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State news includes stories of interest in Virginia and less frequently, North Carolina, that is of interest to our readers.

State Officials Urge Virginians To Protect Themselves During Mosquito Season

(RICHMOND, Va.) – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that as mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for people across the...

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...

Governor Vetoe’s Concealed Switchblades and “Tebow Bill”

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and a bill that would allow home-schooled students to...

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in House Subcommittee

An effort to expand the use of medical marijuana in Virginia stalled in the General Assembly, but groups that want to reform the state's...

Perriello Supports Two Years Free College

Tom Perriello, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, touted the value of community colleges as a path to the middle class...

New Bill Aimed at Reducing Distracted Driving

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill into law that would create a new type of specialty license plate aimed at reducing distracted driving....

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...

Ford Motor Company Recalling Thousands of Vehicles

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs, and vans that can run low...

Railroad Tracks in Bad Shape

Government inspections of railroads that haul crude oil have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered...

Many Taking Advantage of New Virginia DMV Payment Plan

RICHMOND – Legislation effective January 1 has enabled the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow motorists whose licenses have been suspended for...

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