Need to Know - Friday August 1, 2014`

July August 1, 2014

MCDONNELL TRIAL DAY 5:
Friday was day five of the corruption trial against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. News evidence shows Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams texted or called the first lady more than 1,200 times over the course of two years.

ERIC CANTOR RESIGNATION:
U.S. Representative Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives August 18th. He also asked for a special election to enable his successor, Tea Party candidate Dave Brat, to take office immediately.

HUMANS OF UVA LAW:
The communications department at the University of Virginia School of Law is using the website “Humans of New York as a template for their own “Humans of UVA Law. The website highlights everyone from teachers to cafeteria employees.

POTENTIAL NEW RED LIGHT CAMERA:
Albemarle County could be adding another red light camera at the intersection of Greenbrier Drive and Route 29. The Board of Supervisors is considering the expansion as part of the Photosafe Program, which has generated $250,000 dollars for the county.

CRAFT BEER MONTH:
If you like beer, August is the month to celebrate. Virginia is kicking off its third annual Craft Beer Month. There will be events all over the commonwealth, including the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest August 23rd at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County.


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