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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy eliminated in US Amateur semifinals

UVA men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) lost his semifinal match Saturday at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Corey Conners of Canada defeated McCarthy 1-up during their 18-hole match.


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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy advances to US Amateur semis

UVA men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) won his quarterfinal match at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round of play.


Bob Marshall: Appeals court decision on marriage case flies in face of Supreme Court

The Court of Appeals refusal to deny a stay of starting so-called same sex marriages in Virginia is lacking in moral clarity, historical precedent, social benefit and authentic constitutional grounding.


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UVA’s McCarthy, Bard win in opening round of match play at US Amateur

Virginia golfers Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) and Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) picked up wins in the opening round of match play at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships taking place in Johns Creek, Ga., at the Atlanta Athletic Club.


The Steel Wheels to perform at Blue Ridge Community College

The Steel Wheels bring their Slipstream Tour to Weyers Cave on Friday, September 12 , when they perform a free outdoor concert at Blue Ridge Community College as part of the college’s Appalachian Heritage Arts Series.


Marietta McCarty: I’m a baseball fan

It must have been hard for my father to dash my eight-year-old dreams, his voice quivery as he assured me that I would not grow up to play second base for the Yankees. He replaced (or tried) my bat and glove with a tennis racquet, and we set out together to hit another kind of ball. But I still have my glove just in case. I’m a baseball fan.


Village building convergence coming to small town Sebastopol

Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters from Cittaslow Sebastopol, Transition, the Grange, Permaculture Skills Center, and other groups recently packed the City Council meeting of small town Sebastopol in semi-rural Sonoma County, Northern California.


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Shenandoah Riverkeeper files notice of intent to sue EPA

Shenandoah Riverkeeper has worked for four years to push the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to officially recognize severe annual algae blooms in the Shenandoah River and to begin implementing plans to eliminate them, but has found that it must now resort to legal action.


EPA’s carbon pollution rules: Good for business, good for the economy

Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. What planet are they on?


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Warner, Kaine applaud DOT effort to improve oil by rail safety

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the measures announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments.


Commissioner’s Forum opens 2014 ACC Football Kickoff

ACC Commissioner John Swofford looked ahead with excitement and anticipation on Sunday as he met with a record media contingent at the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 43rd annual Football Kickoff.


Ryan Harrison added to Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic

The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has announced that rising pro tennis star Ryan Harrison will replace Tommy Haas, who has had to withdraw due to a recent shoulder


business

McAuliffe announces bonus for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will receive a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) High Performance Bonus from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the amount of $1.7 million.


Our World Cup is over: But this one felt different, didn’t it?

Another World Cup has come and gone for USA Soccer. Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 was disappointing to millions of fans, most of them bandwagon jumpers, like me.


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Two more Democratic state legislators resign

Democratic State Dels. Robert Brink and Algie Howell announced their resignations from the Virginia House of Delegates on Friday.


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Jewelry workshop at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in conjunction with Susan Abeles and Gertraud Hechl of Bonhams Auction House will conduct a hands-on jewelry workshop at the Wilson Library and Research Center in Staunton.


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Roundup: Reaction to McAuliffe budget, Medicaid vetoes

Virginia political leaders react to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s line item vetoes of items in the state budget aimed at protecting his plan for expansion of the state Medicaid system.


McAuliffe marks signing of new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the governors and other high officials from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed states, the District of Columbia and the federal governments in signing the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement today in Annapolis, Maryland.


Libertarian candidates file for November elections

A full slate of Libertarian candidates filed to run for federal office yesterday at the State Board of Elections. Collectively, the candidates submitted well over 30,000 signatures.


UVA Athletics

Jaime Frias named assistant for U.S. U-20 National Team

Virginia women’s soccer assistant Jaime Frias has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team. He will serve on head coach Michelle French’s staff through the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August.


Memorial Day event to raise awareness of veteran suicides

This Memorial Day weekend, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that nearly 70 US veterans will kill themselves. According to the DVA Veteran Suicides 2012 Report, 22 former servicemembers commit suicide every day on average, a number that is growing.


