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EMU picked fourth in ODAC preseason cross country poll

One thing is sure after a quick look at the ODAC men’s cross country preseason poll – not much is sure. The EMU men ended up fourth in the poll, conducted by the league’s coaches, although they were just a single point out of third place in a jumbled ranking.


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Salem tops Dash, 2-1, avoids sweep

Simon Mercedes held the Dash to just one run on four hits over six and a third innings, paving to the way to Salem’s narrow 2-1 triumph over Winston-Salem on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark.


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Baseball great Mike Torrez dishes on MLB, ’77 Series, Lucky Bucky

Mike Torrez is the Ralph Branca of his generation. Like Branca, who gave up the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, the Bobby Thomson “Giants win the pennant” homer in a 1951 National League playoff, Torrez, who won 185 big-league games in 18 seasons, including two in the 1977 World Series as a New York Yankee, will forever be remembered for the one that got away.


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Baseball great Mike Torrez talks with AFP editor Chris Graham

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews former Major League pitcher Mike Torrez, who will be in Roanoke and Salem on Saturday with the Mobil Super “Go the Distance” Baseball Tour.


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Sen. Mark Warner agrees to debates, forums, insists on including third-party candidate

Today the campaign of Sen. Mark Warner announced his acceptance of eight additional joint public forums with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates, to discuss the issues most important to Virginians.


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Good news: Double-digit drops in prices at the gas pump

Gas prices have dropped by double digits in the past month and just in time for travelers wishing to take last minute vacations prior to the end of summer.


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$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.


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Virginia marks first flight at Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia legislators from across the Commonwealth celebrated the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership’s First Flight ceremony at Virginia Tech on Wednesday.


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AAA: Gas prices down 20 cents a gallon since late June

This week, for the first time since March 12, the national average price for unleaded gasoline has dropped below $3.50 per gallon. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.48 per gallon Friday, down four cents from last week.


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GOP activist leaves party, joins Robert Sarvis Senate campaign

Roanoke native and political activist Caleb Coulter has resigned his position with the Republican Party in order to work as full-time campaign manager for the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis.


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AAA: Where are gas prices headed from here?

Amid continuing geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, American motorists are paying the lowest average retail price at the gas pump since mid-March.


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Del. Sam Rasoul invites GOP state treasurer to roundtable discussion

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul has joined others in denouncing comments made by Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds.


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Kaine touts grants to fund mental health services

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for awarding more than $1.7 million in grants to support behavioral and mental health services at seven locations across Virginia.


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Kaine, White House drug policy director, discuss Virginia opiod crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with White House Drug Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli to discuss the opioid crisis in Virginia and next steps to combat the epidemic.


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Ground breaking for expansion of forensic laboratory, medical examiner facility

Representatives from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) and the Virginia Department of Health, as well as Secretary of Administration Nancy Rodrigues and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran, broke ground this week on a cutting-edge forensic laboratory and medical examiner facility.