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Virginia college access organization receives $25K grant from Dominion Resources

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Dominion Resources, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, a college access organization, can provide more financial aid services to students in Augusta, Highland and Nelson.


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Girl Scout Cookies will be sold online Jan. 1 in Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform


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Loudoun County selected to host 2015 Wine Tourism Conference

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Loudoun County will host the 2015 Wine Tourism Conference.


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Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations this holiday season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation.


Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative works to improve facilities at Monterey delivery point

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point located in Highland County.


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Open letter to UVA alumni

By now, most of you have been made aware of an article in the Rolling Stone titled, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.”


Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely.


First Bank to acquire six Bank of America branches

First Bank will acquire the branch banking operations of six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia regions from Bank of America.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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American Red Cross, Suburban Propane partnership expansion fuels blood donations

The first “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations.


CIT invests in Blue Triangle Technologies Inc.

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in Blue Triangle Technologies Inc., a Richmond-based company.


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Department of Labor selects Virginia Workforce Investment Board for economic growth initiative

The Workforce Investment Board serving Hampton Roads has been selected by the Department of Labor to participate in a Technical Assistance Initiative.


Six-state healthcare system to deploy technology, services to reduce hospital readmissions

Bon Secours Health System has selected a combination of health management, patient engagement and care management technologies and services to help solve one of healthcare’s most pressing problems.


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CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


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Belfort Furniture donates 35,000 trees to Virginia schools, other organizations

Dulles-based Belfort Furniture has purchased 35,000 tree seedlings that will be donated for planting projects around the Commonwealth of Virginia in spring 2015.


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Wolverine Advanced Materials to invest $10.6 million to expand operation

Wolverine Advanced Materials (Wolverine)will invest $10.625 million to expand its specialty rubber coated materials manufacturing operation in Montgomery County.


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Lindenburg Industry to invest $113 million in first U.S. manufacturing operation

Lindenburg Industry, a subsidiary of a Chinese-owned corporation, will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing operation in the Town of Appomattox in Appomattox County.


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McAuliffe proclaims November as Virginia Oyster Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that November is Virginia Oyster Month. Visitors and Virginians alike are encouraged to experience the fresh wild-caught and farm-raised oysters.


business

McAuliffe announces 25 new jobs in Madison County

PH International, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of home decor and garden products headquartered in Madison County, will invest $4.5 million to consolidate operations at its Madison County facility.


WWE gets something right? Good moves with booking on Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler

WWE hasn’t been getting much right lately. For all the hype the company is trying to give to its free month of WWE Network, for example, you’re not giving away the product for free if people were buying it.


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Community Foundation establishes fund for Fort Defiance High School

At the initiative of alumnus Scott Kimmel, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has created a new endowed fund, to be known as the Fort Defiance High School Foundation.


McAuliffe announces Ebola travel policy

The Virginia Department of Health will actively monitor the health of travelers arriving from the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, which are battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak.


New Food Bank hunger study shows majority of clients work

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.


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United Way, Community Foundation, CAPSAW discuss community needs

Leaders of the United Way, CAPSAW, and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge met with community leaders to share what they gleaned from a series of community conversations conducted over the past year.


Poll: Virginians concerned about proposed EPA power plant regulations

Polling data released Wednesday by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that voters in Virginia and nationwide have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.


business

McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in Botetourt County following meeting in Tokyo

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Dynax America Corporation will invest $32.625 million to expand its automotive components manufacturing operation in Botetourt County.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 51 new jobs in Carroll County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Andrews Farming Inc. and its sister company, ANDCO Logistics, Inc., will invest more than $5.6 million to expand their agricultural production, warehousing and distribution operation in Carroll County.