 15 at…
  • Hillary Clinton schedules June stop in Virginia

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    13 May 2015 | 9:45 am
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  • Virginia Beach father arrested, charged with killing daughter - wtkr.com

    22 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    wtkr.comVirginia Beach father arrested, charged with killing daughterwtkr.comVirginia Beach, Va. – Neighbors in the Ocean Gate Apartment Complex are on high alert after hearing that a child was killed in her home earlier this month. According to Virginia Beach Police, the girl was killed between 9 p.m. on May 7th and 3 a.m. on Driver taken to hospital after car crashes into Virginia Beach homeThe Virginian-Pilotall 8 news articles »
  • 43 Cadets Graduate from 65th West Virginia State Police Academy - WDTV

    22 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    WDTV43 Cadets Graduate from 65th West Virginia State Police AcademyWDTVSouth Charleston, West Virginia – On Friday, May 22, 2015, the 65th Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police graduated in a ceremony held at the West Virginia State University, in Institute, West Virginia. The names and assigned detachments of the ...Record Six Women Graduate West Virginia Police AcademyWCHS-TV8all 8 news articles »
  • Prince William's newest high school to be named for Virginia's oldest senator - Washington Post

    22 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Prince William's newest high school to be named for Virginia's oldest senatorWashington PostSen. Charles J. Colgan, who has represented a swath of Prince William County since 1976, is set to leave office at year's end. But the county school board hopes his name and legacy will live on with the opening of a brand new high school named in his and more »
  • Murray Energy to slash West Virginia coal jobs - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    22 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    WDTVMurray Energy to slash West Virginia coal jobsPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe largest privately held coal producer in the country has announced it will lay off as many as 1,418 workers across five of its coal mines in West Virginia — about 48 percent of its workforce at those mines. Murray also announced layoffs of 249 Alpha Natural Resources Expects To Idle West Virginia Coal MineWDTVMurray, Alpha notify West Virginia coal miners of layoffsTribune-ReviewMurray Energy cutting 1800 jobs, 1400 in West VirginiaState JournalWall Street Journal -Richmond.comall 117 news articles »
  • Suspect charged in Virginia Beach child murder - 13newsnow.com

    22 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    13newsnow.comSuspect charged in Virginia Beach child murder13newsnow.comVIRGINIA BEACH (WVEC) -- A Virginia Beach man was sent to jail and charged with allegedly killing a child. According to the Virginia Beach Sheriff's department, 29-year old Alton Chavis was charged with second degree murder. Authorities said the Virginia Beach sheriff agrees to allow magazine back into jailFredericksburg.comall 15 news articles »
 
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  • Corrections from The Virginian-Pilot

    22 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Because of a source error, a story on Page 16 Wednesday stated incorrectly that $77.7 million in bond proceeds included in the Virginia Port Authority's fiscal year 2016 budget would be on top of about $67 million from proceeds of a bond issuance this year. The $77.7 million figure includes the $67 million figure.
  • W.Virginia vets' memorial renovation to be completed in June

    22 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    A yearlong renovation of the West Virginia Veterans Memorial at the state Capitol Complex is expected to be completed in June. Since the $1.6 million project started last spring, access to the memorial has been restricted at times while workers made several repairs.
  • ACLU, Fairfax resident file suit against FCPD for licence plate info storage

    22 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Fairfax County police are battling in court with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and a Fairfax resident over how long they can keep drivers' information obtained with automatic license plate readers.
  • Virginia Counties Near D.C. Fuel Population Gain

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    RICHMOND, Va. - U.S. Census Bureau estimates for Virginia show healthy population increases last year in counties near the nation's capital and in nearly all of the state's largest cities.
  • Virginia Woman Dies, 2 Young Kids Hurt in Crash on NY's I-88

    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
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  • Chrysler's contemporary art curator dies at 37 after illness

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Amy Brandt arrived at the Chrysler Museum of Art in 2011 as its curator of modern and contemporary art. She didn't waste any time. Within months, she'd scoured the museum's vaults and mounted "Al Capp, Li'l Abner, and American Pop Art," which included 10 comic-inspired prints that had never been exhibited. She went on to organize and curate at least a dozen installations and exhibitions, such as the 2012 community favorite "30 Americans," masterpieces of African American art from the Rubell Family Collection. After an illness, Brandt died on May 15 at…
  • Secret superintendent search means Norfolk's board better get it right

