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  • Missing Virginia woman located near Greenfield - WISH-TV

    VIRGINIA NEWS - Google News
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    WISH-TVMissing Virginia woman located near GreenfieldWISH-TVGREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — An elderly woman reported missing out of Virginia was located in central Indiana early Monday morning. Dispatchers in Hancock County say around 12:20 a.m., a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Interstate 70 ...Missing Virginia woman,88, found safeWXIXMissing Virginia Woman Sought in Southern OhioWBEX am 1490all 8 news articles »
  • Economic growth slows but Virginia's business climate remains attractive

    Virginia News
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Virginia faced economic headwinds in the past year. Sequestration - across-the-board federal budget cuts - slowed growth in the commonwealth, which has for years been one of the largest recipients of government contracts.
  • Review | Fin Seafood cocktails

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The first of the Valentine's Day devotees seemed oblivious, but at Fin Seafood a palpable tension built in the front of the house. The hostess made a final pass through a dining room retro-fitted for the weekend with two-tops only. A waitress paused at the bar, applied ChapStick, and quipped about cracked lips from smiling from 5 p.m. to midnight. Katie Keane, the early-shift barkeep, polished stemware and checked and re-checked her stock of spirits and champagne splits. Just as servers started posting orders, Robert Gregory appeared behind the bar, jar in hand. "Oh! You've…
  • Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to one year and one day

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    20 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
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  • Editorial: School board raises would send the wrong message

    Alexandria Times
    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    (File photo) We have heard it time and again in recent months. Times are tough for the city’s coffers. Officials have projected a $16 million deficit in the budget for the coming fiscal year, while real estate assessments have grown at a snail’s pace. Couple that with city councilors’ desire to improve police compensation and pay for enrollment increases in Alexandria City Public Schools, and it likely will mean other city agencies will be tightening their belts yet again this year. So to hear elected officials — some members of the Alexandria School Board — say they want to examine…
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  • Missing Virginia woman located near Greenfield - WISH-TV

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    WISH-TVMissing Virginia woman located near GreenfieldWISH-TVGREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — An elderly woman reported missing out of Virginia was located in central Indiana early Monday morning. Dispatchers in Hancock County say around 12:20 a.m., a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Interstate 70 ...Missing Virginia woman,88, found safeWXIXMissing Virginia Woman Sought in Southern OhioWBEX am 1490all 8 news articles »
  • Feinstein: No. 2 Virginia bad for college basketball? Hardly. - Washington Post

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:18 pm
    University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyFeinstein: No. 2 Virginia bad for college basketball? Hardly.Washington PostCHARLOTTESVILLE — When Virginia Tech center Satchel Pierce made two free throws with 7 mintues 32 seconds left Saturday afternoon, things got a little bit quiet inside sold-out John Paul Jones Arena. What had been a comfortable 46-33 Virginia lead ...Malcolm Brogdon's 19 help Virginia clinch at least share of ACC titleESPNVirginia tops Tech on Senior Day, 69-57University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyVirginia-Syracuse PreviewFOXSports.comRoanoke Times…
  • Virginia ethics bill came close to a collapse - Staunton News Leader

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Staunton News LeaderVirginia ethics bill came close to a collapseStaunton News LeaderAnother exception would allow a lobbyist to pay for a legislator to fly to the Capitol from a far-flung corner of Virginia without disclosure. As long as the legislator was traveling to conduct official business, transportation expenses would not be 'No appetite for discrimination': West Virginia lawmakers spike 'legislative Raw StoryVirginia Senate surrenders in war on coalWatchdog.orgGeneral Assembly notebook: Virginia House and Senate make final push toward Roanoke Timesall 139 news…
  • ACC seeding set, No. 8 Louisville loses at Virginia, 75-59 - USA TODAY

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    USA TODAYACC seeding set, No. 8 Louisville loses at Virginia, 75-59USA TODAYCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz brought his eighth-ranked team to Virginia looking for momentum. The Atlantic Coast Conference tournament starts this week, and Walz wanted the third-seeded Cardinals in top form. Instead, they ...Sunday's local college basketball roundup: Virginia women upset No. 8 Daily Pressall 60 news articles »
  • Syracuse basketball vs. Virginia: TV channel information, live stream and ... - Syracuse.com

