| Jan 12, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Virginia lawmakers have returned to the State Capitol for the 2011 session of the General Assembly. Both the House of Delegates and the State Senate convened at noon Wednesday, with two new members from western Virginia taking their seats.
| Jan 11, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Republican Greb Habeeb has won the Virginia House of Delegates 8th District race over Democrat Ginger Mumpower.
Habeeb won 64 percent of the vote.
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| Jan 11, 2011
| 7:53 PM
A Franklin County lawyer has won the special election for an open senate seat in the Virginia General Assembly.
Republican Bill Stanley won the 19th district senate race Tuesday with 62 percent of the vote, beating Democrat Hank Davis who won 38...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 7:47 PM
Monday was moving day for Morgan Griffith.
The new Congressman from Virginia's 9th District won't take the oath of office until Wednesday, but Monday morning he was unpacking his car, and moving into the Longworth Office building...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 8:58 PM
With Morgan Griffith in Congress a special election will be held next week to decide who gets his state seat.
On Monday night candidates Ginger Mumpower and Greg Habeeb met in Salem to answer questions from voters.
Both candidates told the audience...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 8:12 AM
Twenty-five new jobs are coming to Danville.
Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that CBN Secure Technologies, Inc. plans to expand operations at its Danville facility.
The $1.1 million project will add 25 new jobs.
“Virginia is a...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 4:20 PM
In the years leading up to 1801, when Jefferson County was created, two local slaves, John and Robert, were severely punished for stealing a vest and two yards of calico.
They were sentenced to “be burned in the hand and receive 20 lashes.”...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 6:49 PM
HAMPTON — The Fort Monroe Authority has backed the creation of a national park at the historic landmark that would have a larger footprint than recommended by the National Park Service last year.
But significant parts of Fort Monroe would not be...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to resume his fight for comprehensive tax reform during next year's regular legislative session. He is wise to do so.
The business of fixing Maryland's structural deficit is unfinished. The projected budget shortfall is...
| May 16, 2011
| 7:43 AM
House Speaker Bill Howell on Del. Bill Cleaveland's decision not to seek reelection:
Statement of Speaker William J. Howell
RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today
| May 18, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Governor Bob McDonnell on Delegate Watkins Abbitt's decision not to run for re-election:
“Watt Abbitt has dedicated his life to public service, following in the footsteps of his father who served in the U.S. House of Representatives. For over 25...