Report: HR Bristol casino generates nearly $12 million in revenues in first month

HR Bristol generated $11.7 million in adjusted gross revenues from slots and table games in the month of July, according to a report released by the Virginia Lottery on Monday.

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Agriculturalists discuss Virginia’s farming future at annual Farm Bureau expo

More than 200 young farmers and budding agriculturalists gathered to network and discuss agricultural issues at the 2022 Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Summer Expo.

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Blacksburg Cube Fest 2022 to celebrate Afrofuturist artists Aug. 19-21

Impossible to re-create at home listening on a stereo system or with headphones, these works were created specifically for the Cube’s world-leading audio system, complete with over 140 loudspeakers.

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Vida Williams named chief digital and branding officer at Virginia ABC

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority has chosen Vida Williams as its first chief digital and branding officer.

Virginia Department of Forestry

Beginning Woodland Owners’ Retreat registration deadline Aug. 29

Eastern Virginia landowners new to forest land ownership or forest management are invited to the annual Beginning Woodland Owners’ Retreat, which will be held on Sept. 9-10.

2020 election

Donald McEachin to Republican opponent: No debates until you acknowledge 2020

Fourth District Republican congressional nominee Leon Benjamin won’t get his debates with Democratic incumbent Donald McEachin until he acknowledges that McEachin and Joe Biden won in 2020.

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Virginia’s community colleges to launch training programs for infrastructure jobs

Virginia’s Community Colleges are gearing up to train thousands of workers to help rebuild the commonwealth’s aging roads and bridges and bring much needed upgrades to airports, ports and utilities statewide.

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Richmond man sentenced for 2019 armed robbery of credit union

A Richmond man was sentenced last week to nearly 12 years in prison for the armed robbery of Call Federal Credit Union in Midlothian.

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Virginia Tourism Corporation wins national award for WanderLove campaign

The Virginia Tourism Corporation received a national tourism industry award for its WanderLove campaign, a recovery initiative that united Virginia’s tourism industry.

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136th generation of new Virginia State Police troopers graduate

The Commonwealth of Virginia graduated its 136th generation of Virginia State troopers on Friday, Aug. 12.

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DMV launches new webpage to help customers prepare for visit

If you’re planning a trip to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, your first stop should be a new webpage at

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Gas prices now in ninth straight week of decline: Will the good news streak continue?

Gas prices in Western Virginia are inching closer to the $3.50 a gallon mark, as the average statewide is down nearly nine cents over the past week.

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Reported lottery ticket theft leads to Virginia State Police pursuit, suspect at large

A Burkville man is being sought after a Virginia State Police pursuit initiated following a report of a theft from a gas station at Exit 162 along Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.

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Virginia Museum of History & Culture and The Community Foundation announce five-year partnership

The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, a leading partner and advocate for philanthropy and service, and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture have revealed a five-year strategic partnership focused on new and expanded community programming.

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Off-duty police officer sentenced to 87 months in prison on charges related to Capitol breach

An off-duty police officer from Virginia was sentenced this week to 87 months in prison for his actions during and after the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.