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Crews mine uranium in Pittsylvania County (access required)

CHATHAM—Crews have begun exploratory drilling for uranium in Pittsylvania County, which sits atop the richest uranium deposit in the country. Michael Abbott, spokesman for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, said Virginia Uranium Inc. began site preparation over ...

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Tech equine center pledged $10M gift (access required)

LEESBURG—The owner of a Loudoun County horse farm has pledged more than $10 million through her estate to Virginia Tech’s equine center. The gift from Rallywood Farm owner and manager Shelley Duke will go toward establishing a major emergency and ...

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SCC: Appalachian Power can increase its rates (access required)

ROANOKE—Appalachian Power has gotten the go-ahead to add a rate increase for Virginia customers. The State Corporation Commission approved a $48.9 million increase this week. Spokesman Ken Schrad says the commission approved an increase that was $10.6 million less than ...

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