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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Upcoming Events

Dec
17
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all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 17 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]
9:30 am Joint Cantata
Joint Cantata
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The joint choirs of Farnham Baptist and Milden Presbyterian Churches will present the cantata, Peace Has Come, on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The cantata will be presented at 10:00 a.m. at Milden and at 11:00[...]
4:30 pm Community Christmas Event
Community Christmas Event
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Begin the holiday season in the Tappahannock Historic District on Sunday, December 17th from 5 – 8pm. At 5pm, the Tappahannock Artists Guild will display local artists’ paintings, and conduct Christmas Carols and offer refreshments[...]
6:00 pm Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Drive-Thru Nativity @ Howertons Baptist Church
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Howertons Baptist Church in Dunnsville will have a Drive Thru Live Nativity on Sunday December 17th from 6 – 7:30pm
Dec
18
Mon
all-day New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
New Year’s Eve in Reedville @ Festival Halle
Dec 18 all-day
Dust off your dancing shoes and join family, friends and neighbors at Festival Halle on Main Street in Reedville, Virginia on Sunday, December 31st as the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum celebrates the end of 2017 and[...]

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