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WDBJ7 ReporterIf you or someone you know owes or is about to owe student loans you'll want to pay close attention to this story. As of right now, the interest rate on student loans, which is three-point-four percent, is set to double on July 1. But lawmakers are...
ReporterVeteran state lawmaker Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) says he will not seek another term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Putney made the announcement in a news release Wednesday. "When first elected in 1961," Putney said, "I had no plans to seek a...
The governor of Virginia is asking President Barack Obama in a letter to make good on his campaign pledge to avert automatic cuts to federal spending that would disproportionately damage Virginia. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell says the threat of cuts...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAs summer turns to fall and temperatures start to cool, construction in Lynchburg is heating up. "I think the market remains a little tough, but I think that we're starting to see it come back," said Vince Phelps, a Lynchburg-area developer. From...
For the third consecutive year Virginia has a revenue surplus, according to Governor Bob McDonnell’s office. The governor says Virginia ended fiscal year 2012 with a $129.2 million surplus. Additionally, total revenue collections rose by 5.4...
Students in one hometown are calling for action to keep interest rates on their school loans down. On Wednesday some Virginia Tech students volunteered to call people encouraging them to attend a rally for President Obama. The rally is this Saturday...
ReporterSome people in Danville are fighting to put an end to payday loans with interest rates as much as 360 percent. Protesters stood outside Advance America loan service this afternoon to show their support of legislation to end predatory lending in Virginia....
Delegate Lacey Putney announced Wednesday he's seeking re-election in the House of Delegates. He's looking to represent the new 19th House District which covers Bedford, Covington, Alleghany, parts of Bedford and all but one precinct in Botetourt...
Comments, questions, concerns, story ideas, etc. email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org 5/5/13 You may have seen or heard my promo. I have cancer. The story airs Monday night at 6o'clock. This is a little weird for me. I'm not used to "being" the...
McDonnell urges lawmakers to trim government RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell is urging legislators to make some tough choices to cut spending and restructure state government. McDonnell said Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth...
ReporterWhether it's growing your savings or paying down debt, many people have financial resolutions for the New Year. To get everyone moving in the right direction, Rod Nunez, Outreach Coordinator for Freedom First Credit Union, visited News 7 Mornin'...
Congressman Robert Hurt took a break from Washington this week to tour businesses across his district. Thursday he visited the Edison 2 facility in Lynchburg, the car creator that won a five million dollar prize last year for building a fuel efficient...
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