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Former Virginia ABC employee pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

A former Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) employee pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $239,000 in funds that were intended for educational programs to combat underage drinking.


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New ABC stores opening in Fishersville, Stuarts Draft

During the past few months Virginia ABC’s property management division has been busy in Augusta County. We are pleased to announce the grand opening of two new ABC stores—one in Fishersville and a second in Stuarts Draft.


McAuliffe announces 30 jobs in Lunenburg County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Global Refining Group, Inc., a sister company of ABC Recycling, will invest $4.2 million to establish a catalytic convertor recycling operation in Lunenburg County.


ACC announces early season football TV schedule

A fifth straight appearance in prime time for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, 10 national TV exposures and 10 national ESPN3 exposures in the first three weeks of the season,


Personnel transition at Virginia ABC

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Rick Holcomb, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, will become acting Chief Operating Officer at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).


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Lynchburg Hillcats close out Salem with 7-1 win

With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning, Tyler Tewell delivered the key hit the Lynchburg Hillcats needed to break a 1-1 tie and ultimately prevail against Salem, 7-1, at Calvin Falwell Field Sunday afternoon.


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Superhero Night and Paint the Park Purple highlight Hillcats homestand

After not completing the final two contests of a week-long road trip due to rain, the Lynchburg Hillcats are excited to return to action at City Stadium for the first of seven straight home games on Thursday, May 1.


Jake Roberts: DDP saved my life

Jake Roberts, who will be appearing on a Maryland Championship Wrestling card in Joppa, Md., on Saturday, said he owes his life to DIamond Dallas Page, who has made it a point in his retirement to help push fellow grapplers on the brink into rehab.


Poll: Support growing in South for marriage equality

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a majority (50%) of people in the South support same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, with 42% opposed. A record-high 59% of Americans nationwide support marriage for gay couples.


DDP Yoga featured on Feb. 21 “Shark Tank”

  If you’ve never watched “Shark Tank” on ABC, you must do stuff on Friday nights. But it’s a good show, featuring big-money investors, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, deciding whether or not to invest millions into new ideas being pitched to them by entrepreneurs and inventors. Diamond Dallas Page gets his turn in the Tank on […]


Something stupid to complain about: Welfare at strip clubs?

The Watchdog.org Virginia bureau wrote today about an in-depth investigation into what Virginia does to prevent poor-people welfare recipients from using public monies to go to strip clubs.


McAuliffe announces two appointments to ABC Board

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the appointments of Boyd Marcus and Jeffrey Painter to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the reappointment of 17 agency heads across his administration.


ACC announces six-day TV window for UVa.-Virginia Tech game

The ACC announced today it will utilize a six-day window for UVa.’s Nov. 30 home football game against Virginia Tech. The TV network and game time will be announced no later than Sunday, Nov. 24 and will be televised on either ESPN2 or ESPNU and will start at either noon or 3:30 p.m.


ACC announces football game times, TV for Nov. 9, Nov. 14-16

The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced the ACC game times and networks for the weekends of Nov. 9 and Nov. 14-16.


ACC announces game times, TV for Nov. 9

The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced that ESPN has declared a six-day option for three ACC games on Nov. 9 and announced the other four game times and networks.


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Virginia Tech, Ohio State to play on 2015 Labor Day night

Virginia Tech and Ohio State have agreed to move the return game of their football home-and-home series in 2015 to Labor Day Monday night, Sept. 7, the two schools announced Wednesday.


Network change for Tech-UVa. game on Saturday

Staff Report The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced that ESPN/ABC made changes in the networks for the Virginia Tech at Virginia and Miami at South Florida football games on Saturday, Nov. 28. Virginia Tech at Virginia will now be seen on ABC regionally, at a minimum in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, […]


‘Hoos, Hokies on TV this fall

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Aug. 30 season openers for Virginia and Virginia Tech will be televised, and UVa. fans will get to see their ‘Hoos each of the first three college-football weekends next fall. Tech’s opener against East Carolina in Charlotte will be televised nationally on ESPN with a noon kickoff. UVa.’s home […]