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  • National Park Service and Interior Dept. sued under FOIA over shutdown documents

    Virginia News
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    On Tuesday night, I filed a lawsuit in D.C.'s U.S. District Court against the Interior Department and the National Park Service for failing to produce documents in response to two pairs of Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Call out! We're looking for Mom tattoos

    The Virginian-Pilot
    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    For Mother's Day, we'd like to hear from folks who have a tattoo to Mom somewhere on their bodies. Send us a photo - the bigger the better - and tell us the story behind the tat. We want to know where you got it, how old you were, why you did it and, of course, what your mother thought about it. Send your photos and stories to denise.watson@pilotonline.com or mail them to Denise Watson, The Virginian-Pilot, 150 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510. The deadline is Wednesday.
  • Police to use surveillance cameras to monitor crowds at Oceanfront

    WVEC - News - Local
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    There are 19 police department cameras and 13 traffic cameras monitoring several areas, including the Boardwalk, Atlantic Avenue and 22nd Street.
  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

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    23 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
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  • Council approves latest Hunting Terrace redevelopment proposal

    Alexandria Times
    ewagner
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Long-standing plans to redevelop the land west of the Hunting Point apartment complex finally kicked into gear earlier this month. After residents and city leaders soundly rejected multiple design proposals over the years, city council voted unanimously April 12 in favor of a plan to build two five-story apartment complexes at the 1199 S. Washington St. property. The previous property owner, IDI Group, unsuccessfully sought permission to redevelop the site in 2008 and 2012. Hunting Terrace, now owned by regional developer Foulger-Pratt, would boast…
 
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  • Call out! We're looking for Mom tattoos

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    For Mother's Day, we'd like to hear from folks who have a tattoo to Mom somewhere on their bodies. Send us a photo - the bigger the better - and tell us the story behind the tat. We want to know where you got it, how old you were, why you did it and, of course, what your mother thought about it. Send your photos and stories to denise.watson@pilotonline.com or mail them to Denise Watson, The Virginian-Pilot, 150 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510. The deadline is Wednesday.
  • D-III transfer's route to FBS ran through Hokies' inbox

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    BLACKSBURG Wade Hansen turned it on as a sophomore football player at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Division III school in his hometown of Troy, N.Y. His 45 tackles and 61?2 sacks earned him second-team All-Liberty League honors in 2012 despite ankle and elbow injuries - not bad playing in the one of the smallest classifications in New York state. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound defensive tackle wondered if there was more to accomplish football-wise than the D-III level, so he sent emails to bigger programs. His video got a "huge reaction" from Virginia Tech defensive line coach…
  • Virginia Beach plans to aid flood-prone sections

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:39 pm
    VIRGINIA BEACH The city is looking to alleviate flooding in several neighborhoods south of Shore Drive that are notoriously some of the first to go underwater when a storm hits. The first part of an initial $1.5 million project, the placement of five check valves in the Lynnhaven Colony area, is done. Next is the building of three sluice gates along Cape Henry Ditch designed to bar abnormally high tides from flooding adjacent neighborhoods, said Mike Mundy, water resource program manager for the city. Public works will hold an informal open house on the flood gates tonight. Construction is…
  • Court upholds permit for Stumpy Lake community

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    CHESAPEAKE The State Water Control Board was correct in 2003 when it approved the construction of a large mixed-use community near Stumpy Lake, the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled this week. The ruling does not clear the way for the development of the Tri-City Properties project, though. The Army Corps of Engineers denied the developers a federal permit in 2008. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and a local group, Citizens for Stumpy Lake, have fought the development for more than a decade and may continue their legal battle with another appeal. Chuck Epes, a foundation spokesman, noted that the…
  • High schools | Grassfield holds off Cox in top-5 match

    HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    BOYS SOCCER Grassfield 3, Cox 1 The Grizzlies took control in the second half, scoring three goals in a highly-anticipated match-up of top-five teams on Wednesday at Cox. Eight minutes into the second half, Doah Kwiatkowski followed up on a loose ball after a shot by Michael Abraham was saved. Weston Clark then connected from just outside the box nine minutes later for a 2-0 Grassfield lead. No. 4 Cox (5-1) made things interesting when Jordan Bernhart scored with 3:23 remaining. But third-ranked Grassfield (10-0) killed any hopes of a tie when Frank Luster easily beat the Cox keeper to the…
 
