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VDOT to hold public hearing on I-81 bridge replacement in Mauzy

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Rockingham County.


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VDOT to hold Route 727 improvements public hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 727 (Airport Road) in Rockingham County.


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 22-26

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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Three teams selected for Route 29 Solutions proposal

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that three firms have advanced to the second phase of the process to select a design-build team for projects included in the Route 29 Solutions package.


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Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic Alerts for Sept. 15-19

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


DCCU breaks ground on new Harrisonburg location

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) recently began the construction of its third Harrisonburg, Virginia location. The approximately 5,200-square-foot facility will be situated on the corner of South High Street and Erickson Avenue.


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Sen. Warner announces $25M grant to build rapid transit network in Richmond

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $24.9 million transportation grant to support construction of a rapid transit network along Broad Street in downtown Richmond.


North Augusta Street sidewalk repair in Downtown Staunton

The Department of Public Works in Staunton will be repairing the sidewalk on the east side of North Augusta Street, from Frederick Street to Academy Street, replacing it with new brick.


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 8-12

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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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Combined design public hearing scheduled for Route 151 in Nelson County

VDOT will hold a combined design public hearing this month to show plans for two proposed turn lane projects on Route 151 in Nelson County.


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McAuliffe touts controversial Dominion pipeline

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources CEO Tom Farrell and Hank Linginfelter, EVP Distribution Operations, AGL Resources and Chairman, Virginia Natural Gas,announced the considerable economic benefits that the proposed Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline will bring to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Statement of House Speaker William J. Howell on proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced by Dominion and its partners.


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VDOT Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Sept. 1-5

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Labor Day travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the nearly 1 million motorists that are expected to travel on Virginia’s highways this Labor Day weekend to follow safety tips from America’s Road Team Captains, a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles.


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William and Mary raises $22 million toward stadium project

William & Mary has raised $22 million in private funds to renovate Walter J. Zable Stadium. Two $6 million gifts, one from Hunter J. Smith ’51 and the other from James W. ’62, J.D. ’64, LL.D. ’00 and Frances G. McGlothlin ’66, will enable the university to move forward with the project to enhance the 79-year-old football facility.


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Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in Virginia health centers

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $544,912 in Affordable Care Act funding to 3 health centers in Virginia to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.


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Denstock breaks ground in Augusta County

Denstock LLC, a Charlottesville, Virginia,-based real estate investment company, announced today that it has closed financing and started site work on The Apartments at Goose Creek, a $32 million multi-family community located in Fishersville.


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Culpeper District Roads Report: Aug. 25-29

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


Ridgeview Park parking lot closed for construction of bio filters

The City of Waynesboro is working on part 2 of the “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative with an exciting project at Ridgeview Park.


Wayne Theatre fundraising effort still $257K short

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is still working at closing another funding gap that has stalled work on the renovation of the Downtown Waynesboro landmark.


Repairs to grade crossing, entrance to Green Hills Industrial Park in Staunton

On Thursday, the Shenandoah Valley Railroad will begin repairing the grade crossing at the entrance to Green Hills Industrial Park at Technology Drive and Commerce Road. Traffic will be restricted to just one lane.


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Virginia delegation applauds finalization of $1.3B loan for rail to Dulles

The bipartisan Northern Virginia congressional delegation today applauded news that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has closed on a $1.28 billion low-interest, long-term federal loan to proceed with its construction plans for phase two of the Rail to Dulles project.


New evidence emerges in unsolved 1984 murder of state trooper

Federal, state and local law enforcement are hopeful that advancements in forensic technology can shed new light on the 30-year-old unsolved murder of Virginia State Police Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman.


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VDOT Culpeper District Traffic Alert: Aug. 18-22

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week.


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Defoliation of white oak trees occurring in Northern Virginia counties

Homeowners in six Northern Virginia counties have kept the phone lines buzzing at Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension offices expressing concern about defoliated white oak trees.


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VDOT Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Aug. 11-15

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


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Route 726 in Rockingham County to close Aug. 8-18

Part of Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) in Rockingham County will be closed for intersection improvements beginning Friday, August 8, 2014.


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VDOT Culpeper District Road Report: Aug. 4-8

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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Virginia’s popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns Friday

It’s time to make your shopping list because Virginia’s popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.


Vector Industries receives grants for new entryway, transportation

Vector Industries has received grants from an array of community partners in 2014 for important building and infrastructure improvements and operations support.


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Request for qualifications Issued for Route 29 improvement projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation has advertised a Request for Qualifications from companies that may be interested in submitting bids for a design-build contract for three Route 29 (Seminole Trail) improvement projects.


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Museum interpretive center: Study funded, but where will project money come from?

The big news in Waynesboro this week is that the city and the Virginia Museum of Natural History have come up with the $50,000 needed to proceed with the development of a master plan for a proposed museum interpretive facility in Waynesboro. But what about the rest of the projected $7.4 million cost to build and open the interpretive center? Where will that money come from?


Virginia Museum of Natural History, City of Waynesboro ready to take next step on interpretive facility plans

The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the City of Waynesboro announced today that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro.


Wayne Theatre project update: Cabaret to open, fundraising in critical stage

Thanks to the generous support of Jeane Custin and the General Electric Foundation, the restored Wayne Theatre will have its own small performance space.


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McAuliffe executive order expands opportunities for SWAMs

Governor McAuliffe visited Astyra Corporation in Richmond today to sign Executive Order 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses.


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McAuliffe announces 69 new jobs for Town of Pulaski

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that James Hardie Building Products Inc., an international manufacturer of fiber-cement siding for the construction industry, will invest $25 million to expand manufacturing capacity at its operation in the Town of Pulaski.


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STEM Education Center ribbon cutting

The Stonewall Jackson Area Council in partnership with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the STEM Education Shelter at Camp Shenandoah.


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Survey, geotech crews to begin work along Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County

Survey, geology, and environmental crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will soon begin working in several areas along Route 29 north of Charlottesville as preliminary engineering work begins on the Route 29 corridor improvement projects that were approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in its annual update of the Six-Year Improvement Program.


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President Obama on the latest jobs report

We just got a jobs report today showing that we’ve now seen the fastest job growth in the United States in the first half of the year since 1999.