Virginia has a new structure to showcase its ties to country music. Bristol is the home of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which had a grand opening over the weekend. Virginia’s pioneer family of country music includes Scott County native Alvin Pleasant Carter, his wife Sara, and sister-in-law Maybelle. They are the original members of The Carter Family, which won a contract with a major record label in 1927. Maybelle’s daughter, the late June Carter Cash, represents the family’s second generation of singers and songwriters. In the 1940’s, Mother Maybelle, June Carter, and her sisters were weekly performers on the Old Dominion Barn Dance radio program which originated in Richmond.
Virginia with another solid win in ACC play, their seventh straight.
Delegate David Toscano (D- Charlottesville) wants more socially conservative lawmakers to withdraw their proposals to limit gay and lesbian rights.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former political ally of Terry McAuliffe, blasted the Governor in a Richmond Times-Dispatch ad.
Eight-term Congressman Randy Forbes is seeking another term this year, and his upcoming campaign will be in a different district.
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The National Football League has decided individuals who have convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapon offenses will no longer be allowed to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.