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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fort Lee soldiers to return following deployment

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Family and friends are preparing to welcome home members of the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company. The soldiers have completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They are scheduled to return to Fort Lee on Monday. A redeployment ceremony is...

  • Virginia foods to be promoted at trade show

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia oysters, ham and other foods will be on display at a trade show in Miami in October. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says six Virginia firms will be exhibitors at the 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show. The show will be held Oct. 27...

  • 8 entries added to Va. Landmarks Registry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first dormitory built at Virginia Tech is among the eight new listings to the Virginia Landmarks Registry. Other freshly minted listings include a Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington designed by modernist architect Charles M. Goodman, an early to mid-19th century...

  • Va. mom charged with kidnapping her 3 children

    NORTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman faces charges of kidnapping her three children. The Wise County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that 50-year-old Lisa Cantrell of Pound was found with the children in West Virginia on Saturday. She is being held at the South Central Regional Jail in...

  • St. Francis routs Virginia Lynchburg 80-0

    LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Khairi Dickson ran 10 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns and Marcus Bagley ran for three more scores Saturday and St. Francis (Pa.) routed Virginia University of Lynchburg 80-0. Dickson, the NCAA leader in rushing yards entering the game, scored on a 52-yard run on St....

  • ODU opens entrepreneurial center

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Old Dominion University has opened up an entrepreneurial center. The university dedicated the Strom Entrepreneurial Center this week. An $11-million gift from the Strome Family Foundation provided the support to create the center and its campus-wide curriculum. Mark Strome...

  • Va. records 1st 2014 case of West Nile in horse

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are reporting the state's first 2014 case of West Nile virus in a horse. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Friday that the 8-year-old paint gelding from Augusta County had not been vaccinated for the mosquito-borne disease....

  • Here are the most important pre-midterm polls from this week

    As the 2014 November midterm elections loom ever closer, a new batch of polls released this week offers possible clues as to which party will control Congress next year.

  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard undergoes command change

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Naval Shipyard has a new commanding officer. Capt. Scott Brown assumed the duties of the Portsmouth-based shipyard on Friday. The shipyard is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy. It specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships...

  • Prescription drug collection effort set in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another prescription drug collection effort is set for this weekend in Virginia. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at designated drop-off sites. The collection will be held from 10...



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