~Man solicited minor via text and Facebook after meeting victim at church~ Matthew James Gray, age 30, of Hopewell pled guilty today to five counts of solicitation of a minor and was sentenced to ten years in prison with four years suspended by Hopewell Circuit Court Judge, Hon. Nathan... Read more
A new report detailing affordability and plan choice in the Health Insurance Marketplace finds that with applicable tax credits, 70 percent of Virginia enrollees could find plans for $75 in premiums per month or less after tax credits; and 76 percent could find plans for $100 in premiums per... Read more
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) operations returned a record $152 million in profits to the commonwealth in fiscal year 2015, an increase of 8.6 percent over the previous year’s $140 million in profits. In its 17th consecutive record-setting year Virginia ABC realized $848.1 million in gross... Read more
On October 22, 2015 Tranlin, Inc. officially broke ground on its first U.S. operation, a $2 billion advanced manufacturing facility. Tranlin’s investment is located in Chesterfield County and will generate more than 2,000 direct jobs in Virginia by 2020. “The Tranlin facility in Chesterfield will create thousands of jobs... Read more
In a surprise 2-1 decision, the three judge panel upheld the constitutionality of the challenged House of Delegates districts in the Bethune-Hill case.  In a 176 page opinion with a strong dissent by 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Keenan, the panel approved of the 55% black voting age... Read more
Richard Bland College of William & Mary is proud to be the first college in the Commonwealth to register as an Employer of National Service. As a part of this national program, RBC will have access to millions of talented applicants who have provided service to our country through... Read more
Virginia State University is hosting their annual Aquaculture Field Day Thursday, October 22, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, Virginia. The event features demonstrations related to aquaculture and aquaponics management, production and harvesting. Aquaculture, one of the fastest growing food-producing sectors, now accounts for nearly... Read more
Beginning in 2007, the James River Association started compiling key health indicators for its State of the James River report. We have released an updated report every two years since. I am pleased to report that for the first time, this year’s State of the James report gives the... Read more
Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move.  With daylight savings time just around the corner, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer.... Read more
A constant complaint about Medicaid is that fewer healthcare providers take patients on public insurance programs, and the resulting quality of care suffers. The facts, however, tell a different story. According to the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey nearly all Medicaid (95%) and private coverage patients (94%) have... Read more