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  • Council approves latest Hunting Terrace redevelopment proposal

    ewagner
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Erich Wagner (Image/City of Alexandria) Long-standing plans to redevelop the land west of the Hunting Point apartment complex finally kicked into gear earlier this month. After residents and city leaders soundly rejected multiple design proposals over the years, city council voted unanimously April 12 in favor of a plan to build two five-story apartment complexes at the 1199 S. Washington St. property. The previous property owner, IDI Group, unsuccessfully sought permission to redevelop the site in 2008 and 2012. Hunting Terrace, now owned by regional developer Foulger-Pratt, would boast…
  • Future NSF site changes hands

    ewagner
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Erich Wagner (Photo/Erich Wagner) The Hoffman family, who — along with city leaders — lured the National Science Foundation to Alexandria from Arlington last year, is handing the baton to a San Antonio-based company experienced in federal leasing. USAA Real Estate Co., the property management arm of the popular insurance company for armed services members and their families, announced the deal to buy the NSF piece of Hoffman Town Center last week. Although the two parties kept mum about the details of the transaction — the Hoffmans declined to comment, and USAA did not return calls…
  • Red-light cameras fail to reduce crashes

    ewagner
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    By Erich Wagner (Image/Ashleigh Carter) Additional red-light cameras could be going up at a pair of busy city intersections, but the presence of surveillance equipment thus far has done little to reduce automobile accidents at the two sites. City and police officials cited crash reduction as a key reason for the measure when the first cameras went live in 2011 at the intersections of Duke and Walker streets as well as South Patrick and Gibbon streets. They again made the case for safety earlier this year, when pushing for more red-light cameras at those intersections emerged as part of City…
  • Port City readies for anniversary of British occupation

    ewagner
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Jordan Wright (Image/Library of Congress) Two centuries have passed since the Royal Navy last invaded the Port City, but this time they’ll be here by invitation. You might think that after putting the Capitol and Executive Mansion to the torch and then sacking Alexandria, residents and city officials wouldn’t be particularly ready to roll out the red carpet and hoist up the Union Jack. But a lot can change in 200 years. “[This effort] really commemorates two things,” said resident Peter Pennington, who is helping organize events to observe the anniversary of Alexandria’s brush…
  • Putting license plate readers to the constitutional test

    ewagner
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The widespread use of automatic license plate reader technology by local police departments is not only unsettling — it’s unconstitutional, one civil liberties advocate argues. “One problem is it bypasses the Fourth Amendment,” said John Whitehead, president of the Charlottesville-based, civil-liberties-focused Rutherford Institute. Automatic license plate readers can capture the date, time and exact location of a vehicle — for up to 1,800 vehicles per minute. That data goes to a central database that can match DMV records and other locations where…
 
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  • Fellow Gay Pioneer Reviews FCNP Owner Benton’s New Book, ‘Extraordinary Hearts’

    FCNP.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    By Steven F. Dansky Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization, By Nicholas F. Benton The pivotal element of Nick Benton’s thought-provoking and audacious book Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization is disclosed upfront in the subtitle. The subtitle recognizes the existence of the gay sensibility—an idea that continues to generate controversy decades after first proposed in the 20th century. Further, the subtitle asserts the gay sensibility has an overarching purpose for all…
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

    Penny Gross
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    The last Saturday in April often is the busiest of the year, since it coincides with Volunteer Fairfax activities and the county’s celebration of Earth Day/Arbor Day. This Saturday is no different, as civic groups and individuals gather to improve our community. For many, the day will begin early, with the “Healthy Strides Community Race” at Burke Lake Park, which kicks off about 7:15 a.m. The 5K walk/run draws old and young, families and singles, serious runners and not-so-serious runners, in a bucolic setting around Burke Lake and its forested acres. The event is sponsored by the…
  • Letters to the Editor: Stormwater Questions Met With ‘Attitude’ from City

