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Charlottesville participates in National Citizen Survey

The City of Charlottesville is one of many jurisdictions in the US to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ in 2014. Starting on Monday, October 6, postcards will be mailed to a random sample of 1,200 City of Charlottesville households.


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Oct. 6-10

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.


Longwood cross country coach leaves cancer in her wake in pursuit of triathlon glory

Longwood cross country coach Catherine Hanson is a triathlon minimalist and proud of it. Where others wear wetsuits, Hanson wears her singlet.


Ten-day village building convergence rocks small town Sebastopol

Participants in the ambitious ten-day Sebastopol Village Building Convergence (VBC) painted murals on streets in this small Northern California town and filled the Grange Hall, the Permaculture Skills Center.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 15-19

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy shoots 64, leads US to World Amateur Team title

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) got off to an amazing start during his final round at the World Amateur Team Championships to help the U.S. team win the event and defend its Eisenhower Trophy.


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UVA golfer McCarthy helps US team grab lead at World Amateur Team Championship

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) shot 4-under 67 at the World Amateur Team Championships to help Team USA take the lead after 54 holes of play.


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UVA Sports Notebook: Field hockey, tennis, golf news

The No. 6 UVA field hockey team (3-2) opens up ACC action on Friday, Sept. 12, hosting No. 11 Louisville (4-0) at 6 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field.


Peace Action responds to Obama’s ISIL plan

In response to President Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. made the following statements.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 8-12

Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures in the Lynchburg VDOT District is scheduled, weather permitting.


UVA tennis star Elbaba falls to Loeb in American Collegiate Invitational Final

UVA tennis All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) was defeated by North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb 7-5, 6-1 in the singles final at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Saturday (Sept. 6).


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UVA tennis star Elbaba advances to final at American Collegiate Invitational

UVA tennis All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) advanced to the singles final at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Friday (Sept. 5) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


JMU basketball alum Tamera Young in first WNBA Finals

After forcing and winning a decisive game three for the WNBA Eastern Conference Championship, JMU women’s basketball alumnus Tamera Young (JMU ’08) is headed to the WNBA Finals with the Chicago Sky for the first time in franchise history.


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UVA tennis stars Elbaba and Collins advance to semifinals at American Collegiate Invitational

UVA tennis All-Americans Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) advanced to the singles semifinals at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Thursday (Sept. 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.


VDOT reminds motorists in Nelson County about possible Lockn’ congestion

Motorists on US 29 and other roads in the area of Oak Ridge at Lovingston in Nelson County are urged to remain alert to possible congestion over the next several days as festival goers arrive and depart from the Lockn’ Music Festival 2014.


Will Hammer: End the Drug War

Ending the Drug War and legalizing marijuana would save us at least $15 billion per year at the Federal level and at least another $25 billion at the state and local level.


Husband and wife each running for Congress in Virginia

Dr. Ken and Elaine Hildebrandt made Virginia history this year as the first husband and wife on the ballots for Congress.


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UVA tennis star Danielle Collins falls in three sets in US Open first round

UVA women’s tennis star Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) extended No. 2-seed Simona Halep to three sets, but lost 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the main draw at the 2014 US Open.


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Jim Bennett: Keep Burger King in the USA

The best government response to the “inversion” of Burger King with Canada’s Tim Hortons Inc. for the purpose of avoiding US taxes is the opposite of what you might think. Rather than club Burger King over the head with yet more tax avoidance rules, don’t tax Burger King – or its ilk – at all.


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UVA star Danielle Collins to face #2 seed in first round of US Open

UVA women’s tennis star Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) will battle No. 2-seed Simona Halep of Romania in the opening round of the main draw at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.


Climate activists to launch road to the People’s Climate March

Multiple environmental groups have come together to host a Climate Action Weekend Workshop for statewide climate activist leaders on the weekend of August 23-24. Around 60 climate activists will be gathered at a local conference hotel center to talk strategy and launch the statewide effort to get Virginians up to the People’s Climate March in New […]


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National Organization for Marriage statement on Supreme Court stay

The following statement on the Supreme Court stay of the ruling in the Virginia marriage case may be attributed to Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.


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Emerald Ash Borer found in more Virginia localities

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in additional counties in the Commonwealth; the newly infested counties include Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page.


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UVA senior Mitchell Frank gets wild card into US Open qualifying

UVA rising senior Mitchell Frank (Annandale, Va.) received a wild card to compete in the qualifying draw of the 2014 US Open.