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  • Virginia's imploding Sweet Briar College may have just been rescued - Business Insider

    VIRGINIA NEWS - Google News
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Business InsiderVirginia's imploding Sweet Briar College may have just been rescuedBusiness InsiderIn the statement sent to Business Insider, Sweet Briar's lawyer Calvin Fowler writes, "neither the President nor the Board has violated Virginia's charitable solicitation statutes. Fundamentally, we disagree with the assertion that anything the Board Virginia: Suit Seeks to Prevent College From ClosingNew York Timesall 46 news articles »
  • Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip over 'unacceptable discriminatory policies'

    Virginia News
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    The Virginia State Bar cancelled its Midyear Legal Seminar trip to Israel after some members objected to the November seminar's location citing "unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security." Virginia State Bar President Kevin Martingayle informed Virginia State Bar members of the decision in a Friday night email.
  • Monday's roundup | Western Branch wins key match

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    BOYS TENNIS Western Branch 6, Grassfield 3 Harry Holtzclaw defeated Bennett Thomas on Court One 6-4, 5-7, 10-6, and the Bruins won a four-hour match over the Grizzlies on Monday. The win gives Western Branch an upper hand in the Monitor-Merrimac Conference. The Bruins have won 21 straight against Hampton Roads public schools. "This is one of the best matches I've ever coached," Western Branch coach Tom Anderson said. "Grassfield played their hearts out, but so did our guys. I think we're the two best teams in the conference." ____ BASEBALL Landstown 3, Salem 1…
  • New invention: Humming bass sound puts out fires

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    27 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
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  • The Business Plan: Make the most of tourist season

    Alexandria Times
    ewagner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    By Bill Reagan (File photo) The weather is warming and the National Cherry Blossom Festival has begun. Spring is finally upon us, and Alexandria soon will notice an upswing of visitors to our community. Our colleagues at Visit Alexandria tell us that tourism generates millions of dollars in revenue for local businesses and city government and supports thousands of local jobs. Alexandria gets 3.3 million visitors per year, and they spend $738 million in our community. That generates $24 million in local tax revenue, which reduces the tax burden for each of our households by $300. There’s…
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  • Virginia's imploding Sweet Briar College may have just been rescued - Business Insider

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Business InsiderVirginia's imploding Sweet Briar College may have just been rescuedBusiness InsiderIn the statement sent to Business Insider, Sweet Briar's lawyer Calvin Fowler writes, "neither the President nor the Board has violated Virginia's charitable solicitation statutes. Fundamentally, we disagree with the assertion that anything the Board Virginia: Suit Seeks to Prevent College From ClosingNew York Timesall 46 news articles »
  • McAuliffe invites Indiana firms to 'open and welcoming' Virginia - Washington Post

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    The Daily ChronicMcAuliffe invites Indiana firms to 'open and welcoming' VirginiaWashington PostRICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting out the welcome mat for Indiana business leaders who might be troubled by that state's new “religious freedom” law, which opponents say in effect legalizes anti-gay discrimination. In a letter Virginia Governor Signs Hemp Legalization Bills Into LawThe Daily ChronicVirginia governor tries to woo Indiana businessesFredericksburg.comMcAuliffe courts Indiana businesses amid controversyRichmond.comProgress Indexall 70 news…
  • Supreme Court asks Virginia panel to reexamine redistricting decision - Washington Post

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    BloombergSupreme Court asks Virginia panel to reexamine redistricting decisionWashington PostThe Supreme Court on Monday told a federal judicial panel in Virginia to take another look at its decision that lawmakers improperly packed minority voters into one congressional district. The court sent the case back to the U.S. District Court for the Supreme Court sends back ruling on redistricting for Virginia's 3rdRichmond.comHigh Court Sends Back Ruling on Virginia RedistrictingABC NewsRepublicans Get New Hearing in Virginia Voting Map DisputeBloombergall 56 news articles »
  • Family: Teen Pilot Who Died in Crash Had 'Passion' for Flying - NBC4 Washington