    FCNP.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Letters to the Editor: April 24 – 30, 2014 Stormwater Questions Met With ‘Attitude’ from City Editor, Dealing with some of the Falls Church employees regarding the stormwater fee makes one question if these people know where the money comes for their salaries and just how they were hired. The arrogance and rudeness is uncalled for. Several of us in the neighborhood questioned our stormwater fee, disagreeing with its calculations. Some were obvious reasons: sidewalks and driveways not present where indicated and pervious material used for driveways instead of impervious. When…
  • Guest Commentary: Dispelling Myths About the F.C. School Budget

    Jody Fellows
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    By Justin Castillo On Monday, April 28, the Falls Church City Council will make important decisions regarding the City’s budget, including whether to fund the School Board’s budget at the requested level. While the Council’s recent work session was constructive, the schools still could face over $300,000 in cuts. That makes it a good time to review the proposed FCCPS budget and to explain what is driving the requested increases. This is also a good opportunity to dispel some stubborn myths about our schools and our budget and to highlight several points that the community should keep in…
  • F.C. Aerial Photographer Featured in New York Times

    FCNP.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Photo: Digital Design & Imaging Service, Inc. The Falls Church-based Digital Design and Imaging Service, Inc, is featured in Wednesday’s digital edition of the New York Times for its work raising and operating a surveillance balloon and camera at 515 feet in the air to assist developers of an Upper East Side residential tower. It is expected to appear in Thursday’s print edition of the Times. “DDIS’s lead photographer and project manager Ryan Shuler stitched a full immersive spherical virtual reality image above this proposed site. This is the first time such an…
 
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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...
  • Water line Cleaning Notice

    11 Sep 2012 | 5:00 pm
    The FLSS will be flushing the water lines throughout the Base. This is a routine maintenance procedure. Due to the nature of this operation, the...
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  • Sweet ideas for using up leftover Easter candy

    Ginger Whitaker
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    (WAVY) – Easter has come and gone, but some sweet reminders may be lingering in your cupboard and candy dishes. When those jelly beans and chocolate eggs have lost their appeal, why not incorporate them into spring-themed desserts? We’ve gathered some ideas to help you empty your Easter basket and keep your taste buds happy at the same time. Try stretching the life of those leftover sweets by mixing them into a creamy milkshake, or toss them into your next batch of trail mix. See more ideas on Pinterest: Have you tried any of these recipes? Let us know how they came out in the…
  • Mom accused of smoking pot in front of her children

    Ginger Whitaker
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Suffolk mother is facing charges, accused of smoking marijuana at home while her two young children were present. Diana Klink with the City of Suffolk said 21-year-old Tasharra Chanelle Wilson was arrested Wednesday and charged with cruelty and injuries to children. Klink said the children are being cared for by another family member. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Teacher’s lawsuit alleges illegal strip search

    Rachel West
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A Bayside High School teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming she was illegally strip searched after a legal guardian claimed she gave a student scabies. Donika Anderson-Wagner filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Norfolk. According to the lawsuit, the guardian of the student told school officials the student was believed to have scabies and contracted them from Anderson-Wagner. The following email was sent to Dr. Bermina Nickerson, an assistant principal at Bayside at noon Dec. 14, 2012 by Bonnie McGhee: [Redacted]‘s legal guardian has alerted…
  • I am Hampton Roads: Dawn Demacos

    Ariane Aramburo
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - She’s a mom, friend, daughter, but most importantly, a survivor. Dawn Demacos’ world got turned upside down 15 months ago after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, healthy and strong, she’s sharing her story in hopes of inspiring others. Her testimony made her this week’s “I am Hampton Roads.” The Dirty Girl Mud Run is Saturday, April 26 at Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake – you still have time to sign up! Get $10 off the entry fee of $85 by using the code “WAVY10.” You can also enter it online when registering.
  • Audience: Hampton Roads Kidney Walk

    Ariane Aramburo
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Our live audience Thursday was from the National Kidney Foundation serving Virginia. Taking place in just a few short weeks, the 2014 Hampton Roads Kidney Walk is a great event to help raise awareness of kidney disease. Kidney Walk Committee Member and Dialysis patient Monica Chisholm was on The Hampton Roads Show to give all the details. National Kidney Foundation 2014 Hampton Roads Kidney Walk Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Registration & Information: Click here
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  • Supervisors to adopt FY15 budget tonight

