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Dominion gets incremental approval to merge with SC utility Dominion gets incremental approval to merge with SC utility
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal regulators have given one level of approval to a Virginia-based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility struggling after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear construction debacle. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday ruled that the combination of SCANA Corp. and Dominion Energy, Inc. "is consistent with the pub...
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Virginia records $550 million surplus in state budget Virginia records $550 million surplus in state budget
Virginia collected $550 million more than expected in revenues last fiscal year. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the surplus Thursday. He said it was an encouraging sign of economic momentum in the state. The surplus was attributable to increases in income tax payments. A strong stock market and a boost in federal defense spending are likely major factors for that growth. Lawmakers have alre...
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Cyclist who lost job after giving Trump the middle finger sues former employer Cyclist who lost job after giving Trump the middle finger sues former employer
A cyclist in effect fired from her job after giving Donald Trump the middle finger is suing her former employer. Juli Briskman filed a lawsuit in a Virginia court on Wednesday arguing that the government contractor Akima violated the state’s employment law when it forced her to quit. Briskman was cycling last October when Trump, departing his golf club in Sterling, northern Virginia, passed ...
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Virginia teacher arrested on charges of drinking, possessing alcohol on public school grounds Virginia teacher arrested on charges of drinking, possessing alcohol on public school grounds
ASHBURN, Va. - A Loudoun County teacher was arrested police say, after she was reportedly found possessing alcohol on public school grounds. Loudoun County Sheriff's office says they were called to Newton-Lee Elementary School in Ashburn for reports of a possible medical emergency involving a teacher at the school. Sheriffs say 41-year-old Teresa D. Folsom, of Leesburg, was charged with drin...
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Virginia Tech shows off ambitious campus plan Virginia Tech shows off ambitious campus plan
BLACKSBURG — Part of Virginia Tech’s master plan for the next three decades could include a 2.1-mile pathway called an “infinity loop” that would allow students and employees to walk around the entire campus almost unobstructed. Virginia Tech officials are also exploring the possibility of employing an autonomous shuttle to aid with travel on the path. “It’s a concept that needs to be vetted...
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Danville Official Says Tornado Caused $2.4M in Damage. Danville Official Says Tornado Caused $2.4M in Damage.
A Danville official says a tornado earlier this week caused $2.4 million of damage to the Virginia city. DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Danville official says a tornado earlier this week caused $2.4 million of damage to the Virginia city. The Register & Bee reports City Manager Ken Larking gave the estimate during a city council meeting Tuesday. Larking says the damage includes $800,000 to public i...
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Virginia Business Owner Must Pay Back $4M for Fraud Scheme. Virginia Business Owner Must Pay Back $4M for Fraud Scheme.
A Virginia business owner who spent business loans on personal expenses, including his rock band, will pay more than $4 million in restitution, in addition serving a 10-year federal prison sentence. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia business owner who spent business loans on personal expenses, including his rock band, will pay more than $4 million in restitution, in addition serving a 10-year...
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Virginia Man Charged in Twitter Threat on Congressman's Life. Virginia Man Charged in Twitter Threat on Congressman's Life.
A Virginia man accused of threatening online to kill U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been arrested. The Roanoke Times reports 38-year-old Christopher Michael McGowan was arrested Friday on a federal charge of transmitting a threat. According to an FBI case summary, the Republican representative's office reported a December tweet connected to McGowan saying he was a veteran who'd arrest Goodlatte...
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Nearly 30,000 Expected at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Nearly 30,000 Expected at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
The White House is opening the gates for its biggest social event of the year, Monday's annual Easter Egg Roll. In this April 17, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, blows a whistle to begin an Easter Egg Roll race on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during the annual White House Eastern Egg Roll. The White House is opening the gates...
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Virginia GOP Leader Booted for Anti-Semitic Facebook Post. Virginia GOP Leader Booted for Anti-Semitic Facebook Post.
Virginia's Republican Party has kicked out a leader who posted a Facebook comment that indicated he would not vote for a Jewish candidate. FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Republican Party has kicked out a leader who posted a Facebook comment that indicated he would not vote for a Jewish candidate. The Washington Post reports that a state party spokesman said Monday that Fredy Burgos was voted o...
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