Some 25 acres of land, owned by Ukrop’s Super Markets, Inc., on South Laburnum Avenue in eastern Henrico County, is under contract to be sold. The site is about ten miles from the White Oak technology Park where Facebook will open a huge data center.
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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At the end of the year, the Salvation Army Men’s Shelter on Commerce Street in Petersburg will close. The high cost of operation is the reason.
Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen has introduced the Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act. Virginia Senators Warner and Kaine are among the co-sponsors.
Virginia 7th District Congressman Dave Brat has introduced what he calls The American Labor, Wages, and Sovereignty Act. He calls it a chance for both parties to muster the political courage to stare down small, but powerful, elements within their own ranks.
The U.S. Forest Service has issued a “Record of Decision” approving construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Forest Service land.
J. Sgt. Reynolds Community College will be opening a Culinary School, the VCU Health System will open a health and wellness center and around this time next year, when the Church Hill North Retail Center hopes to open, there’ll be a supermarket too.
Three Virginia non-profits - Prevent Child Abuse, CHIP, and Early Impact Virginia - have pooled their efforts and merged their resources to create Families Forward.
The Norris Bridge, built in 1957, carries traffic across the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex Counties. An inspection last month found two pins in the bridge beams with abnormalities. VDOT has now imposed a weight limit on vehicles.
A number of health insurers in Virginia have dropped out of the market for coverage under The Affordable Care Act. Now the VCU Health System has reached an agreement with Cigna, the only remaining insurance option for in the Richmond region.
Sheryl Garland is Vice President for Health Policy at VCU Health System. “Beginning January 1 (2018), VCU Health System will be in-network for patients who are participating in the Cigna Connect Insurance exchange.”
She said more than 3,000 patients have been under care at VCU under the existing exchanges.
At Dominion Energy’s Chesterfield Power Station the way the company disposes of water contaminated by coal ash has changed.