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  • The West Virginia Trance

    Virginia News
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    On one hand, many West Virginians view the federal agency as an intrusive job killer for excessively regulating the coal industry in the state.
  • Man will serve no prison time in New Town child neglect case

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    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    JAMES CITY – A county judge on Wednesday handed down a ten-year sentence for a 25-year-old man convicted on two felony counts of child abuse or neglect, but he will spend no time in prison.
  • Virginia Plaintiffs Respond to Defendants' Marriage Appeal

    Virginia News
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Supporters of marriage equality seeking to overturn Virginia's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed appellate briefs April 11 in the case of Bostic v.
  • McAuliffe to replace five on Port Authority board

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Unhappy with operating losses at Virginia's cargo shipping terminals, Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to reshape the Virginia Port Authority by replacing five of 11 appointed members on its Board of Commissioners, including its chairman, before their terms expire. Among their replacements: a former chairman of the authority board who was fired in 2011 when Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell swept in a new slate of commissioners. Board members serve at the pleasure of the governor, and McAuliffe, a Democrat, is expected to announce the turnover he initiated at a news conference this morning in…
  • Sen. Mark Warner: Ukraine 'turned a blind eye' to Target hackers

    WVEC - News - Local
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In an interview with 13News Now on Thursday, Warner said the attack was carried out by Ukrainian cyber-criminals with the knowledge of the previous government.
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  • Virginia Plaintiffs Respond to Defendants' Marriage Appeal

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Supporters of marriage equality seeking to overturn Virginia's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed appellate briefs April 11 in the case of Bostic v.
  • In the Virginia woods, Mark Warner is trailed by Obamacare

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Mark Warner was weaving his way through the crowd on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at the Shad Planking, the annual Virginia fish fry that brings beer-sipping politicos together in the tall pines of southeastern Virginia, when a burly man sporting an NRA sticker approached.
  • D.C., Maryland, Virginia officials teaming up on pedestrian and bicyclist safety

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are launching an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region.
  • Motion Filed In Severance's Fight Against Extradition

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    Chief Public Defender Shayne Welling continues to insist Charles Severance is being held in West Virginia for extradition back to Virginia under a bogus warrant that is illegal and amounts to abuse of police powers and the extradition process.
  • The West Virginia Trance

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:44 pm
    On one hand, many West Virginians view the federal agency as an intrusive job killer for excessively regulating the coal industry in the state.
 
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  • McAuliffe to replace five on Port Authority board

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Unhappy with operating losses at Virginia's cargo shipping terminals, Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to reshape the Virginia Port Authority by replacing five of 11 appointed members on its Board of Commissioners, including its chairman, before their terms expire. Among their replacements: a former chairman of the authority board who was fired in 2011 when Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell swept in a new slate of commissioners. Board members serve at the pleasure of the governor, and McAuliffe, a Democrat, is expected to announce the turnover he initiated at a news conference this morning in…
  • Two from GOP lead Chesapeake council fundraising

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    CHESAPEAKE Two Republican-backed newcomers out-raised and outspent six other City Council candidates, including four incumbents, according to campaign financial statements released Wednesday. Roland Davis, a Chesapeake business owner, led the field by collecting $27,000 between Jan. 1 and March 31, the latest reporting period for the May 6 election, in which five seats are up for grabs. He spent $16,540 during that time. Jason Morris, an attorney with Norfolk Southern and former member of the Planning Commission, was next with $21,968 in contributions and $16,190 in expenditures. The two…
  • High schools | Nansemond River, Hickory prevail in S.C.

