RICHMOND (AP) — Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s conservative activist attorney general, formally became the Republican gubernatorial nominee by acclamation Saturday in a noisy voice vote at a statewide GOP convention dominated for the first time by the tea party activists who adore him.
Ken Cuccinelli and the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, E.W. Jackson, and attorney general, state Sen. Mark Obenshain, in the November election will make a campaign stop in Martinsville on Monday.
The three will be at the Dutch Inn at 5:45 p.m. as part of the statewide fly-around following their nomination at the Republican Party convention Saturday in Richmond.
The Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) museum and multicultural center will open Monday.
The museum, in the former Imperial Savings and Loan building at 211 Fayette St., Martinsville, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and Saturdays by appointment for the next two weeks, according to Curtis Millner, chairman of the FAHI board.
Now in its fourth year, a retreat held locally for military men and women who were wounded in battle has outgrown one location and moved to Fairy Stone State Park.
The retreat for wounded warriors was organized by Fred “Russ” Russell of Newport News. The three past retreats he has organized largely have taken place at Russell’s home away from home on Lacky Hill Road in Bassett. But for the fourth retreat, being held this weekend, Russell needed more room.