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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).


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Weems, Martinez go deep in Salem Red Sox win

The Salem Red Sox beat the Carolina Mudcats 5-1 at LewisGale Field Wednesday night.


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Iraq civil war fuels higher gas prices

The Iraq civil war is fueling higher pump prices in the U.S. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose to $3.68 per gallon Friday, up three cents from one week ago.


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AAA: Iraq crisis could push gas prices up

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the modern self-serve fueling station with the national average price for regular unleaded gas dropping a penny from last week to $3.65 per gallon.


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Warner Senate staff office hours in Staunton

Sam Louis Taylor, Outreach Representative at Senator Mark Warner’s Roanoke office, will be holding remote office hours in Staunton on Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Staunton City Hall, 116 W. Beverley St., Staunton.


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AAA: Gas prices hold steady

Two weeks into the summer driving season, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.66 per gallon, even with last Friday.


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Groups push Cantor, Goodlatte on Voting Rights Act

Local chapters of civil rights and voting groups are taking out full page ads in the Roanoke Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch calling on their members of Congress to move the process forward on the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act


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AAA: Higher gas prices to start the summer driving season

The summer driving season started last weekend and motorists paid slightly more for gas at this time of year than in the previous two years ($3.66) – three cents more than in 2013 ($3.63) and two cents more than in 2012 ($3.64).


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Optical Cable Corporation wins presidential export award

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Optical Cable Corporation (OCC®), www.occfiber.com, with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.