Tag: Labor Day


Gas prices continue to fall heading into Labor Day weekend

Gas prices continue to head downward as nearly 30 million travelers take to the roads to celebrate the last travel holiday of the summer.


Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Labor Day travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the nearly 1 million motorists that are expected to travel on Virginia’s highways this Labor Day weekend to follow safety tips from America’s Road Team Captains, a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles.


AAA: Nearly 1 million Virginians traveling for Labor Day

AAA Travel projects nearly one million (964,305) Virginians will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a very slight increase of 0.5% over 2013.


State Police beefing up DUI enforcement Labor Day weekend

As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through the Commonwealth this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police.


Labor Day Wine and Music Fest at Rebec Vineyards

The fourth annual Labor Day Wine and Music Fest, featuring nine wineries and three bands, will take place on Saturday, August 30th, from noon-6pm. at Rebec Vineyards, home of the Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival.


AAA projects biggest Labor Day travel weekend since 2008

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.


Gas prices continue downward slide as end of summer approaches

Gas prices continue to slide as 29.7 million Americans prepare to make their last road trip of the summer during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

Online advance ticket sales begin Aug. 11 for 2014 State Fair

Fans of the State Fair of Virginia who want to save time and money can begin buying advance tickets online at StateFairVa.org starting Aug. 11. Online ticket sales will run through Sept. 23.

Watermelons and cantaloupes are tardy this year but still tasty

Those favorite slices of summer—watermelons and cantaloupes—are making their seasonal debut in Virginia a little behind schedule. Their tardiness, however, should be offset by their tastiness, thanks to favorable growing conditions.

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Howell, Norment intend to reconvene House, Senate in September

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced Wednesday that he intends to reconvene the House of Delegates the week of September 22 to debate Medicaid expansion. Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) announced that the Senate will be also be in session that week.


Poll: Are you concerned about impact of SOLs on education?

Large majorities of Virginians have concerns about how mandatory testing is impacting students and teachers in the classroom but also think Standards of Learning tests help with school accountability and academic standards.


Gas prices fall to nearly three-year low

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $3.20 a gallon on Friday, the lowest price at the gas pump since February 2011, according to AAA. Gas prices continue their downward trek that started around Labor Day. Since Sept. 1, prices have dropped 39 cents per gallon, and have fallen 65 of the 75 days in that span.


AAA: Increase expected in Labor Day travel

AAA projects 29.2 million Americans will hit the road for the last three-day weekend and unofficial end of summer, up 4.3 percent from last year. In advance of the Labor Day holiday weekend, drivers across the country have noticed a recent uptick in prices at the pump.

McDonnell takes credit for lower gas prices

A news release from the office of Gov. Bob McDonnell is touting the governor’s transportation compromise as playing a key role in lower gas prices in the Commonwealth.


AAA: Gas prices well below 2012 averages as Labor Day approaches

Drivers across the country continue to enjoy discounted gas pump prices versus a year ago, which is good news for those planning to hit the road for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.54 per gallon Friday.

Ample sweet corn supplies predicted for Labor Day weekend

Virginia consumers can expect ample sweet corn supplies for Labor Day weekend cookouts.

Letter: Why you celebrate Labor Day

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday?  The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of America’s workers. The numerous beneficial influences of organized labor cannot be ignored.  Most of the benefits workers now enjoy are directly attributable to unions. To cite but a few: the 40-hr. […]

Tim Kaine plays your favorites

Facebook Video shot by AFP editor Chris Graham of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine playing harmonica on a bluegrass tune at the Labor Day parade in Buena Vista on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. Length: 0:22.

The Labor Day Parade in Pictures

AFP editor Chris Graham walked the Buena Vista Labor Day Parade route and got a few choice snapshots of the candidates in action. Follow Democratic Party candidates Creigh Deeds, Jody Wagner and Steve Shannon and Gov. Tim Kaine on the parade route.

Brian Miller | A Labor Day for the 21st century

Every year, we celebrate Labor Day to honor the work of everyday Americans who built this country brick by brick, community by community. It’s an honorable holiday that pays tribute to honorable work. While it’s always good to give thanks, we need much more than well wishes and a cheer of support. We need to […]