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

With the waters off the Virginia coast getting more crowded every year there's an effort under way to develop some rules of the road for seagoing traffic, and the food that delegates to the Democratic convention will be eating is stopping for a check-up in Virginia on its way to Philadelphia. 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

Among the many products that bear the Trump name, one of the most successful is made in Virginia...and public concerns about revenues and land use are raising questions about the future of a popular Northern Virginia water park. 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 Supreme Court ruling on free speech is forcing some localities to change how they regulate public signs, and another city Virginia says it may have to become a town because it can't afford the cost of providing services for its residents. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

Some of the entries on the Chesterfield County Schools' summer reading list have drawn sharp criticism from parents, while there are concerns being raised about the age of textbooks in other locations in Virginia. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link on vpap.org.

Creative Commons/Doug Kerr

The long-running legal battle involving bonds issued by the City of Buena Vista and the company that insures those bonds has taken a new turn.

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