Eight projects tapped for Opportunity Appalachia investment program. Appalachian Power warns of rising water levels on New and Roanoke rivers. Opera Roanoke presents ‘Glory Denied,’ based on true-life story of Vietnam POW.
From elsewhere: Education board advances Youngkin’s history standards. House Republicans won’t take up constitutional amendments. Nikki Giovanni documentary wins at Sundance.
Patrick & Henry Community College Foundation opens applications for scholarships. Liberty University reopens Chaplains Museum at new location. Roanoke library hosts HBCU college fair.
From elsewhere: Youngkin asks General Assembly to make up school aid gap after state funding error. Mecklenburg planners eye solar permitting changes. Billy Idol, Bret Michaels to perform in Bristol.
Four-month dredging ban at Smith Mountain Lake begins Feb. 15. Sam Bush to headline ‘Farm and Fun Time’ show in March. UVA Wise, Nature Conservancy launch new round of grant funding.
From elsewhere: Most gun storage bills appear doomed in Virginia General Assembly. Blue Ridge Parkway planning partnerships with neighboring communities. Dominion disputes SCC analysis of its regulatory change proposal.
VCEDA awards grant to Norton wig store. Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation names new officers, Virginia development director. VCEDA awards grant to Russell County internet firm.
Education briefs: Southside Virginia Community College names new dean. UVA Wise to host Black History Month events.
From elsewhere: Bill to expand involuntary mental health treatment dies. Dominion proposes changes to keep its bid for higher profits on track. DEQ cites Christiansburg for sewer overflows.
Boones Mill gets $50,000 grant for downtown plan. New exhibits set to open at Montgomery Museum of Art and History. Floyd Country Store announces February shows.