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Virginia Tech announces shifts to future football schedules

With the addition of Notre Dame in 2019, Virginia Tech has moved future contests with Penn State and Wisconsin and announced the addition of another Big Ten Conference school to its future football slates to go along with previously announced opponents from Power 5 schools.


High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.


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Governor McAuliffe announces $1 million investment in Carroll County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Thomas Automation Management, LLC (TAM), an automation firm that solves industrial IT problems for companies around the world, will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs.


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UVA research 23rd most cited scientific paper of all time

Work co-authored by UVA School of Medicine researcher Wladek Minor, PhD, has been named as one of the most cited scientific papers of all time by the prestigious journal Nature.


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Virginia Tech rallies late, defeats UVA, 24-20, extends winning streak to 11

Virginia Tech used a late scoring drive to escape frigid Lane Stadium with a 24-20 win over UVA here Friday night. The win was the 11th straight for Tecgh over the Cavaliers and keeps the Hokies’ bowl streak intact at 22 years.


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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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Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.


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Young agriculture professionals needed to fill bounty of jobs

There is an abundance of job opportunities in the food and agriculture fields and a national shortage of young professionals to fill them.


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UVA wrestling rolls to three wins in season-opening quad meet

The No. 11 UVA wrestling team posted a trio of team victories Sunday in its season-opening quad meet at Memorial Gymnasium.


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VCU School of Engineering to host hackathon

VCU is hosting its first hackathon, in which 200 students from VCU and a number of other schools will spend 24 hours developing software and hardware applications.


UVA neurosurgeon leads partnership for safer high-tech surgery

In an initiative coordinated by UVA neurological surgeon Jason Sheehan, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are developing a first-of-its-kind patient registry in order to establish national benchmarks for stereotactic radiosurgery.


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Letter: Ongoing concerns about Lumos service

Mr. Hyde knew what he was doing when he left a sinking ship as the former CEO of nTelos. They continue to perpetuate poor service and do not seem to care. TV has color blocks, freezing, and inaudible sound, and it has been an issue for many, many months.


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Governor McAuliffe declares October as TechTober

In an effort to highlight Virginia’s technological innovation and raise awareness about high performing industries, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared October to be TechTober, a statewide celebration of Virginia’s high-tech sector.


Warner TV ad highlights record of getting things done

The campaign of Senator Mark Warner today launched a new ad, “Problem Solver”, which highlights his proven record of working across party lines to do what’s best for Virginia.


September 10

Glenn Beck, God love ‘im, liked to remind us how unified we were as a country on September 12, 2001. (Whatever happened to the Beckster, anyway?)


McAuliffe celebrates new initiative to support state parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a strategic planning session Tuesday in Richmond for the Partnership for Parks campaign founded by the Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia.


UVA announces 2014-2015 women’s basketball schedule

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today (Sept. 9) the league’s women’s basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season. UVA will face each of the 14 conference opponents during the 16-game league schedule.


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Upset Special! Virginia Tech shocks #8 Ohio State, 35-21

More than 108,000 fans at Ohio Stadium turned eerily silent, save for a small section wearing maroon and orange, when a Donovan Riley interception return for a touchdown sealed a 35-21 upset win for Virginia Tech over eighth-ranked Ohio State Saturday night.


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Can Virginia Tech upset Ohio State? Oh, yeah

Virginia Tech football had this Saturday circled on its calendar from the moment the 2014 schedule was released earlier this year. Ohio State, in the Horseshoe, a chance for the Hokies to get a program-defining road win against a national power.


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Virginia receives National Governor’s Association grant

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.


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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.


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McAuliffe announces 25 new jobs in Grayson County

Hansen Turbine, a manufacturer of coating spray applications for the aircraft and turbine parts coating industry, will invest $2.5 million to expand operations in Grayson County.


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Forest trek goes high-tech

Visitors to the Conway Robinson State Forest can add a high-tech dimension to their outdoor experience. Informational signs on the forest have been updated to include QR codes.


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Ohio State looms large on Virginia Tech football schedule

The date has been circled on the calendars of Virginia Tech football fans since it was announced. Sept. 6, 2014, Virginia Tech at Ohio State. Turns out the date is looming large on the minds of Hokie players, too.


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Governor signs AG’s legislation to combat patent trolls

Today, Governor Terry R. McAuliffe ceremonially signed SB150 and HB375, compromise legislation brokered by the Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office to protect Virginia businesses from patent trolls.


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Warner Senate campaign releases second TV ad

Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign today released its second television ad, “Insourcing,” which highlights his bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate to reform the tax code to provide targeted incentives to companies that bring high tech and manufacturing jobs to Virginia and the United States.


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Bipartisan Senate group urges VA fix

A bipartisan group of nine U.S. Senators called on the Obama Administration today to accept private sector assistance in fixing the broken Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) scheduling system.


Governor McAuliffe announces June as Business Appreciation Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that June will be designated as Virginia’s Business Appreciation Month to ensure that the history and growth of Virginia businesses are recognized across the Commonwealth.


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House GOP praises passage of USA Freedom Act

The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 302-121 the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361), a bipartisan bill authored by Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.).


Earth Talk: Meatless Meat

With meat production expected to double by 2050 as the world’s human population tops nine billion, there has never been a better time to start curbing our enthusiasm for conventional steaks, hamburgers, chicken breasts and sausages.


