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Press Conference: Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen, GM Scot McCloughan

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen and general manager Scot McCloughan talk with reporters on Friday.

virginia farm bureau

GMO foods don’t need labeling, farmers say

On a recent WWBT TV 12 news segment, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation representatives explained that genetically modified crops are no different from conventional crops.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-11) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) in NFL action on Saturday.

Rockingham County Fair wins national honor

The Rockingham County Fair has been selected to receive three Awards of Distinction from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

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.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher

Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 9.

Potomac Nationals

Potomac Nationals claim MILB Promotion of the Month Award

The Potomac Nationals have been given the June Promotion of the Month Award by Minor League Baseball for “Beard-A-Palooza Weekend” on June 13th-15th.

Earth Talk: Is organic agriculture sustainable?

Dr. Henry I. Miller, former director of the Office of Biotechnology at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, argues that conventional farming—which uses synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and often genetically modified (GM) seed stock to maximize yields—is actually better for the environment, producing more food and using less water compared to organic farming.


Rockingham County Fairgrounds to renovate and expand poultry facilities

The Rockingham County Fair Association in Harrisonburg is renovating and expanding poultry facilities on the Fairgrounds this spring. The goal is to showcase the historic and economic importance of the poultry industry in the Shenandoah Valley.

Rockingham County Fairgrounds adds seven acres of parking with new Keep It Green lot

The Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg will add seven acres of new parking area this year. The goal is to increase overall parking capacity during the annual County Fair while building on the positive experience of Fair visitors.

Earth Talk: Dark factories

So-called dark factories — otherwise known as “lights out” or “automatic” factories — are manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done. While they may have some benefits for the environment they are certainly not beneficial overall considering the impact widespread adoption would have on needed jobs.

Report: Genetically modified crops as safe as conventional, organic foods

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Press Conference: UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with the media about the upcoming 2013-2014 college basketball season.

Chrysler cuts hit Berrang

Chrysler is closing 789 car dealerships effective June 9, and the cuts affecting one Waynesboro-based dealer might not be over yet. Berrang GM/Chrysler will stop carrying Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, and will be awaiting word on the plans of General Motors, which is expected to cut 1,000 to 1,200 of its dealers in advance […]

David Reynolds | Government Motors

Excuse me. Have you bought your new GM car or GMC truck yet? You better hurry. The new Government Motors Corporation has some very special offers. Only partial monthly payments if you get laid off. Plus the best warranty program your tax money can buy. Not some piece of paper the former GM used to […]

Another bailout? Seriously?

I’ve been going back and forth on the proposed Big Three bailout, and right now I’m at No, bad idea. And here’s why – and why I think I’m going to stay on No, bad idea, for the duration. They’re not where they are because of bad luck or the more general economic downturn. They’re […]

Sanford D. Horn | Not Your Father’s Stock Market – Does Anyone Really Miss Oldsmobile?

During Independence Day weekend in 2005 I bought a brand new Chevy Malibu. It’s such a nice automobile that General Motors now wants me to buy another one, except they won’t actually let me have the car. They, along with Ford and Chrysler want my money, but have nothing to offer in return. The same […]