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Bill Nye the Science Guy to speak at W&L

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor will speak at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theater, Lenfest Center for the Arts.


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AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. Washington (1-1) takes on NFC East rival Philadelphia (1-0) on Sunday.


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UVA School of Medicine Dean Nancy Dunlap to step down in November

Nancy Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA, will step down as dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine at the end of her term in November.


Foundation helps small Virginia farms secure grant money

Almost 250 agricultural businesses nationwide recently received a total of $25 million to help expand their operations and create value-added products.


McAuliffe announces Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program reaches major milestone

Today, at the second annual Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Summit, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Department of Veterans Services’ Virginia Values Veterans Program (V3) has certified 213 Virginia employers at the completion of its second year.


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Herring commits to hiring Virginia veterans, protecting vets from fraud, scams

Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sign “The Patriot Pledge,” committing to hiring more Virginia veterans, and will begin the process of making the Office of Attorney General a certified “Virginia Values Veterans” employer.


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VMI and Under Armour announce multiyear partnership

VMI has joined forces with one of the global leaders in performance footwear and apparel, becoming the first NCAA Division I school in the state of Virginia to sign an exclusive agreement with Under Armour.


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McAuliffe calls special election for Cantor congressional seat

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed a writ of elections declaring a special election to replace the congressional seat vacated by Representative Eric Cantor for November 4, 2014.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 31.


nTelos president, CEO James A. Hyde announces resignation

NTELOS Holdings Corp. (the “Company” or “NTELOS”; NASDAQ: NTLS) announced today that its Board of Directors (“the Board”) has accepted the resignation of James A. Hyde as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board, effective today.


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VMI names Jamie Severns associate director of athletics for external relation

Jamie Severns has been named Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations, Virginia Military Institute Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles has announced.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 26.


EMU historical library sees leadership transition

On July 1, Simone Horst became the special collections librarian of the Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University.


Wake Forest Press Conference: Jordan Garside and Kevin Johnson

ACC Football interview with Wake Forest players Jordan Garside and Kevin Johnson.


Kaine announces new career, technical education bill

During a tour of the Valley Career and Technical Center in Fishersville today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced new bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of career and technical education (CTE) programs at schools in Virginia and across the country.


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President Obama on new Veterans Affairs nominee

I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.


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Dave Brat announces communications director, schedule

Dave Brat, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th District, announced Monday his public calendar for this week as well as his communications director.


Warner, Kaine applaud grant for veterans job training

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded an announcement that Virginia has been awarded $3,444,620 from the U.S. Department of Labor to explore, develop and test strategies to improve the employment of transitioning veterans in the Commonwealth.


Helping new farmers get started in agriculture

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today a new USDA program that will help new, minority and military veteran farmers get their start in agriculture.


Amanda Starbuck: New federal pollution standards

We welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins football coach Jay Gruden talks with the news media.


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President Obama: Statement on Afghanistan

As you know, this weekend, I traveled to Afghanistan to thank our men and women in uniform and our deployed civilians, on behalf of a grateful nation, for the extraordinary sacrifices they make on behalf of our security.


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Kaine pushes legislation to help military transition to civilian life

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced the Credentialing Improvement for Troop Talent (CREDIT) Act of 2014 to help servicemembers acquire credentials that would ease their transition into the civilian workforce.


Personnel transition at Virginia ABC

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Rick Holcomb, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, will become acting Chief Operating Officer at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).


WWE reports $8 million net loss in first quarter of 2014

WWE today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014, with the highlight of the news being that the company is reporting a net loss of $8 million in the quarter that saw the ballyhooed launch of the WWE Network.


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Live Well RVA study takes aim at obesity

A new study under way at Virginia Commonwealth University is focused on tackling obesity in young adults.


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East Rockingham Senior Center at Valley Mall & Golden Corral

On April 14, 15 members and staff persons from East Rockingham Senior Center enjoyed a field trip to Valley Mall. Fifteen Center members got their daily exercise walking through Valley Mall. Several members took advantage of the opportunity to do some much needed shopping.


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#8 UVa. men’s lacrosse falls at #5 UNC, 11-10

R.G. Keenan won a faceoff and streaked down the field to score the winning goal for No. 5 North Carolina with 2:28 left. The goal helped the Tar Heels (8-2, 2-2 ACC) hand the No. 8 UVa. Cavaliers (8-4, 1-3 ACC) its second straight loss, 11-10, in front of 4,952 fans on Saturday afternoon at Fetzer Field.


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UVa. develops tool to check cells’ batteries

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created a method to illuminate and understand them in living creatures like never before.


Earth Talk: Mobile apps for environmental stewardship

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.


#1 seed UVa. comes up short in Sweet 16 to Michigan State, 61-59

A late 7-0 UVa. run tied the game with 1:53 left, but Michigan State made the big plays down the stretch, and got the benefit of a controversial no-call, and the fourth-seeded Spartans advanced to the Elite Eight with a 61-59 win over the top-seeded Cavaliers Friday night in Madison Square Garden in New York.


Notes, Quotes and Comments: UVa. Sweet 16 press conference

UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett and seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell talk with the media in Madison Square Garden on the eve of the Cavs’ Sweet 16 game with Michigan State Friday night.


#14 UVa. women’s lacrosse falls to #8 Duke, 16-11

The No. 14 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (4-6, 0-3 ACC) fell 16-11 at No. 8 Duke (7-3, 2-1 ACC) on Saturday (March 22) in Durham, N.C.


Press Conference: UVa. prepares for Memphis in the NCAA Tournament

UVa. coach Tony Bennett and players Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell talk with the news media in advances of the Cavs’ third-round NCAA Tournament game against Memphis on Sunday.


Chris Saxman chosen to head up Va FREE business advocacy group

Virginia Foundation for Research and Economic Education (VA FREE) announced today that it has chosen Chris Saxman as the organization’s next executive director.


Holocaust Denial: A case study of the Mullahs’ hardliner-moderate game

Iran’s bombastic former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was notorious for calling the massacre of 6 million Jews in World War II a “myth.” Ahmadinejad, whose presidential term ended in August, also flouted UN Security resolutions about Iran’s nuclear program, dismissing them as “insignificant”.


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#5 UVa. men’s lacrosse tops Rutgers, 19-12

Using an 11-2 run, the No. 5 UVa. Cavaliers (4-0) ran away with a 19-12 triumph over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-1) Saturday evening inside Klöckner Stadium. UVa has now started seven-straight seasons with a 4-0 record.


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Struggles continue: #7 UVa. men’s lacrosse escapes Drexel, 11-10

Mark Cockerton scored the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left to elevate No. 7 UVa. (3-0) to an 11-10 triumph over the Drexel Dragons (0-1), Saturday afternoon at Vidas Field.


Wesley Belden: The future of social media

Social media is changing the way we communicate every day. Communication is becoming more passive as opposed to being active. Social media has shifted the way we communicate with individuals and institutions and the way they communicate with us.


Bob Goodlatte: Intelligence programs should protect civil liberties, national security

For the last several months, the House Judiciary Committee has conducted an ongoing review of our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs. Last summer’s unauthorized public release of these classified programs by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has sparked a national debate about the extent of the programs and whether they pose a threat to Americans’ civil liberties and privacy.