The annual report has been issued on how Shenandoah National Park helps the economy. The National Park Service says one million visitors last year spent over $72 million in surrounding communities, supporting 889 jobs. The report says $10 came back for every $1 invested in the National Park Service. But the figures are lower than they were in 2012 due to the two-week federal government shutdown in October 2013. Most visitor spending was for lodging followed by food and gasoline. The most jobs supported were in the restaurant industry.
Class sizes continue to vary in the Albemarle County schools.
Four Virginia schools take part in a pilot program that involves solar energy.
For most of this month, a utility relocation project will keep drivers from using Dominion Drive to access 29 North.
Here's a look at some of this weekend's big sporting events.