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Lynchburg Hillcats top Potomac Nationals, 6-4

The Lynchburg Hillcats (22-24) took the finale at Pfitzner Stadium 6-4 against the Potomac Nationals (24-21) tonight.


Staunton theatre company celebrates a decade of mystery

This month, Staunton’s Clever by Half Productions (which produces 100% original and portable murder mystery dinner theatre) kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with a brand-new show, HINT.

Press Conference: New Washington Redskin Morgan Moses

UVa. offensive lineman Morgan Moses talks with the media about his selection in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Earth Talk: Keeping our food safe and healthy

Although we have come a long way in recent years with regard to the safety and sustainability of our food supply, we still have a long way to go.

Earth Talk: Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability, Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years.

RIR supports NASCAR Race to the Green

NASCAR Race to Green reaches the finish line at Saturday’s TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. RIR President Dennis Bickmeier paints the final touches on “Richmond” in Green on Earth Day.


Nice touch: Masters chamo Bubba Watson celebrates at Waffle House

You’ve just won your second green jacket at The Masters. So naturally, you celebrate … at Waffle House? That’s where Bubba Watson marked his second Masters championship late Sunday night, as noted in a tweet that the golfer sent out to his 1.15 million followers.

Dinner Diva: Keen on collard greens

Collard greens are a wonderful item to add to your veggie rotation. They are versatile, they taste good, and they’re one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat.

Earth Talk: Earth Day 2014

This coming April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year will be green cities.


Farmers markets — and asparagus — are springing up this month

Some Virginia farmers’ markets will open this month, while others have been open year-round. At many markets, shoppers will find Virginia-grown asparagus.

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UVa. develops tool to check cells’ batteries

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created a method to illuminate and understand them in living creatures like never before.

Earth Talk: Mobile apps for environmental stewardship

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.

Earth Talk: Keurig K-Cup coffee containers

Keurig K-Cups—those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine—are all the rage these days.

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Gov. McAuliffe and Capital One announce official opening of new data center in Chesterfield County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined Virginia-based Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) this week to celebrate the official grand opening of its new data center in Chesterfield County.


AAA: More than one-third of traffic deaths on St. Patrick’s Day are alcohol-related

St. Patrick’s Day is well known as a day to celebrate by eating and drinking with friends and family. However AAA Mid-Atlantic warns it is also one of the deadliest days on the roadways as 34 percent of motor vehicle fatalities on this day were connected to drunk driving, according to 2011 data provided by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Dinner Diva: Don’t let kids leave home without manners

The question is — how do we bring up these children of ours to not be social misfits and ne’er-do-wells at the dinner table? The real answer to decent table manners lies with the parents. Children must be trained, and part of that training is from example.


Project GROWS announces 2014 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

Project GROWS, a non-profit farm located in Augusta County, recently announced that it is offering the community another season of fresh, local produce through its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program in 2014.

Dinner Diva: How to get the kids involved in freezer meal prep

My children were up at the counter helping me with age-appropriate tasks right from the time they were in diapers. I never had to worry that they wouldn’t know how to put a meal on the table when they were out on their own!

Green market grows in Virginia

It’s cold and gray across Virginia, but gardeners and homeowners are counting on spring to bring back the green colors—and the green of big money spent on flowers, shrubs and landscaping.

Blog: Communities of color and the environment

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Campaign for Communities, which created a coalition of Latino, African American, low-income and environmental organizations working to educate, register and turn out voters using environmental issues as motivation.

Earth Talk: Global Warming and the loss of whitebark pine trees

Global warming is having an impact on whitebark pine trees, a “keystone” species in high-altitude ecosystems across the American West, meaning they play an important role in maintaining the natural structure of many of our most iconic mountain regions.

Dinner Diva: Get the family to the table with raclette

The Swiss mastered the art of playing with food a long time ago. It’s the Swiss we have to thank for Fondue. And we also have the Swiss to thank for raclette. Raclette has three different meanings. It can refer to a type of creamy cow’s milk cheese, a type of meal or a cooking method which involves communal cooking at the table.


