VA News Reader

May 5, 2023

man standing in front of a lake
Photo by Sherry Hamilton for Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal

Two local dredging projects win funding

By Sherry Hamilton for Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal

Two local dredge projects are moving ahead under funding from the Virginia Waterway Maintenance Fund—the Hole in the Wall channel between Milford Haven in Mathews and the Chesapeake Bay, and the channel in Gloucester’s Aberdeen Creek.

Read the full article at Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal.

Growing her aunt’s legacy with a caring heart

By Drew Mumich for The Star-Tribune

When Destiny Carter’s aunt passed away in 2022, she decided to face her grief head on and dedicate her life to helping people.

Read the full article at The Star-Tribune.

a person digging around water
Photos by Andrew Woolfolk

Biology students help improve water quality at Lake Anna

By Leah Coffey for The Central Virginian

On April 19, Louisa County High School (LCHS) students from Anna Burkett’s biology class teamed up with the Lake Anna Civic Association (LACA) to build floating wetlands in an effort to combat the Harmful Algae Bloom problem affecting the lake.

Read the full article at The Central Virginian.

a shelf stocked with food
Photo by Jared Foretek | InsideNoVa

Giant opening new distribution facility near Manassas; company pledges same-day delivery throughout region

By Jared Foretek for InsideNoVa

Giant is gearing up to ship grocery orders all over Northern Virginia.

The supermarket chain’s new 80,000-square-foot distribution center just outside the Manassas city limits is preparing for its grand opening next week, at which point it will start shipping grocery deliveries to homes throughout the region.

Read the full article at InsideNoVa.

people petting a dog
Photo by Lisa Rowan for Cardinal News

Why therapy dogs are gaining popularity on college campuses

By Lisa Rowan for Cardinal News

The latest graduating class at Radford University is an unusual breed. And as one student named Jordan walked across the stage, he was roasted by the emcee for not knowing how to sit or lie down on his first night of class.

On April 24, four dogs — accompanied by their handlers — took part in the university’s first “barkalaureate” celebration. The dogs are in the final stages of training to be therapy dogs, tasked with spreading warmth and boosting morale across campus as part of the new Tartan Tails program.

Read the full article at Cardinal News.

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