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Copper Fox Distillery committing to source 100% Virginia-grown products, revitalize Williamsburg site

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Copper Fox Distillery (www.copperfox.biz) will open its second malting, production, aging, and tasting facility in the City of Williamsburg.


Vad Lee shines as JMU football tops Charlotte in shootout

Junior quarterback Vad Lee (Durham, N.C./Hillside (Georgia Tech)) recorded more than 400 yards of total offense and produced six touchdowns to lead the James Madison to a 48-40 victory over host Charlotte in non-conference football Saturday afternoon at Jerry Richardson Stadium.


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Fall wildfire season begins Oct. 15 in Virginia

Daylight is getting shorter; nights are getting cooler. Sure, summer has officially ended, but more importantly, fall wildfire season is here! And officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry want to keep you and your family safe from the ravages of wildfire.


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Senate Democrats praise McAuliffe for creating good government commission

This afternoon, Senate Democrats praised Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of a new commission to propose ethics, transparency, and various other good government reforms.


JMU football wins home opener vs. St. Francis, 38-22

James Madison dominated the final three quarters to defeat the Saint Francis Red Flash 38-22 in head coach Everett Wither’s debut, in front of a crowd of 23,577 at Bridgeforth Stadium/Zane Showker Field on Saturday.


JMU’s Miller, Moreland earn CAA football honors

James Madison University football freshmen Jimmy Moreland (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach) and John Miller (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) were named Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.


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University of Richmond adds two to women’s basketball staff

Richmond women’s basketball head coach Michael Shafer announced the hiring of assistant coach John Miller and Director of Basketball Operations Crystal Williams, who will complete the 2014-15 Richmond women’s basketball staff Monday afternoon.


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VDOF firefighters combat wildfires in Central Oregon

As wildfire activity increases in the Western United States, firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) are assisting with suppression efforts in Oregon.


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Wildfire risk assessment website now available for public use

Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry have unveiled a new web portal that will help homeowners and communities determine their wildfire risk – and take measures to mitigate potential hazards.


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VDOF awards nearly $200,000 to local fire departments

Through its Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) awarded more than $199,000 in grants to 140 volunteer fire departments (VFDs) across the Commonwealth.


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Weather forecast shows increased wildfire risk

Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) advise that upcoming weather patterns increase the risk of wildfire across Virginia.


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Wildfire activity in Virginia intensifies Easter weekend

While many people were watching children hunt for Easter eggs, firefighters with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) were busy over the weekend battling wildfire activity in the western portion of Virginia.


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Creigh Deeds: Reflecting on the 2014 General Assembly session

Every year as the General Assembly session winds down, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the things that have been accomplished, the things yet to accomplish, and perhaps the missed opportunities. With less than a week left before the scheduled adjournment of the 2014 session, a couple of things are clear.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs hybrid tax repeal

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed HB 975, repealing the $64 annual tax on hybrid electric vehicles. The bill had passed the Senate on a vote of 37-1, with all 20 Democrats voting in favor.


Chris Graham: Why did Senate Democrats kill the Tebow Bill?

Senate Democrats are crowing about how they killed the so-called Tebow Bill, which would allow home-schooled students to participate in athletics on public-sports teams. Congratulations for your hard work to deny opportunities to innocent teenagers.


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State Senate Democrats killed Tebow Bill

The Senate Committee on Education & Health voted 9-6 on Thursday to defeat a so-called “Tebow bill” that would have effectively forced public school districts to allow home school students to participate in their athletics programs. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats opposing the bill.


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No burning before 4 p.m. until April 30

The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15th – the start of spring fire season in Virginia. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30th if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.