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  • 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...

  • 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...



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