Category Archives: #ICYMI

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Mathews’ Thrifty Spot puts your spending toward a good cause

Small Business Saturday may have come and gone, but there are still plenty of local deals to be found. Example: Mathews County’s Thrifty Spot offers all the charm and cheap deals of a thrift shop with the added bonus of supporting a good cause.  The store employs special education students from Mathews High School, giving them useful job experience; read their mission here.

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Ferguson’s Hackathon brings local IT geniuses together to brainstorm

Part competition, part talent search and part good marketing, Ferguson’s first-ever Hackathon event brought together more than two dozen brilliant IT minds from around the area to team up and create mobile apps to win cash prizes.  The company got new ideas and potential new employees, and attendees got valuable team- and tech-building experience. Talk about a win-win.

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe photographed with Willie Nelson — and his weed?

Gov. Terry McAuliffe was photographed with Willie Nelson over the weekend. Also in the picture: An apparent can of the country music legend’s brand of pot, according to the Daily PressThe Richmond Times-Dispatch notes that while the state saw more than 200,000 marijuana-related arrests last year, the governor (as well as the General Assembly) opposes legalization.

As McAuliffe’s spokesman told the RTD,  “He was not and still is not aware of whatever was on the table or anywhere around him and wouldn’t know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand. He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”

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