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Brian, Sauerbrunn get start for U.S. in World Cup final

The Daily Progress - Sports - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:00:00 -0400

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Former Virginia stars Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn will start for the United States in Sunday night's World Cup final against Japan.

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Drivers Beware: A Few Rules of the Road Have Changed

Charlottesville NBC29 Local News - - Sun, 5 Jul 2015 16:34:00 EDT

Police in Virginia are ticketing more drivers for passing too close to cyclists since a state law went into effect.

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Enforecement Of Bicycle Passing Distance Up Across Virginia

WHSV - News - Headlines - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:10:26 GMT

More drivers in Virginia have been ticketed for passing too close to cyclists since a state law went into effect last year.

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Petersburg bus station, 5 others added as Va. landmarks

Fox 5 WTTG Virginia News - - Sun, 5 Jul 2015 11:57:00 EDT

A Petersburg bus station that was the site of civil rights protests in the 1960s is among six sites that have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.

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Hampton carousel gets new operator

Daily Press Hampton News - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

HAMPTON - The Virginia Air and Space Center is handing the keys of the downtown carousel back to the city.

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Plane crash still under investigation

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HILLSVILLE &mdash: A small plane crash at Twin County Airport last week is still under investigation and the cause is unknown.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Travel Safety Board were notified after the plane crashed while attempting to land. The plane came down 200-300 feet short of the runway at 5:07 p.m. on July 1, according to Virginia State Trooper J.D. Delp and a report released by the Virginia State Police.

The two men on board the 1979 Piper Cherokee Warrior plane had only minor injuries.



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Structuring the state's new budget

Daily Press News Politics - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

The doubled-up sales tax payments retailers scrambled to make last week have been earning Virginia a bit of a rap on the knuckles over the past few years, including a particularly sharp one last month from former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.

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Donations to Speaker's PAC could deepen voter cynicism, political scientists say

Daily Press News - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

A pattern of big donations by legislators to House Speaker William J. Howell's political action committee followed by plum committee assignments raises questions about another potential loophole in Virginia ethics law, some political scientists say.

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Confederate Battle Flag Rallies Held Across Virginia

WHSV - News - Headlines - - Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:58:28 GMT

Rallies in the resort city of Virginia Beach and Stafford County attracted dozens of supporters of the Confederate battle flag.

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Still time to register for Virtual Virginia

Martinsville Daily - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:52:05 +0000

Virtual Virginia still has spots available for its pilot program offering high school students an almost entirely online high school experience.  Virtual Virginia, which has offered online courses through the Virginia Department of Education since 2002, is accepting 100 students from across the state for the yearlong high school pilot program on a first come, […:]

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Strong women characters dominate the 2015 Virginia Shakespeare Festival

Daily Press Entertainment - - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

If the 2015 Virginia Shakespeare Festival has an underlying theme, the power and tenacity of women emerges in two distinct plays.

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State forensics lab submits report on untested evidence kits in rape cases

The Daily Progress - news - - Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:56:00 -0400

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science has released a report on the inventories of 383 law enforcement agencies’ untested evidence kits that can be used to obtain DNA in rape investigations.

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9 injured in July 4 fireworks misfire in Colorado

ABC 7 WJLA News - CNN - Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:31:00 EST

NEW YORK (CNN) - Misdirected fireworks shot into a crowd at a Fourth of July celebration near Vail, Colorado, Friday night, causing nine people to suffer minor burns.

Avon town manager Virginia Egger said the "malfunction" occurred 17 minutes into the 23-minute show "when a shell apparently exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky."

In videos posted on social media, you can hear the "oohs" and "ahhs" at the town of Avon's fireworks display quickly turn into 'whoas!," and "what is going on?"

"The misfired shell caused the rack of 5" shells to tip in two directions causing two to three shells to cross into the crowd," said Egger.

The company producing Avon's annual 'Salute to the USA' immediately shut the program down, according to Egger.

All nine people who "experienced minor abrasion burns were treated by emergency medical personnel at the show and released," she said.

Greg Daly, Avon's deputy fire chief, said it was "wonderful news that the injuries were very minor."

"The crowd was exceptional in its calm response to what could have been a much more serious incident," said Daly.

Despite the praise for being calm, some in the 20,000-strong crowd took to Twitter to describe their fright.