Free screenings of World Cup games at The Paramount

Virginia National Bank is proud to present select 2014 World Cup games on the Big Screen at The Paramount in Charlottesville.


Construction halted on Wayne Theatre: Issues with loan

Construction on the renovation of the Wayne Theatre has been halted, with the Wayne Theatre Alliance, which is leading the $7 million-plus project to rebuild the Downtown Waynesboro landmark citing an issue with closing on a construction loan as being the key reason.


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Virginia Quilt Museum features Tidewater

Virginia’s Tidewater region — where the Chesapeake Bay, the James River, and the Atlantic Ocean meet — is home to the largest concentration of military bases and facilities in the world.


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Wildfire activity in Virginia intensifies Easter weekend

While many people were watching children hunt for Easter eggs, firefighters with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) were busy over the weekend battling wildfire activity in the western portion of Virginia.


Camp Liberty: Left at the mercy of a murderous regime

In Camp Liberty, Iraq, there are approximately 3,000 Iranian exiles living in a sparse temporary encampment. Members of the main Iranian opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), most left Iran as a last resort to Camp Ashraf and later to Camp Liberty. They are fighting against a brutal dictatorship that stole the Iranian revolution in 1979.


business

Vireol Bio Energy to add 70 jobs in Hopewell

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Vireol Bio Energy LLC will commission the former Osage Bio Energy facility and begin production of ethanol in the City of Hopewell.


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Make-A-Wish ® Greater Virginia announces campaign to raise airline miles to grant wishes

Most Americans have seen or heard of a wish come true – whether it’s a 5-year-old boy rescuing a city as his favorite superhero, a young girl wishing to dance with a prince, or a teenager relishing beachside moments in the Caribbean, miles away from the thought of treatment and the pain of hospital visits.


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Immigration reform: Diversity is good for business

When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there’s no simple recipe for achieving them, one key ingredient is diversity.


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Irish lobby to GOP: Let us back in

The Irish-American community knows all too well about the devastating impact of restrictive immigration laws, and they’re ready to make their voices heard loud and clear.


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Virginia rises to third in nation on Advanced Placement Tests

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia again boasts the nation’s third-highest percentage of public high school seniors qualifying for college credit on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, according to the College Board’s 2014 AP Report to the Nation.


Thomas Duncan: African-Americans will benefit greatly from Obamacare

African-Americans will benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as a disproportionate percentage of blacks will become newly eligible for healthcare coverage.


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Virginia State Police emphasize New Year’s Eve holiday safety

Virginia State Police will be stepping up patrols New Year’s Eve in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers on Virginia’s highways. Since Thanksgiving, troopers have been participating in the annual Checkpoint Strikeforce anti-DUI enforcement campaign and the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown.


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Woodland certification workshop set for Augusta County landowners

Landowners interested in learning more about the benefits of having their woodlands certified are invited to an evening workshop Tuesday, December 3, at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. The three-hour workshop, which will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., costs $20 per person with dinner provided.


Hearing Loss Numbers That May Surprise You

Are you looking for some basic facts and statistics to finally get a family member or friend to get a hearing test or be fitted for a hearing aid?


Lang Lang to perform at the Paramount

Lang Lang is one of the most prolific and highest profile recording artists of our time. In great concert halls around the world, pianist Lang Lang has played to standing room only crowds since his stunning debut at age 17 with the Chicago Symphony. Now 31, Lang Lang is acclaimed as a phenomenon who transcends generations with his brilliant, appealingly humble, sensitive and unique personal style.


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The Myth of US-Iran Mistrust

Over the last few weeks the issue of trust in US-Iran relations has come up as the core obstacle that causes start-stop-start again course between the two states.


The United Nations needs to take immediate action at Camp Ashraf

The Iranian opposition exiles residing in Camp Ashraf in the Diyala Province North of Baghdad were forcibly relocated to Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport in the course of 2012.