Author: Betty Osburn

ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ returns to James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — ESPN’s “College GameDay” is returning to James Madison University in Virginia for the second time since 2015. News outlets report the Saturday morning football show will broadcast from Harrisonburg this week before the Dukes play Villanova. The Dukes have won 17 consecutive games. Villanova is ranked No. 12. The show first visited Harrisonburg in 2015 for a game that JMU lost, 59-49, to Richmond in front of 26,069 fans. “College GameDay” has been to several campuses this year, including Ohio State and Virginia Tech. The show also visited Times Square and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game...

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SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California. The booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Monday. Its first stage successfully returned from space and set down on a landing platform floating in the Pacific Ocean as the second stage went on to deploy the satellites in orbit. It was the third successful launch in the McLean, Virginia-based company’s campaign to replace its entire globe-circling fleet with a total of 75 next-generation communications satellites. Five...

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State to spend $14M on electric car charging stations

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is looking for a developer to build a statewide charging network for electric vehicles. The state announced last week that it had issued a request for proposals for putting in the infrastructure. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said in a news release that $14 million in funding for the effort would come from Virginia’s portion of the Volkswagen settlement over the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said in a statement that the project is designed to jump-start the adoption of electrical cars and generate more private investment in...

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Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Virginia rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have issued a warrant charging a black man beaten at a white nationalist rally for an alleged assault during the confrontation. Police said in a news release Monday night that the warrant was issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris. Harris was seen bloodied in viral photos and a video after being attacked during the rally in August. Lt. Stephen Upman says the alleged victim told the magistrate’s office, a judicial office, what happened. The magistrate contacted police, Upman says, who verified facts and issued the warrant for unlawful wounding. Harris is not...

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Candidates for Virginia governor hold 3rd, final debate

WISE, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor made pointed attacks at each other at their final debate ahead of Election Day next month. Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam squared off Monday at the University of Virginia at Wise in the state’s far southwest. The region, hit hard by a decline in coal mining, strongly backed Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election. But the president did not come up in the debate. Instead, Gillespie accused Northam of being an absentee lieutenant governor who had neglected rural Virginia, while...

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Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Mar 17 all-day
The Tappahannock Tides are looking for High School Seniors along with current & former college players to join the team. The season runs from June to Mid-August Players must register before April 1st. If interested,[...]
all-day Volleyball Clinic @ St. Margaret's School
Volleyball Clinic @ St. Margaret's School
Mar 17 all-day
Venom North Volleyball will host a free volleyball clinic for girls in grades 6-10 at St. Margaret’s School in the Ball Memorial Gym on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All experience[...]
all-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Pr... @ Bay Aging Meeting Room
Youth Mental Health First Aid Pr... @ Bay Aging Meeting Room
Mar 18 all-day
The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Service Board will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Program on Friday, March 23rd from 8:30am – 4:30pm in the Bay Aging Meeting Room in Warsaw. This program is designed[...]
10:00 am Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show @ White Stone Fire House
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show @ White Stone Fire House
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The White Stone Volunteer Fire Department will host the 39th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show on Saturday, March 17th from 10am – 8pm and Sunday from 10am – 6pm and the new White Stone Firehouse.[...]
11:00 am Heritage Day @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Heritage Day @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am
Mount Zion Baptist Church in Farnham will hold their 34th Heritage Day on Sunday March 18th beginning at 11am. Special geust speaker will be Doctor Russell O. Lewis and special music will be rendered by[...]

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