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  • Stripping military bases of Confederate names stirs passions

    BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Civil War history casts a long shadow in Virginia, the birthplace of Confederate generals, scene of their surrender and now a crossroad of controversy over renaming military bases that honor rebel leaders. In and around Blackstone, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Richmond, that shadow can stir passions when talk turns to

  • Nonprofit opens to help business owners in Fredericksburg

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When Brittany Henry first started her marketing and communications business, she was a stay-at-home mom with no other job, and her family desperately needed a second income to cover the cost of health insurance. Henry said she approached a local bank to open a business account and was asked to submit

  • Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor’s office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever one wins will be making history. Either candidate would be the first woman as well as the first woman of color to serve in a

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