Author: Kyle Scott

Essex Alum earns All-USA South Recognition

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Four Methodist University men’s golfers garnered All-USA South recognition, including Chris Drydale who was named Golfer of the Year, while Steve Conley was selected as the Coach of the Year as the league announced its postseason honors on Thursday morning. In addition to Drysdale, Larkin Gross grabbed a first team nod, while Jared Chinn and Aaron Purviancereceived second team laurels. Conley receives Coach of the Year accolades for the 22nd time during his tenure at Methodist. He leads a nationally-ranked Monarch team that currently sits No. 2 in Golfstat rankings and No. 1 in the latest coaches...

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Richmond Raceway Announce Team Ready to Call the Action Over the Toyota Spring Race Weekend

As the countdown to the Toyota Spring Race Weekend continues, Richmond Raceway (Richmond) announces the team that will be the voices of Richmond on April 20-21. Fans will hear some familiar and new voices as part of the track’s spring public address (PA) team calling the action around America’s Premier Short Track. Returning for his 13th year, Richmond track announcer Joey Self will once again be the lead voice at the track. Joining him in the booth in April will be Motor Racing Network (MRN) personalities Dillon Welch, Kim Coon, and Heather DeBeaux. Self is a long-time figure in...

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Virginia rescue center takes in 4 bear cubs

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia has taken in its first black bear cubs of the year, including two bears rescued by a state trooper. The center said it recently admitted four cubs. Two female cubs from Nelson County were separated from their mother. A male and female cub from Franklin County were orphaned when their mother was killed by a car on a highway. They were rescued by a Virginia State Trooper. The nonprofit center adopts sick, injured and orphaned wild animals from around Virginia. The center said it will limit human interaction with the...

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Lawmakers form committee to address school buildings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are forming a panel to address deteriorating school facilities across the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Sen. Bill Stanley, a Republican from Franklin County, announced Tuesday he will create a school facility modernization subcommittee. Stanley, who is chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, credited Richmond for “being the catalyst” in bringing the issue to the forefront. The nine-member subcommittee will include Sen. Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat from Richmond, and Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, a Republican from Henrico County. Sen. Barbara Favola, a Democrat from Arlington, is another member of the subcommittee. She warned that local governments won’t be able to fix or replace obsolete school buildings without the money to do it. ___ Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,...

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Business tech firm Appian stays in Virginia, will expand HQ

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Business software firm Appian is keeping its corporate headquarters in northern Virginia with a plan to add 600 new jobs. The company and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Appian will stay in Fairfax County but move its headquarters from Reston to Tysons Corner. The company says it will invest $28 million in the expansion, which retains 600 jobs and is expected to add 600 more jobs over the next five years. Northam approved a $4 million grant to keep the company in Virginia. The new headquarters will be in a building formerly owned...

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6:30 pm Meet the Author @ Upper King William Branch Library
Meet the Author @ Upper King William Branch Library
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Upper King William Branch Library will host local author Karen Tootelian as she talks about her inspiration and goals in writing The Chief and I  on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Refreshment to[...]
6:30 pm The American Impressionists @ Tappahannock Art Gallery
The American Impressionists @ Tappahannock Art Gallery
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Tappahannock Art Gallery will host, “The American Impressionists,” a slide lecture series by noted aritst/lecturer Aaron Bowles on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30 – 8pm and will explore the artworks of Thomas Wilmer Dewing.[...]
4:00 pm LEGOmania @ West Point Branch Library
LEGOmania @ West Point Branch Library
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The West Point Branch Library will hold LEGOmania on Friday, April 20th from 4 – 5pm for anyone ages 5-12. Snacks to be provided by Friends of the West Point Library. For more information, call[...]
5:00 pm Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Pancake Dinner @ Rappahannock Church of Christ
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Standing Rock Mission Team will host a Pancake Dinner at Rappahannock Church of Christ on Friday, April 20th from 5 – 7pm. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, baked apples, water, coffee, and tea.[...]
8:00 am Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Household Chemical Collection an... @ Essex High School
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority will hold a household chemical collection and computer recycling at Essex High School on Saturday, April 21st from 8am – noon. If you have any questions on what items[...]

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