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  • 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...

  • Va. zoo seeks artists to make bird-tape designs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo is again looking for volunteers to design artwork out of reflective tape. The tape is used to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows. Last year three volunteers created artwork using tape at the Norfolk zoo's tiger pool and...

  • Va. low-fare airline expands bookings, service

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Low-fare airline PEOPLExpress says it is offering flights from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport to Orlando, Florida, starting Oct. 16. The airline on Monday also announced that flights to eight destinations can be booked through March 31....

  • VIDEO: Ed Gillespie pushes tax cuts during Northern Virginia campaign swing

    Virginia Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie pushed the need to lower the corporate tax rate to 25 percent Monday.

  • More than 2.5K attend Va. Craft Brewers Fest

    ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — More than 2,500 people sampled tastings from 51 Virginia craft breweries at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild hosted the event Saturday at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, which included the third annual Virginia Craft...

  • Public meetings set on charitable gaming in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Charitable gaming in Virginia will be the focus of a series of public meetings hosted by the state Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Possible topics could include current regulatory practices and possible regulatory and legislative changes. The first meeting is...

  • U.Va. awareness campaign targets sexual misconduct

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A new public awareness campaign at the University of Virginia aims to prevent sexual misconduct by showing bystanders how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and offer help. The university launched the "Hoos Got Your Back" campaign on Friday. The campaign...

  • Boy injured in tram accident at Richmond estate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Maymont Foundation is investigating a tram accident that injured a 7-year-old boy at the historic Maymont estate in Richmond. Police tell media outlets that the boy hit his head on a passing tram on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening...

  • 2 found dead in Verona, possible murder-suicide

    VERONA, Va. (AP) — Augusta County police say investigators believe the fatal shootings of a Verona couple were a murder-suicide. Media outlets report that the bodies of a 56-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were found in the master bedroom of a house on Thursday. Both died from gunshot...

  • NASA says rocket launch from Wallops successful

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A rocket for the Department of Defense has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. NASA says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The launch had been postponed several times. NASA says in a news release that the...

  • Largest class in U.Va. history on grounds

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The largest class in University of Virginia history is on the grounds and going through orientation. About 3,690 first-year students unloaded their belongings Saturday. After two more days of orientation, they'll start classes Tuesday. The university says nearly 31...

  • Appalachian Power warns about payment scam

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Appalachian Power is warning small business customers in Virginia about a scam. The utility says some businesses have received calls from scam artists posing as Appalachian Power representatives. The callers threaten to disconnect service if payment is not received. Victims...

  • No charges against Va. deputy who shot daughter

    WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Virginia deputy sheriff who shot his 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder. The Frederick County Commonwealth Attorney's office said in a statement this week that an investigation determined there was...

  • Convicted Va. arsonist's bid for new lawyer denied

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A woman accused of setting a series of fires along Virginia's Eastern Shore has been denied a request for a new court-appointed attorney. Media outlets report a judge in Accomack County denied Tonya S. Bundick's request Thursday. A jury last month convicted Bundick of...

  • Ex-Va. sheriff indicted on felony charges

    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) — A former sheriff in Botetourt County has been indicted on felony charges related to his operation of a private investigation firm. Media outlets reports Reed Kelly was arraigned this week on four counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. The 61-year-old Kelly is a...



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