Drunk man accidentally takes $1,600 Uber from West Virginia to New Jersey

(credit: Paul Goddin) After a night of drinking, Kenny Bachman called an Uber to take him to his home in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. There was just one problem: he wasn’t in the Philadelphia area. He was in Morgantown, West Virginia, more than 300 miles away from home. The cost of the ride: $ 1,635.93. […]

Conspiracy theorists are already making wild claims about the Amtrak train full of Republican lawmakers that collided with a truck in Virginia

Conspiracy theories were spread after an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers collided with a truck. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined and the scene is still under investigation. Various social media accounts propagated the conspiracy theories Wednesday night, some of which linked them to a secret GOP memo on the Russia […]

2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 roars to a record at Virginia International Raceway

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 in addition to being the most powerful production Corvette in history, has now racked up a production car track record. Chevrolet took the ultimate ‘Vette down to Virginia International Raceway, a track that Mark Reuss, Chevy’s executive vice president of global product development, described as “arguably America’s most challenging road course,” […]

Who is Virginia Woolf? Google Doodle honours English book author’s 136th birthday

Today’s Google Doodle is an intricately drawn portrait of one of the most iconic and foremost female novelists of the 20th century. Virginia Woolf was a pioneering English writer in the stream-of-conscious narrative method and a feminist icon. Her most critically acclaimed novels such as Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse have inspired generations of […]

States of emergency declared in N. Carolina & Virginia for Winter Storm Grayson

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 22:37 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) declared a state of emergency Wednesday as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for “severe winter weather conditions” in parts of southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina through Thursday. McAuliffe urged residents to prepare for “travel disruptions, power outages and […]

VMware expands its AWS-based cloud service to West Virginia region

VMware announced that its joint offering with Amazon Web Services is expanding to a second cloud infrastructure region, providing customers with additional geographic availability and access to new services. Businesses can deploy applications through the VMware Cloud on AWS service in the cloud provider’s West Virginia data center, in addition to existing support for its […]

Virginia is planning on cracking down on fossil fuels after Democratic win

  Win McNamee/Getty Images Virginia is planning to create the state’s first cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The move comes amid the Democratic Party’s victory in the governor’s race. Virginia’s limit on carbon dioxide emissions would tighten 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. Virginia is moving forward with climate change regulations that could mean the expansion […]

Coming Saturday: A Virginia rocket launch by NASA’s other cargo provider

Orbital ATK As one of two partners in NASA’s commercial cargo program to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, Orbital ATK has received significantly less attention than the other provider, SpaceX. And with Orbital ATK preparing to make just its second launch attempt in more than three years from its home base of Wallops […]

Conservative media slams failed Virginia Republican governor candidate for failing to embrace Trump

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Conservative media blamed various factors for Ed Gillespie’s loss to Ralph Northam in Virginia’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday. The right debated whether Gillespie lost because he failed to embrace President Donald Trump enough. Their conclusion echoed Trump’s own assessment. Conservative media deflected, dismissed, and ignored Democratic electoral gains on Tuesday. Almost immediately […]