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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

Articles by Charles Fishburne

Carter’s Grove Plantation Up For Auction

Carter’s Grove…one of the nation’s most treasured colonial mansion’s goes on the auction block today. Bidding for the Colonial plantation will start around eight  million dollars….it includes four hundred historic acres and a mansion considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the nation.  Carter’s Grove has ties to some of the earliest European settlers in  Virginia.

Former Virginia US Senator Jim Webb May Be Considering A Run For President

Former Virginia US Senator Jim Webb…who left office 16 months ago may be considering a presidential run. As a freshman, Democrat Jim Webb made the cover of Parade Magazine pushing prison reform, successfully authored a new GI Bill of Rights in the Senate and was a regular on Meet the Press talking about American foreign policy.

Chesterfield's Segregated Schools in the 60s Now An Exhibit at the Chesterfield History Museum

Brown Versus Board of Education and Massive Resistance was met with relative quiet in Chesterfield County, but a generation of Chesterfield County children still suffered through the period and that is the subject of an exhibit at the Chesterfield County Museum.  Sixty-seven year old Herbert Townes lived through a period of school desegregation in Chesterfield that is almost forgotten.

Russia May Pull Out Of Space Station Early; Virginia Has A Stake

Russia has announced that it does not plan to use the International Space Station beyond 2020, casting a shadow on US plans to extend the life of the orbiting laborary until at least 2024, and Virginia has a considerable stake.

Missions to supply the space station have been launched from Wallops Island since last year. Orbital has launch facilities and personnel at Wallops, corporate headquarters in Northern Virginia, and a 1.9 billion dollar contract with NASA.