Students, schools and youth groups across Virginia are kicking off a statewide campaign this week to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.
On Wednesday evening, Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced the expansion of the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), which first launched at the end of June with $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist households facing eviction or foreclosure du…
As stated so eloquently by the caretakers of the Virginia War Memorial, “through the stories of those who served, the nation’s leading state War Memorial honors Virginia’s fallen and preserves the past.”
Danville city and Caesars Entertainment officials on Thursday signed the development agreement for a resort casino at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield.
ROANOKE — First Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar will serve as the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, effective Tuesday.
RICHMOND — An effort to require Virginia school districts to provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead.
RICHMOND — Though the federal government is asking states to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine within months, some Virginians differ on whether the vaccine should be mandatory when it becomes available.
RICHMOND — Virginia college students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Now, many also have coronavirus testing data available at their fingertips.
RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam Friday announced that Virginia has been approved to proceed with a state-based health insurance exchange.
As Virginia lawmakers look to reconfigure the state budget in a special session, the Joint Advisory Board of Economics and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Revenue Estimates say the economy is showing “recessionary trends.”
Gov. Ralph Northam has issued Executive Order 70 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Virginia’s state-operated psychiatric hospitals and ensure the safety of patients and staff during the ongoing health crisis.
Was Hurricane Isaias the main event, or just a sneak preview of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season? As climate experts monitor the atmosphere, Virginians should prepare now for the threat of wild weather.
Agricultural producers still have time to apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Halifax Farm Service Agency.
Despite cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise in Halifax County, with three new cases on Tuesday, the percent of those testing positive in the county and other counties in the south-central region is trending positively.
Halifax County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus …
On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2020, a bill to federally enact a series of gun violence prevention measures adopted by Virginia earlier this year.
On Thursday, the Virginia Farm Bureau board of directors announced the decision to cancel the 2020 State Fair of Virginia, and instead hold a modified State Fair 4-H Livestock Show.
The public will have an opportunity to offer comments regarding the Virginia State Police when a national accreditation team assesses the Department in August.
SMITHFIELD —hen more than an acre of corn disappeared from his field, J. Brian Carroll assumed a hungry bear ate it. Then he noticed a beaver slide — a slick, muddy trail that tracked to an adjacent swamp.
Starting Monday, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority joins other retailers to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by stepping up enforcement of the face mask requirement in its stores.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week he is calling the General Assembly into special session on Tuesday, Aug. 18, following the governor’s traditional end-of-fiscal-year report to the General Assembly’s money committees.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted the trajectory of the coronavirus in Virginia, executive actions taken, requirements, recommendations and guidelines in a press briefing Tuesday.
As COVID-19 cases increase around the state — especially in the Eastern Shore region — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is ramping up enforcement of face masks and social distancing regulations.
Virginia gas prices have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.02 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.
Results from an annual survey of more than 71,000 farmers showed a jump in planted corn and soybean acreage, and a dip in cotton and wheat, compared to 2019.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is warning Virginians about a species that has been discovered at many locations around the commonwealth.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced that Virginia ended fiscal year 2020 with a deficit of approximately $236.5 million in general fund revenue collections. While the shortfall was expected due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s economy and budget, it is smaller than anticipated,…
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries became the Department of Wildlife Resources, effective Wednesday.
The Virginia Department of Health encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday launched the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program, which will provide $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19.
Congress has introduced a bill that would enable more farmers to participate in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.
FAIRFAX — Meg Fregoso, a nurse practitioner, used to see patients who previously had a lung transplant at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Now she uses telehealth to meet patients.
After teasing a possible Friday start day to Phase Three of the reopening of Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that Virginia would not enter into Phase Three until July 1.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced that he intends to mark Juneteenth as a permanent paid state holiday, starting by giving state employees a day off this Friday.
Challenger Bob Good ousted U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman in Saturday’s unconventional convention to nominate a Republican candidate for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced a temporary statewide moratorium on all eviction proceedings in Virginia.
Virginia’s official and only comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2019 is now available online at the Virginia State Police website.