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JMU Hosts State Wind Energy Symposium

Posted: 06/16/2010 - A wind energy symposium, happening at James Madison University Wednesday, is bringing hundreds of renewable energy experts, from all over the country, to the Valley.

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Harrisonburg Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 06/15/2010 - A Harrisonburg soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

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VDOT Cancels I-81 Contracts

Updated: 06/15/2010 - The Virginia Department of Transportation has terminated two Interstate 81 maintenance contracts worth $56 million, saying the contractor didn't meet its requirements.

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Va. Waste Board Increases Landfill Fee

Posted: 06/15/2010 - The Virginia Waste Management Board is charging a larger yearly fee to operate a landfill. The board increased the fee by 79 percent annually for landfill operators including local governments and private businesses.

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Virginia Touts First Film Industry Tax Credit Law

Posted: 06/15/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed Virginia's first law giving the tax credits to the motion picture industry on Monday. The law is designed to recruit the production of television, film, documentaries and interactive digital media to Virginia.

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Public Visitation, Funeral Set for Jimmy Dean

Posted: 06/15/2010 - A public visitation and an open funeral service for country music legend Jimmy Dean will be held in Richmond from noon to 8 p.m. June 20 at Nelson Funeral Home.

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Virginia's Court System Goes Digital

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Virginia's court systems began the process of going digital in 2005, and the transition is complete. State courts now use a unified computer network. The paperless courts save Virginians hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Va. Singer, Sausage Businessman Jimmy Dean Dies at 81

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday at his Henrico County, Virginia home. He was 81.

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Expanded Va. Paper Plant Will Create 150 New Jobs

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is celebrating the a more than $21 million expansion of paper manufacturer Mercury Paper. The project will create 150 jobs at the Strasburg facility.

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Over 4,000 Virginians Without Power From Weekend Thunderstorms

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Nearly 4,300 Virginians are without electricity in Virginia from weekend thunderstorms. Dominion Virginia Power is reporting about 2,300 customers without power, and Appalachian Power says another 1,959 customers are in the dark.

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Possible Shortage of Highway Paint has Virginia Scrambling

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Virginia is preparing for a possible nationwide shortage of highway striping paint. The supplies of two chemicals used in the special paint to make it durable and adhere to the pavement are running low.

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Va. High School Gym Roof Collapses

Updated: 06/11/2010 - A forensic engineering firm says a structural issue caused the Blacksburg High School gym roof to collapse in February. No one was injured in the collapse, and officials say the snow wasn't a factor.

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