Tag: Hampton

mark herring

Herring launches heroin, prescription drug abuse strategy

Attorney General Mark Herring today announced a series of initiatives to combat a recent rise in fatal overdoses of heroin and prescription opiates.


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William and Mary football blasts Hampton, 42-14

The No. 21/24 William and Mary football team earned a 42-14 victory at Hampton on Saturday evening.


richmond spiders

Emotional roller-coaster for former UVA QBs at Richmond

Michael Strauss definitely wanted Saturday’s game. The former UVA backup, now starting, and excelling, as a second-year starting quarterback at Richmond, felt like he had a lot to prove bringing his Spiders in to play against his old teammates and the coach who first recruited him, Mike London.


JMU women’s basketball releases 2014-15 non-conference schedule

Coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history, the James Madison women’s basketball team plans to keep pushing forward with an imposing non-conference slate on deck for the 2014-15 season.


virginia

McAuliffe announces improvements to Commonwealth hurricane preparedness

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a report Thursday outlining improvements to Virginia’s hurricane preparedness plan, including an adjustment to the evacuation decision-making timeline.


Virginia Tech football legend Bruce Smith endorses Mark Warner in new TV ad

Hampton Roads native, NFL Hall of Famer, and Virginia Tech legend Bruce Smith endorsed Senator Mark Warner today in a new television ad that will be broadcast during Virginia Tech’s game against Ohio State on Saturday.


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.


odu

Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. The Monarchs travel to NC State to play on Saturday.


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ODU football wins season opener with Hampton, 41-28

Sophomore running back Gerard Johnson eclipsed 100 yards for just the third time in his career as the ODU Monarchs took down Hampton, 41-28, in their 2014 season opener at Foreman Field.


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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

ODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with the news media in advance of the Monarchs’ season opener on Saturday vs. Hampton.


NASA Langley Research Center scientist to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Russell De Young, a senior research scientist in the Science Directorate of NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will speak on “NASA Advances in Understanding the Solar System,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Public meetings scheduled to discuss charitable gaming in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs announced today it will hold several public meetings to identify and discuss possible amendments to the charitable gaming statute and the charitable gaming regulations.


Climate activists to launch road to the People’s Climate March

Multiple environmental groups have come together to host a Climate Action Weekend Workshop for statewide climate activist leaders on the weekend of August 23-24. Around 60 climate activists will be gathered at a local conference hotel center to talk strategy and launch the statewide effort to get Virginians up to the People’s Climate March in New […]


$11M in grants to end veterans homelessness in Virginia

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.


norfolk state

Norfolk State announces 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule

The Norfolk State men’s basketball program finalized its 2014-15 schedule, highlighted by 13 home games as well as a spot in the Barclays Center Classic.


Virginia delegation meets with Air Force on proposed Langley-Eustis personnel reductions

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Scott Rigell (R-2nd) and Bobby Scott (D-3rd) today met with U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary Kathleen Ferguson, Deputy Chief Management Officer Mr. Bill Booth and Major General Theresa Carter for a briefing on proposed personnel reductions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.


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Virginia’s popular Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns Friday

It’s time to make your shopping list because Virginia’s popular sales tax holiday for clothing, footwear, and school and office supplies begins Friday.


odu

ODU football sells out season tickets for sixth straight year

ODU athletics announced Friday that football season tickets are sold out for the sixth straight year, however fans still have the ability to purchase Flex Tickets, which provide a ticket to every home game in varied seat locations throughout the stadium.


virginia general assembly

House Republicans file first bills of 2015 General Assembly Session

Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates announced Monday the first pre-filed bills of the 2015 legislative session.


odu

Sinclair Broadcasting Group, COX to televise ODU football

Conference USA announced last week that four ODU football games this fall will be televised nationally by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.


McAuliffe announces 596 new jobs at Fort Monroe

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Liberty-Source PBC, a flexible onshore business process outsourcing model that uniquely harnesses the talent of military spouses, will invest $1.56 million to establish an operation at Fort Monroe in the City of Hampton.


odu

ODU QB Taylor Heinicke named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Old Dominion University quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List given to the College Football Player of the Year by the Maxwell Club.


virginia general assembly

McAuliffe announces SOL Innovation Committee members

The McAuliffe Administration announced the members and first meeting date for Virginia’s Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.


UVA Athletics

UVA wins VaSID All Sports Championship

UVA won 65.5 percent of its intercollegiate athletic contests in 2013-14 to win the 36th annual Virginia Sports Information Director’s Association Division I All-Sport championship.


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Navy moving ahead on USS George Washington refueling

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded the U.S. Navy for moving forward to begin work on the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington – a top defense priority for the Virginia delegation.


Another Democratic legislator resigns

Richmond Democratic State Sen. Henry Marsh has joined the parade of Democrats leaving the Virginia General Assembly.


