State

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.

What goes down, must come up

GAS PRICES

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.

First Bank rates as top workplace

Scott Harvard

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.

Governor seeks solar energy proposals

January 16, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a “request for information” for the Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to explore solar energy development on state owned property on Thursday.

Aiming to make a difference

January 14, 2015

RICHMOND — The General Assembly convened Wednesday for the first day of its 2015 session amid hopes that at least some of the thousands of bills expected to be introduced will pass and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the state’s 8.3 million residents.