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  • Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly ramming deputy’s car

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    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    A Deltaville man is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after he allegedly rammed a Middlesex deputy sheriff’s patrol car head-on while the deputy was in the car, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
  • Inside Read: A legend in his twilight, what's next for Va. Tech's Beamer? - SI.com

    VIRGINIA NEWS - Google News
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    SI.comInside Read: A legend in his twilight, what's next for Va. Tech's Beamer?SI.comBut it's been a difficult season for Virginia Tech (5-6), which needs a win against Virginia (5-6) on Friday to become bowl eligible and has slid into mediocrity the past three years. The Hokies are in sole possession of last place in the ACC Coastal Virginia Tech football tries to pick up the pieces after humbling loss to Wake Washington PostNow is the time for Virginia to end drought against Virginia TechDaily PressStreaks abound when Virginia, Virginia Tech meetStaunton News LeaderBleacher…
  • Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

    Virginia News
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20. The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls Club to go to Nature Camp.
  • Lady Monarchs win at Cassell again

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 pm
    BLACKSBURG For the second time in three years, the Old Dominion women's basketball team left Cassell Coliseum with a victory. West Virginia transfer Jennie Simms scored a career-high 21 points to help the Monarchs beat Virginia Tech 69-62 Tuesday night. "I'm finally getting my groove," Simms said. Down 45-41 with 12:59 to go, ODU went on a 19-5 run to build a 60-50 cushion with 5:21 left. The Monarchs (3-1) led the rest of the way. "They were just more hungry than us," said Tech point guard Vanessa Panousis, who had 22 points. "We kind of let them roll over…
  • UVA suspends fraternities after report on gang rape allegation

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    23 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
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  • Inside Read: A legend in his twilight, what's next for Va. Tech's Beamer? - SI.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    SI.comInside Read: A legend in his twilight, what's next for Va. Tech's Beamer?SI.comBut it's been a difficult season for Virginia Tech (5-6), which needs a win against Virginia (5-6) on Friday to become bowl eligible and has slid into mediocrity the past three years. The Hokies are in sole possession of last place in the ACC Coastal Virginia Tech football tries to pick up the pieces after humbling loss to Wake Washington PostNow is the time for Virginia to end drought against Virginia TechDaily PressStreaks abound when Virginia, Virginia Tech meetStaunton News LeaderBleacher…
  • Rain locally, but snow falling in western Virginia - Richmond Times-Dispatch

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    New York TimesRain locally, but snow falling in western VirginiaRichmond Times-DispatchMotorists brave the falling snow as they head south on Interstate 81 near Staunton, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as Snow expected for much of western VirginiaWAVY-TVSnow, rain snarl Thanksgiving eve travelers in EastUSA TODAYall 2,223 news articles »
  • Virginia's infant mortality rate improves - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Virginia's infant mortality rate improvesBluefield Daily Telegraph(AP) — Virginia officials are reporting a substantial decrease in the state's infant mortality rate. The Virginia Department of health and the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that the rate decreased by 18.2 percent from 2007 to 2012.and more »
  • What this Virginia woman did to a stranger's lost dog landed her in jail - wtvr.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    wtvr.comWhat this Virginia woman did to a stranger's lost dog landed her in jailwtvr.comVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A 22-year-old Virginia Beach woman was arrested Sunday after police said she fraudulently took in a lost dog, listed it on Craigslist and attempted to sell the animal. The owner of the three-year-old Siberian Husky named Nikita Virginia man finds his lost dog listed for sale on Craigslistmyfox8.comall 23 news articles »
  • No. 7 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36 - USA TODAY

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    USA TODAYNo. 7 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36USA TODAYCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The first field goal and points of B.J. Stith's college career came with 9:07 remaining and gave No. 7 Virginia a 42-point lead. Jeff Jones got his second career basket with 58 seconds left, pushing the Cavaliers' lead Virginia trounces Tennessee State to remain unbeatenThe Daily ProgressNo. 8 Virginia crushes Tennessee State, 79-36WTOPAnderson, Gill power No. 8 Virginia past Tennessee StateFox NewsUniversity of Virginia The Cavalier Daily -Richmond Times-Dispatchall 84 news…
 
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  • Chris Ludwig explains how to use the modern Flora of Virginia.

