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The American Red Cross runs daily blood collection drives in order to maintain its inventory. It has a particularly difficult time in the summer and platelet donations are needed too. Platelets are the clotting factor in your blood and only have a...
Dominion Virginia Power says it paid nearly $142 million in taxes to Virginia cities, counties and towns. The company paid more than $40 million in taxes to localities in Hampton Roads. That’s an increase of about $10 million or 7.6 percent from...
Step through the gate at old St. Luke's and the hourglass starts to flow backward. Behind you, echoing through the fields surrounding busy Route 10, a steady stream of cars and tractor-trailers roars to and from nearby Smithfield. But the sound...
Virginia education officials say 68 percent of the state's public schools met new annual benchmarks in reading, mathematics and graduation. The state Department of Education on Wednesday released results of the objectives aimed at reducing proficiency...
Virginia Department of Forestry: 2,300-acre conservation easement established in Isle of Wight CountyIsle of Wight County has created a conservation easement on 2,348 acres of forestland that fronts the Blackwater River, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry. This will conserve a large block of forestland, protect a vital...
Texas-born country singer Tracy Lawrence has been selected as the headliner for the 2012 Isle of Wight County Fair, organizers announced this week. He'll perform 9 p.m. Sept. 15. The fair's concerts are included with a $5 fair admission ticket. His...
From Poquoson to Portsmouth and Newport News to Norfolk, more than 40 regional cleanup projects are planned throughout Hampton Roads next month as part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup National Action Days, April 27-28. Project...
Despite a four-month search that attracted 41 applicants from around the country, Smithfield's search for a new police chief ended within town limits. Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman, a longtime Smithfield resident and former town...
Virginia’s blue crab season opened strong Monday as watermen returned to Chesapeake Bay docks with bushels full of the normally dormant crustacean. “This is unprecedented. We’ve never seen it this early,” said Johnny Graham,...
Three of the five biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Hampton Roads will soon be closed, according toU.S. Environmental Protection Agency data. Released earlier this month on a searchable computerized map, the data identifies large, stationary...
Schools in seven local districts have earned 2012 Board of Education Excellence Awards, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday morning. The award is part of his Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) incentive program for schools that exceed state and...
ISLE OF WIGHT — Robert P. Taylor III climbed down the ladder of the tractor that he uses to spread fertilizer. He knelt down and grabbed a handful of soil from a field that would soon be lined with cotton seeds. “People don’t...
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