NewsFeeds 12.30.11

Virginia in running for craft brewery (Times-Dispatch) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. could make a decision in early 2012 about opening an East Coast brewery, and Virginia remains in the running for the site, a spokesman for the company said this week. Altschul’s apparel store closes down after 113 years in business (Virginian-Pilot) Workers packed up,… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.29.11

  $600K awarded to renovate Leigh Street Armory again to become black history museum (Times-Dispatch) The historic castle-like structure in an area designated by the city as a center for African-American culture and economic history. Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors (The Hook) A feud over corporate governance compounded an already painful… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.28.11

  Virginia lawyers volunteer to help military veterans (Times-Dispatch) “The need for these services among Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans is astonishing, and increased benefits have a significant impact on the veteran and his or her family, and enable them to live a life out of poverty,” said Erin L. Barrett, a lawyer with Hunton &… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.27.11

  Golf course value plummets 50% (Virginia Gazette) Ford’s Colony Country Club is for sale at barely half the assessed value. The club faced bankruptcy last year, largely due to a $17 million note held by Prudential. Today, the club is for sale at $9.95 million. Legal aid layoffs expected (Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly) In the… Read more »

NewsFeeds for 12.23.11

Dominion, Faneuil call center brings 150 jobs to Halifax (Times-Dispatch) The establishment of a customer call center for Dominion Virginia Power in Halifax County could lead to yet more jobs coming to economically distressed Southside Virginia. Is Richmond’s New Jail Set Up to Fail? (Style Weekly) It’s the most pressing question still dogging the $134.6… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.23.11

  Amazon to open two local distribution centers, creating 1,350 jobs (Times-Dispatch) Online giant Inc. is planning to open two distribution centers in the Richmond area next fall that would employ a total of 1,350 people, state and local officials said Wednesday. Richmond-based telemarketer banned from calling to N.C. (Virginian-Pilot) A Virginia telemarketing company… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.21.11

  Slavery museum finances faulted (Times-Dispatch) The city of Fredericksburg is asking a federal bankruptcy judge to appoint an examiner to investigate $1.6 million in unaccounted-for funds. The Tavern closes; building’s fate to be determined (C-Ville) This week one of the Charlottesville’s biggest small spaces closes its doors for good. C-Ville reports that there was… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.20.11

  Road rage? Law student to spend Christmas Eve in jail (The Hook) What’s wrong with UVA Law students lately: In the second peculiar law-breaking incident in a few weeks, a UVA law student will spend a few days in jail for scaring the daylights out of a bike-commuting history professor. Earlier this month, a… Read more »

NewsFeeds 12.19.11

  UMW Foundation files application for hotel ( The University of Mary Washington Foundation has filed a rezoning application that would allow it to build a new hotel at Eagle Village across U.S. 1 from UMW’s main campus in Fredericksburg. This post includes a good bit of detail about the planned hotel. Senate approves nearly… Read more »