Parts of the Potomac River near the Chesapeake Bay are being considered for a national marine sanctuary designation. That’s because the remains of more than 100 World War I wooden steamships lay just below the surface. 


A panel of Virginia and Maryland watermen, though, are suspicious of the designation and how it might affect their livelihood. 

Another Year, Same Results at the General Assembly

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Steve Helber / AP

In Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe is breaking out the veto pen — killing many of the same bills he vetoed last year and the year before that. Michael Pope has this look at Groundhog Day at the General Assembly.

Will Cville Pay Developer to Finish Downtown Hotel?

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For nearly a decade, Charlottesville has suffered in the shadow of an abandoned construction project – a high rise hotel on the downtown mall.  Last year, city council considered suing the owner.  Now, members are talking about paying him to finish the building as Sandy Hausman reports.

A Rally for Robert E. Lee

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The issue of what to do with confederate monuments popped up in Charlottesville last night when a candidate for governor called city council members fascists.  They have voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from Lee Park. Sandy Hausman has more on the campaign rally that drew about a hundred people.

Corey Stewart was once Donald Trump’s campaign manager in Virginia.  Now he’s running for governor – attacking city officials in Charlottesville for their decision to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee.



The Delmarva Peninsula lies under the Atlantic Migratory flyway, a path waterfowl migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens.

RC Poll: Division Abounds Among Virginians

Feb 22, 2017
Chris O'Meara / AP

A new poll from Roanoke College shows that Virginia reflects a growing divide among Americans on both sides of the political aisle.

Steve Helber / AP

Should local and state law enforcement officials enforce federal immigration laws? That’s a debate that heating up in the final days of the General Assembly session in Richmond this week.

Celebrating the First Amendment in Floyd, VA

Feb 22, 2017
Kurt Holtz

The first amendment to the U.S. constitution is just a few short lines, but it speaks volumes. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

This past weekend, more than a hundred people in Floyd, Virginia came out to celebrate those words and explore their meaning.  Robbie Harris prepared this report.

When it comes to military veterans, Virginia is number one with more vets per capita than any other state.  Because most qualify for educational benefits under the GI bill, many end up in college, but the transition isn’t always easy. 

Could Skype Become a Court Testimony Tool?

Feb 21, 2017
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Should court testimony happen in person? Or would a video feed work just as well? As Michael Pope tells us, lawmakers in Richmond say Skype should be coming to a courthouse near you.


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