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    BASEBALL Hanahan Invitational Nansemond River 3, Beaufort (S.C.) 2 Shane Woods delivered the winning RBI single, scoring Dion Jordan in the top of the seventh inning, and the No. 5 Warriors survived Wednesday in South Carolina. Mike Parmentier (3-1) fanned 13 in pitching a complete game. Hickory 9, Cane Bay (S.C.) 1 Ryan Berglund and Colby Rudis had three hits apiece, Connor Eason (4-1) struck out nine and the No. 4 Hawks pounded out 13 hits while scoring in each inning except the second. Mingo Bay Classic Greenbrier Christian 4, Logan (W.Va.) 2 Adam Williams (4-2) struck out seven, Tyrin…
  • Tunnel traffic is down, but the toll trolls are doing fine

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Some companies have all the luck. Even when they screw up, money keeps rolling in. Such has been the case with Elizabeth River Crossings, the private partner in the much-detested, 58-year contract at the Downtown and Midtown tunnels. Since tolls began on Feb. 1, problems have continued to crop up - from transactions not appearing on drivers' accounts, to occasional overcharges because of the way sensors read vehicles. ERC has a contract with 3M to provide tolling technology, and that firm has come in for some blame, too. Calls to Minnesota-based 3M by The Pilot's Dave Forster…
  • Former Cox High star's success was a triumph of the mind

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH When Virginia Tech's Chris Penny achieved All-American honors at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City last month, the success made all those long hours in the gym worthwhile. But the former Cox High School student said his mental attitude was almost as important as his physical condition in helping him secure a place in the history books. Penny, the 14th-seed, secured a sixth-place finish. "I worked a lot on stripping my mind," he said. "A lot of athletes focus on the physical, but I focused on the mental aspects and training to believe I could…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Braddock Road Metro station selected for overhaul

    ewagner
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Derrick Perkins) City officials recognized Braddock Road Metro station’s potential for redevelopment years ago. It took convincing, but they’ve finally got the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority seeing it their way. The transit hub, just outside of the Parker-Gray neighborhood, emerged as a leading contender for redevelopment earlier this year. Metro’s real estate and development committee named it and three other stations — Forest Glen, Largo Town Center and West Hyattsville — as next in line for a makeover in March. The announcement has City…
  • OpEd Cartoon

    acarter
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
  • Out of the Attc: The road to Alexandria’s commercial success

    acarter
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Despite its short length, Commerce Street, the diagonal thoroughfare connecting King and Duke streets between South Peyton and Fayette streets, has a long and colorful history. The three-block long street is associated with the area known as the city’s first “West End,” so-named for its geography and association with the West family. After being formally established in 1749 as a trading port for agricultural products, Alexandria quickly grew up. By 1793 Alexandria had become the third largest exporter of wheat and grains in the United States. It was the seventh largest port in America…
  • My View: Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake

    acarter
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Denise Dunbar By Denise Dunbar (File Photo) I recently saw a bumper sticker that read, “War is not the answer.” Could five words strung together possibly be more inane? Of course, we all wish there was no such thing as war. Of course, all reasonable alternatives should be pursued before going to war. And, of course, war is sometimes a very necessary evil. Ask Holocaust survivors if war is ever the answer. In the case of World War II, we weren’t wrong in fighting against Adolf Hitler. Our error was waiting until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor before intervening. Our involvement likely…
  • My View: How a prank almost sunk the Port City

    acarter
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    By Daniel Lee (File Photo) Daniel Lee Taking military intervention off the table is a strategic mistake When seven British warships dropped anchor along Alexandria’s waterfront in late August 1814 (yes, the War of 1812 lasted past New Year’s Day 1813), city residents were, perhaps justifiably, apprehensive. Having large groups of young British men in your town did not seem like a recipe for peace and order. The men under the command of Capt. James Gordon, for example, split the difference, maintaining a remarkable level of discipline while absconding with large amounts of flour, tobacco…
 
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  • Local artists share their stories at N.I.T.E. Vision showcase

    Lewis Millholland, news staff writer
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Up-and-coming local artist Jordan Holmes organized the N.I.T.E. Vision - Nervous in the Evening - showcase to emphasize controversial issues through artistic expression on April 15 at the Next Door Ba
  • Gille's Haiku Event

    Aastha Batra, news staff writer
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Poets are throwing down at Gille’s tonight at 9 p.m.
  • Pleasant skies for Big Event

    Hans VanBenschoten, guest weather columnist
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    A cold front will approach the area later today, bringing with it showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this evening.  This front will clear the area by late Friday night, ushering in some much
  • Mellow Mushroom breaks ground

    Dean Seal, news editor
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The rumors of their demise aren’t true, according to Leslie Knapp — Mellow Mushroom construction has officially broken ground.
  • Healing from heartache

