In part 182 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells the poignant story of Clifton and William Prentiss, who meet on a Fredericksburg battlefield after 8 years of separation and 4 years of war.
In part 183 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the theater in the Confederate city of Richmond held its own against every obstacle during the darkest days of the war.
Owners of hybrid vehicles in Virginia are letting Governor McDonnell know what they think of one provision of the new transportation bill and a lawmaker from Hampton Roads is retiring after 30 years in the General Assembly. Those are two of the most read newspaper stories at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.
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Each year, half a million people in this country have knee replacement surgery, and by 2030 that number is expected to reach three million. After surgery, you might expect those patients to be more active and to lose weight, but a study by Virginia Commonwealth University suggests the opposite is true – and that could spell trouble for the nation’s long-term health.
Prosecutors and public defenders in Virginia are paid by the state, but on average, lawyers who work for the Commonwealth’s Attorney make 25% more than lawyers who defend the poor. Now that one public defender is asking for a raise, and others may follow suit.