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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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.