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Norfolk School Board members say they're doing everything they can to elicit suggestions from residents on what they want in a new superintendent. Members are holding public hearings - the first one was Wednesday - and so-called "chat and chew" meetings. People can fill out an online survey (go to tinyurl.com/SearchSuper) or pick up hard copies at schools, libraries and other places around the city. Residents can also email the board. The Virginia School Boards Association is helping the division search for candidates. "We are really sincere in engaging the…
  • Film festival winner binds hearts from Vietnam to New York to Norfolk

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Stephen Katz and Elizabeth Van Meter were hungry. The two were sitting in a celebrity-filled auditorium two weeks ago at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas. They thought their project about a Vietnamese woman dreaming of expanding her makeshift library in a small village might've taken the documentary category. It hadn't. All that was left was for them to sit through the announcement of the festival's top honor, the best of show award, and forage through their goody bags for M&Ms and bottles of water. Minutes later, they heard a familiar title - "Thao's…
  • Wounded wear pulls support for SEALs film

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    NORFOLK After coming under pressure over its involvement with a documentary about fallen Navy SEALs, the charity Wounded Wear announced Friday that it is distancing itself from the project in deference to the wishes of family members. Dispute over distribution of the film led to a fallout between participants in the project. In March, four Wounded Wear board members resigned, partly because of the way the charity was handling its involvement with the film. The Chesapeake-based organization, created by wounded Navy SEAL Jason Redman, supports military members injured in combat. "While we…
  • Stepping aside at a school that is moving up

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Billy Greer will leave behind a Virginia Wesleyan College that is fitter and finer than he found it. The school's third president, a former Methodist minister, retires in June after 23 years at the helm of the Virginia Beach college. During Greer's two decades on Wesleyan Drive, the college's enrollment (1,400) and endowment ($55 million) have grown, new academic buildings have been erected, and the basketball team won. A lot, including a national championship. The liberal arts school's profile has expanded even as its mission has become more important: "We teach…
 
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  • Own a piece of history in the Roberdeau House

    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    (Photos/Bob Narod) At a Glance: Location: 418 S. Lee St., 22314 Price: $3,700,000 Neighborhood: Old Town Bedrooms: 6     Bathrooms: 4.5 Parking: Off-street Contact:  Babs Beckwith, McEnearney Associates, Inc., 703-836-1297, babsbeckwith@aol.com Sponsored Content The Roberdeau House, located on 418 S. Lee St., one of Old Town’s most coveted locations, is a historic beauty. Completed in 1780 for General Daniel Roberdeau, a wealthy merchant who used it as his home, this residence was part of a lot he purchased in 1774. Roberdeau, the first brigadier general of the Pennsylvania Militia,…
  • Word on the Street

    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    By Abigail Jurk (Photo/Abigail Jurk) We waited patiently for summer to arrive.  Now that it’s finally here — and ahead of schedule — it’s time to get out and enjoy ourselves. Here are some creative ideas for summer fun in Alexandria. WHAT’S NEW: On May 14, Del Ray welcomed the addition of Stomping Ground. Located at 2309 Mount Vernon Ave., Stomping Ground is a new place to get your morning munchies. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch only; they are open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, with a communal table for those who…
  • Get hooked on Blue Sea Seafood & Bar

    Kristen Essex
    22 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Anywhere serving seafood miles from the sea faces a tall order to ensure their food is of good quality, especially with so many excellent eateries not far away on the coast. However, Blue Sea Seafood and Bar in Shirlington at 4251 Campbell Ave. has found the right way to do it, as their restaurant and bar is always filled to the brim with locals and tourists alike. The menu and raw seafood bar selections include such favorites including shrimp, fresh crab, scallops and local oysters that are shucked at the bar. The seafood can be ordered…
  • Allison Silberberg emphasizes thougtfulness in mayoral run

    Chris Teale
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    By Chris Teale (file photo) She has been hailed as the “voice of reason” by former Alexandria Mayor and state Sen. Patsy Ticer, but Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg is running as far more than that in the Democratic mayoral primary. The vice mayor was elected to city council in 2012, and is part of a three-way race in the Democratic primary on June 9 against current Mayor Bill Euille and former Mayor Kerry Donley. Silberberg emphasized that she is running for her vision — not against others — and believes the city is at a crossroads, advocating for greater transparency in how it makes…
  • Gloves come off in latest Alexandria mayoral debate

    Chris Teale
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (Photo/Chris Teale) If election season were a boxing match, the first two debates between Alexandria’s Democratic candidates for mayor could be seen as the first couple of rounds, where fighters act cautiously and feel out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. Monday night, the campaign entered the middle rounds, as candidates traded blows on the waterfront, open space and the pace of planning the Potomac Yard Metro station — although nobody landed a knockout punch. On June 9, voters will select the Democratic nominee for mayor from three options: incumbent Mayor…
 
