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Governor McAuliffe announces 50 new jobs in Newport News

Printpack, one of the largest flexible packaging converters in the United States, will invest $25.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Newport News.


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Governor McAuliffe announces property reserved for Jefferson Lab expansion

Today, Governor McAuliffe announced that the City of Newport News and a contractor for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have agreed on principles to transfer property needed for a major expansion of the lab.


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Canon Virginia to expand printer cartridge manufacturing, toner production operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., will invest $100 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


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Copper Fox Distillery committing to source 100% Virginia-grown products, revitalize Williamsburg site

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Copper Fox Distillery (www.copperfox.biz) will open its second malting, production, aging, and tasting facility in the City of Williamsburg.


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State of LGBT equality in nine Virginia cities detailed in HRC New Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including nine in Virginia.


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Mark Herring Inaugural Committee closes out with donations to 11 charities

Attorney General Mark Herring announced donations today to 11 Virginia charities, closing out the funds donated to his inaugural committee in accordance with Virginia election law.


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ACLU of Virginia demands information on telephone analysis sharing network

The ACLU of Virginia on Friday released a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request it sent in response to allegations that the Hampton Roads Telephone Analysis Sharing Network may be sharing and storing data unconstitutionally.


virginia general assembly

Senate Democrats praise McAuliffe for creating good government commission

This afternoon, Senate Democrats praised Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of a new commission to propose ethics, transparency, and various other good government reforms.


Bridgewater College football

Bridgewater College football set to close out non-conference slate at Apprentice

On Saturday afternoon, the Bridgewater Eagles football team will put its unbeaten record on the line and close out the non-conference slate when it travels to Newport News, Virginia to meet up with Apprentice.


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Virginia Department of Health updates closure of shellfish harvesting

The Virginia Department of Health announced Friday that a portion of the James River will be opened to harvesting shellfish effective September 20, 2014.


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Newport News gang member convicted of 2008 double murder

Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” was convicted Thursday for his role in the 2008 murder of two Newport News teens.


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Bridgewater football rocks Greensboro, 43-14

Junior Matthew Pisarcik connected twice with Jayme Perry for a pair of scores and accounted for four touchdowns as the Bridgewater Eagles football team rolled past the visiting Greensboro Pride by a 43-14 score on Saturday night at the Jopson Athletic Complex.


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McAuliffe announces members of the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success

On August 11, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 22, establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success.


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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.


Climate activists to launch road to the People’s Climate March

Multiple environmental groups have come together to host a Climate Action Weekend Workshop for statewide climate activist leaders on the weekend of August 23-24. Around 60 climate activists will be gathered at a local conference hotel center to talk strategy and launch the statewide effort to get Virginians up to the People’s Climate March in New […]


Mariners’ Museum receives key components from Oracle’s America’s Cup winner

The Mariners’ Museum has received a donation of key components from the 2013 America’s Cup-winning Oracle Team USA catamaran.


congress

Warner, Kaine tout Virginia defense dollars

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded passage by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the $549.3 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2015, which includes funding for top defense priorities for Virginia.


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Marva Maid Press Statement

Nothing is more important to us than delivering a safe and nutritious product to our customers. Marva Maid Dairy takes all customer complaints seriously, and is committed to investigating and resolving customer complaints as quickly as possible.


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Advisory on Marva Maid Milk products dated May 30-June 2

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) advises consumers to not consume any Marva Maid Dairy milk in ½ pint containers with sell by dates from May 30 through June 2, 2014.


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VMI football opening spring scrimmage is offensive showcase

VMI’s first spring football scrimmage started with a long scoring play, but the defense rebounded to control the second half as the Keydets conducted their first extended scrimmage of drills Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs hybrid tax repeal

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed HB 975, repealing the $64 annual tax on hybrid electric vehicles. The bill had passed the Senate on a vote of 37-1, with all 20 Democrats voting in favor.


Chris Graham: Why did Senate Democrats kill the Tebow Bill?

Senate Democrats are crowing about how they killed the so-called Tebow Bill, which would allow home-schooled students to participate in athletics on public-sports teams. Congratulations for your hard work to deny opportunities to innocent teenagers.


virginia general assembly

State Senate Democrats killed Tebow Bill

The Senate Committee on Education & Health voted 9-6 on Thursday to defeat a so-called “Tebow bill” that would have effectively forced public school districts to allow home school students to participate in their athletics programs. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats opposing the bill.


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Warner, Kaine urge Secretary Hagel to maintain 11-carrier fleet

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Tuesday urging him to maintain the full 11-aircraft carrier strike group as he crafts the FY15 defense budget.


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Mark Herring announces attorney general transition team

Mark Herring, now calling himself attorney general-elect, is beginning the process of governing by announcing his transition committee co-chairs as well as his transition director.


Virginia Amtrak readership grows

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year and after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth’s economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.


Report: Virginia manufacturing jobs down 7.1 percent in 2008-2009

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Industrial employment in Virginia fell 7.1 percent over the past 12 months according to the 2010 Virginia Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by the Evanston, Ill.,-based Manufacturers’ News Inc. MNI reports Virginia lost 26,531 industrial jobs and 377 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009.


Videocast: Barack Obama in Newport News

Video from Barack Obama’s campaign stop in Newport News on Saturday. Length: 36:41