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 law may soon require that homebuyers be reminded to check on whether they're moving into a flood zone before they sign a contract. And the City of Norfolk is paying off more than a half-million dollars in federal taxes it somehow overlooked. 

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link.

Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for a website to post mugshots online and then charge a fee to take them down. And, the College of William and Mary wants a mountain in Colorado to bear its name -- but the idea is encountering some resistance. 

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link.

Virginia could soon have a new state song nearly 20 years after the first one was banished...and a fence slated to be built underneath a new bridge in Richmond is raising some questions. 

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link.

Virginia is following the lead of several other states and looking to get some use out of roadkill...and smoking has been declared illegal inside a Blacksburg hookah lounge.  

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link.

A decision made a decade ago by the city of Buena Vista created a debt load that city leaders now call insurmountable. It's a situation that might well serve as an object lesson for other localities in Virginia. 

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