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Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams As Lottery Nears $1Billion

 (Metro) Long lines are being reported at convenience stores across the country now that tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is 970-million-dollars. 

The sum is the second-biggest payout in U.S. lottery history. 

The last highest jackpot for Mega Millions was recorded at 656-million-dollars back in 2012. 

Winners can take the cash option, which would now be 548-million-dollars, or an annuity, with one initial payment and annual installments over 29 years.

Florence Kills One More

 (Metro) Hurricane Florence is now responsible for another death in Virginia.  The body of Susie Britt was discovered earlier this week while crews were cleaning up Roanoke River flood damage from Hurricane Michael.  She was reportedly last seen on September 14th.  Virginia State Police say a missing persons report was filed two weeks ago. Continue Reading

Remains Found In Loudon County

 (Metro) A medical examiner is confirming that remains found in Loudoun County two weeks ago are those of a human.  Officials say it is a skull from the mid-20th century.  A sheriff’s deputy found it in woods near Sterling Elementary School.  A county supervisor originally posted on social media that the skull was just a…Continue Reading

New Name Possible For Cale Elementary

 Cale Elementary School in Charlottesville may be facing a name change die to its allegedly racist origins. The school was originally named for Dr. Paul Cale, who was Albemarle County’s longest-serving superintendent. Cale however is quoted as saying in a 1956 magazine interview “White parents would not permit their children to receive instruction from inferior…Continue Reading

Healthcare Cost Going Up

(Metro) Employer health care plans are expected to continue rising next year.  A new survey says workers can expect to pay more of the costs of their coverage in the form of higher premiums and higher deductibles.  The survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation says annual family premiums rose five-percent in 2018, with workers contributing…Continue Reading

Medicaid Expansion Coming

(Metro) Virginia adults newly eligible for health coverage under Medicaid expansion will soon be able to start enrolling.  Governor Ralph Northam announced yesterday that those eligible can start enrolling on November 1st.  Coverage will kick in on January 1st.  The General Assembly voted earlier this year to add up to 400-thousand uninsured, low-income Virginians to…Continue Reading

Buford Parents Want Bullying Answers

Parents of children attending Buford Middle School are demanding school official stake action after 12-year-old Cecilia Hernandez was attacked by other Buford students on the downtown mall last weekend. Hernandez’s mother Pamela says she had been trying for months to do something about what she calls a pattern of bullying at Buford. A spokesperson for…Continue Reading

City Hall On The Hunt

Charlottesville has sent out a survey in its search for as new city manager. The survey asks city residents what qualities they would like to see in the next candidate to fill that role. The survey is available online until November 9th at surveymonkey.com. The search process itself is expected to go into February.Continue Reading

Martha’s Market Comes To John Paul Jones Arena

The 25th annual Martha’s Market is underway this weekend at the John Paul Jones Arena. The market transforms the arena into a shopping experience featuring more than 80 diverse vendors. Martha’s Market is put together by the Women’s Committee of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Fifteen percent of each purchase will go towards women’s healthcare programs…Continue Reading