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Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces delayed opening of 64 Express Lanes

RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced Thursday, Nov. 29, the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had planned to open the Express Lanes in December. However, the opening has been delayed in order to complete additional testing of electronic tolling equipment. “Last April, we … Continue reading

AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner
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AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The 10th installment of the weekly All-America watch features a linebacker from Virginia Tech, Louisville’s forgotten … Continue reading

BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)
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BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Friday, November 10, appointed Vice Rector Dr. Melvin T. Stith to serve as the university’s interim president while the Board delineates a plan to conduct a national search for a new president. Stith, 71, is a 1968 NSU alumnus and a longtime supporter of the university. He was … Continue reading

Former Kentucky speaker hospitalized following resignation
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Former Kentucky speaker hospitalized following resignation

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s former Republican House speaker has been hospitalized days after resigning his leadership position amid sexual harassment allegations. A statement from a family member Friday morning said Jeff Hoover had a heart-related issue and asked for privacy. Hoover, 57, acknowledged on Sunday that he was one of four lawmakers who … Continue reading

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Judge tosses 2 charges against prominent white nationalist

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed two of the three felony counts against a prominent white nationalist charged after a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia. Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is accused of pepper-spraying a counterprotester during an Aug. 11 Charlottesville protest, a day before the much larger white … Continue reading

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Chemres to expand resin production operation in Chesapeake

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday, Nov. 6, that Chemres, a global supplier of commodity and engineering resins, will invest $3 million to expand its resin production operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will purchase additional machinery and equipment. Virginia successfully competed against Florida for the project, which will create 16 new jobs. … Continue reading

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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7%

~ Virginia’s unemployment rate ranks 2nd lowest among major U.S. states  ~ – Virginia labor force expands to record high 4,340,369 – – Initial unemployment claims hit 43 year low – RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 20, that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach
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Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 17,  that STIHL Inc., the manufacturer of the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world and a full line of outdoor power tools, will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The company will construct a state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot administration … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.1 million in Homeland Security grant awards

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 13, the culmination of a stakeholder-driven process to allocate more than $6.1 million through various federal grant programs to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth. The funds will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to support a wide array of emergency preparedness and … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions
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Gov. McAuliffe to donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will donate funds given to his campaign by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual and domestic violence. Crystal Carson, spokeswoman for McAuliffe’s Common Good VA political action committee, said in a statement Tuesday evening that the governor “is deeply … Continue reading