Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill to establish the Virginia Homeowners’ Bill of Rights (SB1008) will be heard in Senate General Laws Committee on Monday, January 26th.
Calendar of events at Mary Baldwin College for Jan. 14-26.
On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.
You hear the words War and Peace, and you’re likely to think: long, too long. The classic Russian novel, by Leo Tolstoy, is long, at 1,500 pages, divided into 365 chapters.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews Andrew Kaufman, a UVA professor and author of Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times.
Millennium Magazine spoke with Tiki Barber, the former New York Giant and UVA football star, now the principal at Thuzio, the book agency for sport talent that offers the perfect sports fan experience whether it’s personal appearances, motivational sport talks or playing a game with a famous sports figure.
In a blow to Virginia travel and tourism, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new budget proposal includes a new travel services tax on consumers who use the services of online travel agencies (OTAs), brick and mortar travel agents, small business tour operators, and other travel intermediaries.
Journalist Courteney Stuart will interview investigative journalist and bestselling author Charles Lewis about his latest book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity.
Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named My Virginia Plate, written by Tammy Maxey and illustrated by Kevin Pitts and Greg Cravens, its 2015 Virginia AITC Book of the Year.
A study of 3,000 people in the USA has found that December is the month when people are most distracted by browsing the internet at work.
Your business or nonprofit has news to share. Maybe you’re a self-published author or artist with a new book or exhibit ready to debut. The world needs to know, but how do you go about getting the word out? The writers among us have a built-in advantage here, but not as much as you think.
Fans of the 2010 Laura Hillenbrand best-seller Unbroken won’t be disappointed with Angelina Jolie’s film adaptation, not until the final credits begin to roll, and they realize that a rather important part of the story was left on the cutting-room floor.
The editorial in the September 21, 1897 New York Sun, responding to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon who had inquired about whether there was a Santa Claus, has become the most reprinted newspaper editorial, according to the Newseum.
Calendar of events for January 2015 at the Waynesboro Public Library.
CM Punk and Dana White aren’t doing business with any plans for their UFC experiment to fail, and there’s a way to make sure that it doesn’t fail.
Senior Erik Copes has decided to leave the George Mason men’s basketball program for personal reasons, announced head coach Paul Hewitt.
How would the 2014 UVA football season have gone differently if Matt Johns had been the starter at quarterback from day one?
To remember the life and legacy of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr., Virginia Tech will host, “What Happened to the Dream?”, a ten-day celebration beginning Jan. 19.
UVA football player Quin Blanding earned his third Freshman All-America honor when ESPN.com included the free safety on its postseason list today.
People are gathering in cities across the country – New York City, Washington, Berkeley – to protest decisions by grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island against bringing back indictments in cases in which cops were responsible for the deaths of unarmed petty-crime suspects.
I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.
Stephen Nash’s new book Virginia Climate Fever looks at the state of Virginia, and unless we radically change our ways it doesn’t look good.
UVA freshman free safety Quin Blanding has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year,as announced Tuesday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
December events at the Waynesboro Public Library.
A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:
Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has announced the winner of its three major genre prizes for Volume 63.
Ttickets for “Opening Day Presented By Food Lion” of the 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Tuesday, March 10) will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m.
Airisun Wonderl will pull back the curtain of mystery that sometimes has hidden the magnificent marble Swannanoa that stands atop the line between Augusta and Nelson counties.
UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.
Dr. Hope M. Harrison, associate professor of history and international affairs at The George Washington University, will speak on “The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Historical Memory.”
Wide ranging climate change impacts throughout Virginia are detailed in a new book, Virginia Climate Fever, by journalist Stephen Nash.
The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) has published a new identification guide called “Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia.”
Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University.
I’d tell anybody who asked to do what I did. Run a couple of laps around the track. It will be hard at first, but you’ll find soon that we’re born to run, that it’s good for you, and that your time out running is the best thing there is for meditation ever invented.
This advertisement for permanent war appeared in my local newspaper today. By pointing out this fact I am neither opposing working with religious groups that favor peace nor asserting that Martin Luther King Jr. was a warmonger.
Dr. Whitfield Scott explains why minorities still don’t have the same level of freedom in his new book, A Focus on the African American’s History of Enslavement, Contribution to the Growth of the Nation, and His Struggle to be Free.
During a three-week war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, two tank shells crashed through the bedroom wall of a home where Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lived with his family.
Photographs will provide a peek at Augusta County’s past on Sunday, November 2, at a special presentation by the Augusta County Historical Society.