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Charlottesville City Council will not extend Maurice Jones’ contract as city manager

- Charlottesville City Council has decided not to extend the contract of City Manager Maurice Jones past its expiration on Dec. 7, 2018.
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Warner leads effort to strengthen credit access for low-income communities

- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and a group of 15 senators urging banking regulators to take steps that would strengthen access to credit for diverse communities under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

Politics

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Political fallout from Politico report on Tom Garrett office dysfunction?

- Fifth District Congressman Tom Garrett was reportedly considering dropping out of a possible re-election race, only to declare a day later in a rambling press conference that “too darn much is at stake” as he affirmed his commitment to run in November.
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Trump signs Warner regulatory relief bill into law

- U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, released the following statement after President Trump signed his regulatory reform bill, S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, into law.

Business

Do my assignment for me: The best help with programming tasks at fair prices

- Need help with building an app and are wondering if someone can do it for you? Completing a programming assignment is not easy and many young people struggle with such tasks.
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The popularity of live news streaming through sites like HulkUSD

- People have always had an interest in the news, as it is just natural instinct to want to know what is going on locally or around the world. Of course, we all have our own individual preferences with regards to the type of news we access.

Sports

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No. 3 seed Liberty stays alive with win over No. 1 seed Campbell

- The No. 3 seed Liberty Flames toppled the No. 1 seed Campbell Fighting Camels, 10-5, Friday afternoon in Game 11 of the 2018 Big South Baseball Championship at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
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Lynchburg Hillcats drop seesaw battle to Myrtle Beach

- The Lynchburg Hillcats dropped a back-and-fourth affair against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Thursday, losing 4-3. The Hillcats (23-21) dropped three out of four games to the Pelicans (20-27) in the first leg of their season-long eight-game road trip.

 

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

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Chris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, will mark his 23rd year in the media industry in 2018. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and worked as a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell, Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, and political newsmakers including UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.

Other notable interview subjects have included author John Grisham, ESPN TV personality Dick Vitale, sportswriter and author John Feinstein, Weather Channel anchor Stephanie Abrams and musician Bruce Hornsby.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a credentialed member of the press box and press row at UVA football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, Regionals and Super Regionals.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.
 

 

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

 

 

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