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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Republican wins special Va. state senate race

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republicans have retained control of the state Senate with the victory of GOP candidate Ben Chafin in a special election for the 38th Senate District. The Virginia Board of Elections reported Tuesday that Chafin beat Democrat Mike Hymes 59 percent to 32 percent. The site...

  • New trail connects visitors to Virginia oysters

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Riding a wave of growth and popularity of the state's aquaculture, Virginia officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail to connect travelers to the state's oyster industry. The industry that dates to the founding of Jamestown in 1607 is enjoying...

  • VIDEO: Virginia special election could tip state Senate balance

    A special election in Virginia's 38th Senate district could determine the majority of the chamber.

  • Va. mom pleads guilty in child tattooing case

    RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) — A Campbell County woman has been sentenced on charges of trying to remove tattoos from her two daughters with a razor blade. Media outlets say 35-year-old Melissa Delp pleaded guilty Monday in Campbell County Circuit Court to felony child abuse. She was sentenced to eight...

  • Police investigate Danville Utilities Department

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Danville Utilities Department is under investigation following an audit that found overtime pay and credit card irregularities. The city says in a news release that investigators also are looking at possible improper activities involving contracts. As of Monday, the...

  • Ex-governor's sister takes stand in his defense

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The sister of former Gov. Bob McDonnell is testifying on her brother's behalf at his public corruption trial. McDonnell and sister Maureen McDonnell were involved in a struggling real estate business that has been at issue in the trial. The business involved renting...

  • Bank to consolidate 4 branches in Va., W.Va.

    HONAKER, Va. (AP) — New Peoples Bank, Inc. plans to consolidate four branches in Virginia and West Virginia into other branches. Honaker, Virginia-based New Peoples Bank says in a news release that the Jonesville branch will be consolidated into Big Stone Gap. The Norton branch will be...

  • Berglund wins Roanoke civic center naming rights

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Berglund Automotive Group has been awarded the naming rights to Roanoke's civic center. The facility will be called the Berglund Center, effective in October. Media outlets report that the Roanoke City Council accepted Berglund's $1.75 million bid for the 10-year contract...

  • American Woodmark 1Q profit rises 39 percent

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Cabinet maker American Woodmark Corp. says its profit rose 39 percent in its fiscal first quarter on higher sales. The Winchester, Virginia-based company said its earnings rose to $9.2 million, or 59 cents per share, from $6.7 million, or 43 cents per share, a year ago....

  • Whale sighted in Elizabeth River

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard is asking boaters to avoid a whale that's been sighted in the Elizabeth River. A Coast Guard advisory says a 35-foot to 45-foot whale was reported Monday in the river's Southern Branch near the Jordan Bridge and Paradise Creek. The advisory asks boaters to...

  • Woman indicted in attack on Va. legislator's wife

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former high school teacher faces felony charges stemming from an attack on the wife of a Virginia legislator. Media outlets report that a grand jury indicted 36-year-old Claire Ogilvie on Monday. Ogilvie is charged with malicious wounding, abduction and breaking...



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