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  • Fairfax Water Board Votes to Equalize Rates for County & City of Falls Church

    FCNP.com
    22 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Six to 18 months ahead of the schedule it had promised when it acquired the Falls Church Water System last year, the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Water System voted Thursday to equalize water rates for customers previously served by the City of Falls Church with the rates of Fairfax Water “legacy system” customers, resulting in 20 to 40 percent savings on the water portion of a quarterly bill for customers previously served by the City. The same applied to Fairfax’s acquisition of the City of Fairfax water system. The new policy will begin with meter readings taken on…
  • ‘Topping Off Party’ Marks Key Phase in Harris Teeter Build

    Nicholas F. Benton
    22 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    (News-Press photo) A “topping off party” was held Friday on the first floor of the Rushmark Properties’ Harris Teeter project under construction in the 300 block of W. Broad. The celebration is in keeping with construction projects of its type marking the point, actually achieved Wednesday, when the roof was completed on the project. Stefan Gassner, Rushmark’s development manager on the site this morning, said that the project is proceeding on schedule with the first occupancies of the apartment component coming as early as the beginning of next year and the Harris…
  • Decorate A Vet Spruces and Dresses Up Veterans’ Homes

    Patricia Leslie
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    David Tax (left) and Jeff Jones of Decorate A Vet at Tax’s restaurant Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. (Photo: Patricia Leslie) Jeff Jones was sitting in church one morning during Christmas when it all came together. He’d been thinking for a while about doing something to honor veterans – his father, grandfather, and uncles were all servicemen – but the project had not formed. Until then. “I’m a Navy brat who’s moved around the country, and I came to a point in my life when I could do something,” said Jones, the owner of Classic Stonescaping and Gardens in Falls Church. In the…
  • Falls Church’s Biggest Party: Annual Memorial Day Parade & Fete Monday

    Nicholas F. Benton
    22 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    It’s the biggest party of the year in the City of Falls Church. The annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will engulf areas around City Hall with as many as 15,000 people from the entire region, and hundreds of colorful booth and food vendors, live music and the big parade comes down Park Avenue that starts at 2 p.m., all built around a solemn Memorial Day commemoration ceremony at 11 a.m. According to Weather.com, it will be an ideal day to enjoy all this special event has to offer. It will be overcast but with only a 10 percent chance of rain, and the temperature should top out at 90…
  • The Peak Oil Crisis: Energy from Buoyancy – A new Disruptive Technology?

    Tom Whipple
    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    In the past year yet another technology that seems to produce cheap, pollution-free energy has emerged. If this technology proves viable, it could join with cold fusion and hydrinos as an alternative to the combustion of fossil fuels. For several years now, I have been reporting on the progress in the development of cold fusion, or if you prefer Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, and a second technology developed by Blacklight Power, which is a method of compressing hydrogen atoms while releasing large amounts of energy. I realize that many of you have trouble accepting the validity of these…
 
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  • Body of missing Fort Sill soldier reportedly seen in creek

    Associated Press
    22 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — The body of a missing Fort Sill soldier has been reportedly spotted floating down Medicine Bluff Creek in Oklahoma. Authorities say a post attendant reported seeing a body, believed to be that of Staff Sgt. David Lee Hawkins, floating downstream overnight Tuesday. The body was not seen at the next observation post, leading searchers to believe it had become entangled in brush. The body was again spotted Wednesday further downstream at another observation point. An Oklahoma trooper said an attempt was made to retrieve the body by helicopter. Troopers say Lake…
  • Buy emergency supplies tax free this week!

    Catherine Rogers
    22 May 2015 | 8:15 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The start of summer also means the start of hurricane season. And next week is Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Monday through Sunday 31, you won’t have to pay sales tax on items for your hurricane ready kit. That includes most types of batteries (even cell phone batteries), flashlights and lanterns, bottled water of all types and sizes, first-aid kits, coolers, NOAA Weather Radios, portable generators, among other items. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts this hurricane season won’t be bad at all, but that…
  • Vandalism investigated at Western Branch High

    WAVY News
    22 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Students in Chesapeake got to school Friday morning to find their school sign vandalized. 10 On Your Side blurred the image because of it has offensive language, but you can see the black spray paint over the sign at Western Branch High School. The school says the incident happened overnight, and by Friday afternoon it was all cleaned up. No charges– or even leads in this case yet.  
  • Photos: Tall Ship at Waterside

