The Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service says home prices and sales in the 16 localities that make up central Virginia were still on the rise last year. The median price of a home rose 5.6% to $237,500.
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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Two new bills have been introduced in the Virginia Senate that deal with animal welfare. Sen. Bill Stanley, a Republican from Moneta near Roanoke, explained that one would make it difficult for animal abusers to go unnoticed.
The Wilder School Public Policy Poll released today (1/23) shows strong support for expanding treatment options for people recovering from opioid addiction.
Republican Congressman Dave Brat, representing Virginia's 7th District, said he wasn’t surprised that House Democrats were ready to vote on ending the government shutdown.
The Hanover County School system said it would have a report by the end of this month for the School Board on how students, teachers, parents and the public can provide input on the issue of changing the names of Lee-Davis High and Stonewall Jackson Middle school.
Efforts to bring a new Amazon headquarters to the Commonwealth continue. Even though Richmond and Hampton Roads didn’t make the cut, Northern Virginia is on the short list of 20 sites nationwide.
The fire in Petersburg that destroyed a warehouse under renovation also spread to parts of the High Street Lofts. The lofts are connected to the warehouse by a breezeway. Some units were lost but many of the families evacuated from others are home again.
A New York businessman bought the Circuity City brand, domain name, and associated trademarks in 2015. Now Ronny Shmoel says he will relaunch the website next month and begin selling electronics.
The current number of applicants indicates that The University of Virginia is on track to enroll even more Virginians this year than the record 11,118 they accepted last year.
The annual report of the Adult Protective Services Division of the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative indicates that reports of the financial exploitation of the most vulnerable Virginians went up by 20% last year. The number of substantiated reports has also risen.