Three local women have been appointed to statewide boards and commissions. Governor McAuliffe has selected Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Dede Smith on Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. Smith (pictured) is a past chairwoman of the City School Board. The Governor has named Gloria Rockhold to the Virginia Latino Advisory Board. Rockhold has been working with Latino families who send their kids to the Albemarle schools. McAuliffe has also named Crozet resident Patricia Taylor to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Behavior Analysis.
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.
Good ol' boys John Schneider and Tom Wopat have teamed up to record a new holiday album.
LeAnn Rimes, Betty White, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Duhamel, and Kesha are among those set to appear on a "Dog-a-Thon."
A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Oct. 23.