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Va. Tech designated NSA Center for Academic Excellence in cyber operations

Governor Terry McAuliffe May 24 announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). Virginia Tech joins an exclusive list of 16 other universities in the nation in bearing this designation.

NOVEC teams take first and fifth places in Virginia’s annual rodeo for linemen

A Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative team of journeyman line technicians (linemen) won the overall journeyman competition at the 15th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo, March 20, at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA.

Bank robber in Gainesville wore a construction vest and a hard hat, police say

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 around 3:45PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7591 Somerset Crossing Dr in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a robbery, according to Officer Nathan J. Probus, police department spokesman.

PWC School Board recognizes business partners of the year

Business-School Partnerships of the Year awards spotlight community and business leaders who significantly influence student achievement, enhance the school environment, and encourage creativity and innovation.

Eighth graders design and build roller coaster at Kings Dominion

Rippon Middle School eighth grade students had the chance to participate in Kings Dominion’s Coaster Mania competition where they designed and built a gravity coaster of their own. The coasters are on display for all park visitors to see.

Anticipated bad weather cancels Nokesville Business expo on Saturday, May 13

Nokesville Business Expo will NOT be held Saturday, May 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM in the lot next to Nokesville Square near the corner of Fitzwater Dr. and Rt. 28. Organizers canceled the event due to anticipated bad weather. It will be rescheduled.

Governor leading trade mission to NYC and Dallas

Governor Terry McAuliffe is leading a three-day trade and marketing mission to New York and Texas May 9-11, 2017. The team will promote the advantages of Virginia’s desirable business location and tourism assets as well as opportunities for Virginia agricultural products including: oysters, pork, wine, craft beer, and specialty food and beverage products.

Tourism in Virginia shows 3.3% revenue increase compared to 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that 45 million visitors from across the United States spent $24 billion in Virginia in 2016, or nearly $65 million a day. This was a 3.3 percent increase over 2015, outpacing the national growth rate quoted at 2.7 percent, a news release stated.

Gov. McAuliffe leading Virginia’s first trade mission to Mexico

Governor Terry McAuliffe is heading up a delegation of Virginia economic development officials on a three-day trade and marketing mission to Mexico May 1-4, 2017.

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