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Birdsong ‘s $25 million modernization to highlight Suffolk as “Peanut Capital of the World”

Birdsong Peanuts, a cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry for more than 100 years, will invest $25.1 million to modernize its peanut shelling facility in the City of Suffolk.

Part of Vint Hill Rd. in Greenwich area to be closed Friday night, May 20, for roadwork, VDOT says

Vint Hill Road (Route 215) in the Greenwich area of Nokesville, between Greenwich Road (Route 603) and Burwell Road (Route 604) in the area of Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville will be closed, weather permitting, at 9 p.m. May 20.

Gov. Youngkin announces alternative hiring process for people with disabilities

Virginia state government has implemented an alternative hiring process for people with disabilities, serving as a model for inclusive employment practices. The process embeds employment of people with differing abilities as part of standard hiring policy and the state work culture.

Virginia’s April 2022 General Fund revenues exceed forecasts, Governor reports

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced May 12 that April revenue collections exceeded forecasts, growing 45.7 percent over April of 2021. General fund revenues were approximately $1.9 billion higher year-to-date than the mid-session revised forecast issued in February. Total revenue collections have risen 19.0 percent through April, well ahead of the revised annual forecast of 9.2 percent growth.

Va. funds now available for digital mapping of public schools’ layout to use in emergencies

The Digital Mapping Program for Virginia K–12 Schools now has $6.5 million available to fund up to $3,500 per public school to create a common operation picture through digital maps for school administrators and first responders to use during emergencies.

Connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by visiting a Virginia State Park this weekend

Earth Day is April 22, 2022 and Virginia residents are invited to connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by participating in the numerous events at any Virginia State Park this coming weekend.

Free motorcycle safety classes taught by Va. State Troopers start April 23

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and Virginia State Police are offering its “Ride 2 Save Lives” motorcycle safety courses across Virginia, including in Manassas, now through October.

Virginia’s individual income tax filing and payment deadline is Monday, May 2, 2022

Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns said, “We are, as always, encouraging you to file electronically and request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit.” Electronically filed returns are typically processed within two weeks, while mailed returns may take up to eight weeks or longer to process, Burns added.

Indoor farm and retail farm store coming to Arlington County

Area 2 Farms, a Public Benefit Corporation, will operate a new organic, indoor farm and retail farm store in Arlington County. In addition to growing and selling fresh produce, the company’s plans include the production of value-added products featuring items grown at Area 2 Farms.

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