Tag: Virginia

Virginia animal shelter makes last push for ‘Team Tommie’ license plate

RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia animal shelter wants to release a license plate in memory of Tommie the pit bull, who died after he was tied to a fence post and lit on fire, and the organization said it needs a final push to make it happen. Tommie Richmond Animal Care and Control announced on […]

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Hemp in Virginia grows toward the future

RICHMOND, Va. — “We do grams, eighths, quarters, half ounces, pounds, wholesale pounds — however you want it,” Jacob Stretch said, standing between crates of dried hemp in his living room that doubles as his hemp processing and drying facility. Stretch, owner of Chesapeake Blue, just finished his first season growing industrial hemp as a […]

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Father and son’s Richmond art installation inspired by arrival of first Africans in Virginia

Please enable Javascript to watch this video RICHMOND, Va. – After a successful art show at the Main Street Station Gallery last year, father and son duo Jerome and Jeromyah Jones knew they needed to do something to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving to the New World. “There’s a backstory to […]

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Virginia falls to Clemson in ACC Championship game, 62-17

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the trophy. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE (VirginiaSports.com) – No. 23 Virginia (9-4) fell 62-17 to No. 3 Clemson (13-0) in the 2019 ACC Championship game on Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium. Virginia had the most […]

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Sec. of Navy addresses Fort Story fatal crash in statement on week of Naval tragedies

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly addressed a local tragedy in a statement Friday. The statement came after the fatal Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story crash on Saturday night, a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard and at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Sec. Modly said […]

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Virginia Department of Corrections Apologizes After Subjecting 8-Year-Old to Unauthorized Strip Search

Image: Shutterstock The Virginia Department of Corrections has publicly apologized after it’s been revealed that an 8-year-old visiting her father at a state prison was subjected to a strip search. The Washington Post reports that on Nov. 24, Diamond Peerman drove her boyfriend’s daughter to visit him at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va. […]

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Gov. Northam Plans to Purge Racist Language From Virginia Law

A task force assembled by Gov. Ralph Northam to help purge discriminatory and racist language still on the books in Virginia has recommended repealing almost 100 laws, according to a report released Thursday. Many of the laws, some of which are no longer enforced or have been invalidated, stem from the state’s segregationist past, including […]

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Can a Coal Town Reinvent Itself?

GRUNDY, Va. — Jay Rife surveys the landscape — hundreds of flat, grassy acres reclaimed from a spent mountaintop mine once operated by the Paramont Coal Company. A few handsome homes stand on one end of the project. An 80,000-square-foot shell, to house some future manufacturing operation, is being built on another. For the intrepid, […]

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Annual holiday health insurance marketplace, job resource fair held at Hampton Roads Convention Center

HAMPTON, Va. – The sixth annual Celebrate Healthcare Enrollfest will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center December 14 and 15, helping Hampton Roads residents secure health insurance for 2020. The event will feature in-person health insurance enrollment assistance, job opportunities, free health screenings and 30-minute Health Crisis Forums featuring topics like heart health, […]

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Trader Joe’s recalls certain fresh products sold in Virginia, North Carolina due to potential listeria

Trader Joe’s is recalling several varieties of fresh, ready-to-eat refrigerated products due to potential listeria contamination. The recall comes after Fuji Foods, a Trader Joe’s supplier, recalled ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls manufactured on the East Coast due to the potential for contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and according to Trader […]

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Video shows pregnant dog dragged from car, abandoned overnight outside Virginia shelter

RUSTBURG, Va. (WJW) — Animal Control in Campbell County, Virginia, is trying to track down the people who dragged a pregnant dog to a fenced in area outside an animal shelter and left her all alone. “There is NO excuse for this,” Friends of Campbell County Animal Control wrote in a Facebook post. “An emergency phone […]

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Why So Many Hospitals Are Suing Their Patients

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher For decades, hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. That’s no longer the case. We speak to one woman about her skyrocketing medical costs — and the aggressive […]

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Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia tagged with ‘Impeach Trump’ on Thanksgiving

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR) – Police are investigating after the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue near Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall was vandalized on Thanksgiving. The statue to the Confederate general was spray-painted with the words “Impeach Trump” and “This is Racist” at some point Thursday night, according to police. Workers […]

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Virginia man found nude in Kohl’s parking lot on Black Friday arrested in North Carolina

Knightdale Police in Knightdale, North Carolina have arrested and charged a Virginia man found nude in a Kohl’s parking lot on Black Friday. Authorities say an officer on patrol allegedly smelled marijuana coming from a row of cars before finding a car with a window down and a naked man inside. The officer says the […]

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UVA and Virginia Tech battle for Commonwealth Cup, ACC Coastal Division title

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 02: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs with the football. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Since its 2003 victory in the Commonwealth Clash, Virginia  (8-3) football has struggled when facing No. 24 Virginia Tech  (8-3). As Virginia hosts Virginia Tech for the 101st […]

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No. 7 UVA men’s hoops starts 7-0 for the fourth straight season, beats Maine 46-26

SYRACUSE, NY – NOVEMBER 06: Mamadi Diakite #25 of the Virginia Cavaliers greets teammate Jay Huff #30. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (VirginiaSports.com)– No. 7 Virginia (7-0) took a 46-26 victory over Maine (2-4) on Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena. Mamadi Diakite (Conakry, Guinea, Africa) had a team-high 15 points and […]

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More people work from home in U.S., Virginia and D.C. area

RICHMOND, Va. — More Americans are working from home, and that’s especially true in Virginia and in the Washington, D.C., metro area, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nationally, the proportion of workers who work from home rose from 4.3% in 2010 to 5.3% last year, the data show. Virginia is slightly […]

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At First 2020 Campaign Stop, Bloomberg Boasts What His Money Can Do

NORFOLK, VA. — Senator Kamala Harris declared her presidential candidacy on Martin Luther King’s Birthday and held her first rally before a crowd of 20,000 in Oakland, Calif., while her colleague Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed thousands on a bitter winter day in Lawrence, Mass., the site of a historic textile workers’ strike. Joseph R. Biden […]

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