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  • Vice President Biden to visit Norfolk International Terminal

    Virginia News
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    WASHINGTON, DC Vice President Biden will travel to Norfolk Wednesday to visit The Port of Virginia's Norfolk International Terminals. The Vice President is expected to deliver remarks on the importance of investing in infrastructure to grow the economy and create jobs.
  • Virginia governor, first lady kick off LDS Day to Serve

    Virginia News
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    Cathy Walker from the office of Virginia Community Service; Laurie Snow Turner, LDS Public Affairs director; and Abby Campbell Hanks, AmeriCorps VISTA member, pose for a picture. A massive service spree began on Sept.
  • In Va. Beach, treed kitten tastes freedom

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH Thanks to a group of good Samaritans - and a Dominion Virginia Power lineman who happened to be in the right place at the right time - one little kitten still has all of its nine lives left. Pembroke Meadows resident Emily Richardson said her mother was driving home from the veterinarian a few weeks ago with one of her cats, when she saw a cat fly out of a moving vehicle. "It took off, darted through traffic, and just climbed up into a tree," Richardson said. A few cars pulled over, she said, and neighbors came out to see if they could help. A boy even climbed the…
  • Three arrested; one sought after attempted armed burglary

    WVEC - News - Local
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
  • VIDEO: 'Every parent's worst nightmare'

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    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
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    Virginia News

  • Virginia governor, first lady kick off LDS Day to Serve

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    Cathy Walker from the office of Virginia Community Service; Laurie Snow Turner, LDS Public Affairs director; and Abby Campbell Hanks, AmeriCorps VISTA member, pose for a picture. A massive service spree began on Sept.
  • Chesterfield students hope to break world record, help stop breast cancer

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    It all started when Sanzio Angeli and Dylan Whitesel were searching through You Tube videos when they stumbled upon a Guinness Book of Records attempt out of Texas. That group successfully launched 3,200 model rockets at one time.
  • Proposed 460 toll route unlikely, official says

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne says the state likely won't get a permit to build a new toll road next to U.S Route 460. The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft environmental impact statement Monday of a proposed toll road pushed aggressively by former Gov. Bob McDonnell and several alternatives.
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.
  • Vice President Biden to visit Norfolk International Terminal

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    WASHINGTON, DC Vice President Biden will travel to Norfolk Wednesday to visit The Port of Virginia's Norfolk International Terminals. The Vice President is expected to deliver remarks on the importance of investing in infrastructure to grow the economy and create jobs.
 
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    The Virginian-Pilot

  • In Va. Beach, treed kitten tastes freedom

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH Thanks to a group of good Samaritans - and a Dominion Virginia Power lineman who happened to be in the right place at the right time - one little kitten still has all of its nine lives left. Pembroke Meadows resident Emily Richardson said her mother was driving home from the veterinarian a few weeks ago with one of her cats, when she saw a cat fly out of a moving vehicle. "It took off, darted through traffic, and just climbed up into a tree," Richardson said. A few cars pulled over, she said, and neighbors came out to see if they could help. A boy even climbed the…
  • It's a misfire to blame gun ranges for the pain of a customer's suicide

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You can understand the anguish in families where a loved one has committed suicide. Sometimes, parents have long grappled with a child suffering from mental illness. Other times, there was little warning their son or daughter was fighting a demon tucked away in the shadows. Depression can do that. Untreated, depression and other forms of mental illness can lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Parents sometimes can't prevent the worst. I considered that while reading the article Sunday by The Pilot's Janie Bryant on suicides at gun ranges in Hampton Roads. Such deaths, thankfully,…
  • Correction from The Virginian-Pilot

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A story ("Commissary price check") on Page 1 of Sunday's Business section gave an incorrect location for Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. The base is in Virginia Beach.
  • It's all about the crust at Sal's Pizzeria by Maurizio

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There are a lot of pizza places in Hampton Roads, several of them called Sal's. The words "by Maurizio" make the one on North Main Street near Wal-Mart distinctive. It's apparently the go-to place for lunch for workers at neighboring businesses. A friend and I stopped by on a recent Monday, shortly after noon. Few of the roomy booths were taken, typical for many restaurants at the beginning of the week, and the reason some are closed then. But the delivery guy was running in and out, and the counter girl was busy too, ringing up tickets, getting takeout orders and chatting…
  • Military's slow moves to change its culture

