| Feb 16, 2011
| 8:49 AM
Fire crews are busy battling a 600 acre brush fire just South of the Virginia border in Lowgap, North Carolina. That's in Surry County.
It's been burning since Monday. Firefighters have been on the scene there since 4:00 p.m. that day.
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:36 PM
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond and about 85 miles southwest of Washington, at a depth of about 1 kilometer, according...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Ken Jones stood before a pair of television cameras discussing an accident at Surry nuclear power plant.
Harmful radiation had been released, he said, but southerly winds prevented its spread into Newport News — there was no need to evacuate the...
| Aug 17, 2008
Here are a few ways you can get involved in your community:
The Isle of Wight County Museum needs volunteers. Recently reopened in November, the museum interprets local history and features exhibits of prehistoric fossils, American Indian and Colonial...
| Apr 21, 2008
These restaurants host a Sunday brunch; some feature spectacular waterfront, garden and other scenic surroundings. Please call ahead to confirm hours, menus and reservations needed:
Glen Restaurant, Virginia Crossings Resort
Virginia Center Parkway,...
| Apr 30, 2008
| 11:57 AM
Residents who have been affected by Monday's tornadoes will be granted a 30-day extension for filing Virginia state income tax returns and making payments, the Department of Taxation announced today.
The extension applies to taxpayers located in the...