- Two of the candidates for Senate will meet in their first scheduled debate this weekend, and it is expected that Republican Ed Gillespie will try to tie Senator Mark Warner (D) as closely as he can to President Obama.
- Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple asked its suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 to 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of the year.
- A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Officials say the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.
- The Virginia Department of Transportation will be replacing part of the McMullen Mill Road bridge over the South River in Standarsville. Work begins Wednesday, July 23, and will run through mid-August.