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Friends of Nelson: Pipeline would create 4,500-acre downzone area in Nelson County

- Friends of Nelson has asked that Nelson County consider potential zoning and economic impacts from the possible construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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Manufacturing belongs in the cloud

- The advent of the Internet has done more to shake up the business world than just about any other recent innovation.
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Staunton: Downtown closures for Halloween festivities

- The City of Staunton encourages those who plan to travel in the downtown area to be mindful of upcoming closures and plan travel routes accordingly.
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Democrats tout Virginia employment news

- Virginia's unemployment rate is at a nearly nine-year low of 3.7 percent. The Commonwealth’s unemployment rate is the second lowest among major states.

Ryzing Technologies awarded $1.05 million U.S. Army grant

- Ryzing Technologies was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Army.

Inside Virginia employment numbers

- Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent and was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago.
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AAA: Gas prices continue five-week slide

- Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region continue to decline, although not as dramatically as in weeks prior.

Virginia Produce Company to invest $650,000, expand produce wholesale facility in Carroll County

- Virginia Produce Company, Inc. will create 33 new jobs and invest $650,000 to expand its produce wholesale facility in Carroll County. 

Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7 percent

- Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after holding steady at 3.8 percent the previous two months.
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Going online? Five things you should look for when choosing a payment gateway

- To get the best payment gateway solutions, spend as much time evaluating the features as you did for your POS system.

Incredible spate of disasters place U.S. farmers under daunting recoveries

- Three hurricanes and a rash of wildfires this fall have left U.S. farmers and ranchers assessing damages and figuring out how to resume business operations.

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Herring reaches $120M settlement with General Motors over defective ignition switch

- Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today a $120 million settlement with General Motors over allegations the company concealed safety issues.
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Albemarle County endorses mission from draft economic development strategic plan

- Albemarle County leaders have endorsed the mission and guiding principles of the Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan.
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McAuliffe announces 2017 recipient of Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade

- Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced that QubicaAMF is the recipient of the 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade. 

McAuliffe announces $481,410 in USDA New Specialty Crop Block Grants for Virginia

- Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced an award of $481,410.50 in grant funding for 10 agriculture-related projects from the USDA.

DanoneWave to expand plant-based beverage manufacturing operation in Rockingham County

- DanoneWave will invest up to $60 million in its plant-based beverage manufacturing operation in Rockingham County.
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Virginia Spirits Month 2017 boosts sales 70 percent

- According to Virginia ABC, September 2017 sales at distilleries increased by 70.2% and in-store sales were up 53.5% over September last year.
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Nine best personal finance influencers and publications for saving money

- In any economy, people are always looking for the best ways to save money so that they can spend on the things they love.
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Altria’s giving to the Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative reaches $1 million

- Altria Group Inc. has donated an additional $500,000 to Virginia Tech’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative, bringing the total company contribution to $1 million.
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Dominion Energy Virginia seeking solar, onshore wind generation proposals

- Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking bids for approximately 300 megawatts of solar and onshore wind generation.

STIHL Inc. to invest $20 million in City of Virginia Beach

- STIHL Inc will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Virginia Beach.

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Five steps to write faster and better under pressure

- There is one thing that college students are good at: ignoring a pending essay deadline as if it didn’t exist.
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Virginia Outdoors Foundation approves Atlantic Coast Pipeline application

- Dominion Energy comments on the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s decision approving the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s application for conversion of open space easements.
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Nine car repairs you should avoid doing on your own

- One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a car owner is trying to handle complicated repair problems on your own.

Reasons to have a good website design

- A website is a set of web pages that shows valuable information and allows businesses to interact with customers, including potential customers.

Importance of Automatic Trading System

- The auto trading system automatically performs for you and you don’t have to sit in front of the personal computer.

Virginia cotton production forecast up 90 percent from last year

- The October Crop Production report from the National Agriculture Statistics Service shows a continued large increases in projected yields for cotton and peanuts from 2016.
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Any time is a fine time to celebrate Virginia wine

- The popularity of Virginia wine continues to grow, and October’s 29th annual Virginia Wine Month is the perfect time to sample some.

Dry fall helps with harvest but not pastureland

- Virginia topsoil moisture levels for the week ending Oct. 6 were approaching drought levels, with 73 percent of the state reporting short water supplies.
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AAA: Gas Prices drop double digits since Harvey

- Many Mid-Atlantic drivers are seeing double digit decreases in gas prices compared to the high prices seen following Hurricane Harvey.
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Drunk driver appears before a Virginia court

- An allegedly drunk truck driver who was charged with killing a young high school student in May is set to appear in court in a rather gruesome personal injury case.

Kappa Farms to invest $865,000, open new aquaponics facility in Loudoun County

- Kappa Farms will create 21 new jobs and invest $865,000 to open an aquaponics operation in Loudoun County.

Groups groups vow to fight federal commission rubber-stamp on Mountain Valley Pipeline

- Groups vow to continue pressing federal, state, and local officials to reject the project, notwithstanding a certificate issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday.

SELC: FERC approves unnecessary, destructive pipeline

- Southern Environmental Law Center Senior Attorney Greg Buppert comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance statement on FERC’s approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

- Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance comments on the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
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FERC approves Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project

- Dominion Energy comments on the FERC approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project.

Business benefits from using GPS tracking software

- Today, in the era of technological advancement, using highly-technological equipment is a must.

McAuliffe announces $255,000 federal grant to support international trade program in Virginia

- Virginia has received $255,000 in grant funding to support the Commonwealth’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program.

September 2017 general fund revenue collections up 5.5%

- September General Fund revenue increased 5.5% from the previous year – largely due to payroll withholding taxes, sales taxes, and corporate income taxes. 
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Staunton parking study findings presented

- A parking study commissioned by the City of Staunton earlier this year is in its final draft and ready for review and public input.

How to launch your website on a shoestring budget

- Whether you’re a professional or a business owner, your website is a huge part of your success.