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Randy Forbes: Casting hope this holiday season

This holiday season is an opportunity for us to look around and see the wins that are happening all around us.


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Dominion gives $1 million to community organizations that provide housing, food and healthcare

Dominion Resources announced Monday that it is providing $1 million in grants through its charitable foundation to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across 12 states this holiday season.


Mathers thanks you for giving this holiday season

The Mathers Team, our colleagues, associates and friends pitched in to make the holidays brighter for a number of people in need this Christmas season.


Bigger Virginia Tech football news: The bowl, or Bud Foster?

Virginia Tech will play Cincinnati in the Military Bowl on Saturday, but that is a distant second in term of big news surrounding the Hokies football program this week. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the contract extension given to Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.


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Virginia State Police: Drive to save lives

This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Virginia State Police has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


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Paid family leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers

Employers might want to provide paid family leave, but feel that the business can’t afford to. Luckily there is a solution. Just over one year ago, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the FAMILY Act that would create a national paid family leave insurance program.


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Gas prices drop to five year low: A holiday gift for motorists

Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.


Celebrate five years of fruitcake science at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating a special anniversary this holiday season – the 5th year of Fruitcake Science.


AccuWeather: Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here are your odds

AccuWeather reports upon the millions of Christmas cards that hit store shelves each holiday season, many are strewn with images of a homey dwelling tucked under puffy mounds of white snow. While many dream of a similar white Christmas setting to fall during the winter celebrations, conditions do not always align to bring the picture-perfect snowy scene.


Ken Plum: A legislator’s holiday season

The multiple celebrations that make up the holiday season bring travel, big meals, and family and friend reunions. For state legislators the end of the year and the holidays bring an additional dimension: preparation for the next legislative session.


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SCC: Review your insurance plans before the holiday season

When planning for the holiday season, the State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to check with their insurance agent.


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Attorney General Mark Herring shares important tips for safe holiday shopping

Whether shopping at the mall, at a local small business, or online, 2014 holiday sales nationwide are forecast to reach approximately $616.9 billion dollars.


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Randy Forbes: Is your identity safe this holiday season?

When busy shopping malls were the primary way to shop during the holiday season, lines wrapped around the stores and the biggest security concern was to make sure you didn’t leave your purse or wallet unattended while you reached into your cart or put bags in your car.


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Gas prices 50 cents lower than 2013

Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.


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Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe to light Capitol Tree, open mansion to the public

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy S. McAuliffe will light Virginia’s Capitol Tree on the South Portico of the historic State Capitol in a public ceremony on Friday, December 5.


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Give something that means something: Blood or platelets

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.


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Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations this holiday season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation.


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AAA offers Gray Thursday, Black Friday shopping tips

The National Retail Federation predicts that approximately 95.5 million shoppers nationwide will take advantage of Black Friday deals and nearly 26 million on Gray Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).


Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.


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Deck the halls with real, Virginia Grown trees this holiday season

To encourage consumers to choose a Virginia Grown tree, Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims December as “Virginia Christmas Tree Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


37th annual Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia

Dust off your conductor’s hat this Thanksgiving weekend and get ready for the 37th Annual Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia.


Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely.


Food Bank clients face tough choices this holiday season

Families on limited incomes throughout the Blue Ridge area continue to make difficult choices between their basic needs and putting food on the table, according to a recent study of hunger in the area.


Shenandoah National Park announces fall, winter Visitor Center hours

The Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6 on Skyline Drive) and the Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) in Shenandoah National Park will both be open on Thanksgiving Day.


EMU music gala to showcase orchestra, choirs and wind ensemble

The annual gala concert at Eastern Mennonite University is “a kaleidoscope,” says music professor Ken J. Nafziger, who conducts the chamber choir.