It will be a winner-take-all at the College World Series tonight in Omaha.
The Virginia Cavaliers forced the deciding game last night with a 7-2 victory over Vanderbilt. Tonight’s game starts at 8 PM and will be shown on ESPN. A Virginia victory tonight would be historic for the university and the Atlantic Coast Conference.
An ACC team hasn’t won the College World Series since 1955. North Carolina in 2007 was the last ACC team to reach the best-of-3 championship series.
When House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell ruled two of Governor McAuliffe’s line-item vetoes out of order Monday night, he cited the state Constitution and Virginia Supreme Court precedents for doing so.
Those include a 1996 case where then—as now—one major dispute was over budget language about federal funds.
It’s been nearly two months since a train derailed in Lynchburg, sending a fireball into the sky above that city’s downtown and spilling oil into the James River.
Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 3200 miles of railroad face similar dangers.
The city of Lynchburg grew and prospered for decades because freight moved easily here – first by river and then by rail. Trains were a routine part of city life, but on April 30 that routine was shattered.
The mountains of Southwest Virginia were once known for coal mining, manufacturing and agriculture --- and the boom and bust cycles that go with them. Now the region is looking toward more lasting routes to prosperity. They’re using nature and the local creative culture to nurture their economy.
“You cans start here at the waterfall which is the gorgeous 350 foot waterfall cascading over this mossy limestone cliff and then hike into the natural area.”
The University of Virginia baseball team has its back against the wall at the College World Series in Omaha. Vanderbilt took Game One in the best-of-3 championship series, 9-8. UVA’s trips to Omaha are drawing repeat visitors with hopes of seeing the Cavaliers go all the way...
It isn’t just for baseball. Don Luttrell and his wife, Linda, from Zion Crossroads followed the men’s basketball team to Omaha two years ago.
These days so much of the country seems just like everywhere else, the same national chains, same urban sprawl. And while there are still some authentic regions left, mostly, they’re far from –well – everywhere.
There's controversy over ownership of volunteer fire department vehicles in a Virginia county where population growth is bringing demand for standardized emergency services...and people who walk and bike across a bridge in Norfolk are wondering who's responsible for keeping them safe.
Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.