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  • Study: Young troops report more sex woes than civilians

    WVEC - News - Local
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    In a study published recently in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 33 percent of 367 active-duty men surveyed reported symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
  • What happens if you eat 112 year-old ham?

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    14 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
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  • Wegmans adding four grocery stores in Virginia

    Virginia News
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two.
  • Cook it | Cooking with cast iron

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Someone once asked me this: If you could keep just one item from your kitchen, what would it be? That's an easy one: my cast-iron skillet. It's the Miss Versatility of the kitchen, capable of turning out perfect baked cornbread, bacon and so much more. Ellen Brown's new book, "The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook - 150 Fresh Ideas for America's Favorite Pan," updates some of those old standards and offers up scores of new ideas. Here are two sample recipes that highlight summer's bounty and Brown's artistry. ____ recipes Zucchini and Carrot Pancakes…
  • Evacuated patients return to care center in Norfolk

    WVEC - News - Local
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    People began returning to Harbour Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center a week after an electrical issue prompted evacuations.
 
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  • Cook it | Cooking with cast iron

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Someone once asked me this: If you could keep just one item from your kitchen, what would it be? That's an easy one: my cast-iron skillet. It's the Miss Versatility of the kitchen, capable of turning out perfect baked cornbread, bacon and so much more. Ellen Brown's new book, "The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook - 150 Fresh Ideas for America's Favorite Pan," updates some of those old standards and offers up scores of new ideas. Here are two sample recipes that highlight summer's bounty and Brown's artistry. ____ recipes Zucchini and Carrot Pancakes…
  • Affirming ruling on marriage

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With this week's federal appeals court ruling affirming that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper offered some badly needed plain talk to folks pressing him to defend a similar ban in his own state. "Our attorneys have vigorously defended North Carolina marriage law, which is their job," Cooper said, shortly after receiving word of the three-judge panel's decision in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. "But today we know our law almost surely will be overturned as well. Simply put, it is time to stop…
  • Lorraine Eaton's pick of the week | Sinister watermelon

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Serving watermelon this summer? Forget ho-hum slices. Instead, make it a shark. Just cut a gaping "V" for the mouth, shave off a line of rind to form the pearly whites and use an olive to make that beady black eye. A stunning, sinister centerpiece!
  • Sweet and savory snacks, ripe for the picking

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For those of you who like to freeze and can, now is the time to stock up. Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash are coming in strong. Look for them in quantity at several farms. Even better, you can pick your own tomatoes and corn at Henley Farm and Market on Charity Neck Road in Virginia Beach. You also can buy boxes of cucumbers and squash at the stand along with the usual array of veggies in small quantities. Call 426-7501 to see what's available when, Barbara Henley said. peas, please New Year's Eve black-eyed peas are kind of like canned tuna salad. Neither can be compared to…
  • A crumbling marriage and a crush: Part of Virginia's sizzling summer

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the world of journalism, July and August are known as the dreaded months of slow news days. But not this year. Not in Virginia. Brace yourselves. The federal corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, which started Monday and is expected to last about five weeks, is going to sizzle. Day two seemed to answer the million-dollar question hanging in the air at the conclusion of day one: Are the co-defendants even speaking to each other? It appears not. Journalists covering the trial in Richmond on Monday dutifully reported that the former governor and his wife arrived…
 
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  • Taiwanese boxers hone their skills in the Port City

    ewagner
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Taiwan’s national boxing coach, Ko Wen Ming, always brings his camera along when he jogs through Alexandria. He’s amazed by the architecture and the painted colors of the city. He likes the blues, reds and oranges and thinks to himself that one day, perhaps, he’d like to build a house back home in Taiwan like those he sees in the Port City. For now though, he’s in town building something else: Olympic contenders. Under Ko, the Taiwan national youth boxing team has been training at the Alexandria Boxing Gym for the past three weeks, a gym…
  • Bringing ‘The Voice’ into the classroom

