More Virginia Articles

  • Submarine Squadron 6 to get new commander

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk-based submarine squadron is getting a new commanding officer. Capt. Blake Converse will become the commander of Submarine Squadron Six on Friday. He'll take over for Capt. Paul Snodgrass, who will become the chief of staff for Submarine Force Atlantic. The change...

  • Memorial set for Va. Guard soldiers killed in 2004

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is holding a memorial ceremony for two soldiers killed in action 10 years ago. Officials say a service is planned Friday night in Winchester in honor of 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Craig Cherry and 36-year-old Sgt. Bobby Beasley. Cherry was a...

  • Virginia kicks off 3rd annual craft beer month

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia's more than 80 craft breweries. Among the events is the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest scheduled for...

  • Ticket sales for Va. fair begin online in August

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Advance tickets for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia are set to go on sale next month. The Virginia Farm Bureau says discounted online ticket sales are set to begin Aug. 11 and run through Sept. 23. The fair will take place Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 at The Meadow Event Park in...

  • Va. man convicted on federal drug, firearm charges

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man faces prison time after being convicted for his participation in a decade-long drug conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Kelvin L. Brown was convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday on drug and firearms charges. According to court records...

  • Va. hospital system offers credit monitoring

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A health care company is offering free credit monitoring to staff and more than 2,000 patients after an ex-worker was charged with stealing credit card information from cancer patients. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1m1wd2r) reports 33-year-old T'sha Riddick was...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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