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Free throws lift Ball State to 69-64 win over Longwood

The holidays weren’t quite finished for Ball State, which took advantage of 35 free trips to the free throw line to outlast Longwood, 69-64, Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena.


JMU men’s basketball falls to High Point, 80-71

Sophomore guard Jackson Kent (High Point, N.C./High Point Christian) tied a career high with 18 points but High Point used a second-half surge to get past James Madison, 80-71, in men’s basketball on Saturdayevening at the JMU Convocation Center.


Longwood bench scores 40 In 106-74 rout of Penn State Beaver

Longwood is becoming quite comfortable in Willett Hall. Led by a career-high 22 points from junior forward Shaquille Johnson, the Lancers routed Penn State Beaver 106-74 in Willett Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-1 on their home court.


Elizabeth German: UVA overcomes exam sluggishness

Appearing as though that hadn’t played played in 11 days, the University of Virginia basketball team eventually was able to show enough signs of life to coast to a 70-54 win over Cleveland State Thursday night.


UT Martin hands Longwood first home loss, 77-67

Deville Smith carried UT Martin through the second half and scored 13 of his 16 points over the final 20 minutes of the game to lead the Skyhawks to a 77-67 win over Longwood Saturday evening Willett Hall.


Youngstown State holds off Longwood late, wins 82-72

Youngstown State used timely shooting to stifle a late Longwood rally and defeat the Lancers 82-72 Saturday afternoon on the second day of the EMU Showcase at the EMU Convocation Center.


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Goodlatte: New Obama immigration policy is akin to border surge

A new Obama administration policy allowing lawful permanent residents to apply for in-country refugee processing amounts to a “government-sanctioned border surge,” in the words of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.


What happens when Mike London returns for a sixth season with UVA football?

No doubt that UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage will cite some vague notion of “improvement” as the rationale for giving Mike London yet another chance to get things turned around.


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Still work to do: Supreme Court ruling leaves marriage issue somewhat unresolved

Today the Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states, while deferring for another day the national resolution that Freedom to Marry, businesses, elected officials, and families across the country had urged now.


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Video: UVA-Pitt highlights

UVA holds off a late surge to beat Pittsburgh by a final score of 24-19. UVA senior running back Kevin Parks had a monster game, ripping off 169 yards rushing, which included a season-long 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.


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Community Foundation announces record year

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge recently announced at a gathering of its donors, volunteers, and community partners that so far in 2014 it has received new contributions and commitments of over $8.5 million.


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McAuliffe announces 50,000th birth certificate issued through DMV/VDH partnership

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a major milestone in the vital records partnership of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records.


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Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to renew insurance before hurricanes, disasters

With more than two months left in hurricane season, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting their property from loss.


Second-half surge lifts JMU field hockey past Longwood, 4-2

A pair of goals in the final 15 minutes by senior forward Bethany Ashworth (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and junior back Loes Stijntjes (Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) broke open a 2-2 tie between James Madison field hockey and Longwood to secure a 4-2 victory for the Dukes.


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Bob Goodlatte: House acts to curb border crisis

Over the last month, the flow of Central Americans attempting to enter the United States along the southern border has not stopped. Young children and teenagers, as well as their family members and other adults, continue to arrive on American soil in violation of the law.


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Bob Goodlatte: How Obama can stop the border crisis

Over the last several weeks, the surge of children, teenagers, and families – largely from Central America – attempting to enter the United States illegally has continued to grow. The failure of this Administration to enforce our immigration laws has lead to a disaster of President Obama’s own making.


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Cities: Situation shows immigration reform needed now

The recent activity on the border only demonstrates the absolute necessity that Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform.


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Gas prices expected to tick up with July 4 holiday approaching

Motorists across the country will likely need to reach further down into their wallets to fill their thirsty tanks as the threat of rising gas prices are on the horizon; just in time for the upcoming July 4 holiday travel weekend.


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VCU participates in nationwide clinical trial for heart failure patients

A new clinical trial at Virginia Commonwealth University is studying the safety and effectiveness of a new device for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe heart failure.


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Salem walks off against Wilmington, 2-1

Tied 1-1 into the last of the ninth, the Salem Red Sox received doubles from Kevin Mager and Matty Johnson to surge past the Wilmington Blue Rocks for a 2-1 victory in the series opener.


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Salem Red Sox top Lynchburg Hillcats, 6-4, in series opener

The Salem Red Sox scored all of their runs with two outs and erased multiple deficits to take down Lynchburg 6-4 on Thursday evening at City Stadium, winning their ninth straight game over the Hillcats.


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Salem Red Sox surge past Lynchburg, 8-5

The Salem Red Sox tied a franchise record with four triples and overcame multiple deficits to surpass the Hillcats 8-5 on Thursday night at LewisGale Field.


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Report: Young conservatives support gay marriage?

Recent polls show record-levels of support for the freedom to marry. This surge in support is only possible due to a major shift in Republican attitudes on gay marriage.


Small electrical fire closes Staunton Public Library

A small electrical fire occurred Monday in a computer room at the Staunton Public Library, located at 1 Churchville Avenue. All patrons and employees were safely evacuated from the building.


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EMU’s men’s basketball defeats Virginia-Lynchburg, 78-70

Despite never trailing in Friday’s non-conference game against Virginia University of Lynchburg, the Runnin Royals were happy just to get out with the win, taking a 78-70 decision in Yoder Arena. EMU improves to 6-4 on the year in advance of their final non-ODAC game Monday night against Goucher.


Teven Jones: Bigger than the box score

The line score isn’t what you’d call impressive: nine minutes, one point, one assist, one turnover. But Teven Jones might have been UVa.’s MVP in its 59-56 loss to #14 VCU Tuesday night. Jones entered the game with seven minutes left in the first half, and the Cavs trailing 21-14.


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UVa. women defeat High Point, 73-54 in home baskeball opener

The UVa. women’s basketball team (1-1) defeated High Point (1-1) 73-54 in UVa’s first home game of the 2013-14 season. Sophomore guard Faith Randolph (Derwood, Md.) matched her career high with 19 points to lead the Cavaliers in scoring for the second-straight game.


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Bob Goodlatte: Putting a Band-Aid on Healthcare.gov

Since the October 1st roll-out of Healthcare.gov, there has been no shortage of technical issues. The website, where under the president’s healthcare law Americans without insurance or required by the law to find new insurance can enroll in the new federally-run insurance exchanges, has been plagued by countless glitches.


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#1 Virginia women’s soccer wins at #11 Wake Forest, 2-0

The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team recorded its first ranked road win of the season, downing No. 11 Wake Forest 2-0 Sunday at Spry Stadium.


Focus | Webb discusses Afghanistan strategy

Raises questions about surge, withdrawal timeline Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net With AFP Audio U.S. Sen. Jim Webb has questions both about President Barack Obama’s planned Afghanistan troop surge and the goal set by the Obama administration to be able to begin drawing down troops from the Afghan theater in 2011. “My belief is that […]


The Rant | Getting it right on Afghanistan

  Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The critics on U.S. policy on Afghanistan are out in droves. What the peaceniks and jingoists seem to be missing is a sense of the stakes at play here, AFP editor Chris Graham says in today’s edition of The Rant. Key message: You don’t play politics with international […]