More than 100,000 Virginia entities get PPP loans

Virginia’s businesses and nonprofits took in between $9.5 billion to $18.2 billion through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Payroll Protection Program, new data released Monday shows.

VDH: 66,740 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 1,881 deaths

Charlottesville’s Friendship Court offers free meals for residents

  Charlottesville teachers express concerns about classes resuming at school board meeting

Virginia Military Institute prepares for fall

New voting laws could mean changes for some voter registrars

AMF Kegler’s Lanes is open with different look, shorter hours, and increased safety measures

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  Murray High School’s new name is being overhauled after association with plantation discovered

  Environmental activists in central Virginia celebrate Atlantic Coast Pipeline victory

Staunton City Hall readying to reopen

  UVA doctors stress the effect people’s actions have on the spread of coronavirus

Harrisonburg Fire Department saw an average number of firework-related calls this 4th of July

Goochland Drive-in Theater to show ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ to celebrate film’s 40th anniversary

  Charlottesville group helping to feed children and families this summer

MACAA partnered with No Kid Hungry to help feed those in need.

Dozens of illegal firework complaints called in over holiday weekend

Charlottesville authorities had dozen of complaints about illegal fireworks over the holiday weekend, but issued no citations.

  Wildlife Center of Virginia recommends keeping house cats indoors

The Wildlife Center of Virginia has already admitted 302 patients this year due to cat attacks.

Former Virginia governor accuses state library agency of racism

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is accusing the state’s library agency of racism for its slow pace in processing and publicly presenting records from his tenure as the nation’s first elected Black governor.

Lock and barricade found at entrance of UVA cemetery with Confederate memorial

VDEM distributes masks to local and regional correctional facilities

JMU further delays Class of 2020 in-person commencement ceremonies

Virginia State Police investigate fatal Augusta County crash

Father of Robyn Hightman continues to keep daughter’s memory alive by fighting for biker safety

CPD sends out warning about counterfeit money

Gun sales in Virginia reached historic levels in June

Sales of firearms in Virginia soared to historic levels last month.

AARP Virginia issues COVID-19 scam alert

AARP Virginia has issued a COVID-19 scam alert called the ‘grandparent scam'.

Police: Virginia man posts stickers to spread Neo Nazi blog

A Virginia man accused of posting QR code stickers that direct people to a white supremacist blog has been arrested. Norfolk Police Department said in a Twitter post Friday they arrested 33-year-old Samuel Caskey.

  Pawn shop owner weighs in on Virginia’s new gun control laws

New gun control laws went into effect Wednesday across Virginia. Many of the restrictions reflect the Democratic majority in the General Assembly.

  Wineries and vineyards hit hard after frost in May

Horton Vineyard was forced to survive a cold may on top of the pandemic

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA holds drive through clinic

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA provided rabies shots and microchipping at a drive through clinic.

Dominion Energy: Atlantic Coast Pipeline is cancelled

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty that threaten the economic viability of the project.

Augusta County farm keeps animals cool in summer heat with special shelters

On hot summer days, farmers have certain infrastructure in place to make sure their animals are not getting overheated.

  4th of July fireworks in Charlottesville

There were 4th of July fireworks in Charlottesville, launched from Wendell Wood’s ridgeline property on Carter Mountain, not far from Monticello.

Refugee celebrates July 4th for the first time as a U.S. citizen

One refugee in Charlottesville is celebrating Independence Day for the first time as a United States citizen.

  What to expect from the Charlottesville fireworks

A look inside the Fourth of July Fireworks firing off from Carter Mountain just outside Charlottesville.

  Greene County holds Fourth of July Parade during pandemic

Greene County holds 4th of July parade

State police patrolling during the holiday weekend for Operation CARES

This holiday weekend, as more people are out on the road, Virginia State Police are on extra patrol. Throughout the year, troopers participate in what are known as Operation CARE weekends, or Crash Awareness Reduction Effort on major travel weekends.

Market Central Cville offers extra benefits for SNAP recipients

The Market Central farmers market at Charlottesville’s IX Art Park is offering some big benefits for SNAP recipients.

Programs monitors water quality on Smith Mountain Lake

For more than three decades, Ferrum College and the Smith Mountain Lake Association have teamed up for their annual Smith Mountain Lake Water Quality Program.

State prison inmate dies following apparent attack by cellmate

An inmate has died following an apparent attack by a cellmate at the Red Onion State Prison in Pound.

Faculty from at least 15 colleges and universities in Virginia sign petition surrounding reopening

In only three days, more than 600 higher education employees from at least 15 different colleges and universities in Virginia have signed a petition highlighting requests for the fall.

Charlottesville City Schools releases draft of 2020-2021 school year

Charlottesville City Schools plans instruction schedule for the next academic year, with in-person and online options available.

State Farm agents give back in order to save the Charlottesville fireworks

Fireworks will light up the Fourth of July night sky over Charlottesville and Albemarle County. It’s all thanks to donations from the community.

Man flown to hospital after boating accident on Lake Anna

Officials said they were notified of the incident around 6:50 p.m. on Friday.

Staying safe in the heat, water this holiday weekend

As families prepare to have fun this Fourth of July, first responders want you to remain vigilant.

Judge removes himself from from Lee statue lawsuit case

The Richmond judge who issued the injunction to stop the Robert E. Lee statue’s removal has recused himself from one of the lawsuits looming over the statue’s future.

Staunton’s Visulite reopens and welcomes community back to the movies

After almost 4 months of being closed, Visulite Cinemas in downtown Staunton welcomed the community back to enjoy the movies on July 3.

