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Young Farmers to hear gubernatorial candidates on ag and forestry issues July 28

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers will host an Agriculture and Forestry Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum from 1-5 p.m. on July 28 in Roanoke.

Aug. 5 info session on housing resources for people with developmental disabilities

Housing Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities Information Session will be presented by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ on Saturday, Aug, 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the cafeteria of the A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge.

Kirk Cox elected chair of the newly established online education from Va. state universities

Online Virginia Network is a consortium of online classes from various state universities with one-stop shopping for scheduling, registering, advising and coursework.

Governor appoints two Woodbridge residents to state boards

Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed CSM Victor S. Angry, ARNG (Ret.) and Lee Odems, both of Woodbridge, to state boards, according to a news release from the Governor's Office.

State to get $834,991 from NOAA to reduce impacts of storm flooding

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced July 14 that Virginia will receive $834,991 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Coastal Resilience Grant appropriations to reduce the impacts of storm flooding through natural and nature-based infrastructure.

Virginia inks trade and cultural pact with Mexico City

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced July 14 that Virginia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Mexico City to formalize a bilateral relationship aimed at expanding business opportunities and trade and strengthening cultural, historic, and economic ties through coordinated joint initiatives.

Virginia designates six roads in Prince William County as “Scenic Byways”

Six roads in Prince William County recently received the scenic byways designation from the state of Virginia. Aden, Bristow, Joplin, Waterfall and Antioch roads, plus John Marshall Highway are the first in the county to receive the designation, adding 40 miles to Virginia's Scenic Byways network.

Virginia horse tests positive for West Nile Virus and is euthanized

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) July 10 announced the state’s first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse in 2017, according to Elaine Lidholm, VDACS spokesman. It is the first case since August 2015 in Virginia. The horse, a ten-year-old Saddlebred gelding, was from Wythe County and died as a result of the disease

US Rep. Gerald Connolly to host Alzheimer’s town hall meeting on morning of July 10

Hosted in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the event will feature remarks by Congressman Connolly on legislative actions he has taken to fight the disease in Congress and remarks from community leaders.

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