• Thursday May 12th, 2016 civil_War_Museum
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The American Civil War Museum will build into the hillside at Historic Tredegar, incorporating the ruins of a crumbling brick iron works structure into the lobby of its new glass-fronted museum. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( construction of the 28,500-square-foot building is expected to begin early next year. American Civil War Museum Foundation president Waite Rawls says the new building will offer ...
  • Wednesday May 11th, 2016 gavel
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Court of Appeals Judge Stephen McCullough will be sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia later this month. McCullough’s investiture will be held in Richmond on May 23 at 3 p.m. Virginia lawmakers voted in March to elevate McCullough to the high court, ending a bitter months-long political battle over the vacant high court seat. Gov. Terry ...
  • Tuesday May 10th, 2016 Northumberland_County,_Virginia_seal
    In Northumberland County, one supervisor is serious about an alleged breach of student records. Jim Long, in a letter to Attorney General Mark R. Herring, outlines school board member Dana O’Bier’s alleged violation of student privacy rights by accessing discipline records. In the letter, written on April 28th, Long alleges that O’Bier directed a member of the school staff to provide private records which exposed ...
  • Tuesday May 10th, 2016 lancaster_log
    In Lancaster County, the supervisors last week, refused to pass amendments to the zoning ordinance that would have limited the usage of portable sawmills to 15 days without a special permit. According to the Rappahannock Record, a proposed ordinance would have also limited the height of special accessory buildings to less than the height of a residence on the same property. That would have meant ...
  • Tuesday May 10th, 2016 aaa
    The price of gas here in Virginia is going up. Pump prices are above $2 a gallon for the first time since last Labor Day in many parts of the state. AAA says the average price rose 6 cents in the past week to $2.05. A year ago we were paying $2.45. AAA’s Martha Meade says low prices have are pushing demand to record levels, ...
  • Thursday May 05th, 2016 ransome
    Delegate Margaret Ransone has joined the General Assembly leaders in announcing that House and Senate Republicans have retained attorney Charles J. Cooper to challenge Governor McAuliffe’s recent executive order restoring the civil rights of over 206,000 convicted felons. The announcement comes following the Governor’s refusal to call a Special Session to consider his actions and release a list of those felons requested by the General ...
  • Thursday May 05th, 2016 landing craft
    In Mathews County, a military landing craft is tied off along the Piankatank River at Hallieford, and some neighbors are less than excited about its presence. Jason and Jordan Podd are brothers who grew up in Mathews. They purchased the old craft at scrap prices from a private seller in Annapolis, Maryland. At the time, they planned on using it for an oyster business. But ...
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