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terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe signs executive directive to strengthen safety oversight of Washington Metro

Gov. McAuliffe has signed a directive instructing transportation officials to facilitate the creation of a Metro Safety Commission.


UVA baseball: NCAA Regional, Super Regional ticket books on sale Friday

On Friday, ticket books for potential NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional tournaments at Davenport Field go on sale at 9 a.m.

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Fifty Plus: Keeping up with technology

I haven’t had fake nails in seven years. It got annoying getting a fill every two weeks. A girl at work, Deidre, has the cutest very long gel nails.

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ACC Tournament: #7 UVA drops opener to #12 Clemson, 5-4

No. 12 Clemson scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to break a 4-4 tie in downing the No. 7-ranked UVA baseball team, 5-4, Thursday.

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Washington and Lee graduates 444 students at 229th commencement

Graduating seniors at Washington and Lee University today were asked to remember and live by high ideals and standards.

richmond flying squirrels

Squirrels streak to series win

The Flying Squirrels (15-31) turned in their third consecutive win on Thursday morning with a 4-1 victory over the B-Mets (18-27).


Virginia State Police to honor Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith

The Virginia State Police will honor those public safety professionals who have given the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the Commonwealth.

richmond flying squirrels

Squirrels maul B-Mets

Andrew Suarez hurled seven innings to pace the Squirrels (14-31) to a 11-2 rout over Binghamton on Wednesday.

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Forbes applauds committee passage of Visa Integrity & Security Act of 2016

The House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5203, the Visa Integrity & Security Act of 2016 (VISA Act).

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Virginia Organizing on health insurance merger: Listen to the people

Virginia Organizing leaders stress the importance of addressing concerns about the Anthem-Cigna mega-merger.

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Game Notes: No. 3 seed UVA begins ACC Baseball Tournament Thursday

The No. 7-ranked UVA baseball team opens play in the ACC Baseball Championship at 11 a.m. Thursday when it takes on No. 12 Clemson.

steve landes

Del. Steve Landes named to joint education committee

Del. Steve Landes was named to the new Joint Committee on the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education in the Commonwealth.

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Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits chooses Botetourt County for East Coast brewing operation

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will invest $47.8 million to establish an East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County.


Kroger, union reach tentative agreement

Kroger and UFCW 400 have reached a tentative agreement. The union is fully recommending the agreement for ratification by the members.

Assistant Professor Konark Mukherjee lead the research team.

Research team begins to bridge gap between intellectual disability, molecular function

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute discovered how mutations of a gene called CASK may cause genetic disorders such as microcephaly.


McAuliffe signs directive to leverage use of shared data, analytics

Gov. McAuliffe signed a directive to leverage the use of shared data and data analytics among state agencies to improve services.


McAuliffe signs executive order extending validity of expiring driver’s licenses

Governor Terry McAuliffe this week took executive action to give Virginians affected by a weekend computer disruption additional time to renew driver’s licenses.

virginia tennis

UVA men’s tennis repeats as national champions

The top-seeded UVA men’s tennis team (30-4) won its second-straight NCAA Championship with a 4-1 victory over No. 11 Oklahoma (20-11).

richmond flying squirrels

Squirrels blank B-Mets to even series

Richmond lefty Adalberto Mejia earned his first win of the season on Tuesday as the Squirrels (13-31) blanked Binghamton 3-0 (18-25).

mark herring

AG Herring urges Congress to address gun violence

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a coalition urging Congress to immediately allow and support research by the CDC into gun violence.


Big South: DeGroat leads Liberty past No. 2 seed High Point

Liberty pitcher Jack DeGroat handcuffed No. 2 seed High Point through seven innings, leading the No. 7 Flames to a victory over the Panthers.

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Secretary Layne will attend Route 29 Solutions meeting

Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne will attend Thursday’s meeting of the Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel.

albemarle county

Albemarle County beaches will open for Memorial Day weekend

Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer.


Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle CERT exercise tonight

The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is holding a functional exercise at 6pm on Tuesday at Chris Greene Lake.


