The speaker at this year's ceremony for new citizens at Monticello was rock star and local hero Dave Matthews. In an exclusive interview, he told WVTF's Sandy Hausman that he came to this country from South Africa as a kid, but was happy to become a citizen himself in 1980.
Nearly two dozen new or "tweaked" public safety laws are now in effect as of Monday. Many, such as a two-year moratorium on the use of drones in the Commonwealth, may go unnoticed. In Part 4 of our series, lawmakers say that if they improve the quality of life for just one person, they’re well worth the debate, financial commitment, and paper they're printed on.
After a ten-year effort, Hollins University now joins George Mason, James Madison, and Radford Universities to share in the distinction of being an “All-Steinway School.” Hollins now has 25 of the coveted Steinway pianos, after today’s delivery of five grand and two upright pianos.
A construction site accident at Virginia Tech last week, once again highlights the importance of safety measures at commercial construction sites.
Five people suffered non-life threatening injuries, when a hydraulic scaffold collapsed and fell about 25 feet. No word yet on the cause of that accident.
Falls by workers are one of the major causes of fatalities on construction sites. And while there have long been fall prevention regulations for commercial construction, OSHA recently implemented safety requirements for RESIDENTIAL construction as well.
Virginia’s next election is less than 150 days away, so pollsters in Central Virginia were surprised by their latest findings. But, the winner of the governor’s race is neither Terry McAuliffe nor Ken Cuccinelli.
When Tom Guterbock, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Survey Research, looked at the results of 900 phone calls to people in Albemarle and four surrounding counties, he was surprised. This area does tend to vote blue, but the Democratic nominee did not come out on top.