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.

 

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Chesterfield County is trying a new approach to providing transportation for residents in need without the expense of running and maintaining buses.  And if you don't belive those signs on Virginia highways that warn for speed limits being enforced by aircraft, then you may be right.

The City of Hampton has an idea for reviving one of its tourist areas, and it's already hard for Northern Virginia commuters to get to work in D.C.  For some it may soon get worse.

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Henrico County has a plan to secure its water needs for a half-century at what it considers bargain prices, and new technology will be brought in to add capacity to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and with it will come a new problem.

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A proposal to add fortune telling to the list of approved business activities in the southwest Virginia town of Richlands drew an overflow crowd to a public meeting and a suburban Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney says his office no longer has the resources to prosecute misdemeanor cases.

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Coyotes have moved into western Virginia in large numbers but many locals are  feeling anything but hospitable.  And a proliferation of large scale chicken farms on Virginia's Eastern Shore has residents worried about their water supply.

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