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  • Tuesday September 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says tourism revenues increased more than 4 percent from 2013 to $22.4 billion last year. The governor said Monday that the tourism industry supported nearly 217,000 jobs and pumped more than $1.5 billion into the state and local economies in 2014. State and local revenues were up 5.6 percent from 2013. Officials say the travel industry was the fifth largest ...
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  • Tuesday September 15th, 2015
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – Christiansburg High School has barred vehicles with Confederate symbols from its parking lot. Multiple media outlets say the ban is part of a contract that students and parents must sign for parking privileges at the school. Montgomery County schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1KNZ381 ) that the school added the parking rule this year to be uniform with its dress ...
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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A giraffe born at the Virginia Zoo in July has been named Joshua. People voting online chose the name over two other finalists, Sebastian and Jabari. Greg Bockheim, executive director of the zoo, said nearly 4,000 people voted. Joshua was born on July 23 to mother Imara and father Billy. At birth, the calf weighed 152 pounds and measured more than six feet tall. Copyright ...
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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    MONETA, Va. (AP) – Police say two people were taken to hospitals after a single-engine Cessna crashed and caught fire in Moneta. State Police Sgt. Richard C. Garletts says the plane crashed Sunday afternoon about a quarter-mile from the Smith Mountain Lake Airport. Two people were airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. One of them was later flown to Wake Forest for burn treatment. Their names ...
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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    Vir­ginia State Police have charged a career police offi­cer, who is also run­ning for Sher­iff in Charles City County, with six felony counts of mak­ing false state­ments on legal forms. 46-year-old Vance Richards, of West Point, turned him­self into the state police last week, fol­low­ing a three month inves­ti­ga­tion into the address he pro­vided on the Charles City Sheriff’s appli­ca­tion doc­u­ments. The Charles City County ...
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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – AAA says the summer driving season has ended with the lowest national average gas prices for the Labor Day holiday in more than a decade. The auto club says the national average gas price was $2.34 per gallon for unleaded on Sunday. The Washington metro area average price matched the national average at $2.34 per gallon. Gas prices have been lower throughout the summer ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe has announced the win­ners of the first-ever Vir­ginia Veloc­ity Busi­ness Plan Com­pe­ti­tion, which pro­vided $850,000 to five com­pa­nies in the bio­-science and energy sec­tors that were look­ing to expand their busi­ness here in Vir­ginia. In announc­ing the win­ners, Gov­er­nor McAu­li­ffe said that it is crit­i­cal to sup­port, attract and retain entre­pre­neurs in Vir­ginia. He said startup firms are an impor­tant source of ...
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