| Feb 9, 2014
I am heartbroken after reading the Daily Press series on the mentally ill in jail.
It shows the tremendous suffering of the mentally ill in an isolation cell when treatment...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:47 AM
The Virginia Arts Festival is bringing some top-flight musical acts to the region for 2014 including jazz singer Nnenna Freelon, piano master Chick Corea, banjo wizard Bela Fleck, retro-music specialists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Police drummer Stewart...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Mental health workers had six hours to find a suitable psychiatric bed for Gus Deeds, the mentally ill son of state Sen. Creigh Deeds, being held under an emergency custody order for evaluation. When the ECO time elapsed before Rockbridge County Community...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Anne Baker lived to garden.
It's what she knew, having grown up on an 1840's family farm in northwest Washington, D.C., and she did it well, according to her husband, Dave.
"She was always growing stuff," Baker, 73, said of his wife who died at age 69...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Are you feeling healthy Gloucestonians? The 5th annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps survey was released on Wednesday and Gloucester finished in the middle of the pack.
Out of 133 Virginia localities, Gloucester was ranked 52nd, according to the...
| Mar 27, 2014
The 5 percent drop in the U.S. smoking rate among both men and women from 1996 to 2012 has been unevenly distributed geographically, according to the latest report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
"Declining rates have been driven...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
April is Poetry Month, thanks to the designation by the Academy of American Poets. In honor of the first day of this annual homage to the spoken word, we're spotlighting collections by several local poets.
Award-winning poet and artist Carolyn Kreiter-...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:55 PM
At some point over the next six to eight weeks, a bunch of people you may — or may not — remember voting into office are going to sit down with some phone-book-sized documents and consider whether to make your monthly house payment or annual...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Almost 400,000 additional Virginians would be eligible for Medicaid coverage, the federal-state health program, under the Affordable Care Act's guidelines for expansion. Thousands of those are Peninsula residents.
The ACA expansion allows those...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The state's local and regional jails are currently not equipped to provide the services that their mentally ill inmates would receive in a community setting, according to the Office of the State Inspector General's 2013 report, "A Review of Mental...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Warhill High is searching for a new head football coach. The search marks the third time the school will fill the position this year.
Obie Boykin, who served as interim coach for the 2013 season, said that he did not resign but was told by school...