"I don't think I've ever been so scared watching the Avon firework show," tweeted Hannah Beiersdorf, a student at the University of Colorado. "But I'm glad that we're all safe. I hope everyone else is too."

Egger said an investigation into what went wrong began immediately.

A message left for Western Enterprises, which bills itself as "a full-service pyrotechnic production company" on its website was not immediately returned.

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State Police searching for driver in New Kent police pursuit

NBC12 News Richmond - - Sat, 4 Jul 2015 14:15:00 EDT

Virginia State Police and West Point Police are searching for the driver behind a police chase that caused a :seven mile backup :on Interstate 64 :Saturday. :According to State Police, the :pursuit began around 10 a.m. :in :West Point, but detoured :westbound along :I-64 in New Kent County. :

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9 burned after fireworks misfire into crowd

WDBJ 7 National News - - Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:34:25 GMT

Misdirected fireworks shot into a crowd at a Fourth of July celebration near Vail, Colorado, Friday night, causing nine people to suffer minor burns.

Avon town manager Virginia Egger said the "malfunction" occurred 17 minutes into the 23-minute show "when a shell apparently exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky."

In videos posted on social media, you can hear the "oohs" and "ahhs" at the town of Avon's fireworks display quickly turn into 'whoas!," and "what is going on?"

"The misfired shell caused the rack of 5-inch shells to tip in two directions causing two to three shells to cross into the crowd," said Egger.

The company producing Avon's annual 'Salute to the USA' immediately shut the program down, according to Egger.

All nine people who "experienced minor abrasion burns were treated by emergency medical personnel at the show and released," she said.

Greg Daly, Avon's deputy fire chief, said it was "wonderful news that the injuries were very minor."

"The crowd was exceptional in its calm response to what could have been a much more serious incident," said Daly.

Despite the praise for being calm, some in the 20,000-strong crowd took to Twitter to describe their fright.

"I don't think I've ever been so scared watching the Avon firework show," tweeted Hannah Beiersdorf, a student at the University of Colorado. "But I'm glad that we're all safe. I hope everyone else is too."

Egger said an investigation into what went wrong began immediately.

A message left for Western Enterprises, which bills itself as "a full-service pyrotechnic production company" on its website was not immediately returned.



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2016 Brief: Things to know about former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

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A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Traffic Alert: Major backups along I-64 in New Kent

NBC12 News Richmond - - Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:35:00 EDT

If you are headed to Virginia Beach, be aware of :a two :accidents along Interstate 64 in New Kent that is causing major backups. :There is a two mile backup along I-64 eastbound :due a crash that has the left lane and shoulder closed at mile marker 220. This is near the West Point exit. :This accident :happened around 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

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National Weather Service: Severe weather expected for Hampton Roads on July 4

Daily Press Williamsburg News - - Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:26:00 GMT

Scattered thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall and minor flooding are expected to impact the eastern portions of Virginia and North Carolina on Saturday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Virginia limits the kinds of fireworks you can buy

NBC12 News Richmond - - Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:16:00 EDT

Fourth of July fun could be cut short if you':re thinking of taking your celebrations airborne

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History of America: Fourth of July edition

Daily Press Williamsburg News - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:42:00 GMT

The Virginia Gazette offers a primer on independence, Williamsburg style. Here are facts about the people and photos of the places that make Williamsburg such a treasure of Revolutionary lore. We've also included a history quiz so you can dazzle friends and family.



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Fatal tractor-trailer crash blocks I-77 in Carroll

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From Virginia State Police

At 8:06 a.m. Friday (July 3), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper D.A. Phipps was called to the scene of a fatal crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77. The crash occurred near the 22 mile marker in Carroll County.



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O'Connor gets fourth National Coach of the Year honor

The Daily Progress - Sports - cvilledailyprogress@gmail.com(Daily Progress staff reports) - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:02:00 -0400

A little more than a week after leading the Virginia baseball team to its first national championship, coach Brian O’Connor was selected as the 2015 National Coach of the Year by Baseball America, the publication announced Friday. Baseball America is the fourth organization to honor O’Connor as its National Coach of the Year, joining Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball and Perfect Game.

