2009 Governor's Race: Bob McDonnell CoverageMcDonnell wants to keep private a subpoena for out-of-state official
Bob McDonnell is asking a federal judge for permission to keep private a subpoena for a public official from another state who might be called to testify at the former governor’s upcoming corruption t
Richmond | Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0400
McDonnells star in Virginia’s Greek tragedy
If convicted, the McDonnells could become Virginia’s first Executive Mansion couple to go to prison. Their corruption trial starts July 28th.
Richmond | Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0400
The charges against Bob and Maureen McDonnell
Bob and Maureen McDonnell are accused of participating in a scheme to violate federal public corruption laws. The indictment charges each of the McDonnells with:
Richmond | Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0400
U.S. granted ex-Star Scientific CEO rare blanket immunity
The government’s corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, hangs on the same man who allegedly corrupted them, Jonnie R. Williams Sr.
Richmond | Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:30:00 -0400
McDonnell says wife was interviewed under false pretenses
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers acknowledge that he was angry after his wife’s February 2013 interview with law enforcement officials.
Richmond | Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0400
The Hook in review: 12 years of covering Charlottesville
The first issue of the Hook hit the streets February 7, 2002, in an America still reeling in post-9/11 shock— not quite sure how our world would change, but with an uneasy feeling that it would not be for the better. In Charlottesville, the Downtown Mall had not yet had its Pavilion or Transit Center built on the east end. The Meadow Creek Parkway was still under debate, and the U.S. 29 Western Bypass was believed dead and buried. The old Woolen Mills dam still stood, the Jefferson Theater was a second-run movie house, and the Paramount Theater was in the throes of a lengthy restoration. And a handful of writers, graphic designers, ad reps, and photographers followed editor Hawes Spencer to start a new weekly in a small town that already had a weekly on what would become Mr. Hook's wild ride. 2002 Charlottesville's Democratic rule was rocked with the election of Rob Schilling, the first…
Charlottesville The Hook | Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:35:27 +0000
The players: BOV experience revolves around business
Helen E. Dragas - Virginia BeachPresident and CEO of The Dragas Companies, developer of affordable homes and condominium communities in Tidewater.Appointed: Kaine. Term expires: July 1, 2012Connections: xxxxxConnection to the controversy: As Rector, she's the supreme leader. She co-engineered with now-departed Vice-Rector the effort to dismiss President Sullivan and, with words purchased from Hill & Knowlton, has defied widespread calls to resign. A. Macdonald Caputo - Greenwich, ConnecticutLongtime executive with Morgan Stanley in New York, he now serves the company as an advisory director.Appointed: Kaine. Term expires: July 1, 2013Connections: xxxxxUnlike two other two Greenwich-based participants in UVA's crisis, Peter Kiernan and Paul Tudor Jones, Caputo seems on Sullivan's side. He abstained from the vote installing an interim president, and he was one of the three Board members…
Charlottesville The Hook | Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:20:17 +0000
Time, regulation on uranium sought
A day after Southern Virginia business leaders, medical professionals and legislators took their case against uranium mining to Richmond, Governor Bob McDonnell issued a press release calling on the General Assembly to “take no action to permit uranium mining during its 2012 session,” and the creation of a multi-agency workgroup to a site specific study and create preliminary regulation recommendations.
South_Hill | Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:05:10 -0500
La Crosse Elementary School gets state award
La Crosse Elementary School is one of 447 schools and two school divisions named as recipients of 2012 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. Governor Bob McDonnell and the Board of Education made the announcement Thursday. The incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that far exceed minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. La Crosse Elementary is a recipient of the prestigious Competence to Excellence award.
South_Hill | Fri, 6 Jan 2012 15:51:58 -0500
No cuts for CMH in state budget
Officials at Community Memorial Healthcenter say the proposed biennium state budget released by Governor Bob McDonnell several weeks ago is not much of a Christmas present for rural health care.
South_Hill | Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:38:04 -0500
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