    Maura Mazurowski, news staff writer
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Sudden cardiac arrest is abrupt, unexpected and has grown to be the largest cause of natural death for young adults in the U.S. This year, it claimed the life of a Hokie.
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Guest Commentary: Seeking & Celebrating the Humanness in Others

    FCNP.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    By Michael Curtin I have been incredibly lucky over the last nine and a half years to work with so many dedicated, compassionate and passionate individuals that make the magic happen at DC Central Kitchen every day. Because of their hard work, I often stand in rooms accepting awards on their behalf and on behalf of the hundreds of men and women who have faced and overcome hurdles and obstacles that I could never pretend to imagine, dedicated their lives to change, graduated from our training program and have gone on to lives of promise and self-sufficiency. I can honestly say, however, that…
  • Letters to the Editor: Tow Truck Drivers Sit, Wait Near Broaddale Plaza

    FCNP.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Letters to the Editor: April 17 – 23, 2014  Tow Truck Drivers Sit, Wait Near Broaddale Plaza Editor, A few weeks ago, my van was towed from the Broaddale Plaza when I had gone to get my hair done. In addition to getting my hair done, I also needed to pop into the library to get a book. I had planned on getting my haircut before getting the library book, but then I thought that it would be better to get the book first because I might forget to get it once my hair was finished. Low and behold, in the few minutes later when I walked out of the library, my van was gone. The tow truck was…
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

    Penny Gross
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Fairfax County is blessed to be a very safe community, one of the safest of our size in the nation. Our low crime rates are envied by other jurisdictions, but two issues – traffic and parking – raise concerns in some neighborhoods. When motorists insist on travelling too fast for local speed limits, or don’t care where and how they park, neighbors rightly complain, to each other and to their local officials. The easy way, of course, is to slow down, stop at stop signs, park according to the law, and pay attention to your driving. Failing that, the Virginia Department of Transportation…
  • F.C. Council Mulls Using Surplus To Keep Tax Rate Unchanged

    Nicholas F. Benton
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The Falls Church City Council made no decisions Wednesday night, but moved toward a majority consensus on keeping the real estate tax rate at its current $1.305 per $100 of assessed valuation, finding additional funds to avoid increasing the rate by four cents as City Manager Wyatt Shields proposed last month. A number of Council members referred to the unusually high level of citizen responses this budget cycle objecting to the size of the tax and fee bills they will be getting in May. “There is no doubt there is a heightened sensitivity on the part of our citizens because they are…
  • Editorial: The Post’s Pulitzer

    FCNP.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Sincere congratulations to our newspaper rival The Washington Post for the well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for Public Service it was awarded Monday for its role, along with the The Guardian U.S., in disseminating and following up on reports leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden concerning the staggering overreach of U.S. national security surveillance into the private lives of almost every suspicionless American. The Post seems more feisty these days, in general, as evidenced by its editorial in yesterday’s edition entitled, “Lurching to the Right: In Virginia’s 10th District, a Battle…
 
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  • MCA&F Book Signing with Tom Sileo and Tom Manion

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Marine Corps Association Foundation will host Tom Sileo and Tom Manion, co-authors of Brothers Forever: The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a...
  • MCA&F Book Signing with Medal of Honor Recipient D

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Marine Corps Association Foundation will host Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, co-author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the...
  • MCA&F Spring Combat Development Dinner

    9 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Marine Corps Association Foundation, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, will host the Spring 2014 MCAF-MCCDC...
  • MCA&F Ground Awards Dinner

    9 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Marine Corps Association Foundation, in conjunction with HQMC Plans, Policies Operations (PPO) Division will co-host the 11th Annual MCAF...
  • MCA&F C4 Awards Dinner

    6 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Marine Corps Association Foundation, in conjunction with the HQMC C4 Division, will host the 11th Annual MCAF C4 Awards Dinner on Thursday, 17...
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  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    The Associated Press
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia’s previous actions give him concern. Obama says his hope is that Russia will follow through in the next several days on promises made at its meeting Thursday in Geneva with leaders from the United States, the European Union and Ukraine. The meeting was an attempt to find a way to reduce tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Addressing a White House news conference, Obama said the U.S. and its European allies will remain prepared to respond to efforts by Russia to…
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million people. Equally critical: About 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35, Obama said. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier Americans is crucial for the law’s success.
  • Proactive Coping: Strategies for Post-Deployment Happiness