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Richmond.comFamily: Teen Pilot Who Died in Crash Had 'Passion' for FlyingNBC4 WashingtonRyan McCall was only 16, but he had such a passion for flying that he already held his student pilot's license, his family said Monday. Ryan was killed Sunday morning after his plane crashed in a field in Orange County, Virginia. His plane went down Teen killed in Va. plane crash, investigation ongoingW*USA 9Authorities continue investigating Orange County plane crash, release photosRichmond.com16-year-old boy killed in plane crash near Virginia airportMyFox Washington DCThe Charlottesville…
  • Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approves 3.9% tuition increase - WDBJ7

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Roanoke TimesVirginia Tech Board of Visitors approves 3.9% tuition increaseWDBJ7“We remain sensitive to the increased burden students and their families must carry as state support for higher education continues to decline,” said Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands. “In setting tuition and fees, we must continue to balance Virginia Tech raises tuition, prepares for larger freshman classRoanoke TimesUniversity board approves tuition increaseVirginia Tech Collegiate Timesall 12 news articles »
 
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  • Virginia State Bar cancels Israel trip over 'unacceptable discriminatory policies'

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    The Virginia State Bar cancelled its Midyear Legal Seminar trip to Israel after some members objected to the November seminar's location citing "unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security." Virginia State Bar President Kevin Martingayle informed Virginia State Bar members of the decision in a Friday night email.
  • Abraham B. Lincoln, member of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, Confederate

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    President Abraham Lincoln 's second cousin, Abraham B. Lincoln, fought for the 1st Virginia Cavalry of the Confederacy. Both Lincoln's were great grandsons of John Lincoln, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • Readers help add to the list

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    No single article could hold all the movies filmed in the Old Dominion, which, incidentally, is never old but always hip. So we forwarded to the editors a suggestion that if "The Godfather" can have three parts, a story on the record of films hatched in Virginia can have at least a sequel.
  • Israeli Rescue Team Heading to Germanwings Crash Site

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    A delegation from Israel's ZAKA emergency response organization will be flying to the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps. The eight volunteers from the ZAKA International Rescue Unit are scheduled to leave early Monday morning to assist in the search and recovery mission at the site of a crash that killed all 150 people on board.
  • Missing university student's father was trying to interfere with probe, prosecutor says

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    A Virginia prosecutor told a judge Friday the stepfather of a university student missing since March 2 was "seeking to impede" the police investigation into the woman's disappearance. Police have accused Wesley Hadsell, 36, a convicted felon, of breaking into the home of a person Norfolk police questioned in the disappearance of his stepdaughter.
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    The Virginian-Pilot

  • Monday's roundup | Western Branch wins key match

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    BOYS TENNIS Western Branch 6, Grassfield 3 Harry Holtzclaw defeated Bennett Thomas on Court One 6-4, 5-7, 10-6, and the Bruins won a four-hour match over the Grizzlies on Monday. The win gives Western Branch an upper hand in the Monitor-Merrimac Conference. The Bruins have won 21 straight against Hampton Roads public schools. "This is one of the best matches I've ever coached," Western Branch coach Tom Anderson said. "Grassfield played their hearts out, but so did our guys. I think we're the two best teams in the conference." ____ BASEBALL Landstown 3, Salem 1…
  • Sew Simple | Smart jacket perfect pattern for beginners

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dear Vicki: I am such a beginner, but excited about sewing. I was at a craft show and saw darling jackets that looked as if they started out as sweatshirts and were altered somehow and then embellished with appliques and embroidery and all sorts of fun trims. Can you tell me how I could do this too? Thanks. - Sharon H. Dear Sharon: Jennifer Amor designed the Pop Top Jacket - easily the most popular pattern I have ever written about. Now she has a pattern called Jennifer's Jiffy Jacket, and it is exactly what you want. Begin with a store-bought sweatshirt with set-in sleeves - so boxy and…
  • Art Scene | Woodblock prints from Japanese sister city

