Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Thursday, January 15, 2009
“It’s been crazy,” yelled one worker from a distance who was struggling to keep the double line of cars moving this past Saturday and Sunday. This two-day recycling event was offered free to the public to help the region with the proper disposal and recycling of electronic waste. Vehicles with trunks full of computers, stereos, and TV’s were lined up to the Civic Center entrance at one point. You could even spot some of the old TV consoles sitting out by the trailers. Forklifts were trying to keep the pile from stacking up as they hurriedly moved the old electronic equipment into parked tractor-trailers. By far old computer equipment outnumbered all other electronic waste
Cox Communications, Roanoke City, Synergy recycling, Hollins University, Fastsigns, and “Got Junk” teamed up to sponsor the event.
At other times residents can take their e-waste to Goodwill Industries. They accept at no charge computer systems, working or non-working; accessories and peripherals that attach to the computer, cell phones, PDAs, working TVs, packaged software, and electronic games. Special handling fees apply to computer monitors, when not donated as a complete system and non-working TVs.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Local Events