The VirginiaBusiness.com Top Five
The top trending stories on VirginiaBusiness.com from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15 included the news that Gov. Ralph Northam had tested positive for the coronavirus, exhibiting mild, coldlike symptoms.
- Daily Press office set to close in Newport News — Tribune Publishing Co. told newspaper employees it planned to close the newsroom by Sept. 30, shifting to remote work. (Sept. 15)
- VDOT OKs work to begin on $3.8B Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion — Scheduled for completion in 2025, the largest roadways project in state history receives the final green light. (Sept. 17)
- Gov. Northam, first lady test positive for COVID-19 — The couple tested positive after a member of the Executive Mansion staff contracted the coronavirus. (Sept. 25)
- Central Va. sales, use tax rate increases — The sales and use tax rate in Central Virginia rose to 6% as of Oct. 1. (Sept. 22)
- Liberty pays Falwell two years’ base salary in severance deal — The Christian university paid its former chancellor and president, Jerry Falwell Jr., more than $2 million, based on previous financial disclosures. (Sept. 29)