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  • What do women want? - CNN

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    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    What do women want?CNNAs the executive director of the West Virginia Women's Commission, Martinez is in the business of empowering women – lifting them up through advocacy, education and research. She keeps her personal politics private because she wants all women to feel ...
  • AUDIO: Virginia ACLU Sets Up Election Hotline

    Virginia News
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Virginia ACLU has set up an Election Day hotline for anyone who might need some sort of help heading into and on Election Day Tuesday. State ACLU attorney Hope Amezquita says November 4th starts the first statewide test of Virginia's new photo ID law, and she says they're ready to defend and protect anyone denied their right to vote because of this mandate.
  • Creating business leaders for region

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Business success isn't easy. If it were, everyone would start one. It isn't always natural. If it were, there'd be more jobs than workers. Creating, building and managing a successful enterprise - like all skills - must be learned. Now, a group of educators and business leaders wants to take on the task of teaching. They want to create a new Governor's School for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, devoted to preparing gifted high school students for a career at the forefront of business creation. The academy, which would graduate as many as 400 students a year, would be the…
  • 'Catastrophic failure' of rocket; don't take souvenirs

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    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
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  • Officials look to open up budget process

    Alexandria Times
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    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Rashad Young wants to give residents a bigger role in crafting the annual budget. When Young presents his budget to city council each year — usually in late winter — it sets off a whirlwind of activity. Young’s staff briefs city leaders while residents discuss the proposal and lobby for personal causes. But ensuring those debates and ideas are reflected in the final document proves an annual challenge. “Once I present it in February, we basically have this road show, with the employee groups and the town hall meeting,” Young said. “But…
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  • What do women want? - CNN

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    What do women want?CNNAs the executive director of the West Virginia Women's Commission, Martinez is in the business of empowering women – lifting them up through advocacy, education and research. She keeps her personal politics private because she wants all women to feel ...
  • The Virginia high school football playoff picture - Washington Post (blog)

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    The Virginia high school football playoff pictureWashington Post (blog)While the 16 playoff spots allotted in each of the Virginia High School League's six classifications will come down to a funky formula of power points based on wins, losses and strength of schedule, a handful of Northern Virginia teams have already
  • Virginia hopes experience helps slow triple-option - USA TODAY

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    USA TODAYVirginia hopes experience helps slow triple-optionUSA TODAYVirginia has put a hard loss against North Carolina in which the Cavaliers stumbled badly at the finish behind them and is taking aim again at its goal of winning the ACC championship.. "That was one of those games that hurt right down to your soul Virginia faces UNC in regular season finaleUniversity of Virginia The Cavalier DailyVirginia faces tall task, slowing down Yellow Jackets in AtlantaBluefield Daily Telegraphall 23 news articles »
  • Blast personal for Virginia Shore residents - Delmarva Daily Times

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    Delmarva Daily TimesBlast personal for Virginia Shore residentsDelmarva Daily TimesA space education journalist is among those who witness and record the explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket seconds after its launch. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Ted Shockley, DelmarvaNow 9:55 p.m. EDT October 29, 2014 ...and more »
  • ARRESTED: Virginia mother in custody after this photo of her toddler was ... - fox6now.com

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    fox6now.comARRESTED: Virginia mother in custody after this photo of her toddler was fox6now.comVIRGINIA (WITI) — A mother has been arrested after posting a photo of her 14-month-old son to Facebook. FOX6's sister station, WTVR reports the photo, posted to Facebook shows the toddler suspended in the air — hanging from a door frame by his Photo Posted on Facebook Leads to Virginia Mother's Arrestwhotv.comall 8 news articles »
 
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  • AUDIO: Virginia ACLU Sets Up Election Hotline

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Virginia ACLU has set up an Election Day hotline for anyone who might need some sort of help heading into and on Election Day Tuesday. State ACLU attorney Hope Amezquita says November 4th starts the first statewide test of Virginia's new photo ID law, and she says they're ready to defend and protect anyone denied their right to vote because of this mandate.
  • Virginians to Vote on Constitutional Amendment on Election Day

