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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.


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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.


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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.


Trex CEO to present ‘Lessons Learned the Hard Way’

Ronald Kaplan, chief executive officer of Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products, will present “Leadership: Lessons Learned the Hard Way” on Monday, Oct. 20 at Shenandoah University.


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Herring to host law enforcement conference on animal fighting

Attorney General Mark Herring is teaming up with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the ASPCA for a statewide Law Enforcement Conference on Combating Animal Fighting in Virginia.


Warner, Kaine request information on Ebola readiness in Virginia hospitals

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are requesting information on what is being done to ensure Virginia hospitals and health professionals have the supplies, training and information they need to effectively identify and treat any patients who present symptoms of Ebola.


Vector Industries celebrates workers, family

Employees at Vector Industries had lunch with some special people in their lives on Thursday: their families. “We’re here today at Vector Industries celebrating our employees,” said CEO Chrissy Johnston at the end of the Employee Forum, one in a series of events that the Waynesboro-based nonprofit business is holding to mark its 45th year in business.


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Letter: Ongoing concerns about Lumos service

Mr. Hyde knew what he was doing when he left a sinking ship as the former CEO of nTelos. They continue to perpetuate poor service and do not seem to care. TV has color blocks, freezing, and inaudible sound, and it has been an issue for many, many months.


Study: Are hands-free systems in cars a distraction?

With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.


Partnership to improve mental health

Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards formed a joint partnership to help improve the quality of and access to mental health services across the Commonwealth.


Friendship Industries celebrates 50 years of work

To mark 50 years of providing persons with disabilities employment opportunities in commercial businesses, Friendship Industries is having a week of special events featuring two events.


Mars One co-founder to speak at Bridgewater College

Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp has made multiple breakthroughs in the field of science in technology. As co-founder and CEO of Mars One, his goal is to put humans on the planet Mars by 2025.


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McAuliffe announces 166 new jobs in the City of Suffolk

Friant and Associates, a manufacturer of custom office furniture, will invest $17.4 million to establish its first Virginia operation at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk.


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CIT GAP Funds invests in Biotherapeutics Inc.

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in Biotherapeutics, Inc., a Blacksburg-based company advancing therapeutics to treat inflammation and diabetes.


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Popular on-site chain saw sculptor returning to State Fair

Ben Risney of Masters of the Chainsaw, a popular State Fair of Virginia attraction, will effortlessly turn logs into unique replicas of bears, penguins, flowers, lighthouses or whatever fires up his imagination.


Little Caesars Love Kitchen delivers free pizza in Waynesboro

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will roll into the Salvation Army to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for approximately 200 people in need on Tuesday, September 23.


Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership praises Tom Rust’s Medicaid expansion

The Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership today credited Delegate Tom Rust for introducing the Virginia Health Care Independence Act.


Peebles gives back to Waynesboro with 30 Days of Giving

Peebles is launching its fall “30 Days of Giving” campaign. All Peebles customers who visit the Waynesboro store through Oct. 12, will be invited to donate to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


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Sen. Warner announces selection of NVTC to assist V-A with broken scheduling system

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced that the Northern Virginia Technology Council has been selected to propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at V-A medical facilities.


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Walk in their shoes

I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.


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McAuliffe, Republican leaders announce Virginia budget gap deal

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Speaker Bill Howell, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Chuck Colgan announced they had reached agreement on how to tackle Virginia’s budget shortfall.


National Preparedness Month: Tips to become Ready, Responsive and Resilient to extreme weather

AccuWeather reports as National Preparedness Month, September brings the reminder of how pivotal it is to be prepared for extreme weather in order to minimize the impact on families, communities and essential infrastructures.


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McAuliffe announces members of the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success

On August 11, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 22, establishing the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success.


City officials’ views must be included in discussion on police equipment

The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities, regarding Tuesday’s hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the Oversight of Federal Programs for Equipping State and Local Law Enforcement.


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First meeting with Bob McDonnell

I first met Bob McDonnell in 2003. I’d not yet heard of him when he was introduced to me at the grand opening of a local Republican election headquarters in Waynesboro that fall.


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Convicted: Why did the jury convict Bob McDonnell, Maureen McDonnell?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, based their defense against federal corruption charges on the dysfunctional relationship between the former First Couple.


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MACH37™ launches the fall 2014 class of cybersecurity startups

The MACH37™ Cyber Accelerator announced today the launch of its fall 2014 session for cybersecurity startups.


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Virginia leaders tout economic benefits of proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline

Virginia elected officials, business leaders and advocates from across the Commonwealth released the following statements today following an announcement by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources and AGL Resources about the economic benefits of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


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McAuliffe touts controversial Dominion pipeline

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources CEO Tom Farrell and Hank Linginfelter, EVP Distribution Operations, AGL Resources and Chairman, Virginia Natural Gas,announced the considerable economic benefits that the proposed Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline will bring to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Bridgewater College to host Business Expo on Sept. 3

A business expo designed to help connect Bridgewater College students with local businesses and residents will be held Sept. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Funkhouser Center on the college campus.


News Roundup: Military plane crash, Bob McDonnell trial, Labor Day in Buena Vista

A grim discovery last night in Deerfield, Va., as investigators discovered the remains of Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., the pilot on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Orleans whose F-15C jet crashed in the mountains of western Augusta County early Wednesday morning.


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Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Labor Day travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the nearly 1 million motorists that are expected to travel on Virginia’s highways this Labor Day weekend to follow safety tips from America’s Road Team Captains, a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 500 new jobs in the City of Newport News

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, will invest approximately $150 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


AFP’s Crystal Graham takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Augusta Free Press LLC Vice President Crystal Graham took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. Augusta Free Press will donate $100 to ALS on her behalf and challenges other local businesses and individuals to match our donation! Clients, you are up!


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Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline calls for new members, volunteers

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls.


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McAuliffe announces creation of Virginia Oyster Trail

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster purveyors, raw bars and restaurants, and the watermen culture throughout Coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.


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Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program debuts webcast series

The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a free-to-use online program that is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and matches Virginia undergraduate students looking for a paid internship to companies in Virginia that offer paid internship opportunities.