The debate continues over a firefighter policy in Albemarle. Paid firefighters are not allowed to serve as volunteers with various county fire stations. Preston Gentry (pictured), who’s the chief of the Crozet Fire Department, has told the County Supervisors how the policy impacts recruitment of volunteers. Supervisors chairwoman Jane Dittmar recently spoke to a battalion chief in a Richmond suburb who says they hire first from the ranks of volunteers.
Johnny Manziel has found instant popularity since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but will have to wait until to find out if he has the starting quarterback job.
A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.
A manhunt is underway for masked robbers who stole $181,000 from Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey.
Yet another honorable designation for our area, this time in a study by Harvard University.