In part 178 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that both North and South fought over Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia with a determination that was sometimes desperation.
The blogosphere is buzzing again about the Morgan Harrington case after a Pennsylvania man claimed he might have evidence linking her murder to the disappearance of a young woman in his state. Police say they have not made a connection, but Harrington’s parents are still hopeful.
In part 180 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that the piety that General Oliver Howard displayed in his private life did not transfer to stellar achievement on the battlefield.
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.
The federal government’s role in the use of drones inside the U.S. may be expanding, but state lawmakers have put the brakes on deploying them within Virginia’s borders. Legislation that’s now under review by Governor McDonnell would place a moratorium on state and local use of drones. The unmanned aircraft could not be deployed for two years—while parameters and safeguards are studied.
Concerns that drones could violate rights and invade privacy prompted an alliance between the state ACLU and lawmakers to put drone deployments on hold—at least temporarily.
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.