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Holiday traditions of the VMI Keydets

With Christmas now upon us, VMI Associate Athletic Communications Director Brad Salois caught up with a handful of Keydets to get their thoughts on favorite holiday traditions that they share with those around them.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (4-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) on Sunday.


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Virginia State Police: Drive to save lives

This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Virginia State Police has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


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Moonshine production shifts from outlaws to entrepreneurs

Moonshine has come a long way, from the hills and hollows of Appalachia to the front and center of Virginia’s fast-growing artisanal spirits industry.


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Still in denial about climate

It’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still “refuse to accept climate change.”


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Robert Hurt: Ensuring an open and transparent legislative process

Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.


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.