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Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $782 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 11,283 jobs in adjacent communities.


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Virginia counties honored for digital information efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe today congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey.


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Sarvis: My place in Senate race makes it more competitive

Today, in response to Roanoke College’s just-released July poll of registered Virginia voters, Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate Robert Sarvis released the following statement.


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Poll: Warner with huge lead on Gillespie, Sarvis in Senate race

A new Roanoke College poll out Wednesday has Democrat Mark Warner comfortably ahead of Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Robert Sarvis.


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AAA: Gas prices in mid-summer slide

As predicted by AAA, the retail price at the gas pump continued to tick lower following the Independence Day holiday due primarily to lower crude oil costs as the situation stabilizes in Iraq.


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EMU announces fall sports live webcasts

Picking up on the successful trial run from 2013, EMU has announced it plans to stream a free video webcast of select games on the Turf Field again this fall.


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Former Bridgewater College basketball player earns prestigious scholarship

Former Bridgewater College men’s basketball player Ronnie Thomas will have the opportunity of a lifetime starting in August when he travels to Ireland to take part in the Victory Scholarship program through Sport Changes Life.


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DISH partners with nTelos, brings high-speed broadband to parts of Virginia

DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and nTelos Wireless (NASDAQ: NTLS) are now offering a new high-speed Internet service to residents in Virginia including parts of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Roanoke.


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AAA: Have summer gas prices peaked?

Have gas prices peaked for the summer? All the telltale signs, tea leaves, gut-feelings and educated-guesses market watchers and energy analysts hazard to use point that way.


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Bob Goodlatte and term limits: Time to forgive and move on

Every two years, Bob Goodlatte is reminded of a campaign promise he made way back in 1992, when he was making his first bid for the Sixth District congressional seat.


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Fourth of July gas prices highest in six years

Although the national average price of gas has remained relatively steady as we approach the Fourth of July holiday, prices at the pump remain at a six-year high for this time of year.


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McAuliffe announces SOL Innovation Committee members

The McAuliffe Administration announced the members and first meeting date for Virginia’s Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.


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Miss State Fair Courtney Garrett is crowned Miss Virginia

The reigning Miss State Fair of Virginia, Courtney Garrett, was crowned Miss Virginia 2014 June 28 at the Roanoke Civic Center.


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EMU announces men’s, women’s soccer schedules

The EMU men’s soccer team announced their 2014 schedule today, with the season opener slated for August 29. The Royals have a 19-game slate lined up, including 10 home games in Harrisonburg.


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AAA: Gas prices highest in six years

As we approach the end of the first full month of the 2014 summer driving season, the national price for regular unleaded gas is $3.68 per gallon, which is the highest price for early summer in six years (prices topped $4 per gallon in July 2008).