    Catherine Rogers
    22 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/19666/
  • Mexican tall ship offers free tours in Norfolk

    WAVY News
    22 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A tall ship is part of the downtown Norfolk skyline this weekend — and you can take a tour! The Mexican ship, the Arm Cuauhtemoc, is an imposing vessel docked at Waterside. It’s a training ship for members of the Mexican Navy. Photos: Tall Ship at Waterside At over 270-feet long, it takes up almost the entire otter berth next to Town Point Park. 10 On Your Side caught up with one of the sailors on-board. “It’s mission is to provide and give the message of goodwill and peace all over the world, and we’re traveling to many countries…
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  • Over 800 attend Urbanna Cup races

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Thrity-four racers from 7 states as far away as Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Connecticut, A and Georgia competed in the 3rd annual Urbanna Cup on May 16. During the day of racing, more than 800 spectators watched the Cocktail Class competition.
  • Customers to decide Deltaville’s central water system chances

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    The study to determine the feasibility of installing a central water system in the Deltaville area has been completed. Now, the feasibility of central water is in the hands of potential customers.
  • Town pool only topic discussed at hearing

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Town resident Bob Calves, who in a Letter to the Editor in the May 14 Sentinel criticized the amount of money the town spends on the pool, asked the town council to create a “pool fund” that would summarize the pool expenses and revenues.
  • NAACP meets Tuesday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    A general meeting of Middlesex County NAACP Unit 7091 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the Cooks Corner Office Complex, 2893 General Puller Highway, 2 miles east of Saluda. 
  • Town budget hearing set for Monday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    13 May 2015 | 6:43 pm
    A public hearing will be held Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the town hall on Urbanna’s proposed budget for 2015-16 (FY16) that includes no increases in the tax or water rate.
 
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  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
 
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  • Court rules in favor of town and Inn

    Roger Piantadosi
    21 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Rock Mills attorney David Konick does not have standing to pursue his March lawsuit against the town and The Inn at Little Washington, according to a written ruling this week by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker.
  • This week’s eEdition

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Highlights from this week's Rappahannock News eEdition, the digital version of the newspaper available at rappnews.com/eEdition every Wednesday night.
  • Town re-abandons street at meeting abandoned by decorum

    Roger Piantadosi
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    At a memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons meeting Monday night (May 11) at town hall, the Washington Town Council definitively — or defiantly, depending on the view from your pew — reaffirmed an action it first took in 2013 to abandon the stub end of Middle Street.
  • The pasture and the present  

    Andrew Councill
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Lesley Arnold carries on with her lifelong love of horses, and hard work, at her Huntly Stage farm: here's a thousand words, and pictures worth ten times as much, by photojournalist Andrew Councill.
  • An update and invitation to Nepal trip fundraiser

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An update on Medge Carter's husband Surja Tamang's family in Nepal, and an invitation to a fundraiser to help son Amrit do some good when he travels to the hard-hit Nuwakot District later in May.
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  • Exelis shareholders approve merger

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    22 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    McLean-based Exelis Inc. said Friday that its shareholders approved the $4.75 billion acquisition by Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris Corp. The Department of Justice also has notified the companies that the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act for the merger is over. The companies expect the merger to be completed May 29 although it remains subject to closing conditions. The combined company will be called Harris. Still undecided is where the company will be headquartered. “We are in active conversations with state and local authorities and expect…
  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts named top hotel management company

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    22 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Hotel Business Magazine has named Arlington-based Interstate Hotels & Resorts the top hotel management company for 2015. The industry publication ranked Interstate the top hotel management company out of 120 enterprises, based on 2014 total revenue managed. Last year, Interstate ranked No. 2 on the survey. According to the survey, Interstate had revenues of approximately $3.5 billion last year, up from $3.2 billion in 2013. It managed 435 properties and nearly 80,000 rooms in 2014. Other Virginia companies on this year’s list were Fairfax-based Crescent Hotels & Resorts and…
  • EVB purchases land from Media General in Hanover County for possible headquarters site

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    21 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    EVB, a Tappahannock-based bank serving eastern and central Virginia, has purchased a tract of land in the Atlee Station area of Hanover County from Media General for a possible future corporate headquarters. “We have purchased the land. That is a strategy that we’re looking at,” said Joe James, a senior executive vice president and EVB’s chief operating officer.  “We haven’t made a lot of firm decisions on staff and who’s going to go there yet, so I’m a little hesitant to talk about a lot of details.” According to Hanover County,…
  • Clarabridge purchases Belgian company