  Kiwanis Club hosts first ever virtual Independence Day 5K

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville’s Independence Day 5k will be a virtual run.

  Reminder: fireworks can be stressful for man’s best friend

The 4th of July can be a stressful time for your furry friends. Local veterinarians say it is common for fireworks to panic your pets or make them anxious.

UVA economists say increased COVID-19 testing may save the economy

Economists show that increased coronavirus testing capabilities are needed in order for the economy to recover from the pandemic.

Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

Unlike traditional warrants that identify a particular suspect, geofence warrants seek location history data from Google on electronic devices used near the scene of a crime.

  How people in Charlottesville are planning to spend their July 4th

It’s a Fourth of July weekend like no other. Now, a lot of people who normally go big this holiday will now do it ‘pandemic style.'

  Firework stand in Albemarle Co. says crowds thinner this year

A fireworks stand in Albemarle County says business has picked up after a slower-than-usual start.

Crozet Creamery has increase in demand following reopening

Ice cream shop in Crozet has steady business after reopening from the Coronavirus

United Way and Tom Tom Foundation partner to host virtual forum

United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Tom Tom Foundation are partnering up to host Exposed, a virtual series about COVID-19's exposure of deep-rooted inequities in communities across the nation.

How Richmond plans to pay for removal of monuments

With confederate monument removal on pause for the holiday weekend, many of you are asking about how the City of Richmond is paying for all the work.

Redskins undergoing ‘thorough review’ of team name

The Washington Redskins are undergoing a “thorough review” of their nickname.

VDH hiring new contact tracers for July, August

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced updates for hiring contact tracers for the months of July and August.

Attorney General Mark Herring pushes for legalizing marijuana

As of July, possession of marijuana in Virginia has been decriminalized. Anyone caught with an ounce or less could now get a civil violation and a $25 fine.

Application portal open for Virginia emergency unemployment benefits due to pandemic

Thousands of Virginians have been waiting months for this unemployment benefits extension program provided by the federal CARES Act.

  Coronavirus community resource fair held in Charlottesville

A coronavirus community resource fair in Charlottesville supported people of color Wednesday evening. The fair at Booker T. Washington park had great turnout.

Capitol Square closing for July 4 weekend

Capitol Square in Richmond will be closed for the holiday weekend.

Teen driving deaths significantly increase during the summer

With summer in full swing, more teenagers have time to hit the roads. Unfortunately, this could mean more crashes during what is known as the “100 Deadliest Days.”

VT lays out coronavirus testing plans for students in the fall

We are less than two months away from the start of classes at Virginia Tech, and the university has a robust plan in place for when students return to campus.

  Virtual event helps renters know their rights

The Virginia Poverty Law Center and Central Virginia Legal Aid Society teamed up to host the “Renters’ Know Your Rights” event on zoom.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank sees surge in need, overwhelming support

The food bank says it is serving 15% more people than it normally does, but as the number increases, community members and partners are willing to step up to the challenge.

Madison County EMS worker tests positive for COVID-19

A Madison County emergency medical service member has tested positive for COVID-19. All impacted workers are following VDH guidelines for quarantine and testing.

Group in Waynesboro working together to build community

In Waynesboro, a group of people are working together to build community.

Augusta County childcare center adjusts to Phase 3 guidelines

The Wonder Land Enrichment Center in Verona is one childcare center that remained open throughout the pandemic. Some families opted to keep their children home, but now under Phase 3 many kids are making their way back.

  Western Albemarle High School’s new principal preparing for unprecedented school year

Western Albemarle High School’s new principal is now on the job after taking over the position July 1, and is already preparing for an unprecedented school year.

  Ragged Mountain Running Shop holds off on Phase 3 reopening

While Gov. Northam has given businesses the go-ahead to expand opening for Phase 3 of his Forward Virginia plan, one Charlottesville business is hesitant to do so.

  Unemployment rate in Charlottesville drops from April to May

New unemployment numbers from the Virginia Employment Commission show the start of an economic recovery in the Charlottesville area.

  Portion of fair food sales to help Orange Volunteer Fire Company

The Orange Volunteer Fire Company is bringing people a taste of the fair this week.

  Charlottesville arcade reopening July 3

Decades Arcade in Charlottesville is reopening Friday, July 3, with some safety measures in place to help reduce the chance of spreading the coronavirus.

New historical markers popping up in place of Confederate monuments

As Confederate statues are being removed along Monument Avenue, citizens and those passing by may notice some new historical markers popping up in their place.

  Albemarle Co. considering changes to Burnley Station Rd.

Albemarle County is looking at making the intersection at Route 29 and Burnley Station Road and Frays Mill Road safer.

Gov. Northam announces more than $10.3M to support 790 affordable housing units

Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $10.3 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans for 14 projects across the commonwealth.

New Woolen Mills bridge installation underway

A new bridge will soon provide pedestrian and bicycle access to the newly renovated Woolen Mills property.

VDH: Long-term care facilities make up 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in state

The Virginia Department of Health said on Thursday that those in long-term care facilities make up 40 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in the state.

Roanoke woman wins top prize on scratch ticket following argument with her boyfriend

One Roanoke woman is nearly $200,000 richer after getting into an argument with her boyfriend.

Maury statue on Monument Avenue removed from pedestal; Mayor Stoney says 11 Confederate statues will be removed in total

The Matthew Fontaine Maury statue on Monument Avenue is set to be removed on Thursday, July 2.

Charlottesville: $750K in relief grants to support local businesses

Charlottesville announced Thursday, July 2, that funds from the Small Business Relief Grant will help businesses that have endured significant interruption due to the required closures caused by COVID-19.