    ewagner
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Katie Callahan (Courtesy photo) After getting turned down at an audition for a hit reality show like “The Voice,” most people would throw in the towel, but not James K. Polk Elementary School music teacher, Gabriel Dart. Dart decided to try out after channel surfing one night last year. He saw a woman perform The Black Crowes song “She Talks to Angels,” and thought he could do better. Dart traveled to New York that July and belted out that song during his first audition. For the chance to sing 40 seconds of the ’90s hit single, he waited in line for eight hours. No dice. “I was…
  • Moran persona non grata in Russia

    ewagner
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Derrick Perkins (File photo) U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) is among 13 Americans no longer welcome in Russia, apparently in retaliation for similar travel restrictions Washington placed upon officials there and in Crimea. The group of banned U.S. officials includes several involved in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal as well as those connected to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. For his part, Moran believes his work in blocking the U.S. from buying Rosoboronexport-made helicopters earned him a spot on the blacklist. The Russian arms dealer is a major supplier to the Assad regime in…
  • Man arrested after allegedly trying to remove woman’s underwear

    Derrick Perkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    By Derrick Perkins A local man ended up in police custody after trying to pull the underwear off of a woman at a 3100 block Duke St. CVS Pharmacy yesterday afternoon, authorities say. Abayneh Yemer, 25, of Alexandria faces attempted sexual penetration and sexual battery charges in the wake of the 2:30 p.m. alleged assault. Officers arrived shortly after Yemer reached under the victim’s skirt in an apparent attempt to remove her undergarments, police said. He was quickly arrested and is being held without bond. Authorities continue to investigate the incident and urge anyone with…
  • Waterfront developer seeks to alleviate concerns

    ewagner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Derrick Perkins (Image/City of Alexandria) Representatives of regional developer and real estate giant EYA sought to woo local business owners and enlist their help as the company prepares to reshape a large portion of the city’s waterfront. Packed into restaurateur Jody Manor’s dockside eatery, the Waterfront Market, shop owners, artisans and nonprofit leaders — among others — listened intently Monday as A.J. Jackson, a senior vice president with EYA, outlined the developer’s plans for Robinson Terminal South. If the redevelopment project gets City Hall’s OK, a mix of upscale…
 
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  • Main Street protest condemns recent violence in Middle East

    Brad Klodowski, Design Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Local Muslims protested along Main Street on Wednesday afternoon in condemnation of the Israeli military action in Gaza.
  • Ewing indicted on second degree murder charge

    Ashley Adams, managing editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Jessica Michelle Ewing, the former Virginia Tech student accused of killing Samanata Shrestha, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.
  • Iftar dinner celebrates Islamic values

    Sara Leply, lifestyles reporter
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    At sundown this evening, approximately 100 people will share an Iftar dinner at the Holiday Inn. While Iftar refers to the meal in which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, more
  • Farmer's Market breakfast aims to draw crowds, funds

    Caleigh Shaffer, news editor
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Breakfast is arguably the best and most important meal of the day, something Friends of the Famer’s Market knows well. This Saturday the non-profit organization is hosting Breakfast at the Market.
  • Residence life staff member found dead

    Ashley Adams, managing editor
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A 24-year-old man, who was to be a residential learning coordinator at Pritchard Hall, died on Monday.
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    Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Crime Report: Report of Burglary Draws Large Police Response on Parker Avenue

    FCNP.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    A heavy police presence in the 300 block of Parker Avenue last Wednesday was due to a search for a burglar who reportedly stole a television set from a residence, City of Falls Church Director of Communications Susan Finarelli told the News-Press. The News-Press received multiple reports from City residents about the large police response last week, including one reader who said he saw “police out in force around TJ with long gun rifles.” The suspect in the July 23 incident is still at large. In other F.C. Crime Report larceny news, a lawn decoration was stolen from a house on…
  • Metro’s Silver Line Through Tysons Opens New Access to Falls Church

