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Even an hour of TV a day ups risk of childhood obesity, UVA study finds

Children who view television as little as an hour a day are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and gain more unhealthy weight over time, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.


Governor McAuliffe announces major television series will film in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that PBS has selected Virginia as the filming location for a new Civil War television series that is a blend of hospital drama and family saga.


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After 40 years, the voice of the Marching Virginians is signing off

If you’ve been to a Virginia Tech football game in the last 40 years, you’ve heard Paul A. “Tony” Distler’s distinctive and clear baritone boom over the public address system during the Marching Virginians’ halftime show.


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Virginia film industry grows 16 percent in 2013

The total economic impact of the film industry in Virginia in 2013 was $382.5 million, providing $19.4 million in state and local tax revenue for the Commonwealth.


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UVA lacrosse season tickets now on sale

Season tickets for the 2015 UVA men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons are now on sale. Virginia lacrosse season tickets may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com.


JMU football announces 2015 schedule

James Madison University director of athletics Jeff Bourne announced the schedule for the 2015 football season today, including six home games at Bridgeforth Stadium.


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David Swanson: 57 candidates and nothing on

I was lucky to attend a debate among the candidates for Congress from Virginia’s Fifth District just before Game 7 of the World Series. This was the kind of event you can write about while drinking beer and yelling at a television with your family. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any other way you could write about it.


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Bitcoin’s prices will be sunk by attrition

Bitcoin (BTC) is about to experience attrition. This means that some merchants who currently accept the cryptocurrency will change course, and stop taking payments in BTC.


Lily Tomlin is returning to The Paramount Theater

The Paramount is proud to welcome back to their stage the great Lily Tomlin on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8PM. Tickets for this live performance go on sale this week and open to the general public on Friday, October 24.


Sen. John Warner talks shared Virginia First philosophy in new Mark Warner TV ad

Today, Senator Mark Warner’s campaign launched a new television ad, “Virginia First,” featuring former Republican U.S. Senator John Warner. John Warner endorsed Senator Mark Warner for re-election in January 2014. This is the first time John Warner has endorsed a Democrat for elected office in Virginia.


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Garden mums are easy option for fall color

Burgundy, burnt orange, purple, pink and yellow are all colors of the hardy chrysanthemum, one of the most popular plants in Virginia’s fall gardens.


Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.


Pat Byington: Celebrating America’s wilderness

Fifty years ago this year, Congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed into law The Wilderness Act of 1964. The act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and allowed Congress to permanently protect some of America’s most special and beautiful places as wilderness.


VirginiaSportsTV unveils new YouTube integration for UVA athletics

VirginiaSportsTV.com has introduced a new integrated YouTube channel for UVA athletics, providing full HD video, cross-platform compatibility and adjustable data rates based on connection speed.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. ODU (3-1) takes on Middle Tennessee State (2-2) on Friday night.


Extras needed for AMC TV series filming in Richmond

The AMC television series TURN: Washington’s Spies begins filming in the Central Virginia/Richmond area at the end of September and continues through February 2015.


Oscar-nominated Amir Windowm to speak at Bridgewater College

Amir Windom, Oscar-nominated and Grammy Award-winning record executive, will speak Tuesday, Sept.16, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Ginseng harvest season has begun

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces the opening of the wild ginseng harvest season.


CAA slate completes 2014-15 JMU women’s basketball schedule

The James Madison women’s basketball team begins its Colonial Athletic Association title defense onSunday, Jan. 4, 2015 when the Dukes host Towson in their CAA opener at the JMU Convocation Center, as the league announced the 2014-15 conference slate on Tuesday.


Social media, web, print, TV, radio, all working together for small business marketing

So you have your television, radio and print ads over here, and then over there, you have what you do online on the web and social media to promote your business, and never the twain shall meet.


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Virginia families need higher wages, Medicaid expansion

A new report shows that in Virginia, families are struggling with the reality of making ends meet on a limited budget while state legislators refuse to implement life and cost savings by expanding Medicaid.


Virginia Tech football legend Bruce Smith endorses Mark Warner in new TV ad

Hampton Roads native, NFL Hall of Famer, and Virginia Tech legend Bruce Smith endorsed Senator Mark Warner today in a new television ad that will be broadcast during Virginia Tech’s game against Ohio State on Saturday.


Robert Sarvis: New Ed Gillespie Senate TV ad is ‘classic misdirection’

Following the release of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie’s new “Blank Check” television advertisement, Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement.


Atlantic 10 men’s basketball 2017, 2018 championship sites announced

The Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will take on a new look and vibe when it moves to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2017 and to Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., in 2018.


Casting call for Civil War TV pilot being shot in Central Virginia

If you have ever wanted to appear on the small screen, this may be your chance! There will be an open casting call for background players for Point of Honor, an ABC Signature & Amazon Studios pilot directed by Randall Wallace.