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Virginians heading to the polls on Election Day will decide whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would exempt the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes. Loudon Republican Del.
  • 14 embarrassing things you do when youa re about to lose an election

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald greets people during the 11th Congressional District Community Caucus Labor Day Parade Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Cleveland.
  • Goodbye West Virginia

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    That might sound premature, as the state still has two Democratic senators, a Democratic governor, a Democrat-controlled House of Delegates, and a Democrat-controlled state Senate. But it isn't.
  • Virginia to Remove Thousands of Highway Guardrails Amid Safety Concerns

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to remove thousands of highway guardrails across the state amid concerns that the guardrails' design could potentially impale cars and their occupants. The announcement follows a decision last week in Texas that ordered the guardrail manufacturer, Trinity Industry, to pay at least $175 million for misleading regulators , The New York Times reports.
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  • Creating business leaders for region

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Business success isn't easy. If it were, everyone would start one. It isn't always natural. If it were, there'd be more jobs than workers. Creating, building and managing a successful enterprise - like all skills - must be learned. Now, a group of educators and business leaders wants to take on the task of teaching. They want to create a new Governor's School for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, devoted to preparing gifted high school students for a career at the forefront of business creation. The academy, which would graduate as many as 400 students a year, would be the…
  • He's dry, but still riding high

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Go ahead and congratulate country rocker Brantley Gilbert when he plays his hit song "Bottoms Up" Saturday night at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk. Just don't buy him a beer. The Georgia-born singer with the bad boy image is more than two years sober, but his No. 1 song that was blazing through the charts earlier this year shows he can still be the life of the party - even without alcohol. "I am still around it. I still party my butt off, man," Gilbert said. "It's just some people can do that and have a good time with that, some folks can't. I got…
  • Not over Halloween? Stay in character

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Let's be real here: For a lot of us, the biggest draw of Halloween is that it allows us to be somebody we are not for at least one night. Because when you're working a dreamless job that doesn't do much more than pay the bills, you need a vacation from reality now and then. So come Oct. 31, we dress up like Walter White. Or Axl Rose. Or Kimmy Gibbler. Or Iggy Azalea - with the butt implants, of course. Whom you choose doesn't matter. That you choose is the point. And while many of us are excited to find Halloween fall on a Friday, there is one pitfall to seeing this…
  • Pulse editor | Fun? Bring it on. Halloween? Not a fan.

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I'm not a big fan of Halloween. Some people assume this is because I'm worried demons from a nether realm do actually return to Earth this one night every year and will harvest my eyeballs to use as jewelry for their betrothed. Others have spread word that a life of food allergies has trained me to be afraid of Oct. 31. Neither is accurate. The truth is, I just don't like pretending to be anyone/anything other than myself. Of course, this makes me the most boring person at every Halloween party. "Hey, Rob, nice cowboy hat. You dressed as Ty Murray on the prowl after being…
  • Admirals' numbers don't lie

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    NORFOLK As you surf through AHL statistics, looking for answers to the Norfolk Admirals' 2-5 start, from their lost weekend - three goals over three losses in three days in three cities while giving up 13 - it's best to start at the beginning. At what isn't there. A chart of what happens to teams when they're first to score in a game lists 29 of the league's 30 teams. Norfolk is missing because it hasn't scored first all season. The Admirals head into this weekend's Friday-Saturday home series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton knowing those games have assumed an…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Officials look to open up budget process

    ewagner
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) City Manager Rashad Young wants to give residents a bigger role in crafting the annual budget. When Young presents his budget to city council each year — usually in late winter — it sets off a whirlwind of activity. Young’s staff briefs city leaders while residents discuss the proposal and lobby for personal causes. But ensuring those debates and ideas are reflected in the final document proves an annual challenge. “Once I present it in February, we basically have this road show, with the employee groups and the town hall meeting,” Young said. “But…
  • The Alexandria Times is hiring!

