College World Series - Game 1
7:19 am
Tue June 24, 2014

UVA Fans Are No Strangers to Omaha

Credit www.c-ville.com

The University of Virginia baseball team has its back against the wall at the College World Series in Omaha. Vanderbilt took Game One in the best-of-3 championship series, 9-8. UVA’s trips to Omaha are drawing repeat visitors with hopes of seeing the Cavaliers go all the way...  

It isn’t just for baseball.  Don Luttrell and his wife, Linda, from Zion Crossroads followed the men’s basketball team to Omaha two years ago.

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Virginia Tech Research
4:54 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Unlocking the Secrets of Aging

The signs of aging are clearly visible, hair turns gray, wrinkles appear. But scientists at Virginia Tech think they’ve found a new way to measure aging on the cellular level. 

It could lead to new ways to diagnose and determine the causes of certain illnesses.

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Part 1 of 2
3:03 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Using Nature to Nurture a Depressed Economy

Credit Clinch River Valley Initiative

These days so much of the country seems just like everywhere else, the same national chains, same urban sprawl.  And while there are still some authentic regions left, mostly, they’re far from –well – everywhere.
 

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Arts & Culture
11:49 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Dog Lovers Film Festival Makes Charlottesville Debut

Jeff and his service dog Jasper.
Credit Service Dogs of Virginia

A film festival for dog lovers will be held this Saturday  in Charlottesville to raise money for an area service dog organization. 

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Government & Politics
7:59 am
Mon June 23, 2014

VaNews for 6.23.14

There's controversy over ownership of volunteer fire department vehicles in a Virginia county where population growth is bringing demand for standardized emergency services...and people who walk and bike across a bridge in Norfolk are wondering who's responsible for keeping them safe. 

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Business & Industry
11:13 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Nominations are Being Accepted for Small Business Awards

Chambers of Commerce throughout Virginia are getting ready to honor small businesses with regional awards, that go on to compete at the state level. 

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations through Monday in such categories s as Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer and Technology.  Chamber officials say the company doesn’t have to be headquartered in Roanoke to be considered for an award; it just has to conduct business in the Star City.  Small businesses, especially restaurants, have their own unique challenges. 

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Government & Politics
9:04 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Virginia Lawmakers Hoping to Regain Their Balance Following Cantor Loss

Now that Kevin McCarthy has been picked to replace Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, Virginia lawmakers are strategizing on how to regain lost power for the commonwealth. 

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Mark Herring Makes Changes
8:54 am
Fri June 20, 2014

VA's Attorney General is Hoping to Improve Office Efficiency

Credit www.winchesterstar.com

Virginia's Attorney General believes he can save the Commonwealth money and expedite legal proceedings associated with his office by a series of reforms that he says brings the office into the 21st century. 

   

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The Thoughtful Coal Miner
8:09 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Former Coal Miner Preaches the Gospel of Green Energy

The Mullins Family

  Summer was, historically, a time for itinerant preachers to travel the country, saving souls at tent revivals. Today, a not-for-profit called Appalachian Voices is following that tradition, putting a fourth generation coal miner on the road to preach the gospel of green energy. Here's a look at Nick Mullins’ crusade.   

Visit Nick Mullins' Web Site

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