Tag: North America

Dumb Fox Business report: NFL bracing for ‘record low’ Super Bowl attendance

Fox Business had an awkward report today offering that the NFL is bracing for possible “record low” attendance at this year’s Super Bowl.


State Corporation Commission warns Virginians of top investor threats

The advent of new products and technologies can sometimes spell risk for investors, the State Corporation Commission warned.


State Corporation Commission warns against Ebola scams

Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, the State Corporation Commission cautions investors to beware of investment schemes related to the disease.


UVA spine surgeons deemed among best in North America

UVA neurosurgeons Chris Shaffrey and Justin Smith have been named among the 18 best spine surgeons in North America. The distinction comes from Orthopedics This Week, and is based on a survey of what the publication calls “thought leaders in the field.”


Trout Unlimited & Wild Virginia offer stream monitoring training

Trout Unlimited and Wild Virginia are teaming up to offer a training course for citizen volunteers sought to help with water quality monitoring in the Marcellus Shale regions of Virginia’s and West Virginia’s national forests.


Harlem Globetrotters coming to Richmond Coliseum Jan. 4

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Richmond Coliseum on January 4, 2015 at 3PM during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.


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Wildlife Center of Virginia to release two bald eagles

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release two young Bald Eagles on Friday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. at Kiptopeke State Park.


Waste Management Awards keep Virginia beautiful with Think Green® grant

The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are part of the environmental services company’s commitment to encourage the development and sustainability of environmental solutions that improve community environments.


Bridgewater College to host Business Expo on Sept. 3

A business expo designed to help connect Bridgewater College students with local businesses and residents will be held Sept. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Funkhouser Center on the college campus.


Governor McAuliffe announces 500 new jobs in the City of Newport News

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, will invest approximately $150 million to expand its operation in the City of Newport News.


Chris Graham: Race, partisan divide over Ferguson?

How naïve I am: silly white liberal ol’ me thought my visceral reaction to the ongoing police suppression of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, demanding justice for an unarmed black teen shot to death by a police officer two weeks ago would be shared by my friends on the right and left and across the racial divide.


McAuliffe announces 69 new jobs for Town of Pulaski

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that James Hardie Building Products Inc., an international manufacturer of fiber-cement siding for the construction industry, will invest $25 million to expand manufacturing capacity at its operation in the Town of Pulaski.


Local merger, acquisition consultant recognized internationally

Richard K. Halterman II was recently recognized by Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, the largest privately owned business brokerage firm in North America, as one of the top 10 producing agents in a firm of over 250.


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Wildlife Center to release bald eagle in Virginia Beach on Tuesday

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release a juvenile Bald Eagle on Tuesday, July 8 at 11:00 a.m. near the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach.


Additional Emerald Ash Borer found in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park staff has confirmed the existence of additional emerald ash borer beetles (EAB) in the park.


Kittens, puppies can go into heat as early as 4 months

They may be just babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later.


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Lovingston pet welfare workers attend workshop

Bonnie Stevens represented Humane Sociey/ SPCA of Nelson County, Marjorie Oram and Krista Waibel represented Almost Home and Sigrid Mirabella represented AHPAC/SPCA of Nelson at a one-day workshop in Charlottesville, presented by Petfinder.


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New ride, new show mark kickoff at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA® are kicking off 99 days of summer fun this Memorial Day weekend with the premiere of a new ride, a new show and the return of Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival.


Fire and fall prevention program coming to Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Fire Department and Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS) have been selected to participate in a training conference on fire and fall prevention sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).


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Good intentions result in unfavorable outcomes for bears

Two healthy young Virginia black bears face a lifetime of confinement – or worse – because they are habituated to humans. These bears have lost their natural distrust of people, likely because they were illegally held when they were small cubs.


Governor McAuliffe announces $40 million investment in Henrico County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Mondelēz Global LLC, the U.S. operating company of Mondelēz International, Inc., will invest more than $40 million to expand its biscuit bakery in Henrico County.