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Virginia restaurants struggle to hire staffers amid vacillating pandemic

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Restaurants are having difficulty hiring back employees through the ebb and flow of the pandemic; they’re also struggling to handle less-than-patient customers amid the staffing shortage. COVID-19 forced about 20 percent of Virginia’s restaurants to permanently close their doors, according to Eric Terry, president of the...
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Spotted lanternfly is a risk for Virginia vineyards

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - An invasive insect from Asia has been found in Albemarle County, posing a big risk to vineyards and orchards. Crops infested with the spotted lanternfly usually have be dug up and new ones replanted in their place. King Family Vineyards says it is aware of...
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McAuliffe releases plan to boost Virginia agriculture and forestry

MCLEAN, Va. (WDBJ) - Democratic candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe has released a plan he says will take Virginia agriculture and forestry to the next level, and spur growth in the state’s rural economy. McAuliffe released “Growing Greener Pastures: Planting Innovation and Raising Opportunity on Virginia’s Working Lands.”. “If we...
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Virginia Tech community exceeds 2021 Lights Out!/Power Down! goal

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. For the 12th year in a row, the Virginia Tech community exceeded its goal during the annual Lights Out!/Power Down! event held on June 24 on the Blacksburg campus. During the designated 90-minute time period (1:45 – 3:15 p.m.), the university reduced...
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Peak-season peaches available throughout Virginia

WINCHESTER—Peaches are at their sweetest in midsummer, and Virginia-grown varieties are available now at local farm stands, farmers markets and orchards. “There’s nothing like a ripe peach,” said Frederick County produce farmer John Marker. “They’re a very flavorful fruit, and people really enjoy eating them fresh. They’re also good canned or frozen, and in pies, cobblers, cakes and more.”
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Peach season underway at orchards across Virginia

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- It's peach season in Virginia, and dozens of varieties are now available at farm stands, farmers' markers and orchards across the Commonwealth. “There’s nothing like a ripe peach,” said Frederick County produce farmer John Marker. “They’re a very flavorful fruit, and people really enjoy...
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5 Spots to Pick Virginia Peaches This Summer

That's right, summer's juiciest fruit is ripe and ready for picking in an orchard near you. Virginia has a great climate for peaches, and you can find a pick-your-own farm in just about every other county in the state. This handy website lets you search for the best orchards near you, for all sorts of fruits throughout the year.
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Peak-season peaches available throughout Virginia

News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Peaches are at their sweetest in midsummer, and Virginia-grown varieties are available now at local farm stands, farmers markets and orchards. “There’s nothing like a ripe peach,” said Frederick County produce farmer John Marker. “They’re a very flavorful fruit, and people really...
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Strong storm leaves thousands of Northern Va. homes without power

ARLINGTON, Va. (7News) — Dominion Energy is working to restore power to thousands of people across Virginia as a strong storm passed through Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, Dominion is reporting that 5,179 customers are without power. Dominion Energy’s Northern Va Rep. Peggy Fox said Wednesday that over 20,000...
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Pending Virginia decision could close two WV coal plants

COAL: Appalachian Power may close two West Virginia coal-fired power plants in 2028 if Virginia regulators reject its request to spend $250 million to bring them into compliance with federal environmental rules. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting) ALSO:. • Spilled coal from a derailed train remains in a canal by the...
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Cannabis Movers & Shakers: Aurora's New Board Member, Virginia's New Marijuana Regulatory Board, Hemp Co. NuSachi And OSS Strengthen Leadership

Aurora Appoints Theresa Firestone As Independent Director, Expands Board To Nine Members. Canadian cannabis giant Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ:ACB) (TSX:ACB) tapped Theresa Firestone as a new independent director earlier this week. Firestone, who previously held several senior healthcare executive positions in Canada, Europe and Asia, sharpened her skills in various...