Southern Environmental Law Center applauds governor on climate change

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to establish a Virginia Climate Change Commission to proactively develop a comprehensive plan to protect Virginia’s communities from the impacts of climate change. Southern Environmental Law Center’s Cale Jaffe, director of the Virginia office, was selected to join the nonpartisan advisory group.


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Report: The impact of fuel taxes on Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Last year, lawmakers in Virginia made history by altering the state fuel tax rate formula. In a rejection of traditional transportation funding, Virginia became the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon (cpg) fuel tax,and the District of Columbia followed suit.


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ACLU challenges Hampton home search ordinance

The ACLU of Virginia has warned Hampton officials that a new ordinance allowing inspection of rental units without a warrant infringes on the constitutional rights of owners and tenants.


Kaine to lead bipartisan sea level rise conference in Norfolk

On Monday, June 30, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, U.S. Congressmen Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman, as well as Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, will host a regional conference on sea level rise at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.


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Virginia companies exhibiting at Fancy Food Show in New York

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a Virginia Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 29–July 1, 2014, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.


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Virginia Organizing receives Bishop Leontine Kelly Social Justice Award

The Virginia Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action awarded Virginia Organizing the Bishop Leontine Kelly Social Justice Award at the 232nd Session of the Virginia Annual Conference of The Methodist Church on Saturday, June 21.


terry mcauliffe

McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in the City of Hampton

Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a business unit of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) and a global leader in superalloy airfoil and titanium and aluminum structural investment castings, will invest $25 million in its operation in the City of Hampton, which will create 75 new jobs.


odu

Four ODU football players named to Phil Steele All-CUSA team

ODU football had four student-athletes named to the Phil Steele preseason All-Conference USA team, the magazine announced on Wednesday.


Pollution standards will protect Virginia’s health, economy

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced a major proposal to curb carbon pollution from our nation’s existing power plants for the first time ever.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine: On EPA move on power plant emissions

Today the EPA proposed standards for carbon emissions for existing power plants. Reducing this carbon pollution is in our national interest, but we have an obligation to do it in a way that makes economic sense.


VMI baseball announces summer league placements

VMI baseball has announced the players that will participate in summer leagues this season, according to information provided by the program recently.


odu

Four ODU football games to be televised in 2014

Conference USA announced today that four ODU C-USA football games will be televised in the Monarchs’ inaugural season in the league, including the league opener at Rice and ODU’s first-ever home contest on a Friday night against Middle Tennessee.


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Pedestrian Danger Index: Virginia middle of the pack

A new report, Dangerous by Design, provides information on pedestrian fatalities and injuries and ranks every state, metro region and county based upon the degree of danger faced by pedestrians.


mark warner

Sen. Warner urges VA to eliminate delays in treatment, diagnosis for veterans

In a letter today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) called on the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to immediately improve delays in diagnosis and treatment at its VA hospitals.


Waynesboro Police make first arrest involving new drug

The Waynesboro Police Department has made its first arrest involving the new psychedelic drug, 25i-NBOMe or commonly known as “25i,” as the result of complex drug investigation involving the sale of heroin and hallucinogens.


Street milling, paving in Staunton next week

The Staunton Department of Public Works will begin milling operations the week of April 28. Paving will start the week of May 5.


business

Cellular Sales to expand workforce in Virginia

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, is announcing its plans to greatly expand its workforce in Virginia this year.


Pro MMA returns to Richmond Coliseum May 31

Russian based Draka MMA Federation has partnered with Richmond’s Sweat Equity MMA Management to showcase a Pro/Am Mixed Martial Arts fight card on Saturday, May 31, at the Richmond Coliseum, with both unified, and Draka rules bouts.


JMU’s Kirby Burkholder, Kenny Brooks honored by state basketball writers

JMU senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) is the Virginia women’s basketball Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) the organization announced, Tuesday. Head coach Kenny Brooks was voted the State Coach of the Year.


Gov. McAuliffe announces research collaboration with NASA Langley Research Center

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced a research collaboration with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton to engage students, recent graduates, early career professionals, and veterans to work on applied Earth science research projects to benefit the Commonwealth.


virginia general assembly

Senate Finance Committee passes another budget

The Senate Finance Committee voted on a bipartisan basis on Monday to report a new budget that would use the Senate’s private option approach — Marketplace Virginia — to close the health care coverage gap, enabling up to 400,000 uninsured Virginians to access health care.


baseball

Coastal Plain League to play eight games with USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

The Coastal Plain League announced this week that its teams will compete in eight games versus the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the 2014 summer season.


law

ACLU: Virginia community college policy on campus demonstrations is unconstitutional

On Friday, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to the Chancellor and Board of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) informing them that VCCS’s policies limiting the right to protest on Virginia’s community college campuses violate the First Amendment.


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Virginia receives increased homeland security grant funds

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received $7.4 million in Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds for fiscal year 2014 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a 15 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.