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Artist Kehinde Wiley, best known for painting President Obama’s official portrait, has announced his first large-scale public sculpture. And Virginia will ultimately be its home. The piece is modeled after one of the Richmond’s Confederate monuments.


The gun issue is about to take center stage in Virginia politics as advocates on both sides will try to influence the outcome of a special session next month.

But, the campaign contributions on the issue may surprise you.

Izaak Hagy

An organization seeking to hold big oil accountable for global warming estimates it will cost more than $31 billion for Virginia to protect coastal communities from sea-level rise.

Jeff Bossert/Radio IQ

Floyd, Virginia has long been known for its arts scene, particularly live music.  But residents, businesses, and visitors also know the rural mountain town offers something they may not see elsewhere–internet that’s as good or better than what they’ve used in many densely populated cities.

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Thousands of students flow into Southwest Virginia for college every year.

A new initiative hopes to stop the "brain drain" as they graduate and leave the area for work.