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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefDanny Johnson knows a thing or two about innovation. "In agriculture you have to constantly keep looking for changes and doing things different. If we didn't I'd still be using a horse to pull a plow," said Johnson, who owns Johnson's Orchard and the...
A Virginia winery and a commodity exchange in China have agreed on a five-year wine export deal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the agreement between Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company on Monday. McDonnell is...
Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation changing how Virginia regulators handle electric rates. McDonnell on Thursday signed legislation that eliminates renewable energy bonuses and makes other regulatory changes following a deal between Attorney...
WDBJ7 Reporter"We're in 50 states and more recently Washington, D.C.," said marketing manager Soo Young Kim. You can get to google all over the world, but its "Get Your Business Online" division was in Roanoke today at the Taubman Museum. Representative Bob...
Assignment ManagerA statewide burning ban went into effect Friday. The measure coincides with the start of the spring fire season in Virginia. Here is the complete announcement from the Virginia Department of Forestry: Eager to Burn? Wait Your Turn! No Burning...
WDBJ7 ReporterThere's a handful of tiny farms all around our viewing area. Some of them actually grow what you might call a 'surprise garden.' What makes them different is these small farms are part of a program called "CSA's" or "Community Supported Agriculture.''...
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Southside Virginia is listed as one of the top ten endangered places in the Southeast. That's according to the Southern Environmental Law Center, an advocacy organization for the environment. It says the push to lift Virginia's longstanding ban on...
The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee. Sen. John Watkins withdrew the bill Thursday before the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and...
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Two Virginia Tech researchers have been named as Virginia's Outstanding Scientists for 2013. Harold E. Burkhart is being honored for his work in forest stand management. He is a university distinguished professor in the Department of Forest Resources...
WDBJ7 ReporterA new study shows Virginia ranked sixteenth in the number of traffic deaths in 2011. The study from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety shows 764 people died in crashes. The state spent more than five billion dollars on those deaths between...
A Franklin County business is the beneficiary of a grant given away for the first time, and in turn will expand and create 20 new jobs. Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday in Burnt Chimney that the Homestead Creamery will invest $1.1 million into...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistDMV 2 Go is a flett of five mobile customer service centers ready to bring DMV services to Virginians at convenient locations. Services: The handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels is equipped to process all DMV transactions including:...
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