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UVA Athletics

#3 UVA men’s soccer preps for exhibition Saturday vs. Rutgers

The third-ranked UVA men’s soccer team gets its first taste of game action in 2014 at 7 p.m. Saturday when it plays host to Rutgers in exhibition play at Klöckner Stadium.


$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.


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Governor McAuliffe unveils major workforce development initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed executive order 23 establishing “The New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative, which will be led by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson

Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson speaks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va, on Aug. 1.


farmers

Grants to help veterans, minority farmers get started in agriculture

Partnerships continue USDA efforts supporting new farmers and build greater diversity in American agriculture


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 30.w


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Tim Kaine on confirmation of new Veterans Affairs secretary

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 28.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 26.


Potomac Nationals

Rick Ankiel named to Potomac Nationals Hall of Fame

The Potomac Nationals are honored to announce the induction of former Major League Baseball veteran left-handed pitcher and outfielder, Rick Ankiel into the club’s Hall of Fame.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


Warner for Virginia launches Veterans and Military Families for Warner

Warner for Virginia today announced the launch of Veterans and Military Families for Warner, a group of military men, women and families who support Senator Mark Warner for re-election because of his steadfast commitment to our veterans and military families.


Virginia Tech Press Conference: Willie Byrn

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Virginia Tech wide receiver Willie Byrn.


Press Conference: Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


Charlottesville veteran John Leys receives French Legion of Honor Award

Congresman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) attended a ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. in honor of World War II veterans who received the French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France, for their service on D-Day.


UVA Press Conference: Anthony Harris

ACC Football Kickoff interview with UVA defensive standout Anthony Harris.


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Man arrested after daylight burglary in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man after a brazen daytime home break-in that occurred over the weekend.


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Sen. Warner on Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today applauded the nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO and Army veteran Robert A. McDonald to serve as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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President Obama on new Veterans Affairs nominee

I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.


McAuliffe announces grant award for veteran job training

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today Virginia’s award of over $3.4 million from the United States Department of Labor to provide veterans with job training.


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Author releases new coming-of-age, war and military novel

In his candid and thought provoking novel, “Riverbend,” author Philip Cobbs takes readers to places they may have feared to venture and safely returns them home.


Author talk: At-home cures that really work

National Geographic editor & award-winning feature writer Barbara H. Seeberis a 30-year veteran of the publishing world. As an editor for National Geographic Books, she helped launch a number of titles in their line of health books.


Press Conference: UVA headed to the College World Series

Press conference with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and Cavalier players Josh Sborz, Brandon Downes and Kenny Towns following Virginia’s 11-2 win over Maryland that sends the ‘Hoos to their third College World Series in the past six seasons.


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Governor McAuliffe signs agreement to help end veteran homelessness

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed onto a national agreement aimed at ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.


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Helping new farmers get started in agriculture

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today a new USDA program that will help new, minority and military veteran farmers get their start in agriculture.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters.


Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Statement on Memorial Day

Today I ask all Virginians to take a moment and reflect on the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country and died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.


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.


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Sen. Warner urges VA to eliminate delays in treatment, diagnosis for veterans

In a letter today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) called on the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to immediately improve delays in diagnosis and treatment at its VA hospitals.


basketball

Chris Graham: The one-and-done scourge, and what to do about it

John Calipari was in another national title game Monday night with a group of one-and-dones, and for the second time in three tries his team came up short.


Going down: TNA Impact Wrestling scores lowest viewer numbers since Thanksgiving

TNA Impact Wrestling had been steadily growing since a Thanksgiving night ratings disaster. A recent trend back down cratered this week with a return to the area of that recent low number.


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Randy Forbes: Proud to do it

“I love my country. I was proud to do it,” he said, the sun catching the Vietnam War Veteran pin clipped to his lapel as he walked away.


The Dumbwaiters Improv Group at WTA’s Gateway

The Dumbwaiters Improv Group will make their first appearance on WTA’s Gateway stage on Saturday, Feb. 22. The performance begins at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St. in Downtown Waynesboro, Va.


Waynesboro car dealer puts $5,000 toward reward in Quick disappearance

New Age Auto owner Rodney Soulsby II has committed $5,000 to a reward for information into the disappearance of Waynesboro Police Department police reserve Kevin Wayne Quick.


Richmond Raiders announce return of former Hokie Davon Morgan

The Richmond Raiders have rung in the new year by signing four players to contracts for the 2014 season. The quartet will be expected to make big contributions on the defensive side of the ball.


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Military vet blasts Bob Goodlatte on military retirement cuts

Dear Rep. Goodlatte: I have learned that you voted “yea” for the resolution, HJ 59, “Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes” which includes cutting my military retirement.


VDACS commissioner says farewell

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly four years since I was given the tremendous opportunity to serve as Virginia’s 14th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Teaming up with Gov. Bob McDonnell and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore to help lead the Commonwealth’s number one industry has truly been one of the greatest experiences of my life.


Mount St. Mary’s nabs Fishburne’s Chris Wray

Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball coach Ed Huckaby thinks for a minute, and then it hits him who Chris Wray (6’7”, 175, Shelby, N.C.) reminds him of. “The Plastic Man, Stacy Augmon,” Huckaby said, referencing the former UNLV star and long-time NBA veteran known for his defense and all-around game.


Trevor Cooney, Jabari Parker named ACC basketball players of the week

Syracuse sophomore guard Trevor Cooney has been named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week of the 2013-14 season, while Duke freshman Jabari Parker was the unanimous choice as ACC Rookie of the Week.


Fishburne’s Tre Harris commits to Kansas State

Tre Harris caught the attention of Kansas State coaches the first week of practice at Fishburne Military School in September. The Illinois postgrad decided on Sunday to commit to the 2013 Big 12 runnerup.