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Northam appoints IALR staff to state boards

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) announced two of its staff members were appointed to state boards by Gov. Ralph Northam. Dr. Julie Brown, Director of Advanced Learning, will serve on the Virginia Board of Workforce Development. Troy Simpson, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, will serve on the Virginia...

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Agency staff earn certifications

Two STEP, Inc. staff members recently received industry certifications. Head Start Health and Family Health Advocates Kimberly Stegall (left) and Lori Pruitt (right) received their Child and Family Partners Certificate through Child and Family Partners, LLC in June. This was a 10-week online, 60-hour program that addressed all aspects of developing...

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Smith named director of development

Ferrum College named Bart Smith as Institutional Advancement’s new director of development. Smith will join the college on Aug. 5, bringing his extensive experience in business consulting and fundraising management. He served as program manager of Region 2000 Small Business Development Center in Lynchburg, and as director of Roanoke Regional...

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Sovah Family Medicine to welcome Oakes

Sovah Health announced that nurse practitioner Zachary Oakes, FNP has joined Sovah Physician Practices and will be providing primary care for Sovah Family Medicine – Mount Hermon. “We are excited to welcome Zack to our team of providers at Sovah Physician Practices,” said Steven Evans, Manager of Physician Services at...

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Committee explores broadband options

By Angela Jones Broadband is an essential part of everyday life, affecting everything from economic development to real estate sales. And that makes providing faster internet service to rural communities a goal. Floyd County will be among the few to realize that goal through a six-year, $35 million project between...

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Electric Co-ops Dedicate State-of-the-Art Training Center

From left, Herbert Patrick, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, presents a proclamation of gratitude on behalf of the association to Gary Wood, president and CEO of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. With the snip of a...

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SOVAH welcomes new nephrologist to Martinsville campus

Sovah Health announced that nephrologist Amar Parikh, MD, has joined its medical staff and will be practicing primarily at its Martinsville campus. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Parikh to our team of talented nephrologists here in Martinsville,” said Tory Shepherd, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sovah Health – Martinsville....

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Summer jobs and more in Virginia State Parks

From housekeepers to lifeguards to concession stand workers and contact rangers, Virginia State Parks is looking to fill seasonal positions across Virginia. Virginia State Parks will host millions of visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day and will fill hundreds of seasonal positions to support those guests. “Seasonal employees are...

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Robocall Update: AMAC warns of more Social Security phone scams

Robocall Update: AMAC warns of more Social Security phone scams Robocall Social Security Administration scams are on the rise. The Federal Trade Commission says SSA telephone shakedowns specifically targeting senior citizens now surpass phony IRS calls, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens . For the past few years...

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Social Security Matters

  by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens      Ask Rusty – What Social Security Benefit Will My Wife Get If I Die? Dear Rusty: I am 69 and have been holding off on collecting my Social Security payment until I’m 70 on the assumption that...

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