    Nicholas F. Benton
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Photo: News-Press The much-touted Metro Silver Line, extending public transit service from Falls Church to Reston, enjoyed a grand opening with tons of dignitaries and a few small souvenirs on Saturday, and was flawless in its run through its first business commuter day yesterday. Mayor David Tarter and other dignitaries from the City of Falls Church were among those on board for the line’s maiden voyage Saturday. Smooth as silk, the train took eight minutes from the East Falls Church Metro station to get to the new McLean station at the west end of Tysons Corner, then it was only a…
  • Gypsy Soul Opens Tomorrow in Mosaic

    FCNP.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Photo: Edens Gypsy Soul, the long-awaited restaurant from James Beard award-winning Chef RJ Cooper, will finally open its doors tomorrow in the Mosaic District in Merrifield. In an email sent out by Mosaic Tuesday, Gypsy Soul is described as having a “neighborhood feel laced with Southern rock, countryside, big city, and great music.” The 135-seat restaurant will serve American fare and offer up brunch, lunch at the bar and dinner. A preview of its menus can be found here. Gypsy Soul is located at 8296 Glass Alley in Merrifield.  
  • The Peak Oil Crisis: The SunCell

    Tom Whipple
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Last week Randell Mills, the CEO of BlackLight Power, gave his second public demonstration and briefing in a month on the progress his organization is making in developing a new source of energy. This new source is based on converting the hydrogen in water into a lower energy form of hydrogen which Mills calls a hydrino. The conversion takes place when a tiny quantity of water inside a metallic powder is zapped with a jolt of high amperage electricity and a small detonation takes place as the hydrogen in the water is turned into hydrinos accompanied by the release of large amounts of energy…
  • Our Man in Arlington

    Charlie Clark
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    With the approaching streetcar polarizing Arlington, I submitted to lunch with two local transit consultants. Both lambaste their county for forging ahead with what they see as a $333 million gimmick without sufficient consideration of the $71 million alternative in some form of bus rapid transit (BRT). “It’s a universal in the business that they overestimate benefits and underestimate costs,” says Sam Zimmerman, retired from the Federal Transit Administration and now consulting for the World Bank. County board presentations are filled “with myths and easily refutable nonsense.”…
 
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  • NASCAR deals big penalties to Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing

    Nathan Epstein
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. It strips Hamlin of two vital crew members during the stretch of the season he would be putting the finishing touches on preparations for NASCAR’s title-deciding, 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Grubb and…
  • LaKendrick Ross living a “dream come true” at training camp

    Nathan Epstein
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:47 pm
    CINCINNATI, OH (WAVY) – Sitting by his locker, wearing a Cincinnati Bengals hat following practice, LaKendrick Ross told a gathering of reporters how he was playing the video game “Madden” the other day, and was controlling Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins. “He’s on my team!” said Ross with a big smile, “This is crazy. It’s a dream come true.” Ross is battling right along side Atkins for a spot on the Cincinnati Bengals’ 52-man roster. He feels like he has the size and strength, but still needs the NFL technique. His story has…
  • Chesapeake residents voice concerns about intersection

    Liz Palka
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A group of Chesapeake residents are concerned about the traffic pattern outside their Great Bridge neighborhood. WAVY.com was called out to the intersection of Battlefield Boulevard and Causeway Drive Tuesday. A frustrated resident posted a sign at the intersection that read: “Go ahead and block this intersection. Chesapeake Police won’t do anything about it.” Chesapeake Police are looking into questions WAVY.com has about the intersection. However, other neighbors said the intersection seems to have more traffic pattern issues. As it relates…
  • Va. Beach police: Man mugged on First Colonial Rd.