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An in-your-face training session with sailors about treating each other with respect won't reduce the number of sexual assaults in the military. But last week's "Can I Kiss You?" performance at Norfolk Naval Station, reported by The Pilot's Dianna Cahn on Sunday, likely made the audience think. That's a start toward making sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines - and college students, for that matter - more cognizant of boundaries and more willing to speak up when they see inappropriate behavior. The Pentagon reported in May that alleged sexual assaults in the…
 
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    Alexandria Times

  • Hollywood’s animals get a close-up in new book

    ewagner
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Terri Schlichenmeyer (Photo/New World Library) You love your pooch very much — but she’s no Lassie. If, in fact, you pulled a Timmy and fell into a well, you are sure your dog would probably chase butterflies instead of fetching help. Maybe you just haven’t found what motivates them. In the new book “Animal Stars” by Robin Ganzert and Allen and Linda Anderson, you’ll read about Hollywood critters, trainers and how you can teach old dogs new tricks. When watching modern Hollywood fare, you might think that wild action scenes with animals are somehow computer generated or heavily…
  • Old Town bike lane concept draws criticism

    ewagner
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Bike lanes along Prince and Cameron streets remain a long way off, but the idea already is proving controversial. Old Town resident Townsend Van Fleet blasted the proposal, calling it a fait accompli, during the open mic portion of Saturday’s city council public hearing. He chastised transit officials for moving ahead without what he considered sufficient public input. Officials tentatively raised the idea of adding bike lanes along the busy streets earlier this summer. City transit experts see the project as a way to calm traffic — based on neighbors’…
  • Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

    ewagner
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Jordan Wright (Photo/Igor Dmitry) In Amy Herzog’s “Belleville,” — now playing at Washington’s Studio Theatre — the viewer is afforded a plate glass window through which to view the seemingly idyllic Parisian life chosen by an attractive young American couple. Eager to absorb the culture, Abby and Zack bring their hipster lifestyle to the City of Lights, with Abby asking if it should instead be known as the “City of Life.” However, the city becomes a mirror for the couple that reflects their secrets and insecurities back at them. Zack has taken a job working on children’s…
  • OpEd Cartoon

    acarter
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
  • Under a football field, a reminder 
of Alexandria’s past

    acarter
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    (Photo/City of Alexandria) Mark your calendars — it is only 35 years until the opening of the time capsule at George Washington Middle School. The capsule was installed on September 17, 1949 as part of Alexandria’s bicentennial celebration to mark the settlement of the city, and its burial at the north football goal near the school flagpole was the final event of a year-long commemoration. Although it was placed there two months after the official anniversary, the September date was chosen to accommodate the schedules of invited officials and to coincide with the start of the new football…
 
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Roger Goodell’s NFL: A Field of Screams

    Wayne Besen
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Last week, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell had a disastrous press conference where he said “nothing.” It was full of pandering and platitudes, with little substance. Given his lack of instinct for crisis management – it is difficult to believe he is worth $44.2 million a year. You could pluck a random child out of middle school and he’d probably handle the situation better – for free. USA Today’s Nancy Armour captured what many people were thinking when she wrote: “Roger Goodell would have been better off staying in hiding.” Does the NFL really need teams…
  • Our Man in Arlington

    Charlie Clark
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Big changes in the air at one of Arlington’s higher-brow employers. The public broadcasting notables at WETA as of July became owners of the nationally broadcast PBS NewsHour, transferred from private hands by founders Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer after a 35-year partnership. I recently finagled a tour of WETA’s executive offices and studios in Shirlington Village, to preview changes on the producers’ whiteboard. Arriving on the eve of the seven-day marathon of Ken Burns’ documentary on the Roosevelts, I greeted NewsHour co-anchor Judy Woodruff as she prepared to travel to Iowa to…
  • F.C. Revenue Commissioner Clinton Says City to Lose DMV Select Oct. 31

    Nicholas F. Benton
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Falls Church Commissioner of the Revenue Tom Clinton told the City Council Monday night DMV Select services offered by his office will be shut down October 31. (Photo: News-Press) Tom Clinton, Falls Church’s elected Commissioner of the Revenue, told the Falls Church City Council Monday night he’ll be shutting down the uber-popular DMV Select his office at City Hall has been providing the last half dozen years. Clinton says he is following the lead of the Town of Vienna in a decision that lack of sufficient funding has made the program simply too costly and burdensome for his…
  • Rotary Club District 7610 Governor Speaks to F.C. Rotary Club

