News

  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017
    A warning today not to fall victim to scammers posing as Dominion Virginia Power employees. Some people and businesses have recently received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a Dominion Virginia Power employee. They are told that their electrical service has been scheduled for disconnection due to non-payment. Despite repeatedly telling the person on the phone that their account was up to date, ...
    Read More >>
  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017
    A researcher at William & Mary claims that what he refers to as “big, honkin’ grandma oysters” could improve the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster stock. Geology Professor Rowan Lockwood said in a university press release that larger, older oysters produce more offspring. And some studies she says, suggest they’re more tolerant to disease. Lockwood is recommending a change in regulations that would protect the larger, more ...
    Read More >>
  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is handing out more than $1 million in grants to local governments and private dam owners for dam safety and flood prevention efforts. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking applicants for the $1.2 million in grants by March 31. The grants will help localities and dam owners for projects and recipients must put up a 50 percent match. Dam safety ...
    Read More >>
  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Virginia death row inmate who killed two people during an escape in 2006. William Morva argued that he should have been allowed to present evidence that he wouldn’t pose a risk of future violence if he was spared the death penalty. But the justices on Tuesday left in place an appeals court ruling that rejected ...
    Read More >>
  • Wednesday February 22nd, 2017
    Drivers can anticipate more brief delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Preparation work continues for an upcoming $12.8 million painting project of the bridge’s three center spans. The project contractor has started installation of the platform system required to paint the bridge. Route 3 is now reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge from 7 a.m. to ...
    Read More >>
  • Monday February 20th, 2017
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Sixth District Rep. Bob Goodlatte has declined an invitation to appear at a town hall meeting organized by a Roanoke grassroots organization demanding a meeting with him. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lqxdHh) Roanoke Indivisible, a local chapter of the national progressive organization Indivisible that formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency, invited the Republican lawmaker to the “People’s Town Hall for ...
    Read More >>
  • Monday February 20th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republican hopefuls for governor have played nice during their first debate. The candidates avoided attacking each other Saturday at an event in Charlottesville and instead stuck largely to GOP talking points. Corey Stewart, a one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Virginia, has blasted former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie several times in interviews and social media ...
    Read More >>
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply