VaNews for Powhatan County
After weeks of saying that healthy people didn’t need to wear masks in public, elected leaders and health officials across the country in April reversed course and began recommending them in stores and places where it’s difficult to stay 6 feet apart. You can’t get on a plane or in an Uber without one. People are required to wear one when they leave home in New York. But in Virginia, you can still get into a Walmart, or a Home Depot or an ABC store with an uncovered face.
A veteran member of Powhatan County’s Board of Supervisors was required to perform at least 50 hours of community service and receive sexual harassment counseling as conditions for the dismissal of assault and sexual battery charges against him Friday involving a now-retired Powhatan public school teacher.
The substance of those conditions was first outlined in a statement released Monday by the alleged victim, Michelle Whitehurst, and in emails provided to the Richmond Times-Dispatch that special prosecutor Frank LaRuffa sent to the victim’s husband.
Environmental groups and concerned citizens worry that Dominion’s intentions to dump millions of gallons of wastewater per day into the James River won’t go swimmingly.
Alleging that the wastewater potentially being discharged from a Fluvanna County power station will contain coal ash and toxic metals, some are worried about the environmental impacts on the river in which many swim, fish and boat.
A divisive election cycle in Powhatan County ended Tuesday with independents strengthening their control of a fractured board of Supervisors.
Incumbent supervisors retained their seats in four of five district races with Republican Barry Hodge falling to independent challenger Angie Cabell in the 3rd District.
A public hearing on increasing Powhatan County’s operating budget by more than $4 million is set for Monday night and has become part of the backdrop for Tuesday’s contentious Board of Supervisors races.
A battle is brewing in Powhatan County over whether the current elected officials or an insurgence of challengers are best suited to operate an effective local government.
“High taxes and waste,” Libertarian Gregory “Todd” Rice said when asked about his biggest concerns about the state of the county.
In a moment long awaited by local air travelers, Southwest Airlines starts service at Richmond International Airport today.
The low-fare, no-frills carrier is entering the Richmond market initially with just one daily round-trip, nonstop flight to Orlando, Fla., the capital region’s No. 3 destination with about 173,000 annual passengers.
The health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress is prompting Richmond-area school divisions to cut part-timers’ hours.
Henrico and Chesterfield counties and Richmond schools have already established policies that limit part-time workers to less than 30 hours per week to avoid paying for their health insurance. Hanover County school officials are considering setting a cutoff.
Passenger traffic was up slightly in September at Richmond International Airport, and officials said that Southwest Airlines entrance into the market should help boost it more.
September saw 0.8 percent more air travelers use RIC than in the same month last year, the Capital Region Airport Commission reported Tuesday. For the first nine months of the calendar year, passenger traffic was up 0.1 percent.
We are entering a new era of paying for content.
Subscriptions that have helped pay for the printed newspaper will extend to digital products.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Richmond Times-Dispatch will launch a new program called All Access, the next stage in our development as central Virginia's leading source of news and commentary.