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Danville's MLK Bridge to be repaired in coming years

None of the problems pose a danger to drivers Read more

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Youngkin reacts to $201 million state error on education aid as Democrats attack

The governor sought to reassure legislators that he and the General Assembly will find a solution that protects localities in their budgets.

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Cold blast arrives early, trying to find snow | Snow Search for week of Feb. 6

The second arctic outbreak of winter will kick off the week of Feb. 5. A coastal storm threatens on Feb. 6. However, the cold air goes away in a hurry, likely leaving everyone from New Jersey to North Carolina searching for their first inch of snow of winter, again. 

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Richmond area's population growth outpacing Northern Virginia

The Richmond metropolitan area population has grown faster than that of Northern Virginia for two years in a row — something that hasn't happened since at least 1960, according to new data from a University of Virginia research center.

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Hitting the bottle: Inflation takes its toll on Virginia wine country

The gray grapevines cling to the trellises at Veritas Vineyard in Nelson County. In the fall, their fruits will be picked, crushed and pressed. Their juice will cascade into vats, where the wine will ferment before it is aged in one of the more than 300 oak barrels in the cellar. After months, or sometimes even years, the wine will be bottled and sold in the tasting room or a wine shop or a grocery store.

State & Region

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N.C. trooper from Browns Summit charged with selling firearms to a felon from Reidsville, authorities say

Trooper Timothy Jay Norman, 47, allegedly sold some of those firearms to 33-year-old felon Tommy Lee Hudson of Reidsville, someone Norman had known since they both graduated from basic law enforcement training in 2010, the DOJ said in court documents. Norman faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Charlottesville firefighters plan to unionize under new state collective bargaining code

The Charlottesville Professional Firefighters Association already functions as a union, but is not officially recognized by the city and does not have contracts.

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WATCH NOW: After weeks of optimism, one-two pandemic punch could drive a new virus peak

In the worst-case situation, caseloads could soar above January highs.

Police: 2 dead in Virginia Beach oceanfront shootings

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Sports

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Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good. Watch his message here.

Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement.

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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Best bets, odds and picks for this week's PGA Tour event

FrontPageBets takes a look wagers to watch during this week's PGA Tour event on the Monterey Peninsula.

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Today in sports history: Feb. 1

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Super Bowl features matchup of 1st and 2nd team All-Pro QBs

It’s only fitting that the top two quarterbacks in the regular season based on All-Pro voting are the last two quarterbacks standing in the NFL this season. First-team All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes will take his Kansas City Chiefs into the Super Bowl against second-team All-Pro Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. This marks the seventh time since the merger that the first-team All-Pro quarterback will face the second-teamer for the championship with it last happening in the 2016 season when second-teamer Tom Brady’s Patriots beat first-teamer Matt Ryan’s Falcons 34-28 in overtime.

Opinion

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Bloomberg News: Sending tanks to Ukraine long overdue

After much back-and-forth and strenuous behind the scenes hand-wringing, Germany has cleared the way for its Leopard 2 tanks to join the fight for democracy in Ukraine, pledging to send an initial company of 14 tanks. The U.S. joined in with President Joe Biden’s pledge to send 31 M1 Abrams tanks.

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New York Daily News: What the killing of a young man in Memphis tells us about policing in America

Memphis’ police chief said video of the Jan. 10 beating by five police officers that killed 29-year-old Tyre Nichols included “acts that defy humanity.”

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Editorial: Give students a head start by funding dual enrollment programs

Now that they are back at work in Richmond, legislators should lose no time carrying out a simple recommendation on their to-deal-with list that could make a big difference in the lives of some young people. Virginia’s dual enrollment program lets students at public high schools earn college credits from community colleges. A recent study by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission ...

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Cal Thomas: Scandal? What scandal?

In our relativistic age in which everyone has his or her own “truth” and none is to be preferred over another so long as the individual feels good about it, why should anything be considered scandalous? If truth is subjective rather than objective, who is to say what is right and what is wrong? And if one does make such a claim, is that not an affirmation that a standard exists by which truth and falsehood, scandalous and honorable behavior can be measured?

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Toys of Christmas Past: The toys and tech that defined each decade

Did your favorite make the list? Here are the most popular toys since 1952.

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Watch Now: Festive options for visiting Santa during COVID-19

Malls, mail, and Zoom could help get your list into Santa's hands!

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Watch Now: Festive options for visiting Santa during COVID-19

Santa is still coming to town in 2020! Here are some festive options to get your wish list (safely) into Santa's hands this holiday season.

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Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

Not all Thanksgiving dishes are as they appear

National

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Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good. Watch his message here.

Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement.

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'We're all Tyre': Family prepares to lay Nichols to rest

The family of Tyre Nichols plans to lay him to rest Wednesday, three weeks after he died following a brutal beating by Memphis police after a traffic stop. In those three weeks, five officers have been fired and charged with murder, and their specialized unit was disbanded. Two more officers have been suspended. Two Memphis Fire Department emergency medical workers and a lieutenant were also fired. And more discipline could be coming. But Wednesday will be about Nichols, a 29-year-old skateboarder, father, and amateur photographer. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy, and civil rights attorney Ben Crump will deliver a call to action.

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Tyre Nichols' funeral is today; GOP set to oust Rep. Omar from panel; 'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested; and more morning headlines

Here are today's top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this day in history. Get caught up.

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Former South Carolina governor and ambassador under Trump, Nikki Haley, set to announce 2024 GOP candidacy

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