    Nicole Hempeck
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    The USS Harry S. Truman is making it’s return home this week and that means that many families will be reunited for the first time in 9 months. Fathers will be meeting their  babies born while they were serving their country, children will be getting used to a co-parenting household again, and spouses will be reconnecting. {MORE: USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Air Wing 3 Returns} So, how does one do that successfully? By being proactive in your approach as you navigate these first weeks and months as a family unit again. If you assume that all will be just as it was prior to deployment,…
  • Injuries reported in I-264 crash

    Ginger Whitaker
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police say injuries were reported in a crash on Interstate 264 westbound Thursday afternoon. Traffic on WAVY.com Sgt. Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police said the accident happened just east of Lynnhaven Parkway around 2:30 p.m. Troopers do not yet have any details about how many people were injured, or the extent of their injuries. Pictures from the scene of the crash showed a vehicle that had flipped onto its roof. The Virginia Department of Transportation said the three left lanes of I-264 westbound were blocked, with a one-mile backup.
  • Part of Battlefield Blvd. closed for emergency repairs

    Ginger Whitaker
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Part of Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake is closed Thursday afternoon and evening for emergency repairs. According to Elizabeth Vaughn with Chesapeake Public Works, Verizon shut down part of the right-turn lane on Battlefield Boulevard northbound at Campostella Road for an emergency manhole repair. The closure started around 2:30 p.m., and Vaughn said it was expected to remain in place for about four hours. Drivers are advised to be on the lookout for work crews, equipment and possible delays.  
 
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  • Deltaville is ready for Easter

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Utility poles in Deltaville are decorated for the season with pastel colored Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny, who is seen here with the spire of Zoar Baptist Church.
  • Merits of Land Use Taxation questioned

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The Middlesex County Land Use Taxation Ordinance came under fire at the April 10 public hearing on the proposed 2014-15 county budget that calls for a 5-cent real estate tax increase.
  • Flipped at the Twigg Bridge

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A tractor-trailer overturned Monday near the Twigg Bridge over the Piankatank River. The rig was turning off Twiggs Ferry Road (Route 3) into the construction material storage area for Precon Marine, which is overhauling the bridge.
  • A regional approach to attracting tourism

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Individual localities will have a much stronger impact on drawing tourists by working together as a region, said Chris Ingram, Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator for Middlesex County.
  • Public hearing on proposed 5-cent tax increase is tonight

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse in Saluda on a proposed FY15 budget that totals $21,294,176—$14,414,565 of which is for county schools.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (April 17)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines include: Four-cent tax increase proposed • Town's rising visitor revenue . . . submerged? • Technical ed scores higher, board hears • The Rapp for April 17 • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform • Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport • and more.
  • The Rapp for April 17

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    New places open (and old ones return), Thornton Hill holds its point-to-point, Smithsonian Chamber Players return to the Theatre, Pantry Day preparations are underway, UUBridge tries to go green and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform

    Walter Nicklin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week’s newspaper falls equidistant between dread and hope: Tax deadline day this past Tuesday and Easter this coming Sunday. So this week’s words will be devoted to something requiring very little eloquence — namely, complaining about taxes.
  • Photos: Play ball!

    Roger Piantadosi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Al Kellert throws out the first pitch at opening day last Saturday morning of the Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball League.
  • Photo: Careers to-be

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock County High School students recently attended the school’s annual career fair.
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  • Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (April 17)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines include: Four-cent tax increase proposed • Town's rising visitor revenue . . . submerged? • Technical ed scores higher, board hears • The Rapp for April 17 • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform • Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport • and more.
  • The Rapp for April 17

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    New places open (and old ones return), Thornton Hill holds its point-to-point, Smithsonian Chamber Players return to the Theatre, Pantry Day preparations are underway, UUBridge tries to go green and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform

    Walter Nicklin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week’s newspaper falls equidistant between dread and hope: Tax deadline day this past Tuesday and Easter this coming Sunday. So this week’s words will be devoted to something requiring very little eloquence — namely, complaining about taxes.
  • Photos: Play ball!

