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Greenhouses and high tunnels allow farmers to get a jump on spring

- Farmers will have local summer produce available sooner than ever, thanks to technology that can add several weeks to growing seasons.

Agritourism plays important role in Virginia economy

- Agritourism plays an important role in the $70 billion annual economic contribution made by Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries.

Farmers markets flourish in Virginia

- Many of Virginia’s farmers markets are now open throughout the state, offering a variety of fresh, locally-grown products.

Grant to connect student testing with 21st century skills

- A $1.1 million grant will back an effort to align student testing with the skills needed for success in the new Virginia economy.
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Virginia Chamber of Commerce unveils 2017 Fantastic 50

- The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated 50 of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the 22nd annual Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet.

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Critics: Atlantic Coast Pipeline would require extensive mountaintop removal

- A briefing paper details how Dominion Resources intends to blast away mountaintops as part of the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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Dominion honors volunteers of the year, donates $13,000 to local charities

- Dominion is honoring its top company volunteers this spring by paying it forward with $1,000 donations to each recipient's charity of choice.

2nd Life Inc. to invest nearly $1 million to expand operation in Richmond

- 2nd Life Inc. will invest $975,000 to expand its operation in the Manchester district of the City of Richmond.

Virginia congressional delegation urges financial aid flexibility in absence of IRS tool

- The Virginia congressional delegation called for flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool.



Virginia congressional delegation urges financial aid flexibility in absence of IRS tool

- The Virginia congressional delegation called for flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool.

Charlottesville Community Job Fair at John Paul Jones Arena

- The 2017 Charlottesville Community Job Fair will be held Thursday, May 4th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

How to start small copy and print business

- This guide for how to Start Small Copy and Print Business gives an extensive variety of administrations to both organizations and purchasers.
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Three leading causes of hearing loss

- Hearing loss can literally be an issue for anyone, and from a number of different causes. Something as simple as a gradual buildup of earwax, for example, can trigger hearing loss.

Four tips for effective ecommerce businesses looking to compete globally

- The rapid rise of ecommerce has been a long time coming; however, the rate at which global ecommerce has exploded is rather staggering.



McAuliffe announces $1.4 million in Industrial Revitalization Funds

- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $1.45 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) awards for three localities.

QNet and the baseless allegations of Gurupreet Singh Anand against QNET

- Like many multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, QNET has had its fair share of detractors.
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Dominion awards $1.2 million on Earth Day to nonprofits, schools

- This year's Dominion environmental stewardship grants will support a variety of initiatives across 10 states.
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AAA: Gas prices starting to stall?

- Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region continue to climb, although the pace has slowed somewhat in the past few days.

What’s an affiliate program? Ways to trade without an initial investment

- Is it possible to earn money without investing into the international Forex market? At first glance, such an idea seems absolutely hopeless.
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United Way of Greater Augusta marks National Volunteer Week with Week of Caring

- During the National Volunteer Week, over 200 volunteers in the Greater Augusta region will complete projects with 11 local nonprofit agencies.

Robot process automation a unique way to help out banking industry

- The online platform for banking is quite popular, but the Robotic process automation is not that much heard by the employers.
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Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers

- In 2016, U.S. dairy farmers saw the value of milk fall to its lowest level since the recession. Now they’re facing an additional challenge from Canada.

Consumers, farmers reap rewards from CSAs

- To ensure a consistent supply of seasonal local produce from spring through fall, it’s not too late to sign up for a CSA subscription.

McAuliffe announces new economic impact figures for Virginia agritourism industry

- A new economic impact study conducted by Virginia Tech shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity.

Easy ways to get to work earlier when you’re not a morning person

- You may already know this, but in a professional setting, it looks good to your superiors when you get to work early.

Spectrum Brands to retrain employees in Montgomery County

- Spectrum Brands is investing $7.28 million over the next couple years in its Montgomery County operation to purchase equipment.
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The need for hiring a reliable essay writing service

- Are you looking for professional help with your essay writing assignment? This sort of help is usually frowned upon by your teachers.

Mountain And Valley Solar Co-op selects Sigora Solar to serve group

- The Mountain And Valley Solar Co-op has selected Sigora Solar to install solar panels for the 68-member group.

Ragged Branch Distillery to open craft spirits production in Albemarle County

- Ragged Branch Distillery will invest $225,000 in Albemarle County to open a craft spirits production operation.
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Can noise cause hearing loss? You betcha!

- Exposure to loud noise can wear down your sense of hearing over time. A common source of noise comes at the workplace.

Virginia projects receive nearly $370,000 for agricultural research

- The Virginia Agricultural Council has awarded $370,000 from the Virginia Agricultural Foundation Fund for agricultural research.
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Augusta Health named one of 50 best hospitals in U.S.

- Augusta Health has received the Healthgrades 2017 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™. This is the third consecutive year that Augusta Health has won this honor.
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AAA: Gas prices reach 2017 high

- Today’s national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.41. This price is two cents more expensive than one week ago, 12 cents more than one month ago and 30 cents more than one year ago.

McAuliffe announces launch of Smart City Infrastructure Actuator

- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the launch of the Smart City Works Infrastructure Actuator.

Results of agricultural labor survey could affect state’s farmers

- Virginia farmers are urged to complete the Agricultural Labor Survey that the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service mailed this month.
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Gas prices hit 19-month high

- The Mid-Atlantic region continues to see a jump in gas prices as stations make the final change over to summer-blend fuels.
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Shenandoah Valley Partnership director to address Bridgewater College Scott Symposium

- Carrie Chenery, director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, will headline the Scott Symposium on Business Ethics at Bridgewater College.

The day the music died? Waynesboro fails, again, on Wayne Theatre agreement

- The City of Waynesboro will not honor an economic-development agreement with the Wayne Theatre Alliance.

Cadence wins 2016 Leadership in MedTech Award for contract manufacturing

- Medical Design & Outsourcing selected Cadence Inc. as a recipient of the 2016 Leadership in MedTech Award for Contract Manufacturing.

Grupo Phoenix to create 145 new jobs in Pulaski County

- Grupo Phoenix will invest $48.7 million to expand its subsidiary manufacturing operation, Phoenix Packaging Operations, in Pulaski County.

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance crowdsources ideas

- Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has accomplished a lot since its inception in 2003, but its work isn’t finished.
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Putting off dealing with hearing loss can have far-reaching effects

- Many people who experience hearing loss are reluctant to seek treatment because they see it as a weakness.

Solar info session Thursday in Waynesboro

- VA SUN director Aaron Sutch will conduct an information session on the merits of solar at the Waynesboro Library this coming Thursday.

Bloomberg BNA to create 125 new jobs in Arlington County

- Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P., twill invest $5.5 million to expand in Arlington County.

Virginia Tourism issues grants to 32 local music festivals

- Virginia Tourism Corporation has awarded sponsorships to 32 Virginia music festivals as part of its 2017 Music Festival Sponsorship Program.

StableCraft Brewing lets you set the pace for craft beer experience

- The new approach to service at StableCraft Brewing lets you, the customer, set the pace.
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Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net

- The American Farm Bureau Federation is working to ensure a better safety net for farmers, and asked Virginia dairy producers for their input.
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AAA: Gas prices hit highest point since January

- Gas prices in the Mid-Atlantic have mirrored the rise in the national average this past week, reaching the highest level since January.

Five online companies that are making your finances easier

- The Internet has completely changed the way that we do everything. Everything from ordering food to buying shoes.