Southwestern Virginia is home to one of the most botanically diverse forests in the temperate world....where roughly 7 out of every 10 acres here is forestland. Some loggers say the best way to preserve this bounty for future generations is by logging it… carefully.
The Trump Winery hosts a public meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss plans for an 18-hole golf course next to its vineyards, but opponents are lining up to give Donald and his son Eric a fight.
Donald Trump’s organization owns 14 golf courses, including Trump National in Loudon County, and son Eric - who oversees the Albemarle County winery acquired last year - says it’s the perfect site for 18 holes, but local environmentalists beg to differ. Rex Linville is with the Piedmont Environmental Council.
Virginia lawmakers split their votes last evening on the deal to open the government and avoid a potential default.
Even in the face of a potential default, Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith says he just couldn’t support the compromise.
“I campaigned on not voting to raise the debt ceiling unless there were some significant changes in the law that would help the United States of America, and particularly the 9th District of Virginia.”
But Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner says the gridlock on display the last couple weeks will have a lasting impact.
While energy providers are excited about the prospect of developing wind energy off Virginia's coast, many still believe that the state has a full complement of resources which are being underutilized or not used at all.