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  • Construction of new SW Va. trail segment underway

    POCAHONTAS, Va. (AP) — Construction is underway on a 30-mile segment of the new Spearhead Trail project in Tazewell County. County Administrator Jim Spencer tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1npwQXJ ) the project is about half finished. The segment between Boissevain and...

  • Chesapeake school to use wind power

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — It'll be slightly taller than the High-Rise Bridge and Mount Trashmore. A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end...

  • Va. pioneer Maggie L. Walker to be honored

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has scheduled events this weekend through Tuesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maggie L. Walker, the pioneering businesswoman. An art show and tour are among the activities scheduled at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic...

  • Va. students help NASA tackle radiation problem

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation. Cosmic radiation is different from radiation found on Earth. Simply put, cosmic radiation is more...

  • Opponents of Jamestown power line win Va. hearing

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Opponents of high-rise transmission towers within sight of the shores of Jamestown are pressing their case with the Virginia Supreme Court. The court has granted a hearing by several groups opposed to the Dominion Virginia Power line over the James River. Justices will...

  • NWS confirms tornado touched down in Va. Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down in Virginia Beach on Thursday. Meteorologist Bill Sammler said Friday an examination of the damage caused by the storm revealed that a twister with winds of 70 to 75 mph lashed the tourist city's...

  • Court rules against company in Va. pollution case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that a company illegally discharged a pollutant into a Wise County creek. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected A&G Coal Corp.'s claim that it was not required to report it was...

  • Va. removing dam on Appomattox River

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Work is underway to remove a dam on the Appomattox River that Virginia officials say will benefit native fish. The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said removal of the Harvell Dam in Petersburg is scheduled to begin next week. Officials say the project...

  • St. Paul's College in Va. still seeking a buyer

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (AP) — The "For Sale" sign is still up at St. Paul's College in Southside Virginia. The agent handling the sale says several parties interested in the shuttered Lawrenceville college did not qualify for an auction, even with an extended deadline. Up for sale are the...

  • Va. melon season arriving late but sweet

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Melon growers in Virginia are reporting a late but sweep crop. Watermelons and cantaloupes are making their seasonal debut in Virginia a week or two behind schedule. The later arrival is because of the cool spring, according to Clifton Slade of Virginia State...

  • Va. preservation officials seek public's view

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is seeking the public's point of view on historic preservation. The department is asking Virginians to complete an online survey. It wants residents to identify major issues facing their communities as they use and preserve...

  • Thunderstorm causes damage, injures 10 in VB

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A severe thunderstorm blew through southeast Virginia on Thursday, injuring 10 people near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach and causing extensive damage in the city. Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Amy Valdez said two of the injured were taken to a...

  • Judge to rule soon on witness for ex-Va. governor

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An attorney hired by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to provide expert testimony at his upcoming corruption trial said Thursday that the prosecution's star witness will reap substantial benefits from the government's suspension of evidence-gathering in two unrelated...

  • Virginia state revenues decline by $439 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia ended fiscal 2014 with a $438.5 million shortfall, a 1.6 percent drop from the year before. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration announced the shortfall Thursday. His office did not say whether the shortfall would lead to budget cuts. The governor signed a...

  • Storm causes part of US 58 to close to traffic

    FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a severe thunderstorm has resulted in U.S. 58 closing down between Franklin and Capron. Police say a tornado may have touched down Thursday afternoon, causing storm damage along the highway and on other roads in the area. Authorities are working...



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