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    TREES AFLAME WITH cherry blossoms encircle an ornate Buddhist temple. The turquoise water of the Daiya River rushes under a bridge red as a radish. These are just two of the 16 vivid images on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, all woodblock prints, depicting the Japanese countryside. The images - a man fishing, old women carrying umbrellas in the snow - convey a sense of tranquility. "Gifts from Japan: Landscape Woodblocks in Shin-Hanga Style," the exhibit that opened on Tuesday and closes July 26, was something of a surprise discovery at the museum, says Chrysler…
  • Mother would have had something to say about city's overhyped project

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    My mother had a saying when I spent my allowance hastily: "That money was burning a hole in your pocket." If she were alive today, Virginia C. Chesley would utter the same about city officials and their ever-growing budget for the conference center-hotel-garage project in downtown Norfolk. She'd probably shake her head, too. The Pilot's Tim Eberly wrote Sunday about the higher costs - and the scaled-back design - for the plan the Norfolk City Council approved in April 2013. It's being built under a public-private partnership, but the public will foot more than half of…
  • Fashion | Gray has dimension to be year-round staple

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I despised the lead white walls in my elementary school classrooms. Also, I once demanded to be released from a hospital because I no longer could stand my room's pale ash paint job. And after such a bleak winter, the sight of yet another overcast day is energy-sapping. But my bias against grays stops there. Bring it on, I now say, for fashion and decor. Gray can be transformational when the right gradation is paired with a complementary palette. It has a range from strong and mysterious to supportive and balancing. Gray is alluring; it keeps you guessing. It is not as stark as white nor…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • The Business Plan: Make the most of tourist season

    ewagner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    By Bill Reagan (File photo) The weather is warming and the National Cherry Blossom Festival has begun. Spring is finally upon us, and Alexandria soon will notice an upswing of visitors to our community. Our colleagues at Visit Alexandria tell us that tourism generates millions of dollars in revenue for local businesses and city government and supports thousands of local jobs. Alexandria gets 3.3 million visitors per year, and they spend $738 million in our community. That generates $24 million in local tax revenue, which reduces the tax burden for each of our households by $300. There’s…
  • Your view: Critics don’t know Metroway’s potential

    ewagner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Commenters criticize Metroway’s cost and ridership statistics, but their critiques are myopic, misplaced and guilty of misunderstanding history. Their arguments criticize something more fundamental than dedicated bus lanes. Six decades ago, when the federal government went out on a limb to build the interstate highway system, the trucking industry opposed it. In the early years, each lane might average one vehicle every 45 seconds. By the ridership metrics Metroway critics are using, the interstate highway system could not have been…
  • Your view: Metroway is yet another waste of taxpayer dollars

    ewagner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    By Matt O’Brien, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I was intrigued by an article in the March 12 edition of the Alexandria Times (“Metroway exceeds early expectations”). Our transit and elected officials are pleasantly surprised that Metroway ridership is exceeding projections. From the article we learned that Metroway ridership has increased by 249 people per day from the bus route it replaced, and that each ride is $1.75. At this rate, it would take a little over 51,000 days — 141 years — to pay off the original costs for the project. Imagine how long it would take to pay…
  • Your view: Public housing at Parker-Gray must be saved from demolition

    ewagner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    By Morgan D. Delaney, president, Historic Alexandria Foundation To the editor: The Historic Alexandria Foundation, established in 1954, undertakes to help protect the historic and architectural character of the city’s historic buildings, streetscapes and districts. HAF understands and appreciates that the ARHA mission to provide affordable housing is in the public interest. But this proposal does not even acknowledge the public interest in historic preservation that is reflected in the fact that Ramsey Homes has been designated a contributing resource to the Uptown/Parker-Gray National…
  • Editorial: Improvement still possible in Norfolk Southern negotiations

    ewagner
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) People often say that it’s important to learn from one’s mistakes. When regional railroad giant Norfolk Southern first set out to build an ethanol transloading facility on the West End, Alexandria residents and city councilors rightfully had complaints about how city staff handled it. Although staff worked to oppose the facility, they did so quietly, not including residents or elected officials in the process from the beginning. Many, like City Councilor Paul Smedberg, believe the city could have extracted more concessions from the corporation if it got out in…
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • F.C. Woman to Compete in National Cornbread Cook-Off

