WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) - President Barack Obama signed into law Scott Rigell's Drywall Safety Act of 2012 Monday.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) on March 19, 2012 and first passed the House on Sept. 19.
On Dec. 21, 2012, Senate passed the bill with an amendment. The final vote took earlier this month, where the House agreed to the amendment.
Rigell is the co-chair of the bi-partisan Contaminated Drywall Bill which would create a labeling system so any more contaminated drywall could be traced directly to the manufacturer. It would also set a limit on the amount of sulfur in drywall.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.