A company that operates a Richmond grocery store will pay more than $10,000 to settle a sex-discrimination lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit nearly two years ago against Food Rite Community Supermarket. The EEOC says Food Rite got sued after it refused to hire a woman for a part-time job as a driver. It quoted a manager who said he would not hire a woman because he feared a female driver would be at greater risk of being assaulted.
A State Senate panel has rejected a bill allowing adoption by the partners of unmarried gay parents.
Philip Shucet has praised the bids VDOT received for the 29 North improvement projects.
A fire guts a 19th-century house in the northeast corner of Albemarle County.
A bill that deals with student athletic fees has cleared the House of Delegates.