Scandal-plagued Democratic Delegate Joe Morrissey has made a bold move in an effort to keep his seat despite copping to a misdemeanor sex offense involving a minor. Photo: Scott Elmquist

Delegate Jailbird: Joe Morrissey attempts to make history

Odd Dominion is an unabashedly liberal, bi-monthly op-ed column covering Virginia politics. We are not normally overflowing with good cheer this time of year, for one simple reason: Nothing ever freakin’ happens! We’re usually stuck covering something indescribably dull, like Governor Terry McAuliffe’s latest budget proposal. (Did you know that he’s still in favor of […]

The folks behind Blue Mountain bought South Street Brewery and reopened it in November with a new look and menu. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Come and gone: The year in food in rhyme

Food is love. Food is happiness. And, once a year, food inspires us to conjure our inner poet and present to you a list of the year’s openings and closings—entirely in rhyme. It wasn’t a great year for restaurants downtown: Five Guys, El Puerto and Song Song’s, all down. Plus, we said bye to Peking […]

Dominion has submitted details of an alternative route for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline (in red), but officials have made it clear that they intend to stick to an eastern route (in blue), which cuts through Nelson County. Image courtesy Dominion

As Dominion makes the case for its pipeline to feds, locals say they’ll keep fighting it

Dominion’s plans for a 550-mile natural gas pipeline through Virginia are marching ahead, and with the release of the company’s first reports to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), anti-pipeline activists in Nelson County are finding more reasons to rally opposition to the multi-billion-dollar project. The federal approval process requires companies to file a dozen […]