~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
Village News Top 5: Week 8
1. L.C. Bird (8-0) The Skyhawks rolled over George Wythe. There’s not much to say other than that L.C. Bird will very likely be the top seed in both this poll, and the 5A South region, meaning they will host their playoff games as long as they win up... 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
Midlo Grads’ Time to Shine on the National Stage
First Omar Howard and Madison Day were Trojans. Then they became Spiders. The two athletes journeys started on the same field and now their paths have crossed again. Now they are preparing for a giant game as Richmond takes on James Madison. This year’s rendition should be an epic... Read more
While elected Constitution officers have no opposition in the November 3 election, other candidates that reach a wider constituency are being opposed. (See last week’s Village News) After losing in this year’s June primary, Sen. Steve Martin will not be on the ticket next month. His seat (11th State... Read more
When we leave the bosom of education, whether it is university, technical or high school, we enter the real world – employment. Some of us use what we have learned, some of us explore vocations unrelated to our education and some of us slide by not knowing what to... Read more
OCTOBER 21 TECHNOLOGY CLASSES – Microsoft PowerPoint Class. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Central Library. COME HOME ALIVE SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM. – Parents of 10th-grade students and others welcomed. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Presentations are free. L. C. Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Rd. AMERICAN... Read more