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Insulting your consumers: What’s best for business, WWE?

Paul Levesque, known to wrestling fans as Triple H, the 13-time WWE world champion and now executive vice president of the company, doesn’t like WWE fans. At least that’s the impression that he gave in cutting a promo, using the parlance of wrestling, on WWE’s flagship weekly TV show, Monday Night Raw, this week.


VCU Medical Center wins prestigious national top honor for safety and quality

The American Hospital Association today recognized the VCU Medical Center with its top honor for leadership and innovation in safety and quality improvement.

Seven UVA specialties recognized in U.S. News ‘Best Hospitals’ guide

U.S. News cited the following UVA Health System programs for being among the top 25 percent in their respective specialties:

State Fair booking performers for local music stage

The 2014 State Fair of Virginia is seeking the state’s best performers—musicians, dancers and others—to share their talents during this year’s event, which will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 5.

Virginia music teacher elected secretary-treasurer of nation’s largest union

Princess Moss, an elementary school music teacher from Louisa County, Virginia, who has long championed bringing back music and fine arts education to America’s public schools, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association.

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UVA’s Richard Shannon appointed to Kaiser Foundation boards

Richard P. Shannon, MD, executive vice president for health affairs at UVA, has been appointed to the boards of directors of a nationally recognized provider of healthcare and not-for-profit health plans.


VCU announces Office of Continuing and Professional Education

deliver high-quality, non-credit courses and programs to the non-traditional adult learner.

Virginia ranks high in business friendliness survey

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released new data showing that Virginia earned the highest possible grade for overall business friendliness, the regulatory environment, and the ease of licensing programs.

Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties honored

Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties – neonatology and urology – are nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.

GMO Answers tackles Top 10 consumer questions

GMO Answers, an initiative committed to creating conversations about GMOs and food production, conducted a national survey earlier this year and has been answering a question a week online at gmoanswers.com.

Farm vehicle safety is a primary concern on secondary roads

“Country roads, take me home.” Many people remember the popular song by John Denver, but not everyone remembers to watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles on those country roads at this time of year.

Bruce Allen named president of Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Bruce Allen as president and general manager.

VCU faculty member receives Fulbright Specialist Program award

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public policy and administration at VCU, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates for the summer of 2014.

Virginia Tech’s India research laboratory opens in Chennai

Four years in the making, Virginia Tech’s research laboratory in India opens today with Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger presiding over the ribbon cutting.

Sprint, nTelos extend strategic network alliance through 2022

Sprint Corporation (“Sprint,” NYSE: S) and NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. (“nTelos”) reached an amended agreement to extend their Strategic Network Alliance (“SNA”) through 2022.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace named UVA Medical Center CEO

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital, has been named CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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.

Virginia’s new state forester begins work

Bettina K. Ring began work this week as only the seventh State Forester of Virginia in the 100-year-history of the Virginia Department of Forestry. She was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe just four weeks ago.

Shenandoah University names Timothy Ford director of health professions

Timothy Ford, Ph.D., has been named Shenandoah University’s dean of the School of Health Professions. Dr. Ford will oversee the divisions of Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy and Respiratory Care.

The West should focus on Tehran’s Achilles’ heal: human rights

This April marked the 24th anniversary of the assassination of a dedicated human rights activist by the murderous regime in Iran.

Bray Wyatt, The Shield blurring the lines between wrestling babyface, heel

Jim Ross can’t understand why WWE heel Bray Wyatt had the audience singing along with him at the end of Monday Night Raw after the Wyatt Family’s handicap match against John Cena.


Nice touch: Masters chamo Bubba Watson celebrates at Waffle House

You’ve just won your second green jacket at The Masters. So naturally, you celebrate … at Waffle House? That’s where Bubba Watson marked his second Masters championship late Sunday night, as noted in a tweet that the golfer sent out to his 1.15 million followers.

UVa. chosen for ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’ list

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has selected University of Virginia Medical Center to its 2014 listing of “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

Jim Ross: Daniel Bryan-Triple H story is ‘gold’

The buildup to the Daniel Bryan-Triple H match at WrestleMania 30 is “gold,” former WWE vice president of talent relations Jim Ross wrote today on his blog.

