| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 12:29 PM
The death toll from three days of severe storms and tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 39 on Sunday, with hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed in North Carolina alone, weather and emergency officials said.
North Carolina accounted...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States.
Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...
| May 26, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Beginning Friday, all military veterans in Virginia and all active duty military members will receive free access to all Virginia state parks through Dec. 31.
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is waiving all parking fees, the only...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Virginia will host the largest state pavilion at the 2011 Summer Fancy Food Show July 10-12 in Washington, D.C.
Nearly 50 Virginia companies will showcase their products at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with 26 of the...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The second nuclear reactor at Surry Power Station is running near capacity after a two-month shutdown.
The reactor, which was shut down when a tornado cut electric service to the power station on April 16, was operating at 94 percent capacity on Monday,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Radioactive tritium used in everything from wristwatches to hydrogen bombs has leaked into groundwater at Virginia’s two commercial nuclear power plants during the past four years.
While not known to have reached public water supplies, the leaks...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:45 PM
Dominion Virginia Power has again shut down its troubled Unit 2 at Surry nuclear power plant.
The utility company started the reactor last Thursday. It had been out of service since a tornado struck the plant on April 16.
The reactor was operating at 94...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Dominion Virginia Power is considering building an electric transmission line that would cross the James River at Surry and James City counties.
The line would originate at Surry nuclear power station, run above the river along nine towers between 150...
| Apr 28, 2012
Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata, occurs broadly in piedmont and mountain areas of Virginia and in a few counties in the coastal plain. Growing 2-6 feet tall, clusters of many pencil-like spikes of small 5-petaled flowers grow at the ends of the branches. ...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Moving to a 10-point grading scale in Newport News, as proposed at last night's board meeting, would allow students to earn a "D" and pass a class with a 60 percent.
Currently, students must earn at least 65 percent in a class to pass it. Board member...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:27 AM
Buzz word heard at the Gov. Bob McDonnell's energy conference: whipsaw.
A financial term that refers a sudden change in direction, it was mentioned frequently during discussions over ever-changing electricity demand forecasts.