    Kristen Essex
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
     The Alexandria Times seeks experienced, committed and innovative individuals in various positions. Qualified and interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Kristen Essex at kessex@alextimes.com. For Reporter and Editor position, please send 3-5 clips. For the Graphic Designer position, please send samples of work and/or an online portfolio. Editor Seeking an experienced, committed and innovative editor. Candidates should have several years of experience either editing or reporting for a daily or weekly news outlet with a strong grasp on what it means to be hyperlocal.
  • Preservationists: Robinson Terminal South proposal still needs work

    ewagner
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Developer EYA unveiled the latest plans for Robinson Terminal South earlier this month, but the revamped design garnered mixed reviews from officials tasked with preserving the integrity of Alexandria’s most historic neighborhood. Representatives of the local developer showed off the updated proposal during an informal meeting with the board of architectural review, standard practice for companies planning work in Old Town. The latest design attempts to incorporate more of Old Town’s history by adding architectural flourishes and converting the…
  • City Hall lifts ‘For Sale’ sign ban

    ewagner
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Local authorities decided this week to temporarily stop ticketing residents caught displaying “For Sale” signs in or on their vehicles. Since the 1960s, residents caught parking their automobiles on city streets adorned with a “For Sale” sign have earned a ticket from local law enforcement. That changed Tuesday when officials opted to lift the ban until city staff can review the ordinance’s viability. The decision came less than a week after resident Scott Roy McLean announced plans to file a lawsuit against the city’s ban on vehicular “For…
  • Despite indictments, officials downplay gang activity

    ewagner
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Despite the indictment of at least two Alexandria MS-13 members on murder charges earlier this month, city officials have said gang-related activity in Alexandria is infrequent. Alexandria police and federal officials announced the indictment earlier this month of Jesus Alejandro Chavez and Jose Del Cid, both of Alexandria, and Genaro Sen Garcia with murder in the aid of racketeering, among other charges, in connection with the June shooting death of Julio Caesar Urrutia-Erazo in Arlandria. Lt. Dennis Andreas, commander of the Alexandria Police Department’s vice…
 
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  • Alleged MS-13 Gang Member Charged in Culmore Murder

    Drew Costley
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Jose Antonio Gavidia. (Photo: Fairfax County Police Department) An alleged member of the street gang MS-13 was charged earlier this month for the September murder of a Falls Church-area man, according to the Fairfax County police department. 24-year-old Jose Antonio Gavidia, of no fixed address, was arrested on Oct. 8 for the murder of 27-year-old Filiberto Felipe Paz Ramirez, who was found dead in a parking lot in Falls Church’s Culmore neighborhood during the early morning hours of Sept. 1. Paz Ramirez’s body was found by Fairfax County Police Officers just after 2 a.m. in…
  • Editorial: Vote Warner, Beyer Acosta and Yes!

    FCNP.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    On the eve of yet another objectively important but sadly, by the public’s impression, under-appreciated election, we trust that one factor will continue to hold true – namely, that the electorate in the City of Falls Church will deliver the highest voter turnout, as a percentage of total registered voters, in Virginia. This statistic over time, when combined with other variables, such as the fact the City has the highest household income in the entire U.S. and a higher percentage of persons with college and higher degrees than any jurisdiction in the land, serves to convince us that…
  • F.C. High Hosting Haunted House This Weekend

    FCNP.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Falls Church High School’s theater group is putting on their annual haunted house production in Falls Church High School’s auditorium this weekend. This year, they are producing The Wicked Woods of Grimm, which explores the “wicked” side of Grimm’s fairy tales. The haunted house opens tomorrow, Oct. 31, and will also be open on Saturday, Nov. 1. The hours for the haunted house are 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday and 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday. For those who do not wish to walk through the haunted house, they can participate in face painting and other activities in another room at Falls…
  • Mt. Daniel Bond Referendum & Treasurer Race on F.C. Ballot