    Roger Piantadosi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Al Kellert throws out the first pitch at opening day last Saturday morning of the Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball League.
  • Photo: Careers to-be

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock County High School students recently attended the school’s annual career fair.
 
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (April 17)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines include: Four-cent tax increase proposed • Town's rising visitor revenue . . . submerged? • Technical ed scores higher, board hears • The Rapp for April 17 • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform • Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport • and more.
  • The Rapp for April 17

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    New places open (and old ones return), Thornton Hill holds its point-to-point, Smithsonian Chamber Players return to the Theatre, Pantry Day preparations are underway, UUBridge tries to go green and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform

    Walter Nicklin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week’s newspaper falls equidistant between dread and hope: Tax deadline day this past Tuesday and Easter this coming Sunday. So this week’s words will be devoted to something requiring very little eloquence — namely, complaining about taxes.
  • Photos: Play ball!

    Roger Piantadosi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Al Kellert throws out the first pitch at opening day last Saturday morning of the Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball League.
  • Photo: Careers to-be

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock County High School students recently attended the school’s annual career fair.
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  • Inside this week’s Rappahannock News (April 17)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This week's headlines include: Four-cent tax increase proposed • Town's rising visitor revenue . . . submerged? • Technical ed scores higher, board hears • The Rapp for April 17 • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform • Wild Ideas: The spring weather rapport • and more.
  • The Rapp for April 17

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    New places open (and old ones return), Thornton Hill holds its point-to-point, Smithsonian Chamber Players return to the Theatre, Pantry Day preparations are underway, UUBridge tries to go green and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Opportunity for tax reform

    Walter Nicklin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week’s newspaper falls equidistant between dread and hope: Tax deadline day this past Tuesday and Easter this coming Sunday. So this week’s words will be devoted to something requiring very little eloquence — namely, complaining about taxes.
  • Photos: Play ball!

    Roger Piantadosi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Al Kellert throws out the first pitch at opening day last Saturday morning of the Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball League.
  • Photo: Careers to-be

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock County High School students recently attended the school’s annual career fair.
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  • Williamsburg Outlet Mall is sold

    rpowell@va-business.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Vistacor LLC and Armada Hoffler Properties have bought the former Williamsburg Outlet Mall with plans to create  a new shopping center. The proposed Lightfoot Marketplace shopping center on Williamsburg’s Lightfoot Road will replace the 230,000-square-foot , enclosed  mall, which closed last year. The 18.5-acre Lightfoot Marketplace project is scheduled to open by fall 2015. It will include a Harris Teeter supermarket, a Walgreens pharmacy and 53,000 square feet of other shops and restaurants. Vistacor is a Hampton Roads development company. Armada Hoffler Properties is a…
  • National Science Foundation headquarters site is sold

    rpowell@va-business.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    The new site of the National Science Foundation headquarters in Alexandria has been sold to San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate Co. The 2.03-acre development site is in the Hoffman Town Center, a project owned by the Hoffman family. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. The deal was announced by the seller's representative, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a commercial real estate advisory firm. The 704,571-square-foot National Science Foundation (NSF) building will include two interconnected towers, of 19 and 14 stories, respectively, plus 375 parking spaces on three underground…
  • Tenants find new spaces in Blacksburg shopping center

    rpowell@va-business.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Blacksburg APF Partners has announced two changes at its First & Main shopping center in Blacksburg. On A Whim, a giftware and accessories store, has relocated in the shopping center to a larger space between clothiers Talbots and Jos. A Bank. Jennifer Ankrum, the owner of On A Whim, said the larger space will allow her to expand its line of personalized products. The store opened in First & Main in 2008. Collegiate apparel retailer Alumni Hall Stores LLC will take the former On A Whim space plus a vacant  space next to the Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill in the shopping…
  • Details released on expansion of Arlington mall

