Former Virginia Beach resident Carolyn Berry and her husband have found a way to sell their 35-acre farm near Tappahannock that will preserve its rustic feel while engaging her love of the written word: They're holding an essay contest.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell hasn't been active in this fall's General Assembly election as he appeals 11 felony convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine see good news and some not-so-good news in the two-year budget deal struck by congressional leaders about midnight Monday.
BLACKSBURG For weeks tight end Bucky Hodges wasn't necessarily featured in Virginia Tech's offense. Chalk that up to a couple reasons: he wasn't entirely healthy for a few games, opponents made sure to take him away as a passing option and the offense under quarterback Brenden Motley wasn't as pass-heavy as it was under opening-day starter Michael Brewer.
WOODBRIDGE Authorities say they have arrested a man who shot another man in the face during an argument inside a homeless camp. The Washington Post reports that 43-year-old Daniel Clay was arrested Friday on charges including aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
RICHMOND The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the Nov. 3 General Assembly election is 5 p.m. today. Applications for an absentee ballot can be hand-delivered, faxed or emailed to a local registrar. The application form is available at the Virginia Department of Elections website: www.elections.virginia.gov Absentee ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 3. ____
In the weeks before the Pamunkey Indians received federal recognition in July, leaders of the Virginia tribe were pursuing a potential casino deal with developers, according to a letter to tribal members from then-Chief Kevin Brown obtained by The Washington Post.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Virginian-Pilot put together a voter guide for the contested legislative races in South Hampton Roads: Virginia Senate District 6 Virginia Senate District 7 Virginia Senate District 8 Virginia House District 21 Virginia House District 81 Virginia House District 82 Virginia House District 100
DUNGANNON Virginia State Police are investigating the shooting of a man by a sheriff's deputy outside a house fire in Scott County. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Scott County sheriff's deputies responded along with volunteer firefighters to the home early Saturday in Dungannon after a report that a man was inside the house with a gun.
The 81st District includes parts of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach
Barry D. Knight
Residence: Virginia Beach
Personal: married, three sons
Education: Kempsville High School
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