Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach
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Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 17,  that STIHL Inc., the manufacturer of the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world and a full line of outdoor power tools, will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The company will construct a state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot administration … Continue reading

Business / Local / Virginia / National

Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in Homeland Security grant awards

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 13, the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and … Continue reading

Education / Local

Salvation Army Kroc Center presents inaugural College Readiness Fair

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 10am-2pm The Salvation Army Kroc Center College Readiness Fair will provide high school juniors and seniors in the Hampton Roads area with access to higher education and other opportunities that are available to them after graduation. Four-year and two-year colleges, trade schools, public service training and the Armed Forces will … Continue reading

Business / Featured / Local / National / Technology / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe announces Facebook to invest $1 billion in Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 5, that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Henrico County. In addition, due to a new renewable energy tariff designed by Dominion … Continue reading

Gov. announces 29th annual October Virginia Wine Month celebration
Business / Virginia

Gov. announces 29th annual October Virginia Wine Month celebration

~ “Discover Your Local Crush” with Virginia wine specials throughout the month of October ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 3, the 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month, offering visitors a chance to discover why Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other. The month-long celebration includes special events at wineries, restaurants, hotels, and … Continue reading

NFL continues to fight racial injustice
National / Politics / Sports

NFL continues to fight racial injustice

by Kaitlyn Wolodkewitsch The fight for racial equality, specifically ending police brutality, rages on as NFL teams across the nation are kneeling during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans. President Trump tweeted that NFL team owners should fire the players who are kneeling during the national anthem insisting that kneeling during the … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Local / Science

Norfolk State Planetarium promises exciting free shows for fall

The Norfolk State University Planetarium, located in the Roy A. Woods Science Building, Room 119, has some exciting shows among the stars scheduled for the fall. Shows are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Each presentation is about 30 minutes and these programs are free and open to the public. Here is the fall planetarium … Continue reading

Business / National / Virginia

Virginia receives $2.7 million in federal funds for emergency management

~ 139 localities will receive funding ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Sept. 29, $2.7 million in new federal Local Emergency Management Performance Grants (LEMPG) to help localities plan and respond to emergencies in their areas. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will administer funds, which are from the fiscal year 2017 Emergency … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Health / Local / Virginia

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announces Feed Virginia Day of Action

~Communities and schools across Virginia host volunteer events to support the Commonwealth’s food system ~ RICHMOND – Today, Sept. 29, at volunteer events in Newport News, Dumfries, and Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrated the inaugural Feed Virginia Day of Action, an initiative of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide which … Continue reading

Health

New study finds properly cooked pork chops still contain threat of listeria and salmonella for consumers

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — If you are eating leftover pork chops that have not been cooked well-done, you’re putting yourself at risk for Salmonella and Listeria exposure. While many individuals prefer to consume their pork medium, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal revealed that cooking pork chops to an acceptable temperature … Continue reading

African professor teaches real African history at NSU
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African professor teaches real African history at NSU

by Antonio Garland Most people believe that African history started with slavery, but there’s much more behind it. Norfolk State University (NSU) associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies, Patrick Mbajekwe, seeks to teach students that there’s another side to Africa’s distinct background. Mbajekwe, 50, grew up in the village of Onitsha located on the … Continue reading

Education / Health / Local

Norfolk encourages residents to be mentally healthy during National Depression Awareness Month

Free suicide prevention workshops, depression screenings, Out of Darkness Walk & GAP enrollment registration during month of October One day, five locations and one hour where you can learn how to safely reach out to someone who may be thinking about suicide and connect them to appropriate help. October is National Depression Awareness Month. The … Continue reading