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The Northern Neck chapter of the Virginia Native Plant society held its last regular meeting of 2014 on Thursday, Nov. 20. The meeting featured presentations by two local kids who the NNNPS sponsored to go to Nature Camp, and guest speaker Chris Ludwig, chief biologist in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's Division of Natural Heritage. Every year the NNNPS sponsors two kids from the Kilmarnock Boys & Girls Club to go to Nature Camp.
  • Sen. Warner: Virginia ship repair industry should be "part of the fight"

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Sen. Mark R. Warner speaks to members of the Virginia Ship Repair Association Tuesday in Portsmouth. Warner said he hopes to see a compromise budget deal that would avoid another round of deep spending cuts under sequestration in 2016.
  • Virginia AG appoints independent counsel for UVA over rape allegations

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Protesters hold signs outside the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2-14 in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Tuesday that he has appointed the law firm O'Melveny & Myers to serve as independent counsel for the University of Virginia Board of Visitors and investigate how the university handles campus sexual violence.
  • VSP Reminds Virginians to Drive to Save Lives this Thanksgiving Holiday

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians' risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash. As families and friends prepare to gather to give thanks this year, the Virginia State Police reminds motorists to make safety a priority during the holiday weekend.
  • Millions of gallons of water lost in Southwest Virginia due to aging pipes

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    Brogan is the man running the town's water overhaul project, where more than five miles of aging pipes is being replaced. Back in December 2012, Buchanan was losing 71 percent of all water pumped, meaning only 29 percent ever reached a customer.
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  • Lady Monarchs win at Cassell again

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 pm
    BLACKSBURG For the second time in three years, the Old Dominion women's basketball team left Cassell Coliseum with a victory. West Virginia transfer Jennie Simms scored a career-high 21 points to help the Monarchs beat Virginia Tech 69-62 Tuesday night. "I'm finally getting my groove," Simms said. Down 45-41 with 12:59 to go, ODU went on a 19-5 run to build a 60-50 cushion with 5:21 left. The Monarchs (3-1) led the rest of the way. "They were just more hungry than us," said Tech point guard Vanessa Panousis, who had 22 points. "We kind of let them roll over…
  • Adventurous 9-course dinner makes pendulum swing

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I RECENTLY ATTENDED what I will call a Renegade Dinner Happening at Pendulum Fine Meats in Norfolk. By day, Pendulum is a butcher shop/sandwich/grocery/cheese/wine and beer market that closes at 5 p.m. In the off hours it is the location of pop-up restaurant Alkaline. On this recent, magical Monday night two seatings of 24 adventurous diners were treated to a nine-course dinner executed tag-team-style by five talented area chefs - Dillon Wakefield (of Pendulum), Kevin Ordonez (of Alkaline), Matt Hayes (of The Cutting Edge Cafe in Chesapeake), Ian Hock (of soon-to-be Esoteric in Virginia…
  • Questions and chaos continue in Ferguson

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The continuing chaos in Ferguson, Mo., shows just how little has been learned in the three months since a white police officer there shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. Protests turned to riots in the aftermath of Monday night's announcement that a grand jury hadn't indicted Officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Protesters set fire to some businesses and looted others. Dozens of people were arrested. The town outside of St. Louis saw so much indiscriminate gunfire that firefighters were unable to respond to emergencies. Several people were taken to…
  • Holiday meals at sea; more than just good chow

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In 1905, sailors aboard the U.S. Navy cruiser Raleigh spent Thanksgiving Day stationed in Hong Kong on a diplomatic deployment. In 1932, the crew of the patrol gunboat Guam spent Christmas Day far from home in Hankou, China, protecting American interests in a Far East hot spot. And on Thanksgiving Day 1942, the heavy cruiser Augusta, fresh from World War II battles off the coast of North Africa, touched at Bermuda on its way to Norfolk. Peacetime, wartime and wherever in the world they were, the servicemen had one thing in common - grand holiday dinners, American-style, complete with formal,…
  • Cook it | Tap into the power of pomegranates

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pomegranates seem exotic, yet they're as local as can be. Occasionally this time of year, I'll spot a pomegranate tree in someone's yard decked out for the season with crimson fruit that hangs like holiday ornaments. I'll admit that pomegranates can be puzzling at first, with that interior catacomb of pulp-covered seeds bursting with sweet-tart flavor. But they're a nutritious, flavor-packed fruit that shouldn't be ignored. To help you get your pomegranate on, the POM Wonderful Pomegranate people publish an annual cookbook featuring recipes from the nation's…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Saints start girls basketball season on the right foot

