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Annoyed residents in a Norfolk neighborhood are calling for a grand jury to investigate a footbridge. And Virginia Commonwealth University is under pressure to increase pay for part-time teachers in its nationally-acclaimed art school.

Author Brings "Positive Proximity" to Roanoke

2 hours ago

Singer/songwriter and author Dar Williams will be speaking Monday evening December 11 in Roanoke on her new book “What I Found In A Thousand Towns:  A Traveling Musician’s Guide To Rebuilding America’s Communities.” 

Protesters Send McAuliffe Packing

15 hours ago

It’s been a year since the state announced an agreement with DuPont – a company that allowed mercury to pollute the South River in Waynesboro.  The firm agreed to pay $50 million, and this weekend the governor showed up to take a bow, but not everyone was cheering as Sandy Hausman reports.

Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources, Molly Ward, told a crowd at Waynesboro City Hall that winning the settlement required the efforts of many agencies and local governments, but she saved the loudest praise for her boss.

Ragged Branch Distillery

The first batch of whiskey in the new world was distilled in Virginia nearly 400 years ago, and in his time native son George Washington would become its biggest producer, bottling 11,000 gallons in 1798 alone.  Today, Virginia has 42 distilleries, including a new enterprise offering bourbon and beef.  

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

 After two full days of public hearings, Virginia’s State Water Control Board has given its stamp of approval on the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The pipeline is slated to carry natural gas, running 300 miles through southwest Virginia.

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