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Syracuse.comSyracuse basketball vs. Virginia: TV channel information, live stream and Syracuse.comSyracuse's Jerami Grant works in the lane on a Virginia defender in the first half of their game. Dennis Nett | dnett@syracuse.com. Dennis Nett | dnett@syracuse.com · Print · Mike Waters | mwaters@syracuse.com By Mike Waters | mwaters@syracuse.com The ...Syracuse Lacrosse: Previewing VirginiaTroy Nunes is an Absolute MagicianVirginia can clinch ACC title tonight at SyracuseRichmond.comVirginia Lacrosse Preview: SyracuseStreaking The Lawn (blog)Lacrosse…
 
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  • Economic growth slows but Virginia's business climate remains attractive

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Virginia faced economic headwinds in the past year. Sequestration - across-the-board federal budget cuts - slowed growth in the commonwealth, which has for years been one of the largest recipients of government contracts.
  • Central Virginia landed a high-profile craft brewery and a $2 billion paper plant

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Central Virginia has been at the center of some major economic development wins lately, including a much-coveted craft brewery headed for Richmond, a $2 billion paper plant to be built in Chesterfield County and a chemical plant that is being revived in Petersburg. This year, the area is expected to get worldwide exposure when the UCI Road World Championships are held in Richmond Sept.
  • Weather | Temperatures should be warming

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Temperatures across Hampton Roads should be creeping up the first half of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Highs should be in the mid-40s on Sunday and the low 50s on Monday.
  • Virginia governor signs bill permitting medical use of marijuana oil

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    The bill permits the use of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol acid oils by providing an affirmative defense to charges of possession for those suffering from intractable epilepsy, as long as they have first obtained written permission from a doctor to use the oils. The bill does not permit the cultivation of marijuana plants nor the establishment of dispensaries, leaving questions as to how patients may come into possession of the marijuana derivatives.
  • Virginia General Assembly passes new a oegifta laws in response to McDonnell scandal

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Virginia's General Assembly adjourned late Friday night after passing an ethics reform bill that one delegate describes as an attempt to resolve the "Jonnie Williams problem". Williams is the supplement company boss who gave then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell well over $100,000 in gifts, loans and trips, leading to the McDonnells' convictions on corruption charges.
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    The Virginian-Pilot

  • Review | Fin Seafood cocktails

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The first of the Valentine's Day devotees seemed oblivious, but at Fin Seafood a palpable tension built in the front of the house. The hostess made a final pass through a dining room retro-fitted for the weekend with two-tops only. A waitress paused at the bar, applied ChapStick, and quipped about cracked lips from smiling from 5 p.m. to midnight. Katie Keane, the early-shift barkeep, polished stemware and checked and re-checked her stock of spirits and champagne splits. Just as servers started posting orders, Robert Gregory appeared behind the bar, jar in hand. "Oh! You've…
  • Portsmouth's latest political embarrassment

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The dysfunction and turmoil in Portsmouth - a new school superintendent hired through an opaque process, a city manager's abrupt resignation, a city auditor who hasn't completed an official audit in nearly two years - have reinforced a perception of the city that has persisted for years. That's unlikely to change anytime soon. In fact, City Manager John Rowe's abrupt decision last week to retire leaves Portsmouth in the unfortunate position of having to find a new chief administrator for the second time in three years. And the controversy over his departure could…
  • Baseball | Rutgers' ninth inning seals victory over ODU

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Leading 9-8 after eight innings, Rutgers scored four insurance runs in the top of the ninth and went on to defeat Old Dominion 13-9 in college baseball Sunday at the Cal Ripken Complex. The Monarchs took two of three in the series - their first victories of the season. P.J. Higgins had four hits and two RBIs and Nick Lustrino and Jason McMurray each drove in a pair of runs for ODU (2-4), which trailed 7-0 after 3 1/2 innings before rallying. Sophomore Nick Hartman took the loss, allowing four hits and five runs in three innings. - Higgins had three hits and Taylor Ostrich…
  • Virginia Port Authority faces a bottleneck of problems

