Virginia

It’s an old fashion “Chow Down” in Powhatan,  Powhatan’s Premiere Food Festival is Saturday, April 9 from 11am to 9pm at the County Fairgrounds. Lots of food,  2 stages with live music,  car and motorcycle shows and kids activities. Free admission, just bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank. Details 8040598-1304 […]

The state of Virginia will celebrate the life of the one-time preeminent female civil rights leader Dorothy Height today as the memory of her untimely death still lingers in our thoughts. Dorothy Height died in April of last year at the age of 98. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women […]

Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia will head to Richmond for the 2011 session of the General Assembly. These legislators will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and […]

The midterm congressional elections are done.  The next Virginia election is November 2011 that’s when all seats are up for grabs in the General Assembly and local government.  For more information on the voting process and election results log on to the State Board of Elections website at www.sbe.virginia.gov. I believe in voting the issue […]

Congressman Connolly will play the wait game since 921 votes separates a sure win for him or his Republican challenger Keith Fimian. The margin is less than one-percent, Fimian will be allowed to request a recount after November 21st.  To learn more information about the recount process and voting just log on to the State […]

The House campaign of Democrat Rick Waugh says an African American couple in Louisa, Virginia, found a plastic sign in their yard defaced last night. I’m no expert in handwriting, but it looks to me like whoever did this came very, very close to spelling their racist graffiti wrong. Anyone else think the second “G” […]

Governor Bob McDonnell announced during a press conference on Monday that he has established a Virginia Health Care Reform Initiative Advisory Council. The council will review the healthcare quality throughout the Commonwealth.  Members of the council will develop a strategy for implementing federal health care reform since Virginia has a pending lawsuit against the Federal […]

Virginia lawmakers are speaking out about Governor Bob McDonnell’s decision to accept federal funds.  President Barack Obama signed a states aid bill last week and Virginia would receive a portion of the 26-billion dollars.  Delegate Bob Marshall, a republican, in his letter to the governor claimed that accepting the funds is a ”repudiation of fellow republicans” […]

Via CNN.com Tragedy struck this Virginia town during the holiday weekend as a 7-year-old boy steered a powerboat into a pier on the Hampton River, causing his mother to suffer serious injuries.  The 35-year-old mother later died at the hospital.  Investigators are still trying to determine why such a young child was steering the boat, […]

The Virgina Museum of Fine Arts is now open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 9 p.m. Fridays. In addition to the galleries, each Friday you can check out art on the silver screen with the launch of the VMFA Friday Film Series, a weekly showcase of motion pictures. On July 23rd, the […]

Via:  www.newsone.com // RICHMOND, Va. — Under pressure from critics, Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday called it a “major omission” not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month in Virginia. As part of his mea culpa, McDonnell inserted into the proclamation a paragraph condemning slavery and blaming it as the cause of the Civil […]