Motorists using Interstate 64 through Charlottesville should expect overnight lane closures next week for a bridge maintenance project.
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News- Motorists using Interstate 64 through Charlottesville should expect overnight lane closures next week for a bridge maintenance project.- In 2015, nearly 57 percent of all poison exposure cases nationwide involved prescription or over-the-counter medicines.- The 2017 Virginia Humanities Conference at Shenandoah University, to be held April 7-8, is titled “The Unbearable Humanities.”- In the digital age, most people have become used to the idea that their personal data is more widely available on the internet.
- Jennie M. Carr, a professor of education at Bridgewater, will be recognized by the Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.- The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.
Politics- Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court.- Americans for Responsible Solutions and members of the Virginia Coalition for Common Sense applaud actions taking on several gun bills.- Tim Kaine is calling on Defense Secretary James Mattis to better combat sexual harassment in the military.- U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner comment on TrumpCare being pulled down in the House of Representatives.
- Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a group of 14 senators in introducing legislation to overhaul the broken VA appeals process.- Ralph Northam unveiled on Thursday his environmental policy platform.
Business- Allfirst, an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk.- VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Its essence is to organize a secure (ie encrypted) interaction between two (or more) nodes.- Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008.- The U.S. Fed has given notice. It anticipates several increases in 2017. That’s a signal that you might want to sell your mortgage.
- Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would reduce duplicative filing costs for small businesses looking to offer retirement plans.- 5th Street Station Ventures is planning a new destination, The Yard, for Charlottesville’s newest shopping district.
Sports- The Liberty Flames plated six runs each in the third and the fourth innings to cruise past the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, 17-3.- A two-run double by freshman Michael Diodato broke a 1-1 tie and sent VMI to a 4-1, 12-inning victory over The Citadel.- No. 19 UVA (6-4, 2-2 ACC) extended its win-streak to four with an 18-5 victory over No. 19 Duke (5-5, 0-4 ACC) on Saturday- No. 15 UVA (5-4) overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 1:51 to force OT, but fell in sudden death to No. 18 Johns Hopkins (5-3).
- The UVA men’s swim team concluded competition at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday- The No. 16 UVA baseball team bounced back from its blowout Friday loss with a 13-6 victory over Duke Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field.
AWE Night of the SuperstarsAwesome Wrestling Entertainment is back with an event on Saturday, May 6, at Waynesboro High School to raise money for the UVA Children’s Hospital.
The Night of the Superstars is a staple event of AWE, a Stuarts Draft-based promotion that has raised more than $70,000 for the UVA Children’s Hospital through its wrestling fundraisers.
The UVA Children’s Hospital provides primary and specialty care in more than 30 specialties to children throughout Virginia. The hospital-within-a-hospital at UVA Medical Center has 111 beds, a dedicated pediatric emergency department, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and a consolidated outpatient children’s care facility.
Tickets are on sale online at officialawe.com.