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  • Can West Virginia finish strong enough for a top-25 recruiting class? - West Virginia MetroNews

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    26 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    West Virginia MetroNewsCan West Virginia finish strong enough for a top-25 recruiting class?West Virginia MetroNewsWest Virginia's most decorated class was the 2013 haul that Rivals ranked 25th, and the 2015 group that currently sits at No. 28 could challenge that benchmark. With 21 commitments, the Mountaineers hope to add at least three players and would make and more »
  • PBS series on Civil War to film in central Virginia locales

    Virginia News
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced the filming locales for the six-episode series to premiere in the winter of 2016. One of the executive producers is Ridley Scott, who has a string of Hollywood blockbusters to his credit.
  • Patricia Godbolt White, one of Norfolk 17, dies

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    26 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    NORFOLK Patricia Godbolt White, one of the first black students to integrate Norfolk’s public schools, died Friday. White, 72, was one of the Norfolk 17, the black students who integrated all-white city schools starting in 1959. After the landmark 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that outlawed school segregation, Virginia was slow to embrace integration. The state adopted Massive Resistance laws, and closed several Norfolk schools rather than desegregate. Courts eventually reopened them. About 150 black students applied to attend the schools. They took tests and faced harsh…
  • Virginia governor admitted to hospital after fall from horse in Africa

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    19 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
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  • ‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

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    26 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) Sherlock Holmes portrayer William Gillette (John Henderson) lives with his dowager mother Martha (Patricia Spencer Smith) in his newly acquired mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Conn. He is nursing a gunshot wound he sustained from an unknown assailant while performing at the Palace Theatre on Christmas Eve, and he has invited the cast in his long-running, self-produced play to dine and dish. Gillette describes his portrayal of Holmes as, “A play about a man of reason who stands up for the cause of justice.” All very high-minded stuff.
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  • Can West Virginia finish strong enough for a top-25 recruiting class? - West Virginia MetroNews

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    West Virginia MetroNewsCan West Virginia finish strong enough for a top-25 recruiting class?West Virginia MetroNewsWest Virginia's most decorated class was the 2013 haul that Rivals ranked 25th, and the 2015 group that currently sits at No. 28 could challenge that benchmark. With 21 commitments, the Mountaineers hope to add at least three players and would make and more »
  • Maryland, VCU and Georgetown continue to chase Virginia in Atlantic 11 poll - Washington Post (blog)

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Maryland, VCU and Georgetown continue to chase Virginia in Atlantic 11 pollWashington Post (blog)Virginia pummeled Georgia Tech, 57-28, on Thursday and survived Virginia Tech's upset bid in Blacksburg on Sunday to remain undefeated and the unanimous No. 1 team in the Atlantic 11 men's basketball poll. The Cavaliers face their stiffest test of the ...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to remain free pending appeal - Politico

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    PoliticoFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to remain free pending appealPoliticoFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be able to stay out of prison as his attorneys appeal his corruption convictions, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. McDonnell had been set to report to prison on Feb. 9 to start a two-year and more »
  • Gov. McAuliffe's gun control efforts for Virginia die in Senate committee - Washington Post

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Gov. McAuliffe's gun control efforts for Virginia die in Senate committeeWashington PostA package of gun control measures that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has made a centerpiece of his legislative agenda this year died Monday morning in a state Senate committee. McAuliffe (D) announced in December that he would push for a renewal of the ...Virginia Senate committee defeats gun-control proposalsFredericksburg.comVirginia Senate Committee Stops Governor's Gun Control PlanDaily Callerall 51 news articles »
  • Virginia ex-governor to stay out of prison pending appeal: court - Reuters

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    ReutersVirginia ex-governor to stay out of prison pending appeal: courtReuters(Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell will remain free pending his appeal of conviction on 11 federal corruption charges, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. McDonnell, a Republican, had been scheduled to report to prison on Feb.Court: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell Will Be Free During AppealABC NewsEx-Virginia Governor Wins Bid to Remain Free During AppealBloombergall 88 news articles »
 
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  • PBS series on Civil War to film in central Virginia locales

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced the filming locales for the six-episode series to premiere in the winter of 2016. One of the executive producers is Ridley Scott, who has a string of Hollywood blockbusters to his credit.
  • Virginia Senate to consider marijuana decriminalization

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    State Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, proposed a bill Thursday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Virginia. Currently, the consequence for a first time-offender carrying less than half an ounce of marijuana in Virginia can include a 30-day jail sentence, a $500 fine and a misdemeanor charge.
  • Williamsburg Conference - Early Virginian Desk

