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VA Version of FDR's CCC Seeking Applicants

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Virginia is looking for stewards of public lands under a program inspired by the Depression-era Civil Conservation Corps. More>>

United Way to Accept Donations in Bitcoin Currency

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United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund through the San-Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase. More>>

Substitute Teacher Charged with Hitting Louisa Student Video included

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A Louisa County woman says her son was assaulted by a substitute teacher. More>>

3-Day Pasture Party Kicks Off in Somerset Video included

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Friday kicked off the Pasture Party in Somerset, a three-day nonprofit show with everything from cotton candy to 130-year-old engines. More>>

Racketeering Plea Entered by Suspect Connected to Kevin Quick Case

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One of nine people indicted for a gang conspiracy in central Virginia entered a plea agreement Friday. More>>

Peanut Crop in VA could Produce a Record Yield

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It could be a record year for a signature Virginia crop: peanuts. More>>

American Red Cross Launches Blood Donor App Video included

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The American Red Cross launched a smartphone app to make saving lives even easier. More>>

Feds: Workplace Deaths Down Last Year in VA, US

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Labor officials say workplace deaths dropped in Virginia and nationwide last year. More>>

Investigators Search Greene County Lake for Samantha Clarke Video included

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Divers searched a lake in Greene County Thursday for Samantha Clarke, the Orange County woman who has been missing for nearly four years. More>>

Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services: VA Apple Crop Outlook Good Video included

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Growers representing VA's major apple-growing areas anticipate a very good apple harvest this year. More>>

Poll: Warner Holds Big Lead Over Gillespie in U.S. Senate Race

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According to a statewide survey from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner has a commanding lead over former National Republican Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie in Virginia's U.S. Senate race. More>>

American Red Cross App Making Blood Donations Easier

A new app from the American Red Cross is making it easier to donate blood. More>>

Virginia Tourism Revenue Rises to $21.5B in 2013

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Virginia is celebrating a record high for tourism across the state. Gov. McAuliffe said that tourism revenue rose to $21.5 billion in 2013, a 1.4 percent increase over the previous year. More>>

Marker to Recognize Orange Rosenwald School

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A state historical marker is set to rise at a school in Orange where young African-American children were educated in segregated Virginia. More>>

VA to Get $1.6M in U.S. Grants for Conservation

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Virginia is getting $1.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant money for conservation programs. More>>

Tickets on Sale for State Fair of VA

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Tickets are on sale for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia scheduled for later this month. More>>

Louisa-Grown Fraser Fir is VA's 2014 Christmas Tree Champ

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VA growers have named a 7-foot-tall Fraser fir as the 2014 Grand Champion Christmas Tree. The tree was grown by John and Virginia Carroll of Claybrooke Farm in Louisa. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Announces VA Film Industry Workforce Development Program

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Gov. McAuliffe announced a ground-breaking new initiative created to train VA workers for jobs in the state's film industry. More>>

VA Charitable Games Focus of 2 Meetings

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The public will have two more chances to speak on possible changes to Virginia's charitable games regulations. More>>

McAuliffe Dubs Controversial Pipeline ‘Energy Superhighway’ Video included

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Gov. McAuliffe says a natural gas pipeline that will cross Virginia will benefit those living here, but others have reservations about the project. More>>

10 Traffic Deaths in VA during Labor Day Weekend

Virginia State Police say 10 people died in traffic accidents over the four-day Labor Day weekend. More>>

Orange Shooting Suspect Wants to Change Attorneys Video included

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Billy Joe Lee, one of two indicted after a 9-year-old from Orange County was fatally shot, wants a new attorney. More>>

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