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ComSonics Inc. to expand electronics manufacturing operation in Augusta County

- ComSonics, Inc., a world-class design, manufacturing, sales, and repair solutions provider for electronics and fiber optics, will invest $615,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Augusta County.
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St. Anne’s-Belfield School introduces SummerFest 2018 for area families

- St. Anne's-Belfield School has announced  a new program of activities for Charlottesville area families of children aged four to eight.

Politics

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

Warner, Kaine press federal government on family separations

- U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today pressed for more information about the Administration’s policy that separates asylum-seeking parents from their children at the U.S. border.
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Don Beyer on visit to ICE detention facility in Capital Region

- Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) today visited an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracted facility today in Anne Arundel County to see the effects of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy in person.

Sports

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The Washington Nationals didn’t need another closer: Kelvin Herrera trade, explained

- The Washington Nationals trade for Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera, at first glance, made little sense.
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WWE dumps Big Cass: Why?

- Big Cass, real life name William Morrissey, has been released by WWE, two days after opening the Money in the Bank pay-per-view with a tapout loss to Daniel Bryan.

Business

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Prepping for a military PCS to Hawaii   

- Once you have received the news of a relocation to Hawaii, it's only natural to feel overwhelmed. One of the key areas that military service loved ones tend to focus on is how they will get their vehicle(s) from their current location to Hawaii.
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Top 9 most effective methods for internet marketing

- In the recent times, internet marketing has remarkably reshaped the marketing sector. Also referred to as e-marketing, digital marketing or web marketing, internet marketing involves all tactics used to promote products and or services over the internet.

 

 

AFP Editor Chris Graham

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Chris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, will mark his 23rd year in the media industry in 2018. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and worked as a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris has covered Virginia politics actively since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell, Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, and political newsmakers including UVA political-science professor Larry Sabato, ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.

Other notable interview subjects have included author John Grisham, ESPN TV personality Dick Vitale, sportswriter and author John Feinstein, Weather Channel anchor Stephanie Abrams and musician Bruce Hornsby.

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 credentialed member of the press box and press row at UVA football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, Regionals and Super Regionals.

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.

 

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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