• Wednesday July 01st, 2015 amainnews
    Two minor earth­quakes have rat­tled parts of Vir­ginia in the past two days. The US Geo­log­i­cal Survey’s web­site shows a mag­ni­tude 2.2 earth­quake occurred at 2:10 AM Mon­day. The epi­cen­ter was 12 miles west-southwest of Court­land. Another mag­ni­tude 2.2 earth­quake occurred at 1:08 AM Sat­ur­day. The epi­cen­ter was 5 miles south of Louisa. Saturday’s earth­quake occurred in an area with a his­tory of seis­mic activ­ity in recent years. In August 2011, ...
  • Wednesday July 01st, 2015 blue-crab
    Fed­eral inves­ti­ga­tors say a New­port News seafood com­pany may have falsely labeled crab meat from for­eign waters as Atlantic blue crab and a “Prod­uct of the USA”. Casey’s Seafood Inc. is accused of mis­la­bel­ing crab meat at its pro­cess­ing facil­ity in the New­port News Small Boat Har­bor, then pass­ing it on to Farm Fresh, Har­ris Teeter and other retail­ers, both here in Vir­ginia and out of ...
  • Wednesday July 01st, 2015
    A detour on south­bound Route 17 in Essex County. Crews there are try­ing to repair the high­way fol­low­ing Saturday’s severe weather and heavy rain­fall. VDOT crews had to scram­ble to fix a dam­aged 24-inch drainage pipe and sec­tion of pave­ment near Route 1103 just south of Tap­pa­han­nock in the Dunnsville area. While the detour is in place, both south­bound and north­bound Route 17 traf­fic are both trav­el­ing ...
  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015 chesapeake_bay_foundation
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A lawsuit is challenging Virginia rules governing large farm operations, arguing that waters feeding the Chesapeake Bay are being fouled by livestock. The lawsuit was filed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Richmond Circuit Court. It argues that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the State Water Control Board erred when they approved a new 10-year pollution abatement permit governing large ...
  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015 amainnews
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along the coast of the Carolinas: It’s mainly because so many people are getting in the water. Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters. The two most recent victims had to be flown to a hospital in Virginia for treatment. That’s more attacks than North Carolina has ...
  • Tuesday June 30th, 2015 sweet_briar
    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) – The initial pieces of a rescue plan for Sweet Briar College are falling into place. Saving Sweet Briar Inc. says it has collected more than $2.5 million in alumnae donations and it’s well on its way to reaching another funding deadline on Aug. 2. The nonprofit is expected to deliver $12 million by early September to keep the women’s college open at ...
  • Monday June 29th, 2015 amainnews
    Busi­ness and labor groups are unit­ing in sup­port of a pro­posed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Nat­ural Gas Pipeline project aimed at bring­ing gas to the South­east. “Ener­gy­Sure — Stand­ing Up for Reli­able Energy,” is a coali­tion includ­ing the Vir­ginia Cham­ber of Com­merce, state build­ing and con­struc­tion trades and oth­ers. The group says its mem­ber­ship tops 100 orga­ni­za­tions and busi­nesses rep­re­sent­ing work­ers in Vir­ginia, West Vir­ginia and North ...
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