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Tropical Atlantic may spring to life this weekend

AccuWeather reports an area of disturbed weather over the Atlantic Ocean, north of the Leeward Islands, is being monitored for tropical development through the weekend.


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Popular on-site chain saw sculptor returning to State Fair

Ben Risney of Masters of the Chainsaw, a popular State Fair of Virginia attraction, will effortlessly turn logs into unique replicas of bears, penguins, flowers, lighthouses or whatever fires up his imagination.


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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy shoots 64, leads US to World Amateur Team title

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) got off to an amazing start during his final round at the World Amateur Team Championships to help the U.S. team win the event and defend its Eisenhower Trophy.


Earth Talk: Tar sands oil development’s impact on birds

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.


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Jim Bennett: Keep Burger King in the USA

The best government response to the “inversion” of Burger King with Canada’s Tim Hortons Inc. for the purpose of avoiding US taxes is the opposite of what you might think. Rather than club Burger King over the head with yet more tax avoidance rules, don’t tax Burger King – or its ilk – at all.


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Six UVA alums to compete at World Rowing Championships

Six UVA alums are set to compete at the 2014 FISA World Rowing Championships, to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug. 24-31.


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Emerald Ash Borer found in more Virginia localities

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in additional counties in the Commonwealth; the newly infested counties include Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page.


SMAC, Waynesboro Y swimmer to make second appearance in world championships

Jessie Arnold, a member of the SMAC swim team at the Waynesboro Family YMCA, will make her second appearance in the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championship.


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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy eliminated in US Amateur semifinals

UVA men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) lost his semifinal match Saturday at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Corey Conners of Canada defeated McCarthy 1-up during their 18-hole match.


The Steel Wheels to perform at Blue Ridge Community College

The Steel Wheels bring their Slipstream Tour to Weyers Cave on Friday, September 12 , when they perform a free outdoor concert at Blue Ridge Community College as part of the college’s Appalachian Heritage Arts Series.


Village building convergence coming to small town Sebastopol

Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters from Cittaslow Sebastopol, Transition, the Grange, Permaculture Skills Center, and other groups recently packed the City Council meeting of small town Sebastopol in semi-rural Sonoma County, Northern California.


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Buffalo Wild Wings to host UVA coaches shows

The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant located in Barracks Road Shopping Center (1935 Arlington Boulevard) will be the new host location for UVA’s popular coaches radio shows.


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Three from UVA women’s soccer team named to Hermann Watch List

Three members of the UVA women’s soccer team were among the 35 players named to the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Women’s Watch List, released Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


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Four Cavaliers named to TopDrawerSoccer.com preseason Best XI teams

Four members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were among the 33 players named to Preseason Best XI squads by TopDrawerSoccer.com Tuesday.


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Afton farm awarded top animal welfare certification

The sheep at Whistlin’ Hollow Farm are now certified as Animal Welfare Approved. This certification and food label lets consumers know these animals are raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm.


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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.


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UVA soccer’s Makenzy Doniak named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Team

UVA women’s soccer junior forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named the United States’ squad for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.


Bob Marshall asks governor to recruit judges to help with border crisis

Bob Marshall, being Bob Marshall, wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use state resources to assist in the resolution to the border crisis.


Canada Metal Ltd. to establish first U.S. manufacturing operation in Virginia Beach

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd., a Canada-based manufacturer of marine and industrial products, will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The project will create 70 new jobs over three years.


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Virginia schools featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges

This year, four Virginia schools have been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.


Virginia distilleries featured in Craft and Micro Distilleries guide

David J. Reimer, Sr., released the fourth edition of Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.S. and Canada: The Definitive Guide to Small Batch Artisanal Spirits, the only guide dedicated to North American craft and micro distilleries.


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Report: Texas drug formulary has potential to reduce costs

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary.


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Report: Cost of surgeries in ASCs vs. hospitals

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed at hospital outpatient settings.


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Study: Payments to ambulatory surgery centers

A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof.


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Jaime Frias named assistant for U.S. U-20 National Team

Virginia women’s soccer assistant Jaime Frias has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. He will serve on head coach Michelle French’s staff through the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August.