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Unleash the hounds: Bob McDonnell, oppo research and Richmond

Bob McDonnell is about to pull two years of hard time in a federal prison for accepting loans and gifts from a political benefactor.


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History-rich craft ciders are in demand

Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.


Tarpey’s triple-double leads William and Mary past JMU, 81-73

Terry Tarpey recorded the first triple-double in William and Mary’s 110-year history and Marcus Thornton knocked down seven treys to lead the Tribe to an 81-73 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory over James Madison on Saturday afternoon at Kaplan Arena.


JMU announces Tom Foley as new men’s soccer coach

No stranger to JMU men’s soccer, Tom Foley has officially taken over as head coach of the program for the 2015 campaign, after serving 12 years on the coaching staff.


JMU women’s basketball captures 77-55 win at Northeastern

James Madison women’s basketball opened at Northeastern on a 9-0 run and never looked back as the Dukes earned a 77-55 win in their Colonial Athletic Association road opener on Friday night at Cabot Center in Boston, Massachusetts.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen, GM Scot McCloughan

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen and general manager Scot McCloughan talk with reporters on Friday.


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Bob Goodlatte: Stopping unconstitutional immigration actions

Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.


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The need for a truth and reconciliation process

The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process.


Bridgewater College professor publishes account of 1984 Dayton poultry strike

An associate professor of economics at Bridgewater College has published an account of a quarrelsome 1984 poultry strike at the Marval plant in Dayton, Va.


JMU lands 1,000th win with 74-57 victory over UNCW

With a 74-57 victory over UNCW on Tuesday night at the JMU Convocation Center, the James Madison women’s basketball team became the third program in the country to reach the 1,000 wins mark. JMU joins Tennessee and Louisiana Tech as the only programs to reach the elite plateau.


Separating fact from fiction: A literary salon with Charles Lewis

Journalist Courteney Stuart will interview investigative journalist and bestselling author Charles Lewis about his latest book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity.


Bridgewater College professors to give presentation on swords

Drs. Gavin Lawson and Clifford Harmon will present “Swords in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” at7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Gov. McAuliffe statement on Bob McDonnell sentencing

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the sentencing hearing of former Governor Bob McDonnell.


UNC wide receiver T.J. Thorpe transfers to UVA, eligible immediately

Wide receiver and kick return specialist T.J. Thorpe (Durham, N.C.) has announced he will transfer to UVA for his final year of football eligibility.


The Greenbrier unveils second annual Discovery Series

To kick off the new year, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its second annual Discovery Series, a collection of 10 themed weekends meant to elevate the senses, uncover hidden passions and cultivate the palate.


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Randy Forbes: The one New Year’s goal our nation needs

At the beginning of a new year, we stand at the cusp of possibility. We have the chance for a fresh start. And though the start of the New Year may not bring with it a completely blank slate, it at least offers an opportunity to recalibrate.


Annual concert celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.


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President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


Press Conference: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Cowboys (11-4) play the Washington Redskins (4-11) on Sunday.


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Potomac Nationals annual Hot Stove Banquet & Silent Sports Memorabilia Auction set

The Potomac Nationals have announced the club’s 20th annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Sports Memorabilia Auction, the official offseason kickoff event for the 2015 season, will be held on Sunday, January 25th, 2015.


Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams selected to NFL Pro Bowl

The National Football League announced today that tackle Trent Williams has been selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl. The annual contest of the NFL’s best will take place Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.


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Richmond Flying Squirrels unveil 2015 coaching staff

The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants have announced the 2015 Field Staff for their Double-A affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Taking control as the new Manager is Jose Alguacil, replacing Russ Morman after a successful campaign for the Squirrels last year.


Civil War battlefield restoration effort accelerated due to emerald ash borer

The restoration of the Third Winchester battlefield is the largest such project in the history of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF.) The organization’s multi-year effort now has the additional purpose of combating the damage being done by an emerald ash borer infestation.


Louisville’s Rozier, Duke’s Okafor honored as ACC basketball players of the week

Louisville sophomore guard Terry Rozier has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season in a vote by a select media panel.


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Bucknell rallies past #10 UVA wrestling, 20-16

The 10th-ranked UVA wrestling team dropped a 20-16 decision at Bucknell Saturday (Dec. 20) at Davis Gym. The Cavaliers (5-2) were leading 16-7 with four bouts remaining, but the Bison (1-1) captured all four weight classes to pull off the comeback victory.