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
~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