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Again, I attended the Colonial Williamsburg Conference Working Wood in the 18th Century. This year's subject was Desks and the conference leadership, Cabinetmakers, and Joiners presented five different 18th C desk styles.
  • John Whitbeck elected as Virginia GOP chairman

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Whitbeck formerly served as the party's 10th Congressional District chairman. He will serve the remainder of Mullins' term as chairman, which runs through the Virginia GOP Convention in the summer of 2016.
  • VDOT warns Virginia drivers of wintry road conditions

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    With snow in the forecast beginning late tonight and continuing into Tuesday morning, VDOT is warning Virginian drivers to be alert and ready when heading out the door. VDOT crews will be mobilized throughout the state by midnight tonight and treat roads as accumulation develops.
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  • Patricia Godbolt White, one of Norfolk 17, dies

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    NORFOLK Patricia Godbolt White, one of the first black students to integrate Norfolk’s public schools, died Friday. White, 72, was one of the Norfolk 17, the black students who integrated all-white city schools starting in 1959. After the landmark 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that outlawed school segregation, Virginia was slow to embrace integration. The state adopted Massive Resistance laws, and closed several Norfolk schools rather than desegregate. Courts eventually reopened them. About 150 black students applied to attend the schools. They took tests and faced harsh…
  • NASA Langley research robot ready to roll

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:11 pm
    HAMPTON The seven-ton, two-story robotic arm unveiled by NASA Langley on Monday looks like it belongs on a Transformer. But ISAAC - which stands for Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites - has nothing to do with sci-fi or alien machines. The $3 million system - one of just three of its kind in the world, and the only one dedicated to research - turns 3-D computer drawings into precisely made, lightweight, super-strong components suited for spacecraft. It spins parts from spools of carbon fiber blended with epoxy - gliding along a track, reaching, retracting, pivoting, hovering…
  • Man charged in '03 death of woman from Chesapeake

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Police have charged a man with murdering a Chesapeake woman found in the trunk of a burning car in the midst of a hurricane in 2003. Shawn Greer was arrested in Lincolnton, N.C., this month by U.S. marshals and charged with murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony in the death of 21-year-old Maria C. Christopher of Chesapeake. Rain from Hurricane Isabel had just started to fall about 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2003, when a man called 911 to report a fire on Jarvis Road. When the car fire was extinguished, police and firefighters found…
  • Tax preparation among free services offered for vets

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    The housing and financial counseling office at The Up Center is offering free services to veterans from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The session will take place at the agency's Ghent office, 222 W. 19th St., in Norfolk. Veterans can receive free tax preparation and benefit info, order military records and connect with local veterans organizations. No appointment is necessary, but the following documents are required: Social Security card or individual taxpayer identification number for each family member, W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2014, all 1099 and other tax forms for 2014, picture…
  • Cheapeake settles suit that alleged police misconduct

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    The city of Chesapeake will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a 70-year-old woman who said two police officers violated her constitutional rights inside her home last March. Attorneys for Ruth Davenport and the city initially declined Monday to comment on the terms of the settlement. Her lawsuit accused an officer of slamming the 5-foot-4-inch, 140-pound woman to the floor of her home. City Attorney Jan Proctor said the settlement is confidential. But after The Pilot contacted several Chesapeake council members, Proctor released the amount. She also indicated in a statement that the…
 
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  • ‘The Game’s Afoot’ is a hilarious whodunit

    ewagner
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matt Liptak) Sherlock Holmes portrayer William Gillette (John Henderson) lives with his dowager mother Martha (Patricia Spencer Smith) in his newly acquired mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Conn. He is nursing a gunshot wound he sustained from an unknown assailant while performing at the Palace Theatre on Christmas Eve, and he has invited the cast in his long-running, self-produced play to dine and dish. Gillette describes his portrayal of Holmes as, “A play about a man of reason who stands up for the cause of justice.” All very high-minded stuff.
  • Titans boys’ win streak at six after West Potomac Victory

    ewagner
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Chris Teale (Photo/Chris Teale) These are exciting times to be in and around the T.C. Williams boys basketball team. Having begun the year 1-4 under new head coach Bryan Hill, the Titans have been on a roll and are now the proud owners of a six-game winning streak, including their latest victory Tuesday over rivals West Potomac High School by a margin of 64-52. That streak also includes the notable scalps of Woodson and Lake Braddock high schools in conference play, the two finalists in the 2014 Virginia 6A North region, and the win over the Wolverines shows that Hill’s work since…
  • City secures $50 million state loan for Potomac Yard Metro

