RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says the state is looking at the long-term health of the Dan River after a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina. DEQ Director David K. Paylor said Monday the state will hold Duke Energy "fully accountable" for any environmental damage from the spill last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Dr. David Skorton to lead the world's largest museum and research complex in Washington. The 64-year-old Skorton, president of Cornell University and a cardiologist, will be the first physician to lead the organization and its 13th secretary since 1846.
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) - A mural in Spotsylvania County's main government building depicting the county's history could be expanded after criticism that it lacks diversity. The county Board of Supervisors is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to add six panels depicting prominent local African-Americans and Native Americans.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Martinsville plans to install eight additional tornado warning sirens across the city. The city also will replace one of its two existing sirens. Emergency management coordinator Bob Phillips says the existing sirens can't be heard citywide.
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