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Charles Fishburne

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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

The First Accused Pirate In Nearly 200 Years Is About To Enter An American Prison

A Somali national who admitted his role in an April 10th attack on the US Navy ship Ashland off the coast of Africa has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, the first person to be sentenced for an attack on a vessel on the high seas since 1820. Charles Fishburne reports.

Agritourism a Growing Business In Virginia

Agritourism is a growing business in Virginiat with $13 million in annual sales the last time figures were available. But there is another story about how it can, in many cases,  save small farms that might otherwise be lost to developement, high-taxes and mass production. Charles Fishburne reports on a farm and a general store near Leesburg that survive on tourism.

Weather Forecasters Predict Warmer and Drier Winter; VDOT Standing By with Equipment and Personnel…Just in Case.

Top state officials are hoping there will not be a repeat of the Winter of 2009, that paralyzed traffic, brought down power lines, and cost 14 lives. The forecasters say it should not be that bad, but as Charles Fishburne reports, offer no guarantees.