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.

 

 

With opioid addiction reaching what some are calling epidemic proportions in Danville, law enforcement has an obvious role to play. Treatment and prevention specialists say the Danville Police are doing more than just arresting offenders.

Virginia Public Access Project

How police should treat information collected through license plate readers has been debated for years in Virginia. That debate is about to take a significant turn.

Virginia Public Access Project

Shenandoah County has fired five school employees who had felony convictions prior to being hired. The superintendent says he had no choice although all five had good work records and positive evaluations. And, the town of Altavista has easing regulations bow-hunters for the coming deer season. 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

When Richmond City Council wasn't sure what to expect when it decided to try healthier products in public vending machines but the early results have been a surprise. And, a judge has cleared the way for Southwest Virginia landowners to sue over royalties from natural gas recovery in former coal mines. 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

Gloucester County will soon be making audio recordings of conversations between county staff and members of the public. And Norfolk is facing the possibility of a lawsuit that could cost the city more than it could pay. 

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