The Great Virginia Grape Heist

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, was supposed to be harvest day for David Dunkenberger, a co-owner of Firefly Hill Vineyards, in Elliston, Virginia. He got to the fields early, eager to get this year’s grapes picked before the backwash of Hurricane Florence rolled in. As he scanned the vines, though, he began to feel queasy. His […]

Amazon is getting more than $2 billion for NYC and Virginia expansions

Enlarge / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on September 13, 2018. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Over the last year, Amazon has dangled in front of cities the possibility that they could host the company’s “second headquarters”—a massive $ 5 billion facility that would provide 50,000 white-collar jobs. On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed what had been widely reported: nobody […]

Tucker Carlson says the man he’s accused of assaulting at a Virginia country club called his teenage daughter a ‘w—-‘

Richard Drew/AP After the celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of assaulting a “gay Latino immigrant,” Carlson said in a statement to Business Insider that he never assaulted the man and that the individual verbally harassed his teenage daughter at a country club. Carlson said the man stopped his daughter when […]

Amazon reportedly plans to set up 2 different locations for its HQ2 — in New York and Virginia (AMZN)

David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon is said to be close to selecting two cities as the site of its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2: the Long Island City section of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, The New York Times reported on Monday evening. The reported selection follows nearly a year of lobbying by […]

People are furious about Amazon’s reported decision to split its HQ2 between New York City and Virginia after months of deliberation (AMZN)

Fred Greaves/Reuters Amazon is closing in on deals to develop its second headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, The New York Times reported on Monday evening. While state and cities have been fighting to win Amazon’s HQ2, many people are less than pleased with […]

A tuition-free college education could soon become a reality for some residents in Virginia

The University of Virginia’s new president, Jim Ryan, announced during his inaugural ceremony that some in-state students will be able to attend the school tuition-free. The provision would apply to students whose families earn less than $ 80,000 annually. Students whose families earn less than $ 30,000 will also be eligible for free room and […]

Insiders are buzzing that Northern Virginia could soon be awarded Amazon’s HQ2 as Jeff Bezos makes high-profile visit to Washington, DC (AMZN)

Amy Harris/Invision/AP The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Northern Virginia could soon land Amazon HQ2. Two sources said as much to Business Insider. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is amid a high-profile trip to Washington, DC. The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Amazon could soon select Northern Virginia as the […]

Virginia coach after biggest March Madness upset ever: ‘That was a thorough butt-whippin”

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images March Madness history was made as Virginia became the first 1-seed to ever lose to a 16-seed. The game was tied at halftime, but Maryland-Baltimore County exploded in the second half and won by 20. After the game, UVA head coach Tony Bennett put the game in proper perspective, calling it a […]

Top-seeded Virginia falls to Maryland-Baltimore County in the biggest upset in March Madness history

TNT March Madness history has been made, as No. 1 Virginia lost to No. 16 Maryland-Baltimore County, the first time a No. 1 seed has fallen in the first round since the tournament expanded to 64 teams. The win came on the heels of a dominant second half from the UMBC Retrievers, who took the […]

Last-ditch deal ends West Virginia teachers’ 9-day strike

West Virginia lawmakers have agreed a deal to end a nine-day teachers’ walkout over pay and healthcare. The West Virginia Senate had rejected the pay raise that would have ended the state’s biggest teachers’ strike in 30 years. Governor Jim Justice tweeted on Tuesday morning that a deal had been reached in a last-minute conference […]