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McAuliffe awards $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs.


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Governor debuts Virginia Faces of Drunk Driving site to combat DUI

Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled a powerful new tool to keep drunk drivers off of the Commonwealth’s roadways.


Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables receives Virginia Tourism Corporation grant for tourism marketing

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables received $5,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.


McAuliffe announces federal grants to help 6,000 students gain access to higher education

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of just ten states awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to train career, technical education teachers

Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.


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McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in the City of Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Relay Foods will expand its Richmond fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and to support the company’s entry into new markets.


Keep Virginia Beautiful announces 30 in 30 grant winners

Keep Virginia Beautiful announced its “30 Grants In 30 Days” recipients for 2014. A grant winner will be announced daily on KVB’s website from September 15th to October 14th.


HR senior center members participated in healthcare assessment

Members of Price Rotary Senior Center, Timberville Broadway Senior Center and East Rockingham Senior Center participated in a free healthcare assessment screening for heart disease and diabetes at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on September 10 and 11.


JMU men’s soccer defeats Belmont, 2-1

Senior forward Josh Grant (Plymouth, England/Torpoint College) tallied his seventh career game-winning goalFriday night as the James Madison men’s soccer team topped Belmont 2-1 in the Belmont Invitational at Rose Park.


BOOST grant deadline Sept. 15

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST – formerly the Micro-Tourism Local Leverage Grant program) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro through the award of grant funding up to $3,000 per entry/event.


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Researchers receive $1.6 million grant to improve programs for preschoolers with behavior problems

A $1.6 million grant awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University professors will help improve services aimed at preschool children with problem behaviors in early childhood education and Head Start classrooms.


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Hand in the cookie jar? Democrats raise issue with Terry Kilgore, tobacco commission

Yesterday marked yet another episode in the shady saga of Terry Kilgore as he continues to use his official Tobacco Commission chairmanship to benefit his family members.


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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.


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McAuliffe announces measures to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians

Today Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.


W&L first-year class sets admission, financial aid records

When fall semester undergraduate classes begin Sept. 11, Washington and Lee University will enroll its most qualified first-year class, selected from a near-record number of applicants.


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Senior News: Briefs from local senior centers

News from senior centers run by Valley Program for Aging Services.


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Charlottesville recognized for Governor’s Technology Award

The City of Charlottesville received the Enhanced Situational Awareness Award in the category of Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government during the annual Governor’s Technology Awards.


McAuliffe announces second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the recipients of the second round of Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund grants.


Waste Management Awards keep Virginia beautiful with Think Green® grant

The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are part of the environmental services company’s commitment to encourage the development and sustainability of environmental solutions that improve community environments.


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Virginia receives National Governor’s Association grant

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting college choice

Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education.


Foundation helps small Virginia farms secure grant money

Almost 250 agricultural businesses nationwide recently received a total of $25 million to help expand their operations and create value-added products.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 500 new jobs in the City of Newport News

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, will invest approximately $150 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


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BRCC hosts exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore

Blue Ridge Community College is hosting an exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore entitled “Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park.”


American Farm Bureau offering farm bill resources online

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a series of videos and launched a website at goo.gl/ujjnny to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill.


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.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Supreme Court stay in marriage case

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:


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USDA announces $25M to turn commodities into value-added products

USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market.


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VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center

VCU has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism — work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.


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ACLU, Lambda Legal ask Supreme Court to reject motion to delay Virginia marriages

Today, the ACLU, ACLU of Virginia and Lambda Legal will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg’s seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.


McAuliffe announces 160 new jobs in Smyth County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (MEC) will invest $10 million to expand its Virginia operations at a new manufacturing facility in the former Merillat plant in Atkins in Smyth County.


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McAuliffe announces second year of VEDP Going Global Defense Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) has received grant funding for a second year of its Going Global Defense Initiative (GGDI).


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Randy Forbes: Here’s how I can help

In high school, I worked for a local shoe store chain earning $1 an hour running stock for the salespeople out on the floor. I worked hard to keep the stock room in meticulous order because I knew it would save me time when a salesperson asked for a particular size. At the time of our annual sale, the regional manager wanted everyone out on the sales floor, even us stockers.


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National Organization for Marriage on same-sex marriage ruling

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, made the following statement on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on same-sex marriage in Virginia.


City of Waynesboro announces tourism grants available

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST – formerly the Micro-Tourism Local Leverage Grant program) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro through the award of grant funding up to $3,000 per entry/event.


Waynesboro Elks donate $1,000 to homeless shelter

Waynesboro Elks President Glenn Dean (left) presents a check for $1,000 to Pastor Paul (right) Pingel member of the Board of Directors of WARM (Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry).


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Forest trek goes high-tech

Visitors to the Conway Robinson State Forest can add a high-tech dimension to their outdoor experience. Informational signs on the forest have been updated to include QR codes.


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Grants to help veterans, minority farmers get started in agriculture

Partnerships continue USDA efforts supporting new farmers and build greater diversity in American agriculture


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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Do elementary school students toss out their fruits and veggies?

After new federal school meal regulations were rolled out in 2010, widespread news reports circulated that school children were grossed out by the healthier lunches and were simply tossing the newly required fruits and vegetables and whole grains.