Anti-abortion group wants day of mourning

Benjamin Cline

January 13, 2017

An anti-abortion organization called Day of Tears is urging the Virginia General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring a day of mourning to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Upgrades planned for Virginia ports

John Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, addresses state and local officials at the Warren County Government Center on Thursday. Reinhart gave an update on the status of Virginia's ports. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 24, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Improvements and expansions are being planned for Virginia’s ports, including the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County.

Short-term rental bills making headway

Jill Holtzman Vogel

February 18, 2016

Legislation clearing the way for property owners to rent their homes for fewer than 30 days is edging closer to passage in the General Assembly after receiving preliminary approval from the House of Delegates and Senate.

Graduation rates at area schools up

October 1, 2015

Virginia schools have passed the 90 percent threshold for high school students graduating on time, according to a Virginia Department of Education press release.

Shooting suspect dies following police pursuit

A helicopter lifts off from eastbound Interstate 66 near Markham where the suspect in the murders of a TV reporter and cameraman ran his car off the road during a police pursuit. The suspect,  Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, of Roanoke, died later at the hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 26, 2015

Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, of Roanoke, the suspect in the fatal shootings of a television reporter and cameraman earlier today in Moneta, Virginia, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a police pursuit on eastbound Interstate 66 near Markham.

NASA partnership aims to enhance wine industry

May 21, 2015

The office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the completion of a project with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that could boost the state’s wine industry.

Va. promoting foreign trade opportunities

May 7, 2015

In the state’s latest effort to promote the exportation of Virginia grown agricultural goods, local producers will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with state-contracted international trade consultants in June.

Bowman Andros announces expansion

April 21, 2015

Andros Foods North America announced on Tuesday that it will be providing 160 new jobs at the Bowman Apple Products facility in Mount Jackson.

Shenandoah wages lower than Warren, state averages

April 3, 2015

The Virginia Employment Commission has released an updated version of its industry profiles, which include data related to the number of establishments, wages, employment and unemployment insurance tax rates for five major industries.

Va. jobless rate holds steady in February

April 3, 2015

The Virginia Employment Commission announced last week the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in February, holding steady from the January rate and a 0.6 percent decrease from February 2014.

Va. Port Authority reports profit loss

March 27, 2015

The Virginia Port Authority reported this week it incurred a $560,000 loss in February — due to winter weather — and that resulted in work slow downs and work stoppages.

Buyer beware: Consumers urged to watch for scams

March 6, 2015

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, the State Corporation Commission is asking Virginians to keep their eyes peeled for scams as well as to learn about their consumer rights.

Governor signs bill to freeze reviews

February 24, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed into law legislation that bars the State Corporation Commission from conducting two-year reviews on rates and profits for Dominion Power and Appalachian Power for the next five years.

Ride sharing firms could expand into region

February 22, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation into law legalizing and regulating the operation of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the commonwealth.