The annual report has been issued on how Shenandoah National Park helps the economy. The National Park Service says one million visitors last year spent over $72 million in surrounding communities, supporting 889 jobs. The report says $10 came back for every $1 invested in the National Park Service. But the figures are lower than they were in 2012 due to the two-week federal government shutdown in October 2013. Most visitor spending was for lodging followed by food and gasoline. The most jobs supported were in the restaurant industry.
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The State Bar has reprimanded a former Culpeper prosecutor for statements he made during a capital murder trial.
The State Police investigation into the Martese Johnson case is complete and has been sent on.
The annual Citizen Survey shows Albemarle County residents continue to rate their quality of life very high.