    rpowell@va-business.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Simon Property Group Inc., an Indianapolis-based retail real estate company, has announced details of its expansion at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington. Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a 50,000-square-foot expansion of the mall along Hayes Street in Arlington. The expansion will include two levels of new shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The project will include a new entrance to the mall, a new office lobby and a new valet parking area. “On the inside of the mall we are planning a number of improvements to enhance our customers' overall…
  • Virginia Partners Bank president and CEO announces retirement

    rpowell@va-business.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Virginia Partners Bank’s president and CEO announced his retirement, effective June 30. Young will be succeeded by Lloyd B. Harrison III who currently serves as the bank’s president and chief operating officer. Young helped establish Virginia Partners Bank in 2007. Before that, he served as president and CEO of The National Bank of Fredericksburg for 13 years.   Virginia Partners Bank has three branches in Fredericksburg and plans to open a fourth full-service branch in La Plata, Md., later this year. Virginia Partners Bank has approximately $240 million in assets, ranking…
 
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  • Jamestown grads launching new mobile music app

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Jamestown High School alumni JT Castner and Taytem Riley are business majors in college. They're now business partners, too, after coming together to develop a mobile app they hope will change the way people listen to music in public spaces such as bars, restaurants and gyms.
  • York Schools launches nationwide superintendent search

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    YORK – School officials in the York County school division have officially launched a national search for a new superintendent in a process they describe as "thorough, transparent and in partnership with all of our stakeholders."
  • Man will serve no prison time in New Town child neglect case

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    JAMES CITY – A county judge on Wednesday handed down a ten-year sentence for a 25-year-old man convicted on two felony counts of child abuse or neglect, but he will spend no time in prison.
  • James City cancels 'De-Winterize It' program

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    JAMES CITY - The "De-Winterize It" program, scheduled for this Saturday, April 19, at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, has been canceled because of a schedule conflict for the instructor, according to a county release.
  • Crude oil tanker trains to Yorktown ignite controversy

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Three derailments, explosions in U.S. and Canada in past six months highlight dangersVirginia environmentalists and activists are worried that an uptick in tanker trains carrying petroleum crude oil to a new storage and shipping hub in Yorktown is a recipe for disaster.
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    University of Richmond Collegian

  • Junior Melissa Diamond presents at the United Nations

    Sheetal Babu
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Junior Melissa Diamond sat among leaders in the autism field at the United Nations on April 2, prepared to speak about the therapy program she started in Jenin, Palestine for children with autism. Diamond said she was honored to be able to share her experiences in Palestine with such an important audience. “I hope that I was able to connect with them in a way that got the message across that politics should not interfere with the provision of autism services,” she said. Her speech at the United Nations covered the basis of what her Jenin project did. She spoke about teaching mothers to…
  • Derrick Gordon takes another step for gay student-athletes

    Jack Nicholson
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Derrick Gordon, a University of Massachusetts starter, became the first openly gay men’s division one basketball player last week – another positive step for gay student-athletes in what hasn’t always been a welcoming environment. “I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering when a Division I player would come out, and finally I just said, ‘Why not me?’” Gordon’s announcement came fewer than two months…
  • Richmond alumnus wins Pulitzer Prize

    victor nichols
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Seven years ago, Chris Hamby was a journalism student at University of Richmond, and on Monday he became a Pulitzer Prize winner for his work reporting on coal miners being denied benefits. Hamby, now 28 years old, calls winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting a shock. “It’s incredibly gratifying to see something that consumed your thoughts and emotions for at least a year be recognized at this level,” he said. Hamby works at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., and his report earned the center’s first Pulitzer Prize. He won the $10,000 award for…
  • Game of Thrones: A Purple Wedding

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    If Monday night’s episode of Game of Thrones could be summarized in one word, I think we’d all agree that that word would be: HA. A big ole’ ha-ha to one of the most obnoxious, despicable and infuriating characters HBO has produced in years. Let’s pop open a bottle of F.U. champagne, toast to the boy that was to TV what Pitbull is to music and call it a night. If you haven’t caught on, we’re talking about the assassination of King Joffrey Baratheon at his own wedding feast. Seven painstakingly slow days after the season premiere of Game of Thrones, viewers gathered around their…
  • Acclaimed American magazines holding event at Richmond

