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Cooler summer? Record level of ice on Lake Superior may be culprit

AccuWeather.com reports that with no end in sight, the winter of 2014 rages on, ushering in frigid Arctic air and dumping record-breaking snow and ice on much of the nation. This season, ice coverage on Lake Superior has exceeded other measurements in recent history.


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UVa. women’s basketball at Georgia Tech rescheduled to Friday

The UVa. women’s basketball team (12-11, 5-5 ACC) faces Georgia Tech (16-8, 6-5 ACC) on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in Atlanta, Ga. The game between the Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets was originally scheduled for Thursday.


Earth Talk: Harsh winters and global warming

It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts.


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Liberty holds off VMI rally, wins 85-80

In a game that featured 14 lead changes and saw neither team lead by more than nine, the Liberty Flames posted a 21-rebound advantage on the glass and survived a frantic late rally by the VMI Keydets to claim an 85-80 victory in Big South basketball action Saturday afternoon at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va.


AccuWeather.com: The polar vortex about to make its retreat

AccuWeather.com reports reprieve is on the way from the frigid air and the Polar Vortex that has briefly brought life-threatening conditions to approximately 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada this week.


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AAA offers tips for motorists in extreme cold weather

With temperatures expected to drop rapidly from the warmth of 60 degree weather for today’s early birds to below freezing for this evening’s night owls , AAA calls on motorists to take preventive measures and be ready for the unexpected.


Shenandoah National Park Byrd Visitor Center open on weekends

The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) in Shenandoah National Park will be open on winter weekends, weather permitting. Beginning Jan. 11, the visitor center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when the Skyline Drive is open.


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UVa. women’s basketball defeats Coppin State, 70-45

The Virginia women’s basketball team (6-6) defeated Coppin State (4-7) 70-45 Saturday afternoon (Dec. 28) in the Cavalier Classic Tournament Presented by Holiday Inn University Area.


VDOT preparing for coming Valley snow and ice storm

Before the weather gets frightful, Virginia Department of Transportation crews in the Shenandoah Valley are preparing roads and resources for the forecasted snow and ice event on Sunday and early Monday.


Chris Graham: The road map for Mike London to save his job at UVa.

Logic to me dictates that Mike London is out at UVa. if his team loses out, finishes 2-10, losing its last nine in the process. Assuming that’s the case, that’s three losing seasons in four, which was enough to get his predecessor, Al Groh, fired.


Ken Plum: Science goes on trial in Virginia

Not since the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925 has science been on trial as it has been in Virginia over the last few years. The Scopes trial was of course about Darwin’s theory of evolution. That trial concluded more than 85 years ago, but the debate goes on with fundamentalists who prefer the teaching of creationism over evolution in public schools.


Chris Graham: Another Mike London botched endgame ends in another L

UVa. coach Mike London is once again is under fire for mismanaging an endgame situation. This time it was UVa.’s final drive at Byrd Stadium on Saturday.


Earth Talk: Preventing beach erosion

Beach erosion is a huge issue for coastal areas in the U.S. and elsewhere. According to the non-profit American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), all beaches endure storms and other natural disturbances that cause them to lose sand, but the causes of beach erosion are not always the same.


McDonnell pushes immigration enforcement

On May 12, 2011, after months of delay and inaction by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting immediate approval of the Commonwealth’s application for the Virginia Department of State Police to be granted limited immigration enforcement authority under a 287(g) agreement, […]


Pass the salt

   Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I dutifully spread the salt out. I do this every time it’s supposed to snow or ice or whatever the lady on the TV says it’s going to do. I know how futile the whole enterprise is. Case in point: the last ice storm. I had salt on the […]