    Nicholas F. Benton
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    FALLS CHURCH CITY TREASURER Jody Acosta (right) makes a point at a recent community forum at the American Legion hall, as her opponent, independent Chris Johnson (left) looks on. Acosta, endorsed by the F.C. City Democratic Committee, and Johnson are seeking election to fill the unexpired term of retired City treasurer Cathy Kaye. (Photo: News-Press) Tuesday’s ballot in the City of Falls Church runs the gamut from nationally important U.S. Senate and U.S. Congressional races to hyper-local matters such as the $15.6 million Mt. Daniel Elementary School bond referendum and the special…
  • John DeHart to Perform with Philadelphia Orchestra

    FCNP.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    John DeHart of Falls Church will perform Gustav Mahler’s choral masterwork Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia starting today, Oct. 30. He will also perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2. DeHart will also perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York tomorrow, Oct. 31. DeHart is a student at Westminster Choir College of Rider Unviersity in Princeton, NJ and is a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Composed of students…
 
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  • Poll: Warner leads Gillespie as election nears

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A new poll from the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University continues to show Democrat Mark Warner with a clear lead over Republican Ed Gillespie. The gap has narrowed since the polling began, but Warner holds a solid 51 percent to 44 percent lead. According to the poll results, Warner’s broad appeal has held throughout the election, as independents, ideological moderates and some ideological conservatives continue to add to his strong lead among Democrats, women and African-Americans. He leads in every region except Southside/Southwest. Libertarian…
  • Section of Jefferson Avenue to close for weekend

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — All lanes of Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks will be temporarily closed this Saturday and Sunday. Crews will be performing repairs to the tracks during this time. Warwick Boulevard will be used as a detour. Southeast motorists will be directed off Jefferson Avenue using Industrial Park Drive and northwest motorists will exit Jefferson Avenue using Denbigh Boulevard.
  • McCrory seeks better connection with Hampton Roads

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:47 am
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory will visit northeastern North Carolina, where he says he hopes to create better connections with the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. McCrory says one of the main points of his 25-year transportation plan is a better connection with Norfolk and nearby areas in Virginia because that will create more economic opportunities in northeast North Carolina. He’ll discuss that plan Friday in Elizabeth City, where he’ll also have a roundtable lunch with business and community leaders. The governor also will tour the Coast Guard station in…
  • Arrest made in Roanoke Island cocaine investigation

    Catherine Rogers
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A Hertford County man was taken into custody Tuesday in connection to a cocaine investigation. According to Dare County Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard, 32-year-old Garry Alvin Coleman Jr. was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, sell or deliver cocaine, and sell cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. The arrest comes as part of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force’s investigation into the sale of crack cocaine on Roanoke Island. Once in custody, Coleman was also served the following outstanding warrants: two counts…
  • Photos: Boy saves school bus driver

    Catherine Rogers
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    A school bus driver in North Carolina had a medical emergency while she was driving her bus. One of the third graders on the bus stood up and called for help. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/14965/
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  • Eight days until 57th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    The 57th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, and once again promises good times, delicious food, two parades, and lively music planned for the tens of thousands of anticipated visitors.
  • Election is Tuesday

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and a Constitutional Amendment are on the Tuesday, November 4, election ballot. In the Senate race, incumbent Democrat Mark R. Warner faces challengers Republican Ed W. Gillespie, and Libertarian Robert C. Sarvis.
  • Honoring Lt. Gen. “Chesty” Puller

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    A U.S. Marine Corps detachment from Ft. Lee ran a 66-mile relay from Petersburg to Christ Episcopal Church on October 24 to honor Lt. General “Chesty” Puller, who is buried in the church cemetery.
  • Rollover crash seriously injures one passenger

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Middlesex Deputy D.P. Spalding said four men were in the 2007 Ford 4-door pickup that was headed toward Saluda. While exiting a curve the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, hit an embankment, and rolled over multiple times.
  • Council takes steps to improve water system

