Evan Jones

Poplar Forest is the private retreat that Thomas Jefferson built in Bedford County, and it will mark Independence Day with activities reflecting life in Jefferson’s time. It includes music and performances that might be seen and heard in the late 1700’s and plenty of activities for children. The event at Poplar Forest begins at 11:00 this morning. A reading of the Declaration of Independence is scheduled for 1:30. Click here for directions and more information.

Governor McDonnell will hold a ceremonial bill signing this morning in Richmond, marking a new law providing stronger penalties for underage drinking and driving. The law takes effect Friday. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.

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Electronic phone answering systems may become a campaign issue this fall in the race for Roanoke County Commissioner of the Revenue. It was certainly issue number one as a potential challenger announced her candidacy. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has more.

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The ribbon is cut — now The Patrick Henry has about three weeks to get ready for the first tenants to move in.   The person charged with finding tenants for the restored historic building is about to undertake an entirely new and virtually unique responsibility when it opens next month. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.

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