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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • McAuliffe orders cuts to Virginia state agencies

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agency heads to come up with across-the-board budget cuts for the next two years in order to cope with a more than $880 million budget shortfall. McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency chiefs on Friday...

  • William and Mary announces $27M stadium renovation

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary is embarking on a $27 million renovation of 89-year-old Zable Stadium. Officials said Tuesday that the Williamsburg school already has raised $22 million toward the project, which will be the first major structural alterations to the...

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • Auto supply firm to expand Va. manufacturing plant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Tuesday that the investment will start up turbocharger production and increase...

  • Virginia woman selected as White House Fellow

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant commander from Norfolk has been appointed to the 2014-2015 class of White House Fellows. The White House says Kate Higgins-Bloom is one of 15 selected for the program. Higgins-Bloom commanded a Coast Guard ship in the Middle East and led search and...

  • 2 Virginia-based banking companies to merge

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia-based banking companies have agreed to merge in a cash-and-stock-deal valued at more than $24 million. Danville-based American National Bankshares Inc. and Martinsville-based MainStreet Bankshares Inc. announced the merger Monday in a news release. The merger...

  • Va. zoo seeks artists to make bird-tape designs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo is again looking for volunteers to design artwork out of reflective tape. The tape is used to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows. Last year three volunteers created artwork using tape at the Norfolk zoo's tiger pool and...

  • Va. low-fare airline expands bookings, service

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Low-fare airline PEOPLExpress says it is offering flights from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport to Orlando, Florida, starting Oct. 16. The airline on Monday also announced that flights to eight destinations can be booked through March 31....

  • VIDEO: Ed Gillespie pushes tax cuts during Northern Virginia campaign swing

    Virginia Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie pushed the need to lower the corporate tax rate to 25 percent Monday.

  • More than 2.5K attend Va. Craft Brewers Fest

    ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — More than 2,500 people sampled tastings from 51 Virginia craft breweries at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild hosted the event Saturday at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, which included the third annual Virginia Craft...

  • Public meetings set on charitable gaming in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Charitable gaming in Virginia will be the focus of a series of public meetings hosted by the state Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Possible topics could include current regulatory practices and possible regulatory and legislative changes. The first meeting is...

  • U.Va. awareness campaign targets sexual misconduct

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new public awareness campaign at the University of Virginia aims to prevent sexual misconduct by showing bystanders how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and offer help. The university launched the "Hoos Got Your Back" campaign on Friday. The campaign...

  • Boy injured in tram accident at Richmond estate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Maymont Foundation is investigating a tram accident that injured a 7-year-old boy at the historic Maymont estate in Richmond. Police tell media outlets that the boy hit his head on a passing tram on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening...



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