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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

Minor Earthquake Hit Central Virginia; No Damage Reported

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.

UVA Says One-Third of Virginia Children Live in or Near Poverty

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.

VDOT Unveils New Signs To Update Road Conditions To The Beach, Northern Virginia

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 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.