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Cantaloupe season off to a sweet start for Virginia farmers

Cantaloupe season is off to a sweet start in Virginia thanks to a streak of warm, dry weather at the beginning of summer.

Virginia Lottery

Schools win big as Virginia Lottery announces a record-setting year.

The Virginia Lottery reported record sales and profits for the state budget year ending on June 30th.

Virginia Department of Corrections

Virginia DOC completes removal of rstrictive housing

The Virginia Department of Corrections has completed the removal of restrictive housing in Virginia’s prisons.

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DMV launches pedestrian safety campaign

The summer season means more pedestrians will take to Virginia streets and sidewalks as people head out to enjoy local attractions.

Virginia REALTORS®

Hot summer housing market showing signs of cooling

June sales numbers were strong, but several signs point to a slowing of the Virginia housing market over the second half of the year.

covid-19 news

VHHA backs COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare workers

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is supporting COVID-19 vaccine requirements for healthcare workers.

virginia politics

Virginia unemployment rate dips to 4.3 percent in June

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in June, less than half of the 8.8 percent rate that we saw in the Commonwealth one year ago, at the height of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Virginia Housing

Virginia Housing announces $40M in grant funding for PDCs

A new source of funding will be helping Virginia’s Planning District Commissions provide more affordable housing in their regions. Virginia Housing has announced $40 million in grants to Virginia’s PDCs for the creation of new housing initiatives.

virginia politics

CNBC ranks Virginia top state for business

CNBC today unveiled the results of its 14th list of America’s Top States for Business, with Virginia taking the number one position.

gas prices

Virginia sees slight increase in gas prices

Virginia gas prices have risen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.95/gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.

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‘BrewHaHa’ craft beer festival returns to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture will welcome guests back to “BrewHaHa” on Saturday, Aug. 7, after not being able to host the event in 2020.

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Trucker shortage persists as economy speeds ahead

Though U.S. farmers are producing an abundance of agricultural products ready for interstate shipping, it’s hard to find truck drivers to move them.

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Illinois man pleads guilty on criminal sexual activity with minor charge

A Cahokia, Ill., man pleaded guilty Thursday to transporting a minor from Virginia to South Dakota with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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VDOT highlights electric vehicle charging stations on website, app

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced this week the availability of a new feature on the 511 Virginia website and mobile app that helps drivers locate electric vehicle charging stations.

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Survey of Virginia CPAs: Hybrid of remote, on-site work here to stay

The future of the workplace will include more remote working and hybrid options in the wake of the pandemic — and some office footprints will shrink.