The Chambers of Commerce in four localities want no more delay in building the western bypass. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the same groups in Lynchburg, Danville and Roanoke. They sent a letter to Governor McAuliffe and Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne saying the western bypass will improve safety and access. The Chambers say the environmental impacts can and will be managed properly. They want the McAuliffe administration to proceed without delay.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.
Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.