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  • Va. education leader embarks on listening tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Board of Education's leader is embarking on a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. Board President Christian Braunlich will travel to Bristol on Monday on the first stop of the tour. There will be eight stops...

  • Virginia man sentenced in tax fraud case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Stafford County man has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for a $600,000 tax fraud scheme. Daniel L. Jones of Fredericksburg was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Richmond. He pleaded guilty in April to aiding in the preparation of fraudulent tax...

  • Ex-Va. sheriff indicted on felony charges

    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Botetourt County has been indicted on felony charges related to his operation of a private investigation firm. Media outlets reports Reed Kelly was arraigned this week on four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. The 61-year-old Kelly is a...

  • Convicted Va. arsonist's bid for new lawyer denied

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman accused of setting a series of fires along Virginia's Eastern Shore has been denied a request for a new court-appointed attorney. Media outlets report a judge in Accomack County denied Tonya S. Bundick's request Thursday. A jury last month convicted Bundick of...

  • USS Cole to leave Va. on deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Cole is leaving Virginia on a six-month deployment. The guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to leave Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. The Navy says the ship will be operating in the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters. The Navy says the Cole will conduct...

  • Whale dies in Elizabeth River in Virginia

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A whale that entered the Elizabeth River in Virginia earlier this week has died. Joan Burns of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says the whale died on Thursday morning. A necropsy is planned, including tissue and blood samples for further study. The 35- to...

  • Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus...

  • Va. agency gets $269K in mine safety funding

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $269,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The state funds are...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving...

  • Liberty U reaches record on-campus enrollment

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University says has reached record enrollment for on-campus students. The Lynchburg school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell says more than 13,800 students are studying on its campus this semester. The surge in enrollment includes more than 7,700 students...

  • Va. craft beers to be showcased at Saturday event

    ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — More than 50 breweries from across Virginia are showcasing their beers at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is hosting the event Saturday at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, which includes the third annual Virginia Craft...

  • VIDEO: Ed Gillespie releases first TV ad

    The Virginia Republican candidate for Senate hits on all the major GOP talking points, like growing the middle class and hammering Washington policies that he believes are stunting economic growth.

  • Va. communities get grants for learning centers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Communities across Virginia are getting funding to help offer tutoring and other educational services to students and their families. The Virginia Department of Education is awarding 47 new grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 through the 21st-Century Community Learning...

  • Virginia gets NASA funding for STEM education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. Officials say the Virginia Community College System is getting funding through...

  • Solar panels to power Va. college radio station

    EMORY, Va. (AP) — Solar panels will soon be installed that will power Emory & Henry College's radio station. The college says it is paying half of the $80,000 cost of the panels. The other half will come from a foundation's grant. The college says two rows of 96 panels will be assembled below...



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