VDOT’s scheduled milling and paving of the deck overlay of the Robert O. Norris, Jr. Bridge over the Rappahannock River is finally underway. The bridge is a critical link between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.
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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Petersburg has spent the past year updating and improving the city’s Social Services Department. When clients visit now, they’ll be more than a little surprised.
The department serves some 19,000 people and Deputy City Manager Darnetta Tyus told WCVE, "We partnered with the state to come up with a plan to correct some things from a financial standpoint and from a productivity standpoint."
The Richmond Planning Commission, yesterday, (7/2) voted 8-1 to recommend that Bon Secours’ request to a rezone the Westhampton School at Libbie and Patterson go forward. City Council will vote on the 23rd.
Statistically, some 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease, the most common tick borne illness, are diagnosed each year. This year, those numbers are trending up.
Petersburg has spent the past year updating and improving the city’s Social Services Department. When clients visit today, (7/2) they’ll be more than a little surprised.
Governor Ralph Northam, a former Army doctor, has signed legislation making The Virginia Department of Veterans Services’ Military Medics and Corpsmen Program permanent after a successful two year pilot program.
At the end of last June, Colonial Williamsburg CEO Mitchell Reiss had real concerns about the non profit running out of the part of its endowment that funds operations in about eight years. Now, he said, he doesn’t think that will happen at all.
The BH Media Group, owners of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, is turning its management of newspapers and digital operations over to Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa.
Dominion Outsourcing LLC, based in Henrico, has been growing steadily since it opened in 2016. Now, they’re planning to add 190 to keep up with demand.
President and CEO Dai Barth said the company is investing $370,000 as part of an expansion that will include moving to a larger space next year.
"Our specialty is doing document acquisition for medical supply companies, medical intake, and insurance verification."
Even in the digital age, he said, their work continues to be a manual process.
Sixty years ago the Petersburg City Council voted to close a popular recreation area at Wilcox Lake. They did that to stop it from being integrated. Now council has reversed their decision.
Ward 1 Councilwoman Treska Wilson-Smith explained that earlier this month a member of the Wilcox Lake Conservatory spoke to council and said no one on council had tried to take action on the issue.
"And, I thought not true because I did in 13 and I tried in 14 so I thought maybe it’s time to try again."
She proposed a motion to officially overturn that 1958 decision.