    Nicole Livas
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY ) — Virginia Beach Police are searching for the man they say robbed a pedestrian Sunday. According to police spokesman James Cason, the incident happened in the early morning hours. The suspect displayed a weapon and robbed a person who was walking on First Colonial Road near Wolfsnare Road. If you can identify the man in the survelliance pictures, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.    
  • Riverside: Employee accessed 2,000 patients’ records

    Catherine Rogers
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Riverside Health System says more than 2,000 patients could have been affected by an employee accused of identity theft. The employee, who is accused of accessing patients’s records, has been terminated and Riverside is helping the Chesapeake Police Department investigate the incident. According to Riverside Public Relations Director Peter Glagola, the practice doesn’t think patients’ credit card information was compromised. But as a precaution, the health system is offering free three-bureau credit monitoring to all the potentially affected…
 
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  • Charged men allegedly have links to ‘Gangster Disciples’ street gang

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Four men implicated in the shooting death of Raheem Trevon Williams on July 5 have links to the street gang “Gangster Disciples,” said Middlesex Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael T. Hurd.
  • Impact! Virginia. “They have done a fantastic job.”

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    They came together from across the state. They met on a Sunday evening as strangers, with a common goal. Five days later, they had built something special for those in need, and became friends along the way.
  • Volunteers, donations sought for Founders’ Day celebration

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Urbanna’s heritage will be honored during the first Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is just 5 weeks away and volunteers are needed.
  • Boatbuilding still alive in Deltaville

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    At Willard Norris’ Lover’s Lane boat shop behind his home, a wooden flat-bottom skiff is being built for a James River hook-and-line fisherman. Also, the building of a motorized steel hull barge is under way at Barry Miller’s boatyard to be used in the Chesapeake Bay’s thriving oyster fishery.
  • Fourth arrest made in deadly shooting

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the alleged shooting death of a Gloucester man that occurred on July 5 in Water View. Three other men remain in jail charged in the shooting death of Raheem Trevon Williams, 20, of Gloucester County.
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    Rappahannock News

  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
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  • Inside this week’s News (July 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    This week’s headlines include: Authority will address jail’s rocky start • The unburied treasurer’s office • The Rapp for July 24 • Breakdown, not stakeout, nabs fugitive • Guilty plea in Sperryville credit card fraud • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape • and more.
  • The Rapp for July 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Cafe, painter Nedra Smith is featured in the AIS National Art Exhibit, RAWL raffle tickets are still available, BizRapp starts a new membership year, Skyland Resort celebrates blackberries and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: In Memoriam: Listening to the landscape

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Eulogies have poured forth from around the world upon the death of Lorin Maazel the weekend before last. But for us in Rappahannock County, acquainted with the Maestro’s musical genius in ways uniquely ours, any attempted homage must express his love of the land here.
  • The Don and Me: Chronicles of a Castleton walk-on

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lifelong opera lover Gus Edwards' (now complete) five-part series chronicling his journey from humble auction bidder to walk-on in Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the 2014 Castleton Festival.
  • Photos: Farm show success

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rappahannock’s 4-H Livestock Club had a fine showing last week at the Culpeper Madison Rappahannock Farm Show, taking home a slew of awards from the annual fair at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises July 10-14.
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  • Virginia millennials feast on fast food

    rpowell@va-business.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Virginia has once again achieved a national ranking, but in a very odd category. The Old Dominion is No. 4 in the nation in spending on fast food by members of the millennial generation, ages 18 to 35.  The ranking was part of an analysis of millennials’ spending on “guilty pleasures” by San Francisco-based Level Money. The startup financial services company provides a mobile device application described  as a “digital money meter” helping users keep track of their spending. The  Level Money report found that Virginia millennials spend an average…
  • Springfield on shortlist for new FBI headquarters

    rpowell@va-business.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Springfield is on the shortlist for the new FBI headquarters along with two sites in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The list was released Tuesday by the General Services Administration. The GSA Franconia Warehouse Complex in Fairfax County made the list with the Maryland sites where the former Landover Mall and a portion of the site known as the Greenbelt Metro Station are being considered. “We are pleased that the GSA warehouse site in Springfield is on the short list for the FBI headquarters relocation," Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic…
  • Time for back-to-school shopping

