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Shenandoah National Park dedicates TRACK Trails Activity Trail

To encourage children and their families to get outdoors, Shenandoah National Park has partnered with the Kids in Parks program to establish the Limberlost Trail as a TRACK Trails location.


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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.


JMU men’s soccer ends losing streak, tops Charleston, 2-0

The James Madison men’s soccer team ended its two-game losing streak Wednesdaynight with a 2-0 victory over College of Charleston in Colonial Athletic Association action at University Park.


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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VCU prof receives $2.66M grant to study anti-bullying programs

A Virginia Commonwealth University professor has received a $2.66 million federal grant to study the effectiveness of an anti-bullying program in Richmond middle schools.


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McAuliffe announces federal grants to improve safety, mental health services for students

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth has been awarded two five-year federal grants totaling nearly $13.3 million to improve mental health services for students and expand programs to make schools safer.


Virginia receives $9.3 million grant to help Virginians access health coverage

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of only four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 enrollment assisters who will help state residents sign up on the Federal Marketplace for health insurance starting November 15.


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BRCC Appalachian Heritage Arts Series concludes with lecture by Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


Governor McAuliffe announces Homeland Security grant awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia.


Bob Goodlatte: Ditch the rule

The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”


Stone Brewing Co. to establish operation in Richmond

Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, will, pending city approvals next week, invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store and administrative offices in the City of Richmond.


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Fields of Gold agritourism program awarded USDA grant

A growing group of agritourism operators in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia recently received a significant boost in promotional and technical support with the award of a $93,674 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to the Fields of Gold Agritourism Program.


Staunton solar company aims to show businesses the benefits of solar

A Shenandoah Valley solar energy company wants to get the word out that incentives for businesses to install solar are better than ever, and throughout October Altenergy Incorporated Staunton will be personally reaching out to area businesses to show them the numbers.


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VCU study finds global health education shortage in medical schools and residencies

Medical schools and residencies are not keeping up with an increased demand for global health education programs, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study that was published this month in the Family Medicinejournal.


Albemarle County Fire Rescue awarded grant for fire prevention, safety

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a nearly $100,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for enhancing fire protection and safety in low income and impoverished areas of our community.


Shenandoah National Park Trust research grant announced

To facilitate and encourage scientific research in Shenandoah National Park, a research fellowship program is being offered, funded by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, to support field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences.


New traffic pattern for Interstate 64 in Lexington area begins Monday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County beginning Monday, October 6. This is part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges near Lexington.


Federal grant to boost Virginia’s services for residents with dementia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.


Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.


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World Health Organization taps VCU tobacco product research center as a collaborator

The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University has been named a World Health Organization collaborating center that will assist the global health organization with questions related to tobacco product testing and research.


Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.


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Herring highlights resources during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Attorney General Mark Herring recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by highlighting some of the services available to victims of domestic violence in the Commonwealth.


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Kaine calls for flexibility in recognition process for Indian Tribes

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a proposed rule regarding the Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes.


McAuliffe announces $11.9 million Workforce Innovation Fund Grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to receive an $11.9 million grant to advance employment and financial literacy for 1,800 Virginians in challenging environments.


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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.


McAuliffe awards $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs.


Governor debuts Virginia Faces of Drunk Driving site to combat DUI

Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled a powerful new tool to keep drunk drivers off of the Commonwealth’s roadways.


Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables receives Virginia Tourism Corporation grant for tourism marketing

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables received $5,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.


McAuliffe announces federal grants to help 6,000 students gain access to higher education

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of just ten states awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to train career, technical education teachers

Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.


McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in the City of Richmond

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Relay Foods will expand its Richmond fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and to support the company’s entry into new markets.


Keep Virginia Beautiful announces 30 in 30 grant winners

Keep Virginia Beautiful announced its “30 Grants In 30 Days” recipients for 2014. A grant winner will be announced daily on KVB’s website from September 15th to October 14th.


HR senior center members participated in healthcare assessment

Members of Price Rotary Senior Center, Timberville Broadway Senior Center and East Rockingham Senior Center participated in a free healthcare assessment screening for heart disease and diabetes at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on September 10 and 11.


JMU men’s soccer defeats Belmont, 2-1

Senior forward Josh Grant (Plymouth, England/Torpoint College) tallied his seventh career game-winning goalFriday night as the James Madison men’s soccer team topped Belmont 2-1 in the Belmont Invitational at Rose Park.


BOOST grant deadline Sept. 15

Building Opportunities tO Support Tourism (BOOST – formerly the Micro-Tourism Local Leverage Grant program) serves to support tourism-related ventures of eligible businesses within the City of Waynesboro through the award of grant funding up to $3,000 per entry/event.


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Researchers receive $1.6 million grant to improve programs for preschoolers with behavior problems

A $1.6 million grant awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University professors will help improve services aimed at preschool children with problem behaviors in early childhood education and Head Start classrooms.


Hand in the cookie jar? Democrats raise issue with Terry Kilgore, tobacco commission

Yesterday marked yet another episode in the shady saga of Terry Kilgore as he continues to use his official Tobacco Commission chairmanship to benefit his family members.


Sen. Warner announces $25M grant to build rapid transit network in Richmond

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $24.9 million transportation grant to support construction of a rapid transit network along Broad Street in downtown Richmond.


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McAuliffe announces measures to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians

Today Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.


W&L first-year class sets admission, financial aid records

When fall semester undergraduate classes begin Sept. 11, Washington and Lee University will enroll its most qualified first-year class, selected from a near-record number of applicants.


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Senior News: Briefs from local senior centers

News from senior centers run by Valley Program for Aging Services.


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Charlottesville recognized for Governor’s Technology Award

The City of Charlottesville received the Enhanced Situational Awareness Award in the category of Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government during the annual Governor’s Technology Awards.


McAuliffe announces second round of FACT Fund grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the recipients of the second round of Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund grants.


Waste Management Awards keep Virginia beautiful with Think Green® grant

The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are part of the environmental services company’s commitment to encourage the development and sustainability of environmental solutions that improve community environments.


Virginia receives National Governor’s Association grant

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting college choice

Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education.


Foundation helps small Virginia farms secure grant money

Almost 250 agricultural businesses nationwide recently received a total of $25 million to help expand their operations and create value-added products.


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.


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BRCC hosts exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore

Blue Ridge Community College is hosting an exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore entitled “Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park.”


American Farm Bureau offering farm bill resources online

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a series of videos and launched a website at goo.gl/ujjnny to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill.


Ridgeview Park parking lot closed for construction of bio filters

The City of Waynesboro is working on part 2 of the “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative with an exciting project at Ridgeview Park.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Supreme Court stay in marriage case

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:


USDA announces $25M to turn commodities into value-added products

USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market.


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VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center

VCU has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism — work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.


ACLU, Lambda Legal ask Supreme Court to reject motion to delay Virginia marriages

Today, the ACLU, ACLU of Virginia and Lambda Legal will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg’s seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.