The New River Trail, in southwestern Virginia, runs for 57 miles from Pulaski to Galax. It’s Virginia’s longest state park, but also its narrowest ---with a right of way just 80 feet wide in many places.
Some worry that makes it especially vulnerable to development along the trail as communities give way to pressure to trade their rural character for the promise of prosperity.
Something surprising is happening to rivers in the eastern part of the United States. Scientists from the Universities of Virginia and Maryland say human activities are changing the basic chemistry of the water.
In a survey of 97 rivers from Florida to New Hampshire over up to six decades, scientists have discovered the water becoming less acidic – a surprise in light of how much acid rain has fallen in this part of the world.
A lawyer claims that there's "no story here," but Henrico County Police are digging deeper into allegations that a high-profile member of the House of Delegates had inappropriate ties to a 17-year-old girl.
While the attorney for the girl's mother says news reports are terribly misleading, the girl's father felt there was reason to call the police when she went to Delegate Joe Morrissey’s home.