Belmont’s future may not include golf

Other uses possible for golf course site

The future of Belmont Golf Course may not involve golf. During a daylong retreat Jan. 11, Henrico’s Board of Supervisors reached a consensus to direct county officials to begin a master-plan process for the site, which Henrico purchased from the Hermitage Country Club in 1977 and has operated ever since. That process, which could take as long as a year […]

Fairfield supervisor Thornton to seek re-election

Longtime Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton will seek re-election to the seat this November, he announced. Thornton first won election to the board in 1995 and has been re-elected to subsequent four-year terms six times. All five seats on the Board of Supervisors will be up for election Nov. 5. In a statement, Thornton outlined a number of efforts among […]

Business in brief

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the following promotions for their Commercial Property Services Group: Mary Kaye Willis has been promoted to vice president. Willis joined the company in 2014 as portfolio manager and was promoted to director of property services in 2016. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, she manages a commercial portfolio for some of the firm’s key […]

Faculty members lobby legislators about higher education issues


Faculty members from colleges and universities across Virginia converged on the Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to provide more funding for higher education and ensure affordable college degrees for future generations of students. Higher Education Advocacy Day drew professors like Brian Turner, who chairs the political science department at Randolph-Macon College. He noted that the State Council of Higher Education […]

Conservative activists urge lawmakers to reject ERA


The Family Foundation and other groups that oppose abortion are urging Virginia legislators to oppose ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. They say the ERA, which is currently before the full Senate, is anti-women, anti-American and “a smokescreen for abortion.” Conservative activists held a news conference and met with legislators this week to voice concerns about the […]

U.S. District court sets deadline for redistricting ‘special master’


Before this year’s elections, a federal court is working to redraw 11 Virginia House of Delegates districts that were ruled unconstitutional in 2017 for violating racial gerrymandering laws. Bernard Grofman, a “special master” appointed by the U.S. District Court in Richmond to oversee the redistricting process, has presented judges with a plethora of alternatives to the current map. The court […]

Lawmakers seek information about prisoner segregation


Lawmakers and prison reform advocates are pushing three bills through the General Assembly that would force the Virginia Department of Corrections to track and share records of inmates in solitary confinement. Virginia is one of seven states that do not require record keeping for segregated prisoners. Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, has introduced a bill that would require DOC to annually […]