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    NORFOLK For a port intent on raising its profile, the congestion at the container terminals in Hampton Roads poses a public-relations challenge on top of logistical hurdles. Days after a "Port Productivity Summit" in January - the second such event in nearly three months - a slightly reworked version of a report about the meeting in The Journal of Commerce, a trade publication, began to appear on the Internet. "Virginia port plagued by inefficiency as truck waiting times rise," trumpeted SeaNews/Turkey, a cut-and-paste website of maritime news clips. A day later, the same…
  • Norfolk woman's, Sudanese woman's lives intertwine

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    NORFOLK The two women sitting in the living room couldn't look more different. Katrina Field, 38, is short, her hair red and her skin light. She's a Norfolk native who has never been to Africa. Rabecca Deng is tall, slight and dark, her skin the color of chocolate and her Sudanese accent strong. But sitting in Field's living room, Deng's three young children splayed out comfortably watching television, the women speak of a closeness few but sisters share. "I know her heart," Field says. "I know her well enough to know that she and I came from the same…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Editorial: School board raises would send the wrong message

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    (File photo) We have heard it time and again in recent months. Times are tough for the city’s coffers. Officials have projected a $16 million deficit in the budget for the coming fiscal year, while real estate assessments have grown at a snail’s pace. Couple that with city councilors’ desire to improve police compensation and pay for enrollment increases in Alexandria City Public Schools, and it likely will mean other city agencies will be tightening their belts yet again this year. So to hear elected officials — some members of the Alexandria School Board — say they want to examine…
  • Embattled used car dealer to remain open

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    By Erich Wagner (File photo) In March 2014, city councilors gave the owner of A&B Auto Finance Co. one last chance. He had six months to wrap up operations and find a new site for his used car dealership, or the city would end its operating permits. But at a council hearing last weekend, councilors had changed their tune, approving an additional 18-month extension of the dealership’s permits in light of a new property owner who wants to redevelop the lot. In 2005, Alexandria officials voted to phase out car dealerships in Old Town as part of a vision for a more retail-centric King…
  • Alexandria resident named a finalist for Mars voyage

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Being an Internet nerd sometimes can have its upsides. Sometimes you can win free stuff or trips. But it’s not a T-shirt or a trip to the Caribbean that Alexandrian Sonia Van Meter has won. The 35-year-old political consultant, married with two stepsons, is one step closer to winning a one-way ticket to Mars. Last week, it was announced she was among 100 finalists to make the voyage almost a decade from now. That’s right. Mars. The red planet. Van Meter recalled the casual conversation with her husband before she applied. “Hey baby,…
  • School board proposes raises for members next year

    ewagner
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    By Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) Amidst the small tweaks and adjustments made to Alexandria City Public Schools’ fiscal 2016 operating budget during the school board’s final work session on the issue last week, board members contemplated increasing annual stipends for the board. Board member Kelly Booz floated the idea of a $5,000 increase — from $15,000 to $20,000 per year — for school board members, provided the district’s final budget approved by city council includes raises for all school staff. Chairwoman Karen Graf said members have not received a raise since 2006, and Booz…
  • Fine French dining in the heart of Old Town

    Kristen Essex
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    A special advertising feature of the Alexandria Times Le Refuge is a fine dining country French restaurant, with the perfect feel for a date or special dinner. Yet, once patrons experience the phenomenal cuisine and reasonable prices combined with a wonderful setting, they will keep coming back at any time of year. Some of the most popular winter dishes on the traditional French menu are the cassoulet maison, beef wellington, frogs’ legs, rack of lamb and shad roe season. Regulars maintain that the coq au vin’s tender chicken in a reduction sauce is simply stupendous and the best…
 
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Cannon Gives Presentation on ‘Fair Redistricting’

    FCNP.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:45 pm
    (Photo: News-Press) BRIAN CANNON, executive director of One Virginia 2021, an organization dedicated to “fair redistricting” of Congressional and state legislative boundaries in Virginia, spoke at a forum hosted by the Falls Church chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) at the Falls Church Community Center last Sunday. He used the projected image of Gollum from “The Lord of the Rings” to illustrate why elected legislators are unwilling to allow their districts to be redrawn. Cannon’s group, and the LWV favor an impartial process for redrawing the lines after every U.S.
  • Cox Va. Names Falk Interim Market Vice President