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors will meet Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Saluda to adopt an FY15 county budget. The proposed budget calls for a real estate tax increase of 5 cents.
  • The schooner “Virginia” is coming to Deltaville

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    The schooner “Virginia” will be in Deltaville on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, for Working Waterman’s Weekend festivities at the Deltaville Maritime Museum. The 126-foot vessel will be open for free deck tours both days.
  • Supervisors asked to implement lodging tax

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The subject of implementing a lodging tax in Middlesex County surfaced at the April 10 public hearing on the proposed FY15 Middlesex County budget. Saluda resident Andy Bury requested that the board of supervisors not consider the currently proposed 5-cent real estate rate tax increase until a lodging tax is implemented.
  • House fire displaces three

    jgaskins@ssentinel.com
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    A family of three was displaced by a house fire on April 16. The exact cause of the fire at 4473 Stormont Road (Route 629) is unknown, but it could have been electrical, said Alan Blake, chief of the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department.
  • 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.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (April 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    This week’s headlines include: Sheriff says staff, or ‘complete restructuring,’ is needed • Shocking developments at Avon Hall pond • Fill ‘er up? • ‘Gone fishin’ for good’ • Bragg sentencing for molesting sons postponed • The Rapp for April 24 • Editorial: Earth Day reflections • Wild Ideas: Villain or hero, the brown-headed cowbird is unique • and more.
  • Fill ’er up?

    Matt Wingfield
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Despite being at their lowest point for this time of year since 2011, gas prices are on the rise nationwide — just in time for summer vacation. And Rappahannock County's not immune.
  • The Rapp for April 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to Tula’s off Main, El Quijote opens its doors, the Fodderstack 10K gets underway, RCHS performs “The Music Man,” Frances Foster is honored with an outdoor social, Larry “Bud” Meyer speaks at RAAC’s last Second Friday and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Earth Day reflections

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    From a distance, they looked like gigantic Easter eggs. Oval and colored bright orange, these “eggs” dotted the shoulders of a short section of South Poes Road, at intervals of every 100 feet or so. But as the distance decreased, their true identity became clear: Trash bags!
  • Photo: Race car?

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The driver of this 2006 Chevy, 22-year-old Gregory Smoot of Midland, was charged with reckless driving.
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  • Inside this week’s News (April 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    This week’s headlines include: Sheriff says staff, or ‘complete restructuring,’ is needed • Shocking developments at Avon Hall pond • Fill ‘er up? • ‘Gone fishin’ for good’ • Bragg sentencing for molesting sons postponed • The Rapp for April 24 • Editorial: Earth Day reflections • Wild Ideas: Villain or hero, the brown-headed cowbird is unique • and more.
  • Fill ’er up?

    Matt Wingfield
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Despite being at their lowest point for this time of year since 2011, gas prices are on the rise nationwide — just in time for summer vacation. And Rappahannock County's not immune.
  • The Rapp for April 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to Tula’s off Main, El Quijote opens its doors, the Fodderstack 10K gets underway, RCHS performs “The Music Man,” Frances Foster is honored with an outdoor social, Larry “Bud” Meyer speaks at RAAC’s last Second Friday and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Earth Day reflections

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    From a distance, they looked like gigantic Easter eggs. Oval and colored bright orange, these “eggs” dotted the shoulders of a short section of South Poes Road, at intervals of every 100 feet or so. But as the distance decreased, their true identity became clear: Trash bags!
  • Photo: Race car?

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The driver of this 2006 Chevy, 22-year-old Gregory Smoot of Midland, was charged with reckless driving.
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  • Inside this week’s News (April 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    This week’s headlines include: Sheriff says staff, or ‘complete restructuring,’ is needed • Shocking developments at Avon Hall pond • Fill ‘er up? • ‘Gone fishin’ for good’ • Bragg sentencing for molesting sons postponed • The Rapp for April 24 • Editorial: Earth Day reflections • Wild Ideas: Villain or hero, the brown-headed cowbird is unique • and more.
  • Fill ’er up?

