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SELC challenges new Atlantic Coast Pipeline permits

The Southern Environmental Law Center filed legal challenges today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to new permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline issued by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week.

Shenandoah Valley conservation groups to merge: Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley Network, Shenandoah Forum, Community Alliance for Preservation in Rockingham and Augusta County Alliance are merging to form the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley.

Study: Bring your tech jobs to Staunton-Waynesboro

A study by the website Student Loan Hero lists the Staunton-Waynesboro area on its list of best places to work in tech.

Get ready for Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas redux

Next week, we get to see how far we’ve come, if we’ve come any distance at all, since the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas fiasco of 1991.

Inside the Numbers: Tim Kaine leads, bigly, in Senate race

Sen. Tim Kaine appears to be, not surprisingly, well ahead of Trumpist Republican challenger Corey Stewart, according to a new University of Mary Washington poll released Tuesday.

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Virginia Department of Forestry leads project protecting wildlife habitat, water quality

- The Virginia Department of Forestry announced the protection of more than 2,800 acres of forestland fronting the Appalachian Trail near Wind Rock and Mountain Lake in Giles County.
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Virginia receives $2.2 million to support state parks, outdoor recreation

- Secretary of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke has announced a $2.2 million distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to Virginia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.

Sports

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Men’s soccer: EMU opens ODAC play with win at Ferrum

- The EMU soccer men won their conference opener tonight 2-0 on the road at Ferrum College. This was the first men's soccer ODAC game for the Panthers, who joined the league this past summer.
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Men’s soccer: VMI defeated 5-0 at Saint Joseph’s

- After 27 minutes of scoreless soccer, Saint Joseph’s University broke out for a 5-0 victory over VMI Wednesday evening in non-conference action.

Business

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JoinPrint expands to US, UK, Singapore, Australian markets, offering quality affordable printing service

- Many businesses have realized it is much more cost-efficient to not shop for printing services locally but rather to explore bringing in high-quality work from elsewhere.  Hong Kong's JoinPrint is leading the way with attractive price points and a devotion to superior customer support.
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Expert guide to protect your personal and financial information safe from the outside world

- For any business, keeping their personal and financial information protected and safe from the outside intruders is a top priority.

 

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

This fall, Chris will serve as the play-by-play voice on radio broadcasts for VMI football, marking his fourth season as a broadcaster for Keydets’ radio broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.
Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.

 

 

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