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Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm to begin construction in August

The Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August.

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Virginia Organizing responds to Danville Police announcement

Virginia Organizing celebrated an announcement from the Danville Police Department that it will no longer open the hoods of patrol vehicles.


Four communities added to Virginia Main Street program

Four communities were added to the Virginia Main Street program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Virginia Organizing kicks off Stand With Women campaign

Virginia Organizing kicked off its Stand with Women campaign across the Commonwealth with a series of local women’s roundtables in Danville, Waynesboro, Petersburg, and Blacksburg.

Chris Graham: Danville just got itself a better deal

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   A hundred sixty jobs paying an average wage of $50,000 a year. And they cost Danville and the state $590,000. The quick math on that – we’re talking less than $4,000 a job. Which puts the $110,000 a job that Waynesboro paid to get the PGI expansion that some […]

Democrats: Where do you go from here?

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net You talk to one Democrat, and the party definitely, no question, needs to restrategize toward the middle. The blowback from voters in Massachusetts is an obvious clear signal. The nation isn’t comfortable with the direction things had been headed on health care and the stimulus. Time to pull things […]

Constituent service

   Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov One of the most important parts of my job is to assist constituents with any issues or problems they are facing when dealing with federal government agencies. The caseworkers in my offices in Charlottesville, Danville, Farmville, and Martinsville helped nearly 800 Fifth District residents in 2009 cut through government […]

Focus | Morton: A ‘principled conservative’

Fifth District GOP candidate builds support toward run for party nod Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Fifth District is a living laboratory to Fluvanna County biology teacher Feda Morton, a veteran Republican Party activist seeking the GOP nomination to run for Congress in the Fifth. All Morton has to do over the course of […]

Fifth District Report

  Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov As we close out 2009, here is a summary of all that we have accomplished during my first year in office. When I was sworn in almost a year ago, our economy was on the brink of collapse. While we still have a long way to go toward complete […]

Focus | Perriello: Baptism by fire

  Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net With AFP Audio Tom Perriello picked a great time to be a freshman congressman, what with the country in January on the verge of the next Great Depression and with so much unresolved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the push from the electorate in the ’08 […]

Fifth District Report

  Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov My top priority is jobs for Main Street and rebuilding America’s competitive edge in the world. Recently, I was selected for two congressional roles to advance the ball on economic development for Central and Southern Virginia. I was appointed to a Congressional Task Force on Job Creation and was […]

Focus | Verga makes case for GOP nomination in Fifth

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net What’s wrong with America, if you ask Laurence Verga, isn’t just with the direction that the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress is taking, but what their Republican predecessors did, or rather didn’t do, ahead of them. “One of the reasons our country is in the challenged position it […]

Focus | Perriello ’10: A safe bet? Hardly

Story by Chris Graham We’re about a year away from the November 2010 elections, though you wouldn’t know that by watching local TV and seeing the wall-to-wall commercials telling you about what Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello has been doing up in Washington. First it was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with an ad in […]

Gwaltney to Waynesboro?

Fear and Loathing in Waynesboro column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Will Jerry Gwaltney be Waynesboro’s next city manager? That’s what the rumor mill has cooking in Waynesboro this afternoon regarding the soon-to-be-open position. Gwaltney, who served as city manager in Waynesboro for 10 years and most recently was city manager in Danville, resigned his Danville […]