Albemarle County-based Trump Winery hopes to build the Trump National Golf Club on land acquired from the Kluge estate. Trump would need a special use permit from county authorities to put a golf course on rural land.
Early Tuesday morning, Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds was involved in an altercation with his son Austin, and the Senator was stabbed at his house in Bath County. Senator Deeds was seriously wounded, but is reported to be alert and in fair condition at UVA Medical Center.
First responders to the house found Austin, whose nickname was Gus, suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.
The street artist known in cities as "Bombproof" or just "BMBPRF" has Harrisonburg roots (EMHS Class of 2000) and in November of 2013, he returned to paint a tribute mural. Apparently, the picture is in the Black's Run tunnel system. The image is a little edgy, a little funky, and a lot of: duck.
In the fall of 2013, veterans were in the news a lot. First, vets were in the headlines when denied access to the National World War II Memorial during the Government Shutdown of 2013. Shortly afterward, during Veterans Day activities, televised tributes to vets poured in. Between these peaks of veteran-awareness, a giant of military history (and also of sheer human willpower) quietly passed away in Bridgewater, Virginia: General James "Robbie" Risner, age 88.