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Bridgewater College received a $153,000 support grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to use for student scholarships and capital improvements. (News Leader)

Goshen is no longer a candidate to become the permanent home of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Scouting Center and quadrennial jamboree. The BSA announced plans to leave its jamboree site at Fort A.P. Hill and move to a scouting property in Goshen Pass. On further study, however, the site was found too restrictive. A 10,000-acre site near Beckley, W.Va., is now under consideration. (The Roanoke Times)

A team from James Madison University’s College of Business won first place in the Americas region in the Google Online Marketing Challenge, a search-engine marketing competition. The team also placed in the top four internationally. (News Leader)

Mohawk Industries Inc., a manufacturer of flooring products, laid off 40 employees at its Waynesboro plant. In the last two years the company has laid off about 120 workers from the facility, roughly half of its work force. (News Virginian)

Rockingham County began construction of a methane gas pipeline which will provide gas to the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital campus under a 10-year deal when it opens in 2010. The $2.5 million project will transport gas from the county landfill to the hospital complex. (Daily News-Record)

Tyco Electronics will close its Mount Sidney plant by early 2010, because of declining demand for the electronic connectors made there. No figures were released on the number of jobs lost, but 138 people were employed at the plant in August 2007. Work at the plant will be moved to Tyco’s Waynesboro, Pa., operations. (News Virginian)

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