    Brooke harty
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    This Wednesday, April 16, The Atlantic and National Journal’s small town hall series, “A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change,” will be coming to the University of Richmond. The event aims to join students, business leaders and members of the Richmond community to discuss start-ups, service engagement and career prospects for the millennial generation. The event will feature Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and various other local and national leaders and entrepreneurs in a wide range of fields, with expertise in how millennials should be taking advantage of career opportunities in…
 
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  • Jamestown grads launching new mobile music app

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Jamestown High School alumni JT Castner and Taytem Riley are business majors in college. They're now business partners, too, after coming together to develop a mobile app they hope will change the way people listen to music in public spaces such as bars, restaurants and gyms.
  • York Schools launches nationwide superintendent search

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    YORK – School officials in the York County school division have officially launched a national search for a new superintendent in a process they describe as "thorough, transparent and in partnership with all of our stakeholders."
  • Man will serve no prison time in New Town child neglect case

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    JAMES CITY – A county judge on Wednesday handed down a ten-year sentence for a 25-year-old man convicted on two felony counts of child abuse or neglect, but he will spend no time in prison.
  • James City cancels 'De-Winterize It' program

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    JAMES CITY - The "De-Winterize It" program, scheduled for this Saturday, April 19, at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, has been canceled because of a schedule conflict for the instructor, according to a county release.
  • Crude oil tanker trains to Yorktown ignite controversy

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Three derailments, explosions in U.S. and Canada in past six months highlight dangersVirginia environmentalists and activists are worried that an uptick in tanker trains carrying petroleum crude oil to a new storage and shipping hub in Yorktown is a recipe for disaster.
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  • Fairmont police release more information on shooting that injured 11-year-old boy

    MetroNews Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Fairmont Police released more information Thursday in connection with the April 9 shooting of an 11-year-old boy. Police said the shooting, which took place on Fairmont’s West Side, was an unintentional accident. Lt. Steve Shine issued the following statement: “Public justice will not be served by the release of any additional information at this time. Due to the circumstances of this incident, and out of respect for the grieving family, we have intentionally withheld details of this unfortunate accident until our investigation is concluded.” The boy…
  • Murder conviction in Preston County

    MetroNews Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    KINGWOOD, W.Va. — A Preston County man was convicted by a 12-member jury Thursday morning in the 2012 shooting death of his girlfriend. WVRJA Denny Ervin The panel found Denny Ervin, 50, of Masontown, guilty of first-degree murder without mercy and wanton endangerment. Ervin killed Leslie Layman on May 8, 2012, outside of home in Independence. Ervin claimed self-defense. Preston County Prosecutor Mel Snyder said the murder represented the most extreme type of domestic violence. Ervin faces life in prison with no chance for parole at his May 30 sentencing in Kingwood.
  • Harrison County BOE votes against more summer sports practices

    Shauna Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Members of the Harrison County Board of Education are publicly opposing a proposal from the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission to open up more time in the summer for high school sports practices. With the proposal, school principals would have the option of authorizing additional practice times for most other summer weeks with the only exception being the week of July 4.  Currently, such athletic practices are limited to a three week period. “Those that say that it’s not enough time, well, when’s enough enough?” asked…
  • Will Manchin run for governor again?

    MetroNews Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says he’s “leaving all his options open” for 2016.  That is when voters will elect West Virginia’s next governor and, Manchin has said this week, he’s not ruling out a return to the Mountain State for another run. It’s a move that Chris Stirewalt, digital politics editor for Fox News, said may make sense for the Democrat.  “He likes to have things happen. He wants to be the guy who puts the deal together,” Stirewalt said of Manchin on Thursday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”…
  • State ‘not going to sell’ Cass Railroad, but looking at options

    Jennifer Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    CASS, W.Va. — State Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette wants to quell any rumors that Cass Scenic Railroad in Pocahontas County is on the auction block. “We wouldn’t sell the rail under any condition!” There have been posts on Facebook that the railroad portion could be sold while the state would maintain the park. Burdette stressed those are just rumors.   He said his office is in the preliminary stages of considering other options for the future of Cass. “The challenge we have had is that it looses a substantial amount of money every year. It loses in the…
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