    FCNP.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    (Photo: Courtesy of Dr. John Karickhoff) F.C. Rotary Club Past President Dr. Joseph Akkara (Far left), stands with (l to r) assistant district governor Ronnie Chantker, district governor Richard Storey and his wife Carol, past district governor Tin Tin Raschid and past assistant governor Bilal Raschid and the club’s “Light Up Rotary” theme banner at the Rotary Club’s dinner meeting Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Harvest Moon Restaurant. After a board of director’s meeting, Storey spoke to the Rotary Club about membership growth youth service and leadership.
  • ‘Professional Builder’ Magazine Cover Features McLean Company

    FCNP.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    (Courtesy of Professional Builder Magazine) In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Miller and Smith, a McLean-based, award-winning real estate development company, made the September cover of Professional Builder, a national magazine focused on the home-building industry. The company emerged from a class project while David Miller and Gordon Smith were attending Harvard Business School. With $32,000 in cash, Miller and Smith started the business in Smith’s basement in 1964. One of Miller and Smith’s first major projects was developing a community of homes in the Wessynton neighborhood…
 
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    WAVY-TV

  • Barbecue smoker stolen from York County business

    Stephanie Ballesteros
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said a large barbecue smoker was stolen from behind a business sometime over the weekend. According to deputies, the barbecue smoker was stolen from behind a business in the 1200 block of Route17, sometime between Sept. 19 through Sept. 22. The smoker is large and was mounted on a trailer with a tow hitch. It is rust and black in color. If you have any information on who may have stolen this item, or it’s location contact the Sheriff’s Office at 757-890-4999.
  • This week’s Downtown Tunnel closure schedule

    Jane Wertz
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Work on the Downtown Tunnel continues this week. Here’s what you need to know about lane closures. Tuesday night through Thursday, Sept. 23-25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., both westbound lanes to Portsmouth will be closed. The eastbound lanes to Norfolk will be closed over the entire weekend, from 9 p.m. Friday Sept. 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28. There will be single lane closures eastbound Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 24 and 25 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the next morning. VDOT also announced that the eastbound lanes will be closed the entire…
  • Growing healthy bodies and minds

    Tom Schaad (WAVY-TV)
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Some elementary school students In Virginia Beach got a lesson in clean living by getting their hands dirty. Rosemont Elementary School planted an American Heart Association Teaching Garden, sponsored by Farm Fresh, as part of an education initiative to help build healthy bodies and minds. The Plant Day Celebration included planting fall crops, looking at root systems under a microscope and A veggie guessing game to kick off the garden. The Teaching Garden was created using American Heart Association science and nutrition guidelines, coupled with…
  • Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

    CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they’ll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday and comes as the country’s three biggest soda makers face public pressure over the role of sugary drinks in fueling obesity. In many ways, the commitment follows the way customers’ tastes are already changing. People have been moving away from soda on their own for several years because…
  • Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

    The Associated Press
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him. Steve Huckins tells KOIN that he and his wife were concerned Sept. 1 when the officers showed up at their home, but they started laughing when they received the pizza. They’re thanking Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss for going out of their way. The Pizza Hut driver hurt his neck and back in the collision at an intersection. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,…
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  • Pee wee pumpkin picker

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Evelyn Vergara stacks pumpkins and gourds at last Saturday’s Urbanna Farmers’ Market, getting ready to sell the autumn decorations that were grown by her parents, Rebecca and Brandon Vergara, on their farm near Water View. Fall begins on Monday, September 22.
  • Mayor candidates favor keeping town incorporated

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Both candidates for the office of Urbanna Mayor in the upcoming November 4 election addressed the Middlesex Kiwanis Club and about 20 members of the public on September 8. The forum was held at Urbanna United Methodist Church.
  • ‘Spice’ store owners sentenced to 10 years in prison

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    The owners of a Gloucester store that sold synthetic marijuana and synthetic amphetamines were each sentenced recently to 10 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and were ordered to forfeit $425,000 as proceeds of their drug distribution activities.
  • Will water-usage issue affect future development?

