Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College to close at the end of the school year

In a letter obtained by WDBJ7, college President James F. Jones cites a deteriorating financial condition and lack of a substantial endowment as reasons for the closure.

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Jesse Matthew's defense attorney to ask for delay in Hannah Graham case

The defense attorney for Jesse Matthew wants to delay the start of Matthew’s murder trial in Albemarle County.

Charlottesville stops observance of Lee-Jackson Day

Charlottesville no longer will observe a state holiday commemorating Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.


Former Buena Vista pastor hires new defense lawyer, delays second trial

The second trial involving a former pastor from Buena Vista has been continued. Larry Clark’s second sexual molestation trial was set to begin in Rockbridge County on Tuesday, March 3, but WDBJ 7 has learned Clark has retained a new defense lawyer.


Squires named new CEO of Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern has named company President James Squires as its next CEO.

Privacy legislation produces unlikely alliance in Richmond

State lawmakers have completed their work in Richmond, and many of the key issues fell along party lines, but this year privacy legislation produced what some might consider an unlikely alliance between The American Civil Liberties Union and conservatives.

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Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

The General Assembly has voted to compensate people who were sterilized in state facilities without their permission.

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General Assembly adjourns after reaching agreement on ethics reform

State lawmakers adjourned Friday night after agreeing on two key proposals: legislation that will tighten ethics rules for Virginia's public officials, and target sexual assaults on college campuses.

Earthquake hits Virginia during Thursday's snow storm

The 2.5 magnitude earthquake was felt across Virginia early Thursday morning.

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7 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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