Jimmy LaRoue

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Jimmy LaRoue is the public safety reporter for The Virginia Gazette. He has worked for Virginia newspapers in Woodstock, Waynesboro and Louisa as well as in Elizabeth City, NC.

Recent Articles

  • Busch Gardens reveals virtual reality attraction for 2018

    Busch Gardens reveals virtual reality attraction for 2018

    Busch Gardens has unveiled the name of its new virtual reality attraction coming in spring 2018, along with more details. According to a Busch Gardens news release, the attraction will be called “Battle for Eire — Action VR Ride,” which will feature a fierce fairy warrior, named Addie, who will...

  • Dominion outlines claims procedure for residents affected by power surge

    Dominion outlines claims procedure for residents affected by power surge

    Grove and Kingsmill residents whose homes sustained damage as a result of the Sept. 20 power surge can file a claim with Dominion Energy, an official announced at a James City County board of supervisors work session Wednesday. David Vanderbloemen, the director of regional operation centers, emergency...

  • Alpacas are a way of life at Foxwire Farms

    Alpacas are a way of life at Foxwire Farms

    John Ballentine isn't afraid of the work. During a winter storm that kept the workers from the nearly 200-acre Fox Wire Farm from getting to work, he and his wife pulled 48-hour shifts to keep the farm running. But sensing a problem in need of a solution, Ballentine has taken about 15 acres of...

  • Colonial Williamsburg names general contractor for $40 million Art Museums expansion

    Colonial Williamsburg names general contractor for $40 million Art Museums expansion

    Colonial Williamsburg’s Art Museums $40 million expansion is scheduled to begin this week now that it has named the general contractor for the two-year project. In a news release, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation named W.M. Jordan Company of Newport News as the general contractor for the Art...

  • New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

    New scares for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

    Busch Gardens passholders were in the Halloween spirit on the opening night of Busch Gardens’ 19th Howl-O-Scream last Friday, even as many were in T-shirts and shorts as temperatures reached the mid-80s. Still, once inside the park’s new Howl-O-Scream attractions — FrostBite and the new escape...

  • Dominion says software problem caused power surge

    Dominion says software problem caused power surge

    An extensive power surge in the Grove and Kingsmill areas on Wednesday resulted in more than 40 calls to the James City County Fire Department and four fires, according to a fire department official. Dominion Power spokeswoman Bonita Billingsley Harris said Friday afternoon that they had identified...

  • Road Trip Masters show filming in Williamsburg region

    Road Trip Masters show filming in Williamsburg region

    Nick Kessler, co-host of Road Trip Masters, said the Williamsburg region was ripe for rediscovery, and along with co-host Brian Fulmer, they set about doing so. The duo began filming in the region Friday and will wrap up Saturday. Season 1 of the show aired in 2016, and Season 2, which will include...

  • Official: New Jamestown-Scotland Ferry boat to be ready by spring 2018

    Official: New Jamestown-Scotland Ferry boat to be ready by spring 2018

    The newest boat for the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will be known as the Powhatan, according to a Commonwealth Transportation Board news release. and it will be ready to sail in the spring. Pocahontas was the most recent ferry boat, which was built in 1995, according to the release. The board’s naming...

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