BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech's next president is set to make a debut. The university announced Thursday that the Board of Visitors will name a successor Friday to President Charles Steger (STEE'-gur). He announced his retirement in June but agreed to remain at Blacksburg until the university's 16th president was selected.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The nation's first elected black governor says the world lost "a moral giant" and he lost a friend with the death of Nelson Mandela. Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder met several times with Mandela over the years. He says Mandela was always grateful that in 1990, Wilder made Virginia the first state to impose economic sanctions on South Africa because of apartheid.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Anheuser-Busch says it will invest $10 million in its Williamsburg brewery to help expand its packaging operation. The company announced the investment Thursday.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A co-owner of the Mars candy company has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a fatal crash. A Loudoun County judge Thursday ordered Jacqueline Mars to pay a $2,500 fine and suspended her license for six months. The judge could have sentenced Mars to a year in jail on the misdemeanor charge, but the victim's relatives asked the judge not to incarcerate her. They say they have forgiven Mars.
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