Author: Jay Atkins

Judge hears challenge to Trump’s travel ban

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments on a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, is seeking to join the lawsuit and broaden its scope. When it was first filed, it focused primarily on lawful permanent residents — commonly known as green-card holders — who were affected by the ban. Herring’s motion indicates he would seek protections for those on student and work visas and those with refugee status as well. Friday’s hearing may also provide an update on the status of two Yemeni brothers at the...

Read More


Route 3 over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours as painting project begins FREDERICKSBURG – Preparation work continues for a painting project on the Robert O. Norris Bridge, and motorists will encounter weekday lane closures on the bridge from Monday, February 6 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. The project contractor will continue installing netting on the bridge that will encourage Peregrine falcons to nest outside of the project work zone. Bridge traffic will...

Read More

Nestle USA moving headquarters from California to Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Chocolate maker Nestle is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Virginia. About 750 jobs are associated with the move. Nestle USA, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., says it will formally announce the move Wednesday in Rosslyn, Virginia, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Nestle USA is currently based in Glendale, California. The new headquarters will be in the tallest building in the D.C. region. It has been vacant since its 2013 opening. The Rosslyn area has suffered from a slowdown in federal job growth and McAuliffe has been working to diversify northern Virginia’s job base....

Read More

Richmond airport sets record for December passenger traffic

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Airport had a record-setting December. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that passenger traffic in December 2016 was the highest on record for that month. A report presented during a Capital Airport Commission meeting this week shows there were more than 285,000 passengers last December, up 1.3 percent from the same month in 2015. The previous record for December was set in 2007. August 2007 was the busiest month ever for the airport, when it saw nearly 340,000 passengers. The airport had its second-busiest calendar year on record in 2016....

Read More

Virginia search continues for red panda

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The search continues for Sunny the red panda in Virginia. The raccoonlike creature disappeared Jan. 23 from the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. In recent years, red pandas have escaped exhibits in the United Kingdom, California and Washington, D.C. Most are caught within days, if not hours. But not always: According to media reports, a 10-year-old red panda in China was captured in August after 242 days on the run from its zoo. The animal was less than 3 miles away. Sunny has so far evaded infrared cameras, search dogs and drones — not to mention...

Read More

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

all-day Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Tappahannock Tides Sign-Ups
Mar 17 all-day
The Tappahannock Tides are looking for High School Seniors along with current & former college players to join the team. The season runs from June to Mid-August Players must register before April 1st. If interested,[...]
all-day Volleyball Clinic @ St. Margaret's School
Volleyball Clinic @ St. Margaret's School
Mar 17 all-day
Venom North Volleyball will host a free volleyball clinic for girls in grades 6-10 at St. Margaret’s School in the Ball Memorial Gym on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All experience[...]
all-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Pr... @ Bay Aging Meeting Room
Youth Mental Health First Aid Pr... @ Bay Aging Meeting Room
Mar 18 all-day
The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Service Board will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid Program on Friday, March 23rd from 8:30am – 4:30pm in the Bay Aging Meeting Room in Warsaw. This program is designed[...]
10:00 am Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show @ White Stone Fire House
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show @ White Stone Fire House
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The White Stone Volunteer Fire Department will host the 39th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show on Saturday, March 17th from 10am – 8pm and Sunday from 10am – 6pm and the new White Stone Firehouse.[...]
11:00 am Heritage Day @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Heritage Day @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am
Mount Zion Baptist Church in Farnham will hold their 34th Heritage Day on Sunday March 18th beginning at 11am. Special geust speaker will be Doctor Russell O. Lewis and special music will be rendered by[...]

Pin It on Pinterest