Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) declared a state of emergency Wednesday evening, authorizing state and local agencies to take necessary precautions against coastal flooding as the state is walloped simultaneously by a coastal northeaster and the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida.
RICHMOND, Va. — Powerful winds and torrential rain were expected to weaken today across southeastern Virginia, but authorities kept close watch over high tide and cautioned residents whose homes and streets have been flooded.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia emergency management spokeswoman says about 500 Hampton Roads residents have gone to shelters or sought refuge on higher ground because of flooding.
Fairfax County will look to blunt lawmakers’ budget knife on education funding while asking for state legislators to find new long-term transportation dollars.
RICHMOND, Va — Swine flu appears to have been cut in half in Virginia.
Danville Regional Medical Center’s leaders shared the hospital’s challenges and vision for the future with City Council on Thursday afternoon.
George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering has received a $5 million gift from Northern Virginia business executive Long Nguyen and his wife, Kimmy, and will name the university’s new state-of-the-art engineering facility the “Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering Building.”
RICHMOND, Va. — The state’s community colleges will increase tuition for next semester, and Virginia Commonwealth University plans to eliminate 91 jobs as the schools attempt to absorb multiple cuts in their budgets.
Despite tough economic times, Virginia has taken a strong interest in maintaining its programs for early-childhood education, according to a member of the Virginia Board of Education.
Albemarle County schools expect about $6 million less in state funding next fiscal year than this fiscal year — likely equating to another blow to teachers and less funding for operational expenses.
BLACKSBURG — Anheuser-Busch’s controversial “Team Pride” promotional campaign never really got started in Blacksburg.
Smar Abuagla steps out her front door at 7:20 a.m., her shoulders slightly hunched, her eyes watchful.
Wendy Rudolph, senior school psychologist and Flint Hill Elementary School psychologist, has been named the recipient of the 2009-10 School Psychologist of the Year Award from the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists and Virginia Psychological Association.
In the first face-to-face meeting dealing with the projected deep revenue shortfall in the FY11 budget, county supervisors and school board members last night got an overview of the wide gap they face in their efforts to find middle ground in their work to maintain needed services while keeping residents’ tax bills affordable.
The State Board for Community Colleges today approved a midyear tuition increase to offset state budget cuts.
A controversial novel challenged by the parent of a Roanoke County high school student will not be banned, but school officials have chosen to restrict access to it.
FREDERICKSBURG — Virginia Railway Express commuters are likely to experience severe delays Monday as scheduled signal work on the Fredericksburg line likely will push schedules behind by up to an hour.
Rep. Tom Perriello, D-5th, last night held a telephone town hall with more than 8,000 participants to explain his vote in favor of the $1.2 trillion health-care overhaul.
A General District Court judge on Thursday dismissed a misdemeanor alcohol charge against the manager of Spirits, a yet-to-open restaurant at the Lord Culpeper Hotel.
A company that submitted a proposal this week to buy SPSA wants to purchase the trash authority for a total of $240 million, according to details released this morning.
After years of toting binders stuffed with reams of paper to School Board meetings, board members are switching to sleek laptops.
Late Thursday morning, with rain still falling and streams rising, the National Weather Service predicted the Roanoke River would crest at 15.5 feet at about 1 p.m.