A 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Virginia last night, causing a rumble over a wide area, but no apparent damage. As earthquakes go, it was a small one. The United States Geological Survey confirmed that the epicenter was Amelia Courthouse at 9:47 pm. The last major earthquake to hit the area happened in August 2011, when a magnitude 5.6 was recorded in Louisa and the ground under Central Viginia has never been quite the same.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
A new study by UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center finds one-in-three Virginia children living in “economic insecurity” and finds children in traditional families make up half the number. Using what they call the Virginia Poverty Measure, researchers at Weldon Cooper say there are 580,000 children in Virginia living in or near poverty.
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Virginia last night (May 21), causing a rumble over a wide area but no apparent damage. Charles Fishburne reports.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, VDOT has added a new feature to overhead signs in the area, to help you get to the beach and back. Drivers along the I-95, 295 and 64 corridors in the Richmond district will see new messages beginning this Friday, that display travel times and alternate routes to the beach, for example.
The overhead signs have been in place since early last summer, but this is the first time they will be dedicated to beach travel and to northern Virginia with accurate, real time information beginning noon tomorrow.
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.
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.