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Brian O'Connor named Baseball America Coach of the Year

Charlottesville NBC29 Sports - - Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:22:00 EDT

Virginia baseball coach Brian O':Connor was named the Baseball America Coach of the Year on Friday.

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Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift

The Daily Progress - news - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:22:48 -0400

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Herit

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Police investigate fatal I-77 crash in Carroll County

SWVa Today - news - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:25:00 -0400

At 8:06 a.m. Friday (July 3), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper D.A. Phipps was called to the scene of a fatal crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77. The crash occurred near the 22 mile marke

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Identity theft expert offers advice

SWVa Today - news - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:15:00 -0400

Abingdon Health &:amp: Rehab held its first in a series of Heath Talks led by Virginia Senior Navigator and crime prevention specialist Allen Slagle, and the focus – identity theft protection for senio

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New state laws took effect July 1

Galax Gazette - -

New state laws took effect on July 1, covering everything from social media, campus sexual assault and medical marijuana to public breastfeeding, police drones and Virginia&rsquo:s official song.

The laws were passed by the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly. Some of the new laws include:

Traffic

General Assembly amended state code to increase safety provisions for traffic management vehicles, bicyclists, postal vehicles, and refuse-collection vehicles, among other initiatives.



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Fourth of July fireworks shows

The Central Virginian News - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:17 +0000

Residents in Louisa County don’t have far to drive to enjoy fireworks shows this weekend. There  are two opportunities to view patriotic displays on back-to-back nights. On Friday, the Louisa Volunteer Fire Department is bringing back its longtime fireworks tradition at its annual Firemen’s Fair. The Virginia Skypainters will produce the show near the fairgrounds

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VSP: Celebrate Independence Day, but Celebrate Responsibly

Albemarle NBC29 Local News - - Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:57:00 EDT

To ensure the Fourth of July holiday is as safe as possible, Virginia State Police will increase patrols during the long holiday weekend.

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Virginia Institute of Autism Seeks Award Nominations

Charlottesville NBC29 Local News - - Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:18:00 EDT

The Virginia Institute of Autism is looking to honor someone from the community. The school gives a special award each year to someone who helps children with autism in the Charlottesville community.

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Power outage caused by squirrel affects around 1,000 homes in Richmond

Roanoke Times Dispatch - News - tstrong@timesdispatch.com(Ted Strong) - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:44:00 -0400

About 1,000 Richmond households were without power Friday morning after a squirrel came in contact with some power lines, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

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Southwest Virginia hunters turning passion into fame

Wdbj 7 Sports - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:16:40 GMT

Chris Ward, Eric Hale and Jason Bowers are no strangers with the woods of Southwest Virginia.

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Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $53 million face-lift

NewsAdvance.com News - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:56:55 -0400

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Herit

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Balloon Rally Underway

The News Gazette - dwoodson@thenews-gazette.com (submitted) - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:31:31 +0000

This photo was taken Friday morning at College Square Shopping Center where tethered balloon rides were being offered this morning by CornerStone Bank. (Mary Woodson photo)

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The 19th annual Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club Fourth of July Balloon Rally is underway at the Virginia Military Institute parade ground.

“We expect this to be one of the biggest celebrations we have had at VMI,” said Woody Sadler, Rotary chairman for the event. “People from around the state have called, asking about the balloon rally and the fireworks.

“This year we will welcome 13 hot-air balloon pilots who will bring their colorful balloons to Lexington for six launches from the VMI parade ground,” he continued. “As they rise into the sky you will be awed by their beauty, and if you purchase a ride you will experience spectacular views of the city and surrounding countryside.”

A record number of vendors have signed up for this year’s event in anticipation of larger crowds as July 3 is a holiday for many. The vendors will include representatives of many local not-for-profit groups, craftsmen from the surrounding area and a variety of food vendors from exotic Middle Eastern cuisine to caramel corn and hot dogs.

The Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club will offer a chicken dinner on Friday and a barbecue meal on Saturday under the big tent where residents can then stay and enjoy the evening. The chicken dinners will cost $10, and the barbecue dinner will run $15, with proceeds going to the club for community projects.

Eleanor’s Market, named in memory of Eleanor Pryde, the wife of a club member who started the market 18 year’s ago, will again be active the morning of July 4, with many slightly used items of all kinds. The market will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the big tent in front of Smith Hall.