    Matt Wingfield
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Despite being at their lowest point for this time of year since 2011, gas prices are on the rise nationwide — just in time for summer vacation. And Rappahannock County's not immune.
  • The Rapp for April 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to Tula’s off Main, El Quijote opens its doors, the Fodderstack 10K gets underway, RCHS performs “The Music Man,” Frances Foster is honored with an outdoor social, Larry “Bud” Meyer speaks at RAAC’s last Second Friday and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Earth Day reflections

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    From a distance, they looked like gigantic Easter eggs. Oval and colored bright orange, these “eggs” dotted the shoulders of a short section of South Poes Road, at intervals of every 100 feet or so. But as the distance decreased, their true identity became clear: Trash bags!
  • Photo: Race car?

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The driver of this 2006 Chevy, 22-year-old Gregory Smoot of Midland, was charged with reckless driving.
 
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  • Inside this week’s News (April 24)

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    This week’s headlines include: Sheriff says staff, or ‘complete restructuring,’ is needed • Shocking developments at Avon Hall pond • Fill ‘er up? • ‘Gone fishin’ for good’ • Bragg sentencing for molesting sons postponed • The Rapp for April 24 • Editorial: Earth Day reflections • Wild Ideas: Villain or hero, the brown-headed cowbird is unique • and more.
  • Fill ’er up?

    Matt Wingfield
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Despite being at their lowest point for this time of year since 2011, gas prices are on the rise nationwide — just in time for summer vacation. And Rappahannock County's not immune.
  • The Rapp for April 24

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to Tula’s off Main, El Quijote opens its doors, the Fodderstack 10K gets underway, RCHS performs “The Music Man,” Frances Foster is honored with an outdoor social, Larry “Bud” Meyer speaks at RAAC’s last Second Friday and more in this week’s Rapp column.
  • Editorial: Earth Day reflections

    Walter Nicklin
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    From a distance, they looked like gigantic Easter eggs. Oval and colored bright orange, these “eggs” dotted the shoulders of a short section of South Poes Road, at intervals of every 100 feet or so. But as the distance decreased, their true identity became clear: Trash bags!
  • Photo: Race car?

    Staff/Contributed Reports
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    The driver of this 2006 Chevy, 22-year-old Gregory Smoot of Midland, was charged with reckless driving.
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  • Armada Hoffler will build $165 million tower in Baltimore

    psquires@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    The construction division of Virginia-Beach based Armada Hoffler Properties Inc.  has landed a big project on Baltimore’s waterfront. The company announced that Armada Hoffler Construction Co.  has signed a contract with Harbor Point developer Beatty Development Group to begin construction on a 900,000-square-foot, mixed-use tower.  According to Armada Hoffler, the contract is worth $165 million. The Harbor Point project will include office, garage, residential apartment and retail components and is one of the last major development sites on Baltimore’s Inner…
  • Leesburg to hold grand opening for new workspace

    psquires@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Leesburg town officials will celebrate the grand opening of Leesburg Innovation LLC on Friday, April 25. The new workspace center is located at 722 East Market St., Suite 102, in the Leesburg Square Professional Building. Mayor Kristen Umstattd will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m., followed by a lunch. Leesburg Innovation is the newest option in workspace solutions in Leesburg’s HUB Zone. The company offers virtual office packages, workspaces to rent on a monthly basis and conference rooms to rent by the hour or the day.  A variety of options are available…
  • Rocketts Landing will auction off unsold condos

    psquires@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    The WVS Cos., developer of the Rocketts Landing riverfront community near downtown Richmond, said Thursday that its initial phase of development would end with a closeout auction of its unsold condominiums. Twenty-five of the development’s condominiums in the Fall Line, Sky Line and 210 Rock buildings will be auctioned with minimum bids expected to range from $125,000 to $300,000. “We see this auction punctuating the end of Phase I of our vision for Rocketts Landing,” Jason Vickers-Smith, president of Richmond-based WVS Cos. “Over the past seven years, we have…
  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Virginia CFO Awards

    psquires@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Time is running out to nominate your favorite chief financial officer! The Virginia CFO Awards will recognize the accomplishments of CFOs in five categories at an awards banquet this summer at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Nominate your CFO by May 2, 2014.
  • The burning question: Will smokers switch to electronic cigarettes?

