A 29,000-square-foot industrial/commercial building on U.S. 1 in Ruther Glen will be auctioned Oct. 19.
Culpeper County Supervisors denied the first conditional-use application for a utility-scale solar project during Tuesday’s meeting, leaving one supervisor wondering what message the vote sent to future applicants.
In the decade after Purdue Pharma agreed to stop deceptively marketing OxyContin, the pain pill maker sent a sales force into Virginia that pushed nearly 150 million of its opioid pills and patches, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said.
LEXINGTON—Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer.
BLACKSBURG—Virginia Tech library archivists are studying the fabric of the former Southwest Virginia mill town called Fries—literally and figuratively.
Fewer Virginia students are passing third grade standardized reading tests, a concerning trend for what experts describe as the most important predictor of a student’s future academic success.
Dwindling donations have caused the Piedmont United Way to announce its ceasing operations around September 30, cutting off a funding avenue for numerous regional not-for-profit organizations.
Every dollar of U.S. dairy products exported to Mexico generates $2.50 of economic activity in the U.S., according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
Across the United States, public infrastructure is crumbling thanks to legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as Americ…
ROANOKE—As construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline decelerates, the company says a temporary stop-work order has forced it to release half of its workforce and push back an expected completion date to late next year.
More than half of Virginia taxpayers make less than $50,000 a year, but they will pay proportionally more in new state taxes than they will receive in federal tax savings under the sweeping reforms President Donald Trump signed into law in December, according to a new state analysis.
It’s starting to feel real. Both Boeing and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. have contracts with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station as part of what’s known as the Commercial Crew Program. Seven years after the end of the Space Shuttle program, NASA intr…
Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration will convene a new work group on Monday to consider options to stabilize soaring premiums in Virginia’s health insurance market.
BLACKSBURG—It took eight minutes from the time a woman hit order on a mobile app until one of Wing’s drones traversed 1.4 miles and came buzzing overhead on Tuesday afternoon with a package of ice cream and other frozen treats in tow.
In response to the recent severe weather, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday Central Virginia farmers are eligible for federal assistance after flooding caused heavy land and structure damages.
Congressional auditors say about 30 million people—21 percent of U.S. taxpayers—will have to come up with more money to pay their taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks this year under government tables keyed to the new tax law.
A national bond rating agency predicts Virginia’s hospitals and health systems will receive a boost to their bottom lines when the state expands its Medicaid program on Jan. 1.
WASHINGTON — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other trading partners.
So-called “listicles” are all the rage: the top 10 hamburger joints, the 20 most beautiful college campuses, the 15 most famous celebrity couples to split up this year. They make for a fun read when you’re bored at the office and go online for a break, but let’s face it, they’re little more …
RICHMOND—Virginia’s unemployment rate held steady from May to June at 3.2 percent as hiring in the state increased for the sixth consecutive month and the labor force grew.
Some consumers affected by the Wells Fargo debit card fraud issue of the past several months are not only fed up – they’re taking action.
Dominion Energy’s tenfold increase in spending to influence Virginia politicians was prompted by the spread of “fake news and propaganda perpetuated by anti-energy groups,” a company spokesman said.
Though 13-year-old Beck Garnett already sold more than $50,000 worth of Trail’s End popcorn last year as a member of Boy Scout Troop 444, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Two Virginia tax credit programs meant to retrain workers and promote telecommuting are busts and need to be scrapped, according to a report released Monday by the state’s legislative watchdog agency.
CALLAWAY—Despite stubbornly low milk prices forcing some dairy farmers to pinch pennies just to scrape by and others to call it quits and sell off their cattle, Bryan Matthews tries to remain optimistic.
ABINGDON—Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth counties have filed federal lawsuits accusing 15 prescription opioid manufacturers and three distributors of aggressively persuading doctors to prescribe opioids and turning patients into drug addicts for their own profit.
Overcome by heavy rains and its inability to control runoff from construction sites, Mountain Valley Pipeline is suspending work on its massive natural gas pipeline in Southwest Virginia.
As nearly 1.3 million Virginians prepare to head out for the Fourth of July holiday, those who are driving will have to pay more at the pump to reach their destinations.
LEXINGTON—The owner of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington resigned her position as executive director of the Main Street organization Tuesday.
Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are setting up camp in the shadow of an old-growth forest in Bath County that could become a major battleground in the path of the pending $5.5 billion natural gas pipeline.
If you’re a Wells Fargo customer, you might want to check your debit card transactions for fraudulent charges from Amazon.
Virginia Tech is about to enhance the way it teaches students about blockchain technology, thanks in large part to a $3 million contribution from block.one, Blacksburg’s billion-dollar cryptocurrency startup.
Dr. Michael Shakroo is a burly man with a warm gaze and a life story that raises the possibility of divine intervention. The ins and outs of that story are not the sort of thing Shakroo discusses with the patients he sees at Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic, where he is clinical director as w…
Virginia farmers find themselves on the front line of a widening trade dispute between the United States and China, the state’s biggest export trading partner and buyer of soybeans grown in the Old Dominion as a premium cash crop.
A Franklin County judge ruled in favor of Appalachian Power Co. on Friday in a dock-building dispute pitting landowners’ property rights against the utility company’s regulatory power over the Smith Mountain Lake shoreline.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order Wednesday directing Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality to review its operations and evaluate changes in federal environmental regulations since President Donald Trump took office.
China’s plan to levy a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soybeans may come as something of a surprise to most Americans. But to a professor of agricultural economics who studies international commodity markets for a living, this was not at all unexpected.
The General Assembly’s decision to set a floor on regional fuel tax collections is seen as a win for mass transit agencies, including the Virginia Railway Express.
Fredericksburg is seeking to attract a new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic to the Hylton property, a 90-acre undeveloped tract east of Interstate 95 that adjoins State Route 3 and Cowan Boulevard.
The Pamunkey Indian Tribe wants to venture into business, operating a destination resort with legal gaming and employing 4,000 full-time workers somewhere in eastern Virginia, even possibly somewhere in the Fredericksburg area.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Virginia, the state's largest health insurer, announced Friday afternoon that it will not participate on the Individual Exchange in Virginia for 2018, citing volatility in the individual health insurance market, which it says has made it difficult to price plans that are compliant with the Affordable Care Act.
The Orange County Economic Development Office, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center, will host a free workshop on selling to the Commonwealth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30 in the b…