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    23 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) City officials received a boost to their hopes of building a new Metro station in Potomac Yard last week, as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Alexandria would receive a $50 million low-interest loan for the project. The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the loan, to be administered by the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. The loan adds to the number of sources city officials plan to use to pay for the project, which is projected to cost between $200 million and $270 million. The new station would sit along the Blue and Yellow Metrorail lines,…
  • Metro tragedy hits home for Alexandrians

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    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Courtesy photo) Around 3:14 p.m. last Tuesday, their Yellow Line train came to a stop in the tunnel between the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station and the bridge over the Potomac River. The boys, on their way home from school, thought it was just a delay, something Metro riders are accustomed to. Then they noticed smoke outside the train. Something was wrong. “There’s smoke in the tunnel,” the conductor announced. “Remain calm. We’re going to be headed back to the platform in just a second.” “He kept saying that over and over again,” said Joey Peterson, a…
  • Crawley proposes $260.5 million schools budget

    ewagner
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley presented a $260.5 million fiscal 2016 budget to the city school board last week, a 2.5 percent increase from 2015’s $252.8 million approved figure. Crawley said ACPS will be asking the City of Alexandria for an extra $9.2 million — the city is facing its own $16 million budget deficit — over last year’s $191.8 million city contribution to help pay for teachers’ first pay raise in three years. The request is a 4.8 percent increase over last year’s funding request. “I think I have a…
 
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  • Obama: The Lame Duck is Soaring Like an Eagle

    Wayne Besen
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Obama is back. He was supposed to be a lame duck, but instead he is soaring like a majestic eagle – unloading a barrage of bird droppings at the puny Republican Congress below. The president delivered a defiant State of the Union address. He thumbed his nose at Republican lawmakers saying, “I won’t be running again for re-election.” When they appeared giddy he retorted, “That’s because I won the last two.” This punchy line reminds Republicans that Obama is the only politician with a true national mandate. Most GOP representatives in the House serve in protected gerrymandered…
  • 10 Key Points about U.S. and World Oil Supply

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    26 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    By Steve Andrews The ongoing 50+% decline in world oil prices over the last six months grabbed attention back to our energy landscape, especially oil’s role.  It highlights a key point about oil over the last decades, summarized by industry analyst Douglas Westwood: “there is one recurring theme—the lack of preparedness of nations, both producers and consumers alike, for the major changes in the availability and price of energy.” What follows are 10 quick background points about our current and long-term situation with oil supply. 1.  The U.S. was never going to be “oil…
  • Creative Cauldron Announces 2015 Camp Registration

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    26 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    Creative Cauldron announced its 2015 schedule of arts adventure camps last week. Children in grades pre-k – eighth grade are eligible to enroll in the camp, though all campers must be over age 4. The performance arts organization is kicking off its camp schedule by bringing back its Agents of Imagination: the Art and Craft of Spying camp from March 30 – April 3, during Spring Break for Falls Church City public schools. Campers will test their acting skills and learn to create new identities, play out covers using disguise techniques with costumes and make up and learn to communicate by…
  • Critter Corner: Oliver Spock

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    26 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    This is Oliver Spock. He’s one-and-a-half year-old Coton de Tulear. He loves to play with kids and chew socks. He enjoys his walks in the streets of Falls Church and chases squirrels. Also, he has many doggy friends in the city.
  • Va. Department of Transportation Holding I-66 Information Sessions Next Week

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    23 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, will hold information meetings about plans to transform 25 miles of I-66, between Route 15 in Haymarket and I-495 in Fairfax County, an into a mixed-use corridor that will provides congestion relief and new travel choices. The meetings are intended to gain public input and provide information about alternatives being evaluated for I-66, including key interchanges, express lanes, high-frequency bus service with predictable travel times and direct access to new or…
 
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  • Photos: Crews prep for wintry road conditions

    Catherine Rogers
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Local road crews ready themselves for dangerous road conditions as a winter storm rolls through Hampton Roads. View photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/17427/
  • Charges dropped against Nags Head police chief

