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  • Thursday November 12th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Film Festival says this year’s event broke box office and revenue records. Festival officials said Wednesday that 31,860 tickets were issued. That broke the previous record of nearly 28,610 tickets in 2014. Revenue for the four-day festival in Charlottesville was $192,567, which also is a record. Forty-one screenings were sold out. “Brooklyn” won the best narrative feature award. “Until 20” received the ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to announce that Virginia has helped 1,400 homeless veterans find permanent housing in the past year. The governor and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro are set to make the announcement Wednesday at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Virginia has a veteran population of about 800,000, according to state officials. McAuliffe has made ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – While still a fraction of historic highs, Virginia’s oyster harvest last year was the best since the mid-1980s. Gov. Terry McAuliffe released numbers Tuesday showing a 24 percent increase in 2014 in the oyster harvest. Bushels harvested topped 650,000. That’s in sharp contrast to the 24,000 bushels recorded in 2003, but also to the 4 million bushels hauled from the Chesapeake Bay ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Montgomery County school board is considering revising a countywide dress code policy to ban Confederate symbols and other apparel that would disrupt a school’s learning environment. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1iTNeQI ) reports that the board approved the first reading of the proposal on Tuesday night. Confederate symbols are among examples of items that would be banned. Other examples include clothing or items ...
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  • Wednesday November 11th, 2015
    The Bay School Com­mu­nity Arts Center’s Art Speaks Gallery is cel­e­brat­ing November’s Shop Local Day on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19, by fea­tur­ing artist Vir­ginia Coyle, who paints can­vases with acrylic and also cre­ates orna­men­tal crafts from com­mon items like clothes­pins and gourds. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19th, Coyle will be doing a paint­ing demon­stra­tion and the gallery will offer 15% off her work for that day only. ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    The ribbon has been cut on the Virginia Oyster Trail, and the McAuliffes were there to take in the food fun and festivities; reportedly enjoying oyster tacos from Byrd’s Seafood.  According to http://virginiaoystertrail.com/: The Virginia Oyster Trail is a visitor-directed experiential “journey of discovery” program featuring Virginia’s Oyster regions; with unique waterman/aqua-artisan sites, inviting community narratives and many hospitality, creative, culinary, cultural and activity points of ...
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  • Tuesday November 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine. The Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Virginia filed the complaint Monday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. It also names the article’s author, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, as a defendant. The lawsuit says the November 2014 article made ...
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