| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Tiffany E. Lawrence will join the staff of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle effective Aug. 20, the agency announced Wednesday.
Lawrence, currently marketing and public relations manager at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, will become...
| Jul 26, 2012
Samantha Gallagher has loved bees since she was a child. As a adult, she still fosters that love and gardens for bees and butterflies, as well as other pollinators in her Alexandria gardens. She's also designed a Protect Pollinators plate which she...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 2:22 PM
The petition process is under a microscope in Annapolis.
State legislators are looking ahead to a referendum this fall on a new law granting in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants.
If the General Assembly legalizes same-sex marriage, the...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:39 AM
The Virginia General Assembly voted 59-39 Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow homeschooled students to play on public school athletic teams.
Click HERE to read the story from the Washington Post.
| Feb 14, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The Virginia House of Delegates has approved legislation declaring that life begins at conception. The vote passed on a vote of 66 - 32 Tuesday afternoon.
During debate on the House floor, opponents argued the bill would outlaw some forms of...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:49 PM
About 250 students at a middle school in Rocky Mount are ready to hit the water this summer at nearby Smith Mountain Lake.
They were certified to operate a jet ski or drive a motorized boat.
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Controversial ultrasound legislation brought hundreds of protestors to Capitol Square, and focused national attention on the Virginia General Assembly. Friday afternoon, Delegate Dave Albo (R) Fairfax, told his colleagues how the debate also ruined a...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:29 PM
John Maxey hopes to represent the newly created 66th District in the West Virginia House of Delegates next year.
Maxey, 55, of 335 Old Shenandoah Trail, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is making his first try at elected office. A Democrat, he has no opponent in...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:05 PM
Editor’s note: This is another in a series of Eastern Panhandle candidate previews that The Herald-Mail has been running over the next several months. The announcements also will be posted on our website, www.herald-mail.com, through the West...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:57 PM
Editor’s note: This is another in a series of Eastern Panhandle candidate previews that The Herald-Mail will be running over the next several months. The announcements also will be posted on our website, www.herald-mail.com, through the West...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:44 AM
A controversial bill requiring women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion is getting some new support. The Virginia General Assembly passed a similar measure last night that is fueling talks about Pennsylvania's proposed bill.
This bill is...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 12:15 PM
The Virginia House of Delegates has approved changes to legislation requiring an ultrasound before an abortion.
The vote was 61 to 35.
House Bill 462 now exempts victims of rape and incest.
It requires women to receive a trans-abdominal...