    Stephanie Harris
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    CURRITICK COUNTY (WAVY) — A Currituck County judge dismissed charges against Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley Monday morning. Brinkley had been accused of assaulting his wife in November. His wife accused him of grabbing her by the neck twice. He then accused her of assault. In court Monday morning, Mrs. Brinkley’s attorney told 10 On Your Side’s Stephanie Harris that the prosecution could not determine who the initial aggressor was, so charges against both of them were dismissed. In a statement to 10 On Your Side the Chief Brinkley said, “I am thankful to…
  • Vandals spray paint cars in Va. Beach

    Joe Fisher
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:34 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Neighbors along Lakecrest Road were left cleaning up a big mess after vandals, armed with spray paint, damaged seven vehicles. “Somebody has nothing else to do but destroy property, of other people’s cars and stuff,” said Mary Ayscue, who moved in 41 years ago. Virginia Beach police told WAVY.com vandals defaced the vehicles between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. They sprayed white paint randomly across the cars. “It was a mess. No message, no religious signs, just doodling,” resident David Thomas said. “I was very…
  • Norfolk unveils new snow routes

    Anita Blanton
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – If snow hits Hampton Roads, Norfolk’s new snow routes are the roads you’ll have to take to get around the city. “We actually looked at our old routes and we did some strategic movement to make sure we’re taking care of primary and secondary routes as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Jeneen White with Norfolk Public Works. “When you take a look at our routes, we wanted to make sure we covered the bridges, the overpasses as well as emergency medical facilities.” Map: Norfolk Snow Removal Routes The various colors on the map might…
  • Storm causes canceled flights in Hampton Roads

    Erin Kelly
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Airlines canceled dozens of flights to and from Norfolk International Airport Monday because of a winter storm across the East Coast. Cancellations included Newark, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Robert Bowen, Deputy Executive Director of the Norfolk Airport Authority, said he received word that several airports planned to close early. “We’re seeing a number of cancellations and delays from Boston on down to Washington, D.C. Based on the forecast that we’re seeing, those cancellations and delays will persist through the…
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  • Dr. King ‘wanted us to move from chaos to community’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    “Then and Now . . . Keeping the Dream Alive” was the theme of the 10th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held Monday, January 19, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Saluda.
  • Cul-de-sacs proposed for closed sections of Stormont Road

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Virginia Department of Transportation Saluda Residency Administrator Sean Trapani reported to the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors on January 6 that VDOT plans to install a cul-de-sac on each side of the dam at Healy’s Mill Pond on Stormont Road, close to Hartfield.
  • Hearings are Monday on Urbanna events

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Three public hearings on upcoming events will be held at the Urbanna Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 26. A public hearing will be held on the 2015 RE Strong Run that will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 7:30-11 a.m.
  • VDOT’s plan is to do ‘minimal’ repairs to portion of Route 708

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    At its meeting on January 6, the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors agreed to encourage VDOT to “stabilize the river bank” along the edge of the 700-feet of road leading to Fairfield Public Landing.
  • Chase ends in arrest of man for attempted murder

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A fugitive who allegedly stabbed two men in Gloucester is behind bars facing two charges of attempted murder for ramming the patrol cars of two Middlesex deputies who were trying to stop him, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.
 
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  • VDOT: Snow will affect central Virginia through Tuesday

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for winter weather forecast for tomorrow and into Tuesday, and advises motorists to consider altering their travel plans accordingly.
  • Senator calls for marijuana decriminalization

    Capital News Service
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    A senator from Northern Virginia is urging the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession, as about 20 other states have done.
  • Senate limits out-of-state access to gun permit records

    Capital News Service
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would prohibit certain out-of-state police agencies from accessing information regarding concealed weapon permits issued by the commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 22)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines: Single-stream recycling starts soon • The county in court • CCLC hires Catlin as new director • Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz Saturday and more in The Rapp • Editorial: Where there’s smoke • For Weinberg, a standing-room-only show • Wild Ideas: Deer are down, but the sky is not falling • and more
  • The Rapp for Jan. 22

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    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz on Saturday, chocolate on Valentine's Day, a Benevolent Fund dinner on Jan. 31 and more in The Rapp.
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  • VDOT: Snow will affect central Virginia through Tuesday

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for winter weather forecast for tomorrow and into Tuesday, and advises motorists to consider altering their travel plans accordingly.
  • Senator calls for marijuana decriminalization

    Capital News Service
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    A senator from Northern Virginia is urging the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession, as about 20 other states have done.
  • Senate limits out-of-state access to gun permit records