    ewagner
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) Despite losing five players from last year’s roster prior to their senior year, the girls basketball team at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes entered its new season with cautious optimism. The Saints finished last year with a 6-18 record, which included a 1-8 mark away from home in the top division of the competitive Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. They opened their new campaign with an away contest with Independent School League rivals Maret, who they faced in their opening game of last season and beat 59-40. Facing the same opponent at the…
  • Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

    ewagner
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Representatives with Dominion Virginia Power broke their silence about which routes they are most closely considering for a proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line from Arlington County through Alexandria. Since announcing the proposal, which would run a power line from Dominion’s substation on South Glebe Road in Arlington to a Pepco substation at the site of the closed GenOn power plant in Alexandria, over the summer, the utility has refused to identify any preferred routes, despite highlighting nine possibilities. Dominion has said it will need an…
  • Social media helps return food truck to local owner

    ewagner
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) Rich Arslan, owner of the local food truck business Popped! Republic, feared the worst when he realized his food truck, customized for selling gourmet popcorn, had been stolen last Friday. “I’m doing everything I can just to keep this thing active right now,” he said last week. “That truck is our primary revenue generator. It’s what put us on the map. This could just be a huge, huge, huge potential setback.” But law enforcement officials said that good Samaritans on social media — and the mobile eatery’s bright orange paint job — led to a…
  • Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

    ewagner
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The intense battle over rideshare regulations in the Old Dominion is far from over. This summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles caused quite a stir when it sent rideshare companies Uber and Lyft “cease and desist” letters for violating transportation regulations in the commonwealth. Under immense public pressure, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the DMV eventually allowed both companies, which use app-based services to connect riders and drivers, the authority to operate temporarily in the commonwealth. But everyone agreed that Virginia’s…
  • A likeable adaptation of a theater classic

    ewagner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Scott Suchman) Director Michael Attenborough has brought an intriguing interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless “As You Like It”to the Lansburgh Theatre. The play is so timeless that the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s latest production features an amalgam of period costumes, from Elizabethan dresses and 1940s-era fedoras and trench coats to hillbilly-inspired Daisy Dukes and Carhartt overalls, without missing a beat. Costume designer Jonathan Fensom makes it one of the refreshing aspects of this reimagined production. Attenborough mixes up accents too. Rosalind…
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Guest Commentary: The Difference Between Thanksgiving & Gratitude

    John Ohmer
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    This Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to share some thoughts about the difference between “feelings of gratitude” on the one hand, and “actions of thanksgiving” on the other. There’s a Bible story that helps us realize there is a big difference between “gratitude” and “thanksgiving,” and that’s the story found in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 17:11-19) where Jesus heals ten lepers of their disease. What’s referred to as “leprosy” in Jesus’ day was actually a whole host of dreaded skin diseases. The physical aspect of the diseases were bad – deformities and pain. What made…
  • Editorial: The Many Ills of Higher Education

    FCNP.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    State Sen. Richard Saslaw’s highly charged outrage expressed before the Falls Church City Council over the heinous rape and cover up allegations at the University of Virginia this Monday was both refreshing and appropriate. His determination to meet the problem not with words alone, but with a commitment to powerful new legislation marks a welcomed departure from the usual approach to such matters, and he’s got the clout to get it done, knowing that Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign the toughest bill that he can get through. It is telling that the bill Saslaw is working on targets not the…
  • Mason Winter Sports Teams Prepare for New Season

    FCNP.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    By Liz Lizama Mason junior guard Josh Allen charges into the lane against their rivals, the Clarke County Eagles, during the Mustangs’ Conference 35 playoff loss last year. The Mustangs open up their season at Clark County High School next Tuesday, Dec. 2. (Photo: Drew Costley/News-Press) Most of George Mason High School’s winter sports teams will kick off their seasons next week. While most teams had their share of successes last year, some squads will juggle the losses of last year’s graduating seniors. Nonetheless, the athletes are hard at work to develop their skill and team…
  • Saslaw Lashes Out at U.Va. ‘Culture Of Rape & Cover Up,’ Vows to End It

    Nicholas F. Benton
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    State Sen. Richard Saslaw (right) with State Del. Marcus Simon at Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting. (Photo: News-Press) “I can’t remember when I’ve been angrier as an adult” reading the Rolling Stone magazine account of systemic sexual assault and official cover up at the University of Virginia, Virginia State Sen. Richard Saslaw said at a City Council meeting in Falls Church Monday night. He had extremely critical words for the University leadership and its long standing culture of sexual abuse, and said he is currently drafting a bill that will make it a felony for any…
  • Dulin Preschool ‘Out of Print’ Fundraiser Runs Until Dec. 24

    FCNP.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Dulin Preschool started a fundraiser with OutofPrintClothing.com on Monday, Nov. 24, which runs until Dec. 24. The school, located at 513 E. Broad St., Falls Church, will receive 30 percent of any purchase made at OutofPrintClothing.com using the coupon code DULIN at checkout, while those using the coupon code will receive free shipping. OutofPrintClothing.com prints classic book covers on t-shirts and onesies, notebooks and tote bags and jewelry.
 
