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Culpeper County Supervisors denied the first conditional-use application for a utility-scale solar project during Tuesday’s meeting, leaving one supervisor wondering what message the vote sent to future applicants.

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Dwindling donations have caused the Piedmont United Way to announce its ceasing operations around September 30, cutting off a funding avenue for numerous regional not-for-profit organizations.

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Across the United States, public infrastructure is crumbling thanks to legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as Americ…

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It’s starting to feel real. Both Boeing and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. have contracts with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station as part of what’s known as the Commercial Crew Program. Seven years after the end of the Space Shuttle program, NASA intr…

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In response to the recent severe weather, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday Central Virginia farmers are eligible for federal assistance after flooding caused heavy land and structure damages.

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WASHINGTON — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other trading partners.

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So-called “listicles” are all the rage: the top 10 hamburger joints, the 20 most beautiful college campuses, the 15 most famous celebrity couples to split up this year. They make for a fun read when you’re bored at the office and go online for a break, but let’s face it, they’re little more …

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RICHMOND—Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady from May to June at 3.2 percent as hiring in the state increased for the sixth consecutive month and the labor force grew.

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Two Virginia tax credit programs meant to retrain workers and promote telecommuting are busts and need to be scrapped, according to a report released Monday by the state’s legislative watchdog agency.

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Dr. Michael Shakroo is a burly man with a warm gaze and a life story that raises the possibility of divine intervention. The ins and outs of that story are not the sort of thing Shakroo discusses with the patients he sees at Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic, where he is clinical director as w…

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A Franklin County judge ruled in favor of Appalachian Power Co. on Friday in a dock-building dispute pitting landowners’ property rights against the utility company’s regulatory power over the Smith Mountain Lake shoreline.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order Wednesday directing Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality to review its operations and evaluate changes in federal environmental regulations since President Donald Trump took office.

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China’s plan to levy a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soybeans may come as something of a surprise to most Americans. But to a professor of agricultural economics who studies international commodity markets for a living, this was not at all unexpected.

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The Orange County Economic Development Office, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, will host a free workshop on selling to the Commonwealth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30 in the b…