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DCCU celebrates 13th branch, renewable power agreement

DuPont Community Credit Union this week announced its plan to install solar power generation at nearly all of its locations. In its agreement with Sigora Solar, the member-owned credit union will use renewable energy at its headquarters, operations center, and 12 (of 13) branch locations.


Graham Packaging to expand plastics manufacturing operation in Campbell County

Graham Packaging, a global leader in plastic packaging solutions, will invest $6.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Campbell County.

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Dinner Diva: The gentle art of hospitality

At my house, we have a very open door policy. We constantly have people in our home for dinners, brunches and more, all the time. Seriously, all the time.

Electric Motor & Contracting to invest $3 million to expand in Chesapeake

Electric Motor & Contracting (EMC) will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company has constructed a state-of-the-art, 22,500-square-foot expansion to its existing nuclear services building.


Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to create 26 new jobs in Chesapeake

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will invest $10 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will add 100,000 square feet to its North American headquarters at the Cavalier Industrial Park.

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Tips on keeping your new car running perfectly

Going out and buying a new car can be a very exciting experience as well as one that brings renewed ease and practicality to your life. When you have a young family, it is essential to have a reliable, safe car to get around.

Service Center Metals to create 58 new jobs, expand manufacturing operation in Prince George County

Service Center Metals (SCM), a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, will invest $45.2 million to expand manufacturing capabilities at its headquarters operation in the SouthPoint Business Park in Prince George County.

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Dominion Energy solar fleet sixth largest among owners of U.S. utilities

Backed by an ongoing $1 billion investment, Dominion Energy has grown its solar fleet in Virginia and North Carolina over the last two years from near zero to approximately 1,350 megawatts in service, in construction or under development.


Amthor International to invest $7.1 million to expand manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County

Amthor International, the largest tanker truck manufacturer in North America, will invest $7.1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County.

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Stable Craft Brewing hires consultant for brewery expansion

Stable Craft Brewing is now working with brewing consultant Peter Boettcher as the Augusta County-based craft brewer ramps up its planned expansion.


Camping grounds across Virginia are getting an influx of guests

There is never a shortage of holiday activities to try in Virginia, especially if you live in Augusta County. Some of the most popular destinations in the state are within reach from the county. The Shenandoah National Park alone has so many things to explore.

RMC events to create 300 new jobs in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg

RMC Events, Virginia’s premier event staffing company, has announced the creation of 300 new part-time positions in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg regions. In 2017, RMC Events provided event management and support services at more than 9,400 events with 1,800 staff members.


UNC study: Lidl pressures supermarket chains to cut prices at unprecedented levels

Grocery retailers located near Lidl stores in the U.S. set their prices for key staple products up to 55 percent lower compared to markets where Lidl is not present, according to a new study released today by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Study addressing impact of housing on Virginia economy released

A new study, Addressing the Impact of Housing for Virginia’s Economy, focused on Virginia’s housing sector and the links between housing and other key policy areas was released by state officials in November.


Halifax County, Wise County and Waynesboro receive enterprise zone renewals

Governor McAuliffe today accepted the renewal applications of the Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations for the counties of Halifax and Wise, as well as the City of Waynesboro.

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Do something about your hearing loss

Untreated hearing loss can impact your health and well-being in myriad ways. Hearing loss is often associated with depression, social isolation, high blood pressure, even a higher risk of dangerous falls.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. to expand manufacturing operation in Rockbridge County

Mohawk Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring products, will invest $10 million to expand its Glasgow manufacturing operation in Rockbridge County with a new extrusion compounding line.

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Dominion Energy supports community needs by giving more than $1 million to charity

As part of its ongoing commitment to communities, Dominion Energy is jump-starting the new year with more than $1 million in Critical Community Needs grants to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across the company’s footprint.

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Four kitchen remodeling ideas that increase home value

Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen with the intention of boosting your home’s value? A lot of homeowners fail to understand that a kitchen remodel doesn’t magically make their home more valuable.


Interstate Group to invest $4.1 million to establish East Coast operation in Giles County

Interstate Group LLC, an industry leader in the manufacturing and sale of enclosed cargo trailers, will invest $4.1 million to establish a 100,000-square-foot East Coast manufacturing and distribution operation in the former GE Fairchild Mining Equipment plant in Giles County.

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New-car prices set record high: Up nearly 2 percent in December 2017

The analysts at Kelley Blue Book reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $36,113 in December 2017.


How has online shopping impacted holiday packaging waste?

This past holiday season marked the first year that holiday shoppers spent more of their gift budgets online than in stores, according to a recent report by the consulting firm Deloitte. Environmentalists are indeed concerned that this trend doesn’t augur well for the environment.

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AAA: Gas prices back up with higher demand post-holidays

High travel volumes over the holidays drove gas prices up this week locally and nationally. In the first week of 2018, motorists in Virginia are noticing slight increases in some areas compared to one week ago.

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Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales

Consumer trends and federal regulation of milk in school meal programs have dried up some demand for beverage milk.

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Grant allows VA FAIRS to offer marketing software for farmers

Farmers and direct marketers interested in selling their products online will be able to do so more easily thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant.