It’s hard to find a simpler, yet more personal way to decorate your home for the holidays than with fresh evergreen trimmings from your yard or garden. “You can use all types of evergreens to make your own swag,” said Augusta County horticulturist Mark Viette, who appears on Virginia... Read more
Beacon Theatre publishes new lineup including Yardbirds, George Clinton, Joe Diffie, Steve Bassett & Friends and Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop among others. Schedule – Updated November 16, 2015 Box Office:  804-446-3457 401 N. Main St. Hopewell, VA 23860 The Yardbirds with special guest The Skip Castro Band THIS... Read more
The Virginia House of Delegates Republican Caucus unanimously elected its leadership team at an organizational meeting Sunday and nominated Delegate William J. Howell (R-Stafford) for an eighth term as Speaker. Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Majority Caucus Chairman Tim Hugo (R-Fairfax) and Majority Whip Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) were... Read more
By Brittany Britto Capital News Service Flag day meant a special celebration for Jay Barringer as a child. His parents would humor him as he decorated his front lawn with flags for all of his neighbors in Bahama, North Carolina, to see. The tradition for Barringer lives on. But... Read more
Connecting Hearts hosted a successful all-day summit for adoption and foster care professionals last Thursday, November 5th. Professionals joined together from every part of the commonwealth from state and private agencies to nonprofit organizations. The event featured talks by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources William... Read more
By Ashley Jones Every week, Dr. William T. Hark of Richmond Allergy and Asthma Specialists sees patients who have peanut allergies. Such cases are so common, he says, that he can’t even count them all. “I have heard of cases where peanuts have been in things where people did... Read more
By Maureen McNabb Health insurance can be expensive, but the cost of not having it can be crippling. Local chef Jon Wise learned this the hard way when he was sent a bill for more than $62,000 after having his appendix removed last month. “I was enraged. I had... Read more
Texting while driving convictions quadruple in Virginia By Rarione Maniece One summer night in 2011, 19-year-old Kyle Rowley of Herndon, Virginia, got out of his car to push it to the side of the road after running out of gas on his way home from work. Minutes later, Rowley... Read more
Apprenticeship isn’t necessarily the first thought when we think about continuing education, but perhaps we need to rethink what it means to be a college student today. Just ask Elise Feldt, a single mom of two who, until four years ago, juggled two jobs trying to make ends meet.... Read more
The Virginia residential real estate market rose 11 percent from the third quarter of 2014 to a sales volume of $10.1 billion, contributing to a year-to-date volume totaling $27 billion. According to the Third Quarter 2015 Home Sales Report released by the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR), this increase... Read more