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Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


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Pulaski aquaponics venture is finalist for recognition

Pulaski Grow, an aquaponics business established in Pulaski County to provide youth job training opportunities, is among four finalists for the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.


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Robert Hurt explains no vote on budget bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the government spending omnibus legislation adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives.


Virginia Tech dining center boasts gingerbread house modeled after local historic inn

The atmosphere of Virginia Tech’s West End Market is reminiscent of the scene in the popular holiday movie, “Elf,” when Buddy stays overnight in the department store.


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House passes Water for the World Act

WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.


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Randy Forbes: Is your identity safe this holiday season?

When busy shopping malls were the primary way to shop during the holiday season, lines wrapped around the stores and the biggest security concern was to make sure you didn’t leave your purse or wallet unattended while you reached into your cart or put bags in your car.


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Silver linings in Rolling Stone rape fiasco

Rolling Stone alleged a gang rape at UVA and now doubts its own report. I have no knowledge of the matter. Maybe the victim was completely honest. Maybe she was largely honest but too drunk, or just too traumatized, to remember which fraternity house she was in. Maybe she made it all up.


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Filler-Corn introduces bill to combat campus sexual assaults

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn introduced HB 1343, legislation requiring the reporting of campus sexual assaults by campus and local law enforcement to the local Commonwealth’s Attorney within 48 hours of the reported incident.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-8) play the Indianapolis Colts (7-4) on Sunday.


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative works to improve facilities at Monterey delivery point

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point located in Highland County.


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VCU Brandcenter presents TECH+Toys

The VCU Brandcenter launches its TECH+ series with TECH+Toys, an open house and exhibit where the school’s master’s degree candidates will demonstrate the relationship between creativity, design and technology by making and sharing toys.


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UVA President Teresa Sullivan comments on Rolling Stone article on handling of sexual misconduct cases

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan on Wednesday evening issued the following statement to the University community in regard to an article published on Rolling Stone’s website earlier in the day.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with the media on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-7) play at the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.


Swannanoa: The mysterious mountaintop mansion, its little-known history

Airisun Wonderl will pull back the curtain of mystery that sometimes has hidden the magnificent marble Swannanoa that stands atop the line between Augusta and Nelson counties.


Birds and windows: A deadly dilemma

When a bird flew into the window of Becky Schneider’s office at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center last year, the avian ecologist rushed outside and found a stunned flycatcher that flew off shortly afterward.


Overview of the Ebola epidemic at the Science Museum of Virginia

Dr. Brigette Gleason will present Overview of the Ebola Epidemic: Insights from the Field in Sierra Leone and Key Features of the Ebola Response in the US.


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Sen. Warner applauds passage of bipartisan bill eliminating unnecessary government reports

Sens. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) applauded last night’s House passage of the Government Reports Elimination Act (H.R. 4194).


Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving in the Kitchen

Jessica and I have compiled a list of tips for a happier day in the kitchen. This list comes from owr own Thanksgiving day cooking experiences as well as some friends, moms and grandmas.


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Robert Hurt: A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years.


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Agriculture to star in new holiday light show

The Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village, which will open Nov. 14 and run through Jan. 3, 2015, is a holiday light display created with nearly a million LED lights and set to music.


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Game Review: Inside the UVA 34-20 loss at #2 Florida State

Greyson Lambert had probably his most efficient outing as the UVA starting quarterback, with a passer rating of 132.5 to show for his 20-for-35, 220-yard, three-touchdown effort.


Alumnus Dean Weaver hopes to build a warmly connected community on a hilltop near EMU

From a developer’s perspective, the three-acre hilltop property a mile southeast of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus has significant challenges.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.


Farm Bureau encouraging comment on EPA Waters proposal

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging its members to participate in the public commend period for the proposed EPA “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


Six things Staunton can teach us about community gardens

Fall has descended on Staunton. Most gardeners are planning to put their gardens to bed in the coming weeks, however winter allows us the time to start planning for spring.


Fall back: And check your smoke alarms

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is encouraging all residents to replace their smoke alarm batteries and check their alarms on Sunday, November 2nd, when clocks are turned back to end Daylight Savings Time.


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Belle Grove Plantation to host Antiques Appraisal & Traditional Crafts Fair Saturday

Saturday, November 1, 2014 is Belle Grove Plantation’s annual Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Fair. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Gary Johnson.


My Clean Kitchen: Bold Rock and Apple Roasted Chicken

This week Jessica and I took a trip to Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford, VA. This place is like Disney World for grown ups. It’s beautiful there and the cider is delicious!


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American National University Harrisonburg campus to hold Career Fair, Medical Open House

The Harrisonburg campus of American National University (www.an.edu; 540-432-0943), located at 1515 Country Club Road, will hold career fair and medical open house events on Tuesday, Oct. 28.


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Playwright and actor Ted Swartz brings music, comedy and storytelling to conversation about sexuality, faith and family

Three is a magic number, says veteran actor and playwright Ted Swartz. “That’s true in baseball, theater and comedy,” he says. “I generally listen when things come in threes.”


DASCOM Americas holds kickoff party for new Shenandoah Valley facility

DASCOM Americas, a recognized leader in complete business printing solutions, announced on Wednesday that its new Americas’ headquarters is slated to open at the end of the month.


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Robert Hurt: Protecting health, safety in face of Ebola crisis requires more action

Over the past several weeks, our office has received numerous calls and emails from constituents who are concerned about the growing threat of the spread of Ebola in the United States and abroad.


Fire up the message boards: And fire Mike London?

Fire Mike London, sure. Nuke the program, and start over. Get a new coach in to no doubt clean house to get his guys in, which will take at least four years to get Virginia football back on the road to respectability.


Bob Goodlatte: Protecting your healthcare plan

If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it. Right? Well, despite President Obama’s promises that under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, you could keep your healthcare plan, millions of Americans have discovered that is simply not true.


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Robert Hurt: President’s broken promises on healthcare continue to harm Virginians

The impacts of the President’s healthcare law were the top concern facing small businesses and their employees, as the law is hindering their ability to create more jobs and is harming their employees.


Sign up now for 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Virginia farmers and forest land owners can now apply for assistance to protect the health and productivity of their land under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


Parker Bows finds solid business partner in Vector Industries

Parker Bows is one of the leading manufacturers of compound bows, crossbows and crossbow accessories in the United States. And it wouldn’t be there if not for its long-standing partnership with Vector Industries.