More Virginia Articles

  • Virginia, student settle ABC lawsuit for $212,500

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer. Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the settlement Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly, who had filed a...

  • Dominion gives grants to Va environmental groups

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources' charitable foundation is awarding grants to 33 environmental organizations in Virginia. The Richmond-based energy provider says the groups will share $500,000. The grants support projects that protect and preserve natural habitats, prevent pollution,...

  • Grants available for vets, minority farmers in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grants are being made available for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans in Virginia who are new to farming and ranching. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says more than $9 million in federal funding is available. Officials say...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the area's most unique relics 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 artifacts. While the designation doesn't...

  • Costs for higher education in Virginia rise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the...

  • Lexington had highest jobless rate in June

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Lexington had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in June. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's up from 10.4 percent in May and down from 11.9 percent a year ago. The statewide rate...

  • McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration has restored the voting rights of more than 2,500 Virginia felons since he's been in office. In April, McAuliffe announced that he was making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. As part of that action, he reduced the...

  • More road signs unveiled to promote Va. wine

    CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are unveiling new road signs aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs this week at The Homeplace Vineyard in Chatham. The signs in...

  • DMV's mobile service centers traveling across Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' mobile service centers are travelling across the state to better help customers. Officials say the five "DMV 2 Go" service centers are making stops around the state in August. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions....

  • Va. to hold back-to-school sales tax holiday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office says the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin Friday and run through Sunday. During the three-day holiday, shoppers at retail stores statewide won't have to...

  • Virginia man whose son died pleads to charges

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A Bedford man accused of waiting several hours to report the death of his 2-year-old son in order to clean up a meth lab in his home has pleaded guilty to child abuse and methamphetamine manufacturing. Media outlets report 26-year-old Michael Anthony Smith entered the plea...

  • Stamp depicts Civil War battle in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Civil War stamp depicting the 1864 Siege at Petersburg. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at the Petersburg National Battlefield for the new stamp. Officials say the ceremony will take place near the site of an...

  • Judge dismisses GreenTech suit in win for First Amendment: Examiner Editorial

    A federal judge in Mississippi last week threw out an $85 million defamation lawsuit brought by a politically connected corporation against a Virginia journalism non-profit.

  • Former Navy manager sentenced to 8 years in prison

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former manager at the Navy's Military Sealift Command has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving bribes. Kenny Toy was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk on Tuesday. Toy is the former afloat programs manager for the command. Court documents say Toy...

  • Sheriff: Campground hit by tornado may open soon

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The Northampton County Sheriff's Office says the Eastern Shore campground that was struck by a tornado, resulting in two deaths may reopen soon. The sheriff's office released a statement on Tuesday saying the Cherrystone Campground on the Chesapeake Bay is expected to...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

    Read More...
  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

    Read More...
  • Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

    Nashville One name is ubiquitous at a July 22 rally for Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr, and it isn’t Joe Carr’s. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee senator Carr hopes to defeat in the August 7...

    Read More...