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  • WAVY Weather App

    WAVY News
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    WAVY NEWS – Never let the weather catch you by surprise again. The trusted Super Doppler 10 team of meteorologists delivers the most accurate forecast for Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. And now you can get local and national weather at your fingertips, with the new WAVY Weather App. Unlike other weather apps, you’ll get a local forecast customized for you. With its personal alert notifications, you’ll know when significant weather is heading your way and when to take cover. And when you are traveling, use WAVY Weather to get real-time weather forecasts, interactive radar…
  • FBI offering up to $5,000 for info leading to arrest of health care fraud suspect

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The FBI is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted on charges related to his role in an alleged scheme to defraud the Virginia Medicaid program. FBI wanted flyer Authorities say, on Oct. 22, Baffour E. Opoku, the owner and operator of Progressive Counseling Services, LLC, a Virginia Beach based counseling business, was indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in the health care fraud scheme. The grand jury also indicted nine others, current and former employees. A warrant was then issued for his arrest. Anyone…
  • Photos: Tidal flooding in Hampton Roads

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Gallery of photos of flooding across Hampton Roads on Nov. 26.
  • Ginsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog

    SAM HANANEL, Associated Press
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery but was expected to be back at work for the start of next week, court officials said. The 81-year-old justice had the procedure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after the blockage to her right coronary artery was discovered, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Arberg said Ginsburg had some discomfort Tuesday night during routine exercise at the court with her personal trainer and was taken to the hospital by ambulance at about 10 p.m. The justice is…
  • Some schools, Pa. offices close ahead of snowfall

    The Associated Press
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State workers and teachers across a swath of central and northeastern Pennsylvania are staying home as cold rain changes over to snow. Gov. Tom Corbett’s office said Wednesday it closed down government offices under his jurisdiction in and around Harrisburg, Reading, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Forecasts of 6 inches or more also shuttered many schools in the region. With the holiday ahead and Monday the start of deer rifle hunting season, some students won’t be back in the classroom for a week. In Scranton, Ed Pikulski says his 9-year-old son Luke went to…
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  • Longtime fire department volunteers are Christmas Parade grand marshals

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Woman’s Auxiliary has named Jimmie and June Williams of Urbanna as this year’s grand marshals of the Annual Urbanna Hometown Christmas Parade set for Friday, December 5, at 7 p.m.
  • Council considers changing Urbanna Historic District

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Following a public hearing on November 20, the Urbanna Planning Commission recommended modifying Urbanna’s Historic District boundaries. The planning commission serves only in an advisory capacity to the town council. Only the town council can amend the boundaries or make amendments.
  • Christmas Friends needs donations

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Thanksgiving is a good time to remember the less fortunate. Monetary donations are needed to keep Christmas Friends Inc. moving toward its mission to help the needy of Middlesex County.
  • Hearing on firearms training school postponed

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A Middlesex County Board of Supervisors public hearing on a proposal to grant a special zoning exception to build a firearms training facility in a Low Density Rural Zone at Church View has been postponed until January.
  • Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly ramming deputy’s car

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    A Deltaville man is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after he allegedly rammed a Middlesex deputy sheriff’s patrol car head-on while the deputy was in the car, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Not the greatest travel day

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Along U.S. 522 in Woodville at midday Wednesday, traffic in the wet falling snow is heavier and slower than anyone would like on the day before Thanksgiving. There have been a half dozen accidents reported in Rappahannock County since the snow started this morning; one occupant of a vehicle that crashed on U.S. 211 had to be transported to Fauquier Hospital by Amissville fire and rescue. The entire length of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is closed due to snow and ice. At noon, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative was reporting just 15 customers without power in Rappahannock County…
  • Local budget back on track, board hears  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a budget work session Monday afternoon, the supervisors learn that the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget is back on track — at least for now — due to sheriff's office changes, but could still suffer from budget-based caution in Richmond.
  • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Julia Wood takes her second state cross country championship, and Rapp girls comes within two points of bringing home the Virginia High School League team runner-up trophy in the 1A state tournament.
  • Your Next Best Friend: Jay

