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Johns Hopkins Study Sheds Light on Brain Damage of Former NFL Players

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A new study on the cognitive function of former NFL players, done by Johns Hopkins scientists and published in the February issue of the journal Neurobiology of Disease, sheds new light on concussion-related brain damage. 331 more words


ACC scheduling puts Irish in the crosshairs

The ACC announced their 2015 conference football schedule. And the six dates with Notre Dame seem to take center stage.

Three of the six opponents that face Notre Dame will be coming into their game with the Irish after an off week. 238 more words


RVNT: Vulnerable

Sticking to Formula

Album: Vulnerable
Artist: RVNT
Label: We Are Triumphant
US Release Date: 2015-01-27
UK Release Date: 2015-01-27

Seven songs. Twenty-three minutes. That’s about all the time that Virginia metalcore band RVNT have to make an impression with… 309 more words


On a Virginian Mountaintop with Honee Bea

The winds rip a scream from my throat and bounce it out to the steep valley.
You, brave one, slowly slide to the mountain’s edge bracing the beating breezes. 44 more words

Creative Writing

First Bank Awarded Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2015

STRASBURG, Va., Jan 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) First National Corporation (OTCQB:FXNC) announced today that its wholly owned bank subsidiary, First Bank (the Bank ), was named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine. 123 more words

Bill to Cut Number of School Tests Fails in Senate Committee

RICHMOND, Va. — An attempt to reduce the number of required standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren has failed in a Virginia Senate committee.

Sen. John Miller’s bill would have cut the number of high-stakes Standards of Learning tests to the minimum required by federal law. 95 more words


Attempt to Repeal Abortion Ultrasound Law Fails in Senate

RICHMOND, Va. — A Republican-controlled state Senate committee has defeated an attempt to repeal a 2012 law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure first. 126 more words