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  • 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...

  • Republicans look for a long-shot win in Northern Virginia in Micah Edmond

    He's black. He's Jewish. He's a veteran. He's a Republican. And he's running for Jim Moran's House seat. "Anything can happen," Micah Edmond says.

  • Special session in Richmond could be a challenge for Virginia's Barbara Comstock

    Some wonder whether the Northern Virginia Republican's absence from the trail in the weeks before the general election could be a downside for her campaign.

  • VIDEO: Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Virginia

    The United States Supreme Court says same sex couples in the state of Virginia will not be able to marry until the high court has a chance to rule on the case.

  • High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided...

  • Virginia students improve, beat US average on ACT

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam, the Virginia Department of Education reported Wednesday. The department said Virginia public school students scored an average of 22.6 on the test this year. That tops...

  • Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus. Media outlets report that students received questionnaires this week regarding visits to any West African villages. Liberty also plans to monitor the students for 21 days. Other colleges in the...

  • Virginia wildlife center to release 3 bald eaglets

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Three bald eaglets rescued in May following storms are being released back into the wild. The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eaglets on Wednesday at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. A storm blew two of the eaglets out of their nest near...

  • Court rejects class-action for Va. gas lawsuits

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court says five lawsuits filed by Southwest Virginia landowners against two energy companies don't qualify for class-action status. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Tuesday that the U.S. District Court abused...

  • Emerald ash borer detected in 4 more Va. counties

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Agriculture officials say the emerald ash borer has been detected in four more counties in Virginia. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday the highly destructive beetle is now in Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page counties. The emerald ash borer...

  • 17 ag operations in Virginia get federal funds

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Seventeen agricultural operations in Virginia will receive federal funding aimed at expanding their operations and creating new products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it has awarded $25 million in grants to 247 businesses nationwide. In Virginia, nine of...

  • Alumnus bequests $5m to Lynchburg College

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Lynchburg College alumnus has left a record $5 million bequest to the college. Media outlets report Walter W. Ridgway Jr. left the college most of his estate upon his death in 2013 at age 91. He is a 1948 graduate of the college. It marks the largest gift ever to...

  • Virginia agents destroy illegal moonshine still

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has destroyed an illegal moonshine still in Franklin County. Acting on a resident's tip, ABC special agents found the 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area on Monday. Agents also seized 300...



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