Weekend Top 10

MAR 29 3 Penny Theatre will present “Molly Sweeney” March 29-30 and April 5-6 at The Gayton Kirk, 11421 Gayton Road. Based on Oliver Sacks’ medical case history “To See and Not See,” “Molly Sweeney” is a tale from Ireland of a blind woman’s chance to see again. The contemporary drama is about faith in medicine and the terrible consequences […]

Northam vetoes ‘school protection officers’ bill


Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed a bill to create a new public-employee category called “school protection officers.” Supporters of the legislation said the officers would help improve security in Virginia’s public schools. But Northam said the bill failed to clearly define the officers’ duties and credentials. Introduced by Del. Robert Thomas, R-Stafford, HB 2142 defined a school protection officer as […]

VDACS warns of potential boxwood blight

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning local property owners that a wet spring could result in more cases of boxwood blight, a disease caused by a fungal pathogen that infects boxwood shrubs, resulting in defoliation and dieback. The invasive fungus, first found in Virginia in 2011, thrives in wet weather and temperatures between 60 and 80 […]