    FCNP.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Falls Church resident Jennifer B., the 2011 grand prize winner of the Martha White/Lodge Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-Off, was invited back to compete in an All-Star Cornbread Cook-Off. For the 19th Annual Martha White/Lodge Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-Off, the event organizers decided to narrow down past grand prize recipes to the top ten and invite the creator’s of those recipes to South Pittsburg, Tenn. to compete against each other. Jennifer will compete in this year’s competition with her Tennessee Onion Soup Gratin recipe. For more information, visit…
  • McLean Community Center’s Spring Fest is This Saturday

    FCNP.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, is throwing its annual Spring Fest event this Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. – noon. Spring Fest is an event geared toward young children. Admission is $5, but children three years old or younger will be admitted for free. Activities at Spring Fest include self-guided arts and crafts projects, an egg hunt, entertainment and the opportunity for children to get a professional meeting with the Easter Bunny. Also, The Amazing Kevin will perform his magic show. Advance registration is required for the event; walk-ins will not…
  • 12th Annual ArtFest Week Slated for April 10-17

    FCNP.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Arlington Artists Alliance’s 12th annual ArtFest Week is slated for April 10 – 17 at Fort C.F. Smith Park, located at 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington. The week-long celebration of art in Arlington kicks off with an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10, in the 1902 Hendry House at Fort C.F. Smith Park, where participants can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Highlights of ArtFest include an art exhibit and sale featuring the work of more than 30 Arlington-based artists, artist talks and demonstrations and weekend workshops. Many of the events, including a…
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Cuts Ribbon on New Marshall HS Building

    Drew Costley
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Dignitaries from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County School Board and Fairfax County Public Schools cut the ribbon at the George C. Marshall High School’s Grand Re-Opening yesterday. At the re-opening, there was a short program, ribbon cutting, tours of the school and a reception.(Photo: Patricia Leslie/News-Press) The “new” George C. Marshall High School is so astonishing, it’s enough to make a senior citizen want to go back to high school. Really. Not only does it have a new state of the art library, it has new science, art, and business…
  • Critter Corner: Clifford and Rockford

    FCNP.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Clifford and Rockford are 1-year-old standard poodle brothers from the eastern shore who were on a search for spring off Broad Street and they found it. The post Critter Corner: Clifford and Rockford appeared first on Falls Church News-Press Online.
 
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    WAVY-TV

  • ODU gets ready for NIT Final Four showdown with Stanford

    WAVY Sports
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:18 pm
    NEW YORK (WAVY) — Old Dominion prepares for its NIT semifinal showdown against Stanford which tips off at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Bruce Rader and Nathan Epstein have been New York since early Monday morning, watch their latest report on WAVY.com.
  • Police: Man arrested for assaulting elderly father

    Catherine Rogers
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:41 pm
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk man was arrested Saturday after police say he assaulted his elderly father. Andrew Fitzgerald Ashe, 50, was charged with felonious assault, according to Suffolk Police Department spokesman Tim Kelley. Police say Ashe assaulted his 81-year-old father last Wednesday, causing serious, but not life-threatening injuries. As of Monday, Kelley said the victim remained hospitalized, due to complications with other medical issues. Kelleys said no weapon was used during the assault. He said the felony charge is a result of the nature of the injuries the victim…
  • Police: Suspects photographed before using stolen credit cards

    Catherine Rogers
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk police need your help tracking down the suspects they say are using a stolen credit card. Surveillance cameras photographed a woman and three men right before detectives say they used a stolen credit card to buy items at a Food Lion on Portsmouth Boulevard. The crime allegedly happened on March 18. Police say the same suspects are also suspected in several other credit card fraud cases throughout Hampton Roads. If you know who these people are, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.
  • Loved ones release balloons a month after teen’s disappearance

