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Gillespie Makes Broadband a Priority

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie says he’ll expand high-speed internet access in rural Virginia. Speaking from AC Furniture Company in Axton, Gillespie says he...

Some Reinstated Driver’s Licenses Issued in Error

Thousands of suspended Virginia licenses were accidentally reinstated after a glitch at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Many drivers in the commonwealth received notices...

Gas Prices on the Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.19/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

Spring Wildfire Season Ends in Virginia

Five days of much-needed rain helped bring about an early end to spring wildfire season in Virginia, according to officials at the Virginia Department...

Gas Prices on the Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.17/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

Pole Put Perriello on Top

Former Rep. Tom Perriello's upstart campaign has edged ahead of Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam about two months ahead of the Democratic primary for...

Governor’s One Gun a Month Not Likely to Pass

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed a legislative amendment that would restore Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month limit. It’s not likely to pass in the General Assembly, though....

Gas Prices Hold Steady

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 gas...

Overdoses Still Climbing

Martinsville recently topped the list in number of drug overdoses per capita in the state and then racked up another ribbon for more prescriptions...

Tornado Drill Less Than Perfect

A technical glitch at the National Weather Service's office in Wakefield thwarted Tuesday's statewide tornado drill in some areas of central and eastern Virginia,...

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