The George C. Marshall Museum will be open on July 4 with free admission, and for the antique car enthusiasts there will be an antique car show sponsored by the Antique Car Club of Rockbridge on the west side of the parade ground in front of the museum.

On both evenings there will be music for listening and dancing in the grass by the New Corner Grocery Store Bluegrass Band on Friday from 6 to 9 and the 29th Infantry Division Army Band on the evening of the Fourth from 6 to 9:30 with a variety of patriotic and musical favorites. Fireworks will start exploding over the VMI Barracks at 9:30 as a grand finale to the Fourth of July celebration.

Rotarians from all the clubs in the area will be at an informational display tent, which will highlight their projects and efforts locally and around the world. “Be sure to purchase the small American flags on sale by the Rotary Club to benefit their International project to eradicate the dreaded crippling disease called polio,” said Sadler.

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There is plenty of parking available throughout the area. No traffic except for cars with handicapped tags will be allowed to drive to the parade ground after 5 p.m. on July 4.

There are many spots available in Lexington, VMI and Washington and Lee University, said Sadler, with a short walk to the parade ground.

A shuttle bus will also be available for the evening of the Fourth. The bus will originate at the Stonewall Square Shopping Center on U.S. 60 and make pickup stops at the courthouse parking lot at Nelson and Randolph streets and will drop passengers off in front of Crozet Hall at VMI. The shuttles will start at 5 p.m. and run until all spectators have left the event.

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Helping Her Go for the Gold: American Legion Supports Local Special Olympics Coach

Southside Messenger - - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:38:49 +0000

On Friday, June 26, American Legion Post 260 and Past Commander Douglas Randolph made generous donations to Special Olympics, Charlotte County Local Coordinator and Coach, Joanne Catron. Catron will be traveling with Team Virginia to Los Angeles, California on July 25 to coach at the Special Olympics World Games 2015. Catron was presented with a […:]

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Bicyclist killed in police, fire games competition

Fox 5 WTTG Virginia News - - Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:01:00 EDT

Prince William County Police say a cyclist taking part in the World Police &: Fire Games died after being in a chain-reaction collision during time trials in a northern Virginia park.

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Virginia inches closer toward opening blue crab winter dredge fishery

Daily Press Science News - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:16:00 GMT

After closing the winter dredge fishery for Chesapeake blue crab for seven years straight to help the struggling stock rebuild, the state is inching closer toward reopening it this winter.

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Events abound in Central Virginia on Independence Day weekend

The Daily Progress - news - cvilledailyprogress@gmail.com(Daily Progress staff reports) - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:03:00 -0400

Independence Day Holiday Events

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VDOT seeking public comments on proposed I-64 improvements

Daily Press Breaking News - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:35:00 GMT

The Virginia Department of Transportation wants to hear from area residents on the next phase of its effort to widen Interstate 64 on the Peninsula.

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Inmates help care for 100+ seized cats at Smyth County Animal Shelter

SWVa Today - news - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:19:00 -0400

After providing several weeks of seemingly nonstop care for more than 100 cats, Smyth County Animal Shelter staff and volunteers were finally granted some relief when the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority agreed to an inmate work release program that began Monday.

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Sanchez promoted to UVa associate head basketball coach

The Daily Progress - Sports - cvilledailyprogress@gmail.com(Daily Progress staff reports) - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0400

Virginia basketball coach Tony Bennett has promoted assistant coach Ron Sanchez to associate head coach, the school announced on Thursday.

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Former VA. Sen. Webb Announces Presidential Run

Charlottesville NBC29 Local News - - Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:12:00 EDT

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is throwing his hat in the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Crash at World Police and Fire Games in Prince William Forest Park

Virginia WJLA - ABC 7 News - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:30:18 EST

VIRGINIA (WJLA) - Riders participating in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games have been transported to area hospitals after a bike crash in Prince William Forest Park.

Three of the riders sustained significant injuries in an incident that happened at Scenic Drive and Turkey Run Road Thursday afternoon.

Prince William Police say the scene is now cleared.

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Firefighters Stress Importance Of Child Safety Seats

WHSV - News - Headlines - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:29:58 GMT

Virginia State Police continue to investigate a car crash that happened Monday morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Jim Webb to Run for President

WHSV - News - Headlines - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:53:14 GMT

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is running for president, joining a field of Democrats challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination.

