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Nutrient management training program in January

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Nutrient Management Program will offer a two-part agriculture nutrient management training school in January--for anyone interested in learning about the development of agricultural nutrient management plans or how to become a certified plan writer.

Northrup Grumman to bring 300 electronics manufacturing jobs to Waynesboro

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global aerospace and defense technology company, will invest $200 million+ to establish a new advanced electronics manufacturing and testing facility in the City of Waynesboro. And some 300 jobs will be created during the next five years as the state-of-the-art facility is fully established.

Discount program encourages residents to plant native Virginia trees

More nurseries wanted to participate in growing native Virginia trees discount program. “Last year’s successful pilot resulted in getting more than 1,500 trees in the ground that will provide shade, reduce temperatures and offer more ecosystem benefits, especially for essential pollinators,” VDOF said.

State of Emergency declared to aid firefighter response to two wildfires

Two fires—the Quaker Run Fire in Madison County and the Tuggles Gap fire in Patrick County—broke containment lines over the weekend. The State of Emergency declaration allows dditional resources to be employed to contain these fires and to respond to additional fires as necessary.

Where have all the voting rights gone? LWV-VA calls for an investigation

League of Women Voters of VA (LWV-VA) has called for an independent investigation of the purging of at least 3,400 returning citizens from the voting rolls across the state.

Wildlife Federation receives Spirit of Va. award

Governor Glenn Youngkin and the First Lady have presented the fifth Spirit of Virginia Award of 2023 to The Wildlife Foundation of Virginia (WFV), a nonprofit is dedicated to preserving land, providing public access and outdoor recreation opportunities to state residents, and ensuring a future for outdoor enthusiasts.

Data center supplier to invest $14.9 million in southwest Virginia facility, creating 170 new jobs

This new production plant will focus primarily on data center component manufacturing and containment products to serve customers in Virginia and other data center sites.

Madison County fire still burning; firefighting crews working to contain it

Firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) and partner departments are continuing containment efforts on the now 390-acre Quaker Run Fire that began Tuesday in Madison County near Syria, according to a DOF news release.

Flags ordered to half-staff to honor Maine shooting victims

Virginia Gov, Glen Youngkin orders that the U.S. and Virginia flags shall be lowered immediately on Thursday, October 26, 2023, and remain at half-staff until sunset on Monday, October 30, 2023.

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