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Urbanna Town Council voted unanimously Monday to move forward with three water-related projects. One new system will alert town staff if a major water leak is detected.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    This week's headlines include: Theatre gets a new, like-minded owner • Tanker crash closes down 522 • Tuesday is Election Day • 50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend's tour • The Rapp for Oct. 30 • The most important election . . . that no one knows about • Front Royal, Flint Hill men sentenced
  • Election Day is Tuesday

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, plus a whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill

    Walter Nicklin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters' headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same on Nov. 4, Election Day.
  • School & Sports News for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Panthers late-season successes, and an after-school geology lesson with Patricia Lessard at RCES.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    This week's headlines include: Theatre gets a new, like-minded owner • Tanker crash closes down 522 • Tuesday is Election Day • 50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend's tour • The Rapp for Oct. 30 • The most important election . . . that no one knows about • Front Royal, Flint Hill men sentenced
  • Election Day is Tuesday

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, plus a whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill

    Walter Nicklin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters' headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same on Nov. 4, Election Day.
  • School & Sports News for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Panthers late-season successes, and an after-school geology lesson with Patricia Lessard at RCES.
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    This week's headlines include: Theatre gets a new, like-minded owner • Tanker crash closes down 522 • Tuesday is Election Day • 50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend's tour • The Rapp for Oct. 30 • The most important election . . . that no one knows about • Front Royal, Flint Hill men sentenced
  • Election Day is Tuesday

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, plus a whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill

    Walter Nicklin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters' headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same on Nov. 4, Election Day.
  • School & Sports News for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Panthers late-season successes, and an after-school geology lesson with Patricia Lessard at RCES.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Oct. 30)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    This week's headlines include: Theatre gets a new, like-minded owner • Tanker crash closes down 522 • Tuesday is Election Day • 50 artists, 7 galleries, 2 days: This weekend's tour • The Rapp for Oct. 30 • The most important election . . . that no one knows about • Front Royal, Flint Hill men sentenced
  • Election Day is Tuesday

    Roger Piantadosi
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.
  • The Rapp for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday is at the Country Cafe, the movie “Chef” and a classical recital are coming to the Theatre in Washington, plus a whiskey-paired dinner at Skyland, an Aging Together Expo in Culpeper and more in this week’s The Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Of time, elections and roadkill

    Walter Nicklin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    At 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2, daylight savings time ends — and deer will again be appearing in commuters' headlights across the land. So be mindful, and be pragmatic — and, publisher Walter Nicklin writes, consider doing the same on Nov. 4, Election Day.
  • School & Sports News for Oct. 30

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Panthers late-season successes, and an after-school geology lesson with Patricia Lessard at RCES.
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  • Sentara expands use of copper-infused products in its hospitals

    rpowell@va-business.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sentara Healthcare is expanding to a third hospital a clinical trial of antimicrobial products used to fight hospital-acquired infections. Test materials produced by Richmond-based Cupron Inc. – including cooper-infused bed linens, patient gowns and towels — will be used at Sentara CarePlex in Hampton beginning Sunday. Cupron also provided linens used in studies at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. Sentara Leigh also has used copper-infused, self-sanitizing hard surfaces from Cupron’s  partner, Norfolk-based EOS Surfaces.
  • Herndon-based Sotera sells its engineered solutions division

    rpowell@va-business.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Herndon-based Sotera Defense Solutions, a provider of technology-based systems, solutions and services for U.S. government programs, has sold its engineered solutions division  to Kentucky-based Outdoor Venture Corp. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "This transaction allows Sotera to become a leading pure-play national security technology solutions provider focused on accelerating its growth in our customer's critical national security, intelligence and law enforcement missions,” Deb Alderson, Sotera’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. Sotera said its…
  • Huntington Ingalls doubles dividend and share repurchase program

    rpowell@va-business.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has doubled its quarterly cash dividend to 40 cents a share. The dividend will be payable Dec. 12 to shareholders of record on Nov. 28. In addition to raising the dividend, the company’s board of directors boosted its share repurchase program from $300 million to $600 million and extended the program’s deadline from Oct. 31, 2017 to the same date in 2019. “Increasing the quarterly cash dividend and the share repurchase program affirms our commitment to a balanced cash deployment strategy and further demonstrates our confidence…
  • UniTao Pharmaceuticals purchases Boehringer Ingelheim plant in Petersburg

