One of the two nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power’s North Anna Power Station remained shut down yesterday because of what the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission called “an unusual event.”
A Charlottesville company and researchers at the University of Virginia are designing a new turbine that they anticipate will be capable of harnessing wind power across Virginia.
Roanoke, VA – The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission announces that the Commission will be one of 21 Planning District Commissions to administer a local share of $9.7 million in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) funds. The funds will be distributed on a competitive basis to eligible local governments. The Commission will administer the program and assist localities in the development of proposals, which will be ranked and awarded by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.
LEXINGTON — With noisy trucks passing north and south on average every 10 seconds, local and state officials joined the Virginia Department of Transportation in a ground-breaking ceremony Monday on a hill overlooking Interstate 81 to tout a $74.2 million project to add a truck-climbing lane.
Serious gang-related crime in Northern Virginia has dropped since 2004, but officials are concerned that middle schools are emerging as epicenters of gang activity and recruitment, according to a report from the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.
Five Virginia Department of Corrections officers have been charged with animal cruelty involving the fondling of a K-9 dog and videotaping the two incidents.
The Justice Department has decided to again seek the death penalty against Richard Thomas Stitt, a Portsmouth gang leader convicted of ordering the murders of three men, prosecutors announced Monday.
Two university students are facing trespassing and disorderly conduct charges after they entered a campus dormitory to interview students for a news article.
The Charlottesville schools will host a meeting today to narrow the possible options for reconfiguring its grades.
The University of Virginia’s Honor Committee is facing a dilemma: How should it treat students who sort of are and sort of are not part of the university community?
The Culpeper County School Board wants to take Gov. Tim Kaine up on his recent bond authorizations offer to help begin the renovation project at Culpeper County High School.
Selling and transporting a tough plant from Asia that crowds out native species is now illegal in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and the Eastern Shore.
International Paper Co.’s decision is final: The paper mill outside Franklin will close in the spring, eliminating 1,100 jobs, a spokesman said Monday night.
NewVa Capital Partners in Radford said it has invested $2.5 million in a Blacksburg company that intends to commercialize a germicidal light treatment for nail and skin infections.
Virginia Commerce Bancorp Inc. posted its third straight quarter in the red in the third quarter of 2009 as it accelerated an aggressive campaign to clean up its struggling loan portfolio.
The Supreme Court of Virginia probably thinks it has written enough on slip and fall cases that Garlick v. Safeway, Record No. 082469, doesn’t merit more than an unpublished order reinstating a case that had been dismissed on a motion to strike.
The Advisory Committee on Rules of Court has backed off from its original proposal to have jurors in criminal court identified only by number as a matter of course.
Arlington: The county’s fire union, aided by the police union, will use Election Day as a kickoff for a drive to fundamentally change the county’s government structure for the first time in nearly 80 years.
Residents in Covington and Alleghany County who want their two governments to merge are asking a judge to let citizens hammer out a consolidation plan because city and county officials have failed to come to terms.
After a very slow 2008 holiday shopping season and lackluster expectations for 2009, retailers are shifting their strategies to better attract shoppers.
The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority expects to need a smaller city loan than initially thought to prop up its housing-voucher program.
RICHMOND – Is the City of Richmond putting employees at risk, by making them work inside a with asbestos problems?
The Virginia Downtown Development Association will present an award to the Charlottesville government for the business development, promotion and marketing of its downtown area.