    FCNP.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Cox Communications Virginia) Cox Communications announced yesterday that McLean native Kathleen Falk, who was previously serving as Cox Communications Virginia vice president of Public and Government Affairs, is expanding her role to also serve as the company’s interim market vice president for it’s Northern Virginia operations. The company’s Northern Virginia operations includes Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Vienna, Herndon, Clifton, Fredericksburg, and Stafford and Spotsylvania counties. Falk joined Cox Communications in 2002 as vice…
  • Local Author Signing Books at Tysons-Pimmit Library

    FCNP.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Local author Alan Rems will be signing and selling copies of his new book South Pacific Cauldron: World War II’s Great Forgotten Battlegrounds at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church next Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Rems’ book is a narrative history of the land, sea and air operations in the oceanic theater of World War II. Rems’ book also tells the tale of the little-known final Australian campaigns that continued until the Japanese surrender. For more information about the event, call 703-790-8088. The post Local Author Signing Books…
  • Two Men Arrested, Linked to String of Mason District Vehicle Thefts

    FCNP.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Two men, Christopher Hemmelgrain, 31 and Michael Puckett, 25, both of no fixed addressed, were arrested and charged with larceny on Wednesday morning by the Fairfax County Police Department, who, linked them to at least ten vehicle larceny cases in the area, according to a press release from the department. Officers responded to a call for service from a man who saw people rummaging through his van on the 7600 block of Camp Alger Avenue at around 2:54 a.m. Officers approached the men, questioned them and linked them to the theft of numerous items including a laptop, loose change, knives,…
  • Local Resident Makes Sculptures Out of Snow

    FCNP.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    (Photo: Courtesy of Naz Sharif) Walter Crain, 50, stands next to a snow sculptures he made after the area’s weekend snowstorm. Crain, who lives across from Beechtree Elementary School on Beechtree Lane in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, makes sculptures like the one in the photo above every time there’s a decent snowstorm, according to his neighbor Naz Sharif. The post Local Resident Makes Sculptures Out of Snow appeared first on Falls Church News-Press Online.
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  • Gates County’s Kaila Ballard honored

    Brian Parsons
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    GATES COUNTY, NC (WAVY) – We’ve had a lot of high school basketball players reach career milestones, particularly in North Carolina. Kaila Ballard, a junior for the Gates County girls team, was recently honored after scoring her 1,500th career point. Ballard averages 27 points per game, and her Gates County team takes on Perquimans in a playoff game Monday night at 6:00 p.m. at Gates County High School.
  • Family of five displaced by fire

    Jake Ellis
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A family of five was displaced by a fire Sunday night. Suffolk Fire and Rescue was dispatched at 7:39 p.m. to the 3500 block of Matoaka Road for the fire. Once on scene, firefighters saw a single story home with flames showing. The occupants of the home were alerted by a smoke alarm and were able to leave the home before firefighters arrived. The fire started in the laundry room and extended into the attic of an attached garage. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the rest of the home. Crews had the fire under control by 8:30 p.m. and nobody…
  • Jimmie Johnson pulls away for Atlanta win

    Paul Newberry (AP)
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he’s one of the drivers to beat — boy, does that sound familiar — Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps remaining to win Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The six-time champion picked off drivers left and right after starting near the back in the second race of the year, having failed to get in a qualifying run because of inspection…
  • 60-year-old woman killed in NN hit-and-run crash

    Dominic Ross
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News Police are looking for someone who struck and killed a 60-year-old Hampton woman with their car early Sunday morning. According to a press release from Newport News Police, around 1:15 a.m. Sandra E. Balance was walking in the road in the 9700 block of Jefferson Avenue when she was hit by a car, which continued heading north on Jefferson Ave. Medics pronounced Balance deceased at the scene. Police say the car that hit Balance is possibly a gold Chevrolet Malibu that most likely has front end damage and is missing a windshield wiper. Police are…
  • Photos: McDonald Garden Show