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    I’m Jay, a I’m a Lakeland/Jack Russell terrier who’s friendly, easy to train, fairly low-energy and looking for an “adults only” home.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
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  • Not the greatest travel day

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Along U.S. 522 in Woodville at midday Wednesday, traffic in the wet falling snow is heavier and slower than anyone would like on the day before Thanksgiving. There have been a half dozen accidents reported in Rappahannock County since the snow started this morning; one occupant of a vehicle that crashed on U.S. 211 had to be transported to Fauquier Hospital by Amissville fire and rescue. The entire length of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is closed due to snow and ice. At noon, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative was reporting just 15 customers without power in Rappahannock County…
  • Local budget back on track, board hears  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a budget work session Monday afternoon, the supervisors learn that the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget is back on track — at least for now — due to sheriff's office changes, but could still suffer from budget-based caution in Richmond.
  • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Julia Wood takes her second state cross country championship, and Rapp girls comes within two points of bringing home the Virginia High School League team runner-up trophy in the 1A state tournament.
  • Your Next Best Friend: Jay

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    I’m Jay, a I’m a Lakeland/Jack Russell terrier who’s friendly, easy to train, fairly low-energy and looking for an “adults only” home.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Not the greatest travel day

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Along U.S. 522 in Woodville at midday Wednesday, traffic in the wet falling snow is heavier and slower than anyone would like on the day before Thanksgiving. There have been a half dozen accidents reported in Rappahannock County since the snow started this morning; one occupant of a vehicle that crashed on U.S. 211 had to be transported to Fauquier Hospital by Amissville fire and rescue. The entire length of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is closed due to snow and ice. At noon, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative was reporting just 15 customers without power in Rappahannock County…
  • Local budget back on track, board hears  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a budget work session Monday afternoon, the supervisors learn that the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget is back on track — at least for now — due to sheriff's office changes, but could still suffer from budget-based caution in Richmond.
  • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Julia Wood takes her second state cross country championship, and Rapp girls comes within two points of bringing home the Virginia High School League team runner-up trophy in the 1A state tournament.
  • Your Next Best Friend: Jay

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    I’m Jay, a I’m a Lakeland/Jack Russell terrier who’s friendly, easy to train, fairly low-energy and looking for an “adults only” home.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Not the greatest travel day

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Along U.S. 522 in Woodville at midday Wednesday, traffic in the wet falling snow is heavier and slower than anyone would like on the day before Thanksgiving. There have been a half dozen accidents reported in Rappahannock County since the snow started this morning; one occupant of a vehicle that crashed on U.S. 211 had to be transported to Fauquier Hospital by Amissville fire and rescue. The entire length of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is closed due to snow and ice. At noon, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative was reporting just 15 customers without power in Rappahannock County…
  • Local budget back on track, board hears  

    Roger Piantadosi
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a budget work session Monday afternoon, the supervisors learn that the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget is back on track — at least for now — due to sheriff's office changes, but could still suffer from budget-based caution in Richmond.
  • Wood is state champ by far, Rapp runners second by inches

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Julia Wood takes her second state cross country championship, and Rapp girls comes within two points of bringing home the Virginia High School League team runner-up trophy in the 1A state tournament.
  • Your Next Best Friend: Jay

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    I’m Jay, a I’m a Lakeland/Jack Russell terrier who’s friendly, easy to train, fairly low-energy and looking for an “adults only” home.
  • The Rapp for Nov. 20

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    A sing-along and a music concert to benefit the Food Pantry, RLEP’s annual gathering, seasonal changes at Shenandoah National Park and Amissville winery festivities are in this week’s The Rapp column.
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  • Columbia Gas to reduce charges

    rpowell@va-business.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Chester-based Columbia Gas of Virginia announced Tuesday that it will reduce consumer charges starting Wednesday. The company said the monthly bill for a typical residential customer will fall roughly 5 percent or $6.72 per month. Specifically, a residential customer using the equivalent of 10,000 cubic feet of natural gas monthly would receive a bill of $127.09 instead of $133.81. The reduced bills are the result of a quarterly purchased-gas cost adjustment approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The adjustment reflects the projected cost of natural gas for the next three…
  • NII Holdings announces agreement on reorganization plan

    rpowell@va-business.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Reston-based NII Holdings Inc. and 12 of its subsidiaries have reached an agreement with major stakeholders on terms on a Chapter 11 reorganization plan. NII, a Fortune 500 company, provides mobile communications services in Latin America under the Nextel brand. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September. “After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce an agreement on the key terms of a reorganization plan that provides a path for the company to emerge from bankruptcy in a healthy financial position to effectively compete in the wireless marketplace,"…
  • CBRE sells industrial property portfolio for $9.6 million.

