Localities in southeast, southwest, and central, Virginia--including Richmond and Petersburg--are getting help from the Attorney General’s Office in efforts to prevent domestic homicide.
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 James River Association has begun accepting applications for its sixth annual James River Expedition.
The summer expedition is literally a “floating classroom.” Students will paddle canoes the entire 340 mile length of the James River.
Learn more at the James River Association website.
Petersburg’s former city attorney resigned on March 3rd. He is still on the city payroll.
Brian Telfair, city attorney since 2012, said he resigned primarily for health reasons and had been thinking about it for some time. It turned out, he left the same day City Manager William Johnson, III, was fired.
Telfair’s contract didn’t require severance but City Council signed off on paying him just under $34,000. The day after his last day of work, he was also paid just over $22,000 in unused vacation and sick leave.
Telfair started a new job two weeks after his last day.
Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark Herring, and others from across the country, today (3/29) announced a coalition to help combat climate change.
Black bears are alive and well in Virginia and bear sightings are common statewide in the spring. State experts are urging people to become bear aware.
The Hopewell Food Pantry, serving more than 11,000 people, has been asked to find a new location in another part of the city.
Dr. James Lane was confirmed last night as the next Superintendent of Schools in Chesterfield County.
Dr. Lane has been at the head of the Goochland County Schools for three years, much smaller than Chesterfield which is one of the largest in the state.
Dr. Lane noted that Chesterfield schools, like Goochland, are committed to innovation, instructional technology and project based learning:
The Richmond Education, Employment, and Career Academy is an innovative charter school that works to prepare students with disabilities for life after high school.
The academy is a collaboration of Richmond Public Schools, VCU, and the Virginia Department of Education.
Maurice Burton, the Principal, said the students are challenged by aspects of everyday life that we take for granted. There’s an emphasis, he said, on real life situations and real job experience.
Physics researchers at VCU have been able to stabilize negative ions, work that could help develop better lithium and magnesium ion batteries.
The VCU research team figured out a way to produce an unusually stable, multiply charged molecule by substituting ligands, atoms or molecules that bind to a particle with a high energy, for hydrogen.
Dr. Puru Jena, a professor in the Physics department, said they used this new complex to design a halogen free electrolyte for lithium and magnesium ion batteries, expanding on an earlier study of safer, halogen free batteries.
After receiving threats of angry protests, what was billed as a Community Empowerment Meeting, scheduled for last night )3/21) in Petersburg, was cancelled.
City Council voted yesterday to name Dironna Moore Belton interim city manager. She has been working as interim chief operating officer since City Manager William Johnson was fired two weeks ago.