Sales tax holiday is set for the first weekend in August
Virginia's sales tax holiday is just around the corner for those preparing for the upcoming school year or just looking to refresh their wardrobe or stock up on office supplies.
Many clothing items, footwear, and school and office supplies will be sales tax-free from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3.
During the three-day event, most school supplies that cost $20 or less each, as well as clothing items and shoes priced at $100 or less, will be exempt from Virginia's 5.3-percent state and local sales tax.
Spending $500 on qualifying items during the sales tax holiday would save the consumer $26.50 on exempt purchases.
Ferrum man faces up to 20 years for selling steroids
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Ferrum man faces up to 20 years in prison for illegally distributing anabolic steroids on two occasions.
Joseph Jason Denoto, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to distribution of Testosterone Cypionate on Oct. 10, 2013, and Nandrolone Decanoate on Oct. 17, 2013.