The mystery of the Enrichmond Foundation collapse is nothing short of perplexing (and disturbing) and I suspect as we learn more we will not like what we find. Or what we find left, if anything.
by Jon Baliles
Collective bargaining will be voted on and approved at the City Council meeting Monday night but the story is far from over. It seems the Council and Mayor negotiated back and forth and what has been approved is a framework for what will come next.
by Jon Baliles
Roanoke-Lynchburg saw an inbound migration lead increase of 31,077, a 32 percent positive gain. 35 percent of leads came from the Roanoke-Lynchburg metro area itself, with growing interest from the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area at 12 percent.
Ferrum College raised over $3.1 million this fiscal year, surpassing last year’s total by more than $500,000 and the total raised in 2020 by more than $1.1 million, according to a release from the school. More than $835,000 was raised for scholarships and another $600,000 was awarded through grants to provide academic and financial support to the college’s students. The college says 1,170 donors contributed….
In response to flooding taking place in Buchanan County that has left dozens of people unaccounted for, Governor Youngkin declared a state of emergency today to assist with response and recovery efforts. After a torrential downpour inundated a rural Virginia county, tearing homes from their foundations and damaging roads and bridges, Forty-four people have been reported missing as of Thursday morning….by Austen Hamblen
About the only category I found interesting in the “Top States for Business” rankings by CNBC, other than the progressive metrics that are featured in many of the categories, is “Cost of Doing Business.” Virginia’s worst score among the six categories of metrics is that one. The methodology used for costs of doing business is defined, but vaguely…
by James C. Sherlock
Today Loudoun County Public Schools was denied in their attempt to stop a special grand jury investigation into the schools’ handling of sexual assault charges in two Loudoun County schools last year. From wtop.com: “Judge James Plowman denied the motion for a temporary injunction in the lawsuit by the Loudoun County School Board, which was seeking to halt the special grand jury convened by Virginia Attorney General …
by Jeanine Martin
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced his first two appointments to the Board of Historic Resources (BHR), including Richmond-area art historian Dr. Ann McLean, who has appeared both on Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid and Bacon’s Rebellion critical of efforts to rename the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and destroy monuments. The other appointee is Hon. Aimee Jorjani, nominated by Trump to be the first full-time chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation….
by Erik Burk
The massive offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy may pose a serious threat to the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale population. A comprehensive environmental impact assessment is required to determine the extent of this threat and the mitigation it might require. The same is true for the other proposed Mid-Atlantic OSW projects….
by David Wojick