Waynesboro Police Department investigating rash of vehicle thefts

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating the theft of three vehicles that occurred in the city sometime early Christmas morning or late Christmas Eve. Officers were first called to the scene of a crash in the 200 block of South Forest Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. involving a 1999 Ford Expedition and a parked 2009 Hyundai.

Dinner Diva: Non-traditional meals for Christmas leftovers

If you have Christmas dinner leftovers in your refrigerator, I’m going to give you some of my family’s recipes to help use them up in the absolute most delicious ways.

Earth Talk: Navy sonar testing in oceans impacting marine mammals

Active sonar is a technology used on ships to aid in navigation, and the U.S. Navy tests and trains with it extensively in American territorial waters. The Navy also conducts missile and bomb testing in the same areas. But environmentalists and animal advocates contend that this is harming whales and other marine wildlife.

Earth Talk: Protecting private lands

Indeed, private property makes up about 60 percent of the total land base across the United States. In 42 states there is more private land than public, and by a wide margin in most cases. (Only Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, Wyoming and California have more public land—that is, land owned by a federal, state, county or municipal government—than private.) Of course, all this private land isn’t just the parcels where our houses sit.

Staunton awarded Green Government Certification by Virginia Municipal League

The Virginia Municipal League recently recognized the City of Staunton as a certified “Green Government.” The certification resulted from the city’s participation in the 2013 VML Green Government Challenge, part of VML’s larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative, a friendly competition among local governments in Virginia.

Earth Talk: Reducing Waste in Retail Store Operations

Waste is an issue for all retail operations, given the need to take in and unpack large numbers of individual items and then display and package them up in a way that customers will appreciate.

Waynesboro receives $163K grant toward South River restoration

The City of Waynesboro kicks off its “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative this week with stream bank restoration work at Wayne Avenue Park.


Monica’s Story, But God’s Glory

Monica is one of two recipients of the 2013 Youth in Philanthropy for the Shenandoah Chapter. She will be recognized the week of her birthday on November 25th. Monica and her mother will visit James Madison University and speak with their chapter of National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Virginia Christmas trees are extra green from extra rainfall

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s not too early to start thinking about where to buy a fresh Virginia-grown Christmas tree.

Mark Cooper: Solar flap misses point on energy subsidies

The combination of the debt-ceiling debate and the recent bankruptcy of a solar firm with a $535 million loan guarantee is certain to give energy subsidies a leading part in the Washington budget drama this fall. If, however, the goal is good energy policy — not just deficit reduction — the fact that solar companies […]

Haresh Daswani: USA not the worst offender after all

Column by Haresh Daswani Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   The general public’s opinion that the USA is the worst offender in carbon emissions might actually be misguiding. Nationmaster’s list of carbon dioxide emissions per capita presents otherwise.

Green detailing

  Earth Talk www.emagazine.com Dear EarthTalk: I recently got my car detailed at a local place and then gasped at the chemical fumes when I got inside. Are there green detailers out there, or products that I could use myself to keep my vehicle clean and my family out of harm’s way? – David Berkowitz, […]

Focus | Going green to save green

    Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Going green isn’t about making a climate scientist in England or a bunch of bureaucrats in Copenhagen happy. It’s about the bottom line in places like the Town of Grottoes, where the new home for Wellness Concepts, a long-term care pharmacy, is being built with green-building principles foremost […]

Earth Talk | Green cars for the rest of us

Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting edge green-friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us—who live in the budget-constrained real world—to do about buying a new car that does right by the environment? – M.G., Stroudsburg, Pa. With so many new energy efficient cars […]

Earth Talk | Greening your home

Dear EarthTalk: What are some simple low-cost improvements I can do to my home to make it greener? – Stefan Lonce, via e-mail According to consumer advocate Remar Sutton, there are many ways to save energy and other resources around the home without spending a lot of money. And taking action sooner rather than later […]