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  • 10 Virginia schools win US recognition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ten Virginia schools are being honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Each has been named a National Blue Ribbon school, signifying academic rigor and dramatic gains in student achievement. Seven public schools and three private schools are being recognized....

  • McAuliffe energy plan for Va. to make debut

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has made energy a key component of his administration, promoting natural gas through the state and encouraging efficiency in response to climate change. Wednesday, the Democrat is expected to outline his energy vision for the state in great detail when...

  • Southwest Va. county ID'd by anti-drug agency

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Tazewell (TAZ'-wehl) County has been designated a "high intensity drug trafficking area," which opens the door to federal resources to disrupt drug trafficking. The designation was announced Tuesday by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Tazewell County...

  • Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica set

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Colonial Williamsburg is planning an opening ceremony for a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will be put on display there. Called The Wall that Heals, the 250-foot replica will be installed from Oct. 9-13 at the heritage tourism site. Colonial Williamsburg...

  • Va. gets nearly $12M workforce grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $12 million in federal funds to enhance employment and financial literacy for Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor on...

  • Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Norfolk Naval Shipyard spokesman Jeff Cunningham...

  • Norfolk cites town house complex for violations

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A town house rental complex in Norfolk has been cited for more than 200 violations of the city's building code. City spokeswoman Lori Crouch tells media outlets that the violations include electrical, mechanical and plumbing problems. Crouch says city inspectors issued 218...

  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers will crash a former military helicopter on Wednesday that's been retrofitted with a variety of composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has grown because it is a...

  • Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. The Navy says the fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting an electrical fire aboard their vessel. The fishermen were the only two aboard the fishing...

  • 7 Va. localities designated drug trafficking areas

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six cities and one county in Virginia are getting help from the federal government to reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking. Tazewell County and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach have been designated as high intensity...

  • Disaster aid available for 3 SW Va. localities

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Federal disaster loans are available for small businesses and nonprofit organizations in three southwest Virginia localities. The U.S. Small Business Administration says a disaster declaration for part of Tennessee has been expanded to Scott and Washington counties, as well...

  • Hearing set on Salem commuter lot expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is looking for public comment on the proposed expansion of a Park and Ride facility in Roanoke County. A public hearing on the project is set for Oct. 16 at the department's district office in Salem. The existing lot at exit 140 on...

  • Chesterfield resident crowned Miss State Fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The new Miss State Fair of Virginia has some big high heels to fill. Taylor Reynolds of Chesterfield County has been crowned as Courtney Garrett's successor. Garrett, of Prince Edward County, went on to win the 2014 Miss Virginia pageant and was first runner-up in the Miss...

  • Gov. announces $1.2 million agricultural grant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing new grant money aimed at helping the state's organic and local food markets. McAuliffe joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the State Fair of Virginia on Monday. McAuliffe's office said $1.2 million...

  • US ag chief announces funding during Va. visit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal government is making up to $31.5 million available for projects to help low-income residents buy more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding on Monday with Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe...



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