    Joe Fisher
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Family and friends of Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell released blue and white balloons Monday night at a place where she loves to spend time. More than 100 people went to the balloon release at the Little Creek National (LCN) ball fields in Tarrallton. AJ played softball for eight seasons at LCN before becoming an umpire three years ago. “Every single day gets a little bit harder, but we miss her dearly,” said Andre Barr, a close friend. “We’re doing everything we can to show her a sign that we’re still looking.” Jennifer…
  • Fishermen, boaters suffer under Bonner Bridge restrictions

    Jason Marks
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:29 pm
    DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Some major boating restrictions are in effect in the Outer Banks, and they come with big fines for those who don’t comply. It’s a nightmare for local fishermen stuck in nearby marinas. “How can this happen? Instead of out there, I’m here,” said Britton Shackelford, a fisherman for blue fin tuna. That’s the question fishermen and charter boat captains were asking Monday night. They found themselves unable to work after the Coast Guard restricted access under the Bonner Bridge. “For the Coast Guard to basically…
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  • ‘People need to see there is a spark in these kids’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    “I was so excited about the band, and the pretty girls!” said Middlesex student Jacob Dubeau, a normal reaction of a 13-year-old attending his first prom.
  • No tax increase in FY16 county budget

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposed $21,474,013 FY16 county budget on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the boardroom of the Historic Courthouse in Saluda.
  • Museums will work together to promote tourism

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The three museums are the Deltaville Maritime Museum in Deltaville, Middlesex County Museum in Saluda, and the Urbanna Museum and Visitor’s Center at the Scottish Factor Store in Urbanna.
  • Lt. Jim Ellis retires after serving Middlesex residents for 13 years

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    At the age of 53, when many people dream of retirement, Jim Ellis started a totally new career—he became a deputy with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. “One of Jim’s best qualities is his fairness, along with his ability to assess a situation with a cool head and even temperament,” said Major Sampson.
  • Conservation forum cancelled

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Unfortunately, the Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula and the Garden Club of the Northern Neck are cancelling the forum to be held at Christchurch School on Thursday, March 26, due to concerns beyond anyone's ability to alter.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • School and sports news for March 26

    Jimmy Swindler
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The latest from Rapp athletics, plus a Medieval Faire at WCDS, a strong showing by Rapp middle-schoolers at the regional science fair and more in this week's School and Sports News.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
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  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • School and sports news for March 26

    Jimmy Swindler
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The latest from Rapp athletics, plus a Medieval Faire at WCDS, a strong showing by Rapp middle-schoolers at the regional science fair and more in this week's School and Sports News.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
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  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • School and sports news for March 26

    Jimmy Swindler
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The latest from Rapp athletics, plus a Medieval Faire at WCDS, a strong showing by Rapp middle-schoolers at the regional science fair and more in this week's School and Sports News.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (March 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This week's headlines include: Town beautification gets uglier • Planner’s okay Castleton’s year-round events • Scammers hit local victim, are (mostly) foiled • The Rapp for March 26 • Discover Rappahannock’s ‘Mountain Heritage’ on April 11 • Hillsdale clerk charged with lottery tampering • Wild Ideas: Peepers, clackers and the sounds of spring • and more.
  • Editorial: Bad news, good works

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Reports of disagreement and dispiriting behavior by humans around the world — including right here in Rappahannock — are ever harder to avoid. Which is one reason why those doing good works ought to be recognized — emulated, even.
  • Stickers, no. Assessors, yes.

