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Virginia Tech hangs on in wild finish at Virginia, 29-24

Nov. 27, 2021 20:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILE, Va. (AP) — J.C. Price hasn't masked his emotions or love for Virginia Tech since he was chosen to replace Justin Fuente as the Hokies interim coach early last week. The former Hokies player was able to unleash them Saturday night, celebrating on the...

McGhee scores 19 to lift Liberty over UMES 73-61

Nov. 27, 2021 20:27 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius McGhee had 19 points and six rebounds as Liberty got past Maryland Eastern Shore 73-61 on Saturday. Keegan McDowell had 16 points for Liberty (3-3). Shiloh Robinson added 13 points and seven rebounds. Dom London had 16...

Wight leads William & Mary over Mary Baldwin 87-50

Nov. 27, 2021 19:37 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben Wight had a career-high 20 points as William & Mary easily beat Mary Baldwin 87-50 on Saturday. Connor Kochera had 18 points, seven assists and six steals for William & Mary (1-6), which broke its season-opening six-game losing...

Old Dominion beats Charlotte, 56-34, to become bowl eligible

Nov. 27, 2021 18:21 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hayden Wolff threw three touchdown passes to Ali Jennings III and Old Dominion saw a 21-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter only to rally for a 56-34 win over Charlotte in the regular season finale Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time in six...

Buchanan's 3TDs carry Army past Liberty 31-16

Nov. 27, 2021 15:34 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Jakobi Buchanan ran for three touchdowns and Christian Anderson threw for a score and Army beat Liberty 31-16 on Saturday. After Liberty turned it over on downs in five plays to start the game, Cole Talley kicked a 26-yard field goal to give Army...

Companies struggle with policy to hire small, diverse firms

Nov. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Construction companies that are awarded contracts by the state of Virginia are struggling to find subcontractors that are certified as small businesses or firms that are owned by minorities or women, according to state-sponsored working group. The...

CEO explains why Port of Virginia is running so smoothly

Nov. 27, 2021 12:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ports in California have been making headlines for their delays and supply chain backups. But the Port of Virginia has been running smoothly and outperforming other major ports on East Coast. Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director...

Catalytic converter thefts rising in Virginia, nationwide

Nov. 27, 2021 10:56 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police are seeing an increase in thefts of catalytic converters from automobiles across the nation and in parts of Virginia. Roanoke County police officer Greg Benton told The Roanoke Times that he didn't think catalytic converter thefts have...

Academy helps meet 'overwhelming' demand for caregivers

Nov. 27, 2021 09:07 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — From the outside, the event looked like an open house and community appreciation, a celebration of the Career Nursing Academy moving to a much larger space in a Locust Grove shopping center. But inside, the goings-on at the Orange County...

Off Broadway players perform southern-themed Christmas play

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — In the fictional town of Fayro, Texas, the competition is stiff when it comes to putting on the best church Christmas pageant. And the prim Honey Rae Futrelle, played by Jean Fiske of the Off Broadway Players, is determined to make her...