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Think you’ve found a bear den? Va. Dept. of Wildlife says please leave it alone

As temperatures fall and food sources become less abundant, many bears in Virginia will enter a winter den. Other bears will greatly reduce their movements during but may remain active throughout the season.

VDOT issues overview of road conditions expected over Christmas holiday

Crews across the district will begin pretreating roads overnight Tuesday through overnight Wednesday and will begin deploying trucks early Thursday morning to treat roads as needed. VDOT asks motorists to please monitor forecasts closely as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly. The National Weather Service forecast shows winter weather will impact the region from overnight Wednesday through Friday. The forecast shows the potential for periods of freezing rain and sleet, as well as below-freezing temperatures, heavy rain, and high winds. 

Virginia’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony Dec. 7 in Richmond

Public is invited to remember those who lost their lives during the early morning surprise attack that resulted in the United States entering World War II in 1941.

Governor unveils his “Make Virginia Home” plan to meet need for more affordable housing

Today, Nov. 18, at the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Housing Conference, Governor Glenn Youngkin unveiled his “Make Virginia Home” Plan, which will promote increasing the supply of attainable, affordable, and accessible housing across the Commonwealth. For far too long, Virginians have faced unnecessary burdens that have limited their housing options and opportunities. Today’s plan is a needed step to improve housing options and keeps my commitment to lower the cost of living and make Virginia the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Gov. Youngkin.

Woman-founded and led small disadvantaged business to expand in Norfolk

Healthcare Management Firm ARDX® to make capital investment of $2.4 million to relocate and expand in the City of Norfolk, while creating about 15 new jobs.

The money facts about becoming a farmer and how to get financing

Beginning farmers are invited to free seminars on Farm Finance and Conservation Planning.

Hunters asked to aid Va. Dept. of Wildlife in identifying Chronic Wasting Disease in deer population

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is asking hunters for their continued support and assistance with the Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance efforts. Each deer hunting season, DWR works closely with local hunters, processors and taxidermists to monitor the geographic spread of the disease and prevalence trends in deer populations.

ALERT: It’s deer season in Va. and deer are on the move

Fall is the breeding season for deer, so they will be more active over the next couple of months than at any other time of the year.

AgriStress Helpline now open to provide Virginia farmers with mental health support

The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has interpretation services for 160 languages. Farmers can call or text 833-897-2474 to speak directly with a healthcare professional. Crisis specialists have access to a Virginia-specific database of agricultural and health resources. “Stress on a farm never ends,” said Dana Fisher, chair of the VFBF Safety Advisory Committee, which is spearheading the organization’s mental health support efforts. “Stress and mental health issues are always a problem in the agriculture community, and stress can lead to costly mistakes on the job.

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