    Capital News Service
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would prohibit certain out-of-state police agencies from accessing information regarding concealed weapon permits issued by the commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 22)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines: Single-stream recycling starts soon • The county in court • CCLC hires Catlin as new director • Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz Saturday and more in The Rapp • Editorial: Where there’s smoke • For Weinberg, a standing-room-only show • Wild Ideas: Deer are down, but the sky is not falling • and more
  • The Rapp for Jan. 22

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz on Saturday, chocolate on Valentine's Day, a Benevolent Fund dinner on Jan. 31 and more in The Rapp.
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  • VDOT: Snow will affect central Virginia through Tuesday

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for winter weather forecast for tomorrow and into Tuesday, and advises motorists to consider altering their travel plans accordingly.
  • Senator calls for marijuana decriminalization

    Capital News Service
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    A senator from Northern Virginia is urging the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession, as about 20 other states have done.
  • Senate limits out-of-state access to gun permit records

    Capital News Service
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would prohibit certain out-of-state police agencies from accessing information regarding concealed weapon permits issued by the commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 22)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines: Single-stream recycling starts soon • The county in court • CCLC hires Catlin as new director • Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz Saturday and more in The Rapp • Editorial: Where there’s smoke • For Weinberg, a standing-room-only show • Wild Ideas: Deer are down, but the sky is not falling • and more
  • The Rapp for Jan. 22

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz on Saturday, chocolate on Valentine's Day, a Benevolent Fund dinner on Jan. 31 and more in The Rapp.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • VDOT: Snow will affect central Virginia through Tuesday

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for winter weather forecast for tomorrow and into Tuesday, and advises motorists to consider altering their travel plans accordingly.
  • Senator calls for marijuana decriminalization

    Capital News Service
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    A senator from Northern Virginia is urging the General Assembly to decriminalize marijuana possession, as about 20 other states have done.
  • Senate limits out-of-state access to gun permit records

    Capital News Service
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would prohibit certain out-of-state police agencies from accessing information regarding concealed weapon permits issued by the commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Inside this week’s News (Jan. 22)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's headlines: Single-stream recycling starts soon • The county in court • CCLC hires Catlin as new director • Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz Saturday and more in The Rapp • Editorial: Where there’s smoke • For Weinberg, a standing-room-only show • Wild Ideas: Deer are down, but the sky is not falling • and more
  • The Rapp for Jan. 22

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Fourth (Estate) Friday, jazz on Saturday, chocolate on Valentine's Day, a Benevolent Fund dinner on Jan. 31 and more in The Rapp.
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  • Retail Properties of America acquires properties in Falls Church and Leesburg

    rpowell@va-business.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Retail Properties of America Inc. has acquired Merrifield Town Center in Falls Church and Fort Evans Plaza II in Leesburg for $121.5 million. Merrifield Town Center, acquired for $56.5 million, has 85,000 square feet of street-level retail beneath two high-rise residential buildings. The center sits at the main entrance to the Mosaic District, a 31-acre mixed-used urban-centric project, which includes a hotel and retail, office and residential space. Merrifield Town Center is one mile from the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metrorail station and is surrounded by an upper-income neighborhood, with…
  • Port moves more vessel services to PMT

    rpowell@va-business.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The Port of Virginia announced Monday that it is moving two weekly container services to its Portsmouth Marine Terminal. The move comes as the Port of Virginia continues to try to mitigate congestion as it handles record levels of cargo at its marine terminals, which are facing increased pressure from the large size of vessels calling on the port. The services include: -CMA CGM’s Liberty Bridge service, connecting the U.S. East Coast with Northern Europe, which will start calling at PMT on Wednesday. -The ATL 2 / TA2 service, a new partnership between Mediterranean Shipping Co. and…
  • AT&T to buy Nextel Mexico from Reston-based NII Holdings

    rpowell@va-business.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    AT&T has agreed to buy the Mexican wireless business of Reston-based NII Holdings Inc. for $1.88 billion, less outstanding net debt. Under terms of the agreement, Dallas-based AT&T will acquire all companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico, including wireless properties such as spectrum licenses, network assets and retail stores. Nextel Mexico has about 3 million subscribers. 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. AT&T will combine…
  • MeadWestvaco merging with RockTenn

