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  • Va educators unveiling online Spanish courses

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. The Virginia Department of Education is unveiling the prototype for the program on Tuesday. Officials say the new virtual courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish will...

  • U.Va.'s Darden dean to return to faculty in 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is returning to the faculty in 2015. Dean Robert F. Bruner has been Darden dean for nearly a decade and has taught for 23 years. U.Va. announced his return to teaching Monday, saying he will...

  • Va. honors 2 schools for black students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul' s Chapel School in Brunswick...

  • Va. Urban Ag Summit to meet 2 days in Lynchburg

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit is set to convene for two days in Lynchburg. The summit beginning Tuesday is aimed at taking an in-depth look at urban agriculture in the state, including its challenges and opportunities. Topics include so-called food deserts and...

  • Police in missing Va. teen case search area

    LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are searching near the home of a man suspected in the disappearance of a Virginia teenager last summer. Media reports say the search Monday is focusing in an area around the rural Nelson County home of 48-year-old Randy Allen Taylor. Taylor is...

  • Anti-tax group praises Va. House speaker

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform is applauding House Speaker William J. Howell for his opposition to Medicaid expansion, praise that comes a year after the group advocated for new leadership in the House of Delegates. "We applaud your leadership and commitment...

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes says the horse was euthanized Friday. The horse lived on a farm in The Plains in Fauquier County. Wilkes says an investigation by...

  • Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina. Robert Dempsey will run the day-to-day operations, party spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Monday. Dempsey was let go as...

  • Va. man drowns while trying to retrieve car keys

    WARDTOWN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a Nassawadox man has drowned while trying to retrieve his car keys. State police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says 30-year-old Troy Sental Tankard entered the water at a fishing pier in Wardtown in Northampton County and didn't resurface. Anaya says...

  • Survey: Home, long-term care costs rise in Va

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases. A Genworth Financial survey shows the hourly rate for homemaker services and home health aide services in Virginia is $18 and $19 respectively....

  • Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers in Virginia

    Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.

  • Fire destroys historic Shenandoah Alms House

    MAURERTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the historic Alms House at the Shenandoah County Farm. Media outlets report that the fire occurred Sunday morning at the 18th-century structure in Maurertown. Shenandoah County spokesman John Collins says two people...

  • Va. OKs 2 historical markers for Lynchburg

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia historical markers are being added to the Lynchburg landscape. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources markers will recognize Amelia Perry Pride's Dorchester Home for impoverished former slave women. A Hampton University graduate, Pride established the...

  • Forum on coal dust effects set in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmental groups are holding a forum in Norfolk on the effects of coal dust on health and the environment. The forum, called "Norfolk's Coal Dust Blues," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Webb Center at Old Dominion University. Speakers include Sierra Club...

  • 3 killed in single-car wreck in Buckingham County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two adults and a child are dead following a single-car crash in Buckingham County. The accident occurred early Sunday morning on Route 15, less than a mile north of Route 620. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller identified the victims as...



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