Virginia

Solar project to coming to Clarke County

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clarke County is getting a new solar project that will generate enough power for thousands of homes. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the Clarke Solar Farm will house 20 megawatts of generating capacity. It’s being developed by Hecate Energy LCC, a Tennessee-based company that owns and operates projects across the country. Preston … Continue reading

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Updated with North Carolina state of emergency and details of rescues and evacuations, plus rainfall totals for NC Rescues, evacuations and school closings after days of rain

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — More than 60 people had to be rescued on boats because of flooding in parts of North Carolina on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia lingered off the Atlantic Coast with days of rain. Schools in North Carolina and Virginia also cancelled classes as localized flooding blocked roads and … Continue reading

Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial
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Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial

George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.” “From his infancy, I have discovered an almost unconquerable disposition to indolence in everything that did not tend to his amusements,” the founding father wrote. At … Continue reading

Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting
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Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting

The trick now for Virginia Tech is not believing the hype. Fresh off a 49-0 victory against Boston College that matched their largest victory margin in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, the Hokies welcome East Carolina this weekend. The Pirates (2-1) figure to be especially motivated after a 20-15 loss to South Carolina in which … Continue reading