Local/State News


VCU poll: Police should have ability to restrict weapons at protests, other public demonstrations

Virginians favor giving law enforcement the ability to restrict weapons at public protests and other assemblies, according to a new VCU statewide poll.


Wet summer a washout for some, helpful to others

It’s been a much wetter summer than usual for many Virginia farmers, but not a record rainfall year.

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Lee County agent, Botetourt student honored at Young Farmers event

Two young adults committed to agriculture were recognized Aug. 3 during the 2018 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Summer Expo.

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Overnight lane closures Aug. 12-21 for paving on northbound Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County

Milling and paving are scheduled for August 12-21 on northbound Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County near the town of Mount Jackson.


averhealth to expand headquarters in Henrico County

averhealth, a health care company with nationwide substance use disorder treatment centers, will invest $325,000 to expand its headquarters in Henrico County.

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Albemarle County parking information, preparations for August 10-12 weekend

Albemarle County Office Buildings will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday to transition for the possible use of buildings in support of the regional partnership surrounding the August 10-12 weekend.

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Don’t let heat stress get you down

Heat stress won’t just slow you down—it also can be deadly.


Virginia soybean farmers hurt by Chinese trade tariffs

China is the No. 1 export destination for $691 million of Virginia’s agricultural exports, so China’s retaliation for recently imposed U.S. tariffs is hurting the state’s farmers.

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UVA President James E. Ryan: What we expect this weekend

As we continue to prepare for this weekend’s anniversary, I plan to keep sharing any important information as it comes up.

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Charlottesville community rallies for justice at UVA Rotunda

UVA students, activists, community members, and clergy will reclaim the North Plaza of the Rotunda at an event scheduled for Saturday night.

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Bridgewater College Family and Consumer Sciences Program receives CFLE designation

Bridgewater College’s Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate program has been reviewed by the National Council on Family Relations and recognized as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) approved program.

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State Corporation Commission approves new solar facility in Spotsylvania County

The State Corporation Commission has granted conditional approval to Pleinmont Solar LLC for a 500-megawatt solar generating facility in Spotsylvania County.

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400 first-year cadets to arrive at Virginia Tech for New Cadet Week

What cadet Meredith Oakes remembers most from being a first-year student in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is the enthusiasm and energy upper-class cadets brought to her training.


Building Safety Month Student Essay Contest winners announced

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development announced the winners of the 2018 Building Safety Month Student Essay Scholarship Contest.

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Coming to Altria Theater: The Hop Hop Nutcracker on Dec. 30

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour with a stop in Richmond.

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New Dominion Bookshop celebrates launch of Talley English’s novel, Horse

New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville will host a book launch party celebrating the release of Talley English’s novel Horse on Saturday, August 25, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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Democratic social in Staunton on Aug. 14

The Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro Democratic Committees will enjoy a social gathering on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. 

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UVA updates community on anniversary safety measures

The University of Virginia community received the following update regarding safety and security measures in advance of the one-year anniversary of the violence of August 2017.

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Virginia toddler dies in hot car

A 17-month-old boy died in a hot car today in Goochland County after his father unknowingly left him in his SUV and went to work. He thought he had dropped him off at daycare. 


Security area, prohibited objects in Charlottesville for weekend of Aug. 10–12

Effective the evening of Friday, Aug. 10, the City of Charlottesville will establish a defined security area within downtown.


Northam, City of Charlottesville declare states of emergency for Aug. 10–12 events

Governor Ralph Northam and the City of Charlottesville today declared states of emergency for the Commonwealth and the city to address the potential impacts of events on Aug. 10–12.

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#STABSummerReading fights summer reading slump

A St. Anne’s-Belfield School community campaign to celebrate pleasure reading during the summer break has seen more than 150 posts of #STABSummerReading shared on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Environmental economist recognized for decades of research

Receiving the highest honor from a respected academic association is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but having that honor bestowed on you by a long-term mentee is almost surreal.

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Staunton Music Festival traffic information

Downtown Staunton residents and visitors should allow extra time to find parking August 10 through 19 during the Staunton Music Festival.

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Virginia State Police announces leadership changes

Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent, announced additional advancements involving department leadership.