Trooper was at right place, right time with right technology
August 27, 2015
Trooper Pamela M. Neff of the Virginia State Police said she was in the right place with right piece of technology to help law enforcement catch Vester Lee Flanagan II on Wednesday.
Shooting suspect dies following police pursuit
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.
Drugs still biggest issue for police in region
June 6, 2015
Based on the annual crime analysis report by the Virginia State Police, crime in the valley continues to be centered
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.
Governor signs clean energy legislation
April 22, 2015
The state of Virginia is taking steps to become a bigger player in the solar energy game.
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.
Port Authority sees lower shipping volumes in February
March 13, 2015
The Virginia Port Authority reported Wednesday the authority experienced a drop in shipments during February, mainly due to bad weather.
State legislators praise bipartisan cooperation
March 10, 2015
FRONT ROYAL—The Virginia General Assembly saw a productive session, local state representatives said Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Virginia Port Authority receives stable bond rating
February 27, 2015
Mood’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s, two international bond-rating agencies, rated the Virginia Port Authority facilities revenue bonds “stable” Wednesday.
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.
What goes down, must come up
February 6, 2015
After enjoying months of falling gasoline prices, motorists across the commonwealth saw gas price rise 10 to 20 cents a gallon this week, with the average price settling at around $2.04.
License plate privacy bill clears Virginia Senate
February 6, 2015
A bill restricting the ability of law enforcement to retain information collected from license plate readers passed the Virginia General Assembly Senate 38-0 on Friday.
First Bank rates as top workplace
February 2, 2015
First National Corporation announced that “Virginia Business Magazine” has recognized Strasburg-based First Bank as one of the “2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia” on Tuesday.
Jobless rates fall to lowest since ’08
January 29, 2015
Virginia saw a 0.2 percent decrease in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December, dropping the rate to 4.8 percent, the lowest since October 2008, Gov. Terry McAuliff reported this week.