Yesterday, (6/14) Petersburg city officials, including The Mayor, City Manager Aretha Farrell Benavides, Deputy City Manager for Development Lionel Lyons, and COO Michael Rogers, welcomed Virginia Secretary of Trade and Commerce Brian Ball. After some barbecue, they used the Olde Towne Trolley to take him on a tour.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
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The Hanover County School Board adopted its fiscal 2019 budget last night (6/12).
Students at Richmond’s Carver Elementary School had to retake their SOL tests after the city school administration was informed of potential irregularities with SOL testing procedures and decided it was in the best interest of students and teachers.
The Joint Legislative and Review Commission questioned Virginia529’s CEO yesterday (6/11/18) about the cost of its prepaid college savings programs and how that relates to guaranteeing the program’s long term fiscal health.
Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, recently hosted a summit with local and state leaders. He called it Building the Navy of the Future: Opportunities for Hampton Roads.
The parents of Harrison Carter Cole, a Hampden-Sydney College freshman, have filed a $78 million dollar lawsuit saying their son died after a night of excessive drinking at a fraternity house event.
The Southside Gang and Drug Task Force is warning people in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties about potent heroin that’s being sold in the area.
Southside Virginia has struggled for some time with opioid and heroin abuse and State Police Special Agent Dale Sturdifen explained.
"Within the past three weeks we’ve had three people die."
He said reported overdoses have also increased. And, he added, heroin is frequently cut with fentanyl and that can be deadly. Sturdifen also pointed to a rash of marijuana users being hospitalized.
Doctors at VCU’s Massey Cancer Center will conduct a trial, using a unique combination of drugs, to make chemo treatment work better for breast cancer patients.
SNP Properties is planning to build a new apartment complex at the corner of West Broad Street and Summit Avenue in Scotts Addition.
Radio personality Jeff Beck, best known as part of the iconic Jeff & Jeff Morning Show on XL102 has died. Beck had been quietly fighting a type of cancer affecting the brain for more than year. He would have turned 67 this Sunday.
Jeff Beck was a radio pro. He worked for a station in New York City when we first met in passing. For a time, I was the newsman on the Jeff & Jeff Show. Our boss was Brian Illes.