Need to Know - Monday August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014

MISSIONARIES IN IRAQ:
More airstrikes by the United States Monday in Northern Iraq aimed at preventing a potential humanitarian disaster. And local non-profit Christian Aid is using its existing channels in the Middle East to provide aid and support to some of the two million refugees in the region.

FRIENDS, FAMILY MOURN OFFICER WAYNE BETTINGER:
Over 80 officers were presents at the funeral Monday, for Officer Wayne Bettinger. He served on the Charlottesville Police Force for 16 years. Bettinger died last Tuesday at the age of 51 after a long fight with stage four colon cancer.

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ACADEMY:
The Verizon Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to Western Albemarle High School to start a new Environmental Studies Academy. The academy will educate 25 students about solar and alternative energies through all four years of high school.

CORRUPTION TRIAL OF FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR:
Monday was day one of the defenses’ case in the corruption trial against Bob and Maureen McDonnell. Former Secretary of Commerce for Virginia Jane Kelly testified that she was never asked to give special treatment to former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

CHARLOTTESVILLE RATED TOP TEN:
Good news for students at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville has been named one of the 10 best college towns in the country. According to livability.com, Charlottesville comes in at number 6 for its unique blend of cosmopolitan energy and rural character.


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