Tag: New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans to hold training camp at The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier announced this week that the New Orleans Pelicans will hold their 2015 Training Camp at America’s Resort.

Earth Talk: Avoiding harmful food additives

More than 10,000 food additives are approved for use in the U.S., despite potential health implications. Some are “direct additives” deliberately formulated into processed food; others are “indirect,” that is, finding their way into food during processing, storage or packaging.


Harrisonburg authors release new fantasy novel nationwide

Authors Chris Justis and Ian Leviness announce the nationwide release of their new novel, “Twilight of an Empire.”

News Roundup: Military plane crash, Bob McDonnell trial, Labor Day in Buena Vista

A grim discovery last night in Deerfield, Va., as investigators discovered the remains of Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., the pilot on a routine flight from Massachusetts to New Orleans whose F-15C jet crashed in the mountains of western Augusta County early Wednesday morning.

Missing pilot in Deerfield jet crash confirmed dead

Officials confirmed today the pilot was fatally injured in the Aug. 27 crash of an F-15C Eagle in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va.

No news is the news in F-15 crash in Deerfield

Search crews are expected to work through the night as the search continues for a pilot still presumed to have ejected from an F-15C Air Force jet that crashed in Deerfield Wednesday morning.

Climate activists to launch road to the People’s Climate March

Multiple environmental groups have come together to host a Climate Action Weekend Workshop for statewide climate activist leaders on the weekend of August 23-24. Around 60 climate activists will be gathered at a local conference hotel center to talk strategy and launch the statewide effort to get Virginians up to the People’s Climate March in New […]

Richmond chef Lee Gregory to represent Virginia at Great American Seafood Cook-off

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he has tapped renowned Chef Lee Gregory of Richmond restaurant The Roosevelt to represent Virginia at the 11th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off (GASCO) in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 2.

Virginia counties honored for digital information efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe today congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey.

Southern Environmental Law Center applauds governor on climate change

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order to establish a Virginia Climate Change Commission to proactively develop a comprehensive plan to protect Virginia’s communities from the impacts of climate change. Southern Environmental Law Center’s Cale Jaffe, director of the Virginia office, was selected to join the nonpartisan advisory group.

AccuWeather.com predicts two East Coast landfall hurricanes in 2014

AccuWeather.com reports following a season with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to follow suit as a below-normal hurricane season.

Spur of the moment: How late was decision made to end Undertaker Streak?

Interesting discussion between Jim Ross and Shawn Michaels on the latest Ross Report about The Undertaker and the end of The Streak – shedding new light on how long WWE was planning to have Brock Lesnar end The Streak at WrestleMania 30.

Family tradition: Secretariat descendants include lots of winners

When Virginia-born Secretariat began his racing career, some experts doubted he could “go the distance” and win the longer races. His sire, Bold Ruler, was known as a speed horse, which fueled that skepticism.

The saddest thing about Ultimate Warrior: He did it the right way

Saturday night at the Hall of Fame, and Monday Night at Raw, Ultimate Warrior had his hand raised in victory, with wrestling his vanquished foe. Turns out, tragically, that it was only a near-fall; wrestling always wins in the end.

WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

Wrestling legend Ultimate Warrior collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 p.m. Pacific Tuesday, and later died at a nearby hospital. No cause of death has been released. Warrior, who changed his name legally from his birth name, James Hellwig, was 54.

WrestleMania 30: Live Blog

Join Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham and AFP readers on a live blog during tonight’s live broadcast of WrestleMania 30 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

The Rock is in NOLA: Will he make guest appearance on WrestleMania 30?

The Rock was backstage at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony last night in New Orleans, and there is speculation that the former WWE champion will make a guest appearance at WrestleMania 30 Sunday night.

Sneak Peek: The WrestleMania 30 Set

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon present the big reveal: a sneak peek at the WrestleMania 30 set in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

DDP: CM Punk will be at WrestleMania 30

Diamond Dallas Page isn’t claiming any inside information, just his gut instinct, in saying that he thinks CM Punk will make a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday.

Interview: It sure sounds like Daniel Bryan is main-eventing WrestleMania

Daniel Bryan, in an interview with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, sure sounds like a guy who is in the main event at WrestleMania, even though officially he isn’t there yet.

Confirmed: Stone Cold Steve Austin will be at WrestleMania 30

Stone Cold Steve Austin confirmed in an interview with TMZ on Thursday that he will be at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday night.

Will Sting be at WrestleMania 30? Maybe, maybe not …

This is wrestling we’re talking about here, folks, so it can go either way. But Sting will be in New Orleans this weekend, and WrestleMania 30 is in New Orleans this weekend, therefore …

Jake Roberts: DDP saved my life

Jake Roberts, who will be appearing on a Maryland Championship Wrestling card in Joppa, Md., on Saturday, said he owes his life to DIamond Dallas Page, who has made it a point in his retirement to help push fellow grapplers on the brink into rehab.

Video: 30 Years of WrestleMania

WrestleMania 30, April 6 in New Orleans, will be the 30th installment of the pro wrestling extravaganza. WWE takes a look back at the history of WrestleMania.