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The New Dominion Magazine wins two VPA awards

Staff Report freepress2@ntelos.net   The New Dominion Magazine won two awards in the 2009 News Contest sponsored by the Virginia Press Association. The awards were presented Saturday night in Roanoke at the VPA’s News Conference and Annual Meeting. The New Dominion Magazine competes in the crowded specialty-publications division, which includes a total of 38 publications […]


The Rant | Talk to the hand

   Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net AFP editor Chris Graham thinks the Palin-haters were too hard on the former Alaska governor for writing herself some crib notes ahead of a Q-and-A at an event over the weekend. What’s so bad about crib notes, Graham asks, especially when you’re trying to remember important points that […]


The Rant | Spend, spend, spend

Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net We fancy ourselves a fiscally conservative country. Yeah, and then there’s Black Friday, a spending orgy that necessarily balances the books for our retail economy. AFP editor Chris Graham joins the chorus urging you to spend, spend, spend in this edition of The Rant. AFP Video. Length: 2:22.


What exactly does this mean to me?

Something occurred to me today while eating lunch and listening to an economics analyst talking on the TV about how car dealerships across the country could be affected by the bad news involving GM and Ford. I haven’t seen or heard a local car-dealer ad in months, maybe years.


Cavs hold on for win in opener

If Virginia coach Dave Leitao needed something to get his attention on his season-opener, he got it Friday night. “Obviously it was a little bit of a wakeup call,” Leitao said of the 111-103 win posted by his Sunday opponent, VMI, over national power Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Two Saturday practices and a couple of […]


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Election ’08: History!

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States, in no small part due to Virginia, which voted for a Democrat for president for the first time in 44 years as it also elected a Democrat in Mark Warner to the United States Senate by a historic margin […]