Global director of sports marketing for Gillette to speak at Bridgewater College

Gregory L. Via – a 1979 Bridgewater College graduate who has been the global director of sports marketing for the Gillette Company since 2007 – will headline the college’s Scott Symposium on Business Ethics March 27.

Virginia wine competition returning to 2014 State Fair

Virginia wineries have been invited to submit wines for judging at the 2014 State Fair of Virginia commercial wine competition.

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Sen. Warner questions wait times, long lines to clear passport control at Dulles Airport

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday for an explanation of exceptionally long lines and wait times commonly experienced by passengers arriving on international flights at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport.

Justin Verlander jersey, plaque to be donated to Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) will host a Virginia baseball memorabilia collection drive event on Saturday. Special guests Kathy and Richard Verlander, parents of All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander, will jump start the drive with a notable contribution to the VHS collection.


Hospice of the Shenandoah chooses advisory board

Hospice of the Shenandoah, a service of Augusta Health, has selected its new Advisory Board. Those who serve on the Advisory Board are individuals from the community served by Hospice of the Shenandoah and are structured in four committees: Patient Care, Bereavement, Community Education and Financial Development.

Mary Baldwin College to develop nursing program with Augusta Health

As Mary Baldwin College prepares to open the doors to the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in June, it is already announcing plans to expand curricular offerings.


Terry Gilliland joins Sentara RMH Board of Directors

Terry Gilliland, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Sentara Healthcare, has joined the Sentara RMH Board of Directors.

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Virginia saw decrease in farm work-related deaths in 2013

Nine lives were reported lost due to farm work-related accidents in 2013 in Virginia—one less than in 2012.

McAuliffe announces Carnival Cruise Lines returns to Virginia

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday in his Address to the Joint Assembly that Carnival Cruise Lines will be returning to Virginia in 2015.

Skills gap is focus of talk by SHRM exec at Bridgewater College

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. And yet, 4 million jobs languish with no one to fill them.

Maureen Silva to join Bridgewater College as vice president for institutional advancement

Following an extensive national search, Bridgewater College has selected Dr. Maureen Silva to join the College as vice president for institutional advancement. Silva, who comes to Bridgewater with a broad background in higher education development and fundraising, will begin on Feb. 1, 2014.

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Matt Lohr leaving state post for Farm Credit of the Virginias

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Comissioner Matt Lohr announced today that he will be leaving the agency in early December to begin a new position as director of the Farm Credit of the Virginias Knowledge Center in Harrisonburg.

UVa., Dr. Mohan Nadkarni honored for helping uninsured patients

The University of Virginia and UVa. physician Dr. Mohan Nadkarni have been honored by the Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics for their work to provide healthcare to uninsured Virginians.

Virginia Tech names $100M arts center for P. Buckley Moss

Virginia Tech has named its $100 million arts center building in tribute to artist and philanthropist Patricia Buckley Moss, whose recent donation in support of the center is one of the largest gifts the university ever has received.

AMC’s colonial era spy series to film in Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell and AMC announced Friday that Turn (working title), a new series for AMC being produced by AMC Studios, will be filming in Central Virginia.

‘Rogue’: TMI

  Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I didn’t expect that the one thing that would stick out the most from my read of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue would be the bit about an unnamed former state legislative director in Alaska, what with all the innuendo about the inner workings of the John McCain presidential campaign, […]

Live Blog | ‘Rogue’ review

Column by Chris Graham I’m plowing through Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue, and yes, I’ve finally gotten to the good parts, at least the first few. It took 60 pages to get there. That’s longer than most of you would’ve gone, Palin fan or not. Those first 60 pages were interminably long and drawn out. I’m […]

Live Blog: The Veepstakes

Moderated by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Who will it be? Tim Kaine? Mark Warner? Has Jim Webb snuck his way back into the race? How about Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden or Evan Bayh? And that’s just on the Democratic Party side. My bet on the GOP side is Mitt Romney. Others say Tim Pawlenty. Or […]

Obama-Kaine in ’08?

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You know he has to get tired of having to answer the same questions over and over and over. Because he can’t really answer them in any meaningful way. And yet we have to ask them, because the prospects are so tantalizing. I mean, it’s not every day that you’re […]