    rpowell@va-business.com
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    It’s time for the annual back-to-school shopping trip, even if you aren’t in search of school supplies. Virginia is holding its ninth annual back-to-school sales tax holiday from Friday through Saturday. Under the tax break, school and office supplies that cost $20 or less and clothing and shoes less than $100 are exempt from Virginia’s sales tax, which is 5.3 percent statewide and 6 percent in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia. There is no limit on the number of items someone can purchase on the holiday. Many stores in the state also offer a tax break on non-eligible…
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton opens first hotel in Charlottesville

    rpowell@va-business.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of extended stay hotels, announced the opening Monday of its newest property in Charlottesville.  The four-story hotel is the first Homewood Suites in the Charlottesville area and has 150 suites. It is owned by Albemarle Suites LLC and managed by Heritage Hospitality Management Inc. “Whether in town to visit the nearby historical sites, see the University of Virginia, or traveling for business, conveniences like complimentary internet, daily breakfast and fully-equipped kitchens will have travelers feeling…
  • Richmond’s office vacancy falls to new five-year low

    rpowell@va-business.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Richmond’s overall office vacancy rate fell to a new five-year low of 13.6 percent in the second quarter, after absorbing 91,467 square feet of space, according to a market report from CBRE|Richmond. Much of the activity came in Richmond’s Northwest quadrant, which reclaimed the lowest vacancy rate in Richmond, 12.6 percent, from downtown Richmond’s Central Business District (CBD), which stood at 13.2 percent. While relocations made up the bulk of first-quarter activity, new firms to the market and a number of expansions led to significant absorption last quarter. As…
 
 
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  • American Legion Crisis Center to assist in getting veterans care

    Aaron Payne
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    SHINNSTON, W. Va. – An organization is coming to help veterans get access to medical care in wake of a federal audit which claimed the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg had long delays. Leadership within the American Legion said they felt the need to up their efforts after news of similar delays resulted in death at the VA in Phoenix broke. “We saw that through that process there are thousands, if not millions of veterans that are in dire need of care and services,” Roscoe Butler, Deputy Director of Healthcare with the American Legion said. Members of the…
  • Rally to Support American Energy set for Wednesday

    Shauna Johnson
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Hundreds of coal miners and supporters of the coal industry will be gathering in Pittsburgh, Pa. Wednesday for what’s being called the Rally to Support American Energy. It comes a day before the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Pittsburgh public hearing on the Clean Power Act — the proposed new carbon emissions limits for existing coal-fired power plants. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will be part of the event at Highmark Stadium along with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, West Virginia Attorney General…
  • AG challenges President in court

    MetroNews Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state of West Virginia is now challenging how President Barack Obama does his job. On Tuesday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit — on the state’s behalf — in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The claim is President Obama has not enforced the law, as written, in the case of the Affordable Care Act along with regulations for immigration, the environment and mining. It cites numerous executive moves made without Congressional approval. “This case…
  • Transportation funds in short supply

    Jennifer Smith
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Road maintenance engineers from across the county hope to leave a conference here in West Virginia this week with ways to keep their highways in better repair. The federal Transportation Subcommittee on Maintenance is holding it’s annual conference in Charleston. Mark McConnell, the Chief Engineer of the Mississippi Department of Highways and Chairman of the subcommittee, said not all states do things the same. “I live in Mississippi. It’s flat. I come to West Virginia and there are mountains. That’s a completely different thing. So if…
  • Sign me up

    Jennifer Smith
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – You have to follow the rules of the road but first you have to see them. AMAC or Advanced Mobile Asset Collection is just one of several dozen high tech companies in Charleston this week showing off their wares at the Transportation Subcommittee Meeting on Maintenance. Maintenance engineers from around the country are attending the event. They’re finding new ways to repair roads and fix problems before they become a hazard. “What we do is go out there and measure retroreflectivity of all the signs out there and give it a pass or fail grade,” said…
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