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‘Game of Thrones’ finale recap: No, you wouldn’t have done it better

You might not have liked the way “Game of Thrones” ended. How Daenerys went all “Mad Queen” in Season 8. How Jon Snow ends up back on Night’s Watch. How Bran ends up being king. Whatever.

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Click It or Ticket enforcement operation gets under way on Monday

The 2019 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization launches on Monday with the goal to save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

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Virginia unemployment rate holds steady at 2.9 percent in April

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged again in April at 2.9 percent.


 

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Morgan Griffith: Robocalls, taxes and prescription drugs

- Have you received an unsolicited call recently from a number that looked familiar? If so, you are far from alone. Robocalls increasingly plague our cell phones.
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Letter: Teacher backs Emmett Hanger for State Senate

- School safety is a priority and Senator Emmett Hanger works hard to make sure our kids are safe and our classrooms are equipped with qualified teachers, school counselors and staff that successfully contribute to their learning and well-being.

 

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Sports News

Inside the Numbers: The economics of the University Hall demolition project

The beginning of the end for University Hall, which will be imploded this week to clear the way for the construction of three grass practice fields, a Football Operations Center and an Olympic Sports Center, dates back to 2000.

Dabo Swinney, Tony Bennett share special moment, coach to coach

People forget that Dabo Swinney was just the guy put in charge when Clemson fired its big-name football coach.

Does De’Andre Hunter fit in with Lakers, LeBron?

The Los Angeles Lakers have the fourth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. We’ve seen De’Andre Hunter tabbed as high as fourth in various mock drafts.


 

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Lynchburg Hillcats

Hillcats sink on walkoff, lose to Carolina Mudcats, 8-7

- The Lynchburg Hillcats lost on a walk-off for the first second time in 2019, falling 8-7 to the Carolina Mudcats on Wednesday in extra innings.

Women’s Golf: UVA finishes 14th at NCAA Golf Championships

- The No. 17 UVA women's golf team tied for 14th at the NCAA Championships by shooting its lowest score in three rounds of play at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

 

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Book launch for Team of Destiny at New Dominion Bookstore on June 22

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville will host the official book launch for Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham’s new book, Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, on Saturday, June 22, from 7-8 p.m.

Warner, Kaine: Trump trade war with China hurts Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) comment after President Trump escalated the ongoing U.S.-China trade war by imposing a 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports.

The Hershey Company to invest $104 million in Augusta County: Creating 65 new jobs

The Hershey Company, the leading North American chocolate producer and a global snacks company, will invest $104 million to grow its major manufacturing operation in Augusta County.

AAA: Why aren’t Americans plugging in to electric vehicles?

AAA’s latest survey reveals that despite many Americans having interest in electric vehicles, when asked if most vehicles will be electric by 2029, only 4 in 10 said yes.


 

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What Generation Z means for online menswear stores

- As much as the Internet loves analyzing the millennial lifestyle, there’s actually a new group of young consumers that are already disrupting everything from new electronic devices to trendy mens clothing online.
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How to choose a perfect tourism destination

- What is as fascinating as a memorable holiday? To be honest, no holiday beats that. Do you intend to make trips to India for your next holiday? Here are tips to make your holiday memorable by getting a perfect destination to visit.