    psquires@va-business.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    For most of its history, the tobacco business primarily meant one thing for Henrico County-based Altria Group Inc. — cigarettes. Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, traces its lineage to a British tobacconist who began making cigarettes in 1854. PM USA holds the lion’s share of the U.S. cigarette business, thanks to Marlboro, the best-selling brand in the world. Through acquisitions during the past seven years, however, Altria has expanded its major tobacco products to include dipping tobacco like Skoal and Copenhagen and cigars like Black & Mild. Now, Altria has…
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  • York seeks suspects in car robberies

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    YORK - The York-Poquoson Sheriffs office is seeking information on the location of two suspects currently wanted in connection to a series of larcenies from vehicles that occurred in March 2014. During the overnight hours of March 30 to March 31 a total of 13 vehicles were rummaged through with several having the windows broken out. These crimes occurred in the Tabb area of York County. One of these vehicles was stolen and has since been recovered. Investigators have developed two suspects in these crimes.
  • Revolutionary Rumble volleyball tournament returns May 3-4

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The 12th Annual Revolutionary Rumble Volleyball Tournament will be held May 3-4 in Williamsburg.
  • York: Arrest made in Bypass Road robbery, second suspect identified

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    YORK - Sheriff's deputies have arrested one suspect and identified a second for whom they're still searching in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last week at a hotel on Bypass Road.
  • Missing Williamsburg fisherman's body found on remote Eastern Shore island

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    NORTHAMPTON - The body of a 56-year-old fisherman from Williamsburg who went missing on the York River in December was found April 2 on a barrier island in Northampton County, according to Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr.
  • Craft beer festival is Sunday near Williamsburg Library

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    WILLIAMSBURG - The Rotary Club of Williamsburg and the Young Emerging Professionals will sponsor the first Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival this Sunday, which they hope will become an annual event.
 
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  • Student government welcomes new executive elects

    By Patrick Mortiere | The Breeze
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    With candles glowing, members of the Student Government Association gathered in the Festival Highlands room Tuesday night for their end-of-the year banquet, in which positions were transferred over to
  • Students and county take on community archive project

    By William Mason | The Breeze
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The “JMU bubble” is a term that students and residents of the Harrisonburg community are familiar with. It refers to the separate spheres the two groups inhabit, despite sharing the same city. However
  • Virginia21 advocates for students against state budget stall

    By Samantha Ellis | The Breeze
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 pm
    College students must deal with a barrage of stress in their day-to-day lives, from rigorous class schedules to the demands of extracurricular activities. But many are unaware of the financial burdens
  • Granola bar business takes off

    By William Mason | The Breeze
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Scott Goldschmidt, a junior health services administration major and Ryan Gormley, a sophomore international business major, met in their North 38 apartment after they both transferred to JMU this yea
  • Astronomy talk gives insight into cosmic space

    By Chris Kent | The Breeze
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Our sun gives off not nearly as much energy — and is considerably smaller in size — when compared to the other stars strewn across our Milky Way galaxy. Yet there are stars called pulsars that are no
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    University of Richmond Collegian

  • “What Has Roe Done for Us?” event to be held Friday

    Kelsey Shields
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Spiders for Life, the pro-life student organization at University of Richmond, will be holding their first event coordinated with the Students for Life of America this Friday on the academic quad. The event, “What Has Roe Done for Us?”, is the first time this specific event has been brought to campus, Stephanie Zemanek, the president of Spiders for Life, said, although they have worked with the SFLA in the past. Emma Johansson, the incoming president for Spiders for Life, said the event would consist of several 6-foot-tall vinyl posters that “pose a question to the reader, with…
  • UR Hungry: The Sidewalk Café

    Sarah Stewart
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The Sidewalk Café is located in the Fan District and is supposed to be a good time for drunch (brunch with drinks), so I wanted to make sure we went on a Saturday morning. I called ahead to ask how long the wait was, since this restaurant is known to always have a wait for brunch. It was only about half an hour, and they were nice enough to make an exception for us and put our name on the list before we arrived. When we arrived, there were a fair amount of people waiting outside to be seated. They also have outdoor seating but it was a bit too chilly for anyone to sit out there. Fortunately,…
  • Timothy Brooks drug-trafficking case follow-up

