Guilty Pleas End 42-Year-Old Cold Case

Sep 12, 2017
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One of the oldest cold case prosecutions in the country’s history ended Tuesday in Bedford when Lloyd Welch, Jr. pleaded guilty to the abduction and murder of two sisters.

Wildlife Academy to Instruct the Public

Sep 12, 2017

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has trained thousands of people over the years at its high-tech veterinary clinic in Waynesboro, and now the center is branching out – offering to train animal lovers around the world.  

Virginia Author Offers Advice on Aging Famously

Sep 12, 2017

There’s an old saying that getting old is not for sissies.  As our bodies age, as our reflexes and intellectual processes slow, it’s easy to get discouraged, but a Charlottesville author has written a new book offering encouragement from some of the nation’s famous elders.  Sandy Hausman spoke with her and filed this report.

Elizabeth Howard’s father was an advertising executive in the early days of Madison Avenue and later a professor at UVA’s Darden School of Business.  She recalls him fondly in her new book – Aging Famously and reads from its introduction.

Michael Pope

Election 2017 may end up being one of the most expensive races in Virginia history. This week, Democrats are receiving a major infusion of cash.

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Cities across the country are grappling with removing Confederate symbols. And perhaps nowhere is Confederate past and present more intertwined than in Lexington. Jessie Knadler looks at how the issues that spilled over into violence in Charlottesville last month have been playing out in Lexington for years.

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This year marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, which is still quite raw in Arlington. 

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Despite some apparent disadvantages, Virginia Beach has joined the competition for Amazon's new headquarters. And, a new high school in Richmond is breaking with tradition to try and give its students a head start on the future. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

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If you’ve been watching TV, you’ve probably noticed it’s election season. This fall, candidates for governor have been flooding the airwaves with commercials. But as Michael Pope reports, one candidate is spending more than the other.

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With only two months until election day, officials in Virginia have decided fully-electronic voting machines aren’t safe. Amid growing cyber-security threats, the Board of Elections is forcing localities to stop using the of the touch screen machines that leave no paper trail.

Cap Maker Says Inclusive Slogan Is Too Political

Sep 8, 2017

Charlottesville’s gay pride celebration is just over a week away, and its organizer has hit a speed bump.  A Pennsylvania company asked to manufacture special baseball caps has declined to do business with the group.  


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