ValleyNet hires David Keller as general manager

ValleyNet hires David Keller as general manager

economic-forecast-headerValley Network partnership (ValleyNet) today announced the appointment of David Keller as general manager to succeed Charles Richardson.

Keller is a telecommunications industry veteran with more than 25 years in leadership positions with Sprint, AEP Communications, NTELOS, Lumos Networks, and CenturyLink.  With a historyof developing strategic relationships to provide access to underserved…

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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

vcu-logoVirginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.

The grant, which comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, will create the VCUCenter for Medication Development for Cocaine Use…

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Soldier honors his ancestor for 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

Soldier honors his ancestor for 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

newspaperCedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce the donation of a reprint of the historic painting “The Battle of Cedar Creek” by Julian Scott.

Captain Roger O’Donoghue III, from B Company, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) made the donation in honor of his great-great-grandfather, Captain Thomas B. Kennedy, 6th Vermont Volunteers. Captain Kennedyis prominently…

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ACE applications accepted through Oct. 31

ACE applications accepted through Oct. 31

albemarleAlbemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection.

Any landowner in Albemarle County whose land is worthy of protection according to the County’s Comprehensive Planis eligible to participate in ACE.  An evaluation system has been established to help…

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Utility work begins next week on Route 29 in Charlottesville

Utility work begins next week on Route 29 in Charlottesville

road-work-headerRelocation of underground utilities in the median of Route 29 (Emmet Street) will require the closure of crossovers between Hydraulic Road and the Route 29/Route 250 Bypass beginning next week. The work involves excavation to move a duct bank that carries multiple utility cables and is being done in advance of the Route 29/Route 250 interchange improvement projectthat will get under way early…

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HeLa Genome Project explored in Bridgewater College event

HeLa Genome Project explored in Bridgewater College event

bridgewaterHenrietta Lacks was a poor, black tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951, went on to become the first immortal human cells ever grown in the laboratory. Those cells, nicknamed HeLa, became an important tool in modern medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and more.

David Lacks Jr. and Veronica Spencer of the Lacks…

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Douthat State Park Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair set for Oct. 11

Douthat State Park Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair set for Oct. 11

newspaperFall has arrived so why not come out to Douthat State Park to kick-off the season at Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beach complex.

Spend a fun-filled weekend in the park with apple butter making, traditional Appalachian artisan and craft demonstrations, great food, including a pig roast, and much more.

Old-fashioned apple butter…

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Blind eye: UVA hopes fans show up Saturday night for Pitt game

Blind eye: UVA hopes fans show up Saturday night for Pitt game

scott stadiumUVa defensive end Eli Harold, at least, has an idea for how the athletics department can take a step to try to fill up Scott Stadium for Saturday’s key ACC clash with Pitt.

Two words: white out.

Virginia (3-2, 1-0 ACC) has a rare Saturday night game with Pitt (3-2, 1-0 ACC) coming in as one of the two other undefeated teams in the Coastal Division.

The winner leaves Scott Stadiumin the driver’s…

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Liberal America is falling short

Liberal America is falling short

Summary: We in Liberal America are now embattled. America has been in kindred battles before, and on those occasions to which we look to see our finest American ideals expressed and embodied, great American leaders have shown the way: “See the evil. Call it out. Press the battle.” But in this crisis, in this battle, Liberal America is falling far short of our nation’s finest ideals. Why is that?

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Questions linger in Jesse Matthew case

Questions linger in Jesse Matthew case

jesse matthewPolice may have the big break they have been looking for years to get with news Monday that forensic evidence has linked Jesse Matthew to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Matthew, 32, in custody on a charge related to the disappearance of another young woman, 18-year-old University of Virginiastudent Hannah Graham, would by extension be linked…

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