    Olivia Simons
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Timothy Brooks, a student who briefly attended University of Richmond as a freshman in fall 2013, was charged with hatching a nationwide drug-smuggling operation, according to the Washington Post. Brooks, 18, was admitted to Richmond to play lacrosse on scholarship during his senior year at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pa. Haverford is a town along the “Main Line,” a collection of affluent towns in suburban Philadelphia. Brooks chose to attend Richmond because the university had “everything he ever wanted,” according to his interview with phillylacrosse.com. The qualities that…
  • A light-hearted take on finals week

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    You wake up early and ascend from beneath the sheets full of optimism and academic fervor. You try to recall an appropriate Latin proverb as the morning sun’s rays bathe your body in a golden radiance. Classes have ended and the finish line is dead ahead. And beyond it? Home? The beach? LDAC? It’s the weekend before finals and the race has ended — just stick out your chest and break the plane. It seems that easy. But your exuberance shields you from the hard truth. This isn’t some victory lap. It’s Gallipoli 1915 and you’re just some grunt in the trench waiting for the whistle.
  • New provost and VP academic affairs to begin July

    Brooke harty
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Monday morning, Jacqueline S. Fetrow was announced as University of Richmond’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Fetrow will officially be moving into the position, currently held by Steve Allred, in July. Allred announced in October that he would be stepping down as provost at the end of this academic year. “We are all committed to the Richmond Promise, and I am sure Dr. Fetrow will continue the work we’ve done to increase cross-school collaboration, provide opportunities for students to engage in research … and ensure academic excellence across all five…
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  • York seeks suspects in car robberies

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    YORK - The York-Poquoson Sheriffs office is seeking information on the location of two suspects currently wanted in connection to a series of larcenies from vehicles that occurred in March 2014. During the overnight hours of March 30 to March 31 a total of 13 vehicles were rummaged through with several having the windows broken out. These crimes occurred in the Tabb area of York County. One of these vehicles was stolen and has since been recovered. Investigators have developed two suspects in these crimes.
  • Revolutionary Rumble volleyball tournament returns May 3-4

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    The 12th Annual Revolutionary Rumble Volleyball Tournament will be held May 3-4 in Williamsburg.
  • York: Arrest made in Bypass Road robbery, second suspect identified

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    YORK - Sheriff's deputies have arrested one suspect and identified a second for whom they're still searching in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last week at a hotel on Bypass Road.
  • Missing Williamsburg fisherman's body found on remote Eastern Shore island

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    NORTHAMPTON - The body of a 56-year-old fisherman from Williamsburg who went missing on the York River in December was found April 2 on a barrier island in Northampton County, according to Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr.
  • Craft beer festival is Sunday near Williamsburg Library

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    WILLIAMSBURG - The Rotary Club of Williamsburg and the Young Emerging Professionals will sponsor the first Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival this Sunday, which they hope will become an annual event.
 
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  • Some Wyoming County residents can finally use water without boiling

    MetroNews Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    BUD, W.Va. — Raleigh County Senator Mike Green is applauding a move by the state DHHR Wednesday to lift the boil water advisory for the Bud/Alpoca area of Wyoming County. The advisory had been in effect since last September. “In this day and age, all people in West Virginia should have access to clean drinkable water,” Sen. Green said who represents that area of Wyoming County in his senatorial district. “I commend the West Virginia Public Service Commission for marshaling the effort it took to work out the details between land owners, public service districts, and…
  • Woman wanted for attempted robbery in Bluefield picked up in Tennessee

    MetroNews Staff
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A woman who allegedly tried to rob a bank there earlier this month in Bluefield has been arrested in Tennessee. Police in Morristown, Tenn. arrested Beverly Ann Mangum this week on a home invasion charge. It’s alleged Mangum tried to rob the First Century Bank on College Avenue in Bluefield April 11. Police said Mangum passed the teller a note and demanded money but didn’t stick around for the cash, she ran.
  • Question spray painted on building where Marshall student died

