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.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report on the deadly hot air balloon crash in Virginia May 9th. There are no surprises. The NTSB confirms the 78 thousand cubic foot balloon struck a power line that sparked the fire that resulted in the death of the pilot and his two passengers.
With the long holiday weekend ahead, state and local offifcials are aiming to reduce traffic deaths across Virginia. They will begin delivering that message this morning with a series of news conferences around the state.
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.
The recent discovery of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States has underlined the need for International Cooperation, and local vigilance. Charles Fishburne talks with a VCU doctor who literally wrote the book on the subject--six books, actually, and about 500 scientific publications.
The Average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has dropped again, just in time for holiday travel. In its weekly survey, Triple A says gasoline has continued its slide by another penny, to 3.65 a gallon nationally.Virginia has also dropped a penny to 3.46, but Richmond is down three cents to 3.38.
One million Americans are suffering from a disease that is often misdiagnosed until it has done its damage and is too late to treat.
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 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.