In his State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke of Virginia’s unique economic situation — we have jobs that remain unfilled because our workforce is not trained to fill them. Our commonwealth is also scattered with economically distressed communities that tend to go unrecognized, even as we boast a lower average statewide unemployment than many other states. These communities must be able to share in our commonwealth’s success.
RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) – Del. Lashrecse Aird of Petersburg made headlines last legislative session as the youngest woman elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. This session, Aird is making news again for her appointment to the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
PRINCE GEORGE — Nathan-Michael Smith's extended family has gotten a lot bigger in the year since he died, and in the future millions of people will know his name.
Members of Smith's immediate family were joined Friday by Virginia State Police officers, local and state officials and members of the community in a ceremony dedicating a Prince George County bridge in memory of the trooper who was killed in a car crash just over a year ago.
PETERSBURG — With the tragic events in Dallas, Texas, St. Paul, Minnesota and Baton Rouge, Louisiana still fresh in people’s minds, elected officials, community leaders and local residents gathered at the Petersburg Public Library for a candlelight vigil Thursday evening.