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  • Marker to recognize Virginia Rosenwald school

    ORANGE, Va. (AP) — A state historical marker is set to rise at a school in Orange where young African-American children were educated in segregated Virginia. The marker will be formally dedicated Saturday in recognition of the Orange Graded School, which was built in 1925 with funding from the...

  • Va. to get $1.6m in US grants for conservation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is getting $1.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant money for conservation programs. USDA announced $328 million in funding nationwide on Monday. The money is intended to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands....

  • W.Va., Va. pipeline proposal spawns coalition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing grave concerns, 22 conservation and environmental groups in Virginia and West Virginia are teaming up following the announcement of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance members are fearful the path of the 550-mile energy project...

  • Va. gov proposes limited health care expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has repeatedly promised to expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income adults using mostly federal funds during his eight-month old administration. But on Monday he acknowledged that his executive power only reaches so...

  • Va. school put on lockdown, ex-student detained

    CHARLOTTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A school in Albemarle County went on lockdown after a man with a knife was discovered on the grounds. Albemarle County Police tell media outlets that the man is a former student. He was detained without incident. Police say the man didn't make any threats and...

  • Va. AG announces plan to fight drug abuse

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Mark R. Herring says too many Virginians are losing loved ones to fatal drug overdoses. Herring unveiled a five-part plan to combat drug abuse on Monday during the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police's annual conference in Roanoke. The plan includes...

  • Richmond company acquires 14 properties in NC

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond-based real estate company has acquired 14 properties in North Carolina. Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners said Monday in a news release that the properties total 379,000 square feet. They are located in the Deep River Corporate Center, West Friendly Business Park...

  • Virginia Union celebrates 150th anniversary

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Union University is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of events. The celebration kicks off Monday. The featured speaker is author and activist Randall Robinson. Robinson founded TransAfrica and led a nationwide campaign to end apartheid in South...

  • Police ID man who shot himself at Va. gun range

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police have identified a man who shot himself in the head at a Roanoke-area gun range. Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon tells media outlets that 29-year-old Timothy Ramsuer Jr. died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting occurred Friday morning at...

  • 3 children injured in hit-and-run in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit three children in a crosswalk and then left the scene. Police say in a new release that all three children suffered non-life threatening injuries. The victims were identified as an 11-year-old boy, a...

  • No charges in fatal shooting of Va. 4-year-old

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say no charges will be filed in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was shot by a pellet gun. Police tell media outlets that another juvenile shot Geonna Bradley in the chest shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday at the girl's home. The girl was pronounced dead at a...

  • Jackson State beats Va Lynchburg 59-0

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — La Montiez Ivy went 16 of 23 for 246 yards and three touchdown passes and Jackson State rolled over Virginia University of Lynchburg 59-0 on Saturday. Jackson State (2-0) opened the scoring early, as Dan Williams hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Ivy just 56 second...

  • University of Virginia to have new legal counsel

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia will have new legal counsel in October. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has appointed Virginia State University general counsel Roscoe C. Roberts to the post. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1qoKz2G ) Roberts has served as...

  • Va. education leader continuing listening tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Board of Education's leader is continuing a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. Board President Christian Braunlich will travel to Bedford on Monday and Tuesday for the second stop of the tour. Braunlich kicked off...

  • McAuliffe to announce health care plans Monday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to unveil his plan to increase health care coverage for the state's poor. The Democratic governor will speak publicly Monday on his plans for health care expansion. The governor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to...



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