Northam lifts indoor mask mandate

Governor Northam is lifting the state’s indoor mask mandate in line with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Northam says the  policy change takes effect at midnight along with changes to other mitigation measures. Those include expanding the capacity for sports and entertainment venues and an easing of limits on social […]

UPDATE: 53% of Virginia gas stations without gas

UPDATE: At last check, 53-percent of gas stations in Virginia are out of gas .  That’s according to gasbuddy.com. Shortages and panic-buying continued even as the operator of Colonial Pipeline  reported making “substantial progress” in resolving the computer hack-induced shutdown responsible for the empty tanks.  They say it could be several days before things are […]

Main Street to have 2-way traffic by end of July

Lynchburg officials say Main Street in downtown will convert from one-way to two-way traffic at the end of July.    Lynchburg council voted in 2019 to convert both Main and Church streets to 2-way traffic after the Main Street Renewal Project was finished, and the city released a timeline today.   Before the 2-way conversion,   three blocks […]

Winsome Sears wins GOP Lt. Gov. nomination

Former Del. Winsome Sears has won the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Sears served a single term representing parts of Hampton Roads in the House of Delegates nearly two decades ago but beat five other candidates including two more prominent state legislators. Sears finished ahead of former Del. Tim Hugo. Sears is a former Marine […]

Northam declares State of Emergency; gas stations report shortages

Governor Northam declared a state of emergency Tuesday amid the ongoing distribution issues from the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.   The pipeline from Texas to New York is one of Virginia’s largest fuel providers and was shut down over the weekend after a ransomware cyber-attack May 7.   The EPA issued a temporary fuel transportation waiver to increase the supply […]

Youngkin wins Virginia GOP governor race

Political newcomer Glenn Youngkin has emerged as Virginia Republicans’ nominee for governor, in a year when the GOP hopes to end a 12-year losing streak in statewide races. More than 30,000 delegates cast ballots at a convention Saturday. Youngkin is a businessman who campaigned as a conservative, Christian outsider. He defeated a hard-right contender in […]

Liberty University prepares for graduation week

Liberty University has kicked off graduation week.  Williams Stadium and the Academic Lawn will host a total of 25 in-person degree presentation ceremonies starting Tuesday morning and running through Saturday. The ceremonies are also being broadcast online for graduates who participate virtually. The week will be capped by a virtual Commencement ceremony Saturday evening featuring […]

GOP vote counting underway; Miyares wins AG nomination

The Republican Party of Virginia has begun counting votes from its convention, announcing its nominee for attorney general late Sunday. State Del. Jason Miyares won the race against three other candidates. John March is a spokesperson for the party. He says the several dozen people managing the hand-counting effort began their work Sunday afternoon. Next, […]

Northam: many restrictions to be lifted June 15

Governor Northam says Virginia’s COVID numbers are dramatically down, and the state has  its lowest number of COVID hospitalizations since October.      Beginning next weekend, 100 people may gather idoors, and 250 people outdoors for social gathering, and restaurants can sell alcohol after midnight, and stay open longer.    The governor said today that more restrictions will […]