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  • Dominion installing solar project in central Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power is adding its first solar power demonstration site in central Virginia. The Richmond-based energy provider says it is installing 240 solar panels on the rooftop of Virginia Union University's student center. Officials say the system will be capable...

  • Gillespie, McCain campaign in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hoping to rally support among Virginia's veterans, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned with former GOP presidential nominee John McCain at a Veterans of Foreign War post in Hampton Roads on Wednesday. The Hampton Roads region serves as a home to every...

  • CarMax to hire more than 1,000 across country

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Used car dealership chain CarMax says it plans to hire more than 1,000 workers across the country. The Richmond-based company said in a news release Wednesday that the positions include sales, service operations, purchasing and the business office. Both full-time and...

  • Elks National Home in Bedford has new owner

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — The owners of a retirement community have bought the Elks National Home in Bedford for $4.6 million. Media outlets report that the sale of the Bedford landmark to Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff was completed last week. Williams and Orndorff also own English Meadows Senior...

  • Sweet Briar student apologizes for racial labels

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — A Sweet Briar College student has apologized for placing racial labels in a dormitory, saying she did not intend to hurt anyone. The student issued the apology in a message sent to interim Sweet Briar President James F. Jones, who posted it on the private liberal arts...

  • Pulaski to sell ballpark to Shelor Motor Mile

    PULASKI, Va. (AP) — Pulaski plans to sell its historic baseball park to a Christiansburg-based car dealership. Media outlets report that the Town Council voted Tuesday night to authorize the sale of Calfee Park to Shelor Motor Mile. The town manager and attorney will negotiate a purchase...

  • Ex-youth minister in Va. sentenced on sex charges

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A former Portsmouth youth minister convicted of sex charges will spend four months in jail. Media outlets report that Brian Norris was sentenced Tuesday in Portsmouth Circuit Court. He had pleaded guilty in May to two felony counts of indecent liberties while in a...

  • American Revolution Museum hires Va. design firm

    YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) — The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is awarding a $9.4 million contract to develop permanent exhibits for the future American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center says the exhibits will be...

  • Va. charitable games focus of 2 meetings

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The public will have two more chances to speak on possible changes to Virginia's charitable games regulations. The Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs has scheduled public meetings for Wednesday in Virginia Beach and Friday in Vienna. The first public session...

  • Actor Kevin Spacey to speak at U.Va. in October

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Spacey is taking center stage at the University of Virginia this fall. The acclaimed actor will be in Charlottesville on Oct. 18 at the second annual President's Speaker Series for the Arts. The university says more than 5,000 people are expected to attend....

  • Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. At issue was whether the state line between the states moved over time as the profile of the shoreline changed through natural erosion and growth. The...

  • Va. House candidate Comstock draws Romney, Rubio, Ryan in for help

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is winning the backing of the GOP's big hitters -- Mitt Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan -- in her bid to win the House seat of her former boss, retiring Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • 10 traffic deaths in Va. during Labor Day weekend

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say 10 people died in traffic accidents over the four-day Labor Day weekend. That's up from the nine fatalities recorded during the same holiday period in 2013. State police said Tuesday that four of the victims weren't wearing seatbelts. Alcohol was...

  • Searchers recover body of missing Va. boater

    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a man who disappeared after jumping from a boat into the Pamunkey River. New Kent County sheriff's chief deputy Joe McLaughlin tells media outlets that the body of William G. Hodges was found Monday morning along the eastern shoreline,...

  • Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis & Company announced Cantor's appointment Tuesday in a news release. Cantor lost his re-election bid in the June...



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