    Jane Wertz
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    Step into spring February 28- March 1, 2015 at McDonald Garden Center’s Outdoor Show presented by WAVY-TV 10 and The Hampton Roads Show. See the photos: http://interactives.wavy.com/photomojo/gallery/18072/1/mcdonald-garden-center-outdoor-show/autographs/
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  • Gun school proposal withdrawn; hearing cancelled

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Zoning Administrator Wally Horton reported that he had received a letter from attorney Vernon Geddy that Ricky Abbott of Jamaica and Off Road Training Inc. will no longer pursue an outdoor shooting range in the Jamaica area of Middlesex County.
  • Resident wild turkey ‘struts’ in Deltaville

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    What in the world is it? A lawn ornament? A feathered “garden gnome”? A family pet? No, it’s “Timberneck Tom,” the wild tom turkey of Deltaville strutting his stuff on the local streets.
  • County faces $1.5 million 3-year ‘balloon payment’

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Middlesex County faced some hard financial decisions in 1999 when the school board and county board of supervisors agreed to build the new Middlesex Elementary School and refurbish portions of Middlesex High School.
  • With burst pipes, town water usage skyrockets

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Single digit temperatures took a toll last week, bursting water pipes at eight properties in Urbanna, reported Urbanna Town Administrator Holly Gailey at council’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 23.
  • Hodges’ Potomac Aquifer bill approved by House of Delegates

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    VIDEO: District 98 State Delegate Keith Hodges of Urbanna spearheaded a bill (HB-1924) that addresses the depletion of Virginia’s water supply through the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond on February 6.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Governor praises budget’s passage

    Capital News Service
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising the Republican-controlled General Assembly for passing state budget amendments that will increase funding for education and provide pay raises for teachers, state troopers and other government employees.
  • Inside this week’s News (Feb. 26)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's headlines: Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw • Up in the Hollow: 'They Paved Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot' • The Rapp for Feb. 26 • Wild Ideas: eBird and the Great Backyard Bird Count • and more
  • Transparency, legality of town ‘beautification’ questioned

    Roger Piantadosi
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Several critics of the town of Washington say the town’s council broke at least one state law in the summer of 2013 when it voted to contribute $20,000 to a effort by the Inn at Little Washington to improve the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot.
  • Editorial: Hoping for a spring thaw

    Walter Nicklin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    A critical look at the Rappahannock News' coverage (or lack thereof) of the so-called "Inn crowd conspiracy," and a possible step toward a spring thaw.
  • Up in the Hollow: ‘They Destroyed Paradise, Put Up a Parking Lot’

    Ben Jones
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Let's review: The Inn got a free street and a nicer parking lot for the church, a lot the Inn uses. The church asked for and got $20,000 from the town for their parking lot, and the town apparently broke the law in the process.
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  • Lumber Liquidators responds to 60 Minutes report questioning levels of carcinogen in its product

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Toano-based Lumber Liquidators is defending itself against a 60 Minutes report that aired Sunday that found that the company’s Chinese-made laminate flooring has toxic amounts of formaldehyde - a-known human carcinogen – that may not meet health and safety standards. “We comply with applicable regulations regarding our products, including California standards for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products – the most stringent rules in the country -- and take our commitment to safety even further by employing compliance personnel around the world and utilizing…
  • Betting big on local TV

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Back in the early 1990s when Dennis Wharton was a reporter for Variety covering cable and broadcast television legislation on Capitol Hill, some Federal Communications Commission officials and analysts were predicting that cable TV would soon ring the death knell for local network affiliate stations. “And here we are 31 years later with a robust and healthy local TV business,” says Wharton, now executive vice president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Broadcasters, the trade industry association for U.S. television and radio broadcasters. “The demise of…
  • The Big Book 2015

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Virginia faced economic headwinds in the past year. Sequestration — across-the-board federal budget cuts — slowed growth in the commonwealth, which has for years been one of the largest recipients of government contracts.  The change was especially felt in Virginia’s defense industry that is largely concentrated in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. The commonwealth’s slowing economy contributed to it being toppled from its perch as the top state for business in an annual ranking by Forbes.com. The commonwealth fell to No. 4 last year, behind Utah, North Dakota…
  • Adventure on and off the job