    rpowell@va-business.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Richmond-based MeadWestvaco Corp. is merging with RockTenn Co. to form a packaging company with an equity value of $16 billion. The combined company, which will have its principal executive offices in Richmond, will have combined net sales of $15.7 billion and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $2.9 billion. The merger is expected to result in $300 million in cost savings over three years. Steven C. Voorhees, chief executive officer of Norcross, Ga.-based RockTenn, will be CEO of the combined company, which has not yet been named.  John A.
  • Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announces lease transactions in Hampton Roads

    rpowell@va-business.com
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has reported a number of recent Hampton Roads lease transactions. The deals total more than 190,000 square feet of space. The following transactions involved 10,000 square feet or more: Panda Express has leased approximately 1 acre in Harbourview Marketcenter on College Drive in Suffolk with plans to open a new restaurant with drive-thru.  Connie Jordan Nielsen handled the lease negotiations.   Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg leased 20,636 square feet in Colony Square Shopping Center at 113 Colony Square in…
 
 
 
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  • Alleged Lewisburg cop shooters indicted in North Carolina

    Jeff Jenkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    GRANVILLE COUNTY, NC — The two men charged in the New Year’s Day wounding of a pair of Lewisburg police officers were indicted Monday on murder charges in North Carolina. Edward Campbell, 54, and Eric Campbell, 21, of Alvin, Texas, allegedly killed Jerome and Dora Faulkner in the couple’s home in Oxford, NC just hours before Eric Campbell was stopped by Lewisburg police on Interstate 64 near Lewisburg. A few minutes after that stop, Edward Campbell shot Lt. Jeromy Dove and patrolman Nicholas Sams. The bodies of the Faulkners were found in the back of the truck Edward…
  • Harrison County bank robber enters guilty plea in court

    MetroNews Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    CLARKSBURG, W. Va. – A Harrison County man arrested after robbing two banks over the summer has entered into a plea deal regarding the first crime. File Photo William Arney Amos As part of the deal, William Arney Amos, 35, of Shinnston, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Harrison County Circuit Court to a felony count of robbery in exchange for having one count of making threats of terrorist acts, conveying false information concerning terrorist acts and committing terrorist hoaxes dropped by the state. Amos admitted to the court he robbed Huntington Bank’s White Oaks branch on…
  • Pennsylvania murder suspect arrested in Taylor County after U.S. Marshal investigation

    MetroNews Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    BOOTHESVILLE, W. Va. – The U.S. Marshals with assistance from the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force have arrested a Pennsylvania murder suspect in Taylor County. Allegheny County Police Roman Elon Jones Roman Elon Jones, 23, of Clairton, Pennsylvania was arrested in a trailer park near Boothesville at around noon on Monday. On January 20, Jones is alleged to have participated in the murder of one individual and attempted to murder two others in Crawford Village, McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Jones and another man are said to have shot 2 individuals just outside of an…
  • Former WVU quarterback Ben Reed reflects on ‘American Sniper’

    Shauna Johnson
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A former West Virginia University quarterback says his role in “American Sniper” as the father of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is leading to more opportunities inside and outside of Hollywood. Ben Reed “I don’t think anybody had the expectations of what has happened,” said Ben Reed, who plays Wayne Kyle, the father to Bradley Cooper’s character in the movie. “It’s a great story about a great soldier and I think it has really hit the audience and everybody takes it to heart. I’m very appreciative and very grateful to be…
  • Man arrested for ramming deputy’s cruiser

    Jeff Jenkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston man wanted for ramming his truck head-on into a Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department cruiser was arrested Monday afternoon. KCSO Brian Edward Spencer was arrested Monday afternoon. Authorities were looking for Brian Edward Spencer, 34, of Falcon Drive, after he walked away from Charleston Area Medical Center Sunday. He was there after suffering injuries in the Sunday morning collision. Deputies said Spencer was in a argument with family members Saturday night. He got into a truck and rammed his brother’s pick-up. His brother, Michael Spencer,…
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  • 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) -…
  • Music Cave Studios Opens for Audio Recording & Rehearsal Rooms, Lessons, Rentals in Sterling, Serving South Riding, Chantilly, Dulles

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Music Cave rehearsal, tracking and recording studios in Sterling VA, near Herndon, Reston, Leesburg and the Dulles corridor in Loudoun/Western Fairfax, has opened their doors to musicians, bands, ensembles, producers and the entire ecosystem of music performance, rehearsal, instruction, recital, digital recording and production professionals, amateurs and students in the Northern Virginia area.Music Cave Rehearsal & Recording StudiosMusic Cave Studios opened at the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling, Virginia - offering a truly professional, state-of-the-art experience for acoustic…
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