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Albemarle County Fair Kicks Off With Some Rain

The Albemarle County Fair kicked off Thursday afternoon. Despite the early rain showers, locals were able to enjoy food, rides, and learn about local farms and animals.

Attorneys File Motions in Jesse Matthew Case

Attorneys for Jesse Matthew, Jr. filed multiple motions this week, ahead of his August court appearance, including one dealing with officials discussing the case outside of the courtroom.

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Albemarle Citizens Survey Reveals Happy Residents

Albemarle County has released the results of the 2015 Citizen Survey, and ratings of quality of life remain high overall.

93 percent of respondents said the county was a good or excellent place to live, and 95 percent said they’re likely to recommend living in Albemarle County.

Of the 375 households surveyed, over 80% said they’re likely to remain in the area.

 

Dominion Expanding Energy Share

Dominion Virginia Power is expanding its EnergyShare Program providing financial help to customers.

EnergyShare helps eligible residents pay heating or cooling bills when other forms of assistance have been exhausted.

The initiative begins Sept. 1 and will work to reduce energy costs for vulnerable people, including those living with disabilities and military veterans.

The Virginia General Assembly passed the legislation after Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive directive in February.

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Flucos Open First Camp of Szarmach Era

Steve Szarmach admitted Thursday morning that because of the heat and humidity in Central Virginia, he had to limit what the Fluvanna County football team did on the first day of practice.

For RG3, Focus Is on Future

Robert Griffin III says he wants to put his up-and-down past in the NFL behind him and "focus on the future."

Four UVa Opponents in Preseason Coaches Poll

Thursday's release of the preseason FBS coaches poll provided further prove that the Virginia football team will face one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country this season.

Inaugural Tom Sox Season Ends in Walk-Off Loss

Blake Sides blooped a base hit to right field to drive in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Covington a 6-5 win over Charlottesville to clinch the final spot in the Valley League playoffs this summer.

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Dentist who shot Cecil the lion wanted to kill elephant next, guide says

Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who has gone into hiding amid an international outcry over his killing of a beloved African lion, also wanted to shoot a large elephant on the ill-fated hunting trip, his guide has told a British newspaper.

Airbus profit boosted by sale of stake in Dassault, charge of 290M euro booked for plane crash

Plane maker Airbus Group SE says its net profit rose 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.52 billion euros ($1.68 billion.) Profits were boosted by 748 billion euros reaped from the sale of a stake in jet fighter maker Dassault Aviation.

War's cost remembered in tiny Japanese town where girls waved goodbye to suicide-attack pilots

As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.

Afghan Taliban praise their new leader, say he was among Mullah Omar's most 'trusted' aides

The Afghan Taliban are praising their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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