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Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Virginia Department of Veterans Services Military Medics and Corpsmen Program honored

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services Military Medics and Corpsmen program has been chosen as a winner of the 2021 State Transformation in Action Recognition Award. 

virginia politics

CTB approves Norfolk Terminal grant

The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a Rail Industrial Access Grant that will improve rail access for private company Norfolk Terminal LP and increase exports from the Port of Virginia. 

college students

SCC offers insurance tips for students heading to college

After anywhere from months to more than a year of virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will soon be heading to college campuses for in-person instruction during the fall semester.


Watermelon harvest slightly behind, but still ‘looking pretty good’

Virginians might need to wait a little longer for a fresh slice of watermelon this summer, but they can still expect a flavorful fruit.

dairy farms

New assistance program to help Virginia dairy farmers

Dairy farmers have faced a multitude of challenges in recent years, but a new reimbursement program through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is intended to help farmers in the state.


DCR receives $1M grant to spur implementation of living shorelines across Rural Coastal Virginia

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has received a $1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to expand the implementation of living shorelines in Rural Coastal Virginia.

court law

Three charged in bribery scheme

Three individuals made their initial appearances in federal court this week on charges of participating in a bribery scheme.


Apply now for the 2021 Virginia Beehive Distribution Program

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is now accepting applications for the 2021 Beehive Distribution Program.

state fair of virginia

Black Tie & Boots gala returns on Sept. 10

Celebrate a return to live events with the annual Black Tie & Boots fundraising gala at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10.


Bear’s-eye view: Cameras on black bears provide research and outreach opportunities

A typical encounter with a black bear in Virginia goes something like this: you hear a rustle of leaves and then glimpse a patch of black fur as a large animal shuffles off into the dense underbrush of the forest. 

uva health

Discovery of unknown brain-repair process could lead to new epilepsy treatments

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a previously unknown repair process that takes place in the brain that they hope could be harnessed and enhanced to treat seizure-related brain injuries.

jail police

North Carolina man who used Snapchat to solicit minors in Galax sentenced

A North Carolina man who used Snapchat to solicit minors to send him sexually explicit photographs and videos in exchange for expensive gifts was sentenced this week to 210 months in prison.

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Richlands man sentenced for possessing, manufacturing unregistered explosives device

Cole Carini, a Richlands man who pleaded guilty in January to one count of possessing and manufacturing an unregistered explosive device, was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to seven years in federal prison.

Virginia Employment Commission

New unemployment claims up 6 percent last week

For the filing week ending July 17, the figure for seasonally unadjusted initial unemployment claims in Virginia was 6,304, an increase of 352 claimants from the previous week.

Virginia DEQ

Virginia DEQ announces water quality improvement grant opportunity

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has announced up to $1 million in federal funds for water quality improvement grants.

virginia abc

Virginia ABC awards 10 grants to support alcohol education, prevention efforts

Ten community organizations across the state were recently awarded more than $75,000 in Virginia ABC Education and Prevention grants to help reduce underage and high-risk drinking in their communities.


Kroger announces new Mid-Atlantic division president

Lori Raya has been named president of the Kroger Mid-Atlantic division. Raya succeeds Paula Ginnett, who has been promoted to group vice president, retail operations with Kroger’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati.

uva health

Largest-ever type 1 diabetes genetic study IDs potential treatment targets

Scientists have completed the largest and most diverse genetic study of type 1 diabetes ever undertaken, identifying new drug targets to treat a condition that affects 1.3 million American adults.

Virginia Lottery

Virginia Lottery Board approves proposed permanent casino gaming regulations.

Casino gaming in Virginia moved forward one more step today with approval by the Virginia Lottery Board of proposed permanent casino gaming regulations.

court law

Madison County woman pleads guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud

A Madison County woman pleaded guilty this week to mail and wire fraud charges related to a scheme in which she stole at least $1.5 million from victims while purporting to have terminal cancer, vast wealth and connections to celebrities.

shenandoah university

Live, in-person performances return to Shenandoah University for 2021-2022 season

After more than a year of online performances, Shenandoah Conservatory announces the return of live, in-person music, theatre and dance to its academic season.

road work

VDOT schedules design public hearing for Clarke County bridge replacement 

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning the replacement of the Opequon Creek bridge on Route 761 (Old Charles Town Road) in Clarke County. 

Virginia Department of Corrections

Virginia Department of Corrections recognizes Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

This week, the Virginia Department of Corrections honors the Department’s probation and parole officers.

Virginia Tech

Researchers are pulling movements out of microfilm with digital history

Four years into World War II, 7,434 Black soldiers from 60 domestic units sat down to Survey 32.

virginia abc

New canned cocktails, spirits arrive in Virginia ABC stores

Customers can expect to see a fresh lineup of 36 new canned cocktails, spirits and mixers heading to Virginia ABC stores in July.

Virginia DEQ

DEQ statement on ruling upholding Virginia cap-and-trade program

Last week, the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond ruled in favor of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, rejecting the Virginia Manufacturers Association’s challenge to the regulations enabling Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

virginia museum of history & culture

Violins of Hope exhibit brings voices of redemption to RVA

Violins of Hope, a touring exhibit that tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during one of history’s darkest times – the Holocaust – will be in Richmond at three museums for 12 weeks from Aug. 4-Oct. 24.  


Roadside tragedy underscores need to slow down, move over

The tragic death of a AAA tow truck driver in Ohio highlights the risks faced by emergency first responders here in Virginia and around the country.