Part of the beauty of finely crafted objects is seeing where they’re made and meeting the people who make them. More than fifty artisans, galleries, farms and shops, all over Floyd County will open their doors, give demonstrations, and discuss their work this weekend. It’s the fourth Annual Floyd Artisan Trail Tour and you’re invited.
Pat Sharkey is coordinating this weekend’s Floyd Artisan Trail, a self tour of the area that highlights what’s so captivating about this rural mecca for music, art, and personality.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor may have lost his Republican primary in Richmond, but he isn’t giving up his leadership post until the end of summer. A look at what the political sea change means for the state.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor may have lost his Republican primary in Richmond, but he isn’t giving up his leadership post until the end of summer. Capitol Hill reporter Matt Laslo looks at what the sea change means for the state
Artist Bill Rutherfoord has long been one of the region’s most respected artists. This week, he showcases eight years of work with a massive painting and sculpture exhibit titled "Allegory of No Region" at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum.
"Allegory of No Region" by artist Bill Rutherfoord will be featured at Roanoke's Taubman Museum Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014
The state's economists and fiscal experts are urging lawmakers to pass a budget as soon as possible to help mitigate lower revenues by tapping into the state's rainy day fund.
They informed the House Appropriations Committee that if lawmakers don't act soon, the state has much to lose.
Like April, May's revenue forecast is still lower than projected. At this rate, the House Appropriation Committee’s Robert Vaughn says the projected deficit carried into fiscal year 20-15 is hundreds of millions of dollars.
As the Shenandoah National Park prepares to host thousands of summer visitors, it’s also hoping to get rid of some uninvited guests. 65 Emerald Ash Borers turned up in a trap near its northern border, and park rangers note this bug has already killed 50-million trees in other parts of the country.
The elements known as ‘rare earths,’ are a relatively new addition to the periodic table. And they have changed the world, ushering in the new age of technology because of their unique properties. They allow us to make smaller and more efficient devices; everything from smart phones to wind turbines.
The sudden resignation of Democratic State Senator Phil Puckett has created new dynamics in the three-month-long budget stalemate between the two chambers of the Virginia General Assembly. The Senate now has 20 Republicans and 19 Democrats, and that could ultimately result in its re-organization with the GOP in charge. Lawmakers took part in active discussions regarding the next steps the Senate should take, and how to move the budget forward.