: News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia Regional News

Play associated audio

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) Volvo Trucks North America is laying off 50 workers at its Pulaski County factory. The company said in June it would lay off employees as work from its Dublin plant shifts to Pennsylvania.

LORTON, Va. (AP) The military is conducting a joint exercise with local emergency responders in the Washington area. The exercise, called "Capital Shield 2010," is being held at the Lorton Youth Detention Center on today and tomorrow.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Organizers expect large turnouts at a series of hearings on a federal proposal to ban or at least suspend a streamlined permitting process for Appalachian surface coal mines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues the permits and is holding hearings on the idea six states, including Virginia.

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) A landmark motel has fallen in southwest Virginia. The Robert E. Lee Motel was demolished yesterday in Washington County. It had stood since the 1940s on Lee Highway, which before the advent of the interstate system was the major road connecting southern and northern Virginia.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

'Neither Snow Nor Rain' Celebrates History Of U.S. Postal Service

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Devin Leonard whose new book, Neither Snow Nor Rain, celebrates the history of the U.S. Postal Service.
WAMU 88.5

Should Local Restaurants Retire The Phrase, "Farm To Table?"

Where does Washington restaurant food really come from? Kojo explores how the phrase "farm to table" is used and discusses whether it should be retired altogether.

WAMU 88.5

The Results Of Tuesday's Indiana Primaries

Guest host Lisa Desjardins talks with NPR's Ron Elving about what the results of Tuesday's primaries in Indiana mean for the 2016 presidential race.

NPR

Google And Fiat Chrysler Partner To Make Self-Driving Minivans

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle, the companies said in a joint statement.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.