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Sen. Warner urges banking regulators to address consumer financial protections

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who chaired the first congressional hearing after the 2013 data breach at Target, sent a letter to federal banking regulators today questioning the lack of follow-up to better protect consumers.


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Gas prices continue free fall into 2015

The national average price of gas has fallen for a record 106 days to $2.17 per gallon (Friday), every day since September 25, which is the lowest average since May 8, 2009.


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Is sub-$2 a gallon gas possible soon?

Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.


nTelos to refocus strategic efforts on western markets

nTelos Holdings Corp. announced several strategic initiatives to refocus on its Western Markets.


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Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.


First Bank to acquire six Bank of America branches

First Bank will acquire the branch banking operations of six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia regions from Bank of America.


Augusta Free Press Small Business Advertising Special: $200

December is the busiest retail month, and Augusta Free Press wants to help small businesses with an affordable flat fee to reach potential customers every day throughout the month!


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Gas prices on longest consecutive decline since 2008

The national average price of gas has dropped for 50 days in a row (through Friday), a cumulative decline of 44 cents, which is the longest consecutive decline since 2008.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


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Art for Gifts opens at Staunton Augusta Art Center on Nov. 14

The Big Elf is checking his list right about now, so ’tis the season for the Staunton Augusta Art Center Art for Gifts!


Farm-raised fall decorations can be good business

When fall colors and mountain vistas beckon to visitors, it can make for a magical and profitable combination for farmers. Agritourism can add as much as $24,000 to a farm’s bottom line in a year.


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Celebrating Chincoteague salts during Virginia Oyster Month

“Virginia is for Lovers” – of oysters – during the month of November as proclaimed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Seven flavorful regions stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore means a harvest of delicious bivalve dishes.


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McAuliffe announces 25 new jobs in Madison County

PH International, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of home decor and garden products headquartered in Madison County, will invest $4.5 million to consolidate operations at its Madison County facility.


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Agriculture in the digital age: Yes, there’s an app for that

When you think of farming tools, you may think of tractors, cultivators, combines and other heavy equipment. In today’s digital age, a farmer is just as likely to be using another tool.


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National gas prices under symbolic $3 per gallon average

At long last! Tomorrow, the national average retail price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline will drop below a dreaded psychological barrier – the $3 a gallon threshold.


nTelos reports third quarter earnings

NTELOS Holdings Corp., a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications announced today operating and financial results for its third quarter.


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Country-of-origin labeling caught up in trade dispute

Country-of-origin-labeling was approved in 2009 as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, but Canada and Mexico immediately filed suit in the World Trade Organization.


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Study finds agriculture still a large part of Fauquier economy

According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.


Stone Brewing Co. to establish operation in Richmond

Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, will, pending city approvals next week, invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store and administrative offices in the City of Richmond.


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Gas prices falling into September: AAA

Ahead of the switch over to cheaper winter-blended fuel on Monday (September 15), the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.41 per gallon Friday, down three cents from the previous week.


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Hickory syrup venture brings sweet taste of success

The old saying “barking up the wrong tree’’ does not apply to Travis and Joyce Miller. The retired couple is enjoying the sweet taste of success with their Falling Bark Farm hickory syrup.


It’s not just police: Waynesboro does everything on the cheap

There has been a good bit of attention the past couple of weeks on Waynesboro’s ongoing issues with an understaffed, underpaid police force, as if this is a new development.


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Stephen Eldridge: The ‘Fair Tax’ is a fraud

The “Fair Tax” (“FT”) is a fraud – it is more wealth redistribution, and a financial scam.


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Chapter closing for Staunton Creative Community Fund first loan client

Charlie Cubbage became the newly formed Staunton Creative Community Fund’s first loan client in June of 2008. He was looking to expand Charlie’s Tool Repair which had grown slowly over the years even before becoming a stand-alone business in 1994.


Sen. Warner named Legislator of the Year by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) their Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.


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Virginia’s popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns Friday

It’s time to make your shopping list because Virginia’s popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.


nTelos announces second quarter results

nTelos Holdings Corp. (the “Company,” NASDAQ: NTLS), a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications and home to the “best value in wireless,” announced today operating and financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.


Staunton store sets sights on innovative fabric protection product

A mainstay Staunton business that has carved a niche in the local retail market with the traditional artisan craft of quilting is confident that people want to more economically and safely protect family heirlooms and items of historic value without compromising the integrity of the fabrics.


Marco’s Authentic Italian Pizza partnering with UVA great Ralph Sampson

WC Global Restaurant Partners LLC is a joint venture of WC Global Franchise Partners LLC and Tidewater Nutritional Discs LLC, and is led by NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson, CEO of Winner’s Circle Enterprises.


Summer picnics still a bargain at less than $6 per person

A typical summer picnic will cost slightly more this year than last, but it’s still a bargain at less than $6 per person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.


Pushing buttons? Open carry guys seem to want their guns taken away

The open carry gun groups sure are getting what they want. If what they want is more public pressure to put restrictions on gun rights.


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Jewelry workshop at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in conjunction with Susan Abeles and Gertraud Hechl of Bonhams Auction House will conduct a hands-on jewelry workshop at the Wilson Library and Research Center in Staunton.


USDA: Americans checking nutritional information, eating better

American adults appear to be making better nutritional choices and making better use of available nutritional information, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced earlier this year.


Shenandoah National Park expands Neighbor Appreciation Day

Each year Shenandoah National Park staff invite community neighbors to enjoy a fee-free day in the park in celebration of Shenandoah Neighbors’ Day.


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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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Medicaid expansion to help working individuals in Virginia

Almost 60 percent of the 360,000 Virginians who would benefit from the state’s Medicaid expansion—roughly 212,000 residents—are working Virginians employed in occupations that most people rely on daily and are critical to the state’s economy.


Sprint, nTelos extend strategic network alliance through 2022

Sprint Corporation (“Sprint,” NYSE: S) and NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. (“nTelos”) reached an amended agreement to extend their Strategic Network Alliance (“SNA”) through 2022.


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DuPont Community Credit Union recognized for innovation

Leading card processing company Payment Systems for Credit Unions (PSCU) recently awarded DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) the 2014 MoPro In-Action Innovation Award based on DCCU’s online banking and credit card products.


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Chainsaws and accessories added to Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to stock up on items you may need if an emergency strikes Virginia bringing strong winds and rain, power outages, and possibly limited access to food and water.


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Warner named Hero of Main Street by retail group

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) a “Hero of Main Street” for his consistent support for small businesses and the retail industry, which supports over one million jobs in Virginia.