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Rat causes power outage for more than 1,500 people in Tysons

TYSONS, Va. - More than a thousand Dominion Power customers in Tysons lost power Friday night, thanks to a rat. Peggy Fox, a spokesperson for Dominion Power, said a rat infiltrated a piece of equipment causing the outage. Fox said 1,588 customers were without power for about an hour and...
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'Rats!' Tysons power outage caused by rodents

TYSONS, Va. (WJLA) — It's not your usual cause behind a power outage. Over 1,500 Dominion Energy customers in Tysons lost power Friday night after a rat infiltrated a piece of equipment, spokeswoman Peggy Fox tweeted out. Power was restored over an hour later. Fox also wrote that while...

Selling country and sunshine

Like all dairy farmers, Chuck Fry plants crops to feed his cows, his cows make milk and he sells the milk. But Rocky Point Dairy in Tuscarora, MD, isn’t like most dairy farms. The end product is more than milk – it’s ice cream – which makes Chuck the “Ice Cream Farmer.”

APUS and PSO to Host Third Annual SESA on September 22-23, 2022

Speakers Include 1978 Mission Specialist Astronaut and NASA James Webb Telescope Expert at Free, Virtual Event. Charles Town, WV— September 20, 2022 – American Public University System (APUS) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) will host the third annual Space Education and Strategic Applications Conference (SESA) on September 22-23, 2022. This year’s virtual event is free and open to the public, who can register online.

NH-based Rogue Space Systems picked to partner with federal contractor on orbital robot development

SAIC, a multibillion-dollar government services technology contractor based in Reston, Va., is partnering with Laconia-based Rogue Space Systems to develop small satellites for in-space services, the companies announced Wednesday. Rogue has designed an orbital robot, or miniaturized space satellite, for use with in-orbit inspections and repairs. According to the statement,...

Vertical farming uses technology to grow produce without sunlight

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Technology is taking over the farming industry in a northern Virginia community as Beanstalk Farms opens up shop in Herndon. The new business is touting its one-of-a-kind technology that enables massive amounts of produce to grow indoors without sun, and with minimal overhead.
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High-tech, home-grown farm opens in Herndon

Celebrating the grand opening and expansion of Beanstalk Farms in Herndon, Governor Glenn Youngkin and other state and local officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the vertical agriculture business on Sept. 13. Aiming to promote the continued success of Virginia agriculture, one of the state’s largest industries, the event highlighted...

Choice Hotels International Announces New Owner Resource

ROCKVILLE, Maryland—Choice Hotels International, Inc. released a free resource for its hotel owners: Your Key to Profit. Launching in Q4 2022, the new platform will centralize Choice’s proprietary tools in an on-demand, mobile-friendly system. “Choice Hotels’ award-winning tools, capabilities, and expert advice from revenue management consultants enable franchise...