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Mere expectation of checking work email after hours harms health of workers and families

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well.

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Transportation advisory: Charlottesville announces additional road closures, detours near UVA

From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. this evening, the following road closures and detours in the vicinity of the University of Virginia will be in place.

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Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy to honor volunteers, partners

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy will recognize the hard work and extraordinary contributions of its volunteers and partner organizations during its Annual Celebration and Awards Benefit.


Virginians lead nation in percentage of vacation days used to travel

Virginians use 64 percent of their vacation days to travel, the most of any state by a large margin and significantly higher than the American average (47%) according to a new research by Project: Time Off.

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Staunton City Schools releases 2018-2019 policy for free, reduced school lunches

Staunton City Schools announces its policy for providing free or reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch, and/or School Breakfast Programs.


Industry partnerships fuel packaging lab improvements that enhance student learning

Often, the best way to learn something new is to give it a try. The Virginia Tech Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design offers a unique, hands-on experience in which students learn to use equipment and procedures that will be vital to their success in the packaging industry.

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Lynchburg District Weekly Traffic Alert: August 13-17

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.

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Climate action meeting, activist training, next week in Staunton

Join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network for a climate action team meeting to learn how to stop dangerous fracked-gas pipelines and put Virginia on track to be a regional leader in stemming the tide of climate change.

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FERC orders construction to stop on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered construction halted on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline following a ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals throwing out developers’ National Park Service permit.


August 11 is National 811 Day: Call before you dig

National 811 Day, observed annually on August 11, highlights the need for homeowners and professional excavators to take the first step to avoid damaging underground utility lines by always calling 811 before beginning any digging or demolition projects.


VCU poll: Police should have ability to restrict weapons at protests, other public demonstrations

Virginians favor giving law enforcement the ability to restrict weapons at public protests and other assemblies, according to a new VCU statewide poll.


Wet summer a washout for some, helpful to others

It’s been a much wetter summer than usual for many Virginia farmers, but not a record rainfall year.

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Lee County agent, Botetourt student honored at Young Farmers event

Two young adults committed to agriculture were recognized Aug. 3 during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Summer Expo.

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Overnight lane closures Aug. 12-21 for paving on northbound Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County

Milling and paving are scheduled for August 12-21 on northbound Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County near the town of Mount Jackson.


averhealth to expand headquarters in Henrico County

averhealth, a health care company with nationwide substance use disorder treatment centers, will invest $325,000 to expand its headquarters in Henrico County.

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Albemarle County parking information, preparations for August 10-12 weekend

Albemarle County Office Buildings will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday to transition for the possible use of buildings in support of the regional partnership surrounding the August 10-12 weekend.

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Don’t let heat stress get you down

Heat stress won’t just slow you down—it also can be deadly.


Virginia soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs

China is the No. 1 export destination for $691 million of Virginia’s agricultural exports, so China’s retaliation for recently imposed U.S. tariffs is hurting the state’s farmers.

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UVA President James E. Ryan: What we expect this weekend

As we continue to prepare for this weekend’s anniversary, I plan to keep sharing any important information as it comes up.

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Charlottesville community rallies for justice at UVA Rotunda

UVA students, activists, community members, and clergy will reclaim the North Plaza of the Rotunda at an event scheduled for Saturday night.

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Bridgewater College Family and Consumer Sciences Program receives CFLE designation

Bridgewater College’s Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate program has been reviewed by the National Council on Family Relations and recognized as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) approved program.

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State Corporation Commission approves new solar facility in Spotsylvania County

The State Corporation Commission has granted conditional approval to Pleinmont Solar LLC for a 500-megawatt solar generating facility in Spotsylvania County.

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400 first-year cadets to arrive at Virginia Tech for New Cadet Week

What cadet Meredith Oakes remembers most from being a first-year student in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the enthusiasm and energy upper-class cadets brought to her training.


Building Safety Month Student Essay Contest winners announced

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announced the winners of the 2018 Building Safety Month Student Essay Scholarship Contest.

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Coming to Altria Theater: The Hop Hop Nutcracker on Dec. 30

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour with a stop in Richmond.