A first of its kind solar energy project is now on Virginia’s grid. The BARC Electric Cooperative is operating a 1,750-panel solar energy garden and offering customers in Bath, Alleghany, Augusta, Highland and Rockbridge counties the chance to purchase a portion of their energy needs from the central facility. For a 20-year fixed rate, project subscribers can get up to 25 percent of their average energy consumption fulfilled with solar power from the communal facility located in Rockbridge. The project also features an educational center designed to help visitors understand solar energy.
Last night (12/13), PBS premiered its latest series at the Byrd Theater. The company’s new civil war drama Mercy Street is based and filmed in Virginia. It's PBS' first American-made production in a decade and state officials are hoping the series will bring sight-seers and add a boost to the economy.
Tourism is one of Virginia’s five largest industries.
88.9 WCVE’s recently retired News Director Wayne Farrar was honored Wednesday night (9/9) with the Crutchfield Distinguished Service Award at the Virginia Society of Professional Journalists annual George Mason Banquet.
In 1915, the Southern Railway opened a new passenger station in Richmond at 102 Hull Street, now home to the Richmond Railroad Museum. In July, they’ll be celebrating with a party, to which you are invited. 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne has this video report.
Charles Fishburne has the story of Miller & Rhoads “Real Santa,” and an earlier career you may find hard to believe…