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Virginia village has its own poet laureate

Feb. 05, 2023 09:06 AM EST

MILLWOOD, Va. (AP) — A painful experience later in life helped Wendell Hawken discover her love and talent for writing poetry. Working in international marketing before retiring in 1991, Hawken enjoyed writing as part of preparing marketing materials and company newsletters for her...

Beagle rescued from puppy mill to compete in ‘Puppy Bowl’

Feb. 05, 2023 09:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia puppy rescued from the Envigo breeding facility is ready for her close-up on this year’s “Puppy Bowl.” June, a feisty, spunky and adorable beagle that was rescued from the Cumberland breeding facility, will be competing on Team Fluff in this...

Jenkins, Long lead Old Dominion over Georgia Southern 64-58

Feb. 04, 2023 22:26 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Chaunce Jenkins scored 16 points, Mekhi Long had a double-double and Old Dominion beat Georgia Southern 64-58 on Saturday. Jenkins shot 5 for 14 from the floor and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Monarchs (14-10, 6-6 Sun Belt Conference). Long finished...

Pedulla's 22 points lift Virginia Tech past No. 6 Virginia

Feb. 04, 2023 15:39 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 22 points and Virginia Tech beat No. 6 Virginia 74-68 on Saturday, snapping the Cavaliers' seven-game winning streak. Pedulla made 6 of 13 from the floor as the Hokies (14-10, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) posted their biggest win of the...

The big, beautiful mess of a room at the heart of Norfolk

Feb. 04, 2023 09:07 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A gleaming, hand-painted bronze sign reading “Veni Vidi Vici” hangs above a wall of stained paint cans, dividing a vast work floor from a second-story mezzanine. The work floor is 100 feet by 100 and contains band saws, table saws and steel saws, and piles...

Virginia Scenic Railway showcases Blue Ridge's beauty

Feb. 04, 2023 09:07 AM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Blue Ridge, a mountainous area in Central Virginia with rugged ridges and rounded, weathered peaks, may not always get the attention it deserves. Still, a recent tourist attraction has many climbing on board. The Valley’s newest leisure activity, Virginia...

3 Virginia college students killed in West Virginia crash

Feb. 03, 2023 18:33 PM EST

MATHIAS, W.Va. (AP) — Three Virginia college students were killed when their vehicle left a road and struck a tree in West Virginia, authorities said Friday. The single-vehicle accident occurred Thursday night along West Virginia Route 259 near the Virginia border, the Hardy County...

Dominion-backed rates bill whittled down in House committee

Feb. 03, 2023 15:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy's ongoing push for yet another year of legislative tinkering with the way its rates are regulated took a surprise turn this week, when a Virginia House committee whittled down a company-backed bill ratepayer advocates have fiercely opposed. The...

Senate Democrats kill Youngkin-backed bill on school awards

Feb. 03, 2023 14:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Senate Democrats this week voted down a priority measure for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would have required student and parental notification about certain scholastic awards. Youngkin sought the legislation in response to concerns about how...

Molson scores 18, James Madison downs Old Dominion 78-73

Feb. 02, 2023 21:58 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Takal Molson had 18 points in James Madison's 78-73 win against Old Dominion on Thursday night. Molson added nine assists for the Dukes (16-8, 7-4 Sun Belt Conference). Julien Wooden scored 17 points, shooting 6 for 10, including 5 for 7 from beyond the arc....