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Two quick reminders from your county government: You don't need a vehicle sticker any more, and assessors will be visiting your property soon.
  • School and sports news for March 26

    Jimmy Swindler
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    The latest from Rapp athletics, plus a Medieval Faire at WCDS, a strong showing by Rapp middle-schoolers at the regional science fair and more in this week's School and Sports News.
  • The Rapp for March 26

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Fourth (Estate) Friday this week, plus a free Kid Pan Alley concert, "Birdman" April 3, a serious egg decorating workshop, fantastical "Elementree Stories" at Middle Street, a MADD startup and more in The Rapp.
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  • Radford University’s President Penny Kyle is retiring in 2016, two years earlier than expected

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Radford University is in the market for a new president. After nearly 10 years at the helm, President Penelope W. Kyle plans to retire on June 30, 2016, two years earlier than expected. Kyle signed a five-year employment extension contract with the university’s board in July 2012, which took effect in July 2013. However, the university announced Monday that the contract had been amended to June 30, 2016. Kyle could not be reached for comment regarding the change in her departure date. The university’s board of visitors approved Kyle’s plan to retire earlier at a meeting on…
  • Organic herb nursery expanding in Rockingham County

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    An organic herb nursery headquartered in Rockingham County plans to grow its sales during the next couple of years.  Shenandoah Growers Inc. said Tuesday it will invest $8.7 million to increase production at its existing facility in Rockingham County and move its headquarters to a new, 78,000-square-foot space within the county. The project is expected to create 15 jobs. The goal is for Shenandoah Growers Inc. to increase sales by an estimated $15 million over the next three years. The company, which sells the Living Organic Herbs brand, will invest $2 million to move its headquarters to…
  • Bioenergy company buys industrial waterfront facility in Chesapeake

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Hampton Roads Integrated Bioenergy Complex has purchased for an undisclosed price a 64-acre industrial waterfront facility located at 5100 Bainbridge Blvd in Chesapeake. The most recent tenant at the site was A& R Logistics. Its equity partner, 5100 Bainbridge Holdings LLC, was the seller.  The site is perhaps best known as former home of the Nova Chemical Plant, a plastics manufacturer, which closed in late 2006. According to Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, the property consists of more than 210,000 square feet of office and industrial buildings along with deep water access and…
  • Manorhouse will start work on $20 million assisted living facility in Henrico this summer

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Gayton Properties and its parent company, Manorhouse Management Inc., plan to break ground this summer on a $20 million, senior living facility in Henrico County. The project, to be built on 10 acres at 13500 North Gayton Road, will include a senior campus with a variety of residential options: 90 units of assisted living and memory care, independent living and age-restricted single family homes. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. The company already has the required rezoning approval from the Henrico County Board of Supervisors. It will be the first project for Henrico County-based…
  • Virginia Beach company providing support, literally, on $200 million Trump hotel project

    psquires@va-business.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    JES Foundation Solutions, the commercial division of JES based in Virginia Beach, will provide and install structural support systems for the Trump International Hotel project on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. The extensive $200 million redevelopment project involves renovations to the historic Old Post Office Pavilion, originally constructed in 1899 and its 109,000-square-foot annex building. JES said it has signed a contract to install helical piles to support new foundations for an interior elevator, the annex building renovations and an exterior canopy.  The company would…
 
 
 
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  • Residents pack meeting to support WVU Tech

    Matt Maccaro
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — Citizens packed a Monday night meeting worried that WVU Tech’s days may be numbered amid West Virginia University’s ongoing purchase of the Mountain State University campus in Beckley. WVU vice president Rob Alsop insisted the plan is to operate duel campuses, but several speakers complained it’s not feasible or fair to open a Beckley WVU Tech campus when the Montgomery campus needs support. Montgomery Mayor James Higgins said that WVU Tech and his town are synonymous. “I’ve been mayor for almost a quarter of a century, and Montgomery…
  • Fire damages Marshall County church building

    Jeff Jenkins
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    BENWOOD, W.Va. — A fire ripped through St. John Catholic Church in Benwood late Monday night. When fire crews from throughout Marshall County arrived on the scene at shortly after 10 p.m. they found the building full of smoke and flames with flames shooting into the sky. There were no injuries in initial reports from the scene.  
  • DEP secretary says new law would have worked on Freedom case

