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  • Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park

    Fort Monroe Authority backs National Park
    HAMPTON — The Fort Monroe Authority has backed the creation of a national park at the historic landmark that would have a larger footprint than recommended by the National Park Service last year. But significant parts of Fort Monroe would not be...
  • Governor to discuss privatizing state liquor stores during visit to the Roanoke Valley

    Governor to discuss privatizing state liquor stores during visit to the Roanoke Valley
    Governor Bob McDonnell is hitting the road this month for a series of eight town hall meetings. The first is Wednesday night in Roanoke County. It's billed as a conversation about jobs and government reform, but the meeting will also address the plan to...
  • Morgan Griffith Moving Into His Office

    Morgan Griffith Moving Into His Office
    Washington, D.C.--- Monday was moving day for Morgan Griffith. The new Congressman from Virginia's 9th District won't take the oath of office until Wednesday, but Monday morning he was unpacking his car, and moving into the Longworth Office building...
  • Habeeb, Mumpower answer voter questions

    Habeeb, Mumpower answer voter questions
    With Morgan Griffith in Congress a special election will be held next week to decide who gets his state seat. On Monday night candidates Ginger Mumpower and Greg Habeeb met in Salem to answer questions from voters. Both candidates told the audience...
  • Habeeb wins 8th district race

    Habeeb wins 8th district race
    Republican Greb Habeeb has won the Virginia House of Delegates 8th District race over Democrat Ginger Mumpower. Habeeb won 64 percent of the vote. Check back later for more updates.
  • Stanley celebrates victory in 19th district senate race

    Stanley celebrates victory in 19th district senate race
    A Franklin County lawyer has won the special election for an open senate seat in the Virginia General Assembly. Republican Bill Stanley won the 19th district senate race Tuesday with 62 percent of the vote, beating Democrat Hank Davis who won 38...
  • 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly opens in Richmond

    2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly opens in Richmond
    Virginia lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol for the 2011 session of the General Assembly.  Both the House of Delegates and the State Senate convened at noon Wednesday, with two new members from western Virginia taking their seats. Senator Bill...
  • Former delegate from Franklin County remembered

    Former delegate from Franklin County remembered
    Willard Finney, a former delegate from Franklin County died Monday. A Franklin County native, Finney represented the 9th District in the House of Delegates for more than a decade.  It was the same seat his father and grandfather held.  He also practiced...
  • Sunday Hunting dead in 2011 Virginia General Assembly? NOT SO FAST!!

    Sunday Hunting dead in 2011 Virginia General Assembly? NOT SO FAST!!
    Delegate Mark L Keam (D)introduced ,HB2443, a second bill to allow some form of hunting on Sunday. Del. Keam has already introduced HB2442 that would allow Sunday hunting throughout the Commonwealth. The new bill would “allow persons to hunt deer...
  • Virginia Assn. of Police Chiefs weigh in on failed texting ban

    Virginia Assn. of Police Chiefs weigh in on failed texting ban
    You still won't be issued a ticket just for texting while driving. A senate bill (SB 1042) didn't make it past the Virginia House of Delegates. Most people will tell you: they know texting while driving isn't safe. Local police wouldn't comment, but the...
  • General Assembly honors Henrietta Lacks

    General Assembly honors Henrietta Lacks
    She died almost 60 years ago, but her cells lived on, fostering medical breakthroughs and saving lives.  On Tuesday, Henrietta Lacks was honored by the Virginia General Assembly. Two of her sons and two granddaughters stood in the gallery of the House...
  • Virginia Tech professor and Civil War scholar Bud Robertson to retire from teaching

    Virginia Tech professor and Civil War scholar Bud Robertson to retire from teaching
    After more than 40 years in the classroom, Virginia Tech Professor and Civil War scholar Bud Robertson will retire from teaching June first. Robertson was recognized Friday on the floor of the House of Delegates. He has written or edited more than 20...