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virginia democrats

Dems announce speakers for 2017 Labor Day Celebration

The Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Democratic committees announced the list of speakers to the 2017 Democratic Labor Day Celebration.


business

The importance of employee ownership

Labor Day is a time for us to celebrate the workers who make our economy grow – the people without whom businesses could not survive and thrive.


fhwa

Labor Day crashes take 15 lives in Virginia

Nine drivers, four passengers, a pedestrian and a bicyclist all lost their lives to traffic crashes in Virginia over the 2015 Labor Day weekend, according to preliminary data.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: The power of work and American values

Work is a silver thread throughout the American character. Throughout history, it has been individual Americans who have helped our nation burst through economic sluggishness.


fhwa

America’s road team captains offer life saving tips for Labor Day travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the the nearly 1 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Labor Day weekend to drive safely and follow several simple tips in order to keep this a safe holiday.


ACC, Notre Dame announce football playing dates through 2025

The ACC and Notre Dame have announced their football playing dates through the 2025 season, formally sealing the partnership that began this season and will feature an average of five games per year over a 12-year span.


Staunton man arrested for sexual assault

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man for a sexual assault that took place in early September at a Waynesboro apartment complex. Daniel Matthew Vest Jr., 18 years old, faces one felony count of rape for the Labor Day attack of a 54-year-old victim.


Ken Plum: Back to school

Although it has been many years since I was a teacher in the classroom, I still get a nervous stomach around Labor Day each year in anticipation of the beginning of a new school year.


Robert Sarvis tells Dems, Republicans alike how it is

Robert Sarvis ran for governor in Virginia as the Libertarian Party nominee in 2013, and despite barely registering a peep in the discourse of the campaign with all the attention on Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, he still received 6.5 percent of the statewide vote.


mark warner

The start of the 2014 Senate race with Mark Warner in Buena Vista

Mark Warner was searching for the right front porch. “There was one lady I wanted to make sure to see, and I hope I got her, because she told somebody last night, Make sure he comes up and kisses me on my porch, and I couldn’t remember which porch, so I made sure I went up to every porch.”


mark warner

Video: U.S. Senator Mark Warner on Labor Day in Buena Vista

Footage from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s speech at the 2014 Buena Vista Labor Day event.


ed gillespie

Video: Republican Senate nominee Ed Gillespie on Labor Day

Footage from Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie’s speech at the 2014 Buena Vista Labor Day event.


Video: Libertarian Senate candidate Robert Sarvis in Buena Vista

Footage from Libertarian Senate candidate Robert Sarvis’s speech at the 2014 Buena Vista Labor Day event.


bob goodlatte

Video: Bob Goodlatte Labor Day speech

Footage from U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte’s speech at the 2014 Buena Vista Labor Day event.


Video: Sixth District Libertarian nominee Will Hammer

Footage from Libertarian congressional candidate Will Hammer’s speech at the 2014 Buena Vista Labor Day event.


p-nats

Potomac Nationals sweep Keys, eliminate Frederick from wild-card race

The Potomac Nationals (77-58, 39-27) swept the Frederick Keys (65-71, 33-36) at Harry Grove Stadium in a Sunday doubleheader by the final scores of 6-5 and 5-4.


aaa

Budget extra travel time as schools open, many return to work

This Tuesday as children and school personnel head back to school, many motorists will find their once easy and fast route to work is now much slower.


newspaper

Labor Day government closings, schedule changes

News and notes from the region related to the Labor Day holiday.


Water Country closes for the season

There are just a few days left to experience Water Country USA’s newest family-thrill attraction Colossal Curl®, plus the park’s vast array of attractions that includes 42 water slides, refreshing pools, lazy rivers and kid-friendly play areas.


News Roundup: Military plane crash, Bob McDonnell trial, Labor Day in Buena Vista

A grim discovery last night in Deerfield, Va., as investigators discovered the remains of Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., the pilot on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Orleans whose F-15C jet crashed in the mountains of western Augusta County early Wednesday morning.


aaa

Gas prices continue to fall heading into Labor Day weekend

Gas prices continue to head downward as nearly 30 million travelers take to the roads to celebrate the last travel holiday of the summer.


virginia

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.


aaa

AAA: Nearly 1 million Virginians traveling for Labor Day

AAA Travel projects nearly one million (964,305) Virginians will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a very slight increase of 0.5% over 2013.


police

State Police beefing up DUI enforcement Labor Day weekend

As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through the Commonwealth this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police.


newspaper

Labor Day Wine and Music Fest at Rebec Vineyards

The fourth annual Labor Day Wine and Music Fest, featuring nine wineries and three bands, will take place on Saturday, August 30th, from noon-6pm. at Rebec Vineyards, home of the Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival.