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College Football Playoff: It worked

Ohio State wasn’t even supposed to be in the College Football Playoff. Remember that bit of controversy? The Buckeyes jumped TCU and Baylor after blasting Wisconsin in the B1G Championship Game, and the Big 12 wanted a congressional investigation.


ACC Power Rankings: Deeper than we’d thought

Going into the start of ACC play last weekend, it looked like it was really a tale of two conferences: Duke, UVA and Louisville in the one, and everybody else in the other.

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UVA vice president Thomas Skalak named senior official of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, officials announced Monday. The appointment is effective Feb. 1.

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UVA cell biologist to lead Microsoft founder’s $100 million cell science institute

UVA cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of a new $100 million institute created by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells.

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Herring joins inaugural group of Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows on education policy

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellowship.


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 donors propel Blue Ridge Scholarships, financial-aid endowment

In just nine months, a new scholarship program for promising UVA students with financial need has attracted support exceeding its challenge grant requirement.

Absence of critical law threatens Virginia’s kids at risk for trafficking

Virginia is the only state in the nation that lacks a law against human trafficking for sexual exploitation, a crime that impacts an estimated 100,000 U.S. children each year.

Game Notes: JMU football on the road at Charlotte

After an off week, JMU football returns to action on the road, traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Charlotte 49ers.

#3 UVA women’s soccer wins at Louisville, 2-1

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team was victorious in its first-ever trip to Louisville, downing the Cardinals 2-1 Sunday at Lynn Stadium. The Cavaliers rallied from down an early goal to improve to 14-1 (6-1 ACC), while the Cardinals (6-7-2) fall to 2-3-2 in their inaugural ACC season.

Shenandoah Valley Tech Council announces Tech on the Wharf in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council announces its first “Tech on the Wharf” in Staunton, Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5-7pm.

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State Fair of Virginia local music lineup

The charismatic Peppas of VCU and the inaugural Latin Music Festival are two of many highlights that will grace the Taste The Local stage at the Triple Crown Amphitheater during the 2014 State Fair of Virginia.

Shenandoah National Park selects Sandy Long for Artist-in-Residence program

Shenandoah National Park is pleased to announce Pennsylvania-based photographer Sandy Long, as the artist selected for the Park’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence program.

Lauren Ross named inaugural curator of VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University announced it has appointed Lauren Ross as curator of the new Institute for Contemporary Art, opening in 2016.

Northam attends Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission meeting

Today Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam attended the inaugural meeting of the Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.

UVA tennis star Elbaba falls to Loeb in American Collegiate Invitational Final

UVA tennis All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) was defeated by North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb 7-5, 6-1 in the singles final at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Saturday (Sept. 6).

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UVA tennis star Elbaba advances to final at American Collegiate Invitational

UVA tennis All-American Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) advanced to the singles final at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Friday (Sept. 5) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

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UVA tennis stars Elbaba and Collins advance to semifinals at American Collegiate Invitational

UVA tennis All-Americans Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) advanced to the singles semifinals at the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational at the US Open Thursday (Sept. 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Waynesboro Public Library presents Library Squares

In the style of Hollywood Squares, contestants at the inaugural Waynesboro Public Library version of Library Squares faced off for glory and prizes. The contestants included Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and AFP Vice President Crystal Graham.

Governor McAuliffe launches inaugural #DatathonChallenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the first ever Commonwealth #DatathonChallenge, a competition pitting teams from Virginia agencies against one another as they create new applications that streamline government, better serve citizens, and jumpstart business opportunities.

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Chapter closing for Staunton Creative Community Fund first loan client

Charlie Cubbage became the newly formed Staunton Creative Community Fund’s first loan client in June of 2008. He was looking to expand Charlie’s Tool Repair which had grown slowly over the years even before becoming a stand-alone business in 1994.


ACC returns To Big Monday platform for 2014-15

As announced by ESPN today, the network will again showcase Atlantic Coast Conference basketball during the 2014-15 season as part of its weekly Big Monday presented by Verizon platform.

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UVA participating in College Colors Day Spirit Cup Competition

As part of the 10th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of Virginia is participating in the Spirit Cup competition and is asking for participation from its fans.

Redskins announce ticket lottery for Fan Appreciation Day

In response to a record number of Training Camp fan invitation registrations, the Washington Redskins announced today a ticket lottery will be conducted for Fan Appreciation Day on Aug. 2 and the Washington Redskins-New England Patriots joint practice sessions on Aug. 4-6.

Ryan Harrison added to Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic

The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has announced that rising pro tennis star Ryan Harrison will replace Tommy Haas, who has had to withdraw due to a recent shoulder


Soccer Prom on June 28 at Boys & Girls Club

On Saturday, June 28th, the Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton, & Augusta County will be hosting our inaugural Soccer Prom.

Augusta Health Foundation announces board of directors

The Augusta Health Foundation, the charitable arm of Augusta Health, has announced its inaugural Board of Directors.

McAuliffe kicks off meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission

Governor McAuliffe kicked off the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security


Air China introduces nonstop flights to Dulles

Governor Terry McAuliffe welcomed Air China’s nonstop inaugural flight at Washington Dulles Airport on Tuesday.


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.

First-ever Virginia Science Festival announced

The Science Museum of Western Virginia, in partnership with Virginia Tech, today announced the inaugural Virginia Science Festival will be held Oct. 4-11 in Blacksburg and Roanoke, and invited other regions of the Commonwealth to host events under the festival umbrella.

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UVa. men’s lacrosse makes case for NCAA bid for 13-11 win over UNC

Virginia’s Mark Cockerton led UVa. (10-5) with four goals and three assists to help push UVa past the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels (10-4) in the inaugural ACC Showcase Saturday night, 13-11, inside PPL Park.

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#8 UVa. men’s lacrosse looks to improve case for NCAA bid

The UVa. men’s lacrosse team continues its season as the Cavaliers (9-5, 1-4 ACC) head to Chester, Pa., to face the North Carolina Tar Heels (10-3, 2-3 ACC) on Saturday evening in the inaugural ACC Showcase Game at PPL Park.

Second annual Bridge Day Staunton set for April 26

A collaboration of local businesses announced today that they will sponsor the second annaul Bridge Day Staunton on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-4pm.

Fishburne Military School golf team ranked #1 in state

The inaugural Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Aasociation golf poll for the 2014 season has the Fishburne Military School team ranked #1 in the state in Division 2.

Top nanotechnology expert joins staff at UVa.

Recognizing the potential of microscopic nanotechnology to revolutionize the field of medicine, the University of Virginia has recruited one of the nation’s top experts to serve as co-director of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR).

Video: Aerial view of the new P. Buckley Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech

The 2014 spring/summer portion of the Center for the Arts’ inaugural performance season begins on Feb. 8, 2014. All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall. Get a birds-eye view of the new Moss Arts Center and then go check out a performance!

Ken Plum: Gov. McAuliffe sets the stage

Last week I heard the 35th State of the Commonwealth speech since I have been a member of the House of Delegates. I think Governor Terry McAuliffe made the best of any of the speeches I have heard over my career in the legislature.

Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee announces ceremony participants

The Terry McAuliffe Inaugural Committee announced the participants taking part in the inaugural ceremony of Gov.-Elect Terry McAuliffe. “We’re excited about the impressive and diverse group of individuals who are participating in the inaugural ceremony,” said Executive Director Brynne Craig.

Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announces Inaugural Committee

Former Gov. Doug Wilder, former Congressman L.F. Payne and former State Sen. Russ Potts headline the bipartisan Inaugural Committee for the pending swearing-in of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe. “This committee of talented leaders will help me kick off my tenure as governor with an inaugural that celebrates the values we share as Virginians,” McAuliffe said.

Chris Graham: McAuliffe, the inaugural and lobbying dollars

Virginia doesn’t put public money into the inaugural events for incoming governors, which is no question the way to go about that kind of thing. But with no public money paying for them, the money has to come from somewhere, and guess who is more than glad to step in and foot the bill?