    Jeff Jenkins
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While a new law governing above-ground storage tanks won’t require specific inspections for an estimated 7,000 tanks further away from water sources, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection secretary says it would have prevented the Freedom Industries chemical leak that created a water-contamination emergency last year. “Had (the law) been in place for a number of years, and we would have gone through this process of inspections and certifications for a number of years, these tanks would have never been in service,” Randy Huffman said…
  • Dozens of Special Metals workers without jobs

    Carrie Hodousek
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –  Dozens of workers at Special Metals in Huntington were laid off from their jobs Sunday night. According to sources, union officials were told 73 hourly workers have been impacted. All of the workers were on the overnight shift from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. “The dozens of jobs lost leaves several families in despair. This announcement has taken us all by surprise. We have to double our efforts to restore these jobs, and this community will do all it can to help our neighbors who are affected by the announcement,” said Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, in a public…
  • Bayer shifts from owner to tenant at Kanawha County industrial park

    Jeff Jenkins
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    INSTITUTE, W.Va. — BayerCrop Science announced plans to sell its Kanawha County industrial park to Dow Chemical subsidiary Union Carbide. Bayer, which purchased the park from Aventis CropScience in 2002, aims to remain a tenant at the park instead of operating it. “Without additional production capacity, Bayer CropScience does not have the critical mass needed to make continued ownership of the site economically viable,” said Bayer’s industrial park head Jim Covington. The company’s manufacturing presence at the park has decreased since a 2008 explosion killed two…
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  • Prince William Propane - the Last Winter Blast

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Here's an update from our friends at Hunt Country Propane, providing Loudoun and our southern neighbors in Prince William County propane delivery services.Loudoun and Prince William counties, along with the rest of Northern Virginia, have taken the same freezing cold hit as the rest of the East Coast, and with so many residents relying on propane for both heat and electricity, we thought that some helpful winter tips might guide local homeowners and businesses through these last few weeks of cold weather.1. Monitor your usage. We use more propane in the winter- that's a simple fact of life…
  • Local Fairfax Immigration Attorneys Expand Offices & Services - Now Serving Sterling, Reston, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Loudoun areas

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    With President Obama's recent immigration reforms, immigrants have been flocking to the law offices of local Fairfax Immigration Attorneys, Murray Osorio, PLLC. Formerly "The Law Offices of Brian Murray", the firm has expanded rapidly in the past five years, gaining a reputation for aggressive representation of immigrants in all realms of immigration law. Based right across the street from the Fairfax County General District Court, Murray Osorio PLLC represent those in the communities around Fairfax, Chantilly, Sterling, Herndon, Reston and into Loudoun County who are working for their own…
  • New Loudoun & Fairfax VA SEO, PPC, Web Design Company Headquarters - KME Internet Marketing

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    Fairfax County, VANow that Route 50 between Loudoun and Fairfax County is 6 lanes, resulting in removal of all previous traffic problems, the Rt. 50 Dulles Corridor (i.e. "Gateway to Loudoun") can expand much more quickly, with many new business opportunities.Taking advantage of this fact, KME Internet Marketing, for over a decade Loudoun's most prominent Digital Marketing, SEO, PPC & Technology Firm, has recently expanded - adding a Headquarters location in Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of the Mason Enterprise Center."This new location gives us a lot more flexibility to meet with…
  • Loudoun County Style - New Brand for Loudoun Fashion, Entertainment, Products and Services with Style

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Need help, as a Loudoun small business, in getting started with blogging?Join the "Made in Loudoun - Small Business Blogging Community"!The community of Loudoun Small Business Bloggers, and our stewardship role in it, is a long and storied history....all the way back to the early 2000's - well, basically back to 2005 or so...(Check out this blast from the past - this list of Loudoun bloggers from 2011!)As a small business in Loudoun, you may have already tried your hand at blogging and social media - Facebook's typically the easiest first route (it's really a "micro-blogging" channel) -…
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