Friday, April 11 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:25:08 GMT
The 2014 season for the Flying Squirrels is under way and many of us are itching to get back to ball field. Both of Alison Brown's sons love the sport, but she isn't going to pay full price for her familyMore >>
The 2014 season for the Flying Squirrels is under way and many of us are itching to get back to ball field.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:09 GMT
Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process. Here are some steps you can take to make your garage saleMore >>
Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process. Here are some steps you can take to make your garage sale more successful.
Thursday, April 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:15:09 GMT
The grocery store is filled with hundreds of snacks, but did you know you can make those same items cheaper, healthier and in just minutes? Renae Chiovaro has to feed herself, her husband and two growingMore >>
The grocery store is filled with hundreds of snacks, but did you know you can make those same items cheaper, healthier and in just minutes?More >>
Friday, March 28 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:15:05 GMT
Healthcare does not come cheap, and to make matters more frustrating, the cost is different everywhere you go. When frequent ear infections derailed little Amos McGrew, his parents arranged for ear tubes.More >>
Healthcare does not come cheap, and to make matters more frustrating, the cost is different everywhere you go.More >>
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How much do you pay for cable TV? You may love your must-watch TV shows, movies, sports, and news channels...but do you love the ever-rising costs to watch them?
Analysts expect the average pay-TV bill to hit $123 per month by 2015, then $200 by 2020. That's why Serena Appiah is among the "cord cutters" now watching TV and movies via the internet.
There are plenty of online options: Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, and HBO Go, all being viewed on smart TVs, smart phones, computers and tablets.
Many cost as little as $6 to $8 a month - a few dollars per show. A few more for movies, with free options, too.
The hookup is relatively easy. With a streaming device or an HD antenna costing less than $100, analysts estimate one to two million homes "cut the cord" each year.
Serena still pays for internet and those content providers but without cable.
The challenges? Costs per provider, per show or movie add up...and you have to search, maybe wait, for shows, meaning you're gonna spend a lot more time and you may not save as much money as you want.
Technical problems? You could be on your own. Getting news and sports is hard - cable companies say they offer a better value.
The video streaming services provide a small sampling of the video that's available through cable.
Each streaming service varies with what programs it offers, so check with the provider and try it before you buy it.
Hulu and Netflix both offer a free one-month subscription so you can decide if either will work for you.
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:12:45 GMT
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George County. The accident, involving a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle, occurred in the southboundMore >>
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George County.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:11:27 GMT
Officials are investigating an accident on the 11000 block of Riverway Road, near the Beach Road intersection in Chesterfield, that occurred around 11 p.m. Friday evening. Chesterfield police were calledMore >>
Chesterfield police were called to the scene after a neighbor reported hearing "screeching tires" and what sounded like a car accident.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:45:58 GMT
A brush fire ignited in Chesterfield Saturday. Firefighters say the fire started near the irongate subdivision off of route 10 in Chesterfield. When crews arrived on the scene after 5:30p.m., 2-4 acresMore >>
Firefighters said the flames broke out near the Irongate subdivision. When units arrived on scene after 5:30 p.m., we're told approximately 2-4 acres were burning. More >>
He was once a stranger to Anna Majure -- just a man behind her in the drive-through at a local fast food restaurant on Forest Drive. But in a split second, Clark McCarthy went from stranger to savior.More >>