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UVA Athletics

Postgame: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, players after upset loss to Virginia Tech

Virginia coach Tony Bennett, and UVA players Isaiah Wilkins, Ty Jerome, Devon Hall and Kyle Guy talk with reporters after the Cavaliers’ 61-60 loss to Virginia Tech.


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Heartbreak: Chris Graham, Scott German break down Virginia Tech upset of UVA

Chris Graham and Scott German provide insight into Virginia Tech’s 61-60 upset of #2 Virginia on Saturday.


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Virginia Tech rallies late, stuns #2 Virginia, 61-60

Virginia fans have waited 35 years to see their basketball team ranked #1 in the nation. The wait continues. Virginia Tech rallied from five down in overtime, got the go-ahead basket on a Kerry Blackshear layup with six seconds left, then held on for a 61-60 win.


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Men’s lacrosse: Aitken’s goal lifts UVA over No. 13 Loyola in 2OT, 13-12

Virginia midfielder Dox Aitken wasted little time in the second OT, scooping up the ground ball off the faceoff and pushing it through traffic, including splitting two Loyola defenders, before scoring the unassisted goal to lift the Cavaliers (1-0) over the No. 13 Greyhounds (0-1), 13-12.


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Kaine proposes grant program to boost job training

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined his colleagues Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) to introduce the Gateway to Careers Act. 


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Feb. 12-16

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


vmi basketball

Rough second half downs VMI in loss to ETSU

Facing league leader ETSU at home, the VMI basketball team played a strong first half but faltered in the second as the visiting Bucs left Cameron Hall with a 70-56 victory Saturday afternoon in Lexington.


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Republicans kill constitutional amendment that would change Virginia’s balance of power

On the same day they killed their own bill to allow guns in churches, House Republicans also killed their proposed constitutional amendment that would have drastically altered the balance of power in Virginia state government.


UVA basketball

Women’s basketball: Virginia plays at Virginia Tech on Sunday

The Virginia women’s basketball team (15-9, 8-3 ACC) travels to face Virginia Tech (16-8, 5-6 ACC) on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.


National Park Service

Iconic Linn Cove Viaduct to receive facelift during upcoming closure

The National Park Service announces the closure of the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway for surface repaving and bridge maintenance from March 1, 2018 through May 24, 2018.


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USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants available for Virginia agricultural interests

Groups seeking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in Virginia are eligible to submit proposals for grants up to $60,000 per project.


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Live Coverage: #2 Virginia hosts Virginia Tech, ESPN College GameDay

Chris Graham leads our live coverage as #2 Virginia (23-1, 12-0 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (17-7, 6-5 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball action on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena (14,623) is set for 6:15 p.m.


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Creigh Deeds: A contentious week

We are now ending the last full week of the 2018 Session prior to crossover. As explained last week, the Senate and House will have to finish work on bills originating in their own chambers by Tuesday. This has been a week full of contention.


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Fulbright scholar studies creativity across cultures

A stereotype perplexed Carol Mullen: Was there any truth to the notion that the intensive focus on standardized testing meant that Chinese learners lacked creativity and the capacity to be imaginative, innovative, and inventive?


vmi baseball

VMI baseball to make 36 appearances on video streaming in 2018

A record number of VMI baseball games will be video streamed this season, according to information released Friday by the athletic communications office.


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Northam to join White House briefing on infrastructure

On Monday, Governor Ralph Northam will join President Donald Trump, members of the administration, and state and local officials from across the country for a White House briefing on infrastructure.


Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Rabies diagnosis at VDACS laboratory may have saved farmers lives

It was typical day at the Lynchburg Regional Animal Health Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Veterinarian John Moody necropsied two calves from the same farm.


mark warner

Warner meets with Trump’s nominee for Appalachian Regional Commission co-chair

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with Tim Thomas, President Trump’s nominee to be the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.


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Fox 21’s Homeland slated to have record impact on Virginia economy

The Showtime drama Homeland, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, is on track to produce an estimated $45 million in direct spending in the Commonwealth, representing the largest single production expenditure in Virginia’s history.


small business

Tips for inspiring successful business in life

Find out the best and most trusted tips for a successful business with due diligence and expertise in line with the most desirable business legends.


baseball

UVA’s McCarthy, Liberty’s Artis named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

USA Baseball announced that Virginia outfielder Jake McCarthy (Scranton, Pa.) is on its preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list. The award is annually bestowed on the nation’s top amateur baseball player.


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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office K9 laid to rest

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputy Joe was laid to rest Friday. Joe had served the sheriff’s office for 11 years. Joe and his K9 handler, Deputy Kenny Randozzo, started their career together in 2008, with the Department of Corrections.


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ESPN College GameDay crew talks Virginia-Virginia Tech

The ESPN College GameDay crew – Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg, Jay Bilas and Jay Williams – are in Charlottesville for Saturday’s game between #2 Virginia and Virginia Tech.


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ESPN College GameDay comes to UVA

Chris Graham serves as a master of ceremonies on today’s podcast, which features interviews with ESPN College GameDay hosts Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg talking about Saturday’s ACC matchup between #2 Virginia and Virginia Tech.


healthcare

What are the causes and symptoms of low progesterone?

When we are talking about sex and periods the majority of us are knowledgeable about what come about without understanding how it happens. However, more and more ladies are seeking for answers about painful or irregular periods, why they can’t bear a child, and trouble conceiving.


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Recreational marijuana laws call for increased security

With the legality of selling and growing marijuana for medical purposes increasing its coverage among US states, people are now more aggressive toward its acquisition. Marijuana growers, manufacturing plants, and dispensaries are now calling for increased protection and even full-time security guard services.


mark warner

Congress passes Warner measures to improve care for Medicare patients

Today, a package of bipartisan healthcare provisions introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, were included in a funding bill passed by Congress and signed by the President.


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VDOT conducts preliminary Route 11 alignment study at Natural Bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation is conducting an alignment study for Route 11 (Lee Highway) in the Natural Bridge area of Rockbridge County.


opioid crisis

Data shows Virginia opioid prescription volume trending downward

New analysis shows that opioid prescribing volumes in Virginia declined considerably during a two-year period spanning 2015-2016. This is an encouraging development at a time when law enforcement officials, elected leaders and many other stakeholders are working to combat the opioid crisis.


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House GOP kills its own bill allowing guns in churches

Following the release of a poll showing broad public support for reasonable gun reform measures, House Republicans today killed a bill that would have repealed a statutory prohibition on guns and other dangerous weapons in places of worship.