Latest Virginia Regional News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia Regional News

Play associated audio

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Amtrak says its Lynchburg route has far exceeded its annual performance targets for its first full year of operation. Since Oct. 1, 2009, the route has provided a daily ride as far north as Boston from Lynchburg.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Federal regulators are scheduled to take testimony today on a proposal to require coal mine operators to do more to control explosive dust. The hearing in Charleston, W.Va., is the fourth planned by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (AP) Colonial Beach's mayor says the Town Council's offer to give him an office in a vacant building is an insult. The council evicted Mayor Frederick Rummage from Town Hall in April 2009 and prohibited him from making uninvited visits to employees' private offices there. Now council members say they will reconsider the eviction if he requests a place to meet with residents and visitors.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Internal Revenue Service says it has $2.3 million in unclaimed federal tax refunds that it wants to return to Virginians. The IRS says it was unable to deliver refund checks to 2,239 taxpayers because of mailing-address errors.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.
NPR

After The Presents, A Buttery Tea Cake Tradition

For one family in Overland Park, Kan., it's not Christmas without Mrs. Lawrence. The tea cake, rich with butter and spices, is named for the neighbor who would hand deliver it every holiday season.
NPR

What To Expect In The 2016 Presidential Announcement Season

With Jeb Bush signaling he's likely to run for president in 2016, it's another sign that the presidential announcement season is underway. Here's a look at who has jumped in the race early and what to expect in the coming months.
NPR

Online Sellers Pop Up In Real Life, For A Limited Time Only

One-click shopping is changing the ways people shop and retailers sell their wares. But some online retailers are opening physical stores — some of which last as short as a day.

Leave a Comment

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