Crowdsourcing initiative to map broadband access in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage.


Virginia Tech enables unmanned aircraft testing to survey energy corridors, study long-distance flights

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced initiatives last week that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy.

virginia general assembly

Democrats focus on House of Delegates redistricting

Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued the following statements on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding Virginia’s congressional districts.

virginia tennis

Men’s tennis: #1 UVA tops Cal to advance to NCAA finals

The No. 1 UVA men’s tennis team advanced to the finals of the 2016 NCAA Championship with a 4-0 victory over No. 13 Cal on Monday.

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It’s official: UVA parts ways with men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia

UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage announced today that a national search to replace head coach Dom Starsia is underway.


Democrats comment on Republican voting rights suit

Del. David Toscano and Del. Charniele Herring issued statements regarding the Republican attempt to strip voting rights from over 200,000 Virginia citizens.

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ParadeRest honors Virginia’s military heritage

The Paramount Theater welcomes back ParadeRest Virginia – a Charlottesville non-profit dedicated to serving military personnel, veterans and their families.

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UVA baseball: Four Cavaliers named to 2016 All-ACC Baseball Team

Four members of the UVA baseball team earned spots on the 2016 All-ACC Team, as voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches.


Movie starring Adrian Grenier to film in Virginia

Producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location.

hearing healthcare

Don’t overlook hearing health

Many people underestimate the importance of hearing health to their overall health and well-being. Don’t fall into that trap. Your sense of hearing is precious.

terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe statement on Republican voting rights lawsuit

Gov. Terry McAuliffe released the following statement after Republicans filed a lawsuit to preserve Virginia’s policy of disenfranchising ex-felons.


USDA seeks feedback from growers

During the next several weeks, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys.

woodrow wilson flag day

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library hosts Flag Day celebration

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Flag Day at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Tuesday, June 14th at 12:00 pm.

staunton virginia

Farm nutrient management training to be offered this summer

A two-part nutrient management training school will be held in June and July at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton.

Frank OReilly

O’Reilly to speak on Stonewall Jackson’s leadership

Frank A. O’Reilly will deliver the opening address for the 2016 Stonewall Jackson Symposium, sponsored by the Stonewall Jackson House.

virginia farm bureau

Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Marketing key player in supply chain

According to the USDA, Virginia farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012.


Farmers markets thrive in Virginia as new season opens

Farmers markets continue to crop up throughout Virginia, with the number of markets growing by almost 195 percent since 2005.

salem red sox

Salem Red Sox weather storm, Dash, in 4-2 win

The Salem Red Sox survived two weather delays to come from behind and beat the Winston-Salem Dash Sunday at LewisGale Field, 4-2.

virginia tennis

Men’s tennis: #1 Virginia blanks Florida to advance to NCAA Semifinals

No. 1 Virginia (28-4) advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Championship with a 4-0 victory over No. 9 Florida on Sunday.


Prevent illness, injury while enjoying the water

The weekend before Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and signals the opening of many pools and water parks across the Commonwealth.

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Ethan Saliba recognized for service to UVA, sports medicine

Ethan Saliba, Virginia’s associate director of athletics for sports medicine, is being recognized for his service to UVA athletics this weekend.

albemarle county

Albemarle County Planning Commission to hold public hearing on capital improvements

The Albemarle County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday at 6 pm in Lane Auditorium at the County Office Building on McIntire Road.

virginia baseball

#8 UVA baseball opens ACC Tournament on Thursday

The UVA baseball team will open play in the 2016 ACC Baseball Championship at 11 a.m. Thursday (May 26) against Clemson.


Staunton District Traffic Alert: May 23-27

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks.


Richmond activists blow the whistle on Dominion greenwashing at Riverrock

Dozens of activists literally “blew the whistle” on Dominion’s greenwashing of its dirty power and dirty politics.


Motorcyle deaths down in Virginia: How to ride safely

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It’s definitely needed, as motorcycle fatalities nationwide were up 10 percent in 2015.