By JOE TENNIS, Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)
Brad Kreps stood in the Clinch River on Friday, flagging down a caucus of kayaks. “It’s just ahead — the landing,” Kreps said to the paddlers. “And that’s where we’ll release the mussels.” Those 90 mussels, which were released into the water at the A.R. Matthews Park in St. Paul, marked the significance of the event — a time when visiting politicians, lobbyists and outdoor enthusiasts were able to put their hands on the future of the Clinch River.
VaNews July 16, 2018
By ROBERT ZULLO , Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)
A House of Delegates committee advanced legislation Wednesday that would allow the use of airbows, weapons powered by compressed air that fire an arrow, during archery season for hunting deer, bear, elk and small game. However, the bill appears to have been created for a constituency of one.
VaNews February 10, 2018
By CRYSTAL VANDEGRIFT, Southside Messenger
Farmville resident Jamaal Johnston has thrown his hat into the ring seeking to represent the 60th district in the House of Delegates. Johnston, who has never sought public office until now is running against incumbent James Edmunds.
VaNews August 4, 2017
Del. James Edmunds II on Friday announced his plans to seek re-election to a fifth two-year term in the Virginia House of Delegates. First elected in 2008, Delegate Edmunds represents the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegate and covers all of Charlotte, Halifax and Prince Edward Counties, and a portion of Campbell.
VaNews April 3, 2017
By STAFF REPORT, Gazette Virginian
Del. James E. Edmunds II has been named chairman of the House Sportsman's Caucus. This caucus is a group of Virginia delegates and senators who are active hunters and environmentalists, who promote best management of Virginia's abundant natural resources through hunter education and wildlife management.
VaNews February 27, 2017
By JESSICA SAMUELS, VCU Capital News Service
Virginia legislators are making a fashion statement for female hunters: Blaze pink is the new orange. The House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill allowing hunters to wear blaze pink instead of blaze orange hunting apparel. "Blaze pink is proven to be more visible then blaze orange," said Del. James Edmunds, R-South Boston. He sponsored HB 1939, which now goes to the Senate for consideration.
VaNews February 7, 2017
By TOM MCLAUGHLIN, South Boston News & Record
Del. James Edmunds has a word of warning for those who get their news from social media: “You have to understand, half of the stuff on there is not true. I look at it as entertainment value.” Edmunds, who regularly interacts with constituents on his public Facebook page, crossed lines of fact and fiction this week when he shared a link from a fake news website — “the Baltimore Gazette” — that purports to blow open a conspiracy between Hillary Clinton and NBC News leading up to this week’s presidential debate.
VaNews October 3, 2016
The Commonwealth of Virginia will continue to honor concealed-carry permits with other states, the result of a deal struck Thursday between Republican legislators and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The deal requires state police be present at all gun shows for voluntary background checks and also will prohibit anyone from carrying a firearm who has been subject to a permanent protective order for domestic violence.
VaNews February 1, 2016
Since 2008 Del. James Edmunds has represented the 60th District in the Virginia House of Delegate that covers all of Charlotte, Halifax and Prince Edward and a portion of Campbell counties. On Friday, Edmunds announced his intention to run for a fourth term so he can continue to represent the 60th District in Richmond.
VaNews April 20, 2015
By DANIELLE VAUGHN, Gazette Virginian
With opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly only a week away, local legislators Delegate James Edmunds and Senator Frank Ruff are preparing for the issues that will have the most impact on Southside Virginia. The General Assembly is set to start next Wednesday and conclude at the end of February, and one of the biggest issues facing the local lawmakers will be the budget. Neither is looking forward to having to make necessary cuts.
VaNews January 8, 2015