For thousands of Virginians, whether or not they spend a holiday with their children depends on the details of their custody agreements.
Setting a proper dinner table is a simple thing and one that will make you feel like the elegant hostess you are.
The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 2.8 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to drive safely.
The practice of giving flower bulbs as a gift dates back to Colonial Virginia. And so do questions about how to care for the blooms through the winter.
With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is just gearing up. The next few weeks are full of good cheer and plenty of food.
With the holiday season upon us it’s time to start shopping, planning, and getting excited for all that much needed family time and love.
Sipping eggnog, listening to carols by the fire and enjoying the beauty of colorfully decorated homes are all warm memories the holiday season conjures.
Dominion Resources announced Monday that it is providing $1 million in grants through its charitable foundation to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across 12 states this holiday season.
Governor McAuliffe announced today that December revenue collections for Virginia state government posted strong gains.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, a $1 million grand prize, and a Columbia Records contract, will be performing in Charlottesville at Paramount Theater, at 215 East Main Street, at 8 p.m.
Until a few years ago, the Christmas holiday usually meant the end of the season for farmers markets across the state. They often wouldn’t reopen until mid-May.
Last week’s 76-27 evisceration of a good Harvard squad got the nation’s attention on third-ranked UVA. The 83-72 Virginia win on Tuesday over a game Davidson squad won’t get nearly as much attention, but it was more impressive.
A study of 3,000 people in the USA has found that December is the month when people are most distracted by browsing the internet at work.
The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.
The Mathers Team, our colleagues, associates and friends pitched in to make the holidays brighter for a number of people in need this Christmas season.
The Science Museum of Virginia invites the community to participate in a family-friendly holiday celebration, Noon Year’s Eve, on December 31.
With Christmas now upon us, VMI Associate Athletic Communications Director Brad Salois caught up with a handful of Keydets to get their thoughts on favorite holiday traditions that they share with those around them.
The editorial in the September 21, 1897 New York Sun, responding to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon who had inquired about whether there was a Santa Claus, has become the most reprinted newspaper editorial, according to the Newseum.
Richmond hit 10 three-pointers and the Spider backcourt of Kendall Anthony and ShawnDre’ Jones combined for 30 points as UR defeated IUPUI, 57-53, in the Gotham Classic finale.
Virginia Tech will play Cincinnati in the Military Bowl on Saturday, but that is a distant second in term of big news surrounding the Hokies football program this week. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham discusses the contract extension given to Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.
This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Virginia State Police has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Employers might want to provide paid family leave, but feel that the business can’t afford to. Luckily there is a solution. Just over one year ago, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the FAMILY Act that would create a national paid family leave insurance program.
Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for gas at its lowest level in more than five years.Friday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.45.
Sixth-ranked UVA held Havard to one field goal in the first 20 minutes, led 39-8 at the break and sent a statement to the nation in a 76-27 evisceration of the Crimson on Sunday before a sellout crowd at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.
The 10th-ranked UVA wrestling team dropped a 20-16 decision at Bucknell Saturday (Dec. 20) at Davis Gym. The Cavaliers (5-2) were leading 16-7 with four bouts remaining, but the Bison (1-1) captured all four weight classes to pull off the comeback victory.
Longwood is becoming quite comfortable in Willett Hall. Led by a career-high 22 points from junior forward Shaquille Johnson, the Lancers routed Penn State Beaver 106-74 in Willett Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-1 on their home court.
Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
All City of Staunton government offices will be closed on the following dates.
Miami (Ohio) sharpshooter Will Sullivan had a quiet night. Geovonie McKnight and Eric Washington didn’t. Three nights after hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers against Wright State, Sullivan took a backseat to McKnight and Washington who matched each other with 19 points apiece to lead the RedHawks (3-7) to a 71-60 win over Longwood.
Campus events and activities at JMU.
The Science Museum of Virginia is celebrating a special anniversary this holiday season – the 5th year of Fruitcake Science.
AccuWeather reports upon the millions of Christmas cards that hit store shelves each holiday season, many are strewn with images of a homey dwelling tucked under puffy mounds of white snow. While many dream of a similar white Christmas setting to fall during the winter celebrations, conditions do not always align to bring the picture-perfect snowy scene.
What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.
The multiple celebrations that make up the holiday season bring travel, big meals, and family and friend reunions. For state legislators the end of the year and the holidays bring an additional dimension: preparation for the next legislative session.
When planning for the holiday season, the State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to check with their insurance agent.
Christmas just got a whole lot brighter at the White House, thanks to the Virginia Gentlemen, the University of Virginia’s oldest a cappella group.
Whether shopping at the mall, at a local small business, or online, 2014 holiday sales nationwide are forecast to reach approximately $616.9 billion dollars.
The atmosphere of Virginia Tech’s West End Market is reminiscent of the scene in the popular holiday movie, “Elf,” when Buddy stays overnight in the department store.
The River City Radio Hour will present a special dessert-theater celebration of Christmas on December 19 and 20 in the Fellowship Hall of the Main Street United Methodist Church
Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.
When busy shopping malls were the primary way to shop during the holiday season, lines wrapped around the stores and the biggest security concern was to make sure you didn’t leave your purse or wallet unattended while you reached into your cart or put bags in your car.
Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy S. McAuliffe will light Virginia’s Capitol Tree on the South Portico of the historic State Capitol in a public ceremony on Friday, December 5.
The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.
Despite the challenging weather at the start of the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia, preliminary numbers indicate a record decline in traffic fatalities over the holiday statistical counting period.
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
As an estimated 41.3 million Americans and 1.2 million Virginians hit the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, they will have filled their gas tanks at the lowest gas prices for the holiday since 2009.
This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation.
It was becoming clear that UVA Athletics Director Craig Littlepage was planning to bring football coach Mike London back in 2015. But what about the timing of the announcement?