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Warner urges President Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) today urged the President to oppose the sale of French Mistral warships to Russia in light of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.


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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.


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#1 UVa. baseball hosts Georgia Tech in ACC home series finale

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team entertains Georgia Tech Friday through Sunday (May 9-11) in a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field.


Getting fresh produce at farmers’ markets is a SNAP

There are more than 240 farmers’ markets in Virginia, and now more consumers than ever can shop at them as the U.S. Department of Agriculture expands the mobility of its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


Earth Talk: Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability, Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years.


#15 UVa. women’s lacrosse tops Virginia Tech, 17-12

The No. 15 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (9-7, 3-4 ACC) closed out the 2014 regular season with a 17-12 victory at Virginia Tech (7-8, 0-6 ACC).


Facebook pulls the rug on business: We will return the favor soon

The Valleywag tech blog reported Wednesday that Facebook is planning to slash organic page reach down to 1 to 2 percent of your business page like base. What does this mean for your business?


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Randy Forbes: Scam alert

If you’re like me, you like to think that you aren’t likely to fall for a telephone or email scam – particularly those scams telling of a long-lost family member in a foreign country who has a large inheritance to give you… if only you’ll provide your Social Security number, birth date, and checking account information.


#11 Georgia Tech holds on, defeats #14 Boston College, 71-67, in ACC Tournament

A regulation-ending 13-1 run by #14 seed Boston College sent the game to overtime, but #11 seed Georgia Tech took control in the final minute of the extra session to pull out a 71-67 win in the final game of the first round of the 2014 ACC Tournament.


SMAC starts championship season with a splash

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed in District and Regional Meets February 28 – March 2 at the Virginia tech pool in Christiansburg, Va.


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Attorney General Mark Herring combats patent trolls

Yesterday, the General Assembly passed compromise legislation crafted by the Office of Attorney General Mark Herring to protect Virginia businesses from “patent trolling.”


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Virginia organizations sign letter to Boehner supporting immigration reform

Today 636 business and industry organizations from across the country signed onto a joint letter to House Speaker John Boehner calling for immigration reform this year.


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JMU’s Duke Hall features state-of-the-art space

James Madison University’s Duke Hall is now complete after a $42.9 million renovation that nearly doubled its size. The 115,000-square-foot facility houses the School of Art, Design and Art History, as well as the Sawhill Gallery.


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#20 UVa. rallies, blisters Georgia Tech, 64-45

Georgia Tech was a tough out, but #20 UVa. held the Yellow Jackets without a field goal for the final 9:52 to fuel a game-ending 22-1 run in posting a 64-45 win Saturday in Atlanta.


UVa.’s Teven Jones throws down

Teven Jones can dunk. First time I saw him at the start of his postgrad year at Fishburne Military School, he stole the show in a dunk contest that FMS coach Ed Huckaby arranged for cadets and kids from the Waynesboro YMCA.


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Virginia Tech to face challenging 2014 football schedule

The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2014 football schedule Wednesday, and Virginia Tech’s 12-game slate features an exciting six-game home lineup of both conference and non-conference contests.


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Late VMI basketball rally falls short in 105-92 loss to Virginia Tech

The VMI Keydets cut a 20-point deficit to six with just over a minute to play, but the Virginia Tech Hokies scored the final seven points of the game and hung on for a 105-92 victory in men’s basketball action Monday night at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.


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UVa. artificial pancreas project receives $3.4 million grant

A high-tech project to turn an ordinary smart phone into an artificial pancreas that could transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes has received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The money will fund a new network approach to artificial pancreas design using distributed computing between local and Cloud systems.


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Online tool helps match wine grape varieties to vineyard sites

Virginia’s wine industry generates $747 million for the state’s economy. According to a 2012 report released by Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office, that figure is more than twice a 2005 estimate of how much the industry would grow in seven years.


Duke shocks #14 Virginia Tech, 14-10

Duke converted just one third down. It was a fourth-down conversion that sealed the deal against Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils took a 13-0 third-quarter lead in Lane Stadium and then held off a late Hokie rally to post perhaps the biggest win in school history, 13-10, on Saturday.


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Georgia Tech holds off UVa., 35-25

An inexplicable sequence that left Virginia without points at the Georgia Tech 1 to close the first half said it all. The Yellow Jackets maintained a tenuous 14-10 lead despite committing four first-half turnovers, and pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 35-25 win over the hapless Cavs Saturday in Charlottesville.


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Live Blog: #UVavsGeorgiaTech

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be live from Scott Stadium with coverage of today’s ACC football clash between the University of Virginia (2-5, 0-3 ACC) and Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2 ACC) (hashtag #UVavsGT).


Bob Goodlatte: Putting a Band-Aid on Healthcare.gov

Since the October 1st roll-out of Healthcare.gov, there has been no shortage of technical issues. The website, where under the president’s healthcare law Americans without insurance or required by the law to find new insurance can enroll in the new federally-run insurance exchanges, has been plagued by countless glitches.


RBs, QBs get good grades at Tech scrimmage

Item by Chris Graham sportsdom@ntelos.net The Branden Ore Era is over at Virginia Tech. The Sean Glennon Era is not. Tailbacks Jahre Cheeseman and Darren Evans combined for 107 yards on 14 carries, and Glennon matched rising sophomore quarterback Tyrod Taylor throw for throw in Virginia Tech’s first full-scale football scrimmage Saturday afternoon. Glennon was […]