NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
Rescue teams discovered the body of a missing Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. Investigators finally reached the crash site yesterday afternoon after navigating along logging roads, fire trails and forest roads in the rocky and wooded George Washington National Forest.
The Brookings Institution says a record number of foreign students came to this country last year, enriching both the economy and our mutual global perspective.
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Next month is suicide prevention month, and even before the tragic Ft. Lee incident this week, McGuire Veterans Hospital had scheduled two events for veterans and their families in an outreach program to help prevent it.
International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about 150 million dollars in its Newport News plant and create 500 jobs. The jobs will pay an average of 50,000 per and expand existing plant operations to include turbochargers, along with increased production of gasoline high pressure injector, fuel rail and pump assembly lines.
Triple A says almost one million Virginians will be traveling during the Labor Day weekend that begins tomorrow. Triple A says it is the highest number traveling since the recession.
Gasoline prices are down about 4% from this time last year. Airfare and hotel costs are up slightly, rental fees flat, and while Virginians may spend a bit more, they will be using credit cards to do it.
State Police promise an increased presence.
The College of William and Mary says it will begin a 27 million dollar renovation of its 89 year old Zable Stadium. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when the stadium was built and has basically remained unchanged ever since.
But beginning early next year, renovations are set to begin that will include a new upper deck, suites and pressbox, widening aisles, adding additional restrooms and concession facilities, upgrading the sound system, and creating a new entrance and ticket booth. The number of permanent seats will increase, though capacity will remain the same at 12,259.
Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb touched down in Iowa last week in what appears to be a potential run for president. The Washington Post took note of Webb’s activities and his 800-mile whirlwind tour which includes plans to hit New Hampshire as well. The Iowa swing included phone banks, a speech to union organizers and a veteran’s roundtable.
A bear that attacked a Virginia man in the George Washington National Forest in West Virginia has eluded attempts to capture it.
Fifty-nine year old Steven Krichbaum of Staunton and his dog encountered the female bear and her two cubs while walking in the forest in Hardy County, West Virginia. The bear attacked him after the dog went after the cubs. He hit the bear with a rock. He and the dog escaped, and he was treated for severe injuries at Winchester Memorial Hospital.