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Va. to get $46 million back from U.S. Route 460 deal

Daily Press Breaking News - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:34:00 GMT

Virginia is getting some, but far from all, of the $300 million it paid a partnership for a still-unbuilt toll road to replace U.S. Route 460.

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Hall named VP of Wytheville branch of bank

SWVa Today - news - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:45:00 -0400

First Bank of Virginia has named Artie Hall the vice president of its Wytheville branch.

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N.C. 89 reopens after curve removal

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A scenic road in Surry County, N.C., is safer after road workers removed a dangerous curve near the Lowgap area south of Galax. The road links Mount Airy, N.C., to the Blue Ridge Parkway and is the main route between Galax and Mount Airy. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) set up a 40-mile marked detour between Lowgap and the Virginia border last month, so workers could connect the existing highway to the new stretch.

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White House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb

Fox 5 WTTG Politics - - Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:57:00 EDT

A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Ex-Va. Sen. Jim Webb announces presidential bid

WDBJ 7 National News - - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:24:24 GMT

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced Thursday that "after many months of thought, deliberation and discussion" he has decided to run for president of the United States.

In an over 2,000-word blog post, Webb writes that he decided to run because the United States needs "proven, experienced leadership that can be trusted to move us forward from a new President's first days in office."

Highlighting his experience as a senator, decorated soldier and and secretary of the navy under Ronald Reagan, Webb cast himself as someone willing to fight on issues he cares about, including criminal justice reform, education and economic fairness.

Webb becomes the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and first lady, is the race's frontrunner, with every poll showing her up by wide margins. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is experiencing a recent jump in the polls and in excitement, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee have stagnated since announcing they would run.

Webb will forgo to standard post announcement travel to early states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. His spokesman told CNN Thursday that despite announcing his presidential bid, Webb plans to spend the Fourth of July weekend with his family.

Webb subtly hit Clinton in his announcement post.

"I understand the odds, particularly in today's political climate where fair debate is so often drowned out by huge sums of money," Webb wrote. "I know that more than one candidate in this process intends to raise at least a billion dollars -- some estimates run as high as two billion dollars -- in direct and indirect financial support."

Election experts believe Clinton's campaign, including outside super PACs, could spend upwards of $2 billion in 2016. Clinton's top aides vociferously deny this.

Webb also wrote that the country needs "a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us" - something that could be a subtle knock against Clinton, who has been on the scene for decades.

"We need to shake the hold of these shadow elites on our political process," Webb wrote. "Our elected officials need to get back to the basics of good governance and to remember that their principal obligations are to protect our national interests abroad and to ensure a level playing field here at home, especially for those who otherwise have no voice in the corridors of power."

Webb's announcement date has long been a moving target. The senator appeared at a Democratic event in Clinton, Iowa last week, and aides quietly told reporters that they should attend the event, hinting that the senator planned to announce his run.

Webb and his team had, in fact, planned on announcing his campaign at the event, but backed off the plan when the Clinton campaign convinced the county's Democratic party to allow Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to speak on the former first lady's behalf.

Webb is known for keeping a very tight inner circle, one that sometimes doesn't include his own staff. Aides have said his closet adviser is his wife, Hong Le Webb.

Webb enters the race considerably behind and seemingly at a disadvantage with where the Democratic electorate is moving.

Most polls show the former senator in the low single digits. In a CNN/ORC poll conducted in late June, Webb garnered 2% support nationally.

What's more, Webb is a conservative Democrat who finds himself in a party that has moved further left in recent years. Webb's differences with the current iteration of the Democratic Party was in full display last month when the former senator issued a statement on the Confederate flag as something that is "wrongly" used as a racist symbol.

"We all need to think through these issues with a care that recognizes the need for change but also respects the complicated history of the Civil War," Webb wrote. "The Confederate Battle Flag has wrongly been used for racist and other purposes in recent decades. It should not be used in any way as a political symbol that divides us."

Webb announced he would form an exploratory committee earlier this year, after which sporadically traveled to early states and did a few media interviews. Unlike other campaigns, most of his campaign communication appeared on Twitter - where Webb posted his eventual presidential announcement.

After announcing he would run, Webb's staff posted his first fundraising pitch to Twitter.



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