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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

Second Major Solar Farm Proposed For Henrico County’s Varina District

Henrico County may be set to get its second major solar farm in the Varina District that would include 85,000 tracking panels.

The Planning Commission has just found Virginia Solar’s proposed facility on 250 acres between Strath and Varina Roads substantially in accord with the county’s master plan, and sent it to the Board of Supervisors for review. Matthew Mears is a Partner with Virginia Solar and says the site is perfect and affordable. “It’s a former sand a gravel pit, not that much great uses for the land.”

Spirit Airlines To Begin Low-Cost Fares from RIC to Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale in March

Richmond International Airport is getting a new cut-rate airline, more options for Florida destinations, and is approaching its all-time high record for passenger service.

Spirit Airlines will begin daily non-stop service to both Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Orlando International beginning March 15, 2018. And Troy Bell at RIC says it will feature low fares. “I’ve heard a fare this morning for members of the $9 Fare Club, below $30 as an introductory fare.”