    rpowell@va-business.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    UniTao Pharmaceuticals LLC, a China-based subsidiary, has purchased the Boehringer Ingelheim plant in the Petersburg and will invest $22.5 million to establish operations. The company,  a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Tenry Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients for common over-the-counter medications.   In announcing the purchase Thursday,  Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the project is a result of his recent meeting with company officials in Shanghai during an Asian marketing mission trip. “This project will have a tremendous impact in the city…
  • Dominion begins work on Cove Point LNG export project in Maryland

    rpowell@va-business.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Richmond-based Dominion said Thursday that it has begun construction-related activities for the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Export (LNG) project, one of the largest private investments ever in Maryland. "This is a historic event for Dominion, Maryland and the nation," Diane Leopold, president of the company's Dominion Energy business unit, said in a statement. "The Cove Point LNG export project will help meet the world's need to move toward cleaner fuels. At the same time, it will provide significant economic benefits in terms of thousands of construction jobs, hundreds of…
 
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  • Fight to the finish in 2nd senatorial district race

    MetroNews Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:34 am
    NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. – The two lead candidates in a hotly contested state Senate race in northern West Virginia say they plan to campaign hard to the end. In the Senate’s Second District race, state Senator Larry Edgell, D-Wetzel, said he’s committed to meeting with voters. “The last six or eight months we’ve been traveling all over the district.  As you know, looking at my district, that’s not an easy chore.  But, we’ve enjoyed it. I go from Calhoun County to Cheat Lake and everything in between.” Both he and his opponent, Republican Kent…
  • Man Arrested For Desertion From The Marine Corps

    Zac Coffman
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va- A man wanted for desertion from the U.S. Marine Corps was apprehended Thursday by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Police say, James Patrick Gray, Jr,. allegedly deserted his duty station in Camp Lejeune, NC on July 21, 2014. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that Gray was hiding in the Victor area of Fayette County. Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said the tipster was a great help in the arrest. “Once again, a tip from the public has resulted in the arrest of a wanted fugitive,” Kessler said. “We sincerely…
  • State Fire Marshal’s Office rules Barbour County motel fire accidental

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    BELINGTON, W. Va. – Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s office have determined a Wednesday morning fire which caused severe damage to a Barbour County motel was accidental. Electrical issues in the attic of the Mid Town Motel in Belington sparked the blaze, resulting in eight fire departments from three counties responding at around 6:15 a.m., Wednesday. Ten units were destroyed while many others received smoke damage. No guests were injured as all were able to escape the fire safely.
  • Brooke teen to be tried as adult in father’s death

    MetroNews Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    WELLSBURG, W.Va. — The Brooke County prosecutor’s office announced a teenager charged with her father’s death earlier this year will be tried as an adult. Brooke County prosecutor Joe Barki spoke for the first time Thursday about the case involving Shannon Bartz. The 16-year-old allegedly killed her father Donald Bartz at the family’s home in Wellsburg on May 29. “This isn’t something that happens every day in this community or any community. It’s a terrible crime. A man lost his life,” Barki told WTOV-TV. “The defendant is a very young person…
  • Panel hears testimony in case to remove Clarksburg council member

    Aaron Payne
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    CLARKSBURG, W. Va. – Arguments were presented Thursday to a three-judge panel appointed by the Supreme Court to consider the removal of Clarksburg City Council Member Samuel “Zeke” Lopez from his position based on actions surrounding an event which led to his conviction on domestic assault. While no ruling was given after the nearly six hour hearing, Judge H. L. Kirkpatrick from the 10th Judicial Circuit, Judge Rudolph J. Murensky from the 8th Judicial Circuit and Judge Jack Alsop from the 14th Judicial District did decide twice that there was enough evidence from council…
 
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