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  • Arlington County's Vihstadt to be sworn in

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board's newest member is set to be sworn in. The swearing-in ceremony for John Vihstadt (VYE'-stat) is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the county board offices. The independent will be the first non-Democrat to serve on the board since 1999....

  • Hampton Univ. prof, 3 inmates face drug charges

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Hampton University professor and three Newport News Jail inmates are facing drug charges after jail officials intercepted letters containing marijuana and heroin. Newport News sheriff's spokeswoman Kathleen Carey says a routine screening found mail addressed to...

  • Secretariat's birthplace in Va. expands days

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Fans of the Triple Crown great Secretariat now have more days to visit the fields where the thoroughbred was born and raised. Now known as The Meadow Event Park, the Caroline County site is home of the annual State Fair of Virginia. It also is the former home of Meadow...

  • Berlin Wall panels at U.Va. focus of installation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The wraps are coming off an unusual art installation at the University of Virginia. Called "Kings of Freedom," the graffiti artwork is on panels of the Berlin Wall. The artwork will make its debut Friday. Portions of the wall were installed on the grounds last...

  • Student Virginia Education Association meeting set

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Student Virginia Education Association is holding its annual convention in Virginia Beach. The group of future teachers representing 36 colleges in Virginia will participate in instructional workshops Saturday and elect a president and vice president. More than...

  • Community health fair set in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A community health fair in Richmond will provide free screenings, wellness education and follow-up resources to local residents. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Commonwealth University MCV Campus Student Government Association. It's set for 11 a.m. until 3 p.m....

  • Va's Civil War HistoryMobile making Richmond stop

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Civil War history lesson on wheels is making a stop in Richmond to mark Civil War & Emancipation Day. Officials say the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will be in Richmond on Saturday at the Lumpkin's Jail site near 14th and Main streets. Admission is free. The...

  • Civil War Trust reaches $40m goal in a hurry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Trust has reached a $40 million fund-raising goal with more than a year to spare. Now the nonprofit battlefield preservation organization is looking to raise an additional $10 million. The trust says the drive is the largest fundraising project undertaken by...

  • Mining deaths up in 2013, injuries down

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year. The preliminary numbers were released Thursday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. It reports that the 20 coal mining deaths last year...

  • Va. stands with Chesapeake Bay restoration plan

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is defending the multistate plan to restore the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay, arguing in a court filing that the state's interest in the nation's largest estuary is "incalculably great." Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Thursday that the...

  • Judge weighs request for 62 separate arson trials

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A judge is considering a woman's request for separate trials on 62 counts of setting fires on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Media outlets report that the judge wants to review testimony from Tonya Bundick's earlier trial on two charges, as well as a statement by co-defendant...

  • Lynchburg doughboy statue regains bayonet

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Lynchburg's Doughboy statue is holding its bayonet again. Media outlets report that welders reattached the bronze bayonet to the statue on Thursday. The bayonet was broken off in October 2013 and discarded in the James River. State police divers recovered it. The...

  • Loaded gun found in luggage at Norfolk airport

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon on airport property after a loaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer at an X-ray machine checkpoint...

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in February

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in February. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's the same as January and down from 15.4 percent a year ago. The statewide...

  • Surprise: Ed Gillespie beating Mark Warner among independents, Hispanics

    He hasn't yet won the Virginia Republican Senate nomination yet, but front-running candidate Ed Gillespie is leading incumbent Sen. Mark Warner among independents and Hispanics, the first sign of a chink in the Democrat's armor. According to Democratic pollster PPP, Warner overall leads...



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