The U.S. senator from Virginia had said the expediting of permits to build and operate the 303-mile gas pipeline was completely unrelated to the nation’s debt ceiling. His effort failed on a vote of 30-69.
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Six Virginia newspapers to reduce print days
At least 30 daily papers owned by Lee Enterprises have announced they will publish print editions just three days a week, starting next month. The changes come during a time of continuing challenges in print media.
Framatome announces Nuclear Technology Academy relaunch with $400K investment
The company, which designs and maintains power plants, hopes to train more nuclear technicians through its partnership with Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg.
Manufacturer to create 150 jobs at Botetourt site
Altec Industries, which makes trucks, cranes and other equipment, will invest $1.4 million in its facility.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council names 2023 honorees
The group’s annual ceremony celebrates leaders and up-and-comers in the Roanoke and New River Valley region’s technology sector.
Jim Justice’s family asks for Martinsville bank’s payment demands to be set aside
Carter Bank & Trust has filed court documents seeking payment on about $300 million in loans connected with the West Virginia governor’s family businesses. The Justices say they have a right to defend themselves at trial.
Appalachian Power plans new infrastructure at Carroll County business park
If the state approves, Appalachian Power would build a new substation and power lines at a 273-acre industrial park that has yet to attract any businesses. The utility’s president says the investment could be a “gamechanger.” Apco customers would foot the bill for the project through an increase in monthly bills.
Wholesale distributor to expand in Salem
Layman Distributing will create 42 new jobs and invest $6.8 million in the expansion.
Delta Star to add 149 jobs in $30M Lynchburg expansion
The maker of electrical transformers will add new manufacturing and corporate office space at its Hill City headquarters, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. Virginia competed with Pennsylvania and California to secure the deal.
Virginia Tech-focused marketing agency for student-athletes announces acquisition
It’s been nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that college athletes could profit from their names and likenesses. Triumph NIL’s deal to acquire Commonwealth NIL will combine two NIL players in the world of Virginia Tech athletics.