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Saluda District supervisor Pete Mansfield questioned the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approach to maintaining the long-term life of the Potomac River Aquifer at the September 2 Middlesex County Board of Supervisors meeting in Saluda.
  • Syd Thrift Athletic Complex: An impressive beginning

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The grand opening/ribbon cutting of the new Syd Thrift Athletic Complex at Middlesex High School (MHS) in Saluda attracted over 1,200 people to the new facility Friday evening. To add to the festivities, the MHS football team won the first game played at the complex, 21-14 over Mathews.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    This week’s headlines include: Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home • Rapp schools fully accredited • The Rapp for Sept. 18 • RCHS’s project-based environment • Coming in the mail, stickerless shock? • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides • and more.
  • Stickerless shock?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this year’s personal property tax bills, county residents will notice an increase meant to compensate for the discontinuance of the flat $20-per-vehicle tax collected in exchange for a county windshield sticker these last 30 years.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The fall season brings a slew of events this weekend, Middle Street hosts a new all-photography exhibit, R.H. Ballard debuts Viviane deKosinski’s “View with a Room,” the Historical Society explores the history of Amissville, the new ping pong club is already a success and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways

    Walter Nicklin
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    As this newspaper was going to press came word of a new government census: Exactly how many stink bugs are there? That’s kind of like asking how hot the sun is. As a harbinger of autumn, we now have stink bugs instead of apples.
  • Photo: The Leo lineup

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Members of the 2014-15 Rappahannock County High School Leo Club, sponsored annually by the county’s Lions Club.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    This week’s headlines include: Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home • Rapp schools fully accredited • The Rapp for Sept. 18 • RCHS’s project-based environment • Coming in the mail, stickerless shock? • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides • and more.
  • Stickerless shock?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this year’s personal property tax bills, county residents will notice an increase meant to compensate for the discontinuance of the flat $20-per-vehicle tax collected in exchange for a county windshield sticker these last 30 years.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The fall season brings a slew of events this weekend, Middle Street hosts a new all-photography exhibit, R.H. Ballard debuts Viviane deKosinski’s “View with a Room,” the Historical Society explores the history of Amissville, the new ping pong club is already a success and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways

    Walter Nicklin
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    As this newspaper was going to press came word of a new government census: Exactly how many stink bugs are there? That’s kind of like asking how hot the sun is. As a harbinger of autumn, we now have stink bugs instead of apples.
  • Photo: The Leo lineup

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Members of the 2014-15 Rappahannock County High School Leo Club, sponsored annually by the county’s Lions Club.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    This week’s headlines include: Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home • Rapp schools fully accredited • The Rapp for Sept. 18 • RCHS’s project-based environment • Coming in the mail, stickerless shock? • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides • and more.
  • Stickerless shock?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this year’s personal property tax bills, county residents will notice an increase meant to compensate for the discontinuance of the flat $20-per-vehicle tax collected in exchange for a county windshield sticker these last 30 years.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The fall season brings a slew of events this weekend, Middle Street hosts a new all-photography exhibit, R.H. Ballard debuts Viviane deKosinski’s “View with a Room,” the Historical Society explores the history of Amissville, the new ping pong club is already a success and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways

    Walter Nicklin
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    As this newspaper was going to press came word of a new government census: Exactly how many stink bugs are there? That’s kind of like asking how hot the sun is. As a harbinger of autumn, we now have stink bugs instead of apples.
  • Photo: The Leo lineup

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Members of the 2014-15 Rappahannock County High School Leo Club, sponsored annually by the county’s Lions Club.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (Sept. 18)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    This week’s headlines include: Town weighs ‘balance,’ approves tourist home • Rapp schools fully accredited • The Rapp for Sept. 18 • RCHS’s project-based environment • Coming in the mail, stickerless shock? • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways • Wild Ideas: Sorting out the sumacs as summer subsides • and more.
  • Stickerless shock?

