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14th Annual Eco Fair Held in Charlottesville

The 14th annual Eco Fair was held on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville to celebrate Earth Week.

Construction To Begin for New Firearms Warehouse

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday for a new warehouse and light manufacturing space in Nelson County.

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Firearms warehouse

Saturday in Nelson County, a ceremony was held for a new firearms warehouse and light manufacturing space that will likely create 30 new jobs.

Family-owned Zenith Quest Corporation is an import export company that has been based in Afton for five years.

For the past year and a half, Zenith Quest Corporation has been importing ammunition for sale at Walmart.

With the new 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse, they will import pistols and rifles for sale in the U.S

The company owners hope to have the warehouse up and running by January 2016.

Negotiating extending President Sulllivan's contract

The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors are negotiating extending President Teresa Sullivan's contract.

The contract is scheduled to run through July 2016.

Rector George Keith Martin told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he's confident a contract extension will be completed before June 30.

Martin said input from students, alumni, faculty and staff have been part of the evaluation process. He says he's pleased with Sullivan's performance.

U.Va. political science professor Larry Sabato said recent events were out of Sullivan's control. They include the discredited Rolling Stone article about sexual violence at U.Va., the slaying of 18-year-old student Hannah Graham, and the high-profile arrest of a student by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control officers.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Upset Top-Seeded North Carolina for Birth in Championship

Virginia women's tennis hands top-seeded North Carolina their first loss of the season as the Wahoos look to defend their ACC Title.

Anderson Formed Special Bond with UVa Fans

Jeremy Rowlett and Jackson Hull got in a car Saturday morning and made the three-hour drive from their hometown of Hillsville, VA, to Charlottesville to meet their favorite Virginia basketball player.

Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic Returns to Charlottesville

For the 14th year, the USTA Boyd Tinsley Clay Court Classic returns to the Boar's Head Inn Sports Club in Charlottesville.

Cavs Earn Second Straight ACC Title by Taking Down Georgia Tech

Fourth-seeded Virginia blanked sixth-seeded Georgia Tech, 4-0 on Sunday afternoon to claim their second straight ACC Title.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Turkey rebukes newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader for suggesting treatment as an equal

Turkey's president has rebuked the newly-elected leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state after he suggested that Turkey should deal with northern Cyprus as an equal.

Former Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky to face UK charges of possessing indecent images

British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children.

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed before executions

Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.

Thailand seizes 511 elephant tusks from Kenya hidden in tea leaf bags

Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.

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