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Diane Leopold says she landed her first job in the energy industry as a power plant engineer “because of my willingness to climb the stacks.” A petite woman who barely tops five feet, Leopold had no problem scrambling up 500-foot-tall smokestacks during plant inspections.   Heights apparently didn’t bother Leopold, an avid skydiver at the time. Much scarier to her was crawling into tunnels to check water intake into a power station. Leopold got her start 25 years ago as the first female power plant engineer at Potomac Electric Power Co. (PEPCO), just outside…
  • No colonial ivory tower

    vgarabelli@virginiabusiness.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Williamsburg did not exist in 1693 when England’s King William III and Queen Mary II chartered a “perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences” in the Virginia colony. More than 320 years later, the city and the College of William & Mary enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship. The nation’s second-oldest college (Harvard was founded in 1636), William & Mary is known as one of the nation’s “public ivy” universities, offering a private-college education at a public-school price. Its historic main campus…
 
 
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  • Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

    BY LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    MOSCOW — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said “I am not afraid,” tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

    BY BRADLEY KLAPPER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address Tuesday, yet insisted the Obama administration’
  • Herbicides affecting monarch population

    BY HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more
  • Netanyahu, Obama on collision course over Iran

    BY JULIE PACE AND MATTHEW LEE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both
  • CATCHY IDEA >> Heading south

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Asnowman tries to hitch a ride to a warmer climate on Kings Highway in Westmoreland County. After three snowfalls in the area in the past two weeks, who can blame the would-be traveler. Maybe the snow
 
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  • Senator says Virginia border could be gold mine for state

    Jeff Jenkins
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An eastern panhandle state senator says it’s time for the state to fix its gambling model. Senator Herb Snyder (D-Jefferson) recently told fellow senators the state continues to lose ground to other states. “The lottery model in the state of West Virginia, particularly the racino lottery, the machines and so forth, the model is broken and we haven’t really talked about fixing it,” Snyder said. His proposal is to take advantage of the long border with Virginia to build gambling venues along the border to attract Virginia residents where there…
  • Too early for DOH to do much pothole repair work

    Chris Lawrence
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Without fail after a major winter storm, the next evolution will be a rough ride on West Virginia highways. “Tis the season for potholes,” said Department of Transportation Spokesman Brent Walker. “We know they’re out there.  Our folks drive in them as well and yeah, they need to be fixed.” The constant freeze/thaw cycle over the course of the last three weeks also with the salt and scraping dished out by snowplows takes its toll on the pavement of highways.  The agency has crews assigned to pothole duty during the winter months to…
  • Trinkets bill finally passes legislature

    Jeff Jenkins
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill that would prevent elected officials from using taxpayer money to promote themselves is heading to the governor’s desk after final approval from state lawmakers back on Friday. The state Senate approved the “Trinkets Bill” (HB 2457) following earlier support in the House of Delegates. Delegate Kelli Sobonya (R-Cabell) finally saw the bill pass after introducing it year after year. “When I was first elected 13 years ago I was driving into the capitol and I saw a big billboard by one of our statewide officeholders and it said,…
  • Marshall presidential search steps up this week

    MetroNews Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Meetings are scheduled this week on the Marshall University campus in Huntington with the firm hired to help in the search for a new president. Representatives of AGB Search have meetings scheduled with different campus groups Monday-Wednesday including an open forum with the Marshall University faculty beginning at 1:15 Tuesday afternoon. The Marshall Board of Governors is serving as the search committee. It has previously said it hopes to have a new president chosen by later this year. Former Marshall President Stephen Kopp suffered a heart attack and died last…
  • Jenkins looks toward rail safety improvements

    Chris Lawrence
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Evan Jenkins says rules aimed at improving the hauling of Bakkan crude on the railroad need to be tightened. He says new rules that would do that have stalled over the last four to five years. “They have been working their way through various government agencies,” said Jenkins. “We’re sitting here in 2015, over four years and counting, and rail car standards have not been promulgated and finalized.” In the wake of the Feb. 16 Mount Carbon derailment and explosion, Jenkins is lighting a fire of his own in Washington to get the…
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