    Roger Piantadosi
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this year’s personal property tax bills, county residents will notice an increase meant to compensate for the discontinuance of the flat $20-per-vehicle tax collected in exchange for a county windshield sticker these last 30 years.
  • The Rapp for Sept. 18

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The fall season brings a slew of events this weekend, Middle Street hosts a new all-photography exhibit, R.H. Ballard debuts Viviane deKosinski’s “View with a Room,” the Historical Society explores the history of Amissville, the new ping pong club is already a success and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Autumn’s changing ways

    Walter Nicklin
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    As this newspaper was going to press came word of a new government census: Exactly how many stink bugs are there? That’s kind of like asking how hot the sun is. As a harbinger of autumn, we now have stink bugs instead of apples.
  • Photo: The Leo lineup

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Members of the 2014-15 Rappahannock County High School Leo Club, sponsored annually by the county’s Lions Club.
 
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  • Behavioral Health breaks ground on new wellness center Friday

    psquires@va-business.com
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
      Lynchburg-based Horizon Behavioral Health will break ground Friday, Sept. 26, on the newest wellness center in Central Virginia. Local business and government officials are expected to join company leaders at 11 a.m. for a ceremony on the corner of Brockman Park Drive and West Commerce Street in the town of Amherst. The Amherst Wellness Center will provide greater access to behavioral health care for both children and adults. The new facility will be the largest behavioral healthcare facility in Amherst. THe company said it will rent the space from the project's builder, Gentry…
  • Alexandria, Herndon named to Forbes ‘Most Computer Science Jobs’ list

    psquires@va-business.com
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    According to a recent article by Forbes.com, Washington, D.C. has the most computer science jobs in the United States, but nearby cities in Virginia weren't far behind. Alexandria and Herndon also made it on the top 10 list, ranking No.6 and No.8, respectively. Alexandria had 2,000 computer science job listings, while Herndon had 1,700. To compile the list, Forbes got a helping hand from Indeed.com, a job aggregation website.  Indeed gathered cities with the most job postings for computer scientists. To avoid duplicates, Indeed only factored jobs listed by employers and ignored…
  • New study says ocean drilling would reap huge economic benefits

    psquires@va-business.com
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    The nonpartisan Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy says a new study on drilling for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast would reap huge economic benefits in Virginia. “The economic benefits … far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts, “ Michael W. Thompson, the institute’s chairman and president said in a statement. Assuming that medium to high estimates for gas and oil production can be achieved, in 20 years Virginia could see between 16,500 and 32,100 jobs created, the report says. Drilling also would produce between $270 million and…
  • Cassidy Turley to be acquired by an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings

    psquires@va-business.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
      Cassidy Turley, one of the largest real estate brokerages in the Washington, D.C., region, announced a deal Monday that would make it a global powerhouse. The company said it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings to sell 100 percent of the equity interests of Cassidy Turley.  A consortium of private equity firm TPG, PAG Asia Capital and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan already has agreed to acquire DTZ. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is dependent on Cassidy Turley’s combination with the operations of…
  • Four Virginia companies named best for working mothers

    psquires@va-business.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Four Virginia companies have been named to Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list. The Virginia-based companies recognized for their policies include Freddie Mac, Capital One Financial Corp., Booz Allen Hamilton and Bon Secours Virginia Health System. Freddie Mac, a mortgage finance company headquartered in McLean, was recognized for its leadership and mentoring programs, educational coverage, child-care options and on-site wellness center. In 2013, 84 percent of female employees were allowed to telecommute at some point with the use of company technology that forwards office…
 
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    University of Richmond Collegian

  • Course materials uploaded to website, potential honor code violation

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    University of Richmond course materials and content have been uploaded to an Internet site known as Course Hero, which could potentially place the students responsible under violation of the honor code. “Uploading answers to a test, or scanning the test itself, that’s very clearly a violation of the honor code,” Fred Stillman, chair of Richmond College Honor Council, said. “If it’s uploading of something else, such as class notes, I do not encourage it because it’s risky, but unless the teacher has specifically stated on their syllabus that students are not allowed to share class…
  • Student governments hold open forum on presidential search

    jesse siebentritt
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Richmond College Student Government Association and the Westhampton College Government Association hosted an event for University of Richmond students to provide input on the search for President Edward Ayers’ successor. Stephen Portch, adviser to the board of trustees and the presidential search committee, led an open forum-style conversation 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Gottwald Science Center auditorium. The crowd of around 60 attendees included students, members of the board of trustees and members of the presidential search committee. In the discussion, Portch asked participants…
  • Rapid Recap: No. 20 Richmond 55 – Morehead State 10