    rpowell@va-business.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    CBRE Inc. said Tuesday that EOR LLC has sold six industrial properties in three states, including two buildings in Virginia, to 180 Industrial LLC for $9.6 million. The two Virginia properties are in Winchester and Chesterfield County. A 6,900 square-foot property in Winchester is located on nearly 7 acres in an industrial park setting. The second property at 11500 Ironbridge Road in Chester sits on 8.2 acres and has 44,300 square feet. The other buildings were located in Maryland and North Carolina. The CBRE brokerage team representing the seller included H. Ashton Williamson of CBRE|Hampton…
  • Loudoun County to host 2015 Wine Tourism Conference

    rpowell@va-business.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Loudoun County will serve as the first East Coast location for the 2015 Wine Tourism Conference. The conference, to be held Nov. 18-20 at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, is expected to attract more than 200 wine tourism professionals from around the world. “Virginia has excelled in recent years at promoting itself both as a wine producer and also as a tourism destination. The combination of the two makes this a perfect destination for the first-ever East Coast host of the Wine Tourism Conference,” said a statement on the Wine Tourism Conference’s website.  The event,…
  • Wheeler acquires Oklahoma property for shopping center

    rpowell@va-business.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Virginia Beach-based Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. has acquired for $2.4 million a 7.2-acre property in Oklahoma where the company plans to develop a shopping center. The Grove, Okla., property is the future of the Harbor Pointe Shopping Center. It is near a Harp’s Food Store also owned by Wheeler. Together, the two properties will have a potential total gross leasable area of 77,225 square feet. Grove is located in Delaware County, Okla., which has been identified as the fastest growing community in the state. The county has a population of nearly 41,500 people.
 
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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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  • Union Mission provides Thanksgiving dinner for those in need

    Aaron Payne
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Volunteers gathered in Downtown Charleston to provide those in need an extra Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. The Union Mission Crossroad Homeless Shelter was the site for the organization annual, starting about 24 years ago, event where hundreds were expect to come through. “We anticipate up to 500 people that will be served through out time together,” Rex Whiteman, President and CEO of Union Mission said. “It’s a tradition for us to help do it a day before Thanksgiving because simply because we want to spread out the events because…
  • EPA’s McCarthy proposes new smog rule

    Jeff Jenkins
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration made another move Wednesday that’s expected to impact coal-fired power plants in West Virginia. Federal EPA administrator Gina McCarthy announced plans to change limits on smog-causing ozone. McCarthy said the proposal would take the allowable ozone level from 75 parts per billion to 65-70 parts per billion. The current level was set in 2008, the final years of the Bush administration. McCarthy said Wednesday the ground-level ozone from fossil-fuel burning causes asthma and other respiratory problems to residents in large cities like…
  • Pre-Thanksgiving storm blankets parts of state

    Shauna Johnson
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Snow was making travel tough in parts of West Virginia on the day before Thanksgiving. As of late Wednesday morning, emergency officials in the Mountain State’s Eastern Mountain counties and parts of the Eastern Panhandle were urging drivers to stay off the roads as heavy snow continued to fall. “It’s hard to say when it’s one of the busiest travel days of the season,” admitted Brent Walker, spokesperson for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. Amanda Mangan, news director with Allegany Radio Corporation in Cumberland, Md.,…
  • Retailers prepare for the beginning of the holiday shopping season

    Aaron Payne
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    CHARLESTON, W. Va. – This Thanksgiving, those looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or just for the best deals will their eyes toward all the stores celebrating the start of the Holiday shopping season. “Everybody’s very excited and already in the hustle bustle of the Holiday season and it’s upon us as we gather with friends and family and share some great food. We’re also are clipping the newspaper and looking online for the greatest deals of the season.” Lisa McCracken, Marketing Director at the Charleston Town Center Mall, wouldn’t predict…
  • Charleston chief makes decision on suspended officer; board to decide

    Jeff Jenkins
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster has recommended discipline be taken against suspended Lt. Shawn Williams following an internal investigation. “I’ve reviewed it thoroughly and I have made a recommendation of discipline to the conduct review board, which is made up of three police officers,” Webster said. The chief would not release his recommendation but various media reports cited sources who said Webster wants Williams fired. Lt. Williams was placed on administrative leave in September after some videos were discovered on his laptop. The…
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