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  • VDOT seeks to smooth Labor Day weekend travels

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. From noon Friday until noon Sept. 2, VDOT will suspend most road work and lift lane closures on most interstates to ease the travel woes of Labor Day...

  • Va. agency awards money for alcohol education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is doling out more than $81,000 in grant money to support alcohol education and prevention efforts. Officials say the grant money is being given to 11 organizations throughout Virginia as part of its inaugural Education...

  • Va. AG commits to hiring, protecting veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. Herring announced Thursday that he'll sign "The Patriot Pledge" and begin the process of making his office a certified "Virginia Values Veterans"...

  • UVa. architect to step down after 11-year tenure

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The architect that oversaw planning for the $50 million restoration of the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda is stepping down. The Charlottesville school said Friday that David Neuman plans to resign from his post in October after an 11-year tenure. During his...

  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in North...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...

  • Workshop on historic cemeteries set in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will hold a workshop on cemeteries this fall. The workshop will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at Menokin Baptist Church in the Richmond County community of Warsaw. Among the topics of discussion will be the proper care and maintenance...

  • Virginia wildlife center to release bald eagle

    DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle found at a Pulaski County landfill is being released back into the wild. The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagle on Thursday at Claytor Lake State Park. The release is open to the public. The eagle was found unresponsive by landfill workers...

  • Police: Diplomat accused of beating; no charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic residence Monday night for the report of a...

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in July

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in July. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.5 percent. That's up from 10.3 percent in June and the same rate as a year ago. The statewide rate...

  • EPA honors Va. teacher for environmental education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Cumberland County teacher is being honored for innovations in environmental education. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Cumberland County High School and Middle School teacher Angela Whittaker has been awarded the Presidential Innovation Award...

  • Correction: William and Mary Renovation story

    In a story Aug. 26 about the renovation of a football stadium at the College of William and Mary, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the stadium. It is 79 years old, not 89. A corrected version of the story is below: William and Mary announces $27M stadium renovation William...

  • Virginia students make gains on revised math SOLs

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Student performance improved on Virginia's more rigorous mathematics tests last school year and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests, state education officials said Wednesday. Over the past few years, officials have revised the...

  • AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year. That's more than...

  • Dominion awards $1.3M in education grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources' charitable arm is awarding more than $1.3 million in grants to schools and educational institutions in nine states and Washington. The Richmond-based energy provider says more than 100 schools and educational institutions have been chosen for the grants...



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