VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 22, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Sept. 22, 2023:
Why is a statue of Stonewall Jackson still on Capitol Square?
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Curious Commonwealth recently received this question from an area resident: “Why, after all monuments to the Confederacy and Confederate leaders have been removed from Monument Ave., and other locations around Richmond, a statue of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson remains on Capitol Square? This after the monument to former governor and segregationist Harry Byrd has been removed from same public square.”
So, why is it still there?
More than 100 aircraft are based at the Hanover County Municipal Airport, about 10 miles north of downtown Richmond.
The Ashland facility, built in 1971, manages no more than 10,000 passengers each year and takes on excess traffic from Richmond International Airport. Hanover recently celebrated a $2.4 million expansion when a 7,000-square-foot terminal with attached lobby, conference rooms and lounge opened in 2022.
Sometime this fall, county officials and airport staff will start to assemble its master plan — a guide outlining the facility’s short, intermediate and long-term goals for the next 20 years. The airport’s previous plan was developed in 2002.
In other news:
- Merchants Walk shopping center on Broad goes for $18 million (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Sigora founder accused of embezzling money from employee 401(k) (The Daily Progress)*
In case you missed it:
- Virginia could be the next battleground for abortion rights (The Associated Press)
- State budget funds launch of self-distribution arm for Virginia breweries (Richmond BizSense)*
- The teens fighting to keep Youngkin’s trans policies out of their schools (The Washington Post)*
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.