More Virginia Articles

  • Virginia corn crop expected to decline in 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's corn crop is expected to drop 7 percent this year compared to the 2013 crop. But production of soybeans and other crops is expected to increase. The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural...

  • Sept. 13 cleanup to launch James River celebration

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A weeklong celebration of the James River will kick off next month with an annual cleanup. The 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup is set for Sept. 13. Other activities during the celebration include a guided paddle, a river cruise to search for sturgeon, a history...

  • Liberty to hold annual film festival Aug. 28-30

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is preparing to hold its annual Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center Premiere Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Aug. 28 through Aug. 30. Films that will be screened during the festival include "Beyond the Mask," ''Brother's Keeper" and "The...

  • Driver faces charges in Danville explosion

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Danville police have charged the driver of a vehicle that hit an apartment building and caused an explosion that injured six people. Thirty-six-year-old James T. Barksdale of Danville City is charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a...

  • Big money, sharp elbows in special senate election

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest. Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes have each raised more than $700,000 for their...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops rescheduled for Aug. 23

    WALLOPS ISAND, Va. (AP) — The launch of a Department of Defense rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled. The Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was scheduled to be launched Saturday. NASA says in a news release that the new launch date is Aug. 23. NASA didn't say why the...

  • Shark fishing trips fascinate off Va. Beach coast

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Rachel Hibberd grabbed the shark's tail and squeezed behind the gills, marveling at the fish's power. Then she leaned down and kissed it on the back of the head, avoiding a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, before flipping it back into the ocean. Her encounter with an...

  • Va. man named commander, CEO of Civil Air Patrol

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been named national commander and chief executive officer of the Civil Air Patrol. The nonprofit organization says Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez of Henrico was sworn in Friday during the organization's 2014 National Conference in Las Vegas. Vazquez had...

  • 6 injured in natural gas explosion in Danville

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — An explosion at an apartment building in Danville has sent six people to the hospital. The Danville Fire Department says the explosion occurred after a vehicle ran off the road early Saturday morning and hit the 18-unit Royal Terrace Apartments. The vehicle severed natural...

  • Trailer hits arts center in Va., driver charged

    CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. (AP) — A driver faces a defective equipment charge after a trailer carrying guardrails crashed into an arts center in Tazewell County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells media outlets that no one was injured. The accident occurred Friday morning near...

  • Unflattering portrait of ex-Va. first lady emerges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, has already had plenty of embarrassing moments for the onetime first lady. Her lawyer said she was smitten with a free-spending vitamin entrepreneur who poisoned her marriage to a politically...

  • Va. facing larger budget shortfall than expected

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is facing a larger shortfall in the current two-year state budget than officials had expected. But officials aren't ready to outline specific cuts. Gov. Terry McAuliffe told the General Assembly's finance committees Friday that officials are projecting a revenue...

  • 2 Va. locations finalists for large craft brewery

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation's top 10 craft breweries is eyeing two Virginia locations for its East Coast operations. Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Co. confirmed Friday that Richmond and Norfolk are finalists for its East Coast facility. The other finalist is Columbus,...

  • Firm to open manufacturing plant in Smyth County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Equipment manufacturer Mayville Engineering Company Inc. is planning to invest $10 million at a new facility in Smyth County, creating 160 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the company will expand its Virginia operations with the new facility in the former...

  • Va. to join in 'Shakeout' earthquake drill in Oct.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia emergency officials are encouraging people to register for a multi-state earthquake drill taking place this fall. Officials say the "Great Southeast Shakeout" is set for Oct. 16 and will invoke what has become the mantra of earthquake response since then. The...



From the Weekly Standard

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