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VA ABC Sales Up

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has chalked up over $800 million dollars in sales for fiscal year 2014.

ABC profits combined with state taxes, sales tax, and wine and beer taxes, resulted in an all-time high of $387 million transferred to Virginia’s general fund, up $17 million from last year.

Jack Daniel’s 7 Black topped the list of ABC’s top-selling brands, followed by Smirnoff 80, Jim Beam, Grey Goose and Fireball Cinnamon, which saw an impressive 105 percent increase ($8.2 million) over the previous year’s sales.

Business Conference A Success

The 3rd Annual Chamber Minority Business Conference was held Tuesday at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.

The conference offered several business related workshops for old and new businesses, and networking opportunities for business owners looking to team up with other minority businesses.

The event also included a keynote address from Gregory Fairchild, associate professor of business administration at the University Of Virginia Darden School.

Amputee's Chance to Swing The Golf Club

Some local amputees participate in a clinic to help them with their golf swing, and increase their quality of life.

Charlottesville Police Charge Two with Embezzlement

Special Prosecutor Martin authorized Charlottesville Police to obtain criminal charges for Sheri Iachetta Owen and Bettye Stephanie Commander for misuse of public assets and embezzlement.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Hammer ODU in Non-Conference Finale

Five different players scored goals for the Virginia women's soccer team Wednesday night, as the Cavaliers completed another perfect run through their non-conference schedule by beating Old Dominion 5-0.

'Hoos Will Need Some Newcomers to Contribute

Brian O'Connor has some holes on his Virginia baseball team, heading into his 12th season as head coach. And he expects to find out this fall how many freshmen will be ready to step up and contribute immediately.

Bowanko to Make First NFL Start vs. Colts

Rookie Luke Bowanko will make the first start of his NFL career for the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.

Coley Emerges as Cavs' Locker Room Leader

If the 2014 season turns out to be a special one, then senior linebacker Henry Coley's name may go down in Virginia football lore.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Father of Norwegian mass murderer Breivik speaks of guilt in rare public appearance

The father of Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik says he grapples with guilt for not being closer to his son when he was growing up.

Syrian helicopter gunship hits town held by Islamic State group, kills at least a dozen people

Activists say Syrian government helicopter gunships have attacked a northern town held by Muslim militants, killing at least a dozen people and wounding dozens more.

Polls open in Scottish independence referendum

Voting has begun in a referendum that will determine whether Scotland will end its 307-year-old union with the rest of Great Britain and becomes an independent state. 

International aid group says 3 million Syrian children not attending school because of war

An international aid group says that nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country.

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