Eastern Shore, VA – The Department of Fish and Wildlife reports a 20% decrease in hunting license sales in Virginia over the last decade. Those license fees support many of the state's conservation lands. Which translates to less money available to maintain those lands.
Grayson Chesser is a duck decoy carver and hunting guide on Virginia's Eastern Shore who is concerned about the state's hunting heritage.
Virginia Public Radio's Jesse Dukes has this profile.
Charlottesville, VA – Fred Hitz teaches at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He retired from the CIA in 1998, where he last held the position of Inspector General. Mr. Hitz currently lives in Charlottesville.
Charlottesville, VA – Late last year, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the formation of a new committee to help state and local law enforcement get a grip on street gangs. McDonnell warned that gangs now threaten the safety of Virginians everywhere, but no one knows how many gang members are at large in the Commonwealth or how dangerous they really are... and Sandy Hausman reports that tough anti-gang laws may be doing more harm than good.
A flock of crows roosted over the eaves of my grandfather's barn. If I hadn't known any better, I would have thought they were working in shifts; there always seemed to be five of them there, running their yellowed beaks through their oily feathers, cawing insistently.