You will see two Constitutional amendment questions on the ballot when you vote tomorrow, one of them involving workplaces and union membership. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
The other proposed Constitutional amendment asks whether localities should have the option of providing property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
The Virginia Department of Education wants anyone interested in public schools to go on line and complete a survey. It’s a part of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for the on-line survey web page
A traffic death in Amherst County earlier this month has led to an on-line petition to install a traffic light where a mother of three died. It’s the intersection of US 29 and State Route 151 where 47-year-old Cynthia Martin was killed after two vehicles collided there in late September. As of mid-afternoon Friday, almost 700 people had signed the petition. Click here to see the petition web site.
Appomattox High School football coach Doug Smith is currently the leading vote-getter in a national competition for most valuable coach. Smith was one of 50 coaches U.S. Cellular chose for the first round, and he and is now one of the 15 finalists. The two coaches receiving the most on-line votes will be honored lived on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America Game. Click here for a link to The U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach website.
While most attention goes to the presidential election next month, also at stake is which party controls the Senate and House of Representatives. Experts say a congressional district in our region could become important if Democrats come close to achieving a House majority. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.