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Virginia Lottery Earns Record $538.6 million

Updated: 08/18/2014 - The Virginia Lottery says it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December.

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Firm to Open Manufacturing Plant in Smyth Co.

Posted: 08/15/2014 - Equipment manufacturer Mayville Engineering Company Inc. is planning to invest $10 million at a new facility in Smyth County, creating 160 jobs.

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Virginia Facing Larger Budget Shortfall than Expected

Updated: 08/15/2014 - Governor Terry McAuliffe told the General Assembly's finance committees Friday that officials are projecting a revenue shortfall of nearly $2.4 billion over a three-year period.

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Maj. Gen. Greene Laid to Rest in Arlington National Cemetery

Posted: 08/14/2014 - A burial service was held Thursday afternoon for Major General Harold Greene of Falls Church, Virginia. The two-star general was an engineer who worked his way up through the ranks in a 34-year Army career.

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Gov. McAuliffe: 2 Va. Agencies to Coordinate Fracking Reviews

Posted: 08/13/2014 - Governor McAuliffe says state agencies will coordinate on potential coastal plain fracking permits. McAuliffe said the move will help ensure the state focuses on protecting the Potomac Aquifer, which supplies about half of Virginia's water.

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Delay Denied in Ruling on Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Updated: 08/13/2014 - A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Without intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples could begin marrying and have their out-of-state marriages recognized by next Wednesday.

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Va. Awarded $358K to Help Cover Costs of AP Tests

Posted: 08/13/2014 - Slightly more than $358,000 is headed to the Virginia Department of Education to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students taking advanced placement tests.

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Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Project Suspended

Updated: 08/11/2014 - A natural gas pipeline proposed for Central Virginia is off the table, for now. Spectra Energy announced that it is suspending development work on the project.

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