To encourage children and their families to get outdoors, Shenandoah National Park has partnered with the Kids in Parks program to establish the Limberlost Trail as a TRACK Trails location.
Leaders of the United Way, CAPSAW, and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge met with community leaders to share what they gleaned from a series of community conversations conducted over the past year.
The James Madison men’s soccer team ended its two-game losing streak Wednesdaynight with a 2-0 victory over College of Charleston in Colonial Athletic Association action at University Park.
Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of only four states to have been awarded a $9.3 million federal grant to hire more than 100 enrollment assisters who will help state residents sign up on the Federal Marketplace for health insurance starting November 15.
Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that more than $4.8 million in federal funds will be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia.
The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”
Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, will, pending city approvals next week, invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store and administrative offices in the City of Richmond.
A growing group of agritourism operators in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia recently received a significant boost in promotional and technical support with the award of a $93,674 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to the Fields of Gold Agritourism Program.
A Shenandoah Valley solar energy company wants to get the word out that incentives for businesses to install solar are better than ever, and throughout October Altenergy Incorporated Staunton will be personally reaching out to area businesses to show them the numbers.
Medical schools and residencies are not keeping up with an increased demand for global health education programs, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study that was published this month in the Family Medicinejournal.
To facilitate and encourage scientific research in Shenandoah National Park, a research fellowship program is being offered, funded by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, to support field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County beginning Monday, October 6. This is part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges near Lexington.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.
Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University has been named a World Health Organization collaborating center that will assist the global health organization with questions related to tobacco product testing and research.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.
Attorney General Mark Herring recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by highlighting some of the services available to victims of domestic violence in the Commonwealth.
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a proposed rule regarding the Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to receive an $11.9 million grant to advance employment and financial literacy for 1,800 Virginians in challenging environments.
Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs.
Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled a powerful new tool to keep drunk drivers off of the Commonwealth’s roadways.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables received $5,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.
Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of just ten states awarded federal funds through the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Today, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Relay Foods will expand its Richmond fulfillment center to accommodate increased local demand for its products and to support the company’s entry into new markets.
Keep Virginia Beautiful announced its “30 Grants In 30 Days” recipients for 2014. A grant winner will be announced daily on KVB’s website from September 15th to October 14th.
Members of Price Rotary Senior Center, Timberville Broadway Senior Center and East Rockingham Senior Center participated in a free healthcare assessment screening for heart disease and diabetes at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on September 10 and 11.
Senior forward Josh Grant (Plymouth, England/Torpoint College) tallied his seventh career game-winning goalFriday night as the James Madison men’s soccer team topped Belmont 2-1 in the Belmont Invitational at Rose Park.
A $1.6 million grant awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University professors will help improve services aimed at preschool children with problem behaviors in early childhood education and Head Start classrooms.
Yesterday marked yet another episode in the shady saga of Terry Kilgore as he continues to use his official Tobacco Commission chairmanship to benefit his family members.
Today Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians.
When fall semester undergraduate classes begin Sept. 11, Washington and Lee University will enroll its most qualified first-year class, selected from a near-record number of applicants.
News from senior centers run by Valley Program for Aging Services.
The City of Charlottesville received the Enhanced Situational Awareness Award in the category of Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government during the annual Governor’s Technology Awards.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday the recipients of the second round of Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund grants.
The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.
Across the Sixth District and the nation, new college students are moving onto campuses for the first time, setting up dorm rooms, preparing for classes, and are just beginning to embark on their higher education.
Almost 250 agricultural businesses nationwide recently received a total of $25 million to help expand their operations and create value-added products.
Blue Ridge Community College is hosting an exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore entitled “Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park.”
The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a series of videos and launched a website at goo.gl/ujjnny to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill.
The City of Waynesboro is working on part 2 of the “Restoring Waynesboro’s Riverfront Parks” initiative with an exciting project at Ridgeview Park.
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant a stay that will delay same-sex marriages in Virginia until the court decides whether or not it will hear the case:
USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market.
VCU has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism — work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.
Today, the ACLU, ACLU of Virginia and Lambda Legal will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the motion filed Thursday by Prince William County Clerk Michèle McQuigg’s seeking to stay the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Schaefer v. Bostic striking down Virginia’s discriminatory marriage ban.