    Jeremy Day
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Final Score: No. 20 Richmond 55 – Morehead State 10 What Happened:  The Richmond Spiders dominated in just about every facet of the game Saturday night beating Morehead State 55 to 10. The offense generated over 640 yards, while the defense allowed under half as much. Quarterback Michael Strauss threw three touchdowns in the first half to put the game out of reach early, and gave head coach Danny Rocco plenty of time to evaluate some of his team’s depth. Spider Positives:  Michael Strauss showed why he’s on the watch list for the Walter Payton Award. The Spiders’ quarterback…
  • Club teams hold recruiting events

    Rhiannon Bell
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    What do you get when you cross a boat, two horses and the new Taylor Swift song? You get the unusual sight by Westhampton Lake yesterday, where a few of University of Richmond’s club teams promoted their sports in an event planned by Seth Thomas, assistant director of sports. Two horses, Sam and Murphy, were brought to campus by the equestrian team to catch the interest of students walking across campus. The ice hockey team played Taylor Swift tunes to attract new recruits. The crew team took a dip in the lake to showcase their skills. “It was definitely a shock for people to see horses…
  • Live Blog: Richmond vs. Morehead State

    Jeremy Day
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Pregrame: Welcome everyone to another season of Spider football. We’re about 19 minutes away from kickoff here at Robins Stadium for the season opener against the Morehead State Eagles. I’m Jeremy Day, the sports editor for the semester at the Collegian, and I’ll be keeping you guys updated on all the action today. 3 minutes to kickoff: The captains for both teams are out at 50 yard line for the coin toss. Morehead State has won and they will receive. 1st Quarter, 15:00: Peter Yoder boots the opening kickoff into the endzone where preseason all american Brandon Bornhauser…
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  • Fate of Prosecutor Plants now in hands of 3-judge panel

    Jennifer Smith
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It’s now up to a three-judge panel to decide if Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants should be removed from office. Testimony wrapped up at the Kanawha County Courthouse early Tuesday afternoon. The Kanawha County Commission wants to see Plants gone. Its attorney called about a dozen witnesses over a day and a half. Its last witness was Lew Brewer, an expert on legal ethics and former executive director of the state Ethics Commission. He testified that Plants violated several rules of conduct including: conflict of interest, interfering in attorney-client…
  • Alleged murderer going back to Ohio

    Jeff Jenkins
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Ohio man waived extradition Tuesday during a brief hearing in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Ernest Roach will now return there to face murder charges.  WVRJA Ernest Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, was charged earlier this month in the death of Ericka Brown. Roach, 36, of Racine, Ohio, allegedly killed Kanawha County teenager Ericka Brown last month and then left the 16-year-old’s body along the Ohio River in a plastic tarp with a block tied to it. It was located near Portland, Ohio, Aug. 30. Roach told police he met Brown online after she had placed a…
  • Parkersburg murder suspect captured in Mexico City

    Chris Lawrence
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. –A Pleasants County man wanted for the August killing of a one-year old girl in Parkersburg was located and arrested in Mexico City. Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said they had been searching daily for Curtis Dean Richards II, 30, of St. Marys, but didn’t start to get any strong leads on his whereabouts until offering a reward last week. “We felt that was going to be a key piece into figuring his location out,” said Martin. “As it turned out it did play into giving somebody the incentive to provide additional information and agreeing to…
  • Man arrested for allegedly threatening trash crew

    Chris Lawrence
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    DUNBAR, W.Va. — Dunbar police were called the scene of an incident Tuesday morning when city trash collectors were confronted by a man in the 900 block of Park Drive. Dunbar Police Chief Jess Bailes said Clarence Murry was arrested on charges of making terroristic threats and threatening government employees. Police say Murry accused the trash collectors of providing information to police in an ongoing drug investigation in which he is a suspect. The sanitation workers told police Murry threatened to shoot them and the police if he found out they had provided information to…
  • Convenience store robbed in Logan County

    MetroNews Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    MAN, W.Va. — Police in Logan County are looking for the man who robbed a convenience store near the community of Man Tuesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies said the man had a gun when he entered the Speedway store at Huff Creek at around 3 a.m. He had his back turned to the counter until a clerk came out from a back room. The suspect wore a hooded sweatshirt and had his face covered. He got away with some cash. The Logan County Sheriff’s Department can be contacted at 304-792-8590.
 
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