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    21 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Clarabridge Inc. announced Thursday that it had acquired Belgium-based Engagor, a provider of real-time social media service and engagement. Reston-based Clarabridge provides customer experience management solutions to companies, allowing them to understand and analyze customer feedback from social media and other platforms. The acquisition will add advanced social listening and social customer service and engagement to Clarabridge’s capabilities. Engagor, which was founded in 2011, offers a social listening and engagement platform for marketers and customer care organizations at…
  • Runnymede Corp. buys Virginia Beach office building for $3.3 million

    jsabbath@va-business.com
    21 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    The Runnymede Corp., a Virginia-Beach based commercial real estate development and management firm, has purchased a 32,444-square-foot office building at 100 Constitution Drive in its home city for $3.3 million. The seller was 100 Constitution Drive Associates LLC. Chris Zarpas of  S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co. in Norfolk represented the buyer and John M. Profilet, also of Nusbaum, represented the seller. In other transactions for S. L. Nusbaum:  Office Depot renewed a lease for 19,986 square feet of retail space at Windsor Meade Marketplace in Williamsburg. Richard Jacobson and Tyler…
 
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  • Tobacco firms get partial win

    BY SAM HANANEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON — America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal
  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    ALLEN G. BREED AND AUDREY MCAVOY, Associated Press
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    CARY, N.C. — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert — he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family.
  • Biden speech focuses on Asia–Pacific region

    BY BRIAN WITTE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Vice President Joe Biden told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that U.S. foreign policy is rebalancing toward the Asia–Pacific region, and he said many of them will be st
  • Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

    LISA LERER AND MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
    22 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been class
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    BY DAVID CRARY AND JENNIFER PELTZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    NEW YORK—The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s long-standing ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for
 
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  • Murray cuts 829 W.Va. mining jobs, 589 uncertain

    Sunshine Wiles
    22 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — More than 800 West Virginia miners face unemployment this Memorial Day weekend, with another 589 alerted they may receive layoff notices this summer, after deep cuts announced Friday by Murray American Energy. On the heels of a report in the Wall Street Journal, Murray American said it was eliminating 829 mining positions at coal companies in Marshall County, Marion County, Ohio and Harrison County. A Friday afternoon statement from the company faulted the Obama administration, market factors and West Virginia taxes: “We regret that, due to the vastly increased…
  • Yeager Airport files lawsuit in March hillslide incident

    Matt Maccaro
    22 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Yeager Airport announced Friday it will file a lawsuit against potentially responsible parties in connection with the March landslide. The slide displaced more than 130 residents, caused property damage along Keystone Drive and damaged a section of the airport’s 400-foot engineered materials arresting system (EMAS)—a collapsible area designed to stop aircraft in emergency situations, akin to highway emergency ramps that slow runaway trucks. Airport Board chairman Ed Hill said in a release that the action was regrettable but necessary. “It’s unfortunate…
  • State police cadet class graduates with record number of women

    Carrie Hodousek
    22 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Chanting and stomps of marching echoed across the West Virginia State University campus after the 65th Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police Academy graduated Friday. The class was made up of 43 cadets this year, including a record number of six women. Taylor Phillips, of Jackson County, was among those men and women to march onto the State Police Academy grounds with her classmates, following a ceremony held at WVSU. “There really aren’t a whole lot of words to describe it. You just have to feel it to see what it’s like,” said…
  • Two arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Harrison County

    MetroNews Staff
    22 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Two individuals were arrested Thursday night in Harrison County after heroin was found in their vehicle during an undercover operation and traffic stop. John Charles Wade, 27, of Salem –but formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania– and Price Javon Patterson, 28, of McKeesport, were allegedly found with two buns of heroin valued at $400 on the street and $6,841 in currency by the Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit, according to Sheriff Albert Marano’s office. Officers began investigating the two when they allegedly sold heroin to an undercover…
  • Murray Energy layoffs appear imminent

    MetroNews Staff
    22 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Various reports, including one Friday in the Wall Street Journal, said Murray Energy would be announcing major layoffs sometime Friday afternoon. The coal producer, which purchased Consol Energy mines a few years ago, could layoff as many as 1,800 according to the WSJ report. Some of the locations are believed to be in West Virginia. The WSJ reported the Monongalia County mine near Morgantown would be one of the operations targeted. Murray furloughed several hundred workers earlier this year because of large stockpiles.
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