Fred Echols

WVTF/RADIO IQ News Host, Producer and Reporter

Fred Echols is a long time member of the WVTF/RADIO IQ news department and produces news content as well as public affairs programs. Fred's career in broadcasting began in North Carolina's Triad before switching from commercial radio where he'd held numerous positions including program director to hosting public radio programming at WVTF.

 

Virginia Public Access Project

It's not as flashy as the Hollywood version but Prince William County says its Walk of Fame will bring overdue recognition to those who've helped to build the community, and one Virginia city in need of revenue is calling out tax delinquents in public.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

The University of Virginia's architectural centerpiece is about to reopen after a four-year renovation and at least one exciting historical discovery, and new technology will soon allow people in water-challenged Hampton Roads to reuse much of what they're sending down the drain. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

In Virginia's public schools not many things are more critical than Standards of Learning Tests – known as the SOL's. Now a highly honored school principal has been reprimanded for a series of phone calls made to parents ahead of this years final testing period. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

A small Virginia town has learned that landing a major online data center is not the economic windfall it once appeared to be, and a Virginia woman thought she was all paid up on the Dulles Toll Road until she found out she wasn't. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

Outdated zoning and use regulations can hinder development as Henrico County has learned, and a Virginia woman has brought down a drone she thought was intruding over her property. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

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