Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board has just awarded a 35 million dollar contract to replace the 61-year old Huguenot Bridge. That's 24 percent under what was budgeted for the project. Charles Fishburne reports that in an era of tight money, it was one project that had top priority.
Virginia’s high school graduates scored higher than the national average on reading and writing in the SAT college-entrance exams and slightly lower than average in mathematics. Charles Fishburne reports that the public school numbers show even more improvement.
Economic development in Chesterfield County may have turned around in the last two months, and as Charles Fishburne reports, a new contract for a 295 interchange into Meadowville Technology Park could open the doors for new business.