    Jeff Jenkins
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington apartment building where the murdered body of a Marshall University student was found in 2007 was the site of vandalism Wednesday night. Someone spray painted “Who Killed Leah Hickman?” on the 8th Ave. apartment building. Hickman’s body was found in a crawl space under the building in Dec. 2007. No one has been arrested in connection with her death. Leah’s father, Ron Hickman, told WSAZ.com, there’s nothing new in the investigation. He said he appreciates someone remembering the case but vandalism isn’t the right way…
  • Leftwich & Pennington to coach Marshall’s Green-White game

    Shauna Johnson
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Retired NFL quarterbacks and Marshall University legends Byron Leftwich and Chad Pennington will serve as coaches during the Green-White spring game Saturday. Both Leftwich and Pennington, who will take one snap each themselves, formed their teams by drafting current players. “They look pretty equal at this point,” said Doc Holliday, Marshall University head coach of the lineups. Rakeem Cato, the Herd’s starting quarterback, will reportedly lead Pennington’s team. Retired All-Pro receiver Randy Moss is also expected to make an appearance.
  • Like father like son; Charleston police welcome new officers

    Jennifer Smith
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Charleston Police Department welcomed six new members to the force Thursday. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones gave the oath of office to five men who will start the State Police Police Academy Monday and another man, a former Clendenin officer, who will begin field training on the same day. One of those cadets is Jonathan Hill. He’s the son of retired Charleston Police Captain Jerry Hill who retired last year after 27 years on the job. “It’s really a proud day for me that he’s taken this step and followed in my footsteps,” said Captain…
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    Very Best of Virginia

  • Craving Wine, Food and Music? Visit Château Morrisette Winery This Summer

    JeremyCrider
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    [Photo: Chateau Morrisette] Whether you’re looking for a fun day trip from Roanoke, Charlottesville or Blacksburg or a weekend away from gridlock in Washington, Richmond or Hampton Roads, Chateau Morrisette has your wine, food and music cravings covered this summer. The winery, located in Floyd County, is offering everything from sophisticated soirées to down-home music […] The post Craving Wine, Food and Music? Visit Château Morrisette Winery This Summer appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • 38th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® Announces Entertainment Line-up

    JeremyCrider
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    [Photos: Norfolk Festevents] Norfolk Festevents has lined up musicians from across the country to perform at the 38th Annual Norfolk Harborfest®, starting Friday, June 6. The three day festival, which is held at Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, includes tall ships and the Parade of Sail, the largest fireworks show on the East Coast, family activities, water activities and […] The post 38th Annual Norfolk Harborfest® Announces Entertainment Line-up appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER: Old Lucketts Store is “a destination for treasure hunters and style fanatics”

    JeremyCrider
    20 Feb 2014 | 10:28 am
    [Photos: The Old Lucketts Store] It all began with a dream and the restoration of a century-old farmhouse built by the Lucketts family in 1879 in Leesburg, Virginia. It was their home. It was a general store. And then it was the local post office. By the 1960’s the building housed a beauty parlor. There […] The post THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER: Old Lucketts Store is “a destination for treasure hunters and style fanatics” appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • Virginia Tech Professor Invites King Of Jordan To Visit Campus Via YouTube… And He Responds!

    JeremyCrider
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:42 pm
    A few weeks ago, Virginia Tech Professor John Boyer and his World Region class at Virginia Tech posted a passionate YouTube video invitation to King Abdullah II of Jordan to visit class to have a Q&A on world issues. As of Monday, more than 20,000 people had viewed the video invitation online, including King Abduallah II! […] The post Virginia Tech Professor Invites King Of Jordan To Visit Campus Via YouTube… And He Responds! appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
  • THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER: Cocoa Mill Chocolatier “can make even The Shopper forget her yearly Valentine tale of woe”

    JeremyCrider
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:06 am
    “Saints are not supposed to rest in peace; they’re expected to keep busy: to perform miracles, to intercede. Being in jail or dead is no excuse for non-performance…” The Cocoa Mill Chocolatier is a Virginia Shopper happy place with locations in Lexington and Staunton, Virginia. It’s a must-stop-shop where the tantalizing aroma of delicious chocolate […] The post THE VIRGINIA SHOPPER: Cocoa Mill Chocolatier “can make even The Shopper forget her yearly Valentine tale of woe” appeared first on Very Best of Virginia.
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