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virginia film festival

Virginia Film Festival smashes all-time sales records

The 2014 Virginia Film Festival took the Festival’s recent string of record-breaking success to a whole new level, smashing its previous box office record, set last year, by a remarkable 45.6%.


ebola

The deadly politicization of Ebola

The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond.


Fishburne adds experience to coaching staff in Mel Abrams

Fishburne postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby jumped at the opportunity to hire Mel Abrams to be his lead assistant.


Quincy Taylor’s return sparks 95-60 Longwood win over Hampden-Sydney

Longwood point guard Quincy Taylor grabbed hold of the spotlight and poured in with 22 points in his first game as a Lancer to lead Longwood past Hampden-Sydney 95-60.


mark warner

Tooclosetocall? Seriously? It’s over, Mark Warner won already

There is one precinct left to count of the 2,557 spread across Virginia, the University Hall precinct in Albemarle County, and Mark Warner has a 16,540-vote lead over Ed Gillespie.


W&L professors receive $100K grant from research obesity, infertility link

Three biology professors at Washington and Lee University have won a $100,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and infertility in women.


virginia

Virginia peanut yields predicted to increase by 26 percent

Virginia peanut growers are hoping this year’s crop will be 26 percent larger than last year’s, a great recovery from recent years of low production.


Becker’s Hospital Review honors UVA Orthopaedics

Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center on its 2014 list of 125 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.


New Food Bank hunger study shows majority of clients work

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.


National Park Service: Successful 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek with unforgettable ranger programs, living history demonstrations, and dramatic reenactments.


Andy Schmookler; Beliefs that make Liberal America weak

One important reason is that the battle playing out in our politics is fundamentally a moral and spiritual battle, and while the right is connected to their moral and spiritual passions (even though that connection has been made on the basis of lies) Liberal America is not.


Ken Plum: The Age Wave

Last week, Bob Brink, a former colleague of mine who represented Arlington-McLean in the House of Delegates and who was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to be Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services, spoke to the Northern Virginia Aging Network’s (NVAN) annual legislative summit.


The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.


virginia

DRPT and FRA announce opportunity for public to weigh in on Higher Speed Passenger Rail

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announced on Monday the start of a preliminary engineering and environmental review project for enhanced intercity passenger rail service between Washington and Richmond.


Earth Talk: Concerns about parabens in health, beauty, personal care products

First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products.


Hannah Graham family statement

The family of missing UVA student Hannah Graham issued a statement Saturday pleading with the public for any information as to the whereabouts of their daughter, who went missing in the early-morning hours of Sept. 13.


aaa

Don’t need to stare: Sun glare can cause issues in low sky

From now to the end of daylight saving time on November 2 is a deadly time of year for east to west commuters due to the sun’s alignment during sunrise and sunset. The National Weather Service and AAA Mid-Atlantic provide safety tips to area drivers.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Let’s talk about reliability

Let’s talk about reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered.


Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.


Warner Senate campaign calls out Gillespie ad as misleading

Today Ed Gillespie continued his negative campaign with a desperate attack ad using made-up numbers to mislead voters on Senator Mark Warner’s record.


virginia department of forestry

Finding the right tree for the right place

Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best.


mark herring

Newport News gang member convicted of 2008 double murder

Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” was convicted Thursday for his role in the 2008 murder of two Newport News teens.


Staunton Augusta Art Center exhibition closes on Saturday

Your last chance to view Light Coming Through, paintings by Staunton’s own Robert Stuart is this Saturday, September 20th.


Senate candidate Robert Sarvis introduces Bill of Rights scorecard

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement in observance of Constitution Day, the day honoring the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.


Award-winning poet opens 2014-15 Writers Read series at EMU

Evie Shockley, an award-winning poet who embraces both free-verse and traditional styles of writing, will open up the 2014-15 Writers Read series on Wednesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium.


president obama

Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


business

Hickory syrup venture brings sweet taste of success

The old saying “barking up the wrong tree’’ does not apply to Travis and Joyce Miller. The retired couple is enjoying the sweet taste of success with their Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup.


Fishburne Military School named to Top Schools list

Fishburne Military School has been named to Virginia Living Magazine’s list of Top High Schools & Colleges 2014.


AT&T enhancing coverage for Lockn’ Music Festival

As thousands of people converge at Lockn’ Music Festival, AT&T* is boosting network capacity to help its customers have a great wireless experience. The Lockn’ Music Festival takes place annually on Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA, at the foot of the Blue Ridge.


Bridgewater College to host Business Expo on Sept. 3

A business expo designed to help connect Bridgewater College students with local businesses and residents will be held Sept. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Funkhouser Center on the college campus.


Press Conference: UCLA head coach Jim Mora

UCLA head coach Jim Mora talks with reporters after his team’s 28-20 win over UVA on Saturday.


Virginia Tech extends Frank Beamer contract through 2018-2019

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.


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Statement from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine on expanded military operations against ISIL

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on expanded U.S. military operations against ISIL.


chris graham

Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


Downtown Waynesboro kiosk effort limping along

The effort to crowdfund a new information kiosk to promote business and events in Downtown Waynesboro is limping along in the direction of its goal: at $710 raised as of Tuesday afternoon, with a $5,000 goal.


TNA Impact Wrestling to remain on Spike TV through end of 2014

TNA President Dixie Carter confirmed today that the company’s flagship TV show, Impact Wrestling, will remain on Spike TV through the end of 2014.


marketing

Feeling entrepreneurial? Better think through your marketing

Whatever your business ideas may be, you need to remember to pay attention to the market for what you are hoping to be able to offer, and along with that the marketing.


law

Chris Graham: America as police state

The police response in Ferguson has not yet reached its nadir; that much is painfully obvious after watching the live news reports Monday night.


Chris Graham: Letter from a Ferguson Jail

Why I am writing about Ferguson. Mo.? A young man, Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., accused now of being involved in a strong-arm robbery, of a small pack of cigars, actually at most shoplifting and shoving, those of us worldwide who have seen the video provided to us so facetiously by the Ferguson, Mo., police department, can agree, was shot multiple times by a police officer and left for dead for hours, like roadkill, in the middle of a street.


bob mcdonnell

Letter: Agree with column on Bob, Maureen McDonnell

I could not agree more with Chris Graham’s column about the McDonnells (“Bob McDonnell trial: Yeah, he’s done”). As a liberal Democrat, I did not vote for the man, but bought into his “curb appeal” image that he was every bit the family-values-Christian-right exemplar he purported to be.