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.
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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.
The largest class in University of Virginia history is on the grounds and going through orientation. Classes start tomorrow at the University of Virginia, after 3,690 first-year students have unloaded their belongings over the weekend and gone through two days of orientation.
The University says nearly 31% are minorities, 89% ranked in the top ten of their high school graduation classes. The mean test scores on the SAT were 665 of a possible 800, and 259 low-income students qualified for grants and loans covering 100% of their expenses under the financial aid program Access UVA.
A ten-year old Virginia boy playing on a New Jersey beach has found a 10,000 year-old arrowhead. Noah Cordle and his family were vacationing on Long Beach Island last week, when something sharp hurt his leg. He thought it was a crab until he picked it up and discovered it was an arrowhead.
Gasoline prices continued to slide as the end of summer approaches. Triple A says prices at the pump continue to drop, as some 29.7 million Americans prepare to make that last road trip during the upcoming Labor Day Holiday.
National average is 3.44. It has dropped 24 cents since June. Virginia is 3.20 and Richmond 3.31 on average though many places it is hoving around the three dollar mark.
Crude oil prices continue to trade below 100 a barrel despite geopolitical tensions and the United States is approaching its highest annual level of oil production since 1972.
The University of Virginia has just launched the nation's first test of focused ultrasound to destroy breast tumors.
Virginia had one milk recall in schools this year. Hear what regulators are doing to be ensure it’s safe.
Stone Brewing Company could have a second Richmond option for its proposed East Coast brewery. The Richmond Times-Dispatch says Thalheimer Realty Partners has submitted an application to allow a brewery and distribution center in Manchester as part of its Reynolds South Development.
Reynolds South is already slated for two high-rise buildings: an office with 250,000 square feet and an apartment building with 200 to 250 units. And there would be 60,000 square feet of retail space along Hull Street.
The US Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4% in July. It is the third straight month the Virginia jobless rate has increased - though not by much - after reaching its lowest rate in February since November 2008.
The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.3% in June, to 5.4% in July. The largest job increase was in construction. Other areas that saw gains included total government, manufacturing and business services.