| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:26 AM
The state Board of Education has approved a Governor's Health Sciences Academy for students in Gloucester and Mathews.
Up to 100 students will be enrolled in classes offered at the two counties' high schools, said a spokesman for Gov. Bob McDonnell. The...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Some of Virginia's future leaders are at Radford University this week.
About 700 upcoming high school seniors are attending the The American Legion of Boys State.
Many of Virginia's elected officials will speak this week including Governor Bob...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Several school districts in our area will soon be getting some more on campus security.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday a new state grant is helping pay for more school resources officers' salaries and benefits.
The officers will be placed...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks Thursday on Capitol Hill about her bill to ban assault weapons. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The weekend political discussion starts on HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Maher...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
We will find out next week if a proposed fee on hybrids and electric vehicles will drop from $100 to $64 a year.
The cut isn't stopping criticism of the plan. Hybrid drivers say they still believe the fee is unfair.
Larry Hill lives in Roanoke...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A few area schools received big honors from Richmond Wednesday.
The Board of Education Excellence awards were given to 51 schools across the state.
The only school in Roanoke City to receive the award was Crystal Spring Elementary.
It met all...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Three former Republican state Delegates threw their support Wednesday behind presumptive Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe.
Former Dels. Vince Callahan Jr., who represented McLean in the House for 40 years, Jim Dillard of Fairfax, and...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A partnership between the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is apparently paying off for Virginia residents.
According to a news release from the state, more than 500 temporary boat registrations and 3,700...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:03 PM
A new study shows most Virginia college students finish what they start
A report released today by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that students in the commonwealth finish their degrees at a rate far above the national average....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Budget analysts and politicians generally agree: Although budget cuts under sequestration began Saturday, the public will not feel the full effect right away.
President Obama characterized the fallout as "a tumble downward" as opposed to a sudden drop...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Presumptive Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe released a campaign web video Tuesday